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 […]

STSWR Bus Driver Recruitment Campaign

Have you ever thought about being a school bus driver? Do you like children and care about their safety? If yes, we need you! The Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is actively looking to hire up to 20 school bus drivers in the region. Positions are part-time and perfect for stay-at-home parents, retirees, people new […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. This week provides an opportunity to learn about transgender people, highlight their contributions throughout history, and advance advocacy towards eliminating discrimination and violence that impact the transgender community. Transgender Day […]

WCSSAA Announces Winter Season

Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) is excited to announce the start of the Winter sports season will begin on Monday, November 15, 2021. Secondary students (Grade 9-12) who are interested in participating in a sport are asked to connect with their school’s head of phys-ed for more information. New for the winter season […]

Preston Panther Spirit Wear On Sale NOW!

Hey Panthers, It’s time to show your Panther Pride.  We are excited to launch the 2021-2022 Spirt Wear season with new styles and options.  Click here to view the online store. All sizes are unisex unless other otherwise stated.  Deadline for orders is November 28th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to […]

Literacy Test Requirement Update – Grade 11 & 12 Students

Update on Upcoming Test Session at PHS (Grade 11 and 12 Students) In the fall of 2021, the Ministry of Education announced that schools would be resuming the Grade 10 Literacy Test Requirement for all non-graduating students during the 2021-22 school year.  As a result, all students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 who are not graduating […]

Friday, November 19 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 19, 2021 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-Being, and Violence Prevention […]

Commemorating Remembrance Day 2021

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. WRDSB schools are acknowledging the contributions of all veterans including those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, French, […]

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