Alethia O’Hara-Stephenson appointed to UGDSB Board of Trustees

At a Special Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board, the Board of Trustees appointed Alethia O’Hara-Stephenson to fill the trustee vacancy representing the Town of Orangeville.

UG SHSM students participate in Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneur Day

On November 29, 2023, Specialist High Skills Major students from John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute visited Shelldale Community Centre to participate in an Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneur Day.

UGDSB students rise to the challenge for 2023 CBC Music challenge

Upper Grand District School Board students and staff are showcasing their musical talents by submitting pieces to the 2023 CBC Music’s Canadian Music Class Challenge.

Wellness Works: This December we look at Authenticity

Did you know that studies have linked authenticity with increased levels of happiness, personal growth, improved self-esteem and better relationships? So, where do you start?

GCVI students set to perform at River Run Centre

On December 7, the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute’s Chamber Choir is set to perform at the River Run Centre with Susan Aglukark.

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

Your voice matters! Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

At the November 28, 2023, Board meeting, four (4) policies were released for public consultation. All policy pages can be accessed on the website ( or by using the links below. Feedback is welcome until January 12, 2024.

Trustee Ralf Mesenbrink acclaimed as Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board

Trustee Ralf Mesenbrink, school board trustee for Wards 2, 3 and 4 in the City of Guelph, was acclaimed Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board at the Board Meeting on November 28, 2023.

UG students attend interactive agricultural career fair

Last week Thursday, AgScape, Grand River Agricultural Society, and the UGDSB collaborated to host a day-long career fair for more than 600 students.

John F. Ross teacher receives Governor General’s teaching award

Congratulations to Erin Doupe, from John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute, who was named the recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Teaching Excellence.