Mental Health Resources

In one way or another, we have all been affected by the news of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day seems to bring something that changes the landscape, and creates heightened anxiety. At the same time, it is important to notice how the world has come together in collective response, and how leaders are stepping forward, […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

As you may have heard in the news, Netflix released the second season of 13 Reasons Why on May 18, 2018. This is a popular series and we anticipate that many young people may watch the show. Some of the content could be potentially triggering for some teens who are more vulnerable at this time. […]

Flying the Pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Director’s #WeAreWRDSB Town Hall

On February 21, 2017, John Bryant, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) director of education, and Scott McMillian, chair of the Board of Trustees, hosted the first ever Director’s Town Hall meeting at the Education Centre and welcomed more than 85 people to the event. Parents, students, staff, caregivers, and community members had the […]

Friday, November 13 is a PA Day

Friday, November 13 is a Professional Activity Day for teachers. There will be no school for students. Elementary The morning of the PA Day, teachers will spend time in a staff meeting, focusing on student achievement and well-being. The afternoon is reserved for parent-teacher interviews. Teachers will be meeting with parents of children for whom […]

Mental Health & Well-Being

What does mental health and well-being have to do with school? “Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” […]