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BWDSB Administrative Appointment

Mon, Jun 2, 2014 1:43 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is pleased to welcome Robert (Rob) Cummings as Superintendent of Business Services/Treasurer effective June 17, 2014. Rob brings with him over twenty years of experience in public sector organizations, most recently in the ... 

Open House to Bid Farewell to Kinghurst

Mon, Jun 2, 2014 1:56 PM 
     The year was 1964…. The Beatles invaded America, Chevrolet came out with the GTO, "Gilligan's Island" premiered, a gallon of gas was 25 cents, and in Chesley, the trustees of Bruce County initiated the build of a six-classroom school. The fall of that ... 

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program at SDSS

Tue, May 27, 2014 2:22 PM 
     On Monday, May 5, 2014, community partners joined Bluewater board and school representatives for a special meeting at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin to learn more about the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP). Spearheaded ... 

Derby Students Broaden First Nations Awareness

Tue, May 20, 2014 1:49 PM 
     It's Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 20 – 23, 2014) and Derby Public School students and staff have a lot of newfound First Nations insight to share after completing their SpeakUp project for this year. A SpeakUp project consists of grant funding from ... 

Chris Hadfield Teaches Students About "A World of Opportunities"

Wed, May 14, 2014 1:28 PM 
     "You are the product of your own decisions." That was one of many profound themes relayed by retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who spoke to grades 7 to 12 students from throughout Bluewater on Monday, May 12, 2014 at OSCVI in Owen Sound. ... 

Clothing Drive for Grade 8 Graduation

Sun, May 11, 2014 9:47 AM 
     It is yet another example of the generous Raiders spirit! West Hill Secondary School is running a formal clothing drive until the middle of June in an effort to make available formal dresses and suits to area students currently in grade 8. The pressure ... 

Sydenham School Hug for Anti-Bullying

Thu, May 8, 2014 3:57 PM 
     Wednesday, April 30 was a special day at École Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound. The Sydenham Safe Schools Team was out in full force 'painting' the school pink with their T-shirts and organizing everyone to 'hug' the school in a show of support ... 

Children's Mental Health Week

Tue, May 6, 2014 3:24 PM 
     Children's Mental Health Week is from May 4 – 10, 2014. It has been a very busy year at Bluewater with the development of some significant initiatives to directly address the critically important area of youth mental health and well-being..... ... 

Education Week 2014

Thu, May 1, 2014 10:08 AM 
     Education Week from May 5 – 9, 2014 is an opportunity to celebrate student achievement and the commitment of everyone involved in helping to realize Bluewater's vision of "Preparing Our Students Today for the World of Tomorrow". This year's theme ... 

"Disable The Label" Returns to CDHS

Mon, May 12, 2014 5:02 PM 
     On Thursday, April 24, students at Chesley District High School held the second the "Disable The Label" event to discuss teen mental health and well-being. Under the direction of the school's "Disable The Label" club, students had an opportunity to select ... 

Premier Meets with Students in Holstein

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 1:15 PM 
     It was a trip to the sugar bush that some Bluewater students and staff are bound to remember for years to come. On Wednesday, April 23, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne paid a special visit to Love's Sweetness Maple Syrup in Holstein in her role as Minister ... 

Earth Day 2014

Tue, Apr 22, 2014 2:05 PM 
     Bluewater students and staff continue to proactively lead by example in the area of environmental stewardship. Earth Day on April 22 provides yet another opportunity for schools to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy planet. Here is a snapshot of ... 

Students Form Human Food Chain

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:24 PM 
     Students at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley enjoyed some morning fresh air on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as they lined the sidewalk to form a human food chain! The school had been holding a food drive since March to collect non-perishable items and ... 

"Diverse Voices" GSA Student Forum

Tue, Jul 15, 2014 1:25 PM 
     It was a truly special day for students to come together in a safe and supportive environment to show solidarity and celebrate equity, inclusiveness and acceptance at Bluewater. The first ever Gay Straight Alliance Student Forum was held on Friday, April ... 

Mobile Tech Trailer Visits Bluewater

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:59 PM 
     Hands-on opportunities to learn about the skilled trades abound for Bluewater students! From April 1st – 11th, grades 7 and 8 students at eight elementary schools throughout the district had a chance to be part of a unique pilot project when the School ... 

International Day of Pink 2014

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 1:28 PM 
     Wednesday, April 9, 2014 is the International Day of Pink. This special annual occasion honoured around the world has been designated to raise awareness and help eliminate "bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities." ... 

Inside Ride Raises $27,500

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:38 PM 
     The 3rd annual Inside Ride was held at OSCVI on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in memory of Falcon Brendan Rourke, who passed away in December, 2012 after a valiant fight against cancer. The event raised an impressive $27,500 this year, bringing the three-year ... 

Students Excel at Regional Skills

Tue, Mar 25, 2014 4:32 PM 
     The return of the Regional Skills Challenge on Friday, March 21, 2014 saw the participation of more than 100 technical education students from 13 high schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties. Organized by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) ... 

Bluewater Adds to Descartes Medallists

Mon, Mar 10, 2014 2:58 PM 
     Another Bluewater teacher is being recognized for contributions to math teaching in Ontario. Steve Lau, who teaches at Hanover's John Diefenbaker Secondary School, has received the distinguished honour of being named to the Society of Descartes Medallists ... 

SDSS Excelling in Athletics

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 3:49 PM 
     Students and staff at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin have plenty of reasons to show their school pride and celebrate. Thus far, 2013-14 has been a stellar year in the realm of athletics with both girls and boys teams sharing in the glory ...