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Letter to Wallaceburg District Secondary School Parents/Guardians

March 04, 2019
​Parents/Guardians: As always, the priority for our school community remains the safety and well-being of all students and staff.  For your awareness, an announcement will be made this morning to acknowledge the incident that happened last week.  On Thursday evening, concerns were raised regarding a potential threat against the school.  As a precaution, and...

Hot Lunch Days

January 20, 2019
​Hot Lunch Days will be starting up on Tuesday, February 12 th . Hot lunch days will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks. The lunch options will be from the Clubhouse at Baldoon. Teachers have distributed an Order Form. All orders and money are due no later than Thursday,...


June 07, 2018
​Students in all classes will be partaking in Swim To Survive Classes and Open Swims at Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool. The Swim To Survive Program has been developed to ensure that children in Ontario learn basic survival skills in the water. The program is designed to accommodate all abilities while reinforcing the...

Dress Code

June 07, 2018
​As the weather is warmer, we encourage families once again to revisit the expectations for appropriate clothing and footwear while students are at school. Please ensure all clothing is suitable for active participation in school activities, and also that shorts, skirts, and tops provide suitable coverage. Students are reminded that sandals...


May 03, 2018
​STEM Camp is a Canadian not for profit organization where boys and girls ages 5-13 explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through hands on activities. 2018 Summer Camp Themes include: Fact or Fiction, Star Trek, Medieval Times and Wonders of the World. For more information on locations and...

Tasty Ontario Tuesdays

April 12, 2018
​Starting on March 20, every week for the next 8 weeks, locally-grown fruit and vegetables are part of our student nutrition program. Through the Ontario Student Nutrition Program, the vegetable and fruit delivery program aims to provide students access to fresh produce.

Chef a l'Ecole

April 12, 2018
​On Tuesday, April 17th, Mrs. VanDamme's class, Ms. Richards' class, and Mrs. Blair's class will have an opportunity to participate in a program called Chef a l'ecole. This program is a new concept of teaching designed to help boost students' enthusiasm for learning the French language. The purpose of the program...

Nut Policy

March 02, 2018
​There are both students and staff at WDSS 7-8 who have allergies to nuts and products containing nuts(peanuts and tree nuts). To make the school environment as safe as possible, please refrain from bringing products containing nuts to the school. We do not claim that WDSS 7-8 is a "nut free"...
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Lambton County Science Fair

March 02, 2018
​The Lambton County Science Fair is taking place on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at Lambton College. If your son or daughter are interested in this exciting opportunity to showcase their understanding of fundamental concepts such as Matter, Energy, Systems and Interactions, Structure and Functions, Sustainability and Stewardship, and...

PEO Impromptu Design Competition

February 08, 2018
​As part of National Engineering Month, the Chatham-Kent Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario is sponsoring two Impromptu Design Competitions: Junior(Grades 7&8) and Senior(Grades 9-12). Teams of up to 4 students will compete to design the best prototype to complete a given task. The date of the competition is Saturday, March...
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Inclement Weather

February 08, 2018
​Inclement weather may result in the cancellation of transportation. When transportation services are cancelled, schools will remain open, unless stated otherwise by the Director of Education. If buses are cancelled in the morning due to snow or freezing rain, buses will not run in the afternoon. If fog causes a cancellation...
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Cold Weather

January 19, 2018
​Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather. Coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and boots are needed when we go outdoors. However, when indoors, please ensure your child has the appropriate indoor footwear which is free of dirt and debris.
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Snow Days at WDSS

January 19, 2018
​When it snows, WDSS is open. The only time WDSS is closed is when the LKDSB closes all its schools or we have no power, water, or heat; then, it will be announced by way of the media and on the LKDSB website. If you hear school buses are cancelled, we...

Chess Club

October 20, 2017

The Chess Club meets each Wednesday at second break. Any students who are interested in playing chess are welcomed, even if you have never played. Some students will be invited to the Chatham-Kent Regional Chess Tournament in the Spring. ​

Student Safety

October 20, 2017

In the morning, students enter through the North West entrance of WDSS 7-8 which is off of Selkirk Street.  After 9:15 a.m., all students must enter through the front door of WDSS on Elgin Street.  The WDSS 7-8 doors are locked during the day to ensure student safety. If you...

Supervision of Students

October 20, 2017

It is our intention to provide a safe environment for the students during the school day.  Please note there is no formal outside supervision of students prior to 9:00 a.m.  Teacher supervision outside starts at 9:00 a.m. ​