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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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