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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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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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Staff advisers at Gender and Sexuality Alliance Day
Russell High School GSA Day Empowers Youth
10/31/2018
Russell High School (RHS) hosted a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Day on Thursday, October 25 allowing LGBTQ+ students to connect with others within the community. They learned how to run GSA clubs and raise community awareness.
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Highlights from October 24 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/26/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss several agenda items.
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Hundreds of Students Compete at Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships
10/24/2018
More than 1,200 students from schools across the Upper Canada District School Board competed Tuesday, October 23 at the 2018 Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships. Thousand Islands Secondary School won the banner for top intermediate team, while Thousand Islands Elementary School took the junior team title.
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Five New Trustees Join Upper Canada District School Board Table Following 2018 Municipal Election
10/24/2018
The 2018 municipal election has resulted in a shuffle around the trustee table for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). In the new term starting December 1, the UCDSB will welcome four newly elected trustees, two incumbents and four acclaimed.
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Former Pakenham Public School principal Bruce Martin, left, and current Principal Dave Balfour
Pakenham Public School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
10/23/2018
Pakenham Public School (PPS) marked its 50th anniversary on the weekend, celebrating the school’s contribution to the community.
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2018 Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships to Take Place Tuesday, October 23 in Brockville
10/22/2018
The Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships will take place Tuesday, October 23 at Memorial Park in Brockville.
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Students and their GrandPals
Brockville Area Students Visit GrandPals at Retirement Residences
10/22/2018
Upper Canada District School Board students in grades 3 and 4 from Vanier Public School visited Sherwood Park Manor in Brockville last week, while grade 5 and grade 6 students from Lyn Public School visited Chartwell Rosedale Retirement Centre as part of a local GrandPals program.
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Highlights from October 10 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/17/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, October 10 to discuss several agenda items.
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Perth and District Collegiate Institute Intermediate Girls' Soccer Team
Perth and District Collegiate Institute Sweeps 2018 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Soccer Championships
10/16/2018
Perth and District Collegiate Institute wins both girls' and boys' titles.
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Upper Canada District School Board to Host 2018 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Soccer Championships
10/15/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board will host the 2018 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Soccer Championships on Tuesday, October 16, 20
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Chuck Commanda and wife Janet build birchbark canoe
Smiths Falls DCI Students Discover Art of Birchbark Canoe Making
10/05/2018
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute students are learning about traditional birchbark canoe making, while discovering Indigenous culture through lessons in English, mathematics, and the arts.
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Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute staff and students helped scrape a moose hide under the guidance of an Athabasca Dene elder.
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute Students Visit Fond du Lac Dene Nation
10/04/2018
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute students recently visited the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation in Saskatchewan
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Provincial Consults on Education Reform
Provincial Consultations on Education Reform
10/01/2018
The provincial government has now launched consultations on education reform. The consultation period will be open until December 15, 2018. There are three ways for people to participate.
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Wyatt Genoway at Alabama State University Baseball Showcase
St. Lawrence Secondary School Student Attends Baseball Camp at Alabama State University
10/01/2018
Wyatt Genoway attends Alabama State University Baseball Showcase
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UCDSB Recognizes Residential School Experience with Orange Shirt Day
10/01/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board is a sea of orange today as students and staff from across our vast district wear orange shirts to recognize Orange Shirt Day.
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Highlights from September 26 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/01/2018
News from the September 26 Board of Trustees meeting
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Trustee Innovation Awards
Thirteen Employees Recognized at 2018 Trustee Innovation Awards
09/27/2018
Trustees recognized outstanding employees Wednesday night at the 2018 Trustee Innovation Awards.
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2018 Terry Fox School Run
Upper Canada District School Board Students Celebrate Terry Fox
09/27/2018
Today is Terry Fox Day and schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) honoured his legacy by hosting their own 2018 Terry Fox School Run.
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Dumont takes bronze in U17 at Nationals
Almonte District High School Student Medals at Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
09/26/2018
Dumont earns bronze at 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.
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Upper Canada District School Board to Host 2018 Trustee Innovation Awards on September 26 in Brockville
09/25/2018
The 2018 Trustee Innovation Awards will take place September 26 in Brockville.
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The Upper Canada District School Board Officially Opens New TR Leger Campus in Cornwall
09/24/2018
Today the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) held the official opening for the new TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Cornwall campus.
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UCDSB and CDSBEO in Conjunction with Health Units Host Public Sessions on Non-Medical Cannabis
09/21/2018
Information sessions on upcoming changes to law regarding cannabis use
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Dedication sign at Park it with Parker Pavilion
South Crosby Public School Honours Parker Simpson with Pavilion Dedication
09/19/2018
South Crosby Public School Officially Dedicates Park it with Parker Pavilion
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Bhushra Khadra Oath Ceremony
Highlights from September 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
09/17/2018
New Student Trustee Takes Oath of Office
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UCDSB Seeks Special Education Advisory Committee Nominations (SEAC)
09/06/2018
Board Seeks Nominations for SEAC Committee
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