Welcome to North Grenville District High School Learning Commons

Students learning online. 






Monday - Wednesday - Friday
7:45 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday - Thursday - depending on availability of supervision

Note: Although the Learning Commons Informationist is only physically available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she is virtually available and ready to assist you by email at sheila.cornelisse@ucdsb.on.ca

Virtual Learning Commons (VLC) Newsletter - September/October 2013

Working on a Project?  Need help with Research?  Looking for cool ways to Collaborate? Visit the VLC  a “Virtual Library” of French and English resources. You’ll find Grade Guides, Research Strategies, Student Success Tips, Health & Wellness, Online Help, Cool apps, Discussion Boards, Videos, Tech Talk, Book Clubs and much more! Need assistance…contact your Learning Commons Informationist: Sheila Cornelisse, sheila.cornelisse@ucdsb.on.ca 

Discover, Collaborate, Create.

Click the link to go to the Virtual Learning Commons: http://vlc.ucdsb.ca

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair in February 2013. We were able to purchase $260 worth of books for the Learning Commons.

Drop by and "check out" something exciting to read.

The Virtual Learning Commons (VLC)  http://vlc.ucdsb.ca

Discover books, websites, research databases, help with homework, cool software and a whole lot more

Collaborate by posting comments, talking to other students on discussion boards, taking online polls

Create with cool software, sending us your projects, telling us about books you like and more

This online resource is available to students, teachers and families 24/7 and can be accessed from any electronic device.

Check out the "Ask Us" feature for access to a Learning Commons Informationist  who is ready to provide support for homework help or general questions concerning services and material available through your school Learning Commons and VLC.

Learning Commons Rules

The Learning Commons is a shared environment for students wishing to sign out library books, read, study, access computers and participate in class work and discussions. It consists of the Library, Computers, and study areas. You are asked to be respectful of all students and keep noise levels at a reasonable volume.

For safety and attendance purposes, All Students must report to the Learning Commons Informationist (LCI) to sign in and out of the Learning Commons during normal class hours. Students on spare are free to come and go. Students working in the Learning Commons during MSIP and class periods must have teacher permission prior to checking in and must inform the LCI if they need to leave for any reason.

Eating and drinking are permitted in the Learning Commons; however, this is a privilege so remember to clean up after yourself.  Garbage cans and recycle bins are available for your use.

Students may sign out up to three books for a period of three weeks. Books may be renewed as often as necessary. There are no overdue fines; however, payment for or replacement of books that are lost or damaged beyond repair would be appreciated. Please remember that all books signed out under a student's name will remain on their UCDSB library record until the books are either returned or losses have been cleared. Overdue reminders will be sent our monthly through your school MyUCDSB email.

School Library Catalog - Destiny

Staff and students can browse the School Library Destiny Catalog from any computer in the school. Simply go to http://destinyhome.edu.ucdsb.on.ca and follow the link to North Grenville District High School.

Style Guide for Essays and Research Papers

Includes outlines for title pages, bibliographies, footnote, citations, and quotations


Local Public Libraries

Can't find what you need in the school library... Why not link to one of our local libraries:

North Grenville Public Library. 



Click here to go to village.merrickville-wolford.on.ca.







Online Resource Websites (This list of resources will be updated regularly)

Encylopedia Britannica Online School Edition      


Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB)       


Student Userid:   UCDSBstudent     Student Password:  oerbs

Maxie's Magnificent Guides


Tumble Books            username:  ucdsb         password:  books


Tumble Readables      username:  ucdsb      password:  login


Story Generator


Canadian Museum of Nature - Natural History Notebooks


Project Gutenberg - Free ebooks


French as a Second Language (FSL) Homework Toolbox




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