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Author Temple Grandin Virtually Visits BWDSB
08/20/2020
Parents/guardians joined Bluewater District School Board staff on Thursday, August 13, 2020 for an exclusive live virtual session with renowned author Temple Grandin...
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Student Pre-Registration Survey for 2020-21 School Year
08/10/2020
To assist with the safe reopening of schools in September 2020, the Ministry of Education is recommending that all parents/guardians in Ontario register their children for the fall...
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Director's Message - July 23, 2020
07/23/2020
I hope all our students, parents/guardians, staff, partners, families, and community members are having a wonderful summer, and finding time wherever possible for relaxation...
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Surveys to Support Review of Child Care/Early Years Act
07/08/2020
The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The CCEYA requires the Minister of Education to conduct a statutory review of the Act...
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Every Child Deserves to be Heard
07/03/2020
As we enter an unusual summer with local families continuing to manage through the difficulties and uncertainties of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we support each other...
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Director’s Welcome Message – June 29, 2020
06/30/2020
I am delighted and humbled to share this initial message as I step into the role of Director of Education for Bluewater District School Board. I am truly thankful for this amazing...
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Minister of Education Honours Graduates
06/24/2020
In honour of this year's graduates, a series of congratulatory videos from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has been developed. For the last few months, students have taken...
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Superintendent of Education Appointment
06/19/2020
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Penner Lipsett as Superintendent of Education effective July 1, 2020. The vacancy...
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BWDSB Trustees and Students Share Hopeful Messages
06/12/2020
Bluewater District School Board trustees and student senators are extending a sincere thanks to all students, staff, and families for their efforts and perseverance during the school closure...
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Bluewater Alumni Profile – Tina Buttineau
06/10/2020
We are pleased to celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board with our new alumni profile feature! This week, we highlight some of our...
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BWDSB Supports Pride Month
06/09/2020
Despite the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are showing their colours in honour of Pride Month during June...
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National Indigenous History Month 2020
06/02/2020
June is National Indigenous History Month. Bluewater District School Board welcomes and supports the opportunity to honour and learn more about the importance of...
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World Education Support Personnel Day
05/14/2020
World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day was launched in connection with Education International’s first-ever ESP Conference in 2018, following the adoption of the ESP...
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Students Recreate Famous Works of Art
05/07/2020
Some senior art students are not allowing the limitations of physical distancing to stifle their creativity! Kate Carder-Thompson's visual arts class students at John Diefenbaker...
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Internet Cafe Keeps Students Connected
05/05/2020
The John Diefenbaker Senior School Students' Council has been working to create a space that encourages students to be social and involved with others. The Students' Council's new...
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Celebrating Education Week, May 4–8
05/01/2020
With Education Week in Ontario occurring from May 4 – 8, 2020, Bluewater District School Board is inviting students, staff, and families to share their examples of learning while...
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East Ridge EcoSchools Team Celebrates Earth Week
04/30/2020
In celebration of Earth Week, several members of the EcoSchools Team at East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound had a meeting with team leaders and school...
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Board Meetings to be Held Online
04/20/2020
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and efforts to practice physical distancing, all Bluewater District School Board regularly scheduled board meetings are being held online until...
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BWDSB Announces Appointment of New Director of Education
04/17/2020
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Wilder to the position of Director of Education. While the appointment is effective October 1, 2020, she...
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Toy Drive Supports Student Well-being
04/08/2020
A toy initiative proposed by the owner of a local school bus company is putting smiles on the faces of children and families who may be feeling the effects of social isolation during...
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OSDSS Excels in University of Waterloo Mathematics Contests
04/04/2020
Owen Sound District Secondary School mathematics students have once again captured the Zone Team Championship in mathematics contests hosted by the University of Waterloo...
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JDSS Snow Olympics
03/20/2020
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, John Diefenbaker Senior School elementary students participated in the Snow Olympics organized by the school’s Healthy Schools Committee. Secondary...
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Students' Art Displayed at Queen's Park
03/11/2020
A group of students from G.C. Huston Public School in Southampton were recently invited to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Queen's Park to share their artistic talents. Under the...
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Carnaval 2020 at Alexandra
02/19/2020
On Friday, February 14, Alexandra Community School held its second annual Carnaval. This festival is a school-wide celebration of French music, culture, and language. French...
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NWMO and Launch Pad Partner for Students
02/10/2020
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) recently partnered with Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre in Hanover to expand opportunities for young...
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Battle of the Books at JDSS
01/31/2020
The 2020 Battle of the Books is underway at the John Diefenbaker Senior School library! This annual event has students reading new books by Canadian authors to determine...
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Forest Program at PESCS
12/20/2019
The sounds and sights of learning appear rather different in the Forest Program at Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School. This program is a student directed learning opportunity for kids...
