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ThumbnailAgriculture SHSM: A Look Ahead  Jamie Pettit Secondary students who are interested in learning about the practical and theoretical sides of farming are being encouraged to enroll in Bluewater District School Board’s Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Although Chesley District Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:01:26   374K2017/6/24 9:00 AM
ThumbnailLong Service and Retirement Recognition Jamie Pettit The annual recognition event for retiring Bluewater District School Board staff and those with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service was held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Saugeen Golf Club in Port Elgin. Trustees, staff and family members were on hand for  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:42   666K2017/6/23 11:05 AM
Thumbnail2017 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit An annual tradition was upheld at the final Regular Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 as Bluewater District School Board recognized and celebrated outstanding contributions made by dedicated volunteers in our school communities. The Awards of Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:05   594K2017/6/21 1:09 PM
ThumbnailNational Aboriginal Day on June 21  Jamie Pettit Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is National Aboriginal Day. It is an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and honour the unique heritage and achievements of our Indigenous communities and citizens. This special occasion was proclaimed by the Governor General Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:17:48   141K2017/6/21 9:33 AM
ThumbnailPride Month in Bluewater Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is celebrating Pride Month! Throughout the month of June, schools are demonstrating support and solidarity by displaying the rainbow flag, as well as organizing activities themed around diversity, equity and inclusivity in Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:24:47   752K2017/6/12 4:15 PM
ThumbnailExploration, Play and Learning Outdoors Jamie Pettit Over the course of the school year, two classes from Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton have participated in a unique opportunity funded by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Teacher Learning Co-op project. Under the leadership of Becky Madill,  Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:19   471K2017/6/10 8:36 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Medals Shine at Skills Canada/Ontario Jamie Pettit The 2016-17 school year has been another outstanding one for Bluewater District School Board students participating in skilled trades competitions. Some of the top performing students from the Regional Technological Skills Challenge in March advanced to  Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:37:09   242K2017/6/9 10:29 PM
ThumbnailWho Is NOBODY? Ask Spruce Ridge Students! Jamie Pettit Over the course of the school year, the Grade 2/3 class at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham has been involved in the Who Is NOBODY?™ character education program. The NOBODY program is designed to enhance literacy skills while helping to promote  Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:33:46   65K2017/6/5 10:29 AM
ThumbnailFamily Fun Day at the BOEC Jamie Pettit Nature enthusiasts of all ages could not have asked for a better day to enjoy a fun and engaging learning experience in the great outdoors! Family Fun Day was held at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Oliphant on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with many Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:21:47   844K2017/6/1 3:20 PM
ThumbnailOntario’s Rural Education Strategy Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board trustees and Director of Education Alana Murray provided input on Ontario’s Rural Education Strategy at a regional consultation session hosted by the Ministry of Education on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Markdale. Several  Tue, 30 May 2017 14:29:47   238K2017/5/30 1:53 PM
ThumbnailWater Festival Teaches Important Lessons Jamie Pettit Grade 4 students throughout Bruce and Grey Counties were joined by teachers, parents, secondary student mentors, and other volunteers for an interactive lesson in “all things H2O” at the Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival. This year’s event from Tue, 30 May 2017 10:16:08   751K2017/5/30 10:12 AM
ThumbnailStudents Hike for Bruce Trail’s 50th  Jamie Pettit On Thursday, May 11th, Grey Highlands Secondary School students from the Environmental Studies program, four-credit outdoor education class, joined the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club to participate in the 50th Anniversary Baton Relay in celebration of the Mon, 29 May 2017 12:18:30   362K2017/5/27 9:53 AM
ThumbnailExchange Students at OSDSS Jamie Pettit Every year, a number of Bluewater District School Board secondary students choose to participate in exchange programs to expand their learning, awareness and appreciation of other cultures and languages from around the world. Reciprocal programs offered  Tue, 23 May 2017 15:19:35   104K-
Thumbnail50 Amazing Years at Sydenham Jamie Pettit The Sydenham Community School gymnasium was converted to a memory lane trip experience as a large complement of students and staff of every generation from 1967 to the present visited to reunite and reminisce. A commemorative 50th anniversary open house  Tue, 23 May 2017 10:58:36   1.1M2017/5/21 7:53 PM
ThumbnailSuperintendent of Education Appointment Jamie Pettit Following an in-depth hiring process, Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that Paul Hambleton has been appointed to the position of Superintendent of Education effective May 17, 2017. Paul has been fulfilling this role on an interim Fri, 19 May 2017 20:45:08   20K2017/5/17 12:45 PM
Thumbnail“Lost in the Woods” at GBCS Jamie Pettit Elementary students at Georgian Bay Community School in Meaford have had a busy past few months working on the play, "Lost in the Woods". Teachers Emily Major and Marty Elkins led a group of over 100 students who pulled off a magnificent show on Wednesday Tue, 16 May 2017 15:39:03   339K2017/5/16 3:38 PM
ThumbnailSchool Improvement Planning for Student Achievement Jamie Pettit On May 4 and 5, school teams from across Bluewater District School Board participated in School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement at the Bluewater Education Centre in Chesley. Teams of administrators and teachers from each school collaborated  Thu, 11 May 2017 09:55:42   396K2017/5/11 9:54 AM
ThumbnailFirst Time Full Time Certifies Students Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board students were among approximately 350 youth from our area who participated in the 12th Annual First Time Full Time Conference in Owen Sound on May 3 and 4, 2017. Two days of classes provided participating students with the Mon, 08 May 2017 18:21:52   331K2017/5/8 4:13 PM
ThumbnailLiteracy Event for East Ridge Book Nook  Jamie Pettit The Sydenham Community and Bayview Public School communities continue to proactively plan for their union at the new East Ridge Community School effective September 2017. To closely coincide with World Book Day, a literacy event organized by Sydenham’s Mon, 08 May 2017 14:19:27   1M2017/5/8 1:49 PM
ThumbnailStudents Innovate at 3rd ICE Training Day Jamie Pettit The third and final Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) training day scheduled for the current school year was held at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Approximately 76 Grade 11 and Fri, 05 May 2017 11:31:39   224K2017/5/5 11:22 AM