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. 

Provide your input on renaming the UGDSB’s Guelph Board Office

The Upper Grand District School Board has received a request to rename the Guelph Board Office. We are seeking input in this process. 

CCVI holds second annual Diwali formal event

Last week, students and staff at Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute (CCVI) let their lights shine as they commenced their Diwali Dinner and Dance with a candle lighting ceremony. 

United Way returns for its 2023 ‘Better Is Possible’ campaign

The United Way has always believed that ‘Better is Possible and has returned for its annual campaign.

Upper Grand SHSM students spend the day learning about film

On November 15, 2023, Specialist High Skills Major students from Centre Wellington District High School embarked on an exciting journey into the realm of videography at the Ed Video Media Arts Centre.

UGDSB student embraces the giving spirit 

Last week and this week, Mitchell Woods Public School has been hosting their annual holiday food drive for The West Willow Village Community Development Co-operative. 

It is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – Here’s how you can educate yourself and your child/ren

November 19 to 25, 2023 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. Each year, Ontario designates the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (BAPW) to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.