News & Announcements

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and Extended Day Programs will operate at satellite locations. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement […]

Office update – October 22

Dear families, Thank you to our Grade 8 students who organized a great pep-rally today. We celebrated students who “spoke with good purpose” and these students received a certificate and ribbon. Keep up the great work, STING! Just a reminder that on Friday, October 26 the school will be closed for students as there is […]

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

Office update – October 12

Dear families,   A huge congratulations to our Boys’ Soccer team for winning the regional championship. The team was undefeated this year with the help of their two amazing coaches Mrs. Wiens and Mr. Coffey. Thank you to our players for demonstrating commitment to the team and for their positive sportsmanship. A banner will be […]

Office update – October 5

Dear families, I would like to wish our families a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Looking forward to seeing our students on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Andrea Michelutti Principal Police Checks To align with board policy, volunteers at the school will require a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. We are asking that parents and family members […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

Office update – September 28

Dear families, A huge thank you to our families for supporting our Terry Fox run. Our students were excited to bring their donations to the school and were eager to run or walk as an entire school. Thank you to our parents who were outside cheering for the students. If you are interested in purchasing […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

Office Update – September 20

Dear families, What an exciting week at Jean Steckle Public School! On Thursday, our students were part of an assembly where we celebrated our kind and caring students. Over 90 students received a certificate and a ribbon. We focused on being great members of the Steckle Sting Community, learned about our WITS and LEADS programs, […]

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