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Thumbnail Students Race Cardboard Boats  Jamie Pettit  Teams of grades 7 and 8 students from 10 schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties put their boat building skills to the ultimate test on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Centennial Pool in Port Elgin. Coordinated by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:58      726K 2014/12/18 12:53 PM
Thumbnail We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce Launched  Jamie Pettit  It was a packed house at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre on Wednesday, December 3rd as community partners came together to celebrate the launch of We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce, a new mental health initiative aimed at supporting youth in our   Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:35      361K 2014/12/9 11:58 AM
Thumbnail FLEX Students Take up Running  Jamie Pettit  Students enrolled in the FLEX program are lacing up their sneakers for a run two times a week in Owen Sound. The idea came about when FLEX teacher Patti McComb was witnessing the high rise of anxiety, depression and stress amongst adolescents. McComb   Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:23:20      75K 2014/12/8 9:22 AM
Thumbnail 2014 - 2018 Board of Trustees Inaugurated  Jamie Pettit  At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the elected, acclaimed and appointed Bluewater District School Board trustees for the 2014 – 2018 term took their oath of office. Trustees and the areas they represent are as follows:   Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:51:35      79K 2014/12/3 9:12 AM
Thumbnail Fresh New Look for MCPS  Jamie Pettit  A brand new school spirit logo was revealed recently at Mildmay-Carrick Public School! The logo was inspired by a design from a grade 8 student at the school who was chosen from six finalists by a parent/teacher committee. Congratulations are extended to  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:22      81K 2014/11/24 9:22 AM
Thumbnail West Hill Helps Students Transition  Jamie Pettit  On Tuesday, November 4th, West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound hosted an orientation session for all incoming grade 8 students. Transition to secondary school is often accompanied by feelings of excitement, adventure, new beginnings and even anxiety   Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:32      185K 2014/11/18 2:43 PM
Thumbnail Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2014  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater schools are once again recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which occurs this year from November 16th to 22nd. While many students and staff participate year round in activities that support safe and accepting school environments  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:27:36      39K 2014/11/14 11:29 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Honours Remembrance Day  Jamie Pettit  The observance of Remembrance Day continues to be a powerful and important tradition for students and staff throughout Bluewater District School Board. On Tuesday, November 11th, schools held Remembrance Day assemblies and attended ceremonies taking place  Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:35:05      185K 2014/11/11 12:14 PM
Thumbnail GBSS Photography Contest a Success  Jamie Pettit  Every picture tells a story! Just ask students at Georgian Bay Secondary School in Meaford. On Thursday, November 6, the school's photography club with the help of several departments held its first photography contest. In total, 70 photos were submitted  Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:24:15      62K 2014/11/6 4:22 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Teachers Receive Prestigious History Awards  Jamie Pettit  Two OSCVI teachers were at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, November 3rd to be nationally recognized for their exceptional efforts in bringing history to life in the classroom. Dave Alexander and Ryan McManaman have both been honoured as recipients of the  Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:12:17      436K 2014/11/5 1:55 PM
Thumbnail Sullivan Student Wins Young Citizens Competition  Jamie Pettit  A grade 7 student from Sullivan Community School in Desboro is celebrating a big win in the Canada's History For Kids Young Citizens project competition. Eastyn Klages is being recognized as one of only two students chosen to represent Ontario for three   Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:07:45      128K 2014/10/30 10:05 AM
Thumbnail BWDSB Teachers Recognized with PM Awards  Jamie Pettit  Three Bluewater teachers are receiving national recognition as recipients of a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations are extended to each award winner for this remarkable accomplishment through their ongoing efforts to exemplify  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:15:26      40K 2014/10/14 2:13 PM
Thumbnail Schools Honour Terry Fox in Many Ways  Jamie Pettit  Several Bluewater schools have been showing their generous and caring spirit as of late with their Terry Fox Run activities. National School Run Day took place on Wednesday, September 24th with many participating while other schools chose different days   Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:59:41      1M 2014/10/7 1:52 PM
Thumbnail World Teachers' Day 2014 on October 5th  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is recognizing the invaluable contributions to student achievement made daily by its teachers as part of World Teachers' Day on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This year's theme for World Teachers' Day is "Invest in the future,  Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:15:31      29K 2014/10/3 9:14 AM
Thumbnail Former Prime Minister Speaks to Students  Jamie Pettit  A group of Saugeen District Secondary School students and staff had an opportunity recently to attend a special evening in Owen Sound with a former Canadian prime minister. The Right Honourable Paul Martin was at the Harmony Centre on Wednesday, September  Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:40:28      400K 2014/9/29 3:19 PM
Thumbnail LCPS Publishes New Book  Jamie Pettit  Students and staff at Lucknow Central Public School have published a new book! "Lucky's Amazing Adventure" is a product of the LCPS after school tutoring program, where students collaborated with their teachers and the expert bookmakers at BlurbNation to  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:46:05      207K 2014/9/26 10:42 AM
Thumbnail Say YES: Breakfast for Learning Month  Jamie Pettit  September is Breakfast for Learning Month. The start of a new school year is always a good time to raise awareness when it comes to the important correlation between healthy eating and student learning. Among other student nutrition programs, Grey Bruce  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:03:21      162K 2014/9/17 4:17 PM
Thumbnail Schools Participate in Ice Bucket Challenge  Jamie Pettit  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made its way to Bluewater schools. Staff at Ripley-Huron Community School recently rose to the challenge issued by one student and his family. It was an opportunity for students to learn more about ALS and how difficult  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:44:33      535K 2014/9/15 3:41 PM
Thumbnail Summer Workshops 2014  Jamie Pettit  It was a chance for the teachers and educational support staff to become the students! Several Bluewater staff readied themselves for September's return to the classroom by participating in a varied range of summer learning opportunities. From August 15  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:19      60K 2014/9/12 9:48 AM
Thumbnail Link Crew Day 2014  Jamie Pettit  New grade 9 students received a warm welcome to high school on Tuesday, September 2nd as part of Link Crew Day. An annual tradition at Bluewater, Link Crew helps students with the transition to secondary school life. Once again, all 11 secondary schools  Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:39:34      248K 2014/9/8 9:23 AM