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2016-17 EQAO test results released for literacy, reading, writing and math

Results from the province’s 2016-17 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests have been released for school boards across Ontario, including the Upper Grand District School Board.

Westminster Woods PS students to solve real-world problems in LEGO STEM challenge

Westminster Woods PS students are tackling real-world water problems, by competing in a global science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenge. Two teams from the Guelph school have entered the FIRST LEGO League Challenge – which will see thousands of students compete this fall.

Bringing poverty awareness with HatsOnDufferin

An organization in Dufferin County is bringing poverty awareness to the forefront this November by donating winter hats to those in need.

Attention drivers: Know the rules of the road around school crossing guards

Drivers play an important role in keeping our school communities safe. Municipalities are reminding drivers of the rules of the road with regards to school crossing guards.

Norwell DSS installs solar powered charging station in the school’s Nature Nook

An innovative new feature at Norwell District Secondary School is teaching students about renewable energy, while helping to conserve the amount of energy being used at the high school. Over the summer, the school installed a solar cell charging station, which features a mini solar array on the roof that powers a charging station inside the school.

Upper Grand, Let’s talk about YouthTALK

YouthTALK is a program that the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin has offered over the last number of years.

William C. Winegard PS students and staff celebrate Dr. Winegard’s 93rd birthday

It was a beautiful day for a big birthday celebration. On Friday, the students and staff at William C. Winegard Public School celebrated the 93rd birthday of the school’s namesake, Dr. William C. Winegard.

Teacher-Librarians explore innovation, new ideas for makerspaces and more at Creating Connections event

Teacher-Librarians from across the Upper Grand District School Board spent Monday evening discussing what it means to innovate, ways to unlock creativity, and more at the Creating Connections workshop.

Trustees praise performance and objectives of UGDSB Senior Administration

At the August meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board, trustees were presented a report detailing the objectives and achievements of UGDSB senior staff.

‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’ – World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10

On September 10, the Upper Grand District School Board will join people from across Canada and around the world in recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day.