News & Announcements

W-O Chapter of Best Buddies Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Our Waterloo-Oxford Best Buddies celebrated Canada’s 150th with a year-end gathering that involved friendship, fun, games and having lunch together. Happy 150th Canada! Best Buddies is a friendship program that connects individuals with intellectual challenges to a peer. Our student volunteers are matched with those who have an intellectual disability so that they may share similar interests and get together on a regular basis. The goal of Best Buddies Canada is that it “gives people with intellectual disabilities the chance to have experiences which most people take for granted – going for hot chocolate, out to a movie, or simply enjoying the company of a good friend.” Thanks to all our participants in the Best Buddies program.

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Have your say in the 2017-18 school year budget

How can you give input? Appear as a delegation on June 14, 2017, at the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Wednesday, June 14. Delegations must relate to budget matters only. More information on delegation […]

WODSS Girls’ Slopitch Win WCSSAA Championship

Congratulations to the Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School Girls’ Slopitch team on an excellent season of 15 and 2 that earned them a place in the WCSSAA finals. The team faced EDSS in Kitchener on June 7, to win 13 – 3 to bring home the WCSSAA Championship. Great work by all players!






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W-O Say So — June 2017 edition

The June, 2017 issue of the W-O Say So is out.   Click here to read it online.






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Financial help for students attending university and college in 2017-18

Is your child going to college or university this fall? Make sure they apply for financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)! OSAP now offers more financial support than ever before, including free tuition for hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income students.






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Board appoints new Cambridge trustee

At a special meeting of the board tonight, Waterloo Region District School Board trustees chose Courtney Waterfall, a Cambridge resident, as its newest member.

Trustees voted Waterfall to office as trustee for Cambridge and North Dumfries after Trustee Andrea Mitchell retired in March. Trustee Waterfall will serve on the board until the end of the current board term in 2018.






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We asked. You answered. A review of community feedback during budget

Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work hard with students, staff, parents and caregivers, and community partners, to ensure education and student success is a partnership. This is why we called on you to participate in our annual budget survey, from February 21 to March 10, and provide input on the funding priorities and […]

WODSS Student Wins First Place in Ontario Powerlifting Championship

The Ontario Powerlifting Championships were held in Hamilton on May 25, and W-O student Erik Bender qualified for this elite and challenging competition. Erik set provincial records in the squat (534 lbs), bench press (358 lbs) and total (1499 lbs) earning gold medals in his weight class. Congratulations Erik on your provincial first place finish!






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WODSS Bantam Boy’s Rugby Silver Medal Winners at Provincials

Congratulations to the W-O Bantam Boy’s Rugby team on their fantastic season and on winning the silver medal at the Provincial Rugby Championship. The team earned a spot in the finals by defeating Uxbridge 14 – 12. The Bantam team then faced Center Wellington for the competition for first place, and ended their season with a silver. Great work by everyone!






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WODSS Wins Tinman Triathlon on May 29, 2017

Congratulations to our team of W-O students and staff who competed in the annual Tinman Triathlon held at Elmira District Secondary School on May 29, 2017! Our team placed first out of 23 teams from across the region, including Guelph and surrounding areas, bringing home the coveted Tinman trophy. Teams swim, bike and run in this competition. Participants have a team member swim 375 metres, another team member bikes 15 km. and the third member of the group runs 5 km. Great effort by all!






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