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Thumbnail Agriculture SHSM: A Look Ahead   Jamie Pettit  Secondary students who are interested in learning about the practical and theoretical sides of farming are being encouraged to enroll in Bluewater District School Board’s Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Although Chesley District  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:01:26      374K 2017/6/24 9:00 AM
Thumbnail Long Service and Retirement Recognition  Jamie Pettit  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   Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:42      666K 2017/6/23 11:05 AM
Thumbnail 2017 Awards of Excellence  Jamie Pettit  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  Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:05      594K 2017/6/21 1:09 PM
Thumbnail National Aboriginal Day on June 21   Jamie Pettit  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  Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:17:48      141K 2017/6/21 9:33 AM
Thumbnail Pride Month in Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  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  Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:24:47      752K 2017/6/12 4:15 PM
Thumbnail Exploration, Play and Learning Outdoors  Jamie Pettit  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,   Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:19      471K 2017/6/10 8:36 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Medals Shine at Skills Canada/Ontario  Jamie Pettit  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   Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:09      242K 2017/6/9 10:29 PM
Thumbnail Who Is NOBODY? Ask Spruce Ridge Students!  Jamie Pettit  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   Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:33:46      65K 2017/6/5 10:29 AM
Thumbnail Family Fun Day at the BOEC  Jamie Pettit  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  Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:21:47      844K 2017/6/1 3:20 PM
Thumbnail Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy  Jamie Pettit  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   Tue, 30 May 2017 14:29:47      238K 2017/5/30 1:53 PM
Thumbnail Water Festival Teaches Important Lessons  Jamie Pettit  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  Tue, 30 May 2017 10:16:08      751K 2017/5/30 10:12 AM
Thumbnail Students Hike for Bruce Trail’s 50th   Jamie Pettit  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  Mon, 29 May 2017 12:18:30      362K 2017/5/27 9:53 AM
Thumbnail Exchange Students at OSDSS  Jamie Pettit  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   Tue, 23 May 2017 15:19:35      104K -
Thumbnail 50 Amazing Years at Sydenham  Jamie Pettit  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   Tue, 23 May 2017 10:58:36      1.1M 2017/5/21 7:53 PM
Thumbnail Superintendent of Education Appointment  Jamie Pettit  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  Fri, 19 May 2017 20:45:08      20K 2017/5/17 12:45 PM
Thumbnail “Lost in the Woods” at GBCS  Jamie Pettit  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  Tue, 16 May 2017 15:39:03      339K 2017/5/16 3:38 PM
Thumbnail School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement  Jamie Pettit  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   Thu, 11 May 2017 09:55:42      396K 2017/5/11 9:54 AM
Thumbnail First Time Full Time Certifies Students  Jamie Pettit  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  Mon, 08 May 2017 18:21:52      331K 2017/5/8 4:13 PM
Thumbnail Literacy Event for East Ridge Book Nook   Jamie Pettit  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  Mon, 08 May 2017 14:19:27      1M 2017/5/8 1:49 PM
Thumbnail Students Innovate at 3rd ICE Training Day  Jamie Pettit  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  Fri, 05 May 2017 11:31:39      224K 2017/5/5 11:22 AM