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Healthy Minds at Egremont

Fri, Dec 8, 2017 9:36 AM 
     On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Egremont Community School in Holstein hosted a "Healthy Minds" parent engagement event. The evening began with keynote speaker, Josh Yandt, who spoke to a packed gymnasium about his experiences with bullying and how he was ... 

Teachers Share Math Inquiry Projects

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 10:09 AM 
     Grade 7 - 9 teachers were on hand at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Thursday, November 30, 2017 for a final consolidation session of the semester on the Renewed Mathematics Strategy Cross-Panel Inquiry. Teachers shared ... 

Alexandra Brings School Mascot to Life

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:53 AM 
     A collaborative art project at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound has brought the school's eagle mascot to life! Over 200 wooden tiles were painted individually by students and staff to create the image, which was recently unveiled at the school's ... 

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2017

Fri, Nov 24, 2017 10:24 AM 
     Through targeted awareness campaigns, classroom learning activities, and extracurricular opportunities, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are active participants in promoting safe, accepting, equitable, and inclusive school environments ... 

Bluewater Schools Scare Hunger

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 3:49 PM 
     The so-called “season of giving” has long since begun in Bluewater District School Board. Every year during Halloween, several local families and individuals directly benefit from the overwhelming acts of generosity, caring, and responsible community ... 

BWDSB Alumni Profiles

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 12:46 PM 
     Help us share and celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board! We want to hear from any Bluewater staff who are also former graduates of our board. Please tell us about your experiences as a former student ... 

Indigenous Education Educator Forum

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM 
     "Put on this Indigenous lens." This was one of several powerful messages on identity and stigma shared with principals, teachers, and other administrators at the Indigenous Education Educator Forum on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Bluewater District ... 

Bluewater Remembers

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:11 AM 
     Remembrance Day continues to be a critically important occasion for both recognition and student learning in Bluewater District School Board. Students and staff are once again paying tribute in a variety of ways to honour Canada’s brave men and women, ... 

Treaties Recognition Week, Nov. 5 – 11

Fri, Nov 3, 2017 11:50 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board continues to honour its longstanding commitment to invite dialogue and foster in-depth learning regarding the history and culture of Indigenous peoples. During Treaties Recognition Week, a provincially designated awareness ... 

EMPS 10th Anniversary of French Immersion

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 8:35 AM 
     Elgin Market Public School is celebrating 10 fantastic years of French Immersion in Kincardine! On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, students, families, staff, Bluewater District School Board representatives, and other members of the community joined together ... 

Construction Students Help with Home Build

Mon, Oct 30, 2017 4:23 PM 
     Senior Construction students from Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion's Head, under the guidance of their teacher Gregg Mackay, recently got busy building to help support a Habitat for Humanity project. The students helped frame and stand the exterior ... 

LD Awareness Month - Student Profile

Mon, Oct 23, 2017 11:19 AM 
     October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. According to the website LD@School, learning disabilities (LDs) affect approximately 10 per cent of Canadians. LDs are brain based difficulties that affect an individual’s ability to process information ... 

School Bus Safety Week

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 1:54 PM 
     October 16 - 20, 2017 is School Bus Safety Week, a special opportunity for bus companies, school boards/transportation consortia, media, parents, students, teachers, motorists, and many others to come together, reinforce, and highlight the importance and ... 

Falcons Soaring at East Ridge

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 4:59 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board trustees joined board and school administrators, students, local dignitaries, community partners, architects, and a Ministry of Education representative for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 13, 2017 to formally ... 

Local Government Week–Meet our Trustees

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 12:17 PM 
     October 15 – 21, 2017 is Local Government Week. It is an opportunity to raise civic awareness amongst our youth and the public regarding the important role of locally elected government in our communities. In Bluewater District School Board, we honour ... 

New Mental Health Class at JDSS

Tue, Oct 10, 2017 11:38 AM 
     Secondary students at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover have the opportunity to be part of a Mental Health and Wellness class this year. The course, which is the first of its kind in Bluewater District School Board, includes 24 students enrolled ... 

Renewed Math Strategy Inquiry Continues

Tue, Oct 10, 2017 8:37 AM 
      On Friday, September 22, 2017, all Grade 7 to 9 mathematics teachers and administrators from 17 schools in Bluewater District School Board participated in a full-day session at the Bluewater Education Centre in Chesley. The Renewed Mathematics Strategy ... 

World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017

Thu, Oct 5, 2017 8:36 AM 
      As we recognize the annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017, we join others around the globe in celebrating the fundamental role of teachers everywhere in shaping and supporting a love of learning, both in the classroom and on a ... 

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 2:52 PM 
     October 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) across Canada. This year’s theme is “Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma”, which aligns with Bluewater District School Board’s strategic priority to Create conditions where students, ... 

Orange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 10:26 AM 
     September 30 has been designated Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this year's date falls on a Saturday, Bluewater District School Board is honouring the ...