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GISS students pose after performance at Firehall Theatre.
GISS Students Wow with Play at TIP’s Firehall Theatre
12/22/2023
That’s a wrap! Students at Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School (GISS) have been working hard on stage and behind the curtain with the Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) to bring a fully formed theatrical production to life.
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Board Meetings
December 13 Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights
12/15/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Stephen Lecce Holiday Greeting Video
Year End Video from Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce
12/14/2023
Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has shared a video message with families and students. Watch the video here.
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SGDHS Hospitality Classes Cater Turkey Dinner for 600 People
12/13/2023
It’s a cooking tradition 15 years in the making, as South Grenville District High School staff, students and local dignitaries come together for an annual Holiday Lunch.
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Kemptville Students Fundraise; Teachers Eat Bugs for CHEO
12/08/2023
While it all came down to who could eat the most bugs in one minute, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) came out as the real winner.
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UCDSB Representatives with TIWLT Members.
UCDSB Community Partner Receives $100,000 Grant, Increases Opportunities for UCDSB Students
12/06/2023
The Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust (TIWLT) is a valuable community partner of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and on Dec.1 it received $100,000 in funding to help support their efforts to offer real-world learning opportunities at the Glen Elbe Learning Centre, located east of Athens, to UCDSB students.
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Tools in the Trades
UCDSB Students Explore Career Opportunities at Trades Boot Camp
11/29/2023
Last week, high school students from schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) gathered at the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education – Kemptville Campus to participate in the Tools in the Trades Boot Camp, a hands-on event aimed at introducing students to various trades and essential employment skills.
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Board Meetings
November 22 Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights
11/28/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Nov.22, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Students came together this week for team building activities and to get to know each other, as part of transitioning to the new school -- Swift Waters Elementary School -- in the fall.
UCDSB Names New Brockville Public School
11/23/2023
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to share that the new public school being built at 556 King St. West will be named Swift Waters Elementary School.
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UCDSB Trustees Elect New Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023-2024 
11/23/2023
The Upper Canada District School Board’s (UCDSB) Board of Trustees has elected Ward 3 Trustee Jamie Schoular as Chair and Ward 1 Trustee Lynda Johnston as Vice-Chair for 2023-2024. 
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Afaq Virk
CCVS Student Represents Canada at International Science Fair
11/17/2023
Afaq Virk, a Grade 12 student at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) and one of the current Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Trustees, is garnering international attention on his science fair project about assistive technology.
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Hazel Pevere
Chimo Elementary Student is Novice Boxing Champion
11/14/2023
Hazel Pevere is a Grade 8 student at Chimo Elementary School in Smiths Falls, and after some hard-fought bouts is the new Ontario Boxing Champion in the 57kg Novice Female Division!
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Almonte Students Take Part in Unique Act of Remembrance
11/10/2023
A group of students from Almonte’s R. Tait McKenzie Public School gathered at Auld Kirk Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 8 for a unique, hands-on act of remembrance to honour fallen military veterans.
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Board Meetings
Highlights from the November 8 Board of Trustees Meeting
11/10/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Nov.8, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Students using the Climate Action Kits.
Digital Learning with an Environmental Spin
11/06/2023
The UCDSB Digital Learning Team has been hitting the road again this school year with high tech tools aimed at sparking the imagination of students in a digital world. On Thursday, Nov. 2, team members Bryan Kearney and Shelley Murphy stopped by South Crosby Public School in Elgin with the popular Climate Action Kits for an immersive day of coding with an environmental spin!
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UCDSB Launches First Ever Holocaust Education Week
11/02/2023
“Every Holocaust survivor’s story is a love story…the love of life, family and freedom,”— this is the powerful message that students from North Grenville District High School heard from Andy Rèti. Rèti is a child survivor of the Holocaust and was a guest speaker at the school in late October to help provide some context to students for the upcoming UCDSB Holocaust Education Week.
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Increased Safety Measures at UCDSB Schools Today
11/01/2023
We’ve been made aware by police that there is a potential threat against French Catholic Schools and English Catholic Schools in some areas of Ontario today. Police are investigating the matter.
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Board Meetings
Highlights from the October 25 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/27/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Oct.25, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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UCDSB Expands Special Education Support and Reading Resources
10/26/2023
The Upper Canada District School Board has made another significant investment in special education, allocating an additional $2.5 million in Ministry of Education funding to hire new special education teachers to support students across our district.
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Where Does Bella Go?
Student-Teacher Duo Publishes Children’s Book “Where Does Bella Go?”
10/25/2023
Iroquois Public School teacher Christine Brady and budding artist Ella Parsons, a Grade 7 student at Pleasant Corners Public School (PCPS), are thrilled to announce the release of their children’s book, "Where Does Bella Go?", published in September 2023.
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Supporting Students During Challenging Events
10/24/2023
World events such as mass violence, wide-spread political unrest, natural disasters, or even the death of a significant public figure can have negative impacts on local communities, individual families, teens, and children.
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UCDSB Local Government Week
Municipality of Mississippi Mills welcomes UCDSB students for Local Government Week
10/23/2023
Students from four Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools received a first-hand look on how municipal governments operate, including a meet and greet with Mississippi Mills Mayor Christa Lowry, and tour of the municipal offices and public works department on October 17, coinciding with Local Government Week, October 16-20.
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Walk for Wenjack
UCDSB Schools Participate in Walk for Wenjack Events, Raising Funds and Promoting Reconciliation
10/23/2023
Students from schools across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) are showing their commitment to reconciliation by participating in Walk for Wenjack events, in support of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. These events aim to raise awareness and funds while honouring the memory of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy who lost his life while attempting to walk 600 kilometers back to his family from a residential school in 1966.
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WPS Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Completion of Williamstown Public School Addition
10/20/2023
Today, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), local dignitaries and members of the South Glengarry community celebrated the grand opening of the Williamstown Public School addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This occasion marks the completion of a $6.6 million expansion project, funded by the Ministry of Education and UCDSB renewal funds.
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Board Meeting
Highlights from the October 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/13/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Oct.11, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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Support for those impacted by attacks on Israel
10/10/2023
Our thoughts are with staff, students, families and community members who have been impacted by the terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians and the crisis that has unfolded.
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Gold Certified Healthy School
Avonmore Elementary School is a Two-Time, Gold-Certified Healthy School
10/03/2023
The 2022-2023 school year marked the second year in a row that Avonmore Elementary School has earned an Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) Healthy School gold certification from Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada). The school's dedication to promoting physical and mental well-being garnered attention during the kickoff of the first-ever National Healthy Schools Week (Oct. 2-6), which included a special visit from PHE Canada.
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Highlights from the September 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
09/28/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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UCDSB Recognizes Orange Shirt Day
09/27/2023
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (commonly called Orange Shirt Day) is recognized on September 30 each year to commemorate the tragic residential school experience, honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
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UCDSB Statement Regarding Protests
09/20/2023
There is a very small number of protesters at some of our schools and administrative sites today. We know this event impacts our students and staff, especially the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The UCDSB actively supports our legal and ethical responsibility to uphold the rights of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
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Char-Lan Cultivates the Ag Future with Annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day
09/19/2023
Char-Lan District High School's annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day not only marked another successful year of celebrating the community's rich agricultural heritage, but also served as the official kickoff for the Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major (Ag SHSM) program for the academic year. This tradition, which began in 2016, has grown to become an integral part of the school's commitment to fostering a strong connection between agriculture and the local community.
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Highlights from the September 13 Board of Trustees Meeting
09/15/2023
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, for the first meeting of the 2023-2024 school year. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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