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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
ThumbnailFLEX School Still Going Strong Jamie Pettit A decade since its launch in our local area, FLEX school is still popular amongst Bluewater District School Board students. Often described as 'secondary school within a college', this important program was created in 2006 thanks to a partnership between Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:18:49   33K2016/11/17 7:56 AM
ThumbnailStudents and Staff Observe Remembrance Day  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board students and staff are joining millions across Canada on November 11, 2016 to honour the men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve our freedom. Schools across the district are once again participating in Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:27:38   16K2016/11/11 9:25 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Honours Treaties Recognition Week Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is joining other school communities across Ontario to honour the first ever Treaties Recognition Week, which takes place from November 6 – 12, 2016. As announced by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:31:33   31K2016/11/4 2:30 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Receives 11.75 Million for Owen Sound Area Schools Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education is providing 11.75 million dollars in Capital Priorities funding for significant renovations to the yet to be named Owen Sound elementary school and Owen Sound District  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:19:52   8.1K2016/10/28 4:19 PM
ThumbnailGround Breaking for New Hanover School Build Jamie Pettit Members of the local media and other invited guests joined Bluewater District School Board representatives on Thursday, October 27, 2016 to observe the official ground breaking at the future build site for the new school in Hanover. Located on the east  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:44:04   471K2016/10/28 10:06 AM
ThumbnailQ&A: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment  Jamie Pettit The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is providing a 'questions and answers' page on its website regarding the cancelled trial of the October 20, 2016 online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT). To view the Q&A, please click on this  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:07:28   9.2K2016/10/27 3:05 PM
ThumbnailDufferin Students Create Street Art Jamie Pettit Students from Dufferin Elementary School in Owen Sound recently got involved in a community art project that allowed them to express their creativity with spray paint. As part of the StreetART Mural initiative, which encourages community partnerships that Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:31:47   311K2016/10/24 11:27 AM
ThumbnailGrade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) - Cancelled Jamie Pettit Due to widespread technical issues with the online OSSLT network, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), cancelled the online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) that was to take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:18:35   8.1K2016/10/20 4:21 PM
ThumbnailSpruce Ridge Students go for a Book Walk Jamie Pettit Students from Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham recently participated in some lifting for literacy! In an effort to assist the Durham Library Branch of the West Grey Library with its move to a new facility, students joined volunteers and members of Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:58:45   67K2016/10/17 11:57 AM
ThumbnailMCPS Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Continues  Jamie Pettit On Thursday, October 6th, every student, staff member and parent volunteer at Mildmay-Carrick Public School was once again treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. All participants gathered in the gym for a delicious feast with all the trimmings and Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:28:47   1.2M-
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day 2016 on October 5th Jamie Pettit The annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Students, families and members of our school communities throughout Bluewater District School Board are encouraged to thank a teacher for their contributions Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:56:36   21K2016/10/5 8:48 AM
ThumbnailLocal Student Nutrition Programs Receive Funding for Food Project Jamie Pettit Holland-Chatsworth Central, Beavercrest Community, MacPhail Memorial, Osprey Central, Grey Highlands Secondary, Highpoint Community and Dundalk & Proton Community Schools are among 14 schools in Grey and Perth Counties receiving weekly deliveries of fruit Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:52:27   208K2016/10/4 9:45 AM
ThumbnailStudents Unite to Honour Tradition Jamie Pettit Students from Sydenham Community and Bayview Public Schools in Owen Sound are already becoming acquainted in anticipation of the merging of the two school communities in September 2017. As part of the 163rd Annual Sydenham Fall Fair on Thursday, September Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:33:02   2M2016/9/26 10:51 AM
ThumbnailFrom the Director’s Office…. Jamie Pettit With a brand new school year upon us, I would like to take a moment to welcome all of our new and returning students, parents and guardians, trustees, staff, education partners and other members of our Bluewater District School Board school communities.  Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:15:55   36K2016/9/6 9:12 AM
ThumbnailLessons of the Arctic in Bluewater Jamie Pettit A Bluewater District School Board teacher who was selected earlier this year as a 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow has returned from the Arctic Svalbard with many exciting experiences to share. Breanna Myles, who Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:03:48   1M2016/8/29 10:57 AM
ThumbnailLong Service & Retirement Recognition  Jamie Pettit It was a special opportunity to once again honour Bluewater District School Board staff members who are retiring, as well as those with 25, 30, 35 and 45 years of service. This year’s Long Service & Retirement Recognition Reception was held on Thursday Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:14:30   90K2016/6/29 3:12 PM