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.
October 17-23 is National School Safety Week. This year’s theme is Take a Bite out of Bad Eating Habits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upper Grand District School Board secondary students had the opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Day on October 6.
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.
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.
Spotlight on schools
On October 12, Norwell District Secondary School students embarked on a race through the Palmerston community for the second annual Amazing Race challenge.