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New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, [...]

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Register Now for the PIC Family Event!

Registration is now open for the PIC Family Event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’, April 18, 2015, Bluevale Collegiate Institute. This FREE event is open to parents, guardians and the community. Keynote speaker, Lesley Andrews, will share with us her inspiring story of ‘overcoming the odds’ to follow her passion in life and [...]

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Building Skills to Navigate the School Years Workshop

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is excited to announce our fourth annual family event, which will be hosted on Saturday April 18th, 2015 at Bluevale Collegiate. Sessions will include Lesley Andrew, Canadian Singer, Actress and Motivational Speaker with her keynote address “Overcoming Obstacles and Beating the Odds” and also workshops that include : Raising [...]

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W-O Wins Award at Sears Drama Festival

W-O Drama’s production of ‘Pressure’ received a Distinctive Merit Award for Excellence in Ensemble Acting at the Sears Drama Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This award is a result of dedicated and inspired teamwork from the cast (and crew) involved. Congratulations!

Exams – June 2015

Please find attached the final exam schedule for June 2015 – Exam Schd by Grade and Day (June 2015.)

Further details regarding, student expectations, room locations and student conflict resolution will be available soon.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Fulcher, Vice Principal.


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All After School Activities Cancelled – Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Due to the weather, all after school practices and activities are cancelled on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.


On Feb. 5-7, thirty three W-O students were at the Sheraton Center in Toronto to attend the annual DECA  Provincials.  Two students (conducted or attended ) leadership workshops while thirty one participated in different competitions.  Four of the participants placed in the top 15 role plays or tests.  Special mention goes to Katelyn Shantz who placed in the top 10 overall in Human Resource Management.



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Rendezvous – Thursday, March 5, 2015

WO Music, in cooperation with the Drama and Visual Arts departments, presents Rendezvous 2015 Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes performances by: WO Stage Band Jazz Choir Guitar Ensemble. With a special performance of the WO entry for the Sears Drama Festival: Pressure. The evening will also feature the artwork of many [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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