JHSS Class of 2021 Commencement Registration

We are excited to announce that our virtual Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, December 17 at 3 pm. Grads from June 2021 who are interested in joining our school’s virtual Commencement ceremony must fill out our registration form by Wednesday, December 15 by 4 pm. The information requested in this form will help […]

December Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

The UN General Assembly officially designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). The UNiTE by 2030 to […]

Food Servery now open

Our Food Servery will be reopening to provide lunch options for our students starting today, Thursday, November 25th Food will be packaged with grab-and-go options and the supplier will be following all aspects of COVID 19 protocols outlined by our government as well as the WRDSB to ensure the safety of students and staff. We will […]

Semester 1, Mid-Term Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed in Block C classes today, November 25, 2021 Students with a Spare for this block are able to pick up report cards in the Main Office.   

Vaccine Approval for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Return to Normal Model for Semester 2 in Secondary and Rapid Testing Over Winter Holidays

Three important announcements have been made recently that have a direct impact on students and families at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB): Vaccine Approval for Children Aged 5-11 On November 19, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5-11. Parents and caregivers who wish to […]

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 […]

Grads of 2021 – Virtual Commencement and Diploma Pick up information

Dear Graduates of 2021, Our desire to celebrate and honour this unique graduating class by holding a traditional, in-person, Commencement Ceremony cannot be fulfilled due to ongoing pandemic restrictions.  Surveys have indicated the greatest wish was for a social gathering of families and peers, and no variation of a ceremony will fulfill this void.   In […]

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