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ThumbnailBWDSB 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 17:32:29   31K2017/2/23 4:38 PM
ThumbnailPink 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 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:03:31   232K2017/2/23 9:01 AM
ThumbnailJDSS 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   432K2017/2/17 2:51 PM
ThumbnailHillcrest 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   369K2017/2/15 2:09 PM
ThumbnailFit 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-
ThumbnailFebruary 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-
ThumbnailJDSS 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   206K2017/2/8 2:42 PM
ThumbnailLet’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   231K2017/2/3 10:52 AM
ThumbnailKnight 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   1M2017/1/30 12:44 PM
ThumbnailNew 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   212K2017/1/25 3:38 PM
ThumbnailA 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   157K2017/1/18 1:55 PM
ThumbnailStudent 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-
ThumbnailSecondary 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   14K2017/1/10 3:46 PM
ThumbnailNew 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   62K2017/1/10 3:29 PM
ThumbnailRipley-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   249K2016/12/20 4:31 PM
ThumbnailStudents 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   395K2016/12/13 12:04 PM
ThumbnailBluewater District School Board Mourns the Passing of Trustee Linda Hamill Jamie Pettit It is with great sadness that Bluewater District School Board announces the passing of Trustee Linda Hamill. A former teacher, school volunteer and children’s author, Linda dedicated her life to education and many other pursuits in her community. She  Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:46:23   48K2016/12/6 12:42 PM
ThumbnailBVCS Pilots New Snowboarding Program  Jamie Pettit The snow has yet to arrive, however, students at Beaver Valley Community School (BVCS) in Thornbury are already learning all about the skills and thrills of snowboarding! BVCS has the unique distinction of being the first school in the province to test a Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:18:47   375K-
ThumbnailStudents Participate in ICE Training Jamie Pettit Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program had an opportunity to share ideas and interact with a diverse range of industry leading local businesses and organizations. The first of three Innovation, Creativity and  Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:27:22   433K2016/11/28 2:06 PM
ThumbnailBullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2016 Jamie Pettit To coincide with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which takes place from November 20 – 26, 2016, a number of interactive and engaging learning initiatives that support student and staff well-being are underway in Bluewater District School Board.  Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:54:21   198K2016/11/22 2:26 PM