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Budding Scientists Excel at Junior Fair
04/12/2024
The Junior Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 featured the amazing scientific...
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Highpoint Student Heading to Queen’s Park
04/12/2024
A Highpoint Community School student has been selected to serve as a Legislative Page at the Legislative Assembly...
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2024 Concours French Public Speaking Contest
04/11/2024
Bluewater District School Board's (BWDSB's) annual Concours d'art oratoire French public speaking contest...
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BWDSB Holds First Black Student Forum
04/10/2024
“We need you here.” “We are here because we care.” “We just want you to win.” These were among the powerful key messages...
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Student Scientists Compete at Senior Fair
04/04/2024
Six students from Grey and Bruce Counties are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime as they were selected to represent Team Bluewater...
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Upcycling TOM Student Art Exhibition
04/04/2024
Owen Sound's Tom Thomson Art Gallery was a busy spot on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 as approximately 300...
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Connecting Human Rights and Equity to Nature
04/02/2024
An overnight trip to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre recently provided Grade 7 and 8 students from John Diefenbaker Senior School...
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A Lesson in Cultural Awareness for New Teachers
03/27/2024
Over 20 new educators from schools across Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) recently participated...
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Students Attend Tools in the Trades Bootcamp
03/25/2024
Students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Transportation program at four Bluewater District School Board...
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East Ridge Mental Health Champions Support Youth
03/07/2024
Bluewater District School Board students are stepping up to support the wellness of their youth peers...
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Regional Skills Showcases Students in the Trades
03/04/2024
Bluewater District School Board students were among those from eight secondary schools who convened in Owen Sound...
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Pink Shirt Day on February 28, 2024
02/26/2024
On Wednesday, February 28, Bluewater District School Board students, staff, and families are joining the...
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February is Black History Month
02/01/2024
Bluewater District School Board is celebrating Black History Month throughout February...
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OTIP Teaching Awards - Nominations Open
01/22/2024
Nominate a deserving teacher in Bluewater District School Board for their outstanding contributions...
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BWDSB Appoints Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer
01/15/2024
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Low...
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Holiday Video Message from Chair and Director
12/22/2023
On behalf of Chair Jane Thomson and Director of Education Lori Wilder, we are pleased to share a holiday video...
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Kindness Project at Arran-Tara Elementary School
12/15/2023
Students in Barb Gordon's Grade 2 class at Arran-Tara Elementary School are modeling kindness...
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Promoting Music Education in our Schools
11/24/2023
Strike up the band! November and December are popular months when it comes to showcasing the musical...
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NII Explore Introduces Coding Lesson Plans
11/22/2023
Rock, paper, scissors… robot?? At this week’s NII Explore Code-a-thon at G. C. Huston Public School...
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2023
11/17/2023
November 19 to 25, 2023 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. While there are many anti-bullying initiatives...
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On November 11, We Remember
11/10/2023
Lest we forget. Remembrance Day on November 11 represents our collective gratitude, recognition, and commemoration...
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A New Era for Child Care in Tobermory
11/06/2023
Families on the Bruce Peninsula now have expanded child care options in a newly renovated learning environment...
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Treaties Recognition Week from November 5 to 11
11/04/2023
From November 5 to 11, 2023, Ontario celebrates Treaties Recognition Week. In the spirit of truth and reconciliation...
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Co-op Students Tour Bruce B Hydro One Switchyard
11/02/2023
A group of 17 students from this semester’s secondary school Co-operative Education program at Bruce Power recently had...
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School Bus Safety Week/Driver Appreciation Day
10/18/2023
School Bus Safety Week from October 16 to 20 emphasizes the critical role of safety for...
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Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day 2023
10/16/2023
Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day takes place on Tuesday, October 17, 2023...
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Local Government Week from October 16 to 20, 2023
10/15/2023
In Bluewater District School Board, we join our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA)...
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Statement on Events in Middle East
10/12/2023
Bluewater District School Board expresses deep sadness over the recent violence that has been occurring in...
