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Lambton Kent District School Board
Every Student, Every Day


To all our students attending WDSS 7/8 in September 2021

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At WDSS 7/8 we take pride in our cooperative attitude, caring community and respect for diversity. We challenge you to put forth a strong consistent effort and to take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved in school activities. Take pride in your work and your school. To every student we extend our best wishes for a successful and enjoyable school year.


We have created a Google Classroom to help with your transition to WDSS 7/8 and for you to engage in and learn more about our school.  Please check your school Gmail account as we have sent you an invitation to join our classroom.  We are excited for you to join Tartan Country!  If you have questions, please email


Stay in the Loop

Phone:           (519) 627-5151


Twitter:           @wdsstartans​

BELL TIMES Grade 7-8

Period 1         8:00 - 9:20

BREAK          9:20 - 9:30

Period 2        9:30 - 10:50

LUNCH         10:50 - 11:40

Period 3        11:40 - 1:00

BREAK         1:00- 1:10

Period 4         1:10 - 2:10

Dismissal is at 2:10


​Fun Fac​ts!

  • ​WDSS is in School Bus Zone 5
  • We are the Tartans and our school colours are maroon and grey
  • We are the only school in LKDSB with a pool
  • We have a state-of-the-art Library with a Maker Space and Green Screen
  • We offer a breakfast Program for ALL students
  • You have a locker assigned to you on the first day of school and we supply your lock.
  • Our cafeteria offers a place to connect with friends and eat great cafeteria food or bagged lunches from home
  • We have some of our gym classes in the big gym and play ping pong in the fitness room

Learning Resource Centre​​

Students with Individualized Education Plans will meet with the Resource Teacher, Mrs. Hazzard, to review and discuss their IEP, annually, or as requested by the student, the parent, or the teacher.  If you have any questions regarding an IEP, please contact. If you have any questions regarding your IEP, please contact Mrs. Hazzard at

 Ojibwe Language Class

The Ojibwe Language class is offered to students in Grades 7 and 8 at WDSS.  This is a class that can be chosen by any student, even if they have not yet taken Ojibwe Language in school. Throughout the year the students who take Ojibwe are provided with opportunities to participate in events where they learn more about the Ojibwe culture. When students move on to Grade 9, Ojibwe Language is offered by Ms. Shognosh.   ​


Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Theatre Performance


Future Elders

The Future Elders is a group for students at WDSS who want to share their or learn more about First Nation cultures. 

The group gathers throughout the year to participate in First Nations cultural events.  They also fundraise for many groups in the Wallaceburg area and Walpole Island, including the WDSS Breakfast Club, the Walpole Island Residential School Survivors Group, the WDSS Booster Club, the Walpole Island Women's Shelter and the WDSS Social Issues Group, plus many more!  Ms. Shognosh and Mr. Drew and all the Future Elders are very welcoming and are excited to meet students who are coming into Grade 7!


​Get Involved!

  • Spirit Committee
  • Equity Committee
  • Future Elders
  • Let us Know!
  • Lego Club
  • Chess Club


Tartan Wear

There will be many opportunities throughout the school year to order your favourite Tartan hoodies, sweatpants, golf shirts and other fun Tartan Wear.  Stay tuned for more information.