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Thumbnail Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2016  Jamie Pettit  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.   Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:54:21      198K 2016/11/22 2:26 PM
Thumbnail FLEX School Still Going Strong  Jamie Pettit  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  Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:18:49      33K 2016/11/17 7:56 AM
Thumbnail Students and Staff Observe Remembrance Day   Jamie Pettit  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  Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:27:38      16K 2016/11/11 9:25 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB Honours Treaties Recognition Week  Jamie Pettit  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  Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:31:33      31K 2016/11/4 2:30 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB 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      8.1K 2016/10/28 4:19 PM
Thumbnail Ground 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      471K 2016/10/28 10:06 AM
Thumbnail Q&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      9.2K 2016/10/27 3:05 PM
Thumbnail Dufferin 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      311K 2016/10/24 11:27 AM
Thumbnail Grade 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      8.1K 2016/10/20 4:21 PM
Thumbnail Spruce 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      67K 2016/10/17 11:57 AM
Thumbnail MCPS 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 -
Thumbnail World 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      21K 2016/10/5 8:48 AM
Thumbnail Local 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      208K 2016/10/4 9:45 AM
Thumbnail Students 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      2M 2016/9/26 10:51 AM
Thumbnail From 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      36K 2016/9/6 9:12 AM
Thumbnail Lessons 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      1M 2016/8/29 10:57 AM
Thumbnail Long 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      90K 2016/6/29 3:12 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater 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 -
Thumbnail 2016 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      1M 2016/6/22 9:59 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB 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      611K 2016/6/10 3:20 PM