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Thumbnail Students Unite to Honour Tradition  Jamie Pettit  Students from Sydenham Community and Bayview Public Schools in Owen Sound are already becoming acquainted in anticipation of the merging of the two school communities in September 2017. As part of the 163rd Annual Sydenham Fall Fair on Thursday, September  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:33:02      2M 2016/9/26 10:51 AM
Thumbnail From the Director’s Office….  Jamie Pettit  With a brand new school year upon us, I would like to take a moment to welcome all of our new and returning students, parents and guardians, trustees, staff, education partners and other members of our Bluewater District School Board school communities.   Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:15:55      36K 2016/9/6 9:12 AM
Thumbnail Lessons of the Arctic in Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  A Bluewater District School Board teacher who was selected earlier this year as a 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow has returned from the Arctic Svalbard with many exciting experiences to share. Breanna Myles, who  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:03:48      1M 2016/8/29 10:57 AM
Thumbnail Long Service & Retirement Recognition   Jamie Pettit  It was a special opportunity to once again honour Bluewater District School Board staff members who are retiring, as well as those with 25, 30, 35 and 45 years of service. This year’s Long Service & Retirement Recognition Reception was held on Thursday  Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:14:30      90K 2016/6/29 3:12 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater Schools Achieve Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification  Jamie Pettit  Two schools in Bluewater District School Board have achieved silver in Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2015 - 2016 school year! Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin and Hanover’s John Diefenbaker Senior School join the ranks   Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:52:15      300K -
Thumbnail 2016 Awards of Excellence  Jamie Pettit  At the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 21, 2016, community members who have made outstanding contributions in Bluewater District School Board over the past year were recognized as part of the annual presentation of the Awards of Excellence. Director  Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:28      1M 2016/6/22 9:59 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB Shines Again at Skills Canada National Competition  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board was once again represented in fine fashion at the Skills Canada National Competition, which was held this year from June 3 to 8 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Kincardine District Secondary School grade 11 student Declan Mowle   Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:09:48      611K 2016/6/10 3:20 PM
Thumbnail Students hold Bake Sale for Fort McMurray  Jamie Pettit  Some students at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover recently put their baking talents to good use in support of the victims of the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. As part of a K level math project, students applied their learning to a real life  Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:22:32      146K 2016/6/10 2:22 PM
Thumbnail FNMI Student Forums and Teacher Training   Jamie Pettit  To coincide with National Aboriginal History Month in June, much is happening in Bluewater District School Board to cultivate deep awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Canadian history and cultures. Two recent forums, held at the Bluewater District   Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:35:19      398K 2016/6/9 11:33 AM
Thumbnail Experiential Learning in the Great Outdoors  Jamie Pettit  It has been an active year outdoors for two classes from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton. The JK/SK group of Mrs. Madill and Mrs. Barker along with Mrs. Williams' 3/4 students enjoyed an opportunity to participate in some experiential learning  Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:12:33      281K 2016/6/3 2:10 PM
Thumbnail Students are a 'Class Act' at Senior Prom  Jamie Pettit  On Tuesday May 17th, eight nicely dressed gentlemen from Saugeen District Secondary School paid a visit to the Southampton Care Centre to attend the nursing home's first ever 'senior prom'. To help make the occasion a special one, the residents wore their  Fri, 27 May 2016 16:10:09      231K 2016/5/27 4:09 PM
Thumbnail SHSM Teaches Important Rural Life Skills  Jamie Pettit  Take a walk through the barn that sits adjacent to Chesley District Community School (CDCS) and you immediately realize that despite its relatively modest square footage, you have stepped into the inner workings of an authentic and professionally run farm  Tue, 24 May 2016 13:29:43      1.1M -
Thumbnail National Science Honours for Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  It was an exceptional showing for Team Bluewater at this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair, which took place in Montreal from May 15th – 20th. For the first time in history, a local student advancing from the Bluewater Regional Science & Technology Fair  Sat, 21 May 2016 08:07:53      141K 2016/5/21 7:40 AM
Thumbnail Top Honours for West Hill at Envirothon  Jamie Pettit  The West Hill Secondary School Envirothon teams received first place at the 19th annual Grey Bruce Regional Envirothon competition held at Camp Celtic in Lion’s Head on May 4th, 2016. The senior team now advances to the provincial competition in Lindsay  Wed, 11 May 2016 11:22:42      105K 2016/5/11 11:21 AM
Thumbnail "Le Petit Prince" at Sydenham  Jamie Pettit  Students, staff and parent volunteers at Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound have been working very hard to get ready for the musical, "The Little Prince/Le Petit Prince". Teamwork is at the forefront of this effort, and it is very exciting to see so  Mon, 09 May 2016 10:42:52      47K 2016/5/9 10:42 AM
Thumbnail Minister at SVE for funding announcement   Jamie Pettit  Minister of Education Liz Sandals paid an afternoon visit to St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford on Friday, April 29, 2016 to announce 24.1 million dollars in funding from the Ministry of Education's School Consolidation Capital program for  Mon, 02 May 2016 13:18:03      715K 2016/4/29 5:28 PM
Thumbnail Education Week 2016  Jamie Pettit  We recognize our shared commitment to student excellence in Bluewater District School Board during Education Week, which takes places from May 2 - 6, 2016. The hard work and dedication of all staff, trustees, students, parents/guardians and other   Fri, 06 May 2016 11:35:05      433K 2016/4/28 8:42 AM
Thumbnail BPDS Production of "The Wizard of Oz"   Jamie Pettit  Bruce Peninsula District School's recent production of "The Wizard of Oz" included approximately 60 students from grades 1 to 12 with many from the Special Needs Unit participating. There were three sold out performances between Thursday, April 21st and   Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:29:32      930K -
Thumbnail Huron Heights wins People's Choice Award  Jamie Pettit  Congratulations are in order for Team Mean Machine from Huron Heights Public School on their teamwork and videography skills! Following a voting period in March, Skills Canada-Ontario recently announced that Huron Heights 1 - Mean Machine was the winner   Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:40:34      54K 2016/4/22 3:16 PM
Thumbnail MCS Curlers win Provincial Runner-up Medals   Jamie Pettit  Meaford junior curlers were in Gananoque from April 7 - 9 to compete in the annual provincial elementary school championships. The event began with 54 teams of students from across Ontario, including a group of enthusiastic curlers from Meaford Community  Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:36:02      403K 2016/4/20 4:31 PM