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Thumbnail A Fun Winter Experience  Jamie Pettit  Students at Dawnview Public School in Hanover recently enjoyed the best that winter has to offer in Bruce and Grey Counties with a day trip to the slopes. Grades 4, 5 and 6 classes embarked on their first of two ski days planned for this year. While many  Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:56:52      157K 2017/1/18 1:55 PM
Thumbnail Student Art Reflects Grandfather Teachings  Jamie Pettit  Students at G.C. Huston Public School in Southampton have been busily engaged in a unique project that is allowing them to share powerful messages through the expression of art. The students have been designing classroom doors that reflect Saugeen First   Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:26:28      116K -
Thumbnail Secondary Information Nights  Jamie Pettit  Current Grade 7 and 8 students and their parents are invited to come and learn about the multitude of excellent programs and extracurricular opportunities that await them in Bluewater District School Board secondary schools. Information nights are being   Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:18:59      14K 2017/1/10 3:46 PM
Thumbnail New Team Name and School Colours for GBCS  Jamie Pettit  The Meaford school community has spoken! The new team name for the recently reconfigured Georgian Bay Community School (GBCS) is the Thunder, while the school’s new colours are black and gold. A mascot committee, which included representation from   Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:30:32      62K 2017/1/10 3:29 PM
Thumbnail Ripley-Huron Community School Honours A Festive Tradition  Jamie Pettit  Festive turkey dinners have been popular as of late in some schools throughout Bluewater District School Board. At Ripley-Huron Community School, it has been an annual tradition for almost 30 years to host such an occasion. Grade 8 students and parents   Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:32:47      249K 2016/12/20 4:31 PM
Thumbnail Students in the Spirit of Giving  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board students are doing their part to help others in our local communities as the holiday season approaches. A number of campaigns, such as food and toy drives, have been happening throughout the district. Here are just a few   Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:16:08      395K 2016/12/13 12:04 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater District School Board Mourns the Passing of Trustee Linda Hamill  Jamie Pettit  It is with great sadness that Bluewater District School Board announces the passing of Trustee Linda Hamill. A former teacher, school volunteer and children’s author, Linda dedicated her life to education and many other pursuits in her community. She   Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:46:23      48K 2016/12/6 12:42 PM
Thumbnail BVCS Pilots New Snowboarding Program   Jamie Pettit  The snow has yet to arrive, however, students at Beaver Valley Community School (BVCS) in Thornbury are already learning all about the skills and thrills of snowboarding! BVCS has the unique distinction of being the first school in the province to test a  Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:18:47      375K -
Thumbnail Students Participate in ICE Training  Jamie Pettit  Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program had an opportunity to share ideas and interact with a diverse range of industry leading local businesses and organizations. The first of three Innovation, Creativity and   Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:27:22      433K 2016/11/28 2:06 PM
Thumbnail Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2016  Jamie Pettit  To coincide with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which takes place from November 20 – 26, 2016, a number of interactive and engaging learning initiatives that support student and staff well-being are underway in Bluewater District School Board.   Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:54:21      198K 2016/11/22 2:26 PM
Thumbnail FLEX School Still Going Strong  Jamie Pettit  A decade since its launch in our local area, FLEX school is still popular amongst Bluewater District School Board students. Often described as 'secondary school within a college', this important program was created in 2006 thanks to a partnership between  Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:18:49      33K 2016/11/17 7:56 AM
Thumbnail Students and Staff Observe Remembrance Day   Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board students and staff are joining millions across Canada on November 11, 2016 to honour the men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve our freedom. Schools across the district are once again participating in  Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:27:38      16K 2016/11/11 9:25 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB Honours Treaties Recognition Week  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is joining other school communities across Ontario to honour the first ever Treaties Recognition Week, which takes place from November 6 – 12, 2016. As announced by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation  Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:31:33      31K 2016/11/4 2:30 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Receives 11.75 Million for Owen Sound Area Schools  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education is providing 11.75 million dollars in Capital Priorities funding for significant renovations to the yet to be named Owen Sound elementary school and Owen Sound District   Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:19:52      8.1K 2016/10/28 4:19 PM
Thumbnail Ground Breaking for New Hanover School Build  Jamie Pettit  Members of the local media and other invited guests joined Bluewater District School Board representatives on Thursday, October 27, 2016 to observe the official ground breaking at the future build site for the new school in Hanover. Located on the east   Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:44:04      471K 2016/10/28 10:06 AM
Thumbnail Q&A: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment   Jamie Pettit  The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is providing a 'questions and answers' page on its website regarding the cancelled trial of the October 20, 2016 online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT). To view the Q&A, please click on this   Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:07:28      9.2K 2016/10/27 3:05 PM
Thumbnail Dufferin Students Create Street Art  Jamie Pettit  Students from Dufferin Elementary School in Owen Sound recently got involved in a community art project that allowed them to express their creativity with spray paint. As part of the StreetART Mural initiative, which encourages community partnerships that  Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:31:47      311K 2016/10/24 11:27 AM
Thumbnail Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) - Cancelled  Jamie Pettit  Due to widespread technical issues with the online OSSLT network, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), cancelled the online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) that was to take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016.   Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:18:35      8.1K 2016/10/20 4:21 PM
Thumbnail Spruce Ridge Students go for a Book Walk  Jamie Pettit  Students from Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham recently participated in some lifting for literacy! In an effort to assist the Durham Library Branch of the West Grey Library with its move to a new facility, students joined volunteers and members of  Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:58:45      67K 2016/10/17 11:57 AM
Thumbnail MCPS Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Continues   Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, October 6th, every student, staff member and parent volunteer at Mildmay-Carrick Public School was once again treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. All participants gathered in the gym for a delicious feast with all the trimmings and  Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:28:47      1.2M -