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ThumbnailOSDSS International Students' First Step on Home Ice Jamie Pettit Thank you to the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre for allowing the students of Owen Sound District Secondary School to visit for their fun winter skate on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Within the group were some nervously excited new residents of Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:37:03   167K-
ThumbnailBIG Food Drive Results for Little School  Jamie Pettit The recent food drive at Dundalk & Proton Community School is one of countless examples of Bluewater District School Board students demonstrating caring and kindness for others in their communities during the "season of giving". In the photo below, there Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:10:07   94K2017/12/22 10:08 AM
ThumbnailWildcat Week of Giving Jamie Pettit The Wildcat Week of Giving is an initiative of the ME to WE group at Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School, which allows students and staff to support some great organizations that are close to home. This year, the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, and Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:56:26   312K2017/12/20 3:53 PM
ThumbnailHealthy Minds at Egremont Jamie Pettit On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Egremont Community School in Holstein hosted a "Healthy Minds" parent engagement event. The evening began with keynote speaker, Josh Yandt, who spoke to a packed gymnasium about his experiences with bullying and how he was Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:36:04   76K2017/12/8 9:35 AM
ThumbnailTeachers Share Math Inquiry Projects Jamie Pettit Grade 7 - 9 teachers were on hand at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Thursday, November 30, 2017 for a final consolidation session of the semester on the Renewed Mathematics Strategy Cross-Panel Inquiry. Teachers shared Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:09:46   485K2017/12/1 10:06 AM
ThumbnailAlexandra Brings School Mascot to Life Jamie Pettit A collaborative art project at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound has brought the school's eagle mascot to life! Over 200 wooden tiles were painted individually by students and staff to create the image, which was recently unveiled at the school's  Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:53:09   107K2017/11/28 10:49 AM
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