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Thumbnail “Say Yes to Good Food in Schools” Campaign Returns  Jamie Pettit  The Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) Grey-Bruce (formerly Grey Bruce Eat and Learn) is once again re-launching the “Say Yes to Good Food in Schools” campaign in an effort to build awareness and support for student nutrition programs in schools  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:04:43      150K 2015/11/25 4:01 PM
Thumbnail Labour Update  Jamie Pettit  Please visit this page for the latest developments regarding labour negotiations and their potential impact on Bluewater District School Board schools. Information will be posted as it becomes available.   Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:39:32      29K 2015/11/12 9:29 AM
Thumbnail Remembrance Day 2015  Jamie Pettit  The annual observance of Remembrance Day is an important tradition in Bluewater District School Board as schools actively participate in ceremonies and special assemblies to honour the men and women, past and present, who have made sacrifices to preserve   Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:38:08      220K 2015/11/11 10:29 AM
Thumbnail GBSS Amazing Race  Jamie Pettit  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 was an 'amazing' day for Georgian Bay Secondary School students and staff. Ten staff, more than 60 students from the Music and Pursuits programs, as well as Link Crew Leaders, boarded buses with instruments, tents, apples and   Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:41:05      227K -
Thumbnail Sharing a Good Read at BPDS   Jamie Pettit  Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion's Head is setting a positive example when it comes to the shared learning opportunities that are possible between elementary and secondary students. Recently, Mrs. Williamson's grade 4/5 French class teamed up with  Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:17:15      662K -
Thumbnail Wish Granted for JK Student   Jamie Pettit  Make-A-Wish® Canada paid a visit to Sydenham Community School on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to help realize the dream of a junior kindergarten student. Damian Woods, who lives with a rare bone disorder, is well known for being an animal lover. Thanks to  Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:23:05      193K 2015/10/23 4:20 PM
Thumbnail Fall Fun at MCPS  Jamie Pettit  Kindergarten students at Mildmay-Carrick Public School recently had a fun, hands-on experience making apple sauce the old-fashioned way! Students washed, peeled and puréed apples to create a tasty treat.   Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:29:34      201K 2015/10/15 11:26 AM
Thumbnail Mental Illness Awareness Week 2015  Jamie Pettit  October 4 – 10, 2015 is Mental Illness Awareness Week across Canada. This year’s theme, “Face Mental Illness”, speaks to the importance of recognizing and seeking to better understand the reality of this critical issue.   Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:38:15      17K 2015/10/6 12:36 PM
Thumbnail World Teachers’ Day 2015 on October 5th  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is once again celebrating World Teachers’ Day on Monday, October 5. Students, parents/guardians and others in our local school communities are encouraged to recognize the occasion by taking a moment to thank a teacher for  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:25:13      23K 2015/10/5 9:06 AM
Thumbnail Fall Fair Tradition Continues at Sydenham  Jamie Pettit  A longstanding tradition at Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound was celebrated on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. The annual Sydenham Fall Fair offered students an opportunity to learn about local agriculture through a number of ag themed activities,  Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:08:11      1.7M 2015/9/25 3:00 PM
Thumbnail Link Crew in Bluewater Still Going Strong  Jamie Pettit  Students entering grade 9 for the first time were greeted with a warm welcome by their senior peers as part of the ninth annual Link Crew Day on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The popular mentoring program was once again held on the first day of school at a  Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:28:28      335K 2015/9/14 12:45 PM
Thumbnail Welcome Back Message from the Director  Jamie Pettit  As the 2015 – 2016 school year gets underway, I would like to welcome all of our new and returning students, parents/guardians, trustees, staff, education partners, volunteers and stakeholders in Bluewater District School Board. It is exciting to   Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:48:12      32K 2015/9/8 8:47 AM
Thumbnail Hillcrest Students' New Outdoor Classroom  Jamie Pettit  Junior and senior kindergarten students at Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater ended the 2014-15 school year on a positive note with the grand opening of their new outdoor classroom thanks to just over $430 in funding received from the TD Friends of the  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:40:58      309K 2015/7/6 2:39 PM
Thumbnail Long Service & Retirement Recognition   Jamie Pettit  A special celebration to honour retiring Bluewater District School Board staff members and those with 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service was held on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The annual Long Service & Retirement Recognition Reception included several   Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:25:00      318K 2015/6/24 9:03 AM
Thumbnail 2015 Awards of Excellence  Jamie Pettit  At the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 16, 2015, the extraordinary efforts and contributions of dedicated volunteers in Bluewater District School Board were recognized as trustees with the assistance of Director of Education Steve Blake presented the  Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:20:20      657K 2015/6/17 2:37 PM
Thumbnail Lots to Celebrate at the BOEC  Jamie Pettit  The sun was shining, music playing and campfire crackling as approximately 400 people dropped by the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton for Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Organized by members of the Bluewater Education Foundation  Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:17:42      1.5M 2015/6/17 2:12 PM
Thumbnail Pan Am Torch visits Bluewater Schools  Jamie Pettit  Several schools in Bluewater District School Board got to be part of the route as the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay made its way through the local region on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 2015. To mark the occasion and solidify a lasting   Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:03:15      1.1M 2015/6/12 2:41 PM
Thumbnail Students "Growing Together" in Many Ways   Jamie Pettit  Though the school year may be winding down, Chesley District Community School has been a hub of activity. On May 28, 2015, the school welcomed dignitaries, board officials, media, parents and community members for its 'official opening' in recognition of  Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:38:11      541K 2015/6/11 2:15 PM
Thumbnail Arran-Tara Tigers Bake Sale for Nepal  Jamie Pettit  A group of students at Arran-Tara Elementary School recently offered up some delicious treats to help those affected by disaster in another part of the world. The following student submission describes the initiative: On May 21st and 22nd our grade   Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:36:07      266K 2015/6/11 1:35 PM
Thumbnail A Year of Medals in the Skilled Trades  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater is sparkling with gold following the Skills Canada National Competition, which took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School, who was one of three Bluewater District School Board students   Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:40:03      206K 2015/6/2 12:45 PM