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ThumbnailNational GOLD for Northport Senior Band Jamie Pettit The school year is ending on a high note at Northport Elementary School in Port Elgin! On Thursday, May 16, 54 students from Northport's Senior Band, conducted by Andrea Rideout, took part in MusicFest Canada - The Nationals in Ottawa. Students rose to  Tue, 21 May 2019 16:08:42   207K2019/5/21 4:04 PM
ThumbnailMay 17 a Day of Acceptance and Diversity  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins the global conversation on Friday, May 17, 2019 in raising awareness around the elimination of discrimination and violence against individuals based on sexuality, gender identity and expression. The International Day Fri, 17 May 2019 09:39:18   51K2019/5/17 9:28 AM
ThumbnailFemale Students Try the Trades Jamie Pettit It has been another busy year for our expert dedicated Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) staff, who have worked hard to coordinate a series of Female Students Try the Trades events at local secondary schools. These evenings have proven to be an Thu, 16 May 2019 10:07:21   1.2M2019/5/16 10:01 AM
ThumbnailMental Health Week, May 6-12, 2019 Jamie Pettit There is plenty happening in Bluewater District School Board during Mental Health Week, which runs this year from May 6 to 12. Students and staff are seizing opportunities to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma in a variety of innovative ways Tue, 14 May 2019 10:52:51   2.7M2019/5/9 3:55 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Celebrates Education Week Jamie Pettit It is an opportunity to celebrate the strength and value of local public education. Bluewater District School Board is dedicating Education Week, which runs from May 6 – 10, 2019, to the many individuals whose passion and contributions support excellen Fri, 10 May 2019 11:24:40   650K2019/5/6 10:34 AM
ThumbnailNormanby Hosts Iron Chef Competition  Jamie Pettit The F4L (Fit For Learning) executive at Normanby Community School in Ayton recently hosted their second Iron Chef cooking competition. Students were encouraged to pick a traditional dish from a country of their choice, and to then prepare it using health Thu, 02 May 2019 09:17:19   494K2019/5/2 9:16 AM
ThumbnailMobile Learning Lab for STEM and Skilled Trades Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board Chair Jan Johnstone and Director of Education joined local dignitaries, representatives from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:54:37   215K2019/4/10 12:21 PM
ThumbnailI'm Going to Kindergarten Jamie Pettit Some of our soon-to-be youngest learners got a taste of a classroom environment for the very first time! Walkerton District Community School recently hosted an "I’m Going to Kindergarten" session, which was a resounding success and great opportunity for Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:26:01   397K2019/4/26 4:21 PM
Thumbnail2019 Science Fair Results Jamie Pettit Top young scientists from Bruce and Grey Counties recently had a chance to showcase their outstanding knowledge and expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) at the 2019 Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair.  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:03:42   995K2019/4/16 11:47 AM
ThumbnailStudents Benefit from Music Workshops Jamie Pettit The SweetWater Music Festival provided local music students with a unique opportunity to interact and learn about music with two outstanding Canadian classical musicians on Tuesday, March 19. SweetWater Artistic Director and renowned violinist Mark Fewer Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:35:27   214K2019/4/1 2:31 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Teachers Learn Coding Jamie Pettit A group of teachers representing various elementary and secondary Bluewater District School Board schools recently attended a workshop to learn all about coding. The free after school session at the BWDSB Education Centre in Chesley was provided by Canada Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:46:01   139K2019/3/31 3:03 PM
ThumbnailStudents Shine at 15th Annual Regional Technological Skills Challenge Jamie Pettit It was a proud day for the future of local skilled trades on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 as approximately 115 secondary students from Bruce and Grey Counties attended the 15th Annual Regional Technological Skills Challenge. Coordinated by the Ontario Youth  Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:50:46   5.8M2019/3/26 3:49 PM
ThumbnailExperiential Learning in the Trades for Grade 7 and 8 Students  Jamie Pettit Grade 7 and 8 students from several schools in Bluewater District School Board had a chance to try out the skilled trades recently. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)/Community-Connected Experiential Learning (CCEL) events took place at the Owen Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:12:26   286K2019/3/23 8:35 AM
ThumbnailA Student’s Road to Public Speaking Success  Jamie Pettit A Grade 5 Peninsula Shores District School student and those who have supported him have much to be proud of following the Wiarton Legion Branch 208 Public Speaking Competition. Congratulations to Cameron Ward, who recently won the junior division and now Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:59   93K2019/3/21 9:51 AM
ThumbnailKDSS Hosts OFSAA Boys’ A/AA Hockey Championships Jamie Pettit Kincardine District Secondary School is proud to host an exciting three-day sporting event that is welcoming teams from across Ontario. The 2019 OFSAA Boys’ A/AA Hockey Championships are running from March 19 – 21 with games taking place in Kincardine Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:27:22   397K2019/3/19 4:22 PM
ThumbnailWinter Fun at SVE Carnaval D'Hiver  Jamie Pettit On Thursday February 28, St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford held its annual Carnaval D'Hiver. The school's 360 students were placed on 24 different teams and then led by a teacher and volunteers through a series of stations, which included Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:14:32   138K2019/3/6 12:12 PM
ThumbnailStudents Help Grow Fresh Produce at JDSS Jamie Pettit John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover is very excited to announce that its greenhouse is now producing fresh vegetables with the assistance of Ms. MacKay's work experience and environmental science classes! Students are learning about proper growing  Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:31:44   586K2019/3/4 3:28 PM
ThumbnailPink Shirt Day on February 27  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board students and staff are choosing kindness and demonstrating their stance against all forms of bullying on Pink Shirt Day! This year’s occasion on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 includes many schools across the district that Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:50:39   769K2019/2/27 10:39 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB and Saugeen First Nation Sign Education Services Agreement Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board and Saugeen First Nation are pleased to announce the signing of a new Education Services Agreement that will ensure the continuation of learning opportunities to benefit students for years to come. Elected officials Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:11:15   338K2019/2/28 1:23 PM
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