Tag: Elmira District Secondary School

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary recipients

At our May 28 Board Meeting, ten high school students were awarded the 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary. Each year, Linda Fabi, our former director of education, hands out the award to its recipients and shares a little bit about their post-secondary journey with our trustees and senior team. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to […]

Collaboration and innovation through coding

On January 12, the hallways of Desire2Learn (D2L) were buzzing with students eager to share their coding creations. Three classes from two high schools (Cameron Heights CI and Elmira District SS) and one elementary school (Park Manor PS) were invited to a Tech Fair at D2L’s head office. They proudly demonstrated the apps they had […]

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, 2016

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 […]

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