Tag: Elmira District Secondary School

Elmira District Secondary School’s Team 4917 finished ninth at robotic world championships






The Elmira District Secondary School robotics squad, Team 4917, competed with more than 400 teams from around the world in St. Louis last month at the FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship. The team was part of the alliance that came home with a ninth overall finish at the world championships. The Elmira robotic team is one of two teams in Waterloo Region District School Board and is ranked in the top 60 of the world.

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Take our Kids to Work Day is November 2






Take Our Kids to Work day is a program designed for Grade 9 students to experience “A day in the life” of a profession or workplace. The goal of the program is to help Grade 9 students to make connections between school and the world of work, as they begin to think about possible career […]

EDSS open on Tuesday, February 2, 2016






The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work closely with the Waterloo Regional Police Service regarding the ongoing investigation related to Elmira District Secondary School. The decision was made to close the school on February 1, out of the concern and well-being of an unidentified individual who contacted school administrators over the weekend. The […]

EDSS Closed Monday, February 1, 2016






Due to an unforeseen circumstance related to Elmira District Secondary School (EDSS), and an ongoing police investigation, the school will be closed on Monday, February 1st, 2016. Information updates will be shared through the school and the Waterloo Region District School Board websites, and Waterloo Regional Police Service. There will be no bus transportation to […]

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is November 4






On the first Wednesday of November every year, The Learning Partnership holds Take Our Kids to Work™ day. More than 250,000 Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. This event allows students to experience and explore the world of work as they begin to consider possible career paths. The 21st annual […]

WRDSB high schools celebrate Reach As High As You Can Day






“You will never know how high you can reach, how far you can go, how much you can do until you try. ~ Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. ~ You just might surprise yourself and surpass your original goal. Reach as high as you can!” (National Calendar Day, 2015). April 14 is National […]

Explore skilled trades through Co-operative Education






WHAT IS OYAP? The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and experience apprenticeship skilled trade career opportunities, starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12, through the Cooperative Education program. Students can become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in […]

Elmira District SS receives Woolwich Community Fund grant






Over the last few weeks, the Grade 10 Construction class at Elmira District Secondary School (EDSS) has been building benches in the front “U” for community use. Last fall, Mrs. Gaudet, her Environmental Science students, and Landscape Ontario volunteers redid the landscaping around the front area of the school. Almost all of the trees that fill the […]

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is November 5






On the first Wednesday of November every year, The Learning Partnership holds Take Our Kids to Work™ day. More than 250,000 grade nine students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. This event allows students to experience and explore the world of work as they begin to consider possible career paths. Take Our Kids […]

An Abundance of Talent — “Artrium” Contest Winners






The WRDSB is so proud of our students who entered the “Artrium” Student Art Display contest at the Education Centre. Each work submitted showed immense talent from our students. We want to congratulate all students that entered this contest for their hard work and dedication! This year Curry’s Art Store selected Wei Qi, a student […]

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