PD Day – Friday, November 18, 2016

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day this Friday – Friday, November 18, 2016. There will be no school for WRDSB students. All elementary, secondary and designated early childhood educator (DECE) employee groups will spend their morning in professional development sessions, focusing on assessing, reflecting, and developing the School Improvement Plan for […]

Ontario’s Education Minister learns with WRDSB students

On May 6, Southwood Secondary School (SSS) and Cedar Creek Public School students met with Ontario’s Minister of Education at rare Charitable Research Reserve who was eager to learn more about this new environmental mentorship program they were involved with. Last year through the WRDSB Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) Environment program, students from Southwood […]

Forest Hill PS retires special Spirit Day jerseys

At Forest Hill Public School, students and staff have enjoyed some pretty amazing Spirit Days. In Room 1, their Sport Jersey Spirit Day has always had a special twist. Every year, the class’ Grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Lord, brings in about 10 jerseys she has at home for some of her students who either forgot or just […]

SJAM helps eliminate barriers with Charity Begins at Home

At Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM), everyone believes that all students have the right to access all programs and experiences regardless of their financial situation. To help level the playing field, SJAM student council and staff have developed a charitable program called, Charity Begins at Home. This initiative raises money and distributes the […]

Retired WRDSB principal receives Music in the Community award

Congratulations to retired Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) elementary Principal Rhonda Kran on receiving the 2015 Laurier Centre for Music in the Community Award of Recognition. This award recognizes an individual who extends their leadership to embrace music making for the good of the community. Since the early 1990s, Rhonda began her Kodaly Choral […]

WRDSB top fundraising team for Downtown MudPuppy Chase

WRDSB Education Centre staff joined together and participated in the 10th annual Downtown MudPuppy Chase, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Grand River. The weather and running conditions were perfect and it was a great day for Board staff to come together to support local charities. The WRDSB team was the top fundraising team and the […]

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 […]

WRDSB Chief Information Officer recognized by U.S. Department of Education

In 2013, WRDSB Chief Information Officer Mark Carbone participated in various professional development activities as part of the U.S. Department of Education 2013 Connected Educator Month. One of the activities included an opportunity to complete an interview and submit documentation about our Board’s CATC Camp and CATC connections program along with information about the WRDSB Futures Forum Program. […]

WRDSB teacher wins ETFO Rainbow Visions award

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) has awarded Debbie Samson, a teacher at Sunnyside Senior Public School, with the Rainbow Visions award at the 2014 Annual Meeting for her work in establishing one of the first gay-straight alliances (GSA) in Ontario middle schools. For 20 years, Debbie has been an advocate of social justice and […]

WRDSB Chief Information Officer recognized by Huffington Post

On January 16, The Huffington Post announced their Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015, and we are pleased to announce that our very own chief information officer (CIO), Mark Carbone, has made the list! Based on his knowledge, connectivity and collaboration with social media tools, he has been categorized as a must-follow social […]

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