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ThumbnailBluewater’s Human Resources Services  Jamie Pettit The Human Resources Services department promotes excellence in human resources management to support Bluewater District School Board in achieving the following strategic priorities: Ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe supportive  Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:10:38   115K2017/9/26 4:05 PM
ThumbnailStudents Meet PM at IPM Jamie Pettit John Diefenbaker Senior School students ran into a surprise visitor when they attended the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton on Friday, September 22, 2017. As they were enjoy the festivities, the students spotted Prime Minister Justin  Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:01:17   103K2017/9/26 9:59 AM
ThumbnailEast Ridge Community School Opens Jamie Pettit It was an exciting first day of school for those attending the newly reconfigured East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound. Thanks to the valiant efforts of custodial, Plant Services and school/board staff, as well as contractors, the revamped facility  Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:41:27   843K2017/9/6 10:16 AM
ThumbnailBack-to-School Wellness Tips Jamie Pettit With the start of a new school year just around the corner, a mixed range of emotions are inevitably setting in for many students and families as they prepare for what always amounts to a transitional time. Whether this means entering a new grade, moving Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:37:39   4.9M2017/8/25 4:24 PM
ThumbnailSeeking Homestay Families for International Students Jamie Pettit In 2017-2018, Bluewater District School Board will be hosting 25 international students from Brazil. Walkerton District Community School, Saugeen District Secondary School, and Kincardine District Secondary School will be welcoming these students. A Home Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:42:27   8.1K2017/8/14 8:41 AM
ThumbnailSocial Justice at HCCS Jamie Pettit The 2016-17 school year provided the Grade 1/2 class at Holland-Chatsworth Central School with some valuable lessons on social justice. Throughout the year, teacher Kelly Merrifield introduced a variety of stories on remarkable citizens and leaders around Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:38:46   266K2017/8/8 3:24 PM
ThumbnailConstruction Class Gets New Hardware Jamie Pettit Construction students at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin wrapped up the school year with some amazing upgrades to their communal toolbox. On Friday, June 16, 2017, a representative from Milwaukee Electric Tools Canada visited Bud Halpin Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:12:19   524K2017/7/25 9:13 AM
ThumbnailEducational Assistants Build Life Skills Jamie Pettit An unyielding passion for the job, a rock solid sense of teamwork, and a family atmosphere are evident from the moment you enter the specialized learning unit at Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS) in Flesherton, where a dedicated group of educational  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:51:32   131K2017/7/19 3:31 PM
ThumbnailBusy Summer for School Renewal in BWDSB Jamie Pettit The summer of 2017 has been a busy one thus far in Bluewater District School Board as a number of school renewal projects continue with a view to ensuring necessary upgrades and improvements are in place for the start of the school year in September. Owen Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:07:45   443K2017/7/18 11:59 AM
ThumbnailClosing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17 Jamie Pettit June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board. Aside from the customary end-of-school-year activities, closing ceremonies were held at Dufferin Elementary, Bayview Public, and Sydenham Community Schools in Owen Sound, as well as the secondary  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:32:07   1.1M2017/7/13 9:17 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Staff Share Learning and Research Jamie Pettit One of several professional development opportunities for staff took place this past spring at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley as participants in the Bluewater Action Research Network (BARN) met to share their self-directed Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:06:14   193K2017/7/4 3:04 PM
ThumbnailHuron Heights Celebrates Canada 150 Jamie Pettit The staff and students of Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine recently created a large banner replicating the Canadian flag. Each student had the responsibility of developing and colouring a small square to be added to the banner. Everyone was also Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:56:00   327K2017/6/28 10:30 AM
ThumbnailAgriculture SHSM: A Look Ahead  Jamie Pettit Secondary students who are interested in learning about the practical and theoretical sides of farming are being encouraged to enroll in Bluewater District School Board’s Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Although Chesley District Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:01:26   374K2017/6/24 9:00 AM
ThumbnailLong Service and Retirement Recognition Jamie Pettit The annual recognition event for retiring Bluewater District School Board staff and those with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Saugeen Golf Club in Port Elgin. Trustees, staff and family members were on hand for  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:42   666K2017/6/23 11:05 AM
Thumbnail2017 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit An annual tradition was upheld at the final Regular Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 as Bluewater District School Board recognized and celebrated outstanding contributions made by dedicated volunteers in our school communities. The Awards of Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:05   594K2017/6/21 1:09 PM
ThumbnailNational Aboriginal Day on June 21  Jamie Pettit Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is National Aboriginal Day. It is an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and honour the unique heritage and achievements of our Indigenous communities and citizens. This special occasion was proclaimed by the Governor General Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:17:48   141K2017/6/21 9:33 AM
ThumbnailPride Month in Bluewater Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is celebrating Pride Month! Throughout the month of June, schools are demonstrating support and solidarity by displaying the rainbow flag, as well as organizing activities themed around diversity, equity and inclusivity in Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:24:47   752K2017/6/12 4:15 PM
ThumbnailExploration, Play and Learning Outdoors Jamie Pettit Over the course of the school year, two classes from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton have participated in a unique opportunity funded by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Teacher Learning Co-op project. Under the leadership of Becky Madill,  Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:19   471K2017/6/10 8:36 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Medals Shine at Skills Canada/Ontario Jamie Pettit The 2016-17 school year has been another outstanding one for Bluewater District School Board students participating in skilled trades competitions. Some of the top performing students from the Regional Technological Skills Challenge in March advanced to  Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:09   242K2017/6/9 10:29 PM
ThumbnailWho Is NOBODY? Ask Spruce Ridge Students! Jamie Pettit Over the course of the school year, the Grade 2/3 class at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham has been involved in the Who Is NOBODY?™ character education program. The NOBODY program is designed to enhance literacy skills while helping to promote  Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:33:46   65K2017/6/5 10:29 AM