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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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Superintendent Tim Mills retires
Highlights from December 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
12/14/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, December 12 to discuss several agenda items.
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SFDCI Hosts First Community Holiday Dinner
12/13/2018
On Thursday, December 14, Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) held its first Community Holiday Dinner. More than 190 people enjoyed the turkey feast and fellowship.
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Centennial ’67 Public School Hosts 41st Annual Christmas Dinner
12/13/2018
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from Centennial ’67 Public School in the Upper Canada District School Board invited their grandparents and members of the community to their 41st annual Grandparent Dinner on Wednesday, December 12 at the Drummond Building in Spencerville.
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Toniata Public School is a Top 10 Finalist for the CBC Music Challenge
12/13/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Toniata Public School placed in the top 10 for the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge for the Category MusiCounts Passion Prize this week.
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Chimo Elementary School Students Enjoy Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day
12/12/2018
Students at Chimo Elementary School enjoyed arcade games Tuesday, December 11 at the Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day.
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SFDCI to Host 2021 OFSAA Boys AA Basketball Championship
12/07/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board is excited to announce that Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) has won the bid to host the 2021 OFSAA Boys AA Basketball Championship.
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Director of Education Stephen Sliwa
Upper Canada District School Board Releases 2017-2018 Director’s Annual Report to the Community
12/07/2018
The 2017-2018 Director’s Annual Report, entitled Preparing Students for a Successful Life, was presented to trustees on Wednesday, December 5.
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Public School Board elects McAllister and MacPherson as Chair and Vice Chair
12/06/2018
Last night at the inaugural meeting of the 2018-2022 Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board Trustee John McAllister was elected as Chair of the Board and Trustee Bill MacPherson was elected as Vice Chair.
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Thousand Islands Secondary School Winning Math Team
Thousand Islands Secondary School Tops Regional Math Tournament in Kemptville
12/05/2018
A team from Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) won first overall at the Eastern Ontario Math League Tournament, held Friday, November 30 at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville.
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Ethan Cook
Board Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12/03/2018
Today, the Upper Canada District School Board is recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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UCDSB Secures Ministry Funding for New Brockville School
11/30/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to announce that it has received funding support of up to $1.6 million from the Ontario Ministry of Education, which is a key component to moving forward with building a new public elementary school in Brockville.
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Chair Jeff McMillan Honoured
Highlights from November 28 Board of Trustees Meeting
11/30/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, November 28 to discuss several agenda items and acknowledge outgoing trustees.
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Students Eyes Widened by Career Opportunities
11/28/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School (GISS) hosted a career fair in conjunctions with Keys Employment professionals on Wednesday, November 28. There was a total of 28 different careers highlighted at the event, including industrial engineering, armed forces, software engineering, massage therapy, event management and livestock nutrition.
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Power of Ideas Tour at Almonte DHS
UCDSB High School Chosen for Power of Ideas Tour
11/23/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Almonte District High School (ADHS) was one of 15 schools chosen this year for the Power of Ideas Tour that visited the school on November 21 and November 22.
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Isabella Rose Speaks to Students
Front of Yonge Elementary School Hosts Multiple Speakers for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/23/2018
Upper Canada District School Board's Front of Yonge Elementary School welcomed nursing students, Constable Sandra Barr and inspirational speaker and a National Patient Ambassador for Shriners Hospital Isabella Rose, into their school for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which runs from November 18 - 24.
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Students Recognized for Academic Success at Hall of Excellence Ceremony
11/19/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board's Brockville Collegiate Institute held its annual Hall of Excellence ceremony on Saturday, November 17, honouring approximately 90 students with Faculty Awards and inducting two former graduates into the Hall of Excellence.
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UCDSB Encourages Collaboration at Leeds Grenville Economic Development Forum
11/19/2018
As the largest employer in the region, the Upper Canada District School Board was invited to attend and present at the 2018 Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit, held in Kemptville on Friday, November 16.
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Kenna Laberge
Rockland Public School Student Speaks at WE Day in Ottawa
11/16/2018
Rockland Public School student Kenna Laberge took centre stage at the WE Day celebration in Ottawa Wednesday to discuss her school’s We Scare Hunger food drive.
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Central Public School students wrap presents to decorate the float.
Central Public School to Participate in Cornwall Santa Claus Parade
11/16/2018
Central Public School will spread some Christmas spirit Saturday, November 17 as it enters its first float in the Cornwall Santa Claus Parade.
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Local School Boards Confronted with Unexpected Costs for Student Transportation
11/15/2018
The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) have recently presented to their trustees the annual year-end financial statements for 2017-2018. The main focus and area of concern for both English language school boards was the significant increase in costs related to the provision of local and rural student transportation, which resulted in both boards reporting deficits for 2017-2018.
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UCDSB Hosts Multiple Learning Activities During Treaties Recognition Week
11/07/2018
Multiple schools in the Upper Canada District School Board took part in Indigenous education learning opportunities this week in honour of Treaties Recognition Week, which runs from November 4-9.
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