PD Day – Friday, February 3, 2017 (Secondary)

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day tomorrow – Friday, February 3, 2017. There will be no school for secondary students. Secondary Teachers Secondary teachers and administrators will be working on school improvement planning on various topics, including mathematics, student well-being, digital learning, and subject-based topics. They will also have time […]

Director responds to recent terror attack in Quebec

On Monday morning, Canadians woke to news of an attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six people dead, and several others wounded. The Prime Minister called the attack an “act of terror against Canada and all Canadians.” This deplorable act will have an effect on the thousands of students, parents and staff we […]

Innovating tomorrow by educating today

In November, we asked our community to help us define in a single statement what the Waterloo Region District School Board is all about. Over the last year, a big team of dedicated and passionate people in Waterloo region worked together to set a new direction for our public schools with a new strategic plan. […]

Rescheduled meeting for Ministry’s well-being strategy

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/caregivers to participate in an opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Ministry of Education on a very important topic – student well-being. Student well-being is one of four connected goals in the province’s renewed vision for education – Achieving Excellence. Students with a sense of well-being thrive and […]

Supporting mental health initiatives with Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and we are encouraging our entire WRDSB community to participate with us. Back in 2011, Bell started a campaign leveraging the popularity of social media. Over the years, it has grown to be internationally recognized with more than $79 million being donated to Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations. Participating […]

Let’s Talk About Mental Health on January 25th

On January 25th we will be talking about mental health at KCI Click the banner above to find out how we can be a part of the nationwide conversation.  

OTIP Teaching Awards nominations now open

Do you know a teacher who demonstrates and inspires excellence in their work? Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an OTIP teaching award. Each year the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) jointly sponsor the OTIP Teaching Awards, to recognize teachers […]

Parents of the 2017 Graduating Class – Your student’s photo sessions are Feb 8-10, 13-15, 21-23

Graduation of the 2017  Class is getting closer!  It will be spring before we know it. A photographer has been booked for Grad Photos February 8 – 10, 13 – 15 and 21-23.  Portrait Appointment Cards were distributed to all potential grads Friday, January 20 during each student’s MSIP class.   The appointment card has information about […]

REMINDER: safeTALK training sessions for WRDSB parents & guardians

As one of our operational goals to support student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians of the WRDSB on #BellLetsTalk Day. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

Army reserve co-op education program Information Night

The Canadian Army Reserve offers co-operative education opportunities to Waterloo Region students in order to introduce young Canadians to the diverse career opportunities within the Canadian Armed Forces. The Militia co-op program includes basic military training, first-aid, navigation, field craft, career awareness, communication, self-defense and training in the operation of military equipment. The Application process […]

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