News & Announcements

Computer tampering incident at Preston High School

This afternoon, a student at Preston High School allegedly tampered with school computers which resulted in a small fire and a significant amount of smoke.  As a result, some students and staff members may have experienced smoke inhalation.  School administration immediately contacted Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Services, and Waterloo Regional Police. Students were checked […]

Day 1 of 12 days of giving

Day 1: Winter greeting card fundraiser promotes student artwork and success

Get your winter greeting cards today! We called – and talented student artists from across Waterloo Region answered. The Waterloo Region District School Board has officially launched the #Art4WEFI campaign – a winter greeting card fundraiser held in support of the Waterloo Education Foundation Inc (WEFI). The campaign marks the official kick-off to our #12DaysofGiving […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark the day, flags at our buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École […]

Our guide to the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

HeForShe writing contest winners announced

This fall secondary school students from 14 of Waterloo Region District School Board’s high schools entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to write on the personal and public role of allies, within the larger context of gender equity. WRDSB received 85 entries in the three […]

Jayne Herring Elected Chair of the Board

At the 2018 Inagurual Board Meeting, held December 3, trustees elected Jayne Herring as Chair of the Board and Joanne Weston as Vice-Chair. Trustee Herring is starting her first term as trustee, representing Cambridge and North Dumfries and Trustee Weston also begins her first term, serving Kitchener. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude […]

Update: Jacob Hespeler SS in Hold and Secure

Update at 12:55: Waterloo Regional Police have lifted the Hold and Secure. Please be advised that Jacob Hespeler Secondary School is in a Hold and Secure. No one is allowed to enter or exit the building while the school is in a hold and secure. All students and staff are safe inside the school. We will […]

Celebrate the season of giving with the May Court Club

For more than 50 years, the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo has been making a difference in our community. Their team of dedicated volunteers host a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to support women and children in need. Events include; the Christmas Dreams Raffle, Music Night, and Flower Sale. They also operate the May […]

Suddaby PS is an Outstanding Housing Community Leader

The Homelessness Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG) has recognized the work Suddaby PS does for their school community by presenting them with the Outstanding Housing Community Leader Award. The award, presented by HHUG at a National Housing Day announcement, recognizes a group or individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, commitment and dedication to improving the quality […]

Nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open

Do you want to recognize a teacher or educator for their commitment to education and dedication to students? Now is your chance; nominations for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence are now open. You can nominate a teacher or educator in three categories: The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding and innovative […]

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