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A Thankful Message from the Chair and Director
10/06/2023
With the long weekend upon us, we would like to take a moment to give thanks to the students, staff...
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World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2023
10/04/2023
Bluewater District School Board recognizes and thanks all the incredible educators across our local public education system on...
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National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day 2023
10/01/2023
National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day on October 2 provides us with an opportunity to honour and thank...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023
09/27/2023
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which coincides with the tradition of Orange Shirt Day, is set to occur on September 30...
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CODE on Supporting Students/Gender Expression
09/21/2023
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) has issued the following statement on supporting students and gender expression...
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BWDSB Statement on Inclusivity
09/20/2023
Bluewater District School Board is committed to fostering a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment...
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Minister's Back-to-School Message
09/08/2023
As the 2023-24 school year begins, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, has prepared the following message...
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Chair and Director Back-to-School Video Message
09/05/2023
As we begin the 2023-24 school year, we are pleased to share the following back-to-school video message...
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Director's Statement on Recent Tragedies
08/25/2023
Like so many, I am deeply saddened and shocked by recent tragic events that have occurred...
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Another Terry Fox Run Milestone for BWDSB
07/12/2023
Bluewater District School Board has surpassed another milestone in supporting the Terry Fox...
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Beavercrest Community School Build One Step Closer
07/06/2023
The replacement build for Beavercrest Community School in Markdale is one significant step closer to becoming...
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BPDS Achieves Platinum as EcoSchool
07/04/2023
Another EcoSchools year is in the books, and the Bruce Peninsula District School Panthers have shown...
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Director's Year-end Message - June 30, 2023
06/30/2023
The end of the school year is a time for celebration and reflection on the learning and achievements of...
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Long Service and Retirement Recognition 2023
06/23/2023
Bluewater District School Board staff who are retiring and those celebrating milestones for their length of service were honoured and recognized on...
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BWDSB Return of Awards of Excellence
06/22/2023
The Regular Meeting of the Board on June 20, 2023 featured the return of a popular Bluewater District School Board year-end tradition...
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BWDSB Superintendent of Education Appointment
06/20/2023
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Louwerse to the position of Superintendent...
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Eagle to Eagle Exchange Takes Flight
06/14/2023
The Canada Sports Friendship Exchange Program provided 24 Grade 8 students from Alexandra Community School with a life-changing...
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SDSS Tops Mock Trial Competition
06/12/2023
Students from Saugeen District Senior School recently had a unique opportunity to compete in a mock trial competition...
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“True Colours” on Display at Rainbow Conference
06/06/2023
On Monday, June 5, 2023, Bluewater District School Board hosted the Rainbow Conference at the...
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National Indigenous History Month 2023
05/31/2023
During National Indigenous History Month in June, Bluewater District School Board is committed to...
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BWDSB Celebrates Pride Month
05/31/2023
Happy Pride Month from Bluewater District School Board! Held annually in June, Pride Month is a celebration of...
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Great Canadian Hospitality Challenge
05/25/2023
From mocktails to uphill skiing, students from John Diefenbaker Senior School and Saugeen District...
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OSDSS REDress Project Connects to Community
05/23/2023
To coincide with Red Dress Day earlier this month in honour and remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous...
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JDSS Musical Addresses Pandemic
05/18/2023
John Diefenbaker Senior School students recently took to the stage in their first musical since...
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ICE Day Tiny House Challenge
05/18/2023
Bluewater District School Board secondary students enrolled in Specialist High Skills Major programs for...
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World Education Support Personnel Day on May 16
05/15/2023
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, we acknowledge and celebrate the crucial contributions that education workers have made to publicly...
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Indigenous Student Forum Promotes Empowerment
05/10/2023
Over 100 Indigenous students from several schools across Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) visited the BWDSB Education Centre...
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Envirothon a BPDS Tradition
05/08/2023
On Monday, May 1, a team of Grade 11 students from Bruce Peninsula District School (BPDS) braved the elements...
