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ThumbnailTreaties Recognition Week, November 4 – 10, 2018 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins others across Ontario to celebrate Treaties Recognition Week from November 4 – 10, 2018. This special awareness week provides another opportunity for schools to engage in meaningful dialogue and promote learning in Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:06:06   492K2018/11/5 3:30 PM
ThumbnailAlexandra ME to WE visits OSHaRE Jamie Pettit The ME to WE club at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound, led by Amber Stephens, recently collected Halloween candy from the school community to bring to the folks that visit OSHaRE (Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort). Students from various classes Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:00:56   126K2018/11/8 4:00 PM
ThumbnailYouth Mental Health Champions Jamie Pettit Grades 7 to 10 students from seven schools in Bluewater District School Board joined together for an interactive and informative day of mental health training on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton. The Youth Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:31:34   262K2018/11/1 2:29 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Schools Support Terry Fox Run  Jamie Pettit As tradition would have it, several schools in Bluewater District School Board have been getting physically active as of late by staging their own Terry Fox Runs. Through raising money and awareness for cancer research, our students and staff continue to Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:19:03   1.2M2018/10/12 10:57 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Educator wins National Innovation in Geography Teaching Award  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is thrilled to congratulate one of its educators who has received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's highest award in teaching, the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award! Here is a media release issued by the Royal Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:59:09   81K2018/10/25 3:56 PM
ThumbnailLocal Food Festival at Hepworth Central Jamie Pettit The Grade 8 class at Hepworth Central Public School is raising global hunger awareness while supporting the local food movement. The students, along with their teacher Brent Thompson, recently hosted a local food festival as part of a study on the United Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:53:34   126K2018/10/22 3:37 PM
ThumbnailWorld Mental Health Day on October 10 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is recognizing World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2018. According to the World Health Organization, this annual occasion “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about the Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:04:45   87K-
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2018  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins others around the globe on World Teachers’ Day to celebrate the invaluable roles and contributions of teachers. Whether you are a student, parent/guardian, grand parent, colleague, or other member of our local comm Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:26:47   115K2018/10/5 8:37 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Teacher Recognized for Leadership in Outdoor Education Jamie Pettit A Bluewater District School Board teacher has been recognized by the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) for her exceptional work in developing young leaders through outdoor education. Congratulations to Tobin Day, who was named as this  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:33:07   103K2018/10/3 9:25 AM
ThumbnailMural at OSDSS Undergoes Restoration Jamie Pettit This year’s summer renewal work at Owen Sound District Secondary School extended beyond building repair work and parking lot repaving. Anyone who passes by the school is strongly encouraged to take a closer look at the historic mural that has graced the Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:17:03   1.1M2018/9/25 12:23 PM
ThumbnailOrange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater Jamie Pettit September 30, 2018 has been designated 'Orange Shirt Day' in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this date falls on a Sunday, Bluewater District School Board staff and students Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:15:28   20K2018/9/21 10:10 AM
ThumbnailBack-to-School Wellness Tips Jamie Pettit To coincide with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Bluewater District School Board is pleased to share some helpful tips to assist parents/guardians and their children with the transition to a new schedule. Whether they are entering a new grade or Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:25:56   119K2018/8/21 3:06 PM
ThumbnailJDSS Celebrates Coop Education  Jamie Pettit Local businesses and community partners who support students with career related training joined John Diefenbaker Senior School students and staff for an annual coop luncheon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. It was a great opportunity to thank those who help  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:03:43   945K2018/7/17 10:00 AM
ThumbnailNational Indigenous History Month in BWDSB Jamie Pettit June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board for meaningful activities and recognition events in honour of National Indigenous History Month and National lndigenous Peoples Day on June 21st. Some recently featured examples include the annual  Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:00:10   1.2M2018/7/5 1:24 PM
ThumbnailOYAP Level 1 Cooks Graduate! Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins its dedicated staff from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) in congratulating our graduates of this year’s OYAP Level 1 Dual Credit Cook Program. During Semester 2, students participated in a combinati Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:27:59   317K-
ThumbnailEmerging Leadership in BWDSB Jamie Pettit As part of Bluewater District School Board’s strong focus on succession planning to ensure a sustainable path forward that maintains a high standard of excellence in our local public education system, a group of enthusiastic and engaged staff attended a Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:02:49   143K2018/6/26 10:02 AM
Thumbnail“Zgaa-biig-ni-gan” Bridge Name Official Jamie Pettit A truly historic occasion helped to mark National lndigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2018. As part of a full day of celebrations hosted by Saugeen First Nation, two communities came together over the beautiful Saugeen River for a much anticipated bridge  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:25:37   1.1M2018/6/22 2:31 PM
ThumbnailLong Service and Retirement Recognition Jamie Pettit It was a celebratory evening with plenty of smiles and a few tears as Bluewater District School Board trustees, staff and family members came together to honour some truly special employees for their dedicated careers in our local education system. This  Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:13:32   1M2018/6/21 11:12 AM
Thumbnail2018 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit As part of the final Regular Meeting of the Board for the 2017 – 2018 school year on June 19, Bluewater District School Board honoured community members for their outstanding volunteer work and contributions to our local education system. Trustees took Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:07   1M2018/6/20 10:32 AM
ThumbnailTwo BWDSB Schools Receive Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification Jamie Pettit Two Bluewater District School Board schools in Hanover are being recognized provincially for their outstanding efforts over the past year in supporting healthy initiatives! John Diefenbaker Senior School and Dawnview Public School are the proud recipients Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:55:15   77K2018/6/19 4:25 PM