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ThumbnailJDSS Welcomes Future Students Jamie Pettit January and February continue to be busy months in Bluewater District School Board secondary schools. In addition to exams and the onset of a new semester, a lot of hard work and planning takes place as schools host their annual information evenings for  Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:44:48   206K2017/2/8 2:42 PM
ThumbnailLet’s Talk: Students Discuss Mental Health Jamie Pettit Promoting wellness was a popular activity amongst Bluewater District School Board students and staff recently with many participating in the annual Let’s Talk initiative, which aims to cultivate deeper awareness and eliminate stigmas regarding issues of Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:54:45   231K2017/2/3 10:52 AM
ThumbnailKnight of the Arts at KDSS Jamie Pettit Members of the public were treated to an eclectic range of student talent as Kincardine District Secondary School hosted its annual Knight of the Arts event on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The evening included a theatre performance of the student written  Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:53:57   1M2017/1/30 12:44 PM
ThumbnailNew Sign for OSDSS Jamie Pettit Owen Sound District Secondary School students and staff are enjoying the many new enhancements that continue to be made to their facility's interior and exterior as a result of the combining of the former OSCVI and West Hill Secondary School communities.  Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:45:51   212K2017/1/25 3:38 PM
ThumbnailA Fun Winter Experience Jamie Pettit Students at Dawnview Public School in Hanover recently enjoyed the best that winter has to offer in Bruce and Grey Counties with a day trip to the slopes. Grades 4, 5 and 6 classes embarked on their first of two ski days planned for this year. While many Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:56:52   157K2017/1/18 1:55 PM
ThumbnailStudent Art Reflects Grandfather Teachings Jamie Pettit Students at G.C. Huston Public School in Southampton have been busily engaged in a unique project that is allowing them to share powerful messages through the expression of art. The students have been designing classroom doors that reflect Saugeen First  Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:26:28   116K-
ThumbnailSecondary Information Nights Jamie Pettit Current Grade 7 and 8 students and their parents are invited to come and learn about the multitude of excellent programs and extracurricular opportunities that await them in Bluewater District School Board secondary schools. Information nights are being  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:18:59   14K2017/1/10 3:46 PM
ThumbnailNew Team Name and School Colours for GBCS Jamie Pettit The Meaford school community has spoken! The new team name for the recently reconfigured Georgian Bay Community School (GBCS) is the Thunder, while the school’s new colours are black and gold. A mascot committee, which included representation from  Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:30:32   62K2017/1/10 3:29 PM
ThumbnailRipley-Huron Community School Honours A Festive Tradition Jamie Pettit Festive turkey dinners have been popular as of late in some schools throughout Bluewater District School Board. At Ripley-Huron Community School, it has been an annual tradition for almost 30 years to host such an occasion. Grade 8 students and parents  Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:32:47   249K2016/12/20 4:31 PM
ThumbnailStudents in the Spirit of Giving Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board students are doing their part to help others in our local communities as the holiday season approaches. A number of campaigns, such as food and toy drives, have been happening throughout the district. Here are just a few  Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:16:08   395K2016/12/13 12:04 PM
ThumbnailBluewater District School Board Mourns the Passing of Trustee Linda Hamill Jamie Pettit It is with great sadness that Bluewater District School Board announces the passing of Trustee Linda Hamill. A former teacher, school volunteer and children’s author, Linda dedicated her life to education and many other pursuits in her community. She  Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:46:23   48K2016/12/6 12:42 PM
ThumbnailBVCS Pilots New Snowboarding Program  Jamie Pettit The snow has yet to arrive, however, students at Beaver Valley Community School (BVCS) in Thornbury are already learning all about the skills and thrills of snowboarding! BVCS has the unique distinction of being the first school in the province to test a Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:18:47   375K-
ThumbnailStudents Participate in ICE Training Jamie Pettit Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program had an opportunity to share ideas and interact with a diverse range of industry leading local businesses and organizations. The first of three Innovation, Creativity and  Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:27:22   433K2016/11/28 2:06 PM
ThumbnailBullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2016 Jamie Pettit To coincide with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which takes place from November 20 – 26, 2016, a number of interactive and engaging learning initiatives that support student and staff well-being are underway in Bluewater District School Board.  Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:54:21   198K2016/11/22 2:26 PM
ThumbnailFLEX School Still Going Strong Jamie Pettit A decade since its launch in our local area, FLEX school is still popular amongst Bluewater District School Board students. Often described as 'secondary school within a college', this important program was created in 2006 thanks to a partnership between Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:18:49   33K2016/11/17 7:56 AM
ThumbnailStudents and Staff Observe Remembrance Day  Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board students and staff are joining millions across Canada on November 11, 2016 to honour the men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve our freedom. Schools across the district are once again participating in Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:27:38   16K2016/11/11 9:25 AM
ThumbnailBWDSB Honours Treaties Recognition Week Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is joining other school communities across Ontario to honour the first ever Treaties Recognition Week, which takes place from November 6 – 12, 2016. As announced by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:31:33   31K2016/11/4 2:30 PM
ThumbnailBWDSB Receives 11.75 Million for Owen Sound Area Schools Jamie Pettit Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education is providing 11.75 million dollars in Capital Priorities funding for significant renovations to the yet to be named Owen Sound elementary school and Owen Sound District  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:19:52   8.1K2016/10/28 4:19 PM
ThumbnailGround Breaking for New Hanover School Build Jamie Pettit Members of the local media and other invited guests joined Bluewater District School Board representatives on Thursday, October 27, 2016 to observe the official ground breaking at the future build site for the new school in Hanover. Located on the east  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:44:04   471K2016/10/28 10:06 AM
ThumbnailQ&A: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment  Jamie Pettit The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is providing a 'questions and answers' page on its website regarding the cancelled trial of the October 20, 2016 online Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT). To view the Q&A, please click on this  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:07:28   9.2K2016/10/27 3:05 PM