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Aboriginal Presentation – a great learning experience for our students

We were very fortunate to have Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne bring their Interactive Presentation to Empire last Tuesday, February 7. We were entertained with their songs and stories and enjoyed learning more about Aboriginal life and customs.

Tomorrow is Family Night Out – Wed. Feb. 22

Please join us for our next, fun Family Night Out – tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 22nd!!!  Come and enjoy some social time with fellow Empire families.  See flyer below for more information. Empire PS Beertown

Wear PINK to Stand UP to Bullying – Wed. Feb. 22nd

What is Pink Shirt Day? In 2007, two high school students from the small community of Cambridge in Nova Scotia witnessed a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. Bullies harassed the boy, for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up. The next day hundreds of students showed up wearing […]

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2017-18 Annual Budget Survey

Calling all students, parents and community members. Have a say in our budget process. Which funding priorities do you think the Board should consider for the 2017-18 school year, and beyond? Respond to the short 2017-18 Annual Budget Survey below to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. Please keep in mind: […]

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All Welcome – Mindfulness and the Family

All members of the Empire community are welcome to attend the “Mindfulness and the Family” parent workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, being held at Keatsway P.S. Minfulness Workshop-2 5

Next Family Night Out – Feb. 22

Please join us for our next, fun Family Night Out.  Come and enjoy some social time with fellow Empire families and students.  See flyer below for more information. Empire PS Beertown

Director’s #WeAreWRDSB Town Hall

We’re throwing the doors of the Education Centre wide open for the first ever Director’s Town Hall meeting. We’re inviting students, parents, staff and community members to our headquarters for the opportunity to take look at the big picture for public education in our region and to talk directly with education leaders in our district. […]

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Director responds to recent terror attack in Quebec

On Monday morning, Canadians woke to news of an attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six people dead, and several others wounded. The Prime Minister called the attack an “act of terror against Canada and all Canadians.” This deplorable act will have an effect on the thousands of students, parents and staff we […]

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Innovating tomorrow by educating today

In November, we asked our community to help us define in a single statement what the Waterloo Region District School Board is all about. Over the last year, a big team of dedicated and passionate people in Waterloo region worked together to set a new direction for our public schools with a new strategic plan. […]

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Rescheduled meeting for Ministry’s well-being strategy

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/caregivers to participate in an opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Ministry of Education on a very important topic – student well-being. Student well-being is one of four connected goals in the province’s renewed vision for education – Achieving Excellence. Students with a sense of well-being thrive and […]

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