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Thumbnail Seeking Homestay Families for International Students  Jamie Pettit  In 2017-2018, Bluewater District School Board will be hosting 25 international students from Brazil. Walkerton District Community School, Saugeen District Secondary School, and Kincardine District Secondary School will be welcoming these students. A Home  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:42:27      8.1K 2017/8/14 8:41 AM
Thumbnail Social Justice at HCCS  Jamie Pettit  The 2016-17 school year provided the Grade 1/2 class at Holland-Chatsworth Central School with some valuable lessons on social justice. Throughout the year, teacher Kelly Merrifield introduced a variety of stories on remarkable citizens and leaders around  Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:38:46      266K 2017/8/8 3:24 PM
Thumbnail Construction Class Gets New Hardware  Jamie Pettit  Construction students at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin wrapped up the school year with some amazing upgrades to their communal toolbox. On Friday, June 16, 2017, a representative from Milwaukee Electric Tools Canada visited Bud Halpin  Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:12:19      524K 2017/7/25 9:13 AM
Thumbnail Educational Assistants Build Life Skills  Jamie Pettit  An unyielding passion for the job, a rock solid sense of teamwork, and a family atmosphere are evident from the moment you enter the specialized learning unit at Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS) in Flesherton, where a dedicated group of educational   Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:51:32      131K 2017/7/19 3:31 PM
Thumbnail Busy Summer for School Renewal in BWDSB  Jamie Pettit  The summer of 2017 has been a busy one thus far in Bluewater District School Board as a number of school renewal projects continue with a view to ensuring necessary upgrades and improvements are in place for the start of the school year in September. Owen  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:07:45      443K 2017/7/18 11:59 AM
Thumbnail Closing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17  Jamie Pettit  June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board. Aside from the customary end-of-school-year activities, closing ceremonies were held at Dufferin Elementary, Bayview Public, and Sydenham Community Schools in Owen Sound, as well as the secondary   Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:32:07      1.1M 2017/7/13 9:17 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Staff Share Learning and Research  Jamie Pettit  One of several professional development opportunities for staff took place this past spring at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley as participants in the Bluewater Action Research Network (BARN) met to share their self-directed  Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:06:14      193K 2017/7/4 3:04 PM
Thumbnail Huron Heights Celebrates Canada 150  Jamie Pettit  The staff and students of Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine recently created a large banner replicating the Canadian flag. Each student had the responsibility of developing and colouring a small square to be added to the banner. Everyone was also  Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:56:00      327K 2017/6/28 10:30 AM
Thumbnail Agriculture SHSM: A Look Ahead   Jamie Pettit  Secondary students who are interested in learning about the practical and theoretical sides of farming are being encouraged to enroll in Bluewater District School Board’s Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Although Chesley District  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:01:26      374K 2017/6/24 9:00 AM
Thumbnail Long Service and Retirement Recognition  Jamie Pettit  The annual recognition event for retiring Bluewater District School Board staff and those with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Saugeen Golf Club in Port Elgin. Trustees, staff and family members were on hand for   Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:42      666K 2017/6/23 11:05 AM
Thumbnail 2017 Awards of Excellence  Jamie Pettit  An annual tradition was upheld at the final Regular Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 as Bluewater District School Board recognized and celebrated outstanding contributions made by dedicated volunteers in our school communities. The Awards of  Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:05      594K 2017/6/21 1:09 PM
Thumbnail National Aboriginal Day on June 21   Jamie Pettit  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is National Aboriginal Day. It is an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and honour the unique heritage and achievements of our Indigenous communities and citizens. This special occasion was proclaimed by the Governor General  Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:17:48      141K 2017/6/21 9:33 AM
Thumbnail Pride Month in Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is celebrating Pride Month! Throughout the month of June, schools are demonstrating support and solidarity by displaying the rainbow flag, as well as organizing activities themed around diversity, equity and inclusivity in  Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:24:47      752K 2017/6/12 4:15 PM
Thumbnail Exploration, Play and Learning Outdoors  Jamie Pettit  Over the course of the school year, two classes from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton have participated in a unique opportunity funded by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Teacher Learning Co-op project. Under the leadership of Becky Madill,   Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:19      471K 2017/6/10 8:36 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Medals Shine at Skills Canada/Ontario  Jamie Pettit  The 2016-17 school year has been another outstanding one for Bluewater District School Board students participating in skilled trades competitions. Some of the top performing students from the Regional Technological Skills Challenge in March advanced to   Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:09      242K 2017/6/9 10:29 PM
Thumbnail Who Is NOBODY? Ask Spruce Ridge Students!  Jamie Pettit  Over the course of the school year, the Grade 2/3 class at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham has been involved in the Who Is NOBODY?™ character education program. The NOBODY program is designed to enhance literacy skills while helping to promote   Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:33:46      65K 2017/6/5 10:29 AM
Thumbnail Family Fun Day at the BOEC  Jamie Pettit  Nature enthusiasts of all ages could not have asked for a better day to enjoy a fun and engaging learning experience in the great outdoors! Family Fun Day was held at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Oliphant on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with many  Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:21:47      844K 2017/6/1 3:20 PM
Thumbnail Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board trustees and Director of Education Alana Murray provided input on Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy at a regional consultation session hosted by the Ministry of Education on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Markdale. Several   Tue, 30 May 2017 14:29:47      238K 2017/5/30 1:53 PM
Thumbnail Water Festival Teaches Important Lessons  Jamie Pettit  Grade 4 students throughout Bruce and Grey Counties were joined by teachers, parents, secondary student mentors, and other volunteers for an interactive lesson in “all things H2O” at the Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival. This year’s event from  Tue, 30 May 2017 10:16:08      751K 2017/5/30 10:12 AM
Thumbnail Students Hike for Bruce Trail’s 50th   Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, May 11th, Grey Highlands Secondary School students from the Environmental Studies program, four-credit outdoor education class, joined the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club to participate in the 50th Anniversary Baton Relay in celebration of the  Mon, 29 May 2017 12:18:30      362K 2017/5/27 9:53 AM