Final Week: My Canada Project Competition

Grade 8 Students: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win The third annual My Canada Project writing competition is open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. […]

Mental Health Week – Day 5: Seeking Help

Today is the final day of Mental Health Week, and although it marks the end of the week, we hope that this focus on mental health will help continue the conversation. Mental health does not have a beginning and an end. In order for each student within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to […]

Student Makes a Difference With Mindful Mornings

Shubham Patel is teaching his peers about how taking a few minutes for mindfulness can support their mental health. The Grade 12 student at Preston High School (PHS) in Cambridge is helping bring mindfulness exercises to students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Teachers taking part in Shubham’s Mindful Mornings program are given […]

Mental Health Week – Day 4: Supports for Supports for BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and 2SLGBTQIA+ youths

As we continue to celebrate Mental Health Week, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes the need to be mindful and intentional in creating space to highlight the disparity of resources for our most vulnerable students and families to access mental health services. The pandemic has played a dominant role in our mental well-being. […]

Summer School 2022

This memo outlines the various Elementary and Secondary Summer School Programs [not including Summer Learning], the process for registration and communication letters for parents/guardians. All programs begin Monday, July 4th and end on Thursday, July 28, 2022 All Programs are online and will be delivered using both asynchronous and synchronous learning environments. New this year: […]

Mental Health Week – Day 3: Self-Compassion

For Day 3 of Mental Health Week, we thought it would be important to share some information, reminders and resources about self-compassion. Many may not know what self-compassion is, so we wanted to take this opportunity to help educate you! Theme: Self-Compassion Self-compassion is an area we often overlook for ourselves as we carry on […]

Mental Health Week – Day 2: Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health Literacy

As we continue our Mental Health Week campaign in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and our students’ mental health, we want to remind our students, families and community to #GetReal about your feelings. Be truthful. Be honest. Be vulnerable. It is okay to not feel okay and to seek help. Today’s mental […]

Don’t Miss It: My Canada Project Competition

Grade 8 Students: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win The third annual My Canada Project competition is open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. Students […]

Moving Forward: 2022 Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 2-6) provides us with an opportunity to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and highlight all that public education offers our students. For 2022, Ontario’s Education Week theme is Moving Forward. It recognizes our collective efforts to support student achievement as part […]

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