Anishinaabemowin Language Program As a part of our ongoing commitment to support Indigenous students, families and communities, we were proud to launch our Anishinaabemowin Language Program on December 11, 2021. This non-credit class, part of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) International and Indigenous Languages Program (IILP), is open to
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Junior Journalists and jeewan: Listening and Learning from Student Voice It may be his first year as Director of Education with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), but a few young and up-and-coming journalists weren’t afraid to bring the tough questions to jeewan chanicka. In October, Amelia and Vivian, two
Supporting Staff and Supporting Our System Supporting the wellness of staff, and by extension, the wellness of our students and community is a priority in any typical school year. With the added layer of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this focus is more important than ever before. As part of the ever-evolving
Celebrating Student Achievement and Graduation in a Pandemic 2021 was an incredibly challenging year for many in our schools, and in our community. With this in mind, we wanted to ensure our students knew just how proud we are of all they have accomplished while navigating the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19.
Anytime, Anyplace Computer Labs As the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) navigated periods of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, seamless access to the same resources at home, as students had at school was key. As a solution, the IT team chose Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), which allows students
Grade 10 Student Sets Sights on Global Eye Health For Hardit Singh, a Grade 10 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, his journey in improving global eye health began when a friend’s detached retina went misdiagnosed. This sparked Singh’s interest in ophthalmology, a branch of medicine that deals with
Announcing the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department In June 2021, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) announced the launch of the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights (IEHR) Department. Within this department, there are three branches: Indigenous Education, Equity and Inclusion, and Human Rights. Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department
WRDSB Staff, Students and Community Members Recognized for Black Brilliance Work by Kitchener MPP On Sunday, March 21, Laura Mae Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre, invited members of the community to come together virtually to mark the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Lindo also had a surprise in store
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 was part of a pilot program led
Changing How History is Taught – All Year Long A passion for history is what brought Chris Ashley to teaching, and it’s what keeps him at it 23 years after he first joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). The educator from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI) isn’t shy about
Students Share What Black History Month Means To Them How do you spend Black History Month? Two students, Imani van Gaalen and Rahaf Abdelrahman both from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI), shared their thoughts about how they see the month as an important opportunity for meaningful learning, and commitment to
Student’s Book Supports Anti-Bullying for Pink Shirt Day For Shreya Gupta, being creative comes naturally. When she’s not sketching, painting or reading, she explained there is one place you’ll find her. “On the laptop, just writing some stories for fun.” With a desire to help make a difference for other children,
Student’s Hair On The Line for Rainbow Railroad Anna Wienburg, a Grade 12 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Waterloo, put her hair on the line to raise funds for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI people seek safe haven from violence and persecution. Wienburg pledged to shave off
Passion for STEM Earns Student $100,000 Scholarship Dina Orucevic, a Grade 12 student at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI), wasn’t expecting to find anything out of the ordinary when she checked her email. What she found was life-changing. “I was in shock. No words,” said Orucevic. “I had my sister
Award-Winning Innovation in Physics Education A passion for innovation and providing real-world learning opportunities in a gradeless classroom has made a Waterloo educator an award winner, and will likely take her to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Europe. Ashley McCarl Palmer, a physics teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute