News & Announcements

ECI Mourns the Loss of Tyrique Facey

It is with a heavy heart that the Eastwood Collegiate Institute (ECI) community mourns the death of Tyrique Facey as the result of an unforeseen medical issue. Tyrique’s family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday January 20th from 2- 4 pm at The Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, 519-743-8900. Please […]

Help us improve communication: focus group registration

At Waterloo Region District School Board we know that success for our students depends on effective communication between schools, students and their parents. To help us understand how we can continue to improve communication with you, we are running a series of focus groups to hear from parents across Waterloo region about your experience with […]

EA and CYW Appreciation Day

We are a public school district for everyone – no matter their background or ability. To help every child in our district achieve their potential, we rely on the support of parents and caregivers and, of course, the hard work of every member of staff. Today we recognize some of the staff who support some […]

Join us on January 25 for a Public Meeting Open House

Waterloo Region District School Board is developing a Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) that will show how well used our schools are now and are expected to be over the next ten years. It also reveals how well kept our schools are in terms of school condition. Your feedback on the proposed solutions is important to us. We invite […]

Trustees form a committee to consider full-year schooling

On Monday evening, trustees voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into the option of full-year schooling. Full-year schooling means students would get the same number of days in school but with more frequent, shorter breaks in the year. The committee will review research, look at examples of boards currently running full-year programs […]

Some Grade 9 students prepare to take the EQAO math assessment

Our Grade 9 students who took math in their first semester will be writing the EQAO math assessment in the coming days. The Grade 9 assessment of mathematics tests the skills students will have learned by the end of their Grade 9 math journey. Different versions of the test are administered in the academic and […]

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

Eastwood Jazz at the Jazz Room – Uptown Waterloo!

  Join us for an evening of Eastwood Jazz Music at the Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo! This entertaining evening will feature Eastwood singers performing the standards along side our Junior and Senior Jazz Bands and professional jazz artists on Thursday December 14, 2017. Since the space is small, we are running two shows to accommodate […]

EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]

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