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Get REAL Promotes Inclusion and Kindness
05/03/2023
“To provide a quality education for every student in a safe, accepting, and caring environment.” This is Bluewater...
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Education Week 2023
05/01/2023
Bluewater District School Board is joining schools from across Ontario to celebrate Education Week, from May 1 to 5...
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Sharing Our Stories During Mental Health Week
04/28/2023
May 1 to 7 is Mental Health Week across Canada! The Canadian Mental Health Association theme for 2023 is “My Story”...
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BWDSB Students Putting the Planet First
04/24/2023
As part of Earth Month throughout April, Bluewater District School Board students are seizing the opportunity...
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Public Speaking Opportunities Abound for Students
04/20/2023
At the Regular Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, trustees, student senators, staff, and others in attendance observed...
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Alexandra's Stanley Pot Showdown
04/18/2023
During the afternoon of Friday, April 14, the Alexandra Hockey League (AHL) season came to a thrilling conclusion...
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Student Innovation on Display at Science Fair
04/17/2023
A new generation of local young scientists is providing us with a glimpse into a promising future...
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Keppel Cougars Hold Read-A-Thon
04/06/2023
Keppel-Sarawak Elementary School students and staff are promoting literacy for an amazing cause...
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JDSS Boys Hockey Team Earns Spot at OFSAA
04/05/2023
As hockey season wraps up, the John Diefenbaker Senior School boys hockey team should be immensely proud...
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Concours d'art oratoire 2023
04/01/2023
It was a packed house at the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre on Thursday, March 30, 2023...
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Ontario Student Nutrition Program Still Thriving
03/29/2023
At the March 21, 2023 Regular Meeting of the Board, trustees viewed a presentation on the Ontario Student Nutrition Program...
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Regional Skills Returns
03/10/2023
Following a hiatus of a few years due to pandemic restrictions, the Regional Technological Skills Challenge returned on...
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Director's Message - March 10, 2023
03/10/2023
It is exciting to see the signs of spring begin to surround us in Grey and Bruce counties...
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$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity
03/08/2023
Applications are now open for the fourth year of the Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship...
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SHSM Students Participate in ICE Event
03/03/2023
A group of Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students in Bluewater District School Board recently had a unique...
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Pink Shirt Day 2023
02/21/2023
Pink Shirt Day is on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. It is an opportunity for all Bluewater District School Board students...
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Students Make STEM Connections Through Music
02/13/2023
Bluewater District School Board educators continue to proactively explore engaging, innovative, and fun ways...
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JDSS Hosts Pan-African Flag Ceremony
02/11/2023
As part of board-wide recognition of Black History Month in Bluewater District School Board...
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Beavercrest Replacement Moving Forward
02/08/2023
Plans for the Beavercrest Community School replacement build are moving ahead...
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Bluewater Elementary Volleyball Returns
02/04/2023
After a long layoff, elementary volleyball is back and as strong as ever in Bluewater District School Board...
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Hockey Week in Bluewater
01/21/2023
Students and staff in Bluewater District School Board were part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
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Normanby Fundraiser Garnering Amazing Support
01/17/2023
Normanby Community School in Ayton is a fine example of a small school within Bluewater...
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Celebrating Educational Support Professionals
01/11/2023
At the December 20, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board, Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) trustees learned about ...
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Director’s Holiday Message – December 22, 2022
12/22/2022
As we enter the holiday season and final days of 2022, I would like to extend greetings and best wishes for the new year...
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Stay Up to Date on Bus Cancellations/Delays
12/16/2022
With the arrival of winter weather, parents/guardians are reminded that they can subscribe to receive route-specific...
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Two Schools Finalists in CBC Music Challenge
12/08/2022
Two Bluewater District School Board schools are top 10 finalists in CBC Music’s Canadian Music Class Challenge 2022...
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School Teams Trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis
11/24/2022
Members of Bluewater District School Board's Learning Services team recently wrapped up a four-session training series...
