News & Announcements

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) 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 day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Grad Photo Sign Up is Now Open

On line registration is now open for Grad photos.  The Photo sessions begin on November 19th and continue through the 23rd. All graduating students must book an appointment on-line by visiting  https://prestigeportraits.ca/as limited spots are available. The discounted fee of $30 (taxes included) is payable at the time of photography. We ask all Graduates to please have their photo taken for the yearbook, even if you do not wish to purchase a package.

If you have any questions, please contact the SAC Office or email kim_whitham@wrdsb.ca.

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W-O Attends Waterloo Regional DECA Competition

On Saturday November 3 the W-O DECA chapter attended the Waterloo Regional competition for DECA Ontario. The event was held at St. Mary’s High School where they competed against approximately 1700 students from the greater KW and London areas. W-O’s 35 member chapter achieved 9 top role play ribbons, 7 top 10 test ribbons, and 2 overall score medals. DECA is a business club for case competition, with a variety of event categories ranging from Sports and Entertainment Marketing, to Entrepreneurship, to Human Resource Management, and prepares students immensely for post secondary and work environments. Congratulations to our winners, as well as all competitors on an excellent day! Provincials qualifiers will be released in coming weeks, and we look forward to a great provincial competition in Toronto in February.

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Chicken Cam 2018

We have chicken eggs in Mr. McIntyre’s Grade 11 and 12 Green Industries classes!

The students are learning about the process of incubating chicken eggs. Once they hatch, the students will participate in caring for the chickens while documenting their growth over the next several weeks.

Keep checking back to watch them hatch in real time and come visit them in Room 104 once they are out.

Expected hatch date is Monday, October 29!!!

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Smoke Free Ontario Act Requires School Changes Effective November 1, 2018

In response to the passing of the October 18, 2018 Smoke Free Ontario legislation, smoking anywhere within 20 meters of all school board properties is now banned. This includes Waterloo Oxford Secondary School’s unofficial smoking area. Consequences of smoking on school board property, or within the 20 meter prohibited zone, will result in school suspensions […]

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and Extended Day Programs will operate at satellite locations. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement […]

Jr Boys Volleyball Tournament Champions !!!

The Junior Boys Volleyball team competed in the Cameron Heights Volleyball Tournament on Friday, October 19th, and finished the day as Tournament Champions!  Along the way they defeated league rivals like Galt, WCI, Grand River, and the hosts Cameron Heights. It wasn’t always clear sailing for the boys as they had to come from behind in both the semi-finals and the finals.

Congratulations Boys!!!

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Parent-Teacher Night, Wednesday, October 24th

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Night, on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Teachers will be located in the cafeteria and the gymnasium.  No appointments are necessary.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

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