Two WRDSB Teachers Receive Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Two Waterloo Region District School Board teachers received Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM. Aleda Klassen of Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Calvin Van Eek of Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School were recognized by the Prime Minister for their dedication and commitment to teaching and their students. The Prime Minister’s Awards for […]

Award Recognizes Forest Heights Student’s Work Opening Minds Through Art

Art is opening minds and bringing generations together in Kitchener, thanks to the dedication and passion of students, teachers and facilitators. The efforts of Lillian Hyatt, a Grade 9 Forest Heights Collegiate Institute student, in particular, have garnered special attention. At the 22nd Annual Kitchener Youth Action Council Awards, Hyatt won the Intergenerational Award for […]

Award Recognizes WRDSB Superintendent’s Contribution and Dedication to Education

Sitting in her office adorned with memories from her career at the Waterloo Region District School Board, Coordinating Superintendent Lila Read reflected on the path that led her to this position. When she started nearly 25 years ago as a continuing education night school teacher, she never would have predicted she would end up where […]

Congratulations Tania Bumstead

On May 7, Tania Bumstead was presented with the Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence in STEM. Tania has been teaching for the past 18 years and is currently a teacher at Vista Hills Public School. She is an innovative teacher who believes in teaching students to be equipped for the future, whatever that may bring. […]

Congratulations Scott McKenzie

We want to congratulate Scott McKenzie on winning the 2018 Innovator Award for Classroom Educator. Scott McKenzie is a Grade 3/4 teacher at New Dundee Public School. He strongly believes that all children should feel successful at school, and he utilizes technology to meet the needs of each and every student in his classroom. This […]

Blue Spruce Award Nominee, Carolyn Mills

Congratulations to Laurentian Public School’s very own Carolyn Mills on being nominated for 2018 Blue Spruce Award. Her picture book, The Little Boy Who Lived Down The Drain, has been nominated for this annual distinction through the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program. Mills describes The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain as […]

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 […]

OTIP Teaching Awards nominations now open

Do you know a teacher who demonstrates and inspires excellence in their work? Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an OTIP teaching award. Each year the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) jointly sponsor the OTIP Teaching Awards, to recognize teachers […]

Blair Road PS wins Barrday Schools of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Blair Road Public School for winning the 2015 Barrday Schools of Excellence Award! The school has received a $10,000 grant to put one stationary bike in all 15 classrooms. In June, Blair Road PS teacher Jackie Nash-Smowton, who teaches their congregated Learning Disabilities program, won the Barrday Teacher of Excellence award. As part of […]

Bluevale CI receives gold status from Ontario EcoSchools

For the third year in a row, Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) has received the Gold Ontario EcoSchools Award. According to Ontario EcoSchools’ Certification Guide, the gold award “indicates that a school has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing the EcoSchools program and has achieved significant results in each section of certification.” “Visiting your school was a pleasure! You continue […]

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