2014 Director’s Annual Report

The 2014 Director’s Annual Report is now available! Each year, the Director is required to submit a report to the Ministry of Education, highlighting the achievements of the past year. Our Annual Report gives the local community a snap shot at what students and staff have achieved. Awards, good news stories and  achievements in learning […]

Mental Health Lecture Series

Please find attached a poster with information regarding a few free workshops for our community.  Do you have questions around anxiety, depression or other topics?  See the poster for specific details around topics, dates and time. Doon Lets Listen Poster bt

Important notice for the Jean Steckle Community

The city of Kitchener has added some NO PARKING signs on Sophia Crescent where it intersects with Woodbine Avenue.  By-law officers have been issuing warnings, but they will now start to ticket any vehicles that are parked on those corners.  By-law is also concerned, as is the school, around the parking of cars on school […]

Pediculosis in Schools

Like any school, Jean Steckle is not immune to pediculosis, or head lice.  Right now we have several cases of head lice in the school and while this is not a health hazard, it is nuisance.  Students may not attend school if affected with lice.  Once the child has been treated and all head lice, […]

DreamBox – Home License – Deadline December 20, 2014

The Waterloo Region District School Board has been able to arrange, for interested parents, the ability purchase their own DreamBox licenses at a reduced rate.  DreamBox is an online math program that supports students at their level.  It helps all students improve their understanding of Number Sense including basic facts and computations.  It is a […]

WRDSB Observes National Day of Remembrance

To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, flags on all Ontario government buildings across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The education centre, and schools will lower their flags at close of business on Friday, December 5, 2014 and return them […]

It’s We Day in Waterloo Region

You can watch the event live: http://www.weday.com/watch/

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Extreme Cold Procedures and Indoor Break

Now that our first burst of winter weather is here there are some people wondering what criteria is used to determine when students go out for outdoor play or break. It is an expectation of the Waterloo Region District School Board that principals be sensitive to the safety and well-being of students during periods of […]

Wondering where to park when dropping off or picking up your children? See more…

Parking locations for dropoff and pickup

Statement from Canadian Ministers of Education

The Council of Ministers of Education of Canada  recently issued this statement regarding its position on “Inquiry-Based Learning (often called “play-based”).  I think you’ll find it informative.  After all it was Albert Einstein who once noted that “play is the highest form of research”.  Now this isn’t the birthday party type of play but more directed […]

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