2015-2016 Student Trustee Elections

At the Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 15, the newly elected student trustees for the 2015-16 school year were announced. We are pleased to welcome Ryan Barnes, from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, and Andy Takhar, from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute to the board table! Starting in September, both Ryan and Andy will be entering […]

Four Schools Receive Funding for Environmental Projects

Tim Walker Awards Presented by Student Trustees Four schools received funding to support their environmental projects. The funding was provided as part of the Tim Walker Memorial Awards for Environmental Stewardship, established by the board to honour the life of secondary school teacher Tim Walker, and his commitment to education and environmental initiatives. An adjudication […]

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 […]

WRDSB hosted its 6th annual Employment Fair

On Thursday March 5th, we held our 6th annual Employment Fair for students destined for the workplace after graduation. Twenty-two interviewers from ten local companies were on hand interviewing students for a variety of full-time, part-time and summer positions. Over 60 students from WRDSB secondary schools participated in the event. Counsellors from the Kitchener-Waterloo and […]

Westmount PS students have an APPetite for learning

Westmount Public School has kicked off their apps4learning project with high school students from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School (KCI)! Students in Mr. Lloyd’s Grade 5/6 class came up with app ideas to better help students understand certain concepts that are difficult in school. They met with Mr. Papoutsis’ computer class from KCI and presented the storyboards […]

KCI receives RAIN award for groundwater initiative

Founded in 1999, REEP Green Solutions is an environmental, non-profit organization empowering the Waterloo Region community towards healthier homes and sustainable living. REEP provides the services, tools and programs people need to use energy and water wisely. REEP celebrated their 15th Anniversary at the Victoria Park Pavilion, and Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute (KCI) received a RAIN award. RAIN […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canadian Wildlife Federation rewards KCI’s horticulture class

The horticulture class at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School (KCI) received a $500 cheque from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CFW) as part of their Habitat 2020 school program. The program helps reward schools (or classrooms) across the country that make an important contribution to wildlife in Canada. The money will help carry on the restoration efforts that the […]

Kitchener-Waterloo CI teacher receives recognition award

Congratulations to Patrick Rittinger, who received the 2014 Teacher Recognition Award by the Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. Pat is the sixth teacher to win this award, since it began in 2009. The award celebrates Ontario teachers that “integrate agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curriculum.” Pat adds agricultural information to his grades 10, 11 and 12 green […]

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