News & Announcements

Congratulations Tania Bumstead

On May 7, Tania Bumstead was presented with the Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence in STEM. Tania has been teaching for the past 18 years and is currently a teacher at Vista Hills Public School. She is an innovative teacher who believes in teaching students to be equipped for the future, whatever that may bring. […]

Sun Safety

It may have taken longer than expected, but spring has finally arrived in Waterloo region. We know that many parents and students are excited to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous weather. But before we head outside, our friends at the Region of Waterloo want to remind us of some important sun safety tips to […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

May 7 – 13th marks Children’s Mental Health Week across Ontario. This is an important week where we are able to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and the need to support our kids’ mental health. Wear It Wednesday To show support and raise awareness of children’s mental health, the Canadian Mental Health […]

Congratulations Lorie Guest

Congratulations to Bluevale CI’s Business Studies Department Head, Lorie Guest, on winning the prestigious Hillmer Award. This award is presented annually by the Ontario Business Educators’ Association to recognize a career-long contribution to education that focuses on professional leadership within the school, Board, community and throughout the province. This is the highest honour awarded to […]

The Kindness Project at Empire PS

Abdelrahman is an Empire Public School student who wants to share kindness wth the whole school. A couple of months ago, Abdelrahman and his teacher had a conversation about kindness where he wished that everyone was a little bit kinder towards one another. From this conversation, they came up with the idea to create Kindness […]

Join the Parent Involvement Committee

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is now accepting applications until June 1st. PIC invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for positions on the committee. The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed […]

Congratulations Scott McKenzie

We want to congratulate Scott McKenzie on winning the 2018 Innovator Award for Classroom Educator. Scott McKenzie is a Grade 3/4 teacher at New Dundee Public School. He strongly believes that all children should feel successful at school, and he utilizes technology to meet the needs of each and every student in his classroom. This […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning takes place annually on April 28. This weekend schools throughout Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as at the Education Centre, will be flying flags at half-mast in dedication to the memory of thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related […]

May 4 is a P.D. Day

Please note that there is no school on Friday, May 4, 2018 for students so that our staff are able to participate in important learning and training opportunities. All Extended Day Programs will operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The professional development for elementary teachers is being planned by the elementary Teachers’ Federation of […]

Developing resiliency in our kids

“Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and move forward. Many refer to this as “bouncing back” from challenges.” – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  We all experience challenges or go through times of change. Learning how to cope in these situations will help kids manage […]

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