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ThumbnailBWDSB Receives 11.75 Million for Owen Sound Area Schools Jamie Pettit 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  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:19:52   8.1K2016/10/28 4:19 PM
ThumbnailGround Breaking for New Hanover School Build Jamie Pettit 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  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:44:04   471K2016/10/28 10:06 AM
ThumbnailQ&A: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment  Jamie Pettit 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  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:07:28   9.2K2016/10/27 3:05 PM
ThumbnailDufferin Students Create Street Art Jamie Pettit 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 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:31:47   311K2016/10/24 11:27 AM
ThumbnailGrade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) - Cancelled Jamie Pettit 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.  Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:18:35   8.1K2016/10/20 4:21 PM
ThumbnailSpruce Ridge Students go for a Book Walk Jamie Pettit 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 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:58:45   67K2016/10/17 11:57 AM
ThumbnailMCPS Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Continues  Jamie Pettit 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 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:28:47   1.2M-
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day 2016 on October 5th Jamie Pettit 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 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:56:36   21K2016/10/5 8:48 AM
ThumbnailLocal Student Nutrition Programs Receive Funding for Food Project Jamie Pettit 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 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:52:27   208K2016/10/4 9:45 AM
ThumbnailStudents Unite to Honour Tradition Jamie Pettit 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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:33:02   2M2016/9/26 10:51 AM
ThumbnailFrom the Director’s Office…. Jamie Pettit 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.  Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:15:55   36K2016/9/6 9:12 AM
ThumbnailLessons of the Arctic in Bluewater Jamie Pettit 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 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:03:48   1M2016/8/29 10:57 AM
ThumbnailLong Service & Retirement Recognition  Jamie Pettit 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 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:14:30   90K2016/6/29 3:12 PM
ThumbnailBluewater Schools Achieve Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification Jamie Pettit Two schools in Bluewater District School Board have achieved silver in Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2015 - 2016 school year! Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin and Hanover’s John Diefenbaker Senior School join the ranks  Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:52:15   300K-
Thumbnail2016 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit At the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 21, 2016, community members who have made outstanding contributions in Bluewater District School Board over the past year were recognized as part of the annual presentation of the Awards of Excellence. Director Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:28   1M2016/6/22 9:59 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Shines Again at Skills Canada National Competition Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board was once again represented in fine fashion at the Skills Canada National Competition, which was held this year from June 3 to 8 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Kincardine District Secondary School grade 11 student Declan Mowle  Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:09:48   611K2016/6/10 3:20 PM
ThumbnailStudents hold Bake Sale for Fort McMurray Jamie Pettit Some students at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover recently put their baking talents to good use in support of the victims of the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. As part of a K level math project, students applied their learning to a real life Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:22:32   146K2016/6/10 2:22 PM
ThumbnailFNMI Student Forums and Teacher Training  Jamie Pettit To coincide with National Aboriginal History Month in June, much is happening in Bluewater District School Board to cultivate deep awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Canadian history and cultures. Two recent forums, held at the Bluewater District  Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:35:19   398K2016/6/9 11:33 AM
ThumbnailExperiential Learning in the Great Outdoors Jamie Pettit It has been an active year outdoors for two classes from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton. The JK/SK group of Mrs. Madill and Mrs. Barker along with Mrs. Williams' 3/4 students enjoyed an opportunity to participate in some experiential learning Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:12:33   281K2016/6/3 2:10 PM
ThumbnailStudents are a 'Class Act' at Senior Prom Jamie Pettit On Tuesday May 17th, eight nicely dressed gentlemen from Saugeen District Secondary School paid a visit to the Southampton Care Centre to attend the nursing home's first ever 'senior prom'. To help make the occasion a special one, the residents wore their Fri, 27 May 2016 16:10:09   231K2016/5/27 4:09 PM