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ThumbnailSay YES: Breakfast for Learning Month Jamie Pettit September is Breakfast for Learning Month. The start of a new school year is always a good time to raise awareness when it comes to the important correlation between healthy eating and student learning. Among other student nutrition programs, Grey Bruce Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:03:21   162K2014/9/17 4:17 PM
ThumbnailSchools Participate in Ice Bucket Challenge Jamie Pettit The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made its way to Bluewater schools. Staff at Ripley-Huron Community School recently rose to the challenge issued by one student and his family. It was an opportunity for students to learn more about ALS and how difficult Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:44:33   535K2014/9/15 3:41 PM
ThumbnailSummer Workshops 2014 Jamie Pettit It was a chance for the teachers and educational support staff to become the students! Several Bluewater staff readied themselves for September's return to the classroom by participating in a varied range of summer learning opportunities. From August 15 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:19   60K2014/9/12 9:48 AM
ThumbnailLink Crew Day 2014 Jamie Pettit New grade 9 students received a warm welcome to high school on Tuesday, September 2nd as part of Link Crew Day. An annual tradition at Bluewater, Link Crew helps students with the transition to secondary school life. Once again, all 11 secondary schools Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:39:34   248K2014/9/8 9:23 AM
ThumbnailWelcome Back Message from the Director Jamie Pettit As we begin the 2014 – 2015 school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students, parents/guardians, trustees, staff, education partners, volunteers and stakeholders throughout Bluewater. I hope that each and every one of you had a Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:51:37   31K2014/9/2 8:48 AM
ThumbnailTeachers Learn About the Monarch Jamie Pettit The Monarch Teacher Network recently held a two day workshop at St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford. Teachers from several Ontario school boards gathered on August 13 and 14 to learn all about the Monarch Butterfly, a spectacular species  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:24:34   409K2014/8/28 2:19 PM
ThumbnailImportant Changes to Student Immunization Jamie Pettit Some important changes in regard to student immunization have been announced for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Amendments to the Government of Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act require that in order to attend school, students aged 4 to 17 have Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:30:39   82K2014/7/17 9:29 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Summer Learning Programs Jamie Pettit Summer Learning Programs for literacy and numeracy are happening throughout the month of July at five Bluewater schools. An initiative of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of the Ministry of Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:39:48   258K2014/7/11 9:18 AM
ThumbnailLong Service/Retirement Celebration Jamie Pettit The annual Long Service/Retirement Celebration was held at Stone Tree in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The evening recognition reception was an opportunity to honour both retiring Bluewater staff members and staff members with 25, 30, 35 and 40  Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:34:05   129K2014/7/2 9:32 AM
Thumbnail'Homework Help' Open During Summer Jamie Pettit For the first time ever, Homework Help's "Ask a Tutor" chat service will be open during the summer to assist students in grades 7 – 10 with math. From July 2 – 31, 2014, experienced and engaging Ontario-certified math teachers will be online to answer Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:12:21   35K2014/6/30 11:57 AM
ThumbnailKinghurst and Chesley District Students Growing Together Jamie Pettit On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Kinghurst Community School participated in a Growing Together event to celebrate the transition for students and staff to the new JK-12 Chesley District Community School. Kinghurst students were 'piped' from their school, which Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:59:03   1M2014/6/24 1:24 PM
ThumbnailStudents Create Art to Counter Vandalism Jamie Pettit Peninsula Shores District School students in Kelly McDougall's visual arts class are turning a negative situation from last November into something positive and inspirational as the school year draws to a close. The students have been working with a local Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:16:11   192K2014/6/23 9:14 AM
Thumbnail2014 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit At the Regular Meeting of the Board held on June 17, 2014, the outstanding efforts of dedicated Bluewater District School Board volunteers were celebrated with the annual presentation of the Awards of Excellence. Following opening remarks by Director of  Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:54:48   558K2014/6/19 2:45 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Students Bring Home the Hardware Jamie Pettit Bluewater students continue to shine when it comes to demonstrating excellence in the skilled trades. At the Skills Canada National Competition held from June 4 – 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School took the SILVER Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:59   692K2014/6/12 9:59 AM
ThumbnailWalk/Run for Student Nutrition Programs Jamie Pettit On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, one and all are invited to participate in the 5K/10K Walk/Run4Health in Hanover with all proceeds going to Grey Bruce Eat and Learn student nutrition programs. Activities will be geared to the whole family with the inclusion Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:02:42   81K2014/6/9 3:56 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Administrative Appointment Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is pleased to welcome Robert (Rob) Cummings as Superintendent of Business Services/Treasurer effective June 17, 2014. Rob brings with him over twenty years of experience in public sector organizations, most recently in the Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:43:20   43K-
ThumbnailOpen House to Bid Farewell to Kinghurst Jamie Pettit The year was 1964…. The Beatles invaded America, Chevrolet came out with the GTO, "Gilligan's Island" premiered, a gallon of gas was 25 cents, and in Chesley, the trustees of Bruce County initiated the build of a six-classroom school. The fall of that Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:56:00   247K2014/6/2 1:13 PM
ThumbnailAboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program at SDSS Jamie Pettit On Monday, May 5, 2014, community partners joined Bluewater board and school representatives for a special meeting at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin to learn more about the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP). Spearheaded  Tue, 27 May 2014 14:22:34   614K2014/5/27 2:16 PM
ThumbnailDerby Students Broaden First Nations Awareness Jamie Pettit It's Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 20 – 23, 2014) and Derby Public School students and staff have a lot of newfound First Nations insight to share after completing their SpeakUp project for this year. A SpeakUp project consists of grant funding from Tue, 20 May 2014 13:49:15   128K2014/5/20 1:47 PM
ThumbnailChris Hadfield Teaches Students About "A World of Opportunities" Jamie Pettit "You are the product of your own decisions." That was one of many profound themes relayed by retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who spoke to grades 7 to 12 students from throughout Bluewater on Monday, May 12, 2014 at OSCVI in Owen Sound. Wed, 14 May 2014 13:28:23   440K2014/5/14 1:09 PM