Students Build Interest in Engineering at Centennial

Students were teaching students at Centennial Public School in Waterloo on Friday, November 22, as University of Waterloo (UW) engineering students led a series of workshops designed to introduce grade 7 and 8 students to concepts in engineering, math and science. Stefan Winkelhage teaches science at Centennial and helped to coordinate the opportunity at the […]

HeForShe writing contest submissions now open

WRDSB is proud to once again join the University of Waterloo to invite students in Grades 9 through 12 to participate in the HeForShe writing competition. This year’s theme will be ALLIES. Allies use their energy and power to call out inequity and amplify the voices of people who share their own lived experiences of […]

Northlake Woods PS helps open Google & meets Canadian Prime Minister

Last week, thirty-two Northlake Woods Public School Grade 7 students had the opportunity to tour Google’s newest Canadian location and meet a very special VIP – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. One of their students, Natasha, was also selected to join the Prime Minister in formally opening Kitchener’s Google location, located in The Breithaupt Block. Before […]

Bluevale CI sweeps electric car challenge at University of Waterloo

The Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) Electric Car team swept the three major awards at the 2015 University of Waterloo (UW) Electric Vehicle Challenge. The BCI team competed against a number of schools from the region and across the province to capture the three titles. This was quite the amazing feat. The UW adjudicators were very impressed […]

Annual PIC family event was a great success

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) hosted their annual family event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’ on Saturday, April 18 at Bluevale Collegiate Institute. They saw record numbers this year with 300 attendees registered. The event kicked off with keynote speaker, Canadian singer, actor and artist, Lesley Andrew. Lesley embraced the audience with a […]

Jacob Hespeler SS teacher receives Beaumier Award

Congratulations to Jacob Hespeler Secondary School teacher Yvonne Clifford who has won the Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada. This National award recognizes excellence in teaching chemistry and Yvonne has proven to be the most deserving recipient. Everyday, she finds new ways to make the world of chemistry […]

Family Science Night at Country Hills PS

For a second year, Country Hills Public School had the privilege of hosting a Family Science Night fully run by the University of Waterloo‘s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ). This program helps introduce youth to the worlds of engineering, science, and technology through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities. Families braved the winter snow and enjoyed a fun […]