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ThumbnailCelebrating Black History Month Jamie Pettit February is Black History Month, which provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize, celebrate, and increase their awareness regarding the legacy, history, and cultural contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present. The 2019 theme for Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:10:56   93K2019/2/14 10:09 AM
ThumbnailStudents to the Rescue in Winter Storm Jamie Pettit The winter weather is just another opportunity for Bluewater District School Board students to demonstrate acts of caring and responsibility for their fellow citizens. Recently, three Grade 8 students were recognized by OPP Constables Janes and Hall for  Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:10:00   369K-
ThumbnailThree Schools Perform at Arts For Youth  Jamie Pettit On Saturday, January 19, over 100 students and teachers from Holland-Chatsworth Central School, Beavercrest Community School, and Osprey Central School gathered at Annesley United Church in Markdale for the 12th annual Arts For Youth (AFY) concert. It was Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:33:03   270K2019/2/9 9:22 AM
ThumbnailStudent Trustee Named as Loran Scholar Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board congratulates Student Trustee Ryan Brown on the exceptional honour of being named as one of this year’s Loran Scholars! Ryan, who attends Owen Sound District Secondary School, is one of only 35 students from across Canada Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:50:11   77K2019/2/7 6:49 PM
ThumbnailAbilities Sport Expo at BPDS Jamie Pettit Ms. Preston's Grade 3 class at Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion's Head recently spent a Friday afternoon hosting their Abilities Sport Expo as a way to show others that sports can be made to be more inclusive with a few simple adaptations. During  Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:29:04   790K2019/1/30 4:26 PM
ThumbnailWhite Elephant Sale at Spruce Ridge Jamie Pettit Congratulations to Mrs. Marshall's Grade 1/2 class at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham on the success of their White Elephant Sale! "Thank you" is extended to all the staff and students who donated, as well as those who bought items from the sale, Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:51:34   151K2019/1/22 3:43 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Graduate Profiles Jamie Pettit Help us share and celebrate some of the many excellent examples and success stories of our Bluewater District School Board graduates! Those who graduated from the former Bruce and Grey County Boards of Education are also welcome to participate. Please  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:45:50   45K2019/1/17 2:38 PM
ThumbnailGHSS Students Saddle Up for Success Jamie Pettit Grey Highlands Secondary School students are participating this year in the Saddle Up For Success program as part of a partnership between the school and Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre in Markdale. This is a research-based school program established Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:44:50   122K2019/1/15 1:42 PM
ThumbnailStudents Give Back to First Responders Jamie Pettit As part of the Who Is NOBODY? project at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham, the Grade 7/8 class came up with the idea of showing appreciation to first responders in the local community. Students and staff focused specifically on officers with  Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:05:30   96K2018/12/20 11:04 AM
ThumbnailBrazilian Knights Help to Brighten the Season of Giving Jamie Pettit This year's annual Christmas Knights food and toy drive at Kincardine District Secondary School was a wonderful success with so many students participating and feeling the positive impact of the joy of giving. The school community was thrilled to see many Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:01:20   76K2018/12/18 3:09 PM
Thumbnail"Royal Loyal Teacher" from RHCS Honoured Jamie Pettit The Grade 7 and 8 students from Ripley-Huron Community School attended the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last month, where teacher Barb Grubb was awarded a Grand Champion Rosette from the organization for being a “Royal Loyal Teacher” for  Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:56:54   236K2018/12/12 2:53 PM
ThumbnailBeavercrest ME to WE Spreads Kindness Jamie Pettit During Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week, the ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale decided to focus on building peace, and promoting kindness and diversity while also educating students about bullying and conflict. Students and Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:18:54   260K2018/12/7 11:15 AM
ThumbnailSafety First in the Fox Den Jamie Pettit Hanover Heights Foxes know that dogs and all kinds of animals can be our friends and support us in a variety of ways! They help some of us to ensure equal and full access to all places and events in our communities, notify others when we are in trouble or Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:50:52   66K2018/11/29 11:50 AM
ThumbnailLouis Riel Day on November 16 Jamie Pettit The hanging of Louis Riel on November 16, 1885, created a controversy that has lasted over 100 years. Viewed by some as a saviour, and by some as a traitor, Riel nevertheless became the voice of the Métis people during a turbulent time in Canadian histor Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:06:34   31K2018/11/15 11:55 AM
ThumbnailA Note of Thanks to our Retiring Trustees Jamie Pettit With the new term set to begin for the 2018 – 2022 Board of Trustees, we take a few moments to thank and recognize our retiring trustees for their years of hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and families of Bluewater District School Board. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:02:28   40K2018/11/21 11:01 AM
ThumbnailBullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2018 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18 – 24, 2018. Proactively promoting safe, accepting, and inclusive school cultures through learning and awareness continues to be an important priority Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:45:52   538K2018/11/19 3:41 PM
ThumbnailLocal Company Supporting BWDSB Students  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is the proud recipient of a generous donation in support of student learning. Representatives from Westario Power Inc. in Walkerton visited the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Friday, November Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:08:53   84K2018/11/19 11:05 AM
ThumbnailWE Scare Hunger at Beavercrest Jamie Pettit The ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale is scaring away hunger. For two straight weeks in October, the students collected canned goods, non-perishable food items, and change to support their local food drive. The group held events Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:15:46   150K2018/11/14 10:13 AM
ThumbnailA Visit from a World-Renowned Mathematician  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned Canadian mathematician, Marian Small, who delivered an informative and engaging day of professional development on Monday, October 29, 2018. A workshop for all Grades 9 and 10 math Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:27:17   148K2018/11/13 1:20 PM
ThumbnailRemembrance Day Honoured in BWDSB Jamie Pettit With Remembrance Day occurring on Sunday, November 11, 2018, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are dedicating time during the weeks before and after this crucially important occasion to participate in various commemoration and recognition Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:19:32   285K2018/11/9 1:48 PM