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Thumbnail Grade 2/3 Students Welcome Syrian Families to Canada  Jamie Pettit  At Ripley-Huron Community School, Mrs. Masrani shares important news with her grade 2/3 students on a regular basis. Recently, students learned about the efforts of Prime Minister Trudeau to welcome Syrian families to Canada. This generated further class  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:41:32      266K 2016/2/9 12:41 PM
Thumbnail Students Developing GIS Technology Skills  Jamie Pettit  Technology combined with hands-on experiential learning has elevated student engagement and interest in geography / geomatics to exciting new levels at Chesley District Community School. Through incorporating practical geographic information system (GIS)  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:04:24      501K 2016/2/8 4:02 PM
Thumbnail Young Engineers at LCPS  Jamie Pettit  Future engineers in the grade 2/3 class at Lucknow Central Public School were hard at work recently engaged in a fun and creative building activity. Grade 2 students designed and built pinball machines, while those in grade 3 completed a challenge to see  Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:03:04      367K -
Thumbnail Students "Keep Calm and Study On" during Exam Week  Jamie Pettit  Chesley District Community School's "Disable the Label" Safe Schools Committee has been helping secondary students through coordinating a number of relaxation activities designed to alleviate the stress of completing culminating projects and preparing for  Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:23:29      136K 2016/1/27 11:22 AM
Thumbnail Winter Fun on the Hills at MCPS  Jamie Pettit  The arrival of winter in all its glory could not have come at a better time for students at Mildmay-Carrick Public School. A toboggan party was recently organized by the MCPS Home and School Association, and included friendly invitations to families and   Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:16:28      258K 2016/1/18 3:14 PM
Thumbnail ÉPESCS Raises the Roof  Jamie Pettit  École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School students and staff watched in excitement recently as a large crane lifted the roof into place on their new outdoor classroom that is being built by Saugeen District Secondary School students, under the direction of  Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:29:35      69K 2016/1/11 1:19 PM
Thumbnail Inquiry Project Teaches Students About Other Cultures  Jamie Pettit  With the holiday season upon us, students at G.C. Huston Public School in Southampton are spending some time learning about the diverse traditions of other cultures. As part of their inquiry model, students in Mr. White's grade 2 class recently came up  Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:48:54      319K -
Thumbnail Spruce Ridge Food Drive Challenge  Jamie Pettit  The Spruce Ridge Community School Student Council recently held a week long food drive challenge in which classes were given an opportunity to bring in donations. Students were then challenged to build structures with the donated food items to be viewed   Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:39:20      89K 2015/12/11 3:32 PM
Thumbnail WHSS Grade 8 Transition Day A Huge Success  Jamie Pettit  West Hill Secondary School, Owen Sound hosted a transition event for incoming grade 8 students on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Over 200 students spent the day learning about exciting elective opportunities in Technology, Communications, Construction, Design  Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:12:12      263K 2015/12/11 12:10 PM
Thumbnail Labour Update  Jamie Pettit  Please visit this page for the latest developments regarding labour negotiations and their potential impact on Bluewater District School Board schools. Information will be posted as it becomes available.   Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:02:39      29K -
Thumbnail Sydenham Community School 'Me to We' Vow of Silence  Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, November 19, 2015, over 60 Sydenham Community School students participated in the Vow of Silence by wearing signs or decorating t-shirts that said, "I am silent…." Students continued to communicate in class by using white boards or writing  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:43:37      231K 2015/12/1 9:39 AM
Thumbnail “Say Yes to Good Food in Schools” Campaign Returns  Jamie Pettit  The Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) Grey-Bruce (formerly Grey Bruce Eat and Learn) is once again re-launching the “Say Yes to Good Food in Schools” campaign in an effort to build awareness and support for student nutrition programs in schools  Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:17:24      150K 2015/11/25 4:01 PM
Thumbnail Remembrance Day 2015  Jamie Pettit  The annual observance of Remembrance Day is an important tradition in Bluewater District School Board as schools actively participate in ceremonies and special assemblies to honour the men and women, past and present, who have made sacrifices to preserve   Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:38:08      220K 2015/11/11 10:29 AM
Thumbnail GBSS Amazing Race  Jamie Pettit  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 was an 'amazing' day for Georgian Bay Secondary School students and staff. Ten staff, more than 60 students from the Music and Pursuits programs, as well as Link Crew Leaders, boarded buses with instruments, tents, apples and   Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:41:05      227K -
Thumbnail Sharing a Good Read at BPDS   Jamie Pettit  Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion's Head is setting a positive example when it comes to the shared learning opportunities that are possible between elementary and secondary students. Recently, Mrs. Williamson's grade 4/5 French class teamed up with  Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:17:15      662K -
Thumbnail Wish Granted for JK Student   Jamie Pettit  Make-A-Wish® Canada paid a visit to Sydenham Community School on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to help realize the dream of a junior kindergarten student. Damian Woods, who lives with a rare bone disorder, is well known for being an animal lover. Thanks to  Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:23:05      193K 2015/10/23 4:20 PM
Thumbnail Fall Fun at MCPS  Jamie Pettit  Kindergarten students at Mildmay-Carrick Public School recently had a fun, hands-on experience making apple sauce the old-fashioned way! Students washed, peeled and puréed apples to create a tasty treat.   Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:29:34      201K 2015/10/15 11:26 AM
Thumbnail Mental Illness Awareness Week 2015  Jamie Pettit  October 4 – 10, 2015 is Mental Illness Awareness Week across Canada. This year’s theme, “Face Mental Illness”, speaks to the importance of recognizing and seeking to better understand the reality of this critical issue.   Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:38:15      17K 2015/10/6 12:36 PM
Thumbnail World Teachers’ Day 2015 on October 5th  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is once again celebrating World Teachers’ Day on Monday, October 5. Students, parents/guardians and others in our local school communities are encouraged to recognize the occasion by taking a moment to thank a teacher for  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:25:13      23K 2015/10/5 9:06 AM
Thumbnail Fall Fair Tradition Continues at Sydenham  Jamie Pettit  A longstanding tradition at Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound was celebrated on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. The annual Sydenham Fall Fair offered students an opportunity to learn about local agriculture through a number of ag themed activities,  Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:08:11      1.7M 2015/9/25 3:00 PM