Friday, November 18 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 18, 2022, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on School Learning and Improvement Planning, and/or […]

WRDSB Remembers and Reflects on Remembrance Day

Across our board, we will mark Remembrance Day. 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. We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving […]

November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day. This is an opportunity to recognize the military service and sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. This day of acknowledgement was established in 1994. More than 12,000 Indigenous Peoples served in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. This […]

November 7 is Inuit Day

Today, November 7, is International Inuit Day. International Inuit Day is an opportunity to celebrate, listen to, and learn from Inuit from across the North. It is a day to honour the rich contributions and vibrant ways of knowing and being of Inuit across the globe. In 2006, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) declared that […]

November 6-12 is Treaties Recognition Week

November 6-12 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. This week aims to: Raise awareness about treaty rights and responsibilities Build understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples It was created in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in 2016. What Is A Treaty? Treaties are the legally binding agreements that set out […]

Results of the 2021-22 EQAO Assessments

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) 2021-2022 assessment results for reading, writing and mathematics show that students are performing at similar levels to their peers across the province, and in some cases surpassing provincial averages, according to results released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Highlights WRDSB students performed at or above […]

Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools Student Survey

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to ensuring our schools are safe, caring and inclusive spaces for everyone. To make sure we are achieving this goal, we will be asking all students in Grades 4 to 12 to complete our Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey (SCIS) from November 14 to 25, […]

November 2-9 is Holocaust Education Week

November 2-9 is Holocaust Education Week (HEW). The theme this year for Neuberger Holocaust Education Week 2022 is The Future Is Here. Learning about this historical event is critical in countering antisemitism and other forms of hate. Commemorating HEW Enables Us To: Understand key concepts including democracy, dictatorship, collaboration and genocide. Acknowledge the dire consequences […]

November is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month and the theme for 2022 is Make Change that Counts: Managing Your Money in a Changing World. This campaign highlights the ever changing financial marketplace, which can be complex to understand and challenging to navigate. WRDSB students learn financial literacy in Grades 1 to 12 through subjects like: Mathematics Social […]

November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario

The month of November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario. This province is home to a large and vibrant Hindu community which has made important contributions across a variety of sectors; from science, education and medicine — to law, politics, business, culture and sport. The general public is encouraged to mark Hindu Heritage Month by […]

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