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Open letter to Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
08/12/2019
An Open Letter from the Upper Canada District School Board to Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
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You Provide the Student and We'll Provide the Rest
08/08/2019
All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the necessary regular classroom supplies, such as pencils/pens, erasers, glue, and paper.
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Westminster Students Raise $3600 for Students in Need
06/27/2019
Through the school’s annual fundraiser, Westminster Public School students raised $3,600 to help their peers who may be in financial need.
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Big BaNG Drumming Group Celebrates Much Success
06/26/2019
Big baNG, North Grenville District High School’s (NGDHS) African drumming group has had a successful year, winning gold at the national competition and performing at many local events.
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2019-20 Principal and Vice Principal Appointments
06/24/2019
The 2019-2020 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Principal and Vice-Principal appointments were released on June 24 and will be effective September 1, 2019.
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UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
06/21/2019
The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget.
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Glengarry District High School Wins OFSAA Boys’ A Soccer Championship
06/17/2019
Glengarry District High School won the OFSAA Boys’ A Soccer Championship on June 8 in Ancaster, Ontario by defeating Ridley College of St. Catharines 6-5 in a shootout following double overtime.
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Highlights from June 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/13/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 for a special board meeting. The focus of the meeting was to finalize the Board’s budget deliberations.
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Manitoba Students Enjoy Rideau Hospitality
06/13/2019
21 students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Swan River, Manitoba returned home June 10 after an exchange week with Rideau District High School students.
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UCDSB Students Inspired by Recent Barack Obama Talk
06/12/2019
Recently 15 Upper Canada District School Board Students had the opportunity to see Barack Obama speak when the former President of the United States of America was in Ottawa.
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Five UCDSB Students Take Home OFSAA Gold
06/11/2019
Five Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students from four schools across the region were awarded gold medals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, held June 6 - 8 in Guelph.
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Gananoque Student Wins Gold in Javelin at OFSAA
06/10/2019
Kaylee Clark, a grade 10 student at Gananoque Secondary School (GSS) took home gold in Junior Girls javelin at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, held June 6 - 8 in Guelph.
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Spirit of the Drum Traditional Powwow Attracts Hundreds to Celebrate Indigenous Culture and Reconciliation
06/10/2019
The Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) Spirit of the Drum Traditional Powwow attracted hundreds to Smiths Falls Saturday and Sunday to enjoy Indigenous dancing, and information booths about First Nations culture.
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Brockville Students Reveal their Aquatarium Interactive Displays
06/07/2019
Approximately 160 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students from four Brockville elementary schools gathered at the Brockville Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing on June 6 to showcase their year-long experiential learning projects.
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Highlights from June 5 Board of Trustees Meeting
06/06/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to discuss two agenda items
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Drummond Central School and Algonquin College Dig into Developing Outdoor Education Space
06/05/2019
On June 4, Drummond Central School started phase one of its outdoor project, dubbed Planting for the Future. This is a multi-phase initiative that will see the abundance of outdoor area at the school be converted into a rich outdoor learning space for students.
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Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night
06/04/2019
The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday, June 3 during the school board’s 2019 Celebration Night. The awards ceremony was held at North Grenville District High School and celebrated recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer Recognition Award, and Director’s Award of Merit, and the Ontario Principals’ Council Award of Character.
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UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone
06/03/2019
After receiving the 2018 Terry Fox Run results, the Terry Fox Foundation has informed the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) that their family of schools has surpassed the million-dollar fundraising goal at $1,437,006 to date.
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Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Indigenous Culture With Students at Rockland District High School
05/31/2019
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell visited Rockland District High School Thursday, May 30, for a special event that celebrated Indigenous culture and the value of reconciliation.
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Dozens of UCDSB Students Win Gold at 2019 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships
05/27/2019
Upper Canada District School Board athletes won more than three dozen gold medals at the 2019 EOSSAA Track and Field Championships, held May 23 and 24 at Thousand Islands Secondary School.
