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ThumbnailBullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2017 Jamie Pettit Through targeted awareness campaigns, classroom learning activities, and extracurricular opportunities, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are active participants in promoting safe, accepting, equitable, and inclusive school environments  Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:24:07   286K2017/11/21 9:43 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Schools Scare Hunger Jamie Pettit The so-called “season of giving” has long since begun in Bluewater District School Board. Every year during Halloween, several local families and individuals directly benefit from the overwhelming acts of generosity, caring, and responsible community Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:49:42   801K2017/11/20 4:32 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Alumni Profiles Jamie Pettit Help us share and celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board! We want to hear from any Bluewater staff who are also former graduates of our board. Please tell us about your experiences as a former student Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:46:44   46K2017/11/16 12:29 PM
ThumbnailIndigenous Education Educator Forum Jamie Pettit "Put on this Indigenous lens." This was one of several powerful messages on identity and stigma shared with principals, teachers, and other administrators at the Indigenous Education Educator Forum on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Bluewater District  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:46:24   887K2017/11/15 1:40 PM
ThumbnailBluewater Remembers Jamie Pettit Remembrance Day continues to be a critically important occasion for both recognition and student learning in Bluewater District School Board. Students and staff are once again paying tribute in a variety of ways to honour Canada’s brave men and women,  Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:11:22   321K2017/11/10 11:05 AM
ThumbnailTreaties Recognition Week, Nov. 5 – 11 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board continues to honour its longstanding commitment to invite dialogue and foster in-depth learning regarding the history and culture of Indigenous peoples. During Treaties Recognition Week, a provincially designated awareness Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:50:47   148K2017/11/3 10:51 AM
ThumbnailEMPS 10th Anniversary of French Immersion Jamie Pettit Elgin Market Public School is celebrating 10 fantastic years of French Immersion in Kincardine! On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, students, families, staff, Bluewater District School Board representatives, and other members of the community joined together Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:35:12   648K2017/10/31 3:22 PM
ThumbnailConstruction Students Help with Home Build  Jamie Pettit Senior Construction students from Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion's Head, under the guidance of their teacher Gregg Mackay, recently got busy building to help support a Habitat for Humanity project. The students helped frame and stand the exterior Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:23:14   230K2017/10/30 4:18 PM
ThumbnailLD Awareness Month - Student Profile  Jamie Pettit October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. According to the website LD@School, learning disabilities (LDs) affect approximately 10 per cent of Canadians. LDs are brain based difficulties that affect an individual’s ability to process information Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:19:48   63K2017/10/23 11:16 AM
ThumbnailSchool Bus Safety Week Jamie Pettit October 16 - 20, 2017 is School Bus Safety Week, a special opportunity for bus companies, school boards/transportation consortia, media, parents, students, teachers, motorists, and many others to come together, reinforce, and highlight the importance and  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:54:31   44K2017/10/18 8:07 AM
ThumbnailFalcons Soaring at East Ridge  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board trustees joined board and school administrators, students, local dignitaries, community partners, architects, and a Ministry of Education representative for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 13, 2017 to formally  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:22   945K2017/10/17 4:43 PM
ThumbnailLocal Government Week–Meet our Trustees Jamie Pettit October 15 – 21, 2017 is Local Government Week. It is an opportunity to raise civic awareness amongst our youth and the public regarding the important role of locally elected government in our communities. In Bluewater District School Board, we honour Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:17:17   114K2017/10/16 10:16 AM
ThumbnailNew Mental Health Class at JDSS Jamie Pettit Secondary students at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover have the opportunity to be part of a Mental Health and Wellness class this year. The course, which is the first of its kind in Bluewater District School Board, includes 24 students enrolled  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:38:37   157K2017/10/10 11:31 AM
ThumbnailRenewed Math Strategy Inquiry Continues Jamie Pettit  On Friday, September 22, 2017, all Grade 7 to 9 mathematics teachers and administrators from 17 schools in Bluewater District School Board participated in a full-day session at the Bluewater Education Centre in Chesley. The Renewed Mathematics Strategy  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:37:31   817K2017/10/7 8:32 AM
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017 Jamie Pettit  As we recognize the annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017, we join others around the globe in celebrating the fundamental role of teachers everywhere in shaping and supporting a love of learning, both in the classroom and on a Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:36:31   270K2017/10/5 6:28 AM
ThumbnailMental Illness Awareness Week 2017 Jamie Pettit October 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) across Canada. This year’s theme is “Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma”, which aligns with Bluewater District School Board’s strategic priority to Create conditions where students,  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:52:46   27K-
ThumbnailOrange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater Jamie Pettit September 30 has been designated Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this year's date falls on a Saturday, Bluewater District School Board is honouring the Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:26:02   233K2017/9/27 2:16 PM
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