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Turn those screens off and get outside – October 25 is Take Me Outside Day

October 25 is Take Me Outside Day. The Upper Grand District School board will be joining hundreds of other Canadian school boards to participate in this initiative.

Dress Purple Day to raise awareness for child abuse prevention

On October 24, the Upper Grand District School Board, Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County and Dufferin Child and Family Services are coming together to raise awareness for the protection of all children in our communities.

WHSS set to raise money for Warm Winter Wishes

Wellington Heights Secondary School Grade 12 Business Leadership class, along with teacher Barb Cowen, are hosting their Warm Winter Wishes fundraiser again this year.

Holocaust survivor speaks to Westside SS students

On October 17, Elly Gotz visited Westside Secondary School to speak to students about his life and his experience as a survivor of the Holocaust.

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.