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Director's Annual Report 2013

Mon, Dec 30, 2013 2:30 PM 
     At the December 17, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board, Director of Education Steve Blake presented the Director's Annual Report 2013. This year's report updates the progress that has been made with the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Bluewater District ... 

Teens for Jeans

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 3:00 PM 
     West Hill Secondary School is aiming to collect 3,500 pairs of jeans by January 16, 2014. Members of the public are invited to drop off their new or used jeans at the school, which will be distributed at various homeless shelters. Alternate arrangements ... 

WDCS Fundraiser a Success

Mon, Dec 9, 2013 1:02 PM 
     The Walkerton District Community School fundraiser for the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort was a resounding success. Together, students and staff donated an incredible $1,500, which will be matched by the Canadian government! Members of the Canadian and ... 

Students Take Action on Global Hunger

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 9:52 AM 
     Wednesday, November 20th was an amazing day at OSCVI as students created action plans to raise awareness and fundraise for local and global hunger, and children deprived of an education. The assembly, which was organized by the OSCVI Free The Children ... 

Students Engage in Outdoor Learning

Mon, Dec 2, 2013 9:44 AM 
     What a great learning experience! Mr. Clark's class from Dawnview Public School made the annual grade 6 pilgrimage to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton from November 4th - 6th. Activities included orienteering, making and launching ... 

Bluewater Schools Standing Up Against Stigma

Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:43 PM 
     Some Bluewater schools recently offered up some comic relief to tackle the serious issue of mental health. Popular stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Big Daddy Tazz visited the area on November 25th and 26th to share his "Stand Up Against Stigma" ... 

Follow Us on Twitter!

Fri, Nov 22, 2013 11:24 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board is now on Twitter! It was announced at the November 19, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board that a new Twitter feed has been launched to enhance communications with parents/guardians and stakeholders who use social media as ... 

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2013

Fri, Nov 15, 2013 9:56 PM 
     Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2013 is from November 17 to 23, and once again, Bluewater schools are participating in a wide range of activities that support the board's strategic priority to 'ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe ... 

Help Build the Next Phase in Ontario's Education Strategy: "Great to Excellent"

Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:46 AM 
     The Ministry of Education is seeking community input this fall to help determine the path forward for the next phase in Ontario's education strategy. A list of seven questions has been developed to solicit feedback that will assist in guiding the revised ... 

Honouring Remembrance Day

Mon, Nov 11, 2013 8:00 PM 
     Students and staff from across Bluewater are participating in assemblies, special activities and ceremonies to recognize Remembrance Day and those Canadians, past and present, who have made sacrifices to preserve our freedom and the freedom of others. ... 

Dedication of OSCVI Memorial Hall

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:51 AM 
     Students, staff, alumni, local dignitaries and community members had an opportunity to be part of a historic occasion honouring local history with the dedication of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute Memorial Hall on Thursday, November 7, 2013 ... 

Dragons Scare Hunger

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:44 AM 
     When the topic of Halloween came up in Mrs. Stredwick's grade 4 class at Dufferin Elementary School in Owen Sound, the students decided that they wanted to make a difference for others. The class watched a social action web broadcast in September called, ... 

Supporting Our Student Nutrition Programs

Sun, Oct 20, 2013 9:56 AM 
     Students in Bruce and Grey Counties, including Bluewater, are benefiting from the generosity of a caring group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The not-for-profit corporation, Association of Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education (ABATE), has given a big ... 

Help Build the Next Phase in Ontario's Education Strategy: "Great to Excellent"

Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:16 AM 
     The Ministry of Education is seeking community input this fall to help determine the path forward for the next phase in Ontario's education strategy. A list of seven questions has been developed to solicit feedback that will assist in guiding the revised ... 

A Most Amazing Race

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 1:16 PM 
     You can call it one of those 'frozen moments in time' that will likely be forever etched in the minds of a grade 7 Dundalk student and his peers. At the Meaford Coyote Cross Country Invitational held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Georgian Bay Secondary ... 

World Teachers' Day 2013 on October 5th

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 11:00 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board once again celebrates the contributions of teachers and educational professionals with World Teachers' Day on October 5, 2013. The theme for World Teachers' Day 2013 is "A Call for Teachers", which focuses on the ... 

Getting Chesley District Ready for 2014

Fri, Sep 13, 2013 3:51 PM 
     It has been a busy summer for contractors, construction workers, Bluewater District School Board Plant Services staff, school staff, and all those involved in the upgrades at Chesley District High School. Construction work is well underway to accommodate ... 

Eat Well: Easier, Healthier School Lunches 101

Wed, Sep 11, 2013 7:59 PM 
     With the onset of a new school year, Health Canada is offering some useful resources for parents and guardians with the "Eat Well: Easier, Healthier School Lunches 101" campaign. Get started at the grocery store! The following link provides tips ... 

BWDSB Welcomes New Director Steve Blake

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:27 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board is pleased to welcome Steve Blake as the new Director of Education. Steve brings 26 years of education experience from two previous school boards to his new role. The first part of his career was spent with the Durham ...