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Bluewater District School Board Mourns the Passing of Trustee Linda Hamill

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:46 PM 
     It is with great sadness that Bluewater District School Board announces the passing of Trustee Linda Hamill. A former teacher, school volunteer and children’s author, Linda dedicated her life to education and many other pursuits in her community. She ... 

BVCS Pilots New Snowboarding Program

Thu, Dec 1, 2016 10:18 AM 
     The snow has yet to arrive, however, students at Beaver Valley Community School (BVCS) in Thornbury are already learning all about the skills and thrills of snowboarding! BVCS has the unique distinction of being the first school in the province to test a ... 

Students Participate in ICE Training

Mon, Nov 28, 2016 4:27 PM 
     Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program had an opportunity to share ideas and interact with a diverse range of industry leading local businesses and organizations. The first of three Innovation, Creativity and ... 

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2016

Wed, Nov 23, 2016 8:54 AM 
     To coincide with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which takes place from November 20 – 26, 2016, a number of interactive and engaging learning initiatives that support student and staff well-being are underway in Bluewater District School Board. ... 

FLEX School Still Going Strong

Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:18 AM 
     A decade since its launch in our local area, FLEX school is still popular amongst Bluewater District School Board students. Often described as 'secondary school within a college', this important program was created in 2006 thanks to a partnership between ... 

Students and Staff Observe Remembrance Day

Fri, Nov 11, 2016 9:27 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board students and staff are joining millions across Canada on November 11, 2016 to honour the men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve our freedom. Schools across the district are once again participating in ... 

BWDSB Honours Treaties Recognition Week

Fri, Nov 4, 2016 2:31 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is joining other school communities across Ontario to honour the first ever Treaties Recognition Week, which takes place from November 6 – 12, 2016. As announced by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation ... 

BWDSB Receives 11.75 Million for Owen Sound Area Schools

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 4:19 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education is providing 11.75 million dollars in Capital Priorities funding for significant renovations to the yet to be named Owen Sound elementary school and Owen Sound District ... 

Ground Breaking for New Hanover School Build

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:44 AM 
     Members of the local media and other invited guests joined Bluewater District School Board representatives on Thursday, October 27, 2016 to observe the official ground breaking at the future build site for the new school in Hanover. Located on the east ... 

Q&A: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 3:07 PM 
     The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is providing a 'questions and answers' page on its website regarding the cancelled trial of the October 20, 2016 online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT). To view the Q&A, please click on this ... 

Dufferin Students Create Street Art

Mon, Oct 24, 2016 11:31 AM 
     Students from Dufferin Elementary School in Owen Sound recently got involved in a community art project that allowed them to express their creativity with spray paint. As part of the StreetART Mural initiative, which encourages community partnerships that ... 

Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) - Cancelled

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 9:18 AM 
     Due to widespread technical issues with the online OSSLT network, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), cancelled the online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) that was to take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016. ... 

Spruce Ridge Students go for a Book Walk

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:58 AM 
     Students from Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham recently participated in some lifting for literacy! In an effort to assist the Durham Library Branch of the West Grey Library with its move to a new facility, students joined volunteers and members of ... 

MCPS Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Continues

Tue, Oct 11, 2016 10:28 AM 
     On Thursday, October 6th, every student, staff member and parent volunteer at Mildmay-Carrick Public School was once again treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. All participants gathered in the gym for a delicious feast with all the trimmings and ... 

World Teachers’ Day 2016 on October 5th

Wed, Oct 5, 2016 8:56 AM 
     The annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Students, families and members of our school communities throughout Bluewater District School Board are encouraged to thank a teacher for their contributions ... 

Local Student Nutrition Programs Receive Funding for Food Project

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 9:52 AM 
     Holland-Chatsworth Central, Beavercrest Community, MacPhail Memorial, Osprey Central, Grey Highlands Secondary, Highpoint Community and Dundalk & Proton Community Schools are among 14 schools in Grey and Perth Counties receiving weekly deliveries of fruit ... 

Students Unite to Honour Tradition

Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:33 AM 
     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 ... 

From the Director’s Office….

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 9:15 AM 
     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. ... 

Lessons of the Arctic in Bluewater

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:03 AM 
     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 ... 

Long Service & Retirement Recognition

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 3:14 PM 
     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 ...