News & Announcements

Marking Children’s Mental Health Week

May 5-11 is Children’s Mental Health Week across Ontario. This important week allows us to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and the need to support our childrens’ mental health. Supporting mental health and well-being Having our students experience a caring learning environment that addresses their well-being is important to us. We […]

Recognizing the 89th Annual Education Week

Education Week (May 6-10) provides us with an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the incredible work that happens in our schools every day and all that public education offers to our students – each and every one. We want to recognize the extraordinary work each of our educators, staff members and trustees do as we […]

Award Recognizes WRDSB Superintendent’s Contribution and Dedication to Education

Sitting in her office adorned with memories from her career at the Waterloo Region District School Board, Coordinating Superintendent Lila Read reflected on the path that led her to this position. When she started nearly 25 years ago as a continuing education night school teacher, she never would have predicted she would end up where […]

The Tim Walker Memorial Awards for Environmental Stewardship go to…

In a world where global warming, climate change and the reduction of waste is the collective concern of many politicians, activists, and scholars, our staff and students are working hard to do their part to make a difference. To honour the life of secondary school teacher, Tim Walker, and his contributions to education and environmental […]

Galt CI Outdoor Amphitheatre Public Consultation

The Waterloo Region District School Board is hosting a public consultation meeting about the future of the outdoor amphitheatre at Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) in Cambridge. Students, parents/guardians, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend the in-person session for a conversation around the past, present, and future of the site. WHEN: Wednesday, […]

Planting the Roots of Reconciliation

Under a bright and warm sun, more than 140 students, staff, families and members of the community came together on Monday, April 22 at the Blair Outdoor Education Centre for a reconciliation tree planting and ecological restoration in honour of Earth Day. The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of the WRDSB Indigenous Learning Team and helped to raise funds for land-based Indigenous education.

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WANTED: Performers for #WeSingOCanada

It’s time to thaw out from the cold, warm up those vocal cords (or fingers), and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. We are looking for performances […]

Cooking Up French Language Skills at Elizabeth Ziegler

The smell of freshly baked cookies and the sound of French music was in the air at Elizabeth Ziegler Public School in Waterloo on April 18, as students were treated to a unique French language learning opportunity. Throughout that week, students from grades one through six had the chance to take part in a cooking class, presented by Chef à l’École, that allowed them to improve their French, along with their baking skills.

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Coordinating Superintendent Scott Lomax Retires from Education

After 31 years of commitment to learning and the well-being of students, Coordinating Superintendent Scott Lomax is preparing to bid farewell to the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and will retire effective June 30, 2019. “Scott’s leadership in education and devotion to our students – each and every one – will be truly missed. […]

A Message Regarding the Attack in San Diego

Over the weekend, the world experienced yet another act of violence. On Saturday, April 27, one person was killed and at least three others were wounded as a result of a terrorist attack at a Synagogue near San Diego, California. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims, their families, and their loved ones, […]

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