A New Home for the Mavericks

The official opening of Janet Metcalfe PS brought together students, staff, families and special guests to celebrate the 121st school in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Janet Metcalfe PS opened its doors to students and staff for the first time in September 2018. The school is home to 550 students from Junior Kindergarten to […]

Suggest a mascot for the new Groh PS

In September 2017, Groh Public School will open its doors for the first time to students and the community. Part of creating a school community is building an identity and sense of belonging within the school. We are inviting all members of our community to help us select a school mascot by filling out the form […]

Groundbreaking held for Chicopee Hills PS

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) broke ground on its newest elementary school on Monday to serve the Chicopee Hills community. Trustees and staff together with BJC Architects Inc. and Tambro Construction were on-site to celebrate the momentous and long-awaited occasion. A special thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Education for their continued support and […]

Ministry of Education announces $23 million in capital funding

This afternoon, at Ryerson Public School in Cambridge, the Ministry of Education announced $23 million dollars in capital funding for the Waterloo Region District School Board. The announcement, part of a $12 billion dollar investment from the province over 10 years, is to help build new schools in areas of high growth and to improve the […]

Class is in session at our newest schools

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! The first day of school is always exciting, and the start of this new school year is no different…especially when your first day is in a brand new, shiny school. As our students, staff and families take their first steps into their new schools, it marks the beginning […]

Groundbreaking ceremony for Groh PS

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, WRDSB staff, trustees, the Ministry of Education, and construction staff celebrated the construction of our newest elementary school with a sod turning! The new school, located on Thomas Slee Drive in south Kitchener, was named Groh Public School in November 2015. The school name relates to the Groh family, who […]

Help us Suggest a Mascot for Vista Hills PS!

Vista Hills PS is our newest elementary school, set to open this September. We are looking for suggestions for the school mascot, and we want your input! We invite all members of our community to help us suggest our mascot by filling out the form on the Vista Hills PS website. School staff will select […]

Trustees name new south Kitchener school

At the Committee of the Whole Meeting held November 23, 2015, trustees approved the name of the new south Kitchener elementary school. The new school located on Thomas Slee Drive, will be named Groh Public School. The name relates to the Groh family, who were one of the first to settle in the region. Harold Groh […]

Help us Name our New Kitchener Elementary School!

In 2017, we will open a new elementary school on Thomas Slee Drive, in the Doon area of south Kitchener. We invite all members of our community help us name this school by filling out the form below. A committee made up of Kitchener trustees, the area superintendent, communications staff and the principal will select […]

Turning sod for the new Riverside PS

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Riverside Public School site on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Representative from the WRDSB, Region of Waterloo, Kingsland + Architects, and Tambro Construction, along with local dignitaries were all on-site to celebrate the reconstruction. The new JK – 6 school will be built […]

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