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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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Senator Yvonne Boyer
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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Student Caleb Marshall
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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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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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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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  Rugby Players Harvard Bound
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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Superintendent Tim Mills retires
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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Student enjoys playing arcade game
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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Chair Jeff McMillan Honoured
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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