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Thumbnail Earth Day 2014  Jamie Pettit  Bluewater students and staff continue to proactively lead by example in the area of environmental stewardship. Earth Day on April 22 provides yet another opportunity for schools to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy planet. Here is a snapshot of   Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:05:10      87K 2014/4/22 8:48 AM
Thumbnail Students Form Human Food Chain  Jamie Pettit  Students at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley enjoyed some morning fresh air on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as they lined the sidewalk to form a human food chain! The school had been holding a food drive since March to collect non-perishable items and   Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:24:47      783K 2014/4/16 4:23 PM
Thumbnail "Diverse Voices" GSA Student Forum  Jamie Pettit  It was a truly special day for students to come together in a safe and supportive environment to show solidarity and celebrate equity, inclusiveness and acceptance at Bluewater. The first ever Gay Straight Alliance Student Forum was held on Friday, April  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:26:03      963K 2014/4/14 3:32 PM
Thumbnail Mobile Tech Trailer Visits Bluewater  Jamie Pettit  Hands-on opportunities to learn about the skilled trades abound for Bluewater students! From April 1st – 11th, grades 7 and 8 students at eight elementary schools throughout the district had a chance to be part of a unique pilot project when the School  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:59:21      1M 2014/4/10 4:11 PM
Thumbnail International Day of Pink 2014  Jamie Pettit  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 is the International Day of Pink. This special annual occasion honoured around the world has been designated to raise awareness and help eliminate "bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities."  Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:28:36      154K 2014/4/9 9:21 AM
Thumbnail Inside Ride Raises $27,500  Jamie Pettit  The 3rd annual Inside Ride was held at OSCVI on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in memory of Falcon Brendan Rourke, who passed away in December, 2012 after a valiant fight against cancer. The event raised an impressive $27,500 this year, bringing the three-year   Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:38:37      640K 2014/3/27 10:15 AM
Thumbnail Students Excel at Regional Skills  Jamie Pettit  The return of the Regional Skills Challenge on Friday, March 21, 2014 saw the participation of more than 100 technical education students from 13 high schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties. Organized by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)  Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:32:21      3M 2014/3/25 3:31 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater Adds to Descartes Medallists   Jamie Pettit  Another Bluewater teacher is being recognized for contributions to math teaching in Ontario. Steve Lau, who teaches at Hanover's John Diefenbaker Secondary School, has received the distinguished honour of being named to the Society of Descartes Medallists  Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:58:22      61K 2014/3/10 2:48 PM
Thumbnail SDSS Excelling in Athletics  Jamie Pettit  Students and staff at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin have plenty of reasons to show their school pride and celebrate. Thus far, 2013-14 has been a stellar year in the realm of athletics with both girls and boys teams sharing in the glory  Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:49:00      940K 2014/3/5 1:56 PM
Thumbnail All Smiles/Medals for West Hill at OFSAA   Jamie Pettit  The West Hill Nordic ski team has a long-standing tradition of good cross country skiers. At the CWOSSA (Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association) competition held in Orangeville on February 11, 2014, 16 athletes qualified to go to the OFSAA  Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:28:17      350K 2014/3/3 10:21 AM
Thumbnail Pink Shirt Day 2014 at Bluewater   Jamie Pettit  The significance of the annual tradition of Pink Shirt Day continues to resonate throughout Bluewater. This year's occasion, which supports anti-bullying in schools takes place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. While Bluewater schools actively promote   Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:17:14      417K 2014/2/26 11:02 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Schools Capturing Olympic Spirit  Jamie Pettit  The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi have created an inspirational ripple effect across Bluewater. The opportunity for schools to model Bluewater's 10 Character Attributes has manifested itself in an impressive array of outdoor and classroom activities  Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:35:18      2.5M 2014/2/14 3:02 PM
Thumbnail Student Loses Locks for a Great Cause   Jamie Pettit  Kincardine District Secondary School grade 10 student Aidan Chapleau made his family a solemn promise. Should he be able to raise $1,000 in support of the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, he would be sure to shave his curly locks. On Wednesday, February  Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:22:28      146K 2014/2/12 3:21 PM
Thumbnail Students Helping the Food Bank  Jamie Pettit  The Bluewater Character Attributes of Caring, Responsibility and Teamwork are being practiced proudly as 2014 gets into full swing at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley. Students, staff and parents are being extended a humongous heartfelt 'thank-you'   Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:36:40      63K 2014/2/10 2:22 PM
Thumbnail Supporting Mental Health...with Mini-Golf  Jamie Pettit  The nine-hole mini-golf course in the basement cafeteria at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is much more than just a games room for students to partake in some fun respite. The main purpose of the course is to operate as a fund and awareness  Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:45:58      444K 2014/2/6 9:07 AM
Thumbnail Doors Open OSCVI  Jamie Pettit  Future high school students, parents and the public had an opportunity to visit OSCVI on Monday, January 20th for a special 'Doors Open' event. During the afternoon and evening, the school played host to a number of activities, including a 'by donation'   Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:43:21      1M 2014/2/3 11:57 AM
Thumbnail Family Literacy Day on January 27th   Jamie Pettit  Family Literacy Day celebrates 16 years of learning as a family on Monday, January 27, 2014. Once again, the theme for this year is "15 Minutes of Fun". Founded by the non-profit organization ABC Life Literacy Canada, families are encouraged to spend a   Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:45:53      111K 2014/1/24 3:40 PM
Thumbnail Bluewater Schools Recognized for Going Waste-Free  Jamie Pettit  Two Bluewater schools have won an Honourable Mention of $100 each as part of the 2013 Waste-Free Lunch Challenge! Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater has been reducing its waste and working on a variety of environmental projects for the past few years  Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:51:21      830K 2014/1/20 1:15 PM
Thumbnail Books With No Bounds at Spruce Ridge  Jamie Pettit  On Thursday, December 19th, Julia and Emma Mogus, the founders of "Books With No Bounds", paid a special visit to Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham to speak with students from grades 3 to 8. The two teenagers from Oakville share a goal of improving  Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:02:17      101K 2014/1/14 9:36 AM
Thumbnail Bluewater Secondary Information Nights   Jamie Pettit  It is an exciting time at Bluewater for those looking to enter high school for the first time. Secondary schools are hosting information nights for current grade 8 students and parents who would like to learn more about the transition to high school and   Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:07:44      74K 2014/1/10 4:03 PM