News & Announcements

WODSS Best Buddies Chapter

Four students from the Waterloo-Oxford Best Buddies Chapter participated in a conference held in London, Ontario on Tuesday, November 7th. The conference, which is held in eight different Canadian cities allowed participants the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Justin Preston as well as network with other chapters in Southwestern Ontario. The theme of the conference, “Better Together” drove home the message that we are all born to stand out and through friendship, understanding and experience, we can all make a difference in the lives of others.

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Senior Girls Basketball Team – WCSSAA Finalists

Congratulations to the WODSS Senior Girls’ Basketball team as the WCSSAA finalists! On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the team played for the WCSSAA championship title. The team came up short, falling by two points, to a tough SJAM team. Overall the W-O Senior Girls had a great season, including winning the Jacob Hespler Invitational Tournament in October. We wish the team the best of luck at CWOSSA this weekend.






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PD Day – Friday, November 17, 2017

Attached is the agenda for the Professional Development Day on Friday, November 17 at Waterloo-Oxford. Agenda






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School Council Meeting – November 20, 2017

All parents/guardians are invited to attend Waterloo-Oxford’s School Council Meeting on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Come out to hear a presentation about Business courses at W-O, and give your input for the next department presentation at school council.Agenda






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OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the PD Day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Waterloo-Oxford Remembers – November 2017

“Lest we Forget”
Waterloo-Oxford observed Remembrance Day with two assemblies this morning. Students and staff were honoured with a presentation by Mr. Mike Disney, president of the New Hamburg Legion. With moving interviews from our local veterans including their thoughts on Remembrance Day, staff and students marked the occasion by honouring all those who have been affected. Thank you to the following for sharing their experiences in service: Robert Brydon, Mike Disney, Owen Horn, Reg Kirby and Peter Sartorelli.






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Public Health wants to hear from you on Supervised Injection Services

Region of Waterloo Public Health and community partners have started having conversations about supervised injection services. They are asking those who live, work and go to school in Waterloo region for their opinion on these services. You can have your say on Supervised Injection Services through the region’s online survey. To participate in the survey […]

Commencement 2017 – Sold Out

We have SOLD OUT the Avon Theatre for Waterloo-Oxford’s Commencement Ceremonies, 2017. This is exciting news, as it means that we will be celebrating the graduation of more of our students than ever before. However, it also means that in order to conform with fire codes and the theatre’s seating limit, tickets will be required for admittance. Please make sure that you have stored your tickets in a safe place and that you have them on your person before you leave home on the 17th. A valid ticket will be required for entrance to the theatre to attend Waterloo-Oxford’s commencement ceremonies.

We are also excited to announce that this year, we will be broadcasting the ceremonies LIVE, over the web. (More information will be available over the next few weeks.) We encourage people who are not able to make it to the theatre to get together, turn on their computers/televisions, and celebrate the class of 2017 with us.






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Congratulations Jeff Gerber

At the recent Canadian Student Leadership Conference, Mr. Gerber was awarded the 2017 Leader of Distinction for his outstanding contributions to student leadership. From all of us at WRDSB and WODSS, we want to congratulate Mr. Gerber on earning this national distinction. Our students are truly fortunate to learn from such an outstanding teacher and […]

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