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Thumbnail West Hill Helps Students Transition  Jamie Pettit  On Tuesday, November 4th, West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound hosted an orientation session for all incoming grade 8 students. Transition to secondary school is often accompanied by feelings of excitement, adventure, new beginnings and even anxiety   Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:32      185K 2014/11/18 2:43 PM
Thumbnail Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2014  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater schools are once again recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which occurs this year from November 16th to 22nd. While many students and staff participate year round in activities that support safe and accepting school environments  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:27:36      39K 2014/11/14 11:29 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Honours Remembrance Day  Jamie Pettit  The observance of Remembrance Day continues to be a powerful and important tradition for students and staff throughout Bluewater District School Board. On Tuesday, November 11th, schools held Remembrance Day assemblies and attended ceremonies taking place  Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:35:05      185K 2014/11/11 12:14 PM
Thumbnail GBSS Photography Contest a Success  Jamie Pettit  Every picture tells a story! Just ask students at Georgian Bay Secondary School in Meaford. On Thursday, November 6, the school's photography club with the help of several departments held its first photography contest. In total, 70 photos were submitted  Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:24:15      62K 2014/11/6 4:22 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Teachers Receive Prestigious History Awards  Jamie Pettit  Two OSCVI teachers were at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, November 3rd to be nationally recognized for their exceptional efforts in bringing history to life in the classroom. Dave Alexander and Ryan McManaman have both been honoured as recipients of the  Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:12:17      436K 2014/11/5 1:55 PM
Thumbnail Sullivan Student Wins Young Citizens Competition  Jamie Pettit  A grade 7 student from Sullivan Community School in Desboro is celebrating a big win in the Canada's History For Kids Young Citizens project competition. Eastyn Klages is being recognized as one of only two students chosen to represent Ontario for three   Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:07:45      128K 2014/10/30 10:05 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB Teachers Recognized with PM Awards  Jamie Pettit  Three Bluewater teachers are receiving national recognition as recipients of a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations are extended to each award winner for this remarkable accomplishment through their ongoing efforts to exemplify  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:15:26      40K 2014/10/14 2:13 PM
Thumbnail Schools Honour Terry Fox in Many Ways  Jamie Pettit  Several Bluewater schools have been showing their generous and caring spirit as of late with their Terry Fox Run activities. National School Run Day took place on Wednesday, September 24th with many participating while other schools chose different days   Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:59:41      1M 2014/10/7 1:52 PM
Thumbnail World Teachers' Day 2014 on October 5th  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is recognizing the invaluable contributions to student achievement made daily by its teachers as part of World Teachers' Day on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This year's theme for World Teachers' Day is "Invest in the future,  Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:15:31      29K 2014/10/3 9:14 AM
Thumbnail Former Prime Minister Speaks to Students  Jamie Pettit  A group of Saugeen District Secondary School students and staff had an opportunity recently to attend a special evening in Owen Sound with a former Canadian prime minister. The Right Honourable Paul Martin was at the Harmony Centre on Wednesday, September  Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:40:28      400K 2014/9/29 3:19 PM
Thumbnail LCPS Publishes New Book  Jamie Pettit  Students and staff at Lucknow Central Public School have published a new book! "Lucky's Amazing Adventure" is a product of the LCPS after school tutoring program, where students collaborated with their teachers and the expert bookmakers at BlurbNation to  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:46:05      207K 2014/9/26 10:42 AM
Thumbnail Say YES: Breakfast for Learning Month  Jamie Pettit  September is Breakfast for Learning Month. The start of a new school year is always a good time to raise awareness when it comes to the important correlation between healthy eating and student learning. Among other student nutrition programs, Grey Bruce  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:03:21      162K 2014/9/17 4:17 PM
Thumbnail Schools Participate in Ice Bucket Challenge  Jamie Pettit  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made its way to Bluewater schools. Staff at Ripley-Huron Community School recently rose to the challenge issued by one student and his family. It was an opportunity for students to learn more about ALS and how difficult  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:44:33      535K 2014/9/15 3:41 PM
Thumbnail Summer Workshops 2014  Jamie Pettit  It was a chance for the teachers and educational support staff to become the students! Several Bluewater staff readied themselves for September's return to the classroom by participating in a varied range of summer learning opportunities. From August 15  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:19      60K 2014/9/12 9:48 AM
Thumbnail Link Crew Day 2014  Jamie Pettit  New grade 9 students received a warm welcome to high school on Tuesday, September 2nd as part of Link Crew Day. An annual tradition at Bluewater, Link Crew helps students with the transition to secondary school life. Once again, all 11 secondary schools  Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:39:34      248K 2014/9/8 9:23 AM
Thumbnail Welcome Back Message from the Director  Jamie Pettit  As we begin the 2014 – 2015 school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students, parents/guardians, trustees, staff, education partners, volunteers and stakeholders throughout Bluewater. I hope that each and every one of you had a  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:51:37      31K 2014/9/2 8:48 AM
Thumbnail Teachers Learn About the Monarch  Jamie Pettit  The Monarch Teacher Network recently held a two day workshop at St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford. Teachers from several Ontario school boards gathered on August 13 and 14 to learn all about the Monarch Butterfly, a spectacular species   Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:24:34      409K 2014/8/28 2:19 PM
Thumbnail Important Changes to Student Immunization  Jamie Pettit  Some important changes in regard to student immunization have been announced for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Amendments to the Government of Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act require that in order to attend school, students aged 4 to 17 have  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:30:39      82K 2014/7/17 9:29 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Summer Learning Programs  Jamie Pettit  Summer Learning Programs for literacy and numeracy are happening throughout the month of July at five Bluewater schools. An initiative of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of the Ministry of  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:39:48      258K 2014/7/11 9:18 AM
Thumbnail Long Service/Retirement Celebration  Jamie Pettit  The annual Long Service/Retirement Celebration was held at Stone Tree in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The evening recognition reception was an opportunity to honour both retiring Bluewater staff members and staff members with 25, 30, 35 and 40   Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:34:05      129K 2014/7/2 9:32 AM