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Hepworth Central Students Celebrate Métis Week
11/23/2022
To celebrate Métis Week, Hepworth Central Public School invited two guests from the Great Lakes Métis Council in Owen Sound...
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2022
11/18/2022
Ontario has designated the week that begins on the third Sunday of each November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week...
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Remembrance Day on November 11, 2022
11/11/2022
On Remembrance Day, Bluewater District School Board students and staff join Canadians to honour and remember our veterans...
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Treaties Recognition Week 2022
11/05/2022
November 6 to 12, 2022 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. Declared by the provincial government in 2016...
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Adult Education Graduation 2022
10/24/2022
Bluewater District School Board's 2022 Adult Education graduation ceremony to honour those receiving their diplomas...
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BOEC Celebrates 50 Years
10/18/2022
An open house held on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre...
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Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day 2022
10/18/2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day...
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School Bus Safety and Driver Appreciation
10/17/2022
School Bus Safety Week from October 17 to 21, 2022 recognizes the importance of safety for students who rely on school bus transportation...
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Director's Message - October 7, 2022
10/07/2022
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, I would like to take this opportunity to share a message of gratitude...
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World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2022
10/05/2022
On World Teachers’ Day, Bluewater District School Board honours the many contributions that our educators make...
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National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day 2022
10/02/2022
October 2 is National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day! In Bluewater District School Board, we thank and celebrate...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022
09/29/2022
Bluewater District School Board joins Canadians to honour the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30...
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Students Envision Sustainable Communities
09/26/2022
A group of students from Owen Sound District Secondary School are offering up innovative solutions related to climate action and sustainability...
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East Ridge Hosts 169th Sydenham Fall Fair
09/23/2022
September 22, 2022 marked the 169th Sydenham Fall Fair, which is often regarded as the last...
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Director's Back-to-School Video Message 2022-23
09/02/2022
As we prepare for the start of the 2022 – 2023 school year on Tuesday, September 6...
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OYAP Level 1 Grads Honoured
07/19/2022
Three separate graduation events for local students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Level 1...
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CDCS Kindness Project
07/14/2022
Following the period of isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some students and staff...
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HCCS Cardboard Boat War
07/06/2022
It was smooth sailing for Mr. Koeslag's Grade 8 students at Holland-Chatsworth Central School...
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Director's Year-end Message - June 30, 2022
06/30/2022
As we transition into summer, I would like to spend a moment acknowledging everyone in our education system who contributed to...
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Long Service and Retirement Recognition 2022
06/27/2022
Bluewater District School Board retirees and those celebrating milestones for their length of service were honoured...
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Thoughtful Space Unveiled at Alexandra
06/21/2022
On National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, Alexandra Community School invited members of the community...
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OSDSS Student Artists Depict Meanings of Love
06/13/2022
Students from Owen Sound District Secondary School are displaying their interpretations of “love” in many shades...
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Northport Foraging Adventure
06/10/2022
For centuries, our surrounding forests and woodlands in Grey and Bruce counties have been home...
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National Indigenous History Month 2022
06/01/2022
June is National Indigenous History Month. Bluewater District School Board joins others across Ontario...
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Team Bluewater Excels at 2022 CWSF
05/26/2022
From May 16 to 20, six students from across Bruce and Grey counties participated in the 2022 Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair...
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First Rider Program Ready to Roll
05/25/2022
The Association of Grey-Bruce Bus Operators First Rider Program for young students throughout Bruce and Grey counties will operate...
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An Evening of Art at Northport
05/24/2022
Students, parents/guardians, grandparents, and community members had a chance to take in some awe-inspiring creative...
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BWDSB Announces Superintendent Appointment
05/17/2022
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa McEwen to the position of Superintendent of Education...
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Team Bluewater Prepares for 2022 Virtual CWSF
05/09/2022
Two Bluewater District School Board students are part of a team of six from Grey and Bruce counties preparing for...
