Educator Recognized for Dedication to Advocacy and Supporting Multilingual Students

When Kimiko Shibata heard she had been selected as a winner of the 2021 Leading Women, Leading Girls – Building Communities Recognition Award, she didn’t believe it at first. Shibata is a multilingual learner (MLL) resource teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). “Oh no, that’s for other people,” said Shibata as she […]

Support WEFI and Support Our Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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