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Board of Trustees
Trustees Approve Special Education Pilot Project for 2019-20 School Year
05/27/2019
As part of ongoing efforts to modernize programming for students, Superintendent Ron Ferguson has presented Trustees with a review of the district’s Special Education Program, which contained recommendations that would enhance the current direction for delivering special education in the Upper Canada District School Board.
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Brockville Collegiate Institute Students Win Gold at Canada-Wide Science Fair
05/24/2019
 Two Brockville Collegiate Institute students won gold at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 15-17 in Federicton, NB.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Bridgewood Students Learn the Art and Science of Maple Syrup Making
03/26/2019
Students at Bridgewood Public School are in their second week of making maple syrup, a unique experience for many of them. The students tapped a total of 40 trees on the school’s property and have collected more than 50 gallons of sap so far.
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Three UCDSB Schools Advance to Provincial Skills Competition
03/22/2019
Glengarry District High School (GDHS) hosted the 2019 Intermediate Skills Ontario Regional Qualifier on Thursday, March 21 with 112 students competing to advance to the Skills Ontario Competition in May.
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UCDSB Rocked their Socks for World Down Syndrome Day
03/21/2019
Staff and students across the Upper Canada School Board celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) today by “rocking” their mismatched socks.
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Longue Sault Public School Students Learn about History and Collaboration through Dance
03/19/2019
Longue Sault Public School students discovered popping, whacking, rocking and locking on Monday during a performance by the Bboyizm Street Dance Company.
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UCDSB Reviews Impact of Ministry of Education’s New Vision for Education in Ontario
03/18/2019
On Friday, the Provincial Government announced its plan to modernize classrooms and learning for students across the province. Some of the key elements of that announcement were: a provincial focus on e-learning, new standards for cellphone use in classrooms, increased class sizes at the secondary level, new curriculum for math, further guidelines for the health and physical education curriculum, changes to hiring practices, and additional funding support for student transportation.
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2019 Trustee Innovation Awards
Nominations Open for 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards
03/18/2019
Nominations are open for the 2019 Upper Canada District School Board Trustee Innovation Awards.
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BCI Accepting Dress Donations
03/18/2019
Brockville Collegiate Institute’s (BCI) Relying on Other Teen Support (R.O.O.T.S) team is working to build a prom and graduation dress inventory for their event called 27 Dresses and Counting, to be held in early April.
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Thousand Islands Elementary School Students Learn Yoga
03/08/2019
Thousand Islands Elementary School (TIES) students learned yoga Friday, discovering ways to stay fit and regulate their emotions.
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UCDSB Shines Light on Accomplished Musician and Student for International Women’s Day
03/08/2019
Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s focus is on building a gender balanced future. The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to recognize this day and to boast the achievements of women within our school district.
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Almonte DHS Boys’ Basketball Team Wins OFSAA Gold
03/07/2019
Almonte District High School won the OFSAA Boys’ A Basketball Championship in London, Ont. on Wednesday, defeating Ottawa’s Notre Dame High School 68-65 to take the title. It is the first OFSAA gold for the ADHS boys’ basketball team in 32 years.
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TR Leger’s Doorway to Hope Exhibit Shines Light on Youth Homelessness
03/06/2019
The TR Leger Smiths Falls Campus hosted the Doorway to Hope Exhibit Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about youth homelessness.
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Board of Trustees
Highlights from February 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
03/05/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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Smiths Falls DCI Students Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement
03/05/2019
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute has been honoured with a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement for the creation and organization of the Spirit of the Drum Education Powwows.
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Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Girls Win Gold at EOSSAA Open Curling Championships
03/01/2019
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute won gold Wednesday, February 27 in the girls’ competition at the EOSSAA Open Curling Championships.
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Multiple UCDSB Students Qualify for Skills Ontario Competition After Regional Event
02/27/2019
Twenty-four students from the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) have qualified for the Skills Ontario Competition, to be held May 6-8 in Toronto
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Williamstown Public School Skate-a-thon Raises $5,000 for New Computers
02/26/2019
The Williamstown Public School (WPS) Skate-a-thon, held on Friday, February 22, raised nearly $5,000. The funds will be used to buy eight new computers.
