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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 ... 

Bluewater’s Human Resources Services

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 4:10 PM 
     The Human Resources Services department promotes excellence in human resources management to support Bluewater District School Board in achieving the following strategic priorities: Ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe supportive ... 

Students Meet PM at IPM

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:01 AM 
     John Diefenbaker Senior School students ran into a surprise visitor when they attended the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton on Friday, September 22, 2017. As they were enjoy the festivities, the students spotted Prime Minister Justin ... 

East Ridge Community School Opens

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 8:41 AM 
     It was an exciting first day of school for those attending the newly reconfigured East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound. Thanks to the valiant efforts of custodial, Plant Services and school/board staff, as well as contractors, the revamped facility ... 

Back-to-School Wellness Tips

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 1:37 PM 
     With the start of a new school year just around the corner, a mixed range of emotions are inevitably setting in for many students and families as they prepare for what always amounts to a transitional time. Whether this means entering a new grade, moving ... 

Seeking Homestay Families for International Students

Mon, Aug 14, 2017 8:42 AM 
     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 ... 

Social Justice at HCCS

Tue, Aug 8, 2017 3:38 PM 
     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 ... 

Construction Class Gets New Hardware

Tue, Aug 8, 2017 9:12 AM 
     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 ... 

Educational Assistants Build Life Skills

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 8:51 AM 
     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 ... 

Busy Summer for School Renewal in BWDSB

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 9:07 AM 
     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 ... 

Closing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17

Tue, Jul 18, 2017 1:32 PM 
     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 ... 

Bluewater Staff Share Learning and Research

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 3:06 PM 
     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 ... 

Huron Heights Celebrates Canada 150

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 10:56 AM 
     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 ... 

Agriculture SHSM: A Look Ahead

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 9:01 AM 
     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 ...