News & Announcements


Catch the last performance of the school year of Eastwood’s Chamber Choir on Sunday May 28, 3PM when they join the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra for an afternoon of great choral and orchestral music. Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street West, Waterloo. Tickets are available from: 1.Ticket Scene 2. Words Worth Books– 100 King […]

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 […]

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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Eastwood goes East!

Eastwood has received approval for our third ever trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, for the annual Celtic Colours Festival in the fall of 2017. This festival takes place on the Thanksgiving weekend, and attracts performers from all over North America, as well as Ireland, Scotland, and beyond. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to […]

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. […]

See Eastwood’s Chamber Choir on stage at the Centre in the Square!

On Tuesday May 2 and Wednesday May 3, Eastwood’s Chamber Choir will appear as guests at the Kodaly Festival’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! Each night, approximately 400 children from grades 4 through 6 will perform as one choir on the stage at the Centre in The Square, accompanied by an orchestra made up of educators from […]

Eastwood musicians dominate at Kiwanis Festival!

Eastwood’s musicians made an outstanding showing at the 2017 K-W Kiwanis Music Festival, collecting 7 gold and 2 silver awards as follows: Gold: Junior Concert Band Senior Jazz Band (aka Contraband) String Orchestra Junior Strings String Quartet Chamber Strings Senior Concert Band Silver: Junior Jazz Band Sunnyside P.S. String Ensemble (directed by ECI’s K. Hunsberger-Shortt) […]

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 […]

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