Betty Townshend – A Legacy of Roots and Wings at W.T. Townshend PS

Betty Townshend was known well by many of the students and staff who have called W.T. Townshend Public School in Kitchener home since it opened in 2003. Betty’s late husband was the namesake of the school, William Townshend, who passed away in 2002. From volunteering for the Strong Start program to supporting family math nights […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 21-27

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to fostering and supporting a school culture that is respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students. As part of our year-round work to promote safe, caring and inclusive schools and […]

A message regarding the BC floods and mudslides

Since November 17, British Columbia has been under a provincial state of emergency due to the devastating floods and mudslides that are destroying communities and infrastructure. The overwhelming loss the people of BC are experiencing impacts our students, staff and families right here in the Waterloo region community. Our hearts and minds are with the […]

Director chanicka Addresses Serious Allegations Impacting Racialized Students

In recent weeks, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has been made aware of serious allegations regarding incidents that impact racialized students. Director of Education jeewan chanicka addresses WRDSB students, families and community members in a recent video. “What could I possibly say that would give you comfort. We promise to keep listening to […]

Volunteers Dig In at Two Cambridge Schools for Microforesting Effort

On the brisk morning of Saturday, November 6, undeterred by the cold temperatures, volunteers came together to plant 170 trees at two Cambridge schools: Avenue Road Public School and Manchester Public School. Their work is part of a pilot program led by Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) that aims to plant microforests across the region. For […]

COVID-19 Screening Checklist Now Available in Multiple Languages

The Ministry of Education is now offering its COVID-19 school screening checklist for students in multiple languages. In addition to English and French, the screening form is now available for download in 19 different languages. Translated School Screening Checklists To access the screening checklists, please visit the Ministry of Education website or download any of […]

Toonies for Food4Kids Waterloo Region Tummies

 “Toonies for Food4Kids Waterloo Region Tummies” We Need Your Help. Can you spare a Toonie? We are asking members of our school communities to help feed our hungry children by participating in our “Toonies for Food4Kids’ Waterloo Region Tummies” loose change drive taking place on Tuesday, November 30th, Giving Tuesday!   Please consider donating a Toonie (or […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. This week provides an opportunity to learn about transgender people, highlight their contributions throughout history, and advance advocacy towards eliminating discrimination and violence that impact the transgender community. Transgender Day […]

Friday, November 19 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 19, 2021 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-Being, and Violence Prevention […]

Commemorating Remembrance Day 2021

On November 11, Waterloo Region District School Board joins fellow Canadians in honouring our country’s many brave war heroes, both past and present, whose sacrifices have ensured the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today. WRDSB schools are acknowledging the contributions of all veterans including those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, French, […]

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