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Students Form Human Food Chain

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:24 PM 
     Students at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley enjoyed some morning fresh air on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as they lined the sidewalk to form a human food chain! The school had been holding a food drive since March to collect non-perishable items and ... 

"Diverse Voices" GSA Student Forum

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 2:26 PM 
     It was a truly special day for students to come together in a safe and supportive environment to show solidarity and celebrate equity, inclusiveness and acceptance at Bluewater. The first ever Gay Straight Alliance Student Forum was held on Friday, April ... 

Mobile Tech Trailer Visits Bluewater

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:59 PM 
     Hands-on opportunities to learn about the skilled trades abound for Bluewater students! From April 1st – 11th, grades 7 and 8 students at eight elementary schools throughout the district had a chance to be part of a unique pilot project when the School ... 

International Day of Pink 2014

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 1:28 PM 
     Wednesday, April 9, 2014 is the International Day of Pink. This special annual occasion honoured around the world has been designated to raise awareness and help eliminate "bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities." ... 

Inside Ride Raises $27,500

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:38 PM 
     The 3rd annual Inside Ride was held at OSCVI on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in memory of Falcon Brendan Rourke, who passed away in December, 2012 after a valiant fight against cancer. The event raised an impressive $27,500 this year, bringing the three-year ... 

Students Excel at Regional Skills

Tue, Mar 25, 2014 4:32 PM 
     The return of the Regional Skills Challenge on Friday, March 21, 2014 saw the participation of more than 100 technical education students from 13 high schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties. Organized by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) ... 

Bluewater Adds to Descartes Medallists

Mon, Mar 10, 2014 2:58 PM 
     Another Bluewater teacher is being recognized for contributions to math teaching in Ontario. Steve Lau, who teaches at Hanover's John Diefenbaker Secondary School, has received the distinguished honour of being named to the Society of Descartes Medallists ... 

SDSS Excelling in Athletics

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 3:49 PM 
     Students and staff at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin have plenty of reasons to show their school pride and celebrate. Thus far, 2013-14 has been a stellar year in the realm of athletics with both girls and boys teams sharing in the glory ... 

All Smiles/Medals for West Hill at OFSAA

Mon, Mar 3, 2014 10:28 AM 
     The West Hill Nordic ski team has a long-standing tradition of good cross country skiers. At the CWOSSA (Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association) competition held in Orangeville on February 11, 2014, 16 athletes qualified to go to the OFSAA ... 

Pink Shirt Day 2014 at Bluewater

Fri, Feb 28, 2014 4:17 PM 
     The significance of the annual tradition of Pink Shirt Day continues to resonate throughout Bluewater. This year's occasion, which supports anti-bullying in schools takes place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. While Bluewater schools actively promote ... 

Bluewater Schools Capturing Olympic Spirit

Sat, Feb 22, 2014 9:35 PM 
     The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi have created an inspirational ripple effect across Bluewater. The opportunity for schools to model Bluewater's 10 Character Attributes has manifested itself in an impressive array of outdoor and classroom activities ... 

Student Loses Locks for a Great Cause

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 3:22 PM 
     Kincardine District Secondary School grade 10 student Aidan Chapleau made his family a solemn promise. Should he be able to raise $1,000 in support of the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, he would be sure to shave his curly locks. On Wednesday, February ... 

Students Helping the Food Bank

Mon, Feb 10, 2014 2:36 PM 
     The Bluewater Character Attributes of Caring, Responsibility and Teamwork are being practiced proudly as 2014 gets into full swing at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley. Students, staff and parents are being extended a humongous heartfelt 'thank-you' ... 

Supporting Mental Health...with Mini-Golf

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 1:45 PM 
     The nine-hole mini-golf course in the basement cafeteria at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is much more than just a games room for students to partake in some fun respite. The main purpose of the course is to operate as a fund and awareness ... 

Doors Open OSCVI

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 1:43 PM 
     Future high school students, parents and the public had an opportunity to visit OSCVI on Monday, January 20th for a special 'Doors Open' event. During the afternoon and evening, the school played host to a number of activities, including a 'by donation' ... 

Family Literacy Day on January 27th

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 3:45 PM 
     Family Literacy Day celebrates 16 years of learning as a family on Monday, January 27, 2014. Once again, the theme for this year is "15 Minutes of Fun". Founded by the non-profit organization ABC Life Literacy Canada, families are encouraged to spend a ... 

Bluewater Schools Recognized for Going Waste-Free

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 3:51 PM 
     Two Bluewater schools have won an Honourable Mention of $100 each as part of the 2013 Waste-Free Lunch Challenge! Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater has been reducing its waste and working on a variety of environmental projects for the past few years ... 

Books With No Bounds at Spruce Ridge

Wed, Jan 15, 2014 4:02 PM 
     On Thursday, December 19th, Julia and Emma Mogus, the founders of "Books With No Bounds", paid a special visit to Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham to speak with students from grades 3 to 8. The two teenagers from Oakville share a goal of improving ... 

Bluewater Secondary Information Nights

Thu, Jan 16, 2014 2:07 PM 
     It is an exciting time at Bluewater for those looking to enter high school for the first time. Secondary schools are hosting information nights for current grade 8 students and parents who would like to learn more about the transition to high school and ... 

Director's Annual Report 2013

Mon, Dec 30, 2013 2:30 PM 
     At the December 17, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board, Director of Education Steve Blake presented the Director's Annual Report 2013. This year's report updates the progress that has been made with the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Bluewater District ...