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Thumbnail Lots of Socks for World Down Syndrome Day  Jamie Pettit  In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday, March 21, students and staff at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine wore their craziest, most colourful socks as part of a popular awareness tradition. The practice revolves around the idea that  Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:20:31      226K 2017/3/23 4:18 PM
Thumbnail Director's Message  Jamie Pettit  I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to assume the position of Director of Education. I am both honoured and excited to assume this new role. After almost 35 years in Bluewater District School  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:13:53      31K 2017/3/20 10:13 AM
Thumbnail MCPS Winter Olympics  Jamie Pettit  It was a beautiful sunny day on Friday, February 17th at Mildmay-Carrick Public School for the annual Winter Olympics. The day began with all the students assigned to provincial teams, each of which was led by a Grade 7/8 student who was responsible for   Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:25:30      1.4M 2017/3/7 4:19 PM
Thumbnail Floor Hockey Day at Sullivan  Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, February 23, Sullivan Community School in Desboro hosted its 3rd annual floor hockey tournament. It was a great day of floor hockey with teams from Sullivan, Walkerton District Community, Arran-Tara Elementary, and Chesley District Community  Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:01:33      159K 2017/3/1 2:59 PM
Thumbnail BWDSB Announces Interim Director of Education   Jamie Pettit  Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Murray to the position of Interim Director of Education. “We are very excited to welcome Alana as our new Director of Education. The Board of Trustees looks forward to  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:38:26      32K 2017/2/23 4:38 PM
Thumbnail Pink Shirt Day 2017   Jamie Pettit  On Wednesday, February 22nd, students and staff in Bluewater District School Board wore pink proudly in celebration of the annual tradition of Pink Shirt Day. Now in its 10th year, the occasion aims to encourage school communities to take a stand against  Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:12:40      318K 2017/2/23 9:01 AM
Thumbnail JDSS Student a Skijoring World Champion  Jamie Pettit  John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover is celebrating an outstanding accomplishment by one of its own on the world stage of skijoring. Grade 11 student Nathan Groen recently won first place in the 1 Dog Skijor Junior category as part of Team Canada at  Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:05:22      432K 2017/2/17 2:51 PM
Thumbnail Hillcrest Central Turns 50  Jamie Pettit  Happy anniversary! Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater recently marked its 50th year with a special celebration. On February 13th, 1967, students were walked from the original area school to the current location. To honour this impressive milestone,   Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:12:42      369K 2017/2/15 2:09 PM
Thumbnail Fit for Learning at Normanby  Jamie Pettit  Students at Normanby Community School in Ayton are Fit for Learning thanks to an innovative initiative that is being piloted this year in the gym. In light of extensive research linking physical fitness to academics, the school has created its very own  Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:49:13      269K -
Thumbnail February is Black History Month  Jamie Pettit  Students and staff in Bluewater District School Board are joining Canadians from coast to coast to honour Black History Month during February. This special occasion, which began as a weeklong celebration before being extended in 1976 to span a full month  Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:26:07      175K -
Thumbnail JDSS Welcomes Future Students  Jamie Pettit  January and February continue to be busy months in Bluewater District School Board secondary schools. In addition to exams and the onset of a new semester, a lot of hard work and planning takes place as schools host their annual information evenings for   Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:44:48      206K 2017/2/8 2:42 PM
Thumbnail Let’s Talk: Students Discuss Mental Health  Jamie Pettit  Promoting wellness was a popular activity amongst Bluewater District School Board students and staff recently with many participating in the annual Let’s Talk initiative, which aims to cultivate deeper awareness and eliminate stigmas regarding issues of  Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:54:45      231K 2017/2/3 10:52 AM
Thumbnail Knight of the Arts at KDSS  Jamie Pettit  Members of the public were treated to an eclectic range of student talent as Kincardine District Secondary School hosted its annual Knight of the Arts event on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The evening included a theatre performance of the student written   Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:53:57      1M 2017/1/30 12:44 PM
Thumbnail New Sign for OSDSS  Jamie Pettit  Owen Sound District Secondary School students and staff are enjoying the many new enhancements that continue to be made to their facility's interior and exterior as a result of the combining of the former OSCVI and West Hill Secondary School communities.   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:45:51      212K 2017/1/25 3:38 PM
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