Wellness Works: October’s theme is cognitive flexibility

This month, Upper Grand District School Board schools are exploring cognitive flexibility, as part of the ongoing Wellness Works initiative. Cognitive flexibility is important for innovating, coming up with new ideas and solving problems, and is essential to creativity.

Gateway Drive PS begins development of community garden

Gateway Drive Public School in partnership with Parkwood Garden Neighborhood group have successfully established the first out of four phases for their community garden project.

Spencer Ave PS develops Makerspace in library

Spencer Avenue Public School has developed a space where students can create, tinker and play. 

UGDSB Board Meeting Highlights for September 2022

The September meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on September 27, 2022. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

The UGDSB recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day

September 26 to September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Week. UGDSB staff have created numerous resources and opportunities to support staff and student learning.

Municipal elections: See who’s running for school board trustee in your community

As municipal elections quickly approach, now is the opportunity to get to know what each school board trustee candidate is running on before election day on October 24.

John F. Ross CVI alumni develops “Wellness 4 All” initiative

Former John F. Ross CVI student, Alexandra Elmslie, created the online database Wellness 4 All to provide mental health resources for students with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parents/Guardians: The next North Wellington Hub meeting is October 12, 2022

Parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub. The next Hub meeting is October 12, 2022, at 7pm.

Help the UGDSB make positive change – complete the Student Census today!

The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12. Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students. 

Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Returning to school in the fall can result in mixed emotions including excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and worry.  As we work to build and strengthen wellness skills, we are essentially building a strong foundation, a toolbox of strategies, to help your child/ren as they move through this school year in their own, unique and individual way.