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Executive compensation consultation

We are currently inviting our community to give us their views on our proposed plan for compensation for executives in Waterloo Region District School Board. For us to innovate tomorrow by educating today, we need to be able to attract and retain quality leadership so we have developed, in consultation with the Government of Ontario, […]






New school named after Canadian kindergarten pioneer from Kitchener

Kitchener’s newest elementary school will be named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, Janet Metcalfe, who taught in Waterloo region for more than thirty years. Janet Metcalfe Public School, located in Southwest Kitchener at the corner of Seabrook Drive and Amand Drive is scheduled to open in September 2018 for students in Junior Kindergarten to […]






Doon Public School Closed

Doon Public School is closed Friday, November 10. There was a downed live wire across the school’s driveway, and in waiting for response from hydro and to ensure the safety of students, families and staff, the school was closed. The wire has since been removed and hydro is working to restore power. This closure only […]






Congratulations Jeff Gerber

At the recent Canadian Student Leadership Conference, Mr. Gerber was awarded the 2017 Leader of Distinction for his outstanding contributions to student leadership. From all of us at WRDSB and WODSS, we want to congratulate Mr. Gerber on earning this national distinction. Our students are truly fortunate to learn from such an outstanding teacher and […]






Happy Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that early childhood learning sets children up for success. “Research shows that early learning has long-term benefits for a child’s academic and social skills. It can also improve your child’s reading, writing and math skills—in school and in life,” said Elaine Ranney, superintendent for student achievement and […]






Did a white school bus make you do a double take?

Yellow school buses are a common sight in most neighbourhoods across the Region, but have you seen our white school buses? We have used these unique buses for a few years as wheelchair school buses. Our white buses are recognizable by their distinct colour and black lettering across the back that reads School Purpose Vehicle. […]






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Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and every day.

Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]






Huron Heights Powwow

On Friday, Oct. 6, WRDSB hosted our first ever powwow at Huron Heights Secondary School. More than 500 students from WRDSB and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board joined Indigenous dancers, drummers, singers, artists and community members at the event. The project came about thanks to the work of Grade 11 student Maegan Boyter-Mandawoub. “I’m […]






Canadian Student Leaders Ignite Innovation at SJAM

The Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) kicked off yesterday at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) with an ice-breaking carnival and fun-filled opening gala. As the school day ended for SJAM students, who will attend school remotely for the next three days via online learning, the school began to fill with more than 1,000 […]






Students: update your password before October 1

All secondary students must update their password before September 30, 2017. If you don’t change your password your current password will expire and you will no longer be able to access WRDSB services including your Chromebook, eLearning and MyWay. For security reasons, WRDSB requires all users to reset their password every 90 days. Over the […]






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