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Read about what's been happening across the Upper Canada District School Board this month. Be sure to check our Archived News section for past good news stories.

Announcing 2022 Trustee Innovation Award winners
Outstanding UCDSB Individuals Honoured with 2022 Trustee Innovation Award
06/29/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board celebrated creativity, innovation, and its impact on student learning within the district recently by announcing the 2022 Trustee Innovation Award winners.
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Students helping students read
Real-World Learning Experience Sees Students Helping Students Read
06/24/2022
Students at Russell High School wrapped up an initiative that turned students into authors and mentors, and tackled social justice issues connected to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read inquiry at the same time.
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Update to Parents/Guardians - Let's celebrate how far we've come!
06/22/2022
As the school year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on all that has happened this year, how far we've come and how much we’ve all accomplished.
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UCDSB AMBE Sign Agreement
UCDSB and AMBE Secure another Five-Year Agreement
06/22/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), in partnership with the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE), have officially entered into a new five-year service agreement.
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ADHS Planter Boxes
Collaborative Almonte DHS Project Brings Veggies to Country Haven
06/22/2022
Eight Almonte District High School (ADHS) students worked collaboratively in their math and English classes to design, plan and budget for a project to build two raised garden boxes at Almonte Country Haven, a retirement home in Mississippi Mills.
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Students showcase the book they helped write
Imagination Sparks Creative Story Books For Williamstown Public School Students
06/22/2022
The Ghost and the Potatoe Party, The Secret of the Lost Scroll, and Blue Bess and Her Race Car all have one thing in common - they were created from the imaginations of Kindergarten to Grade 2 students at Williamstown Public School.
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PDCI Students Test Tay River and Report Findings to Community
06/21/2022
Four Grade 8 students from Perth District and Collegiate Institute represented their 100 classmates on Friday, June 17 in the Perth Council Chambers to present to members of council, community members, and parents and guardians their findings from a recent water study done on the Tay River.
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Highlights from the June 15 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/17/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 for their last scheduled meeting of the 2021-2022 school year. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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A student learns how to weld during skills training lab.
Cornwall CVS Students Receive Hands-on Learning with Trades
06/17/2022
Eleven weeks, 11 schools, and nearly 2,000 students later, the hands-on skilled trades tour has come to a close with a final stop at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School.
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More than 50 UCDSB Athletes Represent at OFSAA
More than 50 UCDSB Athletes Represent at OFSAA
06/09/2022
More than 50 athletes represented the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships, held June 2-4 at York University in Toronto.
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Rockland DHS Fitness
Rockland DHS Gets Hands-On with Trades
06/09/2022
For the 10th week in a row, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students are getting the chance to experience real-world learning in the skilled trades, right outside their classroom doors.
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2022 Board Celebration Evening
UCDSB Recognizes 22 Employees at Recognition Celebration
06/07/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence in members of its staff on Monday, June 6, during the 2022 Celebration Night awards ceremony.
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Students learning about Indigenous culture
UCDSB Celebrates National Indigenous History Month
06/06/2022
During the month of June, the UCDSB will be celebrating National Indigenous History Month. This is a time to learn, grow, and celebrate Indigenous peoples and culture. The UCDSB is specifically situated on the traditional Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee territories.
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Highlights from the June 1 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/03/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Char-Lan DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Jr. Soccer Championships
Char-Lan DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Jr. Soccer Championships
06/01/2022
They shoot, score, and capture gold! Char-Lan District High School not only hosted the 2022 EOSSAA junior soccer championships this week, but earned gold in the girls’ division.
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Mobile Skills Training Labs at Tagwi
Mobile Skills Training Labs come to Tagwi Secondary School
06/01/2022
This week, the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Labs moved to Tagwi Secondary School and students are experiencing real-world learning in the skilled trades using power tools, building circuits, and learning how to challenge and fuel their bodies in new and healthy ways.
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UCDSB Celebrates Pride Month
UCDSB Celebrates Pride Month
06/01/2022
June is widely known as Pride Month, and the Upper Canada District School Board will celebrate all month long as we remain committed to supporting our members of the LGBTQS2+ community.
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Highlights from the May 25 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/27/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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SLSS Skilled Trades
SLSS Students Get Skilled in Trades May 24-27
05/26/2022
This week, the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Labs are on site at St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) where students are experiencing real-world learning in the skilled trades using power tools, building circuits, and learning how to challenge and fuel their bodies in new and healthy ways.
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Glengarry DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Soccer Championships
Glengarry DHS Girls Win EOSSAA Gold in Soccer Championships
05/26/2022
It’s a goal...and a gold! Glengarry District High School played host to the 2022 Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) soccer championships.
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UCDSB students compete at the 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
UCDSB Athletes Bring Home Hardware at 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
05/24/2022
Upper Canada District School Board athletes earned dozens of gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2022 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships, held May 19 and 20 at Thousand Islands Secondary School.
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Seaway DHS Students Get Skilled in Trades May 16-20
05/20/2022
For the seventh week in a row, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students are getting the chance to experience real-world learning in the skilled trades, right outside their classroom doors.
