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Grade 8 Information Nights at WRDSB Secondary Schools

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Grade 8 students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are beginning to look towards the next step […]

Students Building a Dream for their Future Careers

Students, parents and caregivers packed the Bingemans Conference Centre on the evening of November 30 for the first in-person Build a Dream Career Discovery Expo in Waterloo Region since before the pandemic. Nour Hachem-Fawaz is the president and founder of Build a Dream, which aims to promote opportunities for women and those who identify as […]

Co-op Placement an Investment in Students’ Futures

“I’m learning about the value of presenting yourself professionally and understanding the dynamics of an office setting. It’s stuff I think you can only learn when you’re in an actual workplace.” Saniya Sohal has a pretty good idea about what she wants for her future, and how challenging her path will be. “I’m hoping to […]

FSL Programming Review Committee

The French as a Second Language Programming Review Committee is hosting public consultations over the next few weeks regarding proposed changes to our French Immersion (FI) and Core French programs. Public Consultation for Students and the Public are as follows: Date Time Meeting Link Wednesday, April 27 7 – 8 pm Meeting Link Thursday, April […]

January 29 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia

On January 29, 2017, a lone gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslim Canadians during a prayer service. By the time the shooting had ended, six worshippers had been killed, and 19 more injured. It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history that prompted widespread […]

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Bookstores

Looking to learn more about the Black community in Waterloo Region and make a difference? One way to do this is by supporting Black-owned businesses in our community and throughout Canada. Whether you’re looking to order something for dinner, or looking to buy a book to expand your own consciousness and understanding, there is a […]

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. […]