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GOLD and SILVER at Skills Ontario
05/04/2022
Owen Sound District Secondary School (OSDSS) construction students have reason to celebrate following GOLD and SILVER wins...
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Education Week 2022
05/02/2022
May 2 to 6, 2022 is Education Week across Ontario. The Ministry of Education’s theme for this year...
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OSDSS Represents at Skills Ontario Competition
04/27/2022
In the spring sun and breeze of a Friday afternoon, students from Owen Sound District Secondary School...
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National Volunteer Week 2022
04/25/2022
During National Volunteer Week, Bluewater District School Board is recognizing the many amazing volunteers in our local schools...
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BWDSB Surpasses Another Terry Fox Milestone
04/12/2022
Bluewater District School Board has achieved another significant milestone in supporting cancer research...
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OSDSS Students Partnering in the Community
03/25/2022
Senior design students at Owen Sound District Secondary School recently had a unique opportunity...
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SDSS Fundraises for Ukraine
03/14/2022
Around the world, a wave of blue and yellow is signaling heartfelt support for the people of Ukraine...
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Director's Message - March 11, 2022
03/11/2022
As we welcome March Break, a return to pre-pandemic times is taking shape in our Bluewater District School Board schools and...
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Pink Shirt Day 2022
02/22/2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 is Pink Shirt Day. Bluewater District School Board students and staff...
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Scholarship Opportunity for Secondary Students
02/04/2022
Applications are now open for the third and final year of the Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship offered...
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Child Care Investment of $600,000 at St. Edmunds
01/28/2022
The Ontario government has announced the investment of $600,000 to create 39 child care spaces at St. Edmunds Public School in Tobermory...
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Director’s Holiday Message
12/16/2021
The holiday season is once again upon us. Along with the usual flurry of activity that December brings...
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Emerging Artists Unmasked
12/15/2021
Some amazing creations by senior art students at John Diefenbaker Senior School (JDSS) are on display...
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Trustee Elections and Director's Annual Report
12/08/2021
At the Initial Meeting of the Board on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Bluewater District School Board...
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2021
11/19/2021
Bluewater District School Board students, staff, families, and partners are working together to stand up and show their commitment...
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Remembrance Day 2021
11/11/2021
On November 11, Bluewater District School Board honours, remembers, and expresses gratitude to the brave Canadians...
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Reconciliation Hall Unveiled at SDSS
11/02/2021
Saugeen District Senior School’s (SDSS’) Reconciliation Team unveiled a space dedicated...
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Treaties Recognition Week 2021
11/01/2021
Students and staff in Bluewater District School Board are learning about the importance of treaties, treaty rights, treaty relationships, and...
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Try Like Terry
10/25/2021
As tradition would have it, this time of year signals an outpouring of support for Terry Fox Run activities in our schools...
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Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day 2021
10/20/2021
The 21st anniversary of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day takes place...
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School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on October 20
10/19/2021
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, we celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Day...
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Local Government Week 2021
10/18/2021
From October 18 to 22, Bluewater District School Board joins the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA)...
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Getting Crafty at Spruce Ridge
10/12/2021
Career exploration, art, literacy, and experiential learning have all been wrapped into one at Spruce Ridge Community School...
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Director's Thanksgiving Message
10/08/2021
It is hard to believe that the Thanksgiving weekend is already upon us! As you prepare to honour your own unique traditions...
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World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2021
10/05/2021
Bluewater District School Board celebrates teaching excellence and the invaluable contributions of teachers...
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New Home of GBCS Marks Official Opening
09/30/2021
After more than 50 years of learning excellence in their former locations, Georgian Bay Community School...
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BWDSB Marks First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
09/29/2021
September 30, 2021 marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which also coincides with Orange Shirt Day...
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BWDSB Recognized by Terry Fox Foundation
09/07/2021
As schools in Bluewater District School Board prepare for annual Terry Fox Run activities...
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A Preview of the New Georgian Bay Community School
08/23/2021
In September 2021, the new Georgian Bay Community School (GBCS) will open its doors to students and staff for the first time...
