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"Royal Loyal Teacher" from RHCS Honoured

Wed, Dec 12, 2018 2:56 PM 
     The Grade 7 and 8 students from Ripley-Huron Community School attended the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last month, where teacher Barb Grubb was awarded a Grand Champion Rosette from the organization for being a “Royal Loyal Teacher” for ... 

Beavercrest ME to WE Spreads Kindness

Fri, Dec 7, 2018 11:18 AM 
     During Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week, the ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale decided to focus on building peace, and promoting kindness and diversity while also educating students about bullying and conflict. Students and ... 

Safety First in the Fox Den

Thu, Nov 29, 2018 11:50 AM 
     Hanover Heights Foxes know that dogs and all kinds of animals can be our friends and support us in a variety of ways! They help some of us to ensure equal and full access to all places and events in our communities, notify others when we are in trouble or ... 

Louis Riel Day on November 16

Fri, Nov 23, 2018 1:06 PM 
     The hanging of Louis Riel on November 16, 1885, created a controversy that has lasted over 100 years. Viewed by some as a saviour, and by some as a traitor, Riel nevertheless became the voice of the Métis people during a turbulent time in Canadian histor ... 

A Note of Thanks to our Retiring Trustees

Wed, Nov 21, 2018 11:02 AM 
     With the new term set to begin for the 2018 – 2022 Board of Trustees, we take a few moments to thank and recognize our retiring trustees for their years of hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and families of Bluewater District School Board. ... 

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2018

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 3:45 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18 – 24, 2018. Proactively promoting safe, accepting, and inclusive school cultures through learning and awareness continues to be an important priority ... 

Local Company Supporting BWDSB Students

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 11:08 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board is the proud recipient of a generous donation in support of student learning. Representatives from Westario Power Inc. in Walkerton visited the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Friday, November ... 

WE Scare Hunger at Beavercrest

Wed, Nov 14, 2018 10:15 AM 
     The ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale is scaring away hunger. For two straight weeks in October, the students collected canned goods, non-perishable food items, and change to support their local food drive. The group held events ... 

A Visit from a World-Renowned Mathematician

Tue, Nov 13, 2018 1:27 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned Canadian mathematician, Marian Small, who delivered an informative and engaging day of professional development on Monday, October 29, 2018. A workshop for all Grades 9 and 10 math ... 

Remembrance Day Honoured in BWDSB

Mon, Nov 12, 2018 10:19 AM 
     With Remembrance Day occurring on Sunday, November 11, 2018, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are dedicating time during the weeks before and after this crucially important occasion to participate in various commemoration and recognition ... 

Treaties Recognition Week, November 4 – 10, 2018

Fri, Nov 9, 2018 3:06 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board joins others across Ontario to celebrate Treaties Recognition Week from November 4 – 10, 2018. This special awareness week provides another opportunity for schools to engage in meaningful dialogue and promote learning in ... 

Alexandra ME to WE visits OSHaRE

Thu, Nov 8, 2018 4:00 PM 
     The ME to WE club at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound, led by Amber Stephens, recently collected Halloween candy from the school community to bring to the folks that visit OSHaRE (Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort). Students from various classes ... 

Youth Mental Health Champions

Thu, Nov 1, 2018 2:31 PM 
     Grades 7 to 10 students from seven schools in Bluewater District School Board joined together for an interactive and informative day of mental health training on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton. The Youth ... 

BWDSB Schools Support Terry Fox Run

Wed, Oct 31, 2018 9:19 AM 
     As tradition would have it, several schools in Bluewater District School Board have been getting physically active as of late by staging their own Terry Fox Runs. Through raising money and awareness for cancer research, our students and staff continue to ... 

BWDSB Educator wins National Innovation in Geography Teaching Award

Thu, Oct 25, 2018 3:59 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is thrilled to congratulate one of its educators who has received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's highest award in teaching, the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award! Here is a media release issued by the Royal ... 

Local Food Festival at Hepworth Central

Mon, Oct 22, 2018 3:53 PM 
     The Grade 8 class at Hepworth Central Public School is raising global hunger awareness while supporting the local food movement. The students, along with their teacher Brent Thompson, recently hosted a local food festival as part of a study on the United ... 

World Mental Health Day on October 10

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 2:04 PM 
     Bluewater District School Board is recognizing World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2018. According to the World Health Organization, this annual occasion “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about the ... 

World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2018

Sat, Oct 6, 2018 9:26 AM 
     Bluewater District School Board joins others around the globe on World Teachers’ Day to celebrate the invaluable roles and contributions of teachers. Whether you are a student, parent/guardian, grand parent, colleague, or other member of our local comm ... 

BWDSB Teacher Recognized for Leadership in Outdoor Education

Wed, Oct 3, 2018 11:33 AM 
     A Bluewater District School Board teacher has been recognized by the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) for her exceptional work in developing young leaders through outdoor education. Congratulations to Tobin Day, who was named as this ... 

Mural at OSDSS Undergoes Restoration

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 1:17 PM 
     This year’s summer renewal work at Owen Sound District Secondary School extended beyond building repair work and parking lot repaving. Anyone who passes by the school is strongly encouraged to take a closer look at the historic mural that has graced the ...