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Almonte District High School Wins 2019 EOSSAA Senior Boys’ A Basketball Championship
02/22/2019
Almonte District High School won the 2019 EOSSAA Senior Boys’ A Basketball Championship, held February 20-21 in Elgin at Rideau District High School
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Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition Slated for February 26 at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall
02/21/2019
The Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition will take place Tuesday, February 26 at the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College.
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Student Senate Elects New 2019-20 Student Trustee
02/20/2019
On Friday, February 15 the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senators met for their third quarterly meeting and elected a new Student Trustee for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Students Learn about Indigenous Tradition of Environmental Stewardship at iLead Day
02/15/2019
Students from the Upper Canada District School Board’s Indigenous Leadership program gathered at the Brockville Aquatarium yesterday to learn about traditional environmental stewardship.
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South Crosby Public School Hosts Valentine’s Breakfast
02/14/2019
Upper Canada District School Board’s South Crosby Public School hosted their 9th annual Senior’s Valentine Breakfast on Thursday, February 14.
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UCDSB Student Success Snapshot, February
02/13/2019
Clairese Wilson, a 16-year-old student from Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI), will be graduating this year after just three years of high school. She’s been diligent and focused both in the classroom and out, but emphasized the help and support of BCI teachers and staff have made this possible.
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VCI Student Wins Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
02/11/2019
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) student Madeleine Fortin has won the prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, which is awarded by the Governor General.
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Lyn Public School Hosts Fundraising Breakfast
02/11/2019
Today the students from Lyn Public School kicked off their spirit week with a pajama day and pancake breakfast to help raise funds for the Champions of Kids Foundation (C4K).
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Highlights from January 30 Board of Trustees Meeting
02/04/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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Brockville Collegiate Institute Red Rams Win 2019 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Championship
01/31/2019
Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) won the 2019 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Championship, held Wednesday, January 30 in Avonmore at Tagwi Secondary School.
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Thousand Islands Secondary School Wins Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Championship
01/30/2019
Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) won the 2019 Upper Canada Cup Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Championship, held Tuesday, January 29 in Avonmore at Tagwi Secondary School.
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UCDSB Schools Participate in Family Literacy Day
01/28/2019
North Stormont Public School, Oxford-on-Rideau Public School, and Beckwith Public School were some of the Upper Canada District School Board schools who organized activities on Friday, January 25, surrounding the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day.
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Senator Yvonne Boyer Visits Merrickville Public School
01/18/2019
Senator Yvonne Boyer visited Merrickville Public School Thursday, January 17 to talk to students about the Senate and the Métis Nation.
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Perth and District Collegiate Institute Hosts Community, Youth, Economy and Environment Conference
01/18/2019
Perth and District Collegiate Institute hosted the Community, Youth, Economy, and Environment Conference on Wednesday, January 16. The conference, organized by the school’s leadership class, challenged Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students to lessen their sector’s impact on the environment.
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Maynard Students Help Welcome New Canadian Families
01/14/2019
Members of Maynard Public School’s Student Council lead students in raising over $500 to purchase school items for four new refugees through the Refugees for Brockville program.
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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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Board of Trustees
Highlights from January 9 Board of Trustees Meeting
01/11/2019
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to discuss several agenda items.
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2018 Law Day
UCDSB Students Participate in Mock Trial to Celebrate Law Day
12/19/2018
Students from Rideau District High School (RDHS), Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS), and Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) participated in a mock trial Wednesday, December 18 to celebrate Law Day.
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SFDCI Players Make Harvard University Girls Rugby Team
12/19/2018
Two Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute girls’ rugby players have been accepted to Harvard University to play next year with its Ivy League championship rugby team.
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Highlights from December 12 Board of Trustees Meeting
12/14/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, December 12 to discuss several agenda items.
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SFDCI Hosts First Community Holiday Dinner
12/13/2018
On Thursday, December 14, Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) held its first Community Holiday Dinner. More than 190 people enjoyed the turkey feast and fellowship.