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JDSS Proud of New SHSM Trailer
07/23/2021
The five Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs at John Diefenbaker Senior School (JDSS) are proud...
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Students Hone Skills at High Level Welding Camp
07/14/2021
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of Canada (UA Canada)...
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Northport Video Recognized Provincially
07/06/2021
A talented group of Grade 6 Northport Elementary School students have received some provincial recognition...
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Director's Year-end Message
06/28/2021
As a small way to express gratitude to our students, staff, families, and communities...
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PCS Students Write to MP on Residential Schools
06/27/2021
Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 at Paisley Central School engaged in some in-depth learning, reflecting, and thinking about...
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GBCS Students Collaborate with Art Gallery
06/25/2021
Durham Art Gallery is collaborating with Georgian Bay Community School’s Grade 12 visual arts class...
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$2.9 Million for Child Care Addition at Egremont
06/11/2021
As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has...
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Remembering Residential School Victims
06/01/2021
Devastating news was recently shared from Kamloops, British Columbia regarding the...
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June is Indigenous History Month
05/31/2021
Indigenous History Month, which occurs annually in June, is an opportunity to...
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BWDSB Honours Pride Month 2021
05/30/2021
As colourful flags are raised around the world for Pride Month during June, we remember the challenges of the past...
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BWDSB Students Thank Frontline Workers
05/19/2021
Students across Bluewater District School Board continue to express their thanks and appreciation...
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Students Attend Virtual SOMA Event
05/17/2021
John Diefenbaker Senior School students participated in the first ever virtual Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly...
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OSDSS Student Innovates for the Environment
05/12/2021
Global warming brings to the forefront a vast number of concerns, such as the endangerment of species...
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Stephen Lewis Presents on the Power of Education
05/10/2021
“If you take on an issue and fight for it in a principled way, you can move mountains – and there are lots of mountains...
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Earth Day at JDSS
05/07/2021
From creating a promotional video to gathering trash in local neighborhoods to conducting research and writing about saving the bees...
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Mental Health Week - May 3-9, 2021
05/03/2021
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week...
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Education Week 2021
04/30/2021
Bluewater District School Board is celebrating Education Week, which occurs each year during the first full week of May...
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Students Collaborate with Local Artist on Mural
04/26/2021
Grade 9 Visual Arts students at Owen Sound District Secondary School recently participated in a unique experiential learning opportunity...
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World Water Day at Spruce Ridge
03/29/2021
Timberwolves celebrate water! “Water means different things to different people. On World Water Day, we celebrate...
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MCPS Students Take the Great Gulp
03/25/2021
In celebration of World Water Day on Monday, March 22, 2021, students and staff at Mildmay-Carrick Public School took part in the Great Gulp...
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One Year of Pandemic Marked with 365 Words
03/11/2021
March 11, 2021 marks exactly 365 days since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic...
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Pink Shirt Day on February 24
02/23/2021
Bluewater District School Board is once again encouraging everyone to ‘think pink’! Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24 is an opportunity...
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Child Care Addition Moving Forward at Spruce Ridge
02/12/2021
As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given Bluewater District School Board approval...
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Alexandra Kindness Challenge
02/11/2021
Every February, the students and staff at Alexandra Community School take part in a two-week kindness challenge...
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Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship
02/08/2021
Eligible Bluewater District School Board secondary students can now apply for the Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at MCPS
01/26/2021
In honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2021, Mrs. Heaney’s Grade 2/3 class at Mildmay-Carrick Public School...
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Screen Free Friday Afternoon at PESCS
01/21/2021
As remote learning winds down at Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School, a mental health and wellness afternoon has been planned for students, staff, and families...
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Alexandra Eagle Tops International Math Contest
01/18/2021
A Grade 4 student at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound is among the first place finishers in an international mathematics contest...
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OYAP Kidder Cars Promote Mathematics Learning
01/11/2021
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is helping to promote learning in mathematics with a fun and engaging building activity...
