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UGDSB to host Centre Wellington Community Meeting

The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with our regional partners, invites Centre Wellington community members to the first in a series of community engagement meetings aimed at violence reduction and suicide prevention. The Centre Wellington community has experienced much loss and tragedy over the past decade, including recent events that have brought the issues of transphobia and homophobia to the forefront.

After-school program looks to bust stress for UGDSB students

The Upper Grand District School Board has teamed up with Strong Minds, Strong Kids Psychology Canada (SMSKPC) Canada to deliver a virtual after school program that will teach students stress management strategies.

Considerations around Halloween, equity and COVID-19 safety

With Halloween fast approaching, all schools have been asked to consider and revise their plans for Spirit Days, including Halloween. The goal for all Upper Grand District School Board schools is that if Spirit Days are celebrated, they are planned carefully to ensure inclusivity.

UGDSB Cooperative Education Employer of the Week (Oct. 18, 2021)

Each week, the UGDSB highlights a different employer or organization in our community that supports Upper Grand students through cooperative education. This week, Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario.

UGDSB celebrates Local Government Week

The UGDSB is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week.

UGDSB continues to plan for restart of Community Use of Schools program

The board is currently working through the process of safely re-introducing permits for Community Use of Schools and we anticipate having further information available by the end of the month. The UGDSB supports the use of school/board facilities by community members and we look forward to being in the position to once again offer spaces this fall.

John F. Ross CVI alum wins Nobel Prize

John F. Ross CVI alum , David Card receives recognition on the world stage after winning the Nobel Prize for economics.

John F. Ross CVI explores food sustainability for World Food Day

Students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute “grew” their understanding of food sustainability for World Food Day.

Update on secondary inter-school athletics (Oct. 13, 2021)

We wanted to provide secondary students and families with an update regarding the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics. We know that students and families are eagerly awaiting the return of indoor sports and we believe that athletics is an important part of high school life. 

October is Islamic Heritage Month

The month of October is Islamic Heritage Month, which was officially established by the Canadian government in 2007. Islamic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of Islam, the vast diversity within Islam, and to break down stereotypes and beliefs that interrupt our goals of inclusion.