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What's New in the Upper Canada District School Board

Read about what's been happening across the Upper Canada District School Board this month. Be sure to check our Archived News section for past good news stories!


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Open letter to Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
08/12/2019
An Open Letter from the Upper Canada District School Board to Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
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You Provide the Student and We'll Provide the Rest
08/08/2019
All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the necessary regular classroom supplies, such as pencils/pens, erasers, glue, and paper.
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Westminster Students Raise $3600 for Students in Need
06/27/2019
Through the school’s annual fundraiser, Westminster Public School students raised $3,600 to help their peers who may be in financial need.
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Big BaNG Drumming Group Celebrates Much Success
06/26/2019
Big baNG, North Grenville District High School’s (NGDHS) African drumming group has had a successful year, winning gold at the national competition and performing at many local events.
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2019-20 Principal and Vice Principal Appointments
06/24/2019
The 2019-2020 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Principal and Vice-Principal appointments were released on June 24 and will be effective September 1, 2019.
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UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
06/21/2019
The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget.
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Glengarry District High School Wins OFSAA Boys’ A Soccer Championship
06/17/2019
Glengarry District High School won the OFSAA Boys’ A Soccer Championship on June 8 in Ancaster, Ontario by defeating Ridley College of St. Catharines 6-5 in a shootout following double overtime.
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Highlights from June 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/13/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 for a special board meeting. The focus of the meeting was to finalize the Board’s budget deliberations.
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Manitoba Students Enjoy Rideau Hospitality
06/13/2019
21 students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Swan River, Manitoba returned home June 10 after an exchange week with Rideau District High School students.
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UCDSB Students Inspired by Recent Barack Obama Talk
06/12/2019
Recently 15 Upper Canada District School Board Students had the opportunity to see Barack Obama speak when the former President of the United States of America was in Ottawa.
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Five UCDSB Students Take Home OFSAA Gold
06/11/2019
Five Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students from four schools across the region were awarded gold medals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, held June 6 - 8 in Guelph.
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Gananoque Student Wins Gold in Javelin at OFSAA
06/10/2019
Kaylee Clark, a grade 10 student at Gananoque Secondary School (GSS) took home gold in Junior Girls javelin at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, held June 6 - 8 in Guelph.
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Spirit of the Drum Traditional Powwow Attracts Hundreds to Celebrate Indigenous Culture and Reconciliation
06/10/2019
The Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) Spirit of the Drum Traditional Powwow attracted hundreds to Smiths Falls Saturday and Sunday to enjoy Indigenous dancing, and information booths about First Nations culture.
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Brockville Students Reveal their Aquatarium Interactive Displays
06/07/2019
Approximately 160 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students from four Brockville elementary schools gathered at the Brockville Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing on June 6 to showcase their year-long experiential learning projects.
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Highlights from June 5 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/06/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to discuss two agenda items
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Drummond Central School and Algonquin College Dig into Developing Outdoor Education Space
06/05/2019
On June 4, Drummond Central School started phase one of its outdoor project, dubbed Planting for the Future. This is a multi-phase initiative that will see the abundance of outdoor area at the school be converted into a rich outdoor learning space for students.
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Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night
06/04/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday, June 3 during the school board’s 2019 Celebration Night. The awards ceremony was held at North Grenville District High School and celebrated recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer Recognition Award, and Director’s Award of Merit, and the Ontario Principals’ Council Award of Character.
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UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone
06/03/2019
After receiving the 2018 Terry Fox Run results, the Terry Fox Foundation has informed the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) that their family of schools has surpassed the million-dollar fundraising goal at $1,437,006 to date.
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Registering for Kindergarten 101
01/14/2019
The first day of school is a big milestone for children and their families, especially for parents who are sending a child to school for the first time. Even for experienced parents, knowing the steps to take to register for school or what to expect in Kindergarten may leave you asking some questions. Here is some quick info that will get you and your child started on a smooth transition into Kindergarten.
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