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Long Service and Retirement Recognition

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 11:06 AM 
     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 ... 

2017 Awards of Excellence

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 1:15 PM 
     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 ... 

National Aboriginal Day on June 21

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 3:17 PM 
     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 ... 

Pride Month in Bluewater

Tue, Jun 20, 2017 5:24 PM 
     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 ... 

Exploration, Play and Learning Outdoors

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 12:37 PM 
     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, ... 

Bluewater Medals Shine at Skills Canada/Ontario

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 12:37 PM 
     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 ... 

Who Is NOBODY? Ask Spruce Ridge Students!

Mon, Jun 5, 2017 10:33 AM 
     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 ... 

Family Fun Day at the BOEC

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 3:21 PM 
     Nature enthusiasts of all ages could not have asked for a better day to enjoy a fun and engaging learning experience in the great outdoors! Family Fun Day was held at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Oliphant on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with many ... 

Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy

Tue, May 30, 2017 2:29 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board trustees and Director of Education Alana Murray provided input on Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy at a regional consultation session hosted by the Ministry of Education on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Markdale. Several ... 

Water Festival Teaches Important Lessons

Tue, May 30, 2017 10:16 AM 
     Grade 4 students throughout Bruce and Grey Counties were joined by teachers, parents, secondary student mentors, and other volunteers for an interactive lesson in “all things H2O” at the Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival. This year’s event from ... 

Students Hike for Bruce Trail’s 50th

Mon, May 29, 2017 12:18 PM 
     On Thursday, May 11th, Grey Highlands Secondary School students from the Environmental Studies program, four-credit outdoor education class, joined the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club to participate in the 50th Anniversary Baton Relay in celebration of the ... 

Exchange Students at OSDSS

Tue, May 23, 2017 3:19 PM 
     Every year, a number of Bluewater District School Board secondary students choose to participate in exchange programs to expand their learning, awareness and appreciation of other cultures and languages from around the world. Reciprocal programs offered ... 

50 Amazing Years at Sydenham

Tue, May 23, 2017 10:58 AM 
     The Sydenham Community School gymnasium was converted to a memory lane trip experience as a large complement of students and staff of every generation from 1967 to the present visited to reunite and reminisce. A commemorative 50th anniversary open house ... 

Superintendent of Education Appointment

Fri, May 19, 2017 8:45 PM 
     Following an in-depth hiring process, Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that Paul Hambleton has been appointed to the position of Superintendent of Education effective May 17, 2017. Paul has been fulfilling this role on an interim ... 

“Lost in the Woods” at GBCS

Tue, May 16, 2017 3:39 PM 
     Elementary students at Georgian Bay Community School in Meaford have had a busy past few months working on the play, "Lost in the Woods". Teachers Emily Major and Marty Elkins led a group of over 100 students who pulled off a magnificent show on Wednesday ... 

School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement

Thu, May 11, 2017 9:55 AM 
     On May 4 and 5, school teams from across Bluewater District School Board participated in School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement at the Bluewater Education Centre in Chesley. Teams of administrators and teachers from each school collaborated ... 

First Time Full Time Certifies Students

Mon, May 8, 2017 6:21 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board students were among approximately 350 youth from our area who participated in the 12th Annual First Time Full Time Conference in Owen Sound on May 3 and 4, 2017. Two days of classes provided participating students with the ... 

Literacy Event for East Ridge Book Nook

Mon, May 8, 2017 2:19 PM 
     The Sydenham Community and Bayview Public School communities continue to proactively plan for their union at the new East Ridge Community School effective September 2017. To closely coincide with World Book Day, a literacy event organized by Sydenham’s ... 

Students Innovate at 3rd ICE Training Day

Fri, May 5, 2017 11:31 AM 
     The third and final Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) training day scheduled for the current school year was held at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Approximately 76 Grade 11 and ... 

Get Loud for Mental Health

Thu, May 4, 2017 11:03 AM 
     Mental Health Week takes place from May 1 – 7, 2017. It is only fitting that this important occasion coincides with Education Week as Bluewater District School Board schools celebrate the many examples of excellence that are fostered in safe and caring ...