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Thumbnail Healthy 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      76K 2017/12/8 9:35 AM
Thumbnail Teachers 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      485K 2017/12/1 10:06 AM
Thumbnail Alexandra 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      107K 2017/11/28 10:49 AM
Thumbnail Bullying 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      286K 2017/11/21 9:43 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater 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      801K 2017/11/20 4:32 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB 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      46K 2017/11/16 12:29 PM
Thumbnail Indigenous 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      887K 2017/11/15 1:40 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater 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      321K 2017/11/10 11:05 AM
Thumbnail Treaties 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      148K 2017/11/3 10:51 AM
Thumbnail EMPS 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      648K 2017/10/31 3:22 PM
Thumbnail Construction 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      230K 2017/10/30 4:18 PM
Thumbnail LD 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      63K 2017/10/23 11:16 AM
Thumbnail School 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      44K 2017/10/18 8:07 AM
Thumbnail Falcons 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      945K 2017/10/17 4:43 PM
Thumbnail Local 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      114K 2017/10/16 10:16 AM
Thumbnail New 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      157K 2017/10/10 11:31 AM
Thumbnail Renewed 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      817K 2017/10/7 8:32 AM
Thumbnail World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017  Jamie Pettit  As we recognize the annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017, we join others around the globe in celebrating the fundamental role of teachers everywhere in shaping and supporting a love of learning, both in the classroom and on a  Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:36:31      270K 2017/10/5 6:28 AM
Thumbnail Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017  Jamie Pettit  October 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) across Canada. This year’s theme is “Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma”, which aligns with Bluewater District School Board’s strategic priority to Create conditions where students,   Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:52:46      27K -
Thumbnail Orange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  September 30 has been designated Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this year's date falls on a Saturday, Bluewater District School Board is honouring the  Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:26:02      233K 2017/9/27 2:16 PM