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Financial help for students attending university and college in 2017-18






Is your child going to college or university this fall? Make sure they apply for financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)! OSAP now offers more financial support than ever before, including free tuition for hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income students.

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Board appoints new Cambridge trustee






At a special meeting of the board tonight, Waterloo Region District School Board trustees chose Courtney Waterfall, a Cambridge resident, as its newest member.

Trustees voted Waterfall to office as trustee for Cambridge and North Dumfries after Trustee Andrea Mitchell retired in March. Trustee Waterfall will serve on the board until the end of the current board term in 2018.






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We asked. You answered. A review of community feedback during budget






Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work hard with students, staff, parents and caregivers, and community partners, to ensure education and student success is a partnership. This is why we called on you to participate in our annual budget survey, from February 21 to March 10, and provide input on the funding priorities and […]

Tomorrow is a PD Day for Elementary Students






Tomorrow is a Professional Development (PD) day for elementary students. Our secondary schools are open as normal. Extended Day Programs are open for students enrolled in the program. Below is a summary of how elementary teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary teachers will be working on assessments and completing report cards. Designated […]

Pride flag to fly at all WRDSB locations during June






During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, parents/caregivers and community members identify as members of the Rainbow (or LGBTQ+) community.

We’re joined by more than 200 #WRDSB staff and students at this year’s #GSAconference at @bingemans. It’s been an incredible honour to partner with @kwcounselling for 7 years for a day of learning, growth and acceptance. #OK2BME2017 #lgbtq #OK2BME #prideineducation

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Elmira District Secondary School’s Team 4917 finished ninth at robotic world championships






The Elmira District Secondary School robotics squad, Team 4917, competed with more than 400 teams from around the world in St. Louis last month at the FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship. The team was part of the alliance that came home with a ninth overall finish at the world championships. The Elmira robotic team is one of two teams in Waterloo Region District School Board and is ranked in the top 60 of the world.






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Provincial funding to provide renewal, program improvements






Our vision to innovate tomorrow by educating today received a boost this month. As part of the 2017-18 Pupil Accommodation Grant – School Renewal Allocation, provided by the Ministry of Education, to address the cost of repairing and renovating schools and infrastructure, Waterloo Region District School Board will receive approximately $9.8 million.






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“I avoided telling the hockey community.” Brock McGillis shares his story with Laurentian PS students, staff






More than 400 students and staff gathered in the gymnasium at Laurentian Public School to hear Brock McGillis, former Ontario Hockey League player and now public speaker, share his story about his life as a gay, professional hockey player.






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Doon PS student spells his way to Washington DC






Akshansh Ajay Kumar is leaving Doon Public School for the hustle and bustle Washington DC; at least temporarily. Akshansh is competing in the National Spelling Bee this weekend. He’s one of only three students from Ontario to reach the international competition and the only WRDSB student. His journey to Washington started with a spelling bee […]

Reminder: Ottawa Street Reconstruction






A reminder to staff and visitors that road closures are expected surrounding the Education Centre in the near future. It is expected around Thursday, May 25th that Homer Watson Boulevard and Alpine Road will both be closed on the south side of Ottawa Street. They will remain closed for about 14 weeks. This is in addition […]

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