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Dufferin Students Create Street Art

Mon, Oct 24, 2016 11:31 AM 
     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 ... 

Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) - Cancelled

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 9:18 AM 
     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. ... 

Spruce Ridge Students go for a Book Walk

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:58 AM 
     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 ... 

MCPS Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Continues

Tue, Oct 11, 2016 10:28 AM 
     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 ... 

World Teachers’ Day 2016 on October 5th

Wed, Oct 5, 2016 8:56 AM 
     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 ... 

Local Student Nutrition Programs Receive Funding for Food Project

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 9:52 AM 
     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 ... 

Students Unite to Honour Tradition

Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:33 AM 
     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 ... 

From the Director’s Office….

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 9:15 AM 
     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. ... 

Lessons of the Arctic in Bluewater

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:03 AM 
     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 ... 

Long Service & Retirement Recognition

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 3:14 PM 
     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 ... 

Bluewater Schools Achieve Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

Mon, Jun 27, 2016 1:52 PM 
     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 ... 

2016 Awards of Excellence

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 10:41 AM 
     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 ... 

BWDSB Shines Again at Skills Canada National Competition

Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:09 AM 
     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 ... 

Students hold Bake Sale for Fort McMurray

Fri, Jun 10, 2016 2:22 PM 
     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 ... 

FNMI Student Forums and Teacher Training

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 11:35 AM 
     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 ... 

Experiential Learning in the Great Outdoors

Fri, Jun 3, 2016 2:12 PM 
     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 ... 

Students are a 'Class Act' at Senior Prom

Fri, May 27, 2016 4:10 PM 
     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 ... 

SHSM Teaches Important Rural Life Skills

Tue, May 24, 2016 1:29 PM 
     Take a walk through the barn that sits adjacent to Chesley District Community School (CDCS) and you immediately realize that despite its relatively modest square footage, you have stepped into the inner workings of an authentic and professionally run farm ... 

National Science Honours for Bluewater

Sat, May 21, 2016 8:07 AM 
     It was an exceptional showing for Team Bluewater at this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair, which took place in Montreal from May 15th – 20th. For the first time in history, a local student advancing from the Bluewater Regional Science & Technology Fair ... 

Top Honours for West Hill at Envirothon

Wed, May 11, 2016 11:22 AM 
     The West Hill Secondary School Envirothon teams received first place at the 19th annual Grey Bruce Regional Envirothon competition held at Camp Celtic in Lion’s Head on May 4th, 2016. The senior team now advances to the provincial competition in Lindsay ...