As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to extend my personal greetings to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season and year ahead. Regardless of the traditions that you choose to recognize at this time of year, I wish you many restful moments of peace and happiness as you spend time with those who mean the most to you.
At our board meeting on December 19, I had an opportunity to present my annual report highlighting some of the many initiatives that occurred in Bluewater during the past year in support of my key goals as director:
- Improved achievement for ALL students in literacy, numeracy, science, and technology (thinking and application);
- Enhanced staff well-being, recognition, and positive work environments;
- Increased social media presence and positive profile for Bluewater District School Board in Bruce and Grey Counties; and
- Strengthened financial position, stability, and community partnerships.
I genuinely thank all of our students, staff, parents/guardians, trustees, volunteers, community partners, and other stakeholders who contributed countless hours of their time and expertise over the past 12 months helping us to move towards these goals. Your amazing efforts are well reflected in the stronger position that we now find ourselves in, both financially and in terms of new enrolment growth for our board. It is an extremely exciting time to be in Bluewater, and I can hardly wait for the untold successes that we will collectively accomplish in the months ahead.
Until then, I urge you to take some well-deserved holiday time to relax, reflect, recharge, and of course, celebrate!
See you in 2018.
Director of Education