News & Announcements

June 2017 Exam Schedule

Exam Schedule June 2017

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.






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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Students play, teachers learn during May 5 PD Day

While students were away from the classroom on Friday, May 5, more than 1,000 secondary teachers hit local movie theatres—to learn. District 24-Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members participated in a TED talk-inspired session, delivered by their colleagues and community members as part of a day of learning on a range of topics.






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Congratulations Mock Trial Teams!

Congratulations to Bluevale’s Mock Trial Teams for their performances this past week at the Waterloo Region Mock Trial Tournament. The team of Ellis Gao, Nathan John, Gaby Morales, Mohammadhassan Nasser, Ryan Schmitthauser and Connor Sweet won First Place at the tournament and advanced to the Ontario Central South Regional Championship in Hamilton! Nathan John was selected […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions – 13 Reasons Why, provided by School Mental Health ASSIST – May 4, 2017

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:






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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:






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Friday, May 5, is a PD Day for all students

Friday, May 5, 2017, is a Professional Development Day for all elementary and secondary schools, which means students do not need to be in school. Below you will find a summary of how teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary and secondary teachers will attend full-day professional development activities with their union groups. […]

DECA Students Head to International Competition

The Bluevale DECA team has had a terrific year with success at the Regional and Provincial competitions. Six of our team members are currently competing at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim California. Congratulations and best wishes to Mackenzie Annis, Callie Dougall, Lindsay Mark, Sneha Miskin, Urvi Patel and Nancy Ton!

Semester 2, Term 1 Report Cards

Semester two, term 1 reports cards will be sent home with students on Friday, April 28th.  Report cards for students without a Period A homeroom will be available for pick up at the office.  Please keep checking our website for further information regarding summer report card pick up dates and times.

Reminder! Intention to Graduate Forms are due April 28th!

This is a reminder to potential graduates to return their Intention to Graduate Form to the Main Office.  The due date, April 28th, is fast approaching and gowns need to be ordered. If you have not completed your community service hours please do so as soon as possible.

Bluevale Celebrates Earth Week

EARTH WEEK – April 18th – 21st BCI hosts our inaugural #1000ActsofGreen! BCI Ecoschools Challenges YOU to…    Do something GREEN!  10 000 Acts of Green WRDSB Challenge! Glenview Park         Bluevale         Jacob Hespeler           #1000ActsofGreen EARN A BALLOT FOR A DAILY PRIZE! TRAVEL MUG TUESDAY – Bring your favourite warm beverage in […]

Election Day is Thursday, April 20th!

Co-Prez Election Week is underway!  Stop by the foyer each day at lunch until April 20th to have some fun with the candidates.  Visit the Activities page to learn more about this year’s candidates – Callie Dougall, Lindsay Mark, Fiona Stone, and Colleen Usaty.

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

Ciao Bella Fashion Show – Thursday, April 6th

Please join us this Thursday, April 6th at 7 p.m. for our annual Ciao Bella Fashion Show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds from this year’s show are going to Kate’s Kause. Kate’s Kause is an awesome organization that is near and dear to the hearts of our knights! Read […]

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