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PSDS Students Meet Their Pen Pals
12/20/2019
An intergenerational project at Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton is helping students to connect with and learn about their elder peers, while perfecting their writing skills...
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SOS Trailer 2.0 Officially Launches
12/06/2019
A local partnership is bringing opportunities for Grades 7 and 8 students across Bruce and Grey Counties to explore the skilled trades! Students at Ripley-Huron Community School got...
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OSDSS Concert Band on Tour
11/28/2019
The Owen Sound District Secondary School (OSDSS) Music Department...
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Making Waves for Good Mental Health
11/20/2019
On Thursday, November 14, the "Making Waves" Youth Leadership Event...
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2019
11/15/2019
November 17 – 23, 2019 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention...
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Lest We Forget
11/11/2019
On November 11, Bluewater District School Board joins fellow Canadians...
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Treaties Recognition Week, November 4 – 8, 2019
11/02/2019
Treaties Recognition Week is recognized annually during the first week of...
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New Transitions Program at GHSS
10/29/2019
In order to welcome its newest community members, a new program at...
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Child Care Worker/ECE Appreciation Day
10/24/2019
In honour of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation...
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School Bus Safety Week
10/21/2019
Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce is pleased to...
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BWDSB Youth Mental Health Champions
10/18/2019
Bluewater District School Board is proud of its latest Youth Mental...
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World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2019
10/08/2019
Bluewater District School Board recognizes the critically important role...
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New Home of JDSS Marks Official Opening
10/08/2019
After more than 95 years of excellence in its former location, John Diefenbaker...
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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2019
10/07/2019
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is happening across Canada from...
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Orange Shirt Day on September 30
09/30/2019
Monday, September 30, 2019 is Orange Shirt Day in honour of residential...
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MCPS Sports Purple for Rowan's Law Day
09/26/2019
On Wednesday, September 25th, students and staff at Mildmay-Carrick...
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"Zgaa-biig-ni-gan” Bridge Name Official
09/18/2019
A truly historic occasion helped to mark National lndigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2018. As part of a full day of celebrations hosted by Saugeen First Nation, two communities...
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Graduate Profile – Rebecca Alexander
09/10/2019
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to highlight some of the...
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JDSS Celebrates Coop Education
07/17/2018
Local businesses and community partners who support students with career related training joined John Diefenbaker Senior School students and staff for an annual coop luncheon...
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National Indigenous History Month in BWDSB
National Indigenous History Month in BWDSB
07/05/2018
June was a busy month in Bluewater District School Board for meaningful activities and recognition events in honour of National Indigenous History Month and National...
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OYAP Level 1 Cooks Graduate!
06/28/2018
Bluewater District School Board joins its dedicated staff from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) in congratulating our graduates of this year’s OYAP Level 1 Dual Credit...
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Emerging Leadership
Emerging Leadership in BWDSB
06/26/2018
As part of Bluewater District School Board’s strong focus on succession planning to ensure a sustainable path forward that maintains a high standard...
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Long Service and Retirement Recognition
06/21/2018
It was a celebratory evening with plenty of smiles and a few tears as Bluewater District School Board trustees, staff and family members came together to honour some truly...
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2018 Awards of Excellence
06/20/2018
As part of the final Regular Meeting of the Board for the 2017 – 2018 school year on June 19, Bluewater District School Board honoured community members for their outstanding...
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Two BWDSB Schools Receive Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification
06/19/2018
Two Bluewater District School Board schools in Hanover are being recognized provincially for their outstanding efforts over the past year in supporting...
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PSDS Hosts 12th Annual Pow Wow
06/19/2018
Bluewater District School Board is honouring National Indigenous History Month throughout June. Schools continue to expand Indigenous learning opportunities for students...
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Living Library at RHCS
06/16/2018
Area students from Hillcrest and Lucknow Central Public Schools joined their peers at Ripley-Huron Community School to participate in some authentic learning experiences...
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Alumni Profile – Valerie Lauckner-Morano
06/15/2018
We are pleased to celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board with our new alumni profile feature! This week, we highlight some of...
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Alumni Profile – Natalie Lebovic
06/12/2018
We are pleased to celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board with our new alumni profile feature! This week, we highlight some of...
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ZGAA-BIIG-NI-GAN: WE ARE CONNECTED
06/11/2018
On June 21, 2018, the bridge that spans the Saugeen River in Southampton will officially receive its name. G. C. Huston Public School, in consultation with Elders...
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Pride Month 2018
06/11/2018
Bluewater District School Board is once again celebrating Pride Month. To embrace diversity and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusive education in a safe and accepting...
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Only One You at East Ridge
06/08/2018
There is only one you! This is the message that the first art project at East Ridge Community School in Owen Sound is embodying...
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"Read all About it" at Spruce Ridge
06/08/2018
Ms. Brown and Mrs. Klein's kindergarten class at Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham has been busy immersed in literacy this year. This past April, Scholastic issued...
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