Tag: student engagement

WT Townshend Students Record Living History of Westmount Nursing Home Residents

What was it like back in the day? This is what a group of Grade 5 and 6 students from W.T. Townshend Public School are finding out as they meet with their Westmount Nursing Home ‘grand-friends’ every other week. WTT Trailblazers come with their list of questions, and work on their best listening and writing skills […]

NFL Super Bowl champion visits New Dundee PS

Back in January, New Dundee Public School partnered with the National Football League (NFL) to pilot the NFL’s Play 60 program – a 28-day fitness program which motivates kids to move more before, during, and after school for at least 60 minutes a day. Staff from NFL Canada came to the school to help kick-off the fitness […]

Bridgeport PS dance-a-thon a huge success

On a cold March day, Bridgeport Public School was dancin’ up a storm inside! For approximately two weeks before their big dance-a-thon, Bridgeport PS students collected pledges to help off-set the cost of a new projector screen for their gymnasium and to provide additional resources for student learning. The fundraiser was a huge success and the […]

Come borrow a book at your child’s school library

Did you know that you and your child can visit our school libraries and sign out books before your little one starts in September? We are inviting our families to use their school’s library, once their child has been registered for Kindergarten. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to become familiar with […]

WODSS students interview Ontario’s Education Minister

Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School (WODSS) had the unique privilege of having Ontario’s Minister of Education visit their school to talk more about the Free Tuition announcement the Government of Ontario announced earlier this month. Before the Minister Liz Sandals addressed the media and guests, Miss Jackson’s Grade 11 TV Studio Production class had the opportunity to […]

WRDSB continues exciting work on new strategic plan

The exciting work on a renewed Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Strategic Direction and Plan continued on February 26 and 27, 2016. All WRDSB trustees and senior staff met for a second time to continue the development of renewed vision for the Board that allows us to best serve our students. The innovative space at […]

Lackner Woods PS spreads the gift of giving

Staff and students at Lackner Woods Public School know the importance of helping others, which is why they were involved in a week-long charitable event called, Week of Giving. The holiday season can be hard for many families and individuals in the Waterloo Region, so they decided to do what they can to help those in need. […]

Laurelwood PS impacts community with their Week of Giving

For 18 years, Laurelwood Public School has supported the Waterloo Region by participating in their annual Week of Giving campaign. The tradition first started when, then, vice-principal Wendy Brum saw an opportunity to directly make a difference in the Region, and to teach students the importance of giving back. This campaign has had such an impact on past […]

Laurelwood PS learns to unlearn. failure

Students from Laurelwood Public School rushed through the library doors to support their school’s leadership group, P.E.E.R. (Peer-led Educating and Empowering Resource). The members of P.E.E.R. hosted their 3rd annual unlearn. Open House and invited students in Grade 5 – 8, staff and parents to participate. This year’s theme was “Resilience to Failure” with hopes […]

Williamsburg PS pumpkin partnership with Sobeys

It truly wouldn’t be fall without a little pumpkin fun! The students in 34 classes at Williamsburg Public School put their artistic, creative minds together and decorated pumpkins, thanks to Sobeys – Fischer Hallman! As part of a classroom challenge activity, students and staff brainstormed concepts and researched ideas that would most likely grab the […]

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