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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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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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Carter Giff
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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Grenville Schools to Host Spring Performances
05/10/2019
It’s play season in the Upper Canada District School Board. The public is invited to attend both the North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) and South Grenville District High School (SGDHS) school performances showcasing the theatrical efforts of staff and students.
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Brockville Schools to Host Spring Performances
05/10/2019
It’s play season in the Upper Canada District School Board. The public is invited to attend both the Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) and Westminster Public School spring performances that showcase the theatrical efforts of staff and students.
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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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TR Leger English as a Second Language Class in Perth
TR Leger Perth Works with Community Partners to Offer ESL Program
05/03/2019
A community partnership between the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education, a refugee support group, and the Perth and District Union Public Library has provided area newcomers the basic English skills needed to launch a new life in Canada.
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Eric Walters and students
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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UCDSB to Host Truth and Reconciliation Commission +4 Gathering in Russell & Kemptville
05/02/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is hosting a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) +4 Gathering feast at Russell High School on Monday, May 6 and at Kemptville Public School on Wednesday, May 8.
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Lucas Burns
UCDSB Student Success Snapshot – Lucas Burns
05/01/2019
– At just 18, Lucas Burns from Rideau District High School has turned his Instagram account, @nba.in_depth, into a growing business.
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Second Annual Women in Trades Day Introduces Students to Carpentry Industry
04/29/2019
Last week more than 150 young women in Grades 7 and 8 across the Upper Canada District School Board had the opportunity to participate in a day dedicated to the carpentry industry.
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Students Celebrate Inuit Culture at Year-End iLead Gathering
04/29/2019
Approximately 200 iLead members from across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) gathered in Kemptville on Thursday, April 25 for their fifth and final Indigenous Leadership (iLead) Gathering of the 2018-19 school year.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from April 24 Board of Trustees Meeting
04/26/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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TR Leger School Presented with Literacy Award from Canada’s Premiers
04/24/2019
Today the Skills Training and Employment Preparation (STEP) program of the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education was presented with a Council of the Federation Literacy Award in recognition of the program’s innovations in digital literacy.
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Akwesasne Students at Eagle's Nest
Akwesasne Students Receive Entrepreneurship Completion Bonuses
04/23/2019
On Friday, April 18, 15 Akwesasne students from Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School and TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education pitched their business plans at A:kweks Aotsi’nahkwa (Eagle's Nest), an Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and Akwesasne Area Management Board (AAMB) joint spin-off of the popular CBC show Dragons’ Den.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from April 10 Board of Trustees Meeting
04/12/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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North Grenville District High School Intermediate Boys Basketball Team
North Grenville DHS Wins Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Boys’ Basketball Championship
04/12/2019
North Grenville District High School defeated Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) 27-21 on Thursday, April 11 to take the Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Boys’ Basketball Championship.
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TISS Girls Basketball Team
Thousand Islands Secondary School Wins Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Girls’ Basketball Championship
04/10/2019
Thousand Islands Secondary School defeated Perth and District Collegiate Institute 33-32 Tuesday to take the Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Girls’ Basketball Championship in Perth.
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Nicholas Oeggerli
Char-Lan District High School Student Qualifies for Skills Ontario Competition
04/08/2019
Char-Lan District High School student Nicholas Oeggerli placed first in individual carpentry Saturday, April 6 at the Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition in Kingston.
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Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Basketball Championships
04/05/2019
The Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Basketball Championships will take place on Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11 at Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) in Perth.
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Competition Winners
Local Schools Take Top Spots in 2019 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Championship
04/05/2019
A team from Queen Elizabeth Public School won the 2019 Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Championship, held Thursday, April 4 at Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls.
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UCDSB Lights it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
04/02/2019
Today, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are wearing blue and holding special events in support of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from March 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/29/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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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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