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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
ThumbnailSHSM Teaches Important Rural Life Skills Jamie Pettit 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 Tue, 24 May 2016 13:29:43   1.1M-
ThumbnailNational Science Honours for Bluewater Jamie Pettit 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 Sat, 21 May 2016 08:07:53   141K2016/5/21 7:40 AM
ThumbnailTop Honours for West Hill at Envirothon Jamie Pettit 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 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:22:42   105K2016/5/11 11:21 AM
Thumbnail"Le Petit Prince" at Sydenham Jamie Pettit Students, staff and parent volunteers at Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound have been working very hard to get ready for the musical, "The Little Prince/Le Petit Prince". Teamwork is at the forefront of this effort, and it is very exciting to see so Mon, 09 May 2016 10:42:52   47K2016/5/9 10:42 AM
ThumbnailMinister at SVE for funding announcement  Jamie Pettit Minister of Education Liz Sandals paid an afternoon visit to St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford on Friday, April 29, 2016 to announce 24.1 million dollars in funding from the Ministry of Education's School Consolidation Capital program for Mon, 02 May 2016 13:18:03   715K2016/4/29 5:28 PM
ThumbnailEducation Week 2016 Jamie Pettit We recognize our shared commitment to student excellence in Bluewater District School Board during Education Week, which takes places from May 2 - 6, 2016. The hard work and dedication of all staff, trustees, students, parents/guardians and other  Fri, 06 May 2016 11:35:05   433K2016/4/28 8:42 AM
ThumbnailBPDS Production of "The Wizard of Oz"  Jamie Pettit Bruce Peninsula District School's recent production of "The Wizard of Oz" included approximately 60 students from grades 1 to 12 with many from the Special Needs Unit participating. There were three sold out performances between Thursday, April 21st and  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:29:32   930K-