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Centennial ’67 Public School Hosts 41st Annual Christmas Dinner
12/13/2018
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from Centennial ’67 Public School in the Upper Canada District School Board invited their grandparents and members of the community to their 41st annual Grandparent Dinner on Wednesday, December 12 at the Drummond Building in Spencerville.
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Toniata Public School is a Top 10 Finalist for the CBC Music Challenge
12/13/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Toniata Public School placed in the top 10 for the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge for the Category MusiCounts Passion Prize this week.
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Chimo Elementary School Students Enjoy Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day
12/12/2018
Students at Chimo Elementary School enjoyed arcade games Tuesday, December 11 at the Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge Play Day.
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SFDCI to Host 2021 OFSAA Boys AA Basketball Championship
12/07/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board is excited to announce that Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) has won the bid to host the 2021 OFSAA Boys AA Basketball Championship.
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Director of Education Stephen Sliwa
Upper Canada District School Board Releases 2017-2018 Director’s Annual Report to the Community
12/07/2018
The 2017-2018 Director’s Annual Report, entitled Preparing Students for a Successful Life, was presented to trustees on Wednesday, December 5.
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Public School Board elects McAllister and MacPherson as Chair and Vice Chair
12/06/2018
Last night at the inaugural meeting of the 2018-2022 Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board Trustee John McAllister was elected as Chair of the Board and Trustee Bill MacPherson was elected as Vice Chair.
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Thousand Islands Secondary School Winning Math Team
Thousand Islands Secondary School Tops Regional Math Tournament in Kemptville
12/05/2018
A team from Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) won first overall at the Eastern Ontario Math League Tournament, held Friday, November 30 at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville.
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Ethan Cook
Board Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12/03/2018
Today, the Upper Canada District School Board is recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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UCDSB Secures Ministry Funding for New Brockville School
11/30/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to announce that it has received funding support of up to $1.6 million from the Ontario Ministry of Education, which is a key component to moving forward with building a new public elementary school in Brockville.
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Highlights from November 28 Board of Trustees Meeting
11/30/2018
Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, November 28 to discuss several agenda items and acknowledge outgoing trustees.
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Students Eyes Widened by Career Opportunities
11/28/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School (GISS) hosted a career fair in conjunctions with Keys Employment professionals on Wednesday, November 28. There was a total of 28 different careers highlighted at the event, including industrial engineering, armed forces, software engineering, massage therapy, event management and livestock nutrition.
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Power of Ideas Tour at Almonte DHS
UCDSB High School Chosen for Power of Ideas Tour
11/23/2018
Upper Canada District School Board’s Almonte District High School (ADHS) was one of 15 schools chosen this year for the Power of Ideas Tour that visited the school on November 21 and November 22.
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Front of Yonge Elementary School Hosts Multiple Speakers for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/23/2018
Upper Canada District School Board's Front of Yonge Elementary School welcomed nursing students, Constable Sandra Barr and inspirational speaker and a National Patient Ambassador for Shriners Hospital Isabella Rose, into their school for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which runs from November 18 - 24.
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Students Recognized for Academic Success at Hall of Excellence Ceremony
11/19/2018
The Upper Canada District School Board's Brockville Collegiate Institute held its annual Hall of Excellence ceremony on Saturday, November 17, honouring approximately 90 students with Faculty Awards and inducting two former graduates into the Hall of Excellence.
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UCDSB Encourages Collaboration at Leeds Grenville Economic Development Forum
11/19/2018
As the largest employer in the region, the Upper Canada District School Board was invited to attend and present at the 2018 Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit, held in Kemptville on Friday, November 16.
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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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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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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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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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Mercedez Covey
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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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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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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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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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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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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You Provide the Student, We’ll Provide the Rest!
07/31/2018
As stores ramp up their back-to-school advertising and parents start making lists of the items they need to pick up for the children for the for 2018-2019 school year, we want to remind families of what students need and what is supplied by Upper Canada District School Board schools
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