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Thumbnail Teachers Learn About the Monarch  Jamie Pettit  The Monarch Teacher Network recently held a two day workshop at St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford. Teachers from several Ontario school boards gathered on August 13 and 14 to learn all about the Monarch Butterfly, a spectacular species   Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:24:34      409K 2014/8/28 2:19 PM
Thumbnail Important Changes to Student Immunization  Jamie Pettit  Some important changes in regard to student immunization have been announced for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Amendments to the Government of Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act require that in order to attend school, students aged 4 to 17 have  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:30:39      82K 2014/7/17 9:29 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Summer Learning Programs  Jamie Pettit  Summer Learning Programs for literacy and numeracy are happening throughout the month of July at five Bluewater schools. An initiative of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of the Ministry of  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:39:48      258K 2014/7/11 9:18 AM
Thumbnail Long Service/Retirement Celebration  Jamie Pettit  The annual Long Service/Retirement Celebration was held at Stone Tree in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The evening recognition reception was an opportunity to honour both retiring Bluewater staff members and staff members with 25, 30, 35 and 40   Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:34:05      129K 2014/7/2 9:32 AM
Thumbnail 'Homework Help' Open During Summer  Jamie Pettit  For the first time ever, Homework Help's "Ask a Tutor" chat service will be open during the summer to assist students in grades 7 – 10 with math. From July 2 – 31, 2014, experienced and engaging Ontario-certified math teachers will be online to answer  Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:12:21      35K 2014/6/30 11:57 AM
Thumbnail Kinghurst and Chesley District Students Growing Together  Jamie Pettit  On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Kinghurst Community School participated in a Growing Together event to celebrate the transition for students and staff to the new JK-12 Chesley District Community School. Kinghurst students were 'piped' from their school, which  Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:59:03      1M 2014/6/24 1:24 PM
Thumbnail Students Create Art to Counter Vandalism  Jamie Pettit  Peninsula Shores District School students in Kelly McDougall's visual arts class are turning a negative situation from last November into something positive and inspirational as the school year draws to a close. The students have been working with a local  Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:16:11      192K 2014/6/23 9:14 AM
Thumbnail 2014 Awards of Excellence  Jamie Pettit  At the Regular Meeting of the Board held on June 17, 2014, the outstanding efforts of dedicated Bluewater District School Board volunteers were celebrated with the annual presentation of the Awards of Excellence. Following opening remarks by Director of   Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:54:48      558K 2014/6/19 2:45 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Students Bring Home the Hardware  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater students continue to shine when it comes to demonstrating excellence in the skilled trades. At the Skills Canada National Competition held from June 4 – 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School took the SILVER  Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:59      692K 2014/6/12 9:59 AM
Thumbnail Walk/Run for Student Nutrition Programs  Jamie Pettit  On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, one and all are invited to participate in the 5K/10K Walk/Run4Health in Hanover with all proceeds going to Grey Bruce Eat and Learn student nutrition programs. Activities will be geared to the whole family with the inclusion  Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:02:42      81K 2014/6/9 3:56 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Administrative Appointment  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is pleased to welcome Robert (Rob) Cummings as Superintendent of Business Services/Treasurer effective June 17, 2014. Rob brings with him over twenty years of experience in public sector organizations, most recently in the  Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:43:20      43K -
Thumbnail Open House to Bid Farewell to Kinghurst  Jamie Pettit  The year was 1964…. The Beatles invaded America, Chevrolet came out with the GTO, "Gilligan's Island" premiered, a gallon of gas was 25 cents, and in Chesley, the trustees of Bruce County initiated the build of a six-classroom school. The fall of that  Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:56:00      247K 2014/6/2 1:13 PM
Thumbnail Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program at SDSS  Jamie Pettit  On Monday, May 5, 2014, community partners joined Bluewater board and school representatives for a special meeting at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin to learn more about the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP). Spearheaded   Tue, 27 May 2014 14:22:34      614K 2014/5/27 2:16 PM
Thumbnail Derby Students Broaden First Nations Awareness  Jamie Pettit  It's Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 20 – 23, 2014) and Derby Public School students and staff have a lot of newfound First Nations insight to share after completing their SpeakUp project for this year. A SpeakUp project consists of grant funding from  Tue, 20 May 2014 13:49:15      128K 2014/5/20 1:47 PM
Thumbnail Chris Hadfield Teaches Students About "A World of Opportunities"  Jamie Pettit  "You are the product of your own decisions." That was one of many profound themes relayed by retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who spoke to grades 7 to 12 students from throughout Bluewater on Monday, May 12, 2014 at OSCVI in Owen Sound.  Wed, 14 May 2014 13:28:23      440K 2014/5/14 1:09 PM
Thumbnail Clothing Drive for Grade 8 Graduation  Jamie Pettit  It is yet another example of the generous Raiders spirit! West Hill Secondary School is running a formal clothing drive until the middle of June in an effort to make available formal dresses and suits to area students currently in grade 8. The pressure   Sun, 11 May 2014 09:47:38      90K -
Thumbnail Sydenham School Hug for Anti-Bullying  Jamie Pettit  Wednesday, April 30 was a special day at École Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound. The Sydenham Safe Schools Team was out in full force 'painting' the school pink with their T-shirts and organizing everyone to 'hug' the school in a show of support   Thu, 08 May 2014 15:57:40      185K 2014/5/8 3:45 PM
Thumbnail Children's Mental Health Week  Jamie Pettit  Children's Mental Health Week is from May 4 – 10, 2014. It has been a very busy year at Bluewater with the development of some significant initiatives to directly address the critically important area of youth mental health and well-being.....   Tue, 06 May 2014 15:24:30      262K 2014/5/6 3:18 PM
Thumbnail Education Week 2014  Jamie Pettit  Education Week from May 5 – 9, 2014 is an opportunity to celebrate student achievement and the commitment of everyone involved in helping to realize Bluewater's vision of "Preparing Our Students Today for the World of Tomorrow". This year's theme   Thu, 01 May 2014 10:08:51      19K 2014/5/1 10:05 AM
Thumbnail "Disable The Label" Returns to CDHS  Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, April 24, students at Chesley District High School held the second the "Disable The Label" event to discuss teen mental health and well-being. Under the direction of the school's "Disable The Label" club, students had an opportunity to select  Mon, 12 May 2014 17:02:23      638K 2014/4/30 10:54 AM