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Thompson Island Cultural Camp
Akwesasne Cultural Camp gives Students the Opportunity to Learn Mohawk Culture
05/19/2022
Thirty-six Akwesasne students from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) returned today from a three-day, for-credit experience at the Thompson Island Cultural Camp, also known as Ionkwa'nikonri:io.
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St. Lawrence Secondary School Indigenous Culinary After-School Credit Program Offers Students Cultural Learning
St. Lawrence Secondary School Indigenous Culinary After-School Credit Program Offers Students Cultural Learning
05/17/2022
An after-school credit program at St. Lawrence Secondary School (SLSS) is offering students a unique hands-on cultural culinary experience. The Indigenous Culinary program, which is new to the school this year, brings in a variety of guests from across the country – both virtually and in-person to share with students Indigenous culinary.
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SGDHS Students Get Hands-On with Trades
05/13/2022
These real-world learning opportunities are grabbing the attention of community and industry members, too. This week, members of Council from the Town of Prescott, along with Martyn Beckett, School College Work Initiative (SCWI) liaison officer visited the site as well.
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Highlights from the May 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/12/2022
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Students participate in CCVS after-school credit lacrosse program.
Indigenous Learning at CCVS Fun and Engaging
05/11/2022
Learning comes in many different forms and one after-school credit option for Indigenous students at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) is helping with their mind, body, and soul.
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Students write to seniors in the community.
Rideau Vista Public School Students Write to Seniors in the Community
05/09/2022
Building connections and practicing writing skills through pen pals has been a staple for the past couple of years for a Grade 3/4/5 class at Rideau Vista Public School.
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Ted Kennedy Award 2022
Laggan PS and Char-Lan DHS Win Award for Terry Fox Fundraising Efforts
05/06/2022
When it comes to fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation, Laggan Public School and Char-Lan District High School are leaders within the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).
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Hands-on Experiential Trades Learning for TISS Students
Hands-on Experiential Trades Learning for TISS Students
05/06/2022
An energetic and curious group of Grade 7 to Grade 12 students at Thousand Islands Secondary School are engaging in an exciting and unique hands-on experience this week.
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UCDSB Gets Real During Canadian Mental Health Week
UCDSB Gets Real During Canadian Mental Health Week
05/04/2022
Mental health and well-being play a significant role in both our personal and professional lives. This, of course, includes students.
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School year calendar
2022-2023 UCDSB School Year Calendar Now Available
05/03/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board is pleased to share that the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education and is now available to view.
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Wesminster Public School ATP
UCDSB receives Additional Funding & ATP with Westminster Public School Expansion
05/03/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to share that it has received Ministry of Education approval and additional funding to proceed with the Westminster Public School gym addition and retrofit of existing spaces.
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Funding announcement for new Brockville school.
UCDSB Receives Additional Funding and Ministry Approval to Proceed with New Brockville Elementary School
04/29/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is proud to announce that it has received additional funding from the Ministry of Education and the approval to proceed with the new Brockville Elementary School to be located at 556 King St. West.
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TR Leger Kemptville Campus Funding Announcement
UCDSB Receives Funding for Trades & Apprenticeship Training at Kemptville Campus
04/27/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board, in partnership with Kemptville Campus, is excited to share that the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development has granted the two organizations close to $1 million in funding that will allow for developments and expansion of programming at the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education trades and apprenticeship training facility on Kemptville Campus.
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Student Leaders Spearhead Fundraisers for Indigenous Communities
04/05/2022
Upper Canada District School Board Student Senators are focused on change and improvement – not just for the school board, but within the community.
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Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees for 2022-23
Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees for 2022-23
02/28/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senate held the annual Student Trustee Election virtually on Friday, February 25 to elect the two new Student Trustees for the 2022-2023 school year.
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UCDSB Receives Approval to Proceed and Additional Funding for Williamstown Public School Expansion Project
02/07/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is proud to share that it has received approval to proceed to tender for the expansion project at Williamstown Public School, in Williamstown, and additional funding to complete other enhancements at the school.
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UCDSB Kindergarten
What Parents Need to Know About Registering for Kindergarten
01/11/2022
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to welcome children who are turning 4-years-old in 2022 to kindergarten this Fall. While the first day of school is still months away, now is the time to register.
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UCDSB Director’s Annual Report Reflects on the Student Voice and Inclusive Learning Experiences for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
12/02/2021
Showcasing strategic plan initiatives, staff innovation and the student voice, the 2020-2021 Upper Canada District School Board’s Director’s Annual Report is now available to the community.
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Supporting Students with Disabilities within the UCDSB
Supporting Students with Disabilities within the UCDSB
12/02/2021
With December 3 being International Day for Persons With Disabilities (IDPWD), we wanted to share some of the UCDSB resources and programs we have available for students with disabilities:
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UCDSB Further Invests in Ventilation and other School Safety Measures
09/02/2021
From improving air quality to installing hundreds of water bottle re-filling stations, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) continues with its commitment to ensuring schools remain a safe and healthy place for staff and students this school year.
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