Day 12: Huron Heights SS surprises the Lessard family

Colleen and Anthony Lessard live in Kitchener with their five children – Paige (13), Lindsay (10), Bryson (9), Lily (6) and Remington (4). Lindsay has Epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is medically fragile, Bryson has educational disabilities, and Lily has mild Cerebral Palsy. A year ago, Lindsay underwent risky […]

WEFI Charitable Golf Tournament a Success

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) held its annual Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) Golf Tournament, and what a great success it was! Donations received directly impacts the lives of at-risk students across our WRDSB schools. One-hundred percent of the funds raised, benefit numerous programs, supporting our students every day – for example, […]

WRDSB top fundraising team for Downtown MudPuppy Chase

WRDSB Education Centre staff joined together and participated in the 10th annual Downtown MudPuppy Chase, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Grand River. The weather and running conditions were perfect and it was a great day for Board staff to come together to support local charities. The WRDSB team was the top fundraising team and the […]

Preston PS shares the spirit of the holidays

Preston Public School is getting in the holidays by donating food and materials to the community. They are giving collected items to The Food Back of Waterloo Region and local shelters. The school did an amazing job at bringing items in; the halls are overflowing! Last week, students brought in food for the food bank. Each day was a different food […]

10 Days of Christmas at J. W. Gerth PS

J. W. Gerth Public School just wrapped up their “10 Days of Christmas” charity drive and the donations were overwhelming! Over the 10 days, their generous families donated the following: 510 food items for the Doon Community Food Collection 175 coats for babies, children and adults for the St. Marks Church outreach program 348 hats, socks and […]

WRDSB shoots and scores for Nutrition for Learning

WRDSB Education Centre staff joined together to host a charity hockey game – perfect for this time of year. In support of Nutrition for Learning, the money raised by this event will help 145 community based breakfast, morning meal and lunch programs impacting over 14,000 children daily. On behalf of the WRDSB, we are excited to be […]

J.W. Gerth PS students participate in Jump Rope for Heart

Once again, the J.W. Gerth Public School community has outdone themselves in contributing to the Jump Rope for Heart campaign.  This year we raised $11,498.26!  What an accomplishment.  As always, thanks everyone, for your generosity and kindness in supporting yet another good cause.  Students and staff had a wonderful time participating in the event, that took place at […]

WRDSB staff take part in race for charity

We are proud to report that the WRDSB was well represented on Sun May 4th at the annual Downtown Mudpuppy Chase. We had numerous school-teams enter, a team comprised of employees, and a huge number of individual entries. We would like to thank all students and staff for your participation, and for your community mindedness. […]