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ThumbnailBeavercrest ME to WE Spreads Kindness Jamie Pettit During Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week, the ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale decided to focus on building peace, and promoting kindness and diversity while also educating students about bullying and conflict. Students and Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:18:54   260K2018/12/7 11:15 AM
ThumbnailSafety First in the Fox Den Jamie Pettit Hanover Heights Foxes know that dogs and all kinds of animals can be our friends and support us in a variety of ways! They help some of us to ensure equal and full access to all places and events in our communities, notify others when we are in trouble or Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:50:52   66K2018/11/29 11:50 AM
ThumbnailLouis Riel Day on November 16 Jamie Pettit The hanging of Louis Riel on November 16, 1885, created a controversy that has lasted over 100 years. Viewed by some as a saviour, and by some as a traitor, Riel nevertheless became the voice of the Métis people during a turbulent time in Canadian histor Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:06:34   31K2018/11/15 11:55 AM
ThumbnailA Note of Thanks to our Retiring Trustees Jamie Pettit With the new term set to begin for the 2018 – 2022 Board of Trustees, we take a few moments to thank and recognize our retiring trustees for their years of hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and families of Bluewater District School Board. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:02:28   40K2018/11/21 11:01 AM
ThumbnailBullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2018 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18 – 24, 2018. Proactively promoting safe, accepting, and inclusive school cultures through learning and awareness continues to be an important priority Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:45:52   538K2018/11/19 3:41 PM
ThumbnailLocal Company Supporting BWDSB Students  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is the proud recipient of a generous donation in support of student learning. Representatives from Westario Power Inc. in Walkerton visited the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Friday, November Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:08:53   84K2018/11/19 11:05 AM
ThumbnailWE Scare Hunger at Beavercrest Jamie Pettit The ME to WE group at Beavercrest Community School in Markdale is scaring away hunger. For two straight weeks in October, the students collected canned goods, non-perishable food items, and change to support their local food drive. The group held events Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:15:46   150K2018/11/14 10:13 AM
ThumbnailA Visit from a World-Renowned Mathematician  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned Canadian mathematician, Marian Small, who delivered an informative and engaging day of professional development on Monday, October 29, 2018. A workshop for all Grades 9 and 10 math Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:27:17   148K2018/11/13 1:20 PM
ThumbnailRemembrance Day Honoured in BWDSB Jamie Pettit With Remembrance Day occurring on Sunday, November 11, 2018, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are dedicating time during the weeks before and after this crucially important occasion to participate in various commemoration and recognition Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:19:32   285K2018/11/9 1:48 PM
ThumbnailTreaties Recognition Week, November 4 – 10, 2018 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins others across Ontario to celebrate Treaties Recognition Week from November 4 – 10, 2018. This special awareness week provides another opportunity for schools to engage in meaningful dialogue and promote learning in Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:06:06   492K2018/11/5 3:30 PM
ThumbnailAlexandra ME to WE visits OSHaRE Jamie Pettit The ME to WE club at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound, led by Amber Stephens, recently collected Halloween candy from the school community to bring to the folks that visit OSHaRE (Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort). Students from various classes Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:00:56   126K2018/11/8 4:00 PM
ThumbnailYouth Mental Health Champions Jamie Pettit Grades 7 to 10 students from seven schools in Bluewater District School Board joined together for an interactive and informative day of mental health training on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre near Wiarton. The Youth Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:31:34   262K2018/11/1 2:29 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Schools Support Terry Fox Run  Jamie Pettit As tradition would have it, several schools in Bluewater District School Board have been getting physically active as of late by staging their own Terry Fox Runs. Through raising money and awareness for cancer research, our students and staff continue to Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:19:03   1.2M2018/10/12 10:57 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Educator wins National Innovation in Geography Teaching Award  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is thrilled to congratulate one of its educators who has received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's highest award in teaching, the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award! Here is a media release issued by the Royal Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:59:09   81K2018/10/25 3:56 PM
ThumbnailLocal Food Festival at Hepworth Central Jamie Pettit The Grade 8 class at Hepworth Central Public School is raising global hunger awareness while supporting the local food movement. The students, along with their teacher Brent Thompson, recently hosted a local food festival as part of a study on the United Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:53:34   126K2018/10/22 3:37 PM
ThumbnailWorld Mental Health Day on October 10 Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is recognizing World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2018. According to the World Health Organization, this annual occasion “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about the Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:04:45   87K-
ThumbnailWorld Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2018  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board joins others around the globe on World Teachers’ Day to celebrate the invaluable roles and contributions of teachers. Whether you are a student, parent/guardian, grand parent, colleague, or other member of our local comm Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:26:47   115K2018/10/5 8:37 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Teacher Recognized for Leadership in Outdoor Education Jamie Pettit A Bluewater District School Board teacher has been recognized by the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) for her exceptional work in developing young leaders through outdoor education. Congratulations to Tobin Day, who was named as this  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:33:07   103K2018/10/3 9:25 AM
ThumbnailMural at OSDSS Undergoes Restoration Jamie Pettit This year’s summer renewal work at Owen Sound District Secondary School extended beyond building repair work and parking lot repaving. Anyone who passes by the school is strongly encouraged to take a closer look at the historic mural that has graced the Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:17:03   1.1M2018/9/25 12:23 PM
ThumbnailOrange Shirt Day Recognition in Bluewater Jamie Pettit September 30, 2018 has been designated 'Orange Shirt Day' in honour of residential school survivors, and for Canadians to demonstrate their commitment to reconciliation. Since this date falls on a Sunday, Bluewater District School Board staff and students Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:15:28   20K2018/9/21 10:10 AM