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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 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.   Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:31:43      25K 2015/9/29 9:29 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
Thumbnail Students Empowered to Make a Difference  Jamie Pettit  A group of students at Bayview Public School in Owen Sound has spent a significant part of the school year making a difference in their community through an environmentally unique inquiry based learning project. At the beginning of the school year, grade  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:42:15      122K 2015/5/26 10:36 AM
Thumbnail Hillcrest Elementary School Golden at Kiwanis  Jamie Pettit  April was a golden month for music students at Hillcrest Elementary School in Owen Sound as they participated in the Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music. The Grade 8 Ensemble, the Jazz Band and Concert Band each earned Gold honours during the festival.  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:28:47      718K 2015/5/26 10:27 AM
Thumbnail School Bus Update  Jamie Pettit  May 21, 2015 Important information re First Student Canada school buses in Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Lion's Head, Meaford, Hepworth, Chatsworth, Wiarton, Tobermory Please visit this link to the Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce  Thu, 21 May 2015 14:28:31      12K 2015/5/19 3:35 PM
Thumbnail Students Celebrate We Day   Jamie Pettit  It was an inspirational day dedicated to empowering others, encouraging leadership skills and celebrating social justice as 450 elementary students attended We Day: A Year of Empowerment in Port Elgin on Monday, May 11th, 2015. The students, from both   Wed, 13 May 2015 12:17:21      178K 2015/5/13 12:16 PM
Thumbnail Grade 1 Student Designs Race Car  Jamie Pettit  The artwork of a grade 1 student from Osprey Central School in Maxwell is being recognized in the auto racing industry. Ava Warrington recently attended the 2015 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo in Toronto where the race car design she created was   Wed, 13 May 2015 11:50:41      252K 2015/5/13 11:47 AM
Thumbnail Education Week 2015  Jamie Pettit  Schools in Bluewater District School Board are once again celebrating Education Week, which takes place from May 4 – 8, 2015. Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate student achievement and success as well as acknowledge the efforts of staff  Wed, 06 May 2015 12:09:14      45K -