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ThumbnailSpruce Ridge Students Helping Haiti Jamie Pettit Kindergarten students at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham are learning some valuable lessons about helping others, global citizenship and environmental stewardship. A project involving the collection of milk bags is raising students' awareness of  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:02:46   104K2015/3/26 9:59 AM
ThumbnailKDSS Clothing Drive Jamie Pettit Students and staff at Kincardine District Secondary School have organized a clothing drive which also extends to surrounding schools within Bluewater District School Board. The campaign started in response to the extreme cold weather warnings in the area Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:40:16   205K2015/3/12 10:38 AM
ThumbnailImportant Immunization Information Jamie Pettit The Grey Bruce Health Unit has important information for parents/guardians regarding student immunizations. To find out more, please click on the following link.  Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:10:29 []  64K2015/3/9 11:07 AM
ThumbnailArran-Tara Winter Olympics 2015 Jamie Pettit On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Arran-Tara Elementary School was finally able to hold its second annual Winterama Winter Olympics. It was the school's third attempt after two cancellations due to extreme cold weather. Despite the winter weather, students had Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:17:35   160K2015/3/9 9:40 AM
ThumbnailPink Shirt Day 2015 Jamie Pettit On Wednesday, February 25th, pink was the colour of fashion throughout Bluewater District School Board as schools celebrated Pink Shirt Day. Many students and staff wore pink to show solidarity in their ongoing quest to eliminate all forms of bullying.  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:22:06   349K2015/2/27 11:42 AM
ThumbnailFormer Prime Minister attends AYEP Launch Jamie Pettit Despite the blustery winter weather, it was practically a full house at Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin on Wednesday, February 25th as students, staff, parents, dignitaries, local business representatives and members of the media gathered  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:20:46   1.2M2015/2/26 12:08 PM
ThumbnailNorthport Students Design Tattoos Jamie Pettit It wasn't your typical student art project! At Northport Elementary School in Port Elgin, students enjoyed a unique opportunity recently to experiment with tattoo design. The contest, which was organized as a fundraiser by the School Community Council,  Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:58   178K2015/2/5 2:44 PM
ThumbnailWDCS Nutrition Program Receives Grant for $2,000 Jamie Pettit Student nutrition is getting a big boost at Walkerton District Community School. Thanks to a grant application to the Rural Kids Program through the local food bank, the school's nutrition program is the recipient of $2,000! The concept came to fruition Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:48   57K2015/1/29 9:35 AM
ThumbnailFamily Fun Math Night at École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central Jamie Pettit École Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School hosted its first Family Fun Math Night in December. Students and parents alike enjoyed challenging their minds and bodies by participating in a variety of engaging math stations geared towards children of all ages Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:16:38   225K2015/1/26 1:54 PM
ThumbnailBPDS Panther Prowl 2015 Jamie Pettit The highly successful and entertaining Bruce Peninsula District School Panther Prowl 2015 took place on Thursday, January 15th with students from grades 1 to 12 forming mixed, multi-age teams of three to compete in an indoor and outdoor obstacle course.  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:02:54   488K2015/1/23 2:50 PM
ThumbnailDawnview Receives Funding for Garden Project  Jamie Pettit Some environmentally friendly funding has been secured at École Dawnview Public School in Hanover! The school has received approval for a grant in the amount of $2,330 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to fund a butterfly habitat garden  Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:12:39   154K2015/1/12 3:11 PM
ThumbnailKids' Entertainer Delights Bluewater Schools Jamie Pettit It was an exciting way for Bluewater French Immersion schools to wrap up 2014. Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet had the students and staff of École Dawnview Public School in Hanover up and moving to his catchy bilingual songs on Thursday Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:19:25   132K2015/1/7 10:14 AM
ThumbnailIntegrating Technology in the Classroom Jamie Pettit The integration of technology at Chesley District Community School is creating an engaging new dynamic in the classroom for both students and staff. During the Professional Activity Day on Friday, November 21st, teachers and educational assistants at the Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:21:18   283K2014/12/29 1:20 PM
ThumbnailHuron Heights Students Win Bruce Power Holiday Art Contest Jamie Pettit Two students from Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine have placed first and second in the annual Bruce Power Holiday Art contest. The two were among 110 entries of holiday card artwork submitted by grades 5 and 6 students in both Bluewater and Bruce Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:54:41   203K2014/12/24 9:41 AM
ThumbnailStudents Race Cardboard Boats Jamie Pettit Teams of grades 7 and 8 students from 10 schools throughout Bruce and Grey Counties put their boat building skills to the ultimate test on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Centennial Pool in Port Elgin. Coordinated by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:58   726K2014/12/18 12:53 PM
ThumbnailWe C.A.R.E Grey Bruce Launched Jamie Pettit It was a packed house at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre on Wednesday, December 3rd as community partners came together to celebrate the launch of We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce, a new mental health initiative aimed at supporting youth in our  Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:35   361K2014/12/9 11:58 AM
ThumbnailFLEX Students Take up Running Jamie Pettit Students enrolled in the FLEX program are lacing up their sneakers for a run two times a week in Owen Sound. The idea came about when FLEX teacher Patti McComb was witnessing the high rise of anxiety, depression and stress amongst adolescents. McComb  Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:23:20   75K2014/12/8 9:22 AM
Thumbnail2014 - 2018 Board of Trustees Inaugurated Jamie Pettit At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the elected, acclaimed and appointed Bluewater District School Board trustees for the 2014 – 2018 term took their oath of office. Trustees and the areas they represent are as follows:  Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:51:35   79K2014/12/3 9:12 AM
ThumbnailFresh New Look for MCPS Jamie Pettit A brand new school spirit logo was revealed recently at Mildmay-Carrick Public School! The logo was inspired by a design from a grade 8 student at the school who was chosen from six finalists by a parent/teacher committee. Congratulations are extended to Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:22   81K2014/11/24 9:22 AM
ThumbnailWest Hill Helps Students Transition Jamie Pettit On Tuesday, November 4th, West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound hosted an orientation session for all incoming grade 8 students. Transition to secondary school is often accompanied by feelings of excitement, adventure, new beginnings and even anxiety  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:32   185K2014/11/18 2:43 PM