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ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day 2015 on October 5th Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is once again celebrating World Teachers’ Day on Monday, October 5. Students, parents/guardians and others in our local school communities are encouraged to recognize the occasion by taking a moment to thank a teacher for Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:25:13   23K2015/10/5 9:06 AM
ThumbnailLabour Update Jamie Pettit Please visit this page for the latest developments regarding labour negotiations and their potential impact on Bluewater District School Board schools. Information will be posted as it becomes available.  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:31:43   25K2015/9/29 9:29 AM
ThumbnailFall Fair Tradition Continues at Sydenham Jamie Pettit A longstanding tradition at Sydenham Community School in Owen Sound was celebrated on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. The annual Sydenham Fall Fair offered students an opportunity to learn about local agriculture through a number of ag themed activities, Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:08:11   1.7M2015/9/25 3:00 PM
ThumbnailLink Crew in Bluewater Still Going Strong Jamie Pettit Students entering grade 9 for the first time were greeted with a warm welcome by their senior peers as part of the ninth annual Link Crew Day on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The popular mentoring program was once again held on the first day of school at a Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:28:28   335K2015/9/14 12:45 PM
ThumbnailWelcome Back Message from the Director Jamie Pettit As the 2015 – 2016 school year gets underway, I would like to welcome all of our new and returning students, parents/guardians, trustees, staff, education partners, volunteers and stakeholders in Bluewater District School Board. It is exciting to  Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:48:12   32K2015/9/8 8:47 AM
ThumbnailHillcrest Students' New Outdoor Classroom Jamie Pettit Junior and senior kindergarten students at Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater ended the 2014-15 school year on a positive note with the grand opening of their new outdoor classroom thanks to just over $430 in funding received from the TD Friends of the Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:40:58   309K2015/7/6 2:39 PM
ThumbnailLong Service & Retirement Recognition  Jamie Pettit A special celebration to honour retiring Bluewater District School Board staff members and those with 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service was held on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The annual Long Service & Retirement Recognition Reception included several  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:25:00   318K2015/6/24 9:03 AM
Thumbnail2015 Awards of Excellence Jamie Pettit At the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 16, 2015, the extraordinary efforts and contributions of dedicated volunteers in Bluewater District School Board were recognized as trustees with the assistance of Director of Education Steve Blake presented the Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:20:20   657K2015/6/17 2:37 PM
ThumbnailLots to Celebrate at the BOEC Jamie Pettit The sun was shining, music playing and campfire crackling as approximately 400 people dropped by the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton for Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Organized by members of the Bluewater Education Foundation Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:17:42   1.5M2015/6/17 2:12 PM
ThumbnailPan Am Torch visits Bluewater Schools Jamie Pettit Several schools in Bluewater District School Board got to be part of the route as the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay made its way through the local region on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 2015. To mark the occasion and solidify a lasting  Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:03:15   1.1M2015/6/12 2:41 PM
ThumbnailStudents "Growing Together" in Many Ways  Jamie Pettit Though the school year may be winding down, Chesley District Community School has been a hub of activity. On May 28, 2015, the school welcomed dignitaries, board officials, media, parents and community members for its 'official opening' in recognition of Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:38:11   541K2015/6/11 2:15 PM
ThumbnailArran-Tara Tigers Bake Sale for Nepal Jamie Pettit A group of students at Arran-Tara Elementary School recently offered up some delicious treats to help those affected by disaster in another part of the world. The following student submission describes the initiative: On May 21st and 22nd our grade  Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:36:07   266K2015/6/11 1:35 PM
ThumbnailA Year of Medals in the Skilled Trades Jamie Pettit Bluewater is sparkling with gold following the Skills Canada National Competition, which took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School, who was one of three Bluewater District School Board students  Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:40:03   206K2015/6/2 12:45 PM
ThumbnailStudents Empowered to Make a Difference Jamie Pettit A group of students at Bayview Public School in Owen Sound has spent a significant part of the school year making a difference in their community through an environmentally unique inquiry based learning project. At the beginning of the school year, grade Tue, 26 May 2015 10:42:15   122K2015/5/26 10:36 AM
ThumbnailHillcrest Elementary School Golden at Kiwanis Jamie Pettit April was a golden month for music students at Hillcrest Elementary School in Owen Sound as they participated in the Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music. The Grade 8 Ensemble, the Jazz Band and Concert Band each earned Gold honours during the festival. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:28:47   718K2015/5/26 10:27 AM
ThumbnailSchool Bus Update Jamie Pettit May 21, 2015 Important information re First Student Canada school buses in Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Lion's Head, Meaford, Hepworth, Chatsworth, Wiarton, Tobermory Please visit this link to the Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce Thu, 21 May 2015 14:28:31   12K2015/5/19 3:35 PM
ThumbnailStudents Celebrate We Day  Jamie Pettit It was an inspirational day dedicated to empowering others, encouraging leadership skills and celebrating social justice as 450 elementary students attended We Day: A Year of Empowerment in Port Elgin on Monday, May 11th, 2015. The students, from both  Wed, 13 May 2015 12:17:21   178K2015/5/13 12:16 PM
ThumbnailGrade 1 Student Designs Race Car Jamie Pettit The artwork of a grade 1 student from Osprey Central School in Maxwell is being recognized in the auto racing industry. Ava Warrington recently attended the 2015 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo in Toronto where the race car design she created was  Wed, 13 May 2015 11:50:41   252K2015/5/13 11:47 AM
ThumbnailEducation Week 2015 Jamie Pettit Schools in Bluewater District School Board are once again celebrating Education Week, which takes place from May 4 – 8, 2015. Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate student achievement and success as well as acknowledge the efforts of staff Wed, 06 May 2015 12:09:14   45K-
ThumbnailChildren's Mental Health Week 2015 Jamie Pettit Schools throughout Bluewater District School Board are once again recognizing Children's Mental Health Week, which takes place this year from May 3 – 9. In addition to promoting activities and initiatives that are themed around student well-being, it is Mon, 04 May 2015 16:03:03   76K2015/5/4 1:04 PM