News & Announcements

Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study Working Group Meeting #8 Now Scheduled

We have now scheduled the next working group meeting for August 27, 2019 where we will formalize the timeline for the remainder of the study and confirm the next Public Meeting date. We are still working towards a September 2020 implementation and to achieve that we are aiming for a Board decision on the study recommendations in […]

Office update – June 27

Dear Families, Thank you for a great year! Our good-bye assembly was fantastic – it was a sea of red and white as the students sang O’Canada and performed our chant for one final time this year. As we were saying goodbye to our friends and families, the fire alarm was accidentally pulled. Thank you […]

Director’s Year-End Message

The 2018-2019 school year was one of growth and learning for our entire system. We accomplished a great deal this year, and we should all be proud of how far we have progressed towards achieving our operational goals and implementing our strategic plan. We remain committed to reaching our ultimate goals and will remain laser-focused […]

Office update – June 21

Dear Families, Well, another school year is coming to an end – we only have one week left. The last day for students is Thursday, June 27. On Friday, June 28, the educators at Jean Steckle Public School will be working on plans for the upcoming school year. Reflecting on this year, our students demonstrated […]

Flags lowered for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) office locations and school buildings will be joining other Government of Canada establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, which takes place annually on June 23. This day marks the anniversary of the Air India flight […]

Office update – June 14

Dear Families, Congratulations to our primary students for participating in the track and field event. All of the students demonstrated respect and determination. We are looking for six volunteers to help with our Strong Start reading program for next year. This program helps our students improve their literacy skills. If you are interested in volunteering […]

Office update – June 7

Dear Families, Thank you to our families for their support of our Family Fun Night. We had many wonderful volunteers who help organize the event. A special thank you to Chris Ryan, Meaghan Smith, and Kendra Gastmeier for all of their work organizing the event. We have raised over $5000 and that money raised will […]

Office update – May 31

Dear Families, We had another great week at Jean Steckle Public School. Our Grade 8 students won many ribbons at the area track and field meet, our Grade 6 students completed the EQAO assessment, our Kindergarten students went to the zoo, and our Grade 2 students went to the Ground Water Festival. Thank you to […]

Female Student Leaders Empower Their Peers at Jean Steckle Public School

The energy was palpable at Jean Steckle Public School in Kitchener on the evening of Wednesday, May 15 as 50 female students from grades five through eight from Jean Steckle and Janet Metcalfe Public Schools gathered to take part in a Girls’ Night In. As soon as the doors opened, attendees flowed in, eager to […]

EXTENDED: Looking for #WeSingOCanada performers

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Warm up those vocal cords (or fingers) and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. […]

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