Holiday greetings from the Director

Dear WRDSB community, As we near the last few days of 2020, let’s reflect on the year we shared together. It was a year unlike any other in public education, or indeed our lifetimes. In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, the closure of schools, and social uprising in response to anti-Black racism, our […]

It’s Almost Time to Register for Grade 1 French Immersion

French language programs at the WRDSB begin in Grade 1. To find out more about the French program pathways and learning opportunities for students, visit our website: and watch our presentation. Core French – no application required Core French is taught to all students in our elementary and secondary schools as part of the […]

Being an Equity Champion at Elgin Street PS | WRDSB 2020 Champions

During a time when our administrators have the added responsibility of keeping our students and staff safe during a pandemic, Amanpreet Dhaul, Vice-Principal at Elgin Street Public School in Cambridge, has continued to make her school a welcoming place for all. Her kind demeanour, professional leadership and personal connection caught the attention of newly welcomed […]

Preparing for All Learning Scenarios in the New Year

The Waterloo Region District School Board has taken a proactive approach in preparing for any possibly learning scenario for the 2020-21 school year. On December 16, the Ministry of Education provided school boards across the province with notice to encourage staff and students to take home anything they may need for distance learning before the […]

Elementary Students: Requesting a Mode of Learning Change

Families of elementary students who wish to change their child’s mode of learning (in-person to distance learning or from distance learning to in-person), will have the opportunity to do so from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 15, 2021. To request a change in your child’s mode of learning, please contact your child’s school. Please […]

Diversifying Perspectives in Kitchener, One Book at a Time | WRDSB 2020 Champions

If books can inspire, then Dinah Murdoch and the KW Little Free Diverse Libraries project has already made an immeasurable impact across our community since its launch earlier this year. Motivated by a quote from the book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Murdoch immediately identified with the words of […]

Supporting Every Student in the Move to Distance Learning | WRDSB 2020 Champions

“Ikigai” is a Japanese concept for finding one’s purpose and reason for being, and for Kimiko Shibata, it is the driving force behind her work supporting student learning as an English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literacy Development (ELD), Itinerant Resource Teacher, with a current focus on Elementary Distance Learning. It began as […]

Around the Clock Support Schools Can Count On | WRDSB 2020 Champions 

Whenever we experience a turbulent or uncertain time, we look for someone to ground us, steer, and guide us as we stay on course. For the WRDSB, Bill Lemon has been the guiding force that has helped us navigate welcoming our students back safely and managing Covid-19. Lemon, superintendent of student achievement and well-being, in […]

Finding Hope in Art at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute | WRDSB 2020 Champions

Student artwork continues to brighten the lives of the community thanks to the efforts of Melanie Kloet, art teacher at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute (FHCI) in Kitchener. In the earliest days of the pandemic and emergency school closures, Kloet was focused on how to help those hardest hit. She developed a plan to safely share […]

Leading by example at Huron Heights SS | WRDSB 2020 Champions

On any given day, you can find Jeff Klinck walking the halls of Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener greeting his students and sharing a laugh or two with his staff. His work as a principal and devoted leader has caught the attention of his educators Kim Clegg, Jennifer Diebolt, and Jamie Reaburn, who all […]

1 2 3 4 118