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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.

Board Celebration Night
UCDSB Recognizes Excellence at Board Celebration Evening
06/12/2024
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) celebrated its outstanding employees on Monday, June 10 during the annual Board Celebration Evening at North Grenville District High School. Thirty-six UCDSB individuals were recognized with one of four UCDSB awards – Service Excellence Award, Ontario Principals’ Council Award of Character, Trustee Innovation Award and Director’s Red Apple Award.
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Highlights from the June 5 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/11/2024
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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VCI Dance Program
VCI Celebrates Ongoing Success of Real-World Learning Dance Program
06/06/2024
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) is encouraging students to express themselves through dance with its real-world learning (RWL) project, an inclusive after-school for credit dance program that has been thriving since its inception last year. Designed for students of all grades, levels, and talents, this initiative underscores the importance of dance as an art form within school communities and highlights VCI’s commitment to fostering creativity and community spirit.
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Students pose at the BCI Fashion Show.
A Fashion Show with an Environmental Twist at Brockville Collegiate Institute
05/31/2024
Last week students in the Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) Fashion Class partnered with the school’s Green Team to hold a glamourous fashion show with an environmental twist. The event highlighted the negative impacts of fast fashion on our planet while showcasing the trendy options available at local thrift stores.
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Cheque Presentation
Montague Public School Raises $4000 for C4K Foundation, Local Charities
05/30/2024
Students from Montague Public School rewarded four local charities in May, after raising more than $4,000 through their core French Real-World Learning project, ‘Café Days.’
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We Were Here
UCDSB Students Breathe Life into History with We Were Here Project
05/30/2024
On May 27, 12 schools from across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) gathered at the North Grenville Municipal Centre for a showcase event, highlighting their participation in the ‘We Were Here’ initiative, in collaboration with The Hill 70 Memorial Project.
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Perth and District Collegiate Institute Receives Funding for Theatre Upgrades
05/28/2024
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is happy to announce that the school theatre at Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) will be receiving a significant upgrade. The UCDSB recently allocated more than $100,000 to be invested in the theatre.
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Board Meeting
Highlights from the May 22 Board of Trustees Meeting
05/28/2024
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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EOSSAA Track
UCDSB Students Bring Home Gold at EOSSAA Track and Field
05/28/2024
Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) athletes won more than 30 gold medals at the 2024 Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) Track and Field Championships, held May 23 and 24 at Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville.
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Laggan PS Terry Fox
Laggan PS and Char-Lan DHS Receive Top Honours for Terry Fox Fundraising Efforts
05/23/2024
For the third consecutive year, both Laggan Public School and Char-Lan District High School are the proud recipients of the Ted Kennedy Legacy Award.
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OPP and UCDSB Partner to Bring Safe and Inclusive Schools and Communities Book Packs to Schools
OPP and UCDSB Partner to Bring Safe and Inclusive Schools and Communities Book Packs to Schools
05/17/2024
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has teamed up with the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to bring books that emphasize safe and inclusive communities to schools in Lanark County.
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Russell Township Council Meeting
Russell Council Honors Russell PS Students for Acts of Bravery
05/16/2024
At the regularly scheduled Russell Township Council meeting on May 13, council awarded Russell Public School (RPS) Grade 6 student Rory Renwick with a Citizen Recognition Medallion, a symbol of gratitude from Russell Township and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), for the compassion, courage, and leadership she demonstrated during a bus accident on April 22, 2024.
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PCPS Students
Young Entrepreneurs, Big Ideas: PCPS KIDpreneurship Project Empowers Grade 5-7 Students
05/14/2024
The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving at Pleasant Corners Public School (PCPS), where four classes from Grade 5 to Grade 7 are embarking on a journey of innovation and business expertise through the KIDpreneurship project.
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UCDSB Board Meeting
May 8 Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights
05/10/2024
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows.
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2024 Skills Competition
UCDSB Students Bring Home Gold and Silver Medals at Provincial Skills Competition
05/10/2024
Forty talented students from the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) showcased their skills and dedication at the 2024 Skills Ontario Competition held in Toronto, May 6-7. These students, who had previously qualified at the SKLZ competition, SKLZ carpentry competition, SLZ intermediate competition and the Skills Ontario Qualifier, demonstrated their expertise across various disciplines, representing the school board with pride.
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QES Walk for Water
Queen Elizabeth School Students Raise Awareness for Clean Drinking Water in 2nd Annual Event
05/09/2024
A Real-World Learning project that began in 2023, morphed into a larger event for 2024, with two Perth-area schools gathering for the 2nd annual Walk for Water to raise awareness for clean drinking water in Canada.
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Students dining at the SFDCI International Cafe
Global Cuisine Served up at Smiths Falls DCI International Café
05/06/2024
The alluring aroma of authentic Thai cuisine filled the air on Wednesday, May 1 as students at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) transformed the school foyer into an International Café, complete with a delicious six-course meal and a lesson on the rich culture and history of Thailand.
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Caleb Popcorn Stall
Beckwith Public School Student Sells $3,000 Worth of Popcorn in One Day for School Fundraiser
05/03/2024
A project to engage a Grade 3 student with autism at Beckwith Public School has grown into an a-maize-ing success, after he sold more than 1,500 bags of popcorn in a one-day school fundraiser.
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Cambridge PS
Cambridge PS Students Take Action Towards a Greener School
04/26/2024
Students at Cambridge Public School (CPS) are spearheading sustainability initiatives aimed at fostering a greener, more environmentally conscious future for their school community and beyond.
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Registering for Kindergarten
Registering Your Child for Kindergarten - 101
01/10/2024
Starting Kindergarten marks an exciting chapter for families. In this pivotal stage, children learn the fundamentals of math and literacy but also develop independence, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think critically about their surroundings.
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