News & Announcements

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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Elmira Summer Sports Camp

Looking for a fun and active summer option.  Take a look at this option:  Elmira Sports Camp – 2017 Flyer

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. […]

John Mahood parades for Earth Day

Hundreds of John Mahood students, staff and volunteers walked to celebrate and remember to work and care for our planet.  We will also spend some time working on cleaning up our corner of Elmira to keep our planet beautiful!

John Mahood celebrates STEAM April 27th

Join us between 5:30 and 7:00 on April 27th to celebrate learning we are doing in the school around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  John Mahood values learning in these areas as we work to ready students for the need in society for these high-demand areas.  Join us in learning and having fun, celebrating […]

Red Beards at John Mahood

Goatees for groceries has led to male Jaguar staff turning into redbeards for charity.  Students hit the 200 food item mark for the Food Bank and the red hit our goatees.  Next step, 400 items, and faces will be half-shaven.  Help John Mahood support the Food Bank.  Just one item per student will get us to […]

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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