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ThumbnailLocal Government Week–Meet our Trustees Jamie Pettit October 15 – 21, 2017 is Local Government Week. It is an opportunity to raise civic awareness amongst our youth and the public regarding the important role of locally elected government in our communities. In Bluewater District School Board, we honour Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:17:17   114K2017/10/16 10:16 AM
ThumbnailNew Mental Health Class at JDSS Jamie Pettit Secondary students at John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover have the opportunity to be part of a Mental Health and Wellness class this year. The course, which is the first of its kind in Bluewater District School Board, includes 24 students enrolled  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:38:37   157K2017/10/10 11:31 AM
ThumbnailRenewed Math Strategy Inquiry Continues Jamie Pettit  On Friday, September 22, 2017, all Grade 7 to 9 mathematics teachers and administrators from 17 schools in Bluewater District School Board participated in a full-day session at the Bluewater Education Centre in Chesley. The Renewed Mathematics Strategy  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:37:31   817K2017/10/7 8:32 AM
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017 Jamie Pettit  As we recognize the annual tradition of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017, we join others around the globe in celebrating the fundamental role of teachers everywhere in shaping and supporting a love of learning, both in the classroom and on a Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:36:31   270K2017/10/5 6:28 AM
ThumbnailMental Illness Awareness Week 2017 Jamie Pettit October 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) across Canada. This year’s theme is “Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma”, which aligns with Bluewater District School Board’s strategic priority to Create conditions where students,  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:52:46   27K-
ThumbnailOrange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater Jamie Pettit September 30 has been designated Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this year's date falls on a Saturday, Bluewater District School Board is honouring the Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:26:02   233K2017/9/27 2:16 PM
ThumbnailBluewater’s Human Resources Services  Jamie Pettit The Human Resources Services department promotes excellence in human resources management to support Bluewater District School Board in achieving the following strategic priorities: Ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe supportive  Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:10:38   115K2017/9/26 4:05 PM
ThumbnailStudents Meet PM at IPM Jamie Pettit John Diefenbaker Senior School students ran into a surprise visitor when they attended the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton on Friday, September 22, 2017. As they were enjoy the festivities, the students spotted Prime Minister Justin  Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:01:17   103K2017/9/26 9:59 AM
ThumbnailEast Ridge Community School Opens Jamie Pettit It was an exciting first day of school for those attending the newly reconfigured East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound. Thanks to the valiant efforts of custodial, Plant Services and school/board staff, as well as contractors, the revamped facility  Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:41:27   843K2017/9/6 10:16 AM
ThumbnailBack-to-School Wellness Tips Jamie Pettit With the start of a new school year just around the corner, a mixed range of emotions are inevitably setting in for many students and families as they prepare for what always amounts to a transitional time. Whether this means entering a new grade, moving Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:37:39   4.9M2017/8/25 4:24 PM
ThumbnailSeeking Homestay Families for International Students Jamie Pettit In 2017-2018, Bluewater District School Board will be hosting 25 international students from Brazil. Walkerton District Community School, Saugeen District Secondary School, and Kincardine District Secondary School will be welcoming these students. A Home Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:42:27   8.1K2017/8/14 8:41 AM
ThumbnailSocial Justice at HCCS Jamie Pettit The 2016-17 school year provided the Grade 1/2 class at Holland-Chatsworth Central School with some valuable lessons on social justice. Throughout the year, teacher Kelly Merrifield introduced a variety of stories on remarkable citizens and leaders around Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:38:46   266K2017/8/8 3:24 PM
ThumbnailConstruction Class Gets New Hardware Jamie Pettit Construction students at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin wrapped up the school year with some amazing upgrades to their communal toolbox. On Friday, June 16, 2017, a representative from Milwaukee Electric Tools Canada visited Bud Halpin Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:12:19   524K2017/7/25 9:13 AM
ThumbnailEducational Assistants Build Life Skills Jamie Pettit An unyielding passion for the job, a rock solid sense of teamwork, and a family atmosphere are evident from the moment you enter the specialized learning unit at Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS) in Flesherton, where a dedicated group of educational  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:51:32   131K2017/7/19 3:31 PM
ThumbnailBusy Summer for School Renewal in BWDSB Jamie Pettit The summer of 2017 has been a busy one thus far in Bluewater District School Board as a number of school renewal projects continue with a view to ensuring necessary upgrades and improvements are in place for the start of the school year in September. Owen Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:07:45   443K2017/7/18 11:59 AM
ThumbnailClosing Ceremonies Wrap Up 2016-17 Jamie Pettit June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board. Aside from the customary end-of-school-year activities, closing ceremonies were held at Dufferin Elementary, Bayview Public, and Sydenham Community Schools in Owen Sound, as well as the secondary  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:32:07   1.1M2017/7/13 9:17 AM
ThumbnailBluewater Staff Share Learning and Research Jamie Pettit One of several professional development opportunities for staff took place this past spring at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley as participants in the Bluewater Action Research Network (BARN) met to share their self-directed Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:06:14   193K2017/7/4 3:04 PM
ThumbnailHuron Heights Celebrates Canada 150 Jamie Pettit The staff and students of Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine recently created a large banner replicating the Canadian flag. Each student had the responsibility of developing and colouring a small square to be added to the banner. Everyone was also Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:56:00   327K2017/6/28 10:30 AM
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