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ThumbnailMathematics Professional Learning in Bluewater Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is pleased to be partnering with Brock University to offer the Primary/Junior Mathematics Part 1 Additional Qualification course. Forty-four educators, representing teachers from kindergarten to Grade 6 and administration, Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:13:02   524K2017/4/26 1:49 PM
ThumbnailPosies Painted at Hepworth Central Jamie Pettit Spring flowers are popping up outside and inside at Hepworth Central Public School. Students dropped by the school library during the school day on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to dab paint and contribute to a collaborative painting, with the juniors painting  Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:25:31   165K-
ThumbnailMinister of Education visits Bluewater District School Board  Jamie Pettit It was an excellent opportunity to showcase the many diverse assets of our local rural school communities. Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter paid a visit to Bluewater District School Board on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 where she received tours of Paisley Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:55:20   986K2017/4/20 2:55 PM
ThumbnailCelebration of Innovation at Science Fair Jamie Pettit From agriculture to zoology, the diverse range of captivating projects was an amazing demonstration of innovation at its finest from some of our brightest young scientific minds! Bluewater District School Board students recently joined their student peers Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:28:43   2.2M2017/4/19 11:07 AM
ThumbnailOver 100 Students Attend Vimy’s 100th Jamie Pettit It was an impactful history lesson that over 100 students from four Bluewater District School Board secondary schools will never forget. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, participating students had the once-in-lifetime experience Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:16:15   588K2017/4/13 2:47 PM
ThumbnailStudents Collaborate on Mural Project Jamie Pettit During the week of April 3 - 7, 2017, a group of Saugeen District Secondary School and G.C. Huston Public School students had the unique opportunity to collaborate on an immersive mural project involving critically acclaimed Métis artist Christi Belcourt Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:35:06   1.1M2017/4/11 9:32 AM
ThumbnailFashion Under the Northern Lights Jamie Pettit Fashion was the passion at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover as the fashion class held its annual show. The glitz and glamour of this year's trends in secondary school prom and Grade 8 graduation dresses and tuxedos, generously provided by local  Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:01:55   672K2017/4/7 3:43 PM
ThumbnailOne Hundred Students Attend ICE Training  Jamie Pettit The second of three Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) training days scheduled for the current school year was held at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Friday, March 31, 2017. Approximately 100 Grade 11 and Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:48:54   523K2017/4/7 2:19 PM
ThumbnailMacphail Celebrates its Namesake Jamie Pettit They came from Dundalk, Durham, Eugenia, Flesherton, Kimberley, Markdale, Meaford, Owen Sound, Shelburne, and beyond to celebrate the life and achievements of the extraordinary Proton Township-born, Agnes Campbell Macphail! Fondly remembered as the Lady  Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:35:30   54K2017/3/31 1:32 PM
Thumbnail2017 Regional Technological Skills Challenge Jamie Pettit The future of the skilled trades in Bruce and Grey Counties is very bright! Bluewater District School Board secondary students enrolled in technological education courses joined other students from across the region on Friday, March 24, 2017 to showcase  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:17:55   1.8M2017/3/28 11:18 AM
ThumbnailDirector's Message Jamie Pettit I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to assume the position of Director of Education. I am both honoured and excited to assume this new role. After almost 35 years in Bluewater District School Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:41:16   32K-
ThumbnailLots of Socks for World Down Syndrome Day Jamie Pettit In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday, March 21, students and staff at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine wore their craziest, most colourful socks as part of a popular awareness tradition. The practice revolves around the idea that Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:20:31   226K2017/3/23 4:18 PM
ThumbnailMCPS Winter Olympics Jamie Pettit It was a beautiful sunny day on Friday, February 17th at Mildmay-Carrick Public School for the annual Winter Olympics. The day began with all the students assigned to provincial teams, each of which was led by a Grade 7/8 student who was responsible for  Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:25:30   1.4M2017/3/7 4:19 PM
ThumbnailFloor Hockey Day at Sullivan Jamie Pettit On Thursday, February 23, Sullivan Community School in Desboro hosted its 3rd annual floor hockey tournament. It was a great day of floor hockey with teams from Sullivan, Walkerton District Community, Arran-Tara Elementary, and Chesley District Community Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:01:33   159K2017/3/1 2:59 PM
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 18:38:26   32K2017/2/23 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 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:12:40   318K2017/2/23 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-