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Thumbnail Spruce Ridge Students Helping Haiti  Jamie Pettit  Kindergarten students at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham are learning some valuable lessons about helping others, global citizenship and environmental stewardship. A project involving the collection of milk bags is raising students' awareness of   Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:02:46      104K 2015/3/26 9:59 AM
Thumbnail KDSS Clothing Drive  Jamie Pettit  Students and staff at Kincardine District Secondary School have organized a clothing drive which also extends to surrounding schools within Bluewater District School Board. The campaign started in response to the extreme cold weather warnings in the area  Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:40:16      205K 2015/3/12 10:38 AM
Thumbnail Important Immunization Information  Jamie Pettit  The Grey Bruce Health Unit has important information for parents/guardians regarding student immunizations. To find out more, please click on the following link.   Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:10:29  [http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Health/Immunization]    64K 2015/3/9 11:07 AM
Thumbnail Arran-Tara Winter Olympics 2015  Jamie Pettit  On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Arran-Tara Elementary School was finally able to hold its second annual Winterama Winter Olympics. It was the school's third attempt after two cancellations due to extreme cold weather. Despite the winter weather, students had  Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:17:35      160K 2015/3/9 9:40 AM
Thumbnail Pink Shirt Day 2015  Jamie Pettit  On Wednesday, February 25th, pink was the colour of fashion throughout Bluewater District School Board as schools celebrated Pink Shirt Day. Many students and staff wore pink to show solidarity in their ongoing quest to eliminate all forms of bullying.   Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:22:06      349K 2015/2/27 11:42 AM
Thumbnail Former Prime Minister attends AYEP Launch  Jamie Pettit  Despite the blustery winter weather, it was practically a full house at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin on Wednesday, February 25th as students, staff, parents, dignitaries, local business representatives and members of the media gathered   Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:20:46      1.2M 2015/2/26 12:08 PM
Thumbnail Northport Students Design Tattoos  Jamie Pettit  It wasn't your typical student art project! At Northport Elementary School in Port Elgin, students enjoyed a unique opportunity recently to experiment with tattoo design. The contest, which was organized as a fundraiser by the School Community Council,   Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:58      178K 2015/2/5 2:44 PM
Thumbnail WDCS Nutrition Program Receives Grant for $2,000  Jamie Pettit  Student nutrition is getting a big boost at Walkerton District Community School. Thanks to a grant application to the Rural Kids Program through the local food bank, the school's nutrition program is the recipient of $2,000! The concept came to fruition  Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:48      57K 2015/1/29 9:35 AM
Thumbnail Family Fun Math Night at École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central  Jamie Pettit  École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School hosted its first Family Fun Math Night in December. Students and parents alike enjoyed challenging their minds and bodies by participating in a variety of engaging math stations geared towards children of all ages  Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:38      225K 2015/1/26 1:54 PM
Thumbnail BPDS Panther Prowl 2015  Jamie Pettit  The highly successful and entertaining Bruce Peninsula District School Panther Prowl 2015 took place on Thursday, January 15th with students from grades 1 to 12 forming mixed, multi-age teams of three to compete in an indoor and outdoor obstacle course.   Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:02:54      488K 2015/1/23 2:50 PM
Thumbnail Dawnview Receives Funding for Garden Project   Jamie Pettit  Some environmentally friendly funding has been secured at École Dawnview Public School in Hanover! The school has received approval for a grant in the amount of $2,330 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to fund a butterfly habitat garden   Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:12:39      154K 2015/1/12 3:11 PM
Thumbnail Kids' Entertainer Delights Bluewater Schools  Jamie Pettit  It was an exciting way for Bluewater French Immersion schools to wrap up 2014. Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet had the students and staff of École Dawnview Public School in Hanover up and moving to his catchy bilingual songs on Thursday  Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:19:25      132K 2015/1/7 10:14 AM
Thumbnail Integrating Technology in the Classroom  Jamie Pettit  The integration of technology at Chesley District Community School is creating an engaging new dynamic in the classroom for both students and staff. During the Professional Activity Day on Friday, November 21st, teachers and educational assistants at the  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:21:18      283K 2014/12/29 1:20 PM
Thumbnail Huron Heights Students Win Bruce Power Holiday Art Contest  Jamie Pettit  Two students from Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine have placed first and second in the annual Bruce Power Holiday Art contest. The two were among 110 entries of holiday card artwork submitted by grades 5 and 6 students in both Bluewater and Bruce  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:54:41      203K 2014/12/24 9:41 AM
Thumbnail Students Race Cardboard Boats  Jamie Pettit  Teams of grades 7 and 8 students from 10 schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties put their boat building skills to the ultimate test on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Centennial Pool in Port Elgin. Coordinated by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:58      726K 2014/12/18 12:53 PM
Thumbnail We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce Launched  Jamie Pettit  It was a packed house at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre on Wednesday, December 3rd as community partners came together to celebrate the launch of We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce, a new mental health initiative aimed at supporting youth in our   Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:35      361K 2014/12/9 11:58 AM
Thumbnail FLEX Students Take up Running  Jamie Pettit  Students enrolled in the FLEX program are lacing up their sneakers for a run two times a week in Owen Sound. The idea came about when FLEX teacher Patti McComb was witnessing the high rise of anxiety, depression and stress amongst adolescents. McComb   Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:23:20      75K 2014/12/8 9:22 AM
Thumbnail 2014 - 2018 Board of Trustees Inaugurated  Jamie Pettit  At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the elected, acclaimed and appointed Bluewater District School Board trustees for the 2014 – 2018 term took their oath of office. Trustees and the areas they represent are as follows:   Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:51:35      79K 2014/12/3 9:12 AM
Thumbnail Fresh New Look for MCPS  Jamie Pettit  A brand new school spirit logo was revealed recently at Mildmay-Carrick Public School! The logo was inspired by a design from a grade 8 student at the school who was chosen from six finalists by a parent/teacher committee. Congratulations are extended to  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:22      81K 2014/11/24 9:22 AM
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