News & Announcements

A Personal Path to Reconciliation

This year, students in Ed Piva’s Grade 8 class at Linwood Public School studied The Secret Path, learning about the journey Chanie Wenjack took 50 years ago. Chanie Wenjack died at 12 years old while walking the 400 miles home to his family after he was taken away from them and became a student at […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) […]

UPDATE: Hold and Secure at St Jacobs Public School

Hold and secure has now been lifted at the direction of Waterloo Regional Police. St Jacobs Public School has been placed into a hold and secure at the direction of Waterloo Regional Police. Students will not be released from the school until the police have lifted the hold and secure. All students and staff are […]

A New Home for the Mavericks

The official opening of Janet Metcalfe PS brought together students, staff, families and special guests to celebrate the 121st school in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Janet Metcalfe PS opened its doors to students and staff for the first time in September 2018. The school is home to 550 students from Junior Kindergarten to […]

WRDSB donates $1 million to The Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation has awarded Waterloo Region District School Board with a $1,000,000 milestone plaque. For the past 28 years, rain or shine, our schools have organized many Terry Fox School Run events, shown their dedication and generosity, and vowed to help put an end to cancer. The plaque is just a small gesture […]

Connecting with Indigenous History Through Art at Sandowne PS ArtsSmarts Program

For six weeks, art teacher Laurie Kraft and French teacher Janet Weber have worked collaboratively to give their students a unique learning experience. Students are working in groups as they finish their latest project, leather medicine pouches.  Some students are punching holes in their small pieces of hide, and others are sewing pieces together. Their […]

You’re Invited to the 2019-2020 Budget Meeting

Join us at our special Committee of the Whole Meeting to discuss the 2019-20 school-year budget. When:    Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Where:   Education Centre, Board Room located at 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener How can you give input? The meeting is open to the public to attend and view. If you wish to provide […]

Classic Car Show Inspires Tech Students at Glenview Park

Revving engines and shining chrome overwhelmed the senses at Glenview Park Secondary School in Cambridge on Friday, May 31, as their almost annual car show got underway. This year’s automotive gathering marks the seventh time this event has taken place at the school as part of an effort to help provide some real-world context, experience […]

Building a Lasting Legacy in Waterloo Region

Thanks to KW Legacy and their scholarship program, eight students received $47,000 in scholarships for their post-secondary education. $5,000 Legacy Scholarship – Ben MacLaurin, Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School $5,000 Legacy Scholarship – Melody Riad, Bluevale Collegiate Institute $5,000 Legacy Scholarship – Kavisha Barran, Huron Heights Secondary School $5,000 Legacy Scholarship – Ashita Bidarkar, Grand River […]

Pride Flag Raising Kicks Off Pride Week at WCI

The raising of the Pride Flag signalled the beginning of Pride Week at Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Monday, June 3. The 10°C weather didn’t cool the spirits of the Vikings who turned out en masse to witness the raising of the flag, don some rainbow facepaint or make a custom button.

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