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 Jamie Pettit
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From: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:17 AM -0400
Subject:Closing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17
June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board.  Aside from the customary end-of-school-year activities, closing ceremonies were held at Dufferin Elementary, Bayview Public, and Sydenham Community Schools in Owen Sound, as well as the secondary portion of Chesley District Community School.  These events provided current and former students, parents/guardians, staff, families, and others within each school community an opportunity to bid farewell, celebrate history, and reunite with friends, former colleagues and alumni while looking ahead to new beginnings in September 2017 as school reconfigurations take effect following recent accommodation review decisions.  Below is a photo and video gallery recapping the closing ceremonies.  Thanks to the organizing efforts of staff, students, volunteers and community groups, each served as a touching tribute befitting the deep rooted history and culture of its respective school community.

"Dufferin Dragon Dreaming" - June 14, 2017 from Bluewater DSB on Vimeo.


"Dufferin is the Kind of Place..." - June 14, 2017 from Bluewater DSB on Vimeo.

Bayview Public School closing ceremony performance - June 15, 2017 from Bluewater DSB on Vimeo.

Image of Dufferin Dragon memory sheet with quotes and signaturesImage of Dufferin staff observing the closing ceremony
Image of Dufferin bulletin board with posters and memorabiliaImage of Dufferin wall of memorabilia with group photos of former staff, a framed historical school photo and book
Image of Trustee Marg Gaviller speaking at the Dufferin closing ceremonyImage of the gymnasium stage at Chesley District with a large group school photo on the screen
Image of Chesley District Principal Lori Templeton speaking at the podium Image of Chesley District students speaking at the podium
Image of Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy speaking at Bayview's closing ceremony as board and school representatives observeImage of Director of Education Alana Murray speaking with Bayview Principal Lauren Lipsett
Image of Bayview students holding individual sheets that spell "AWESOME!" Image of Bayview and Sydenham time capsule at entrance of Sydenham
Image of three students dancing as part of Sydenham talent showImage of large group of students with their hands raised in sync as part of Sydenham talent show
Group photo image of dignitaries and school staff/representatives at Sydenham Image (L-R) of Director of Education Alana Murray, Principal Karen Spragg, and Trustee Marg Gaviller participating in the Sydenham cake cutting
Image of beautifully constructed Sydenham cake with letters, numbers, school supplies, representation of various sports, and a tiger at the top