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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
Thumbnail Bluewater’s Human Resources Services   Jamie Pettit  The Human Resources Services department promotes excellence in human resources management to support Bluewater District School Board in achieving the following strategic priorities: Ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe supportive   Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:10:38      115K 2017/9/26 4:05 PM
Thumbnail Students Meet PM at IPM  Jamie Pettit  John Diefenbaker Senior School students ran into a surprise visitor when they attended the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton on Friday, September 22, 2017. As they were enjoy the festivities, the students spotted Prime Minister Justin   Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:01:17      103K 2017/9/26 9:59 AM
Thumbnail East Ridge Community School Opens  Jamie Pettit  It was an exciting first day of school for those attending the newly reconfigured East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound. Thanks to the valiant efforts of custodial, Plant Services and school/board staff, as well as contractors, the revamped facility   Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:41:27      843K 2017/9/6 10:16 AM
Thumbnail Back-to-School Wellness Tips  Jamie Pettit  With the start of a new school year just around the corner, a mixed range of emotions are inevitably setting in for many students and families as they prepare for what always amounts to a transitional time. Whether this means entering a new grade, moving  Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:37:39      4.9M 2017/8/25 4:24 PM
Thumbnail Seeking Homestay Families for International Students  Jamie Pettit  In 2017-2018, Bluewater District School Board will be hosting 25 international students from Brazil. Walkerton District Community School, Saugeen District Secondary School, and Kincardine District Secondary School will be welcoming these students. A Home  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:42:27      8.1K 2017/8/14 8:41 AM
Thumbnail Social Justice at HCCS  Jamie Pettit  The 2016-17 school year provided the Grade 1/2 class at Holland-Chatsworth Central School with some valuable lessons on social justice. Throughout the year, teacher Kelly Merrifield introduced a variety of stories on remarkable citizens and leaders around  Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:38:46      266K 2017/8/8 3:24 PM
Thumbnail Construction Class Gets New Hardware  Jamie Pettit  Construction students at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin wrapped up the school year with some amazing upgrades to their communal toolbox. On Friday, June 16, 2017, a representative from Milwaukee Electric Tools Canada visited Bud Halpin  Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:12:19      524K 2017/7/25 9:13 AM
Thumbnail Educational Assistants Build Life Skills  Jamie Pettit  An unyielding passion for the job, a rock solid sense of teamwork, and a family atmosphere are evident from the moment you enter the specialized learning unit at Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS) in Flesherton, where a dedicated group of educational   Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:51:32      131K 2017/7/19 3:31 PM
Thumbnail Busy Summer for School Renewal in BWDSB  Jamie Pettit  The summer of 2017 has been a busy one thus far in Bluewater District School Board as a number of school renewal projects continue with a view to ensuring necessary upgrades and improvements are in place for the start of the school year in September. Owen  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:07:45      443K 2017/7/18 11:59 AM
Thumbnail Closing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17  Jamie Pettit  June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board. Aside from the customary end-of-school-year activities, closing ceremonies were held at Dufferin Elementary, Bayview Public, and Sydenham Community Schools in Owen Sound, as well as the secondary   Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:32:07      1.1M 2017/7/13 9:17 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Staff Share Learning and Research  Jamie Pettit  One of several professional development opportunities for staff took place this past spring at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley as participants in the Bluewater Action Research Network (BARN) met to share their self-directed  Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:06:14      193K 2017/7/4 3:04 PM
Thumbnail Huron Heights Celebrates Canada 150  Jamie Pettit  The staff and students of Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine recently created a large banner replicating the Canadian flag. Each student had the responsibility of developing and colouring a small square to be added to the banner. Everyone was also  Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:56:00      327K 2017/6/28 10:30 AM
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