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Statement from board staff on social media allegations

The board and all of our schools urge that anyone who has information about any allegations of sexual assault to please report it through the official channels – talk to a trusted adult (such as a parent/guardian, teacher, social worker or counsellor, principal) or report this information to the police. If you need help, there are supports available both inside and outside of our schools.

Take a bite out of bad eating habits this National School Safety Week

October 17-23 is National School Safety Week. This year’s theme is Take a Bite out of Bad Eating Habits.

Inuit students invited to take provincial survey on well-being

Inuit students in K-12 schools in Ontario are invited to participate in a survey on wellness. Tungasuvvingat Inuit, a provincial non-profit organization based in Ottawa, is conducting an Inuit student well-being research project in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

CCVI teacher brings lessons from World Judo Championship back to the classroom

Centennial CVI teacher Amanda McAlpine recently returned from an incredible experience at the Veterans’ World Judo Championships – and the lessons she learned at the tournament will carry on into the classroom in Guelph.

UGDSB teacher named a fellow at Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers’ Forum

Wellington Heights Secondary School teacher Glenn Wagner recently returned from Abu Dhabi where he was named a fellow at the Qudwa 2017 Global Teachers’ Forum.

Hundreds of grade 8 students plan out their next steps at Career Pathways

If you ever want to experience what pure excitement feels like, you may want to attend the next Career Pathways event. On Thursday, hundreds of grade 8 students were at the Hanlon Convention Centre in Guelph for Career Pathways Guelph-Wellington.

UGDSB staff visit Woodland Cultural Centre to learn about residential schools, reconciliation

On October 11, Upper Grand District School Board staff gathered at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford to get a firsthand look at residential schools and to learn about reconciliation.

UGDSB secondary students participate in Manufacturing Day

Upper Grand District School Board secondary students had the opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Day on October 6. 

UGDSB kicks off local United Way fundraising campaign

The Upper Grand DSB’s annual United Way Campaign will be kicking off in all schools and board offices on October 16 and will run until November 17.

Teaching students flexibility and efficiency in math through Number Talks

Teachers in the Upper Grand District School Board are helping to change the way we talk and think about math. In classrooms across the district, teachers are leading students in Number Talks – and it’s changing the way a lot of people think about math instruction.