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Visit the UCDSB News page for up-to-date information from around the board with a focus on students, teachers and schools. New articles are posted frequently so visit daily for updates. For more school stories, be sure to check out the board Facebook page at facebook.com/UCDSB , follow us on Twitter @UCDSB or Instagram @uppercanadadsb. Our schools are active on social media too so be sure to follow them! 

Media Contacts

April Scott-Clarke
Manager of Communications (Interim) 
P: 1.800.267.7131 ext. 1188/C: 613.246.1102
E-mail: april.scott-clarke@ucdsb.on.ca

Mark Calder 
Communications Officer 
P: 1.800.267.7131 ext. 1149/C: 613.213.0602
E-mail: mark.calder@ucdsb.on.ca

Derrick Casselman
Communications Officer
C: 613.803.4593
E-mail: derrick.casselman@ucdsb.on.ca

Jodie Hall
Communications Officer 
P: 1.800.267.7131 ext. 1260/C: 613.246.3712
E-mail: jodie.hall@ucdsb.on.ca

Schools can connect with the Communications & Relationship Department for assistance with promoting school events, writing profiles/news stories, video assistance and more! Email communications@ucdsb.on.ca to share your news!

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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 Senior Boys Soccer Team
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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Pakenham Public School Office Administrator Carolee Todd
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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Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Indigenous Culture With Students at Rockland District High School
05/31/2019
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell visited Rockland District High School Thursday, May 30, for a special event that celebrated Indigenous culture and the value of reconciliation.
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Carleton Place High School athletes Madison Armitage and Lilly Jackson.
Dozens of UCDSB Students Win Gold at 2019 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
05/27/2019
Upper Canada District School Board athletes won more than three dozen gold medals at the 2019 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships, held May 23 and 24 at Thousand Islands Secondary School.
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Trustees Approve Special Education Pilot Project for 2019-20 School Year
05/27/2019
As part of ongoing efforts to modernize programming for students, Superintendent Ron Ferguson has presented Trustees with a review of the district’s Special Education Program, which contained recommendations that would enhance the current direction for delivering special education in the Upper Canada District School Board.
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BCI students win gold at Canada-Wide Science Fair
Brockville Collegiate Institute Students Win Gold at Canada-Wide Science Fair
05/24/2019
 Two Brockville Collegiate Institute students won gold at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 15-17 in Federicton, NB.
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Chair John McAllister
UCDSB Trustees Prepare for Upcoming Budget Deliberations
05/16/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board is involved in its annual budget planning process, focusing on developing a new budget to support the priorities of the school district for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Two UCDSB Students Medal at 2019 Skills Ontario Competition
05/13/2019
Two UCDSB students won bronze last week at the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto
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Lindsey Howes recieving the OCTE Award
Glengarry Teacher Awarded for Excellence in Teaching
05/13/2019
Lindsey Howes, an intermediate teacher at Glengarry District High School, was presented with the Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Award from the Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE) on Friday, May 8 at the council’s annual awards banquet.
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UCDSB Students Learn Indigenous Culture & History at District-Wide Truth and Reconciliation +4 Gathering
05/13/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) hosted a district-wide Indigenous gathering from May 6 to May 9 for students in Grades 5 and 6. The fourth annual event gave students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture of Inuit, Métis, Ojibway, Mohawk and Algonquin peoples, as well as the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada.
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Grade 3 Student Raises More Than $2,000 to Shave Head
05/06/2019
Eight-year-old Raegan Wallace from Centennial ’67 Public School raised $2,053 for her fundraiser Raegan’s Hair for Care that will be split evenly between funding a new play structure at the school and a donation to CHEO.
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Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week 2019: Take Steps to Protect Your Mental Health
05/06/2019
May 6-12 is Mental Health Week and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some simple steps you can take each day to stay well.
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UCDSB Celebrates Education Week May 6-10
05/06/2019
Staff and Students across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are celebrating Education Week from May 6-10.
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UCDSB Students Visit with Authors During 1000 Islands Writers’ Festival
05/02/2019
Canadian authors gave hundreds of Upper Canada District School Board students insight into the writing process April 24-26 as part of the recent 1000 Islands Writers’ Festival, held in the Gananoque area.
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Register for Kindergarten
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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