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Help Us #ShareTheGood
01/06/2021
We all know the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those in our schools. Every day we see news about the pandemic...
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A Lesson in Gingerbread Bridge Building
01/05/2021
A mixture of junior and intermediate students at Ripley-Huron Community School, Northport Elementary School, and G.C. Huston...
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Northport Students Win Bruce Power Art Contest
01/04/2021
Students at Northport Elementary School in Port Elgin participated in the 2020 Bruce Power Art Contest with some amazing results...
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A Busy Holiday Season at GHSS
12/24/2020
The spirit of giving has touched Grey Highlands Secondary School in a powerful way this year...
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Hillcrest Central Resource Program Receives Funding
12/18/2020
Representatives from the South Bruce Community Liaison Committee (CLC), the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), and Hillcrest Central School...
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Holiday Hampers Help Local Families
12/17/2020
Georgian Bay Community School (GBCS) recently held a pair of 'hamper pick-up days' to help local families during the holidays...
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Director’s Holiday Message – December 17, 2020
12/17/2020
With the holiday season now upon us, I would like to acknowledge and extend greetings...
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Giving Love from Macphail
11/30/2020
Caring for others is part of the Tiger spirit at Macphail Memorial Elementary School...
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Virtual Coding at Hillcrest Central
11/23/2020
Students at Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater recently had a chance to participate in coding workshops...
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Parent Appreciation at Keppel
11/17/2020
The staff at Keppel-Sarawak Elementary School in Owen Sound had a little morning surprise for parents/guardians.
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2020
11/15/2020
November 15 – 21, 2020 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. In Bluewater District School Board...
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Remembrance Day 2020 in BWDSB
11/11/2020
Bluewater District School Board joins Canadians on Wednesday, November 11 to honour and thank our country’s past and present war heroes...
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BWDSB Announces Superintendent of Education Appointments
11/06/2020
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce three new appointments to its senior leadership team...
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Treaties Recognition Week, November 2–6
10/31/2020
Bluewater District School Board students and staff are honouring Treaties Recognition Week...
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BWDSB Receives $26.4 Million for New School Build in Kincardine
10/29/2020
Bluewater District School Board is thrilled to announce that a new replacement facility for Kincardine District Senior School ...
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Adult Education Drive-By Graduation 2020
10/22/2020
Sixty-four graduates from Bluewater District School Board's Adult Education 2019-2020 class were honoured ...
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Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
10/21/2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. We recognize and celebrate our many...
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Local Government Week – October 19-23
10/17/2020
Bluewater District School Board joins the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) this week in raising civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week...
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BWDSB Teacher Receives Prime Minister's Certificate of Excellence
10/17/2020
A Bluewater District School Board teacher is receiving national recognition for his accomplishments both in and beyond the classroom...
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Thanksgiving Director's Message - Oct 9, 2020
10/09/2020
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks on behalf of Bluewater District School Board...
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JDSS Terry Fox School Run a Success
10/08/2020
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, many schools in Bluewater District School Board have been finding creative ways to hold successful Terry Fox Run events...
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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020
10/05/2020
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 4 - 10, 2020, is an annual campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness...
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World Teacher's Day 2020
World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2020
10/05/2020
Bluewater District School Board recognizes the invaluable role...
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Orange Shirt Day
Recognizing Orange Shirt Day on September 30
09/30/2020
Orange Shirt Day takes place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020...
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Remote Learning
Remote Learning Delayed Until Sept. 16
09/11/2020
An important announcement regarding the delay of Bluewater District School Board's remote learning start-up until Wednesday, September 16, 2020 has been posted on our...
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Education Centre
Staggered Entry to Begin 2020-21
09/04/2020
The Ministry of Education has provided Ontario school boards with the option of offering a staggered entry...
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Video on Return to School in BWDSB
09/04/2020
Welcome Back - A Guide to Return to School in Bluewater District School Board"...
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