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Thumbnail WDCS Nutrition Program Receives Grant for $2,000  Jamie Pettit  Student nutrition is getting a big boost at Walkerton District Community School. Thanks to a grant application to the Rural Kids Program through the local food bank, the school's nutrition program is the recipient of $2,000! The concept came to fruition  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:37:50      57K 2015/1/29 9:35 AM
Thumbnail Family Fun Math Night at École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central  Jamie Pettit  École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School hosted its first Family Fun Math Night in December. Students and parents alike enjoyed challenging their minds and bodies by participating in a variety of engaging math stations geared towards children of all ages  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:10:40      224K 2015/1/26 1:54 PM
Thumbnail BPDS Panther Prowl 2015  Jamie Pettit  The highly successful and entertaining Bruce Peninsula District School Panther Prowl 2015 took place on Thursday, January 15th with students from grades 1 to 12 forming mixed, multi-age teams of three to compete in an indoor and outdoor obstacle course.   Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:02:54      488K 2015/1/23 2:50 PM
Thumbnail Dawnview Receives Funding for Garden Project   Jamie Pettit  Some environmentally friendly funding has been secured at École Dawnview Public School in Hanover! The school has received approval for a grant in the amount of $2,330 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to fund a butterfly habitat garden   Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:12:39      154K 2015/1/12 3:11 PM
Thumbnail Kids' Entertainer Delights Bluewater Schools  Jamie Pettit  It was an exciting way for Bluewater French Immersion schools to wrap up 2014. Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet had the students and staff of École Dawnview Public School in Hanover up and moving to his catchy bilingual songs on Thursday  Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:19:25      132K 2015/1/7 10:14 AM
Thumbnail Integrating Technology in the Classroom  Jamie Pettit  The integration of technology at Chesley District Community School is creating an engaging new dynamic in the classroom for both students and staff. During the Professional Activity Day on Friday, November 21st, teachers and educational assistants at the  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:21:18      283K 2014/12/29 1:20 PM
Thumbnail Huron Heights Students Win Bruce Power Holiday Art Contest  Jamie Pettit  Two students from Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine have placed first and second in the annual Bruce Power Holiday Art contest. The two were among 110 entries of holiday card artwork submitted by grades 5 and 6 students in both Bluewater and Bruce  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:54:41      203K 2014/12/24 9:41 AM
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