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Public sector salary disclosure

GUELPH, Ontario (March 31, 2009) — As required by the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the Upper Grand District School Board is required to disclose to the public the names and salaries of all employees who earn over $100,000 a year. The following table provides the information for the 2008 calendar year.

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Primary and Junior (Grade 3 and 6) EQAO results released

GUELPH, Ontario (September 17, 2009) — Results for Upper Grand District School Board primary (grade 3) and junior (grade 6) students who wrote the provincial EQAO Assessments in May show that students’ scores increased in four of the six areas covered – primary writing (up five percent) and math (up one point), and junior reading and math (up three and one percent) – and in all areas are hovering near provincial averages.

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Literacy test results show improvement

GUELPH, Ontario (June 10, 2009) — Upper Grand students are staying ahead of the provincial average when it comes to success on the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) with the greatest gains being made by the students who study at the applied level.

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Parent and community engagement to support Student Success

GUELPH, Ontario (March 11, 2009) — School administrators, trustees, teachers, parents and community representatives are invited to attend a day long conference, Parents and Communities as Partners: Engaging in School and Student Success being held in April 28 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre.

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Major gains made by students in provincial EQAO grade 9 math assessments

GUELPH, Ontario (September 17) — Students in grade 9 mathematics programs at Upper Grand secondary schools continue to achieve above provincial averages in the annual EQAO assessments showing a five percentage point gain for students studying at the applied level, and six percentage points for those in academic programs.

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Learn about the high school experience

(January 5, 2009) — Do you have a son or daughter who will be attending an Upper Grand secondary school beginning in September 2009? Plan to attend your school’s Grade 8 Parents’ Night.

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Knock your socks off for Terry Fox

GUELPH, Ontario (October 26, 2009) — Students at Westwood Public School, Guelph raised 1530 pounds (695 kg) of coins in the school’s annual Knock off your Socks for Terry Fox Campaign.

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Guelph elementary schools take gold and bronze in the elementary Skills Canada Competition

GUELPH, Ontario (May 5, 2009) — Ken Danby Public School, Guelph, and Primrose Elementary School in Shelburne won gold and bronze medals in the Construction Technology and Video Production Technology respectively at the Elementary Skills Canada competition at Kitchener’s RIM Park on Monday May 4.

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Guelph girl publishes new Robert Munsch book for charity

GUELPH, Ontario (June 12, 2009) — A new book written by acclaimed children’s author Robert Munsch and published by an eight-year-old girl from Guelph, Ont., goes on sale today in support of Children of Bukati, a charity that supports more than 650 HIV/AIDS orphans at Bukati Primary School in Butula, Kenya, by providing pencils, school uniforms and a lunch program.

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Centre Wellington boundary and program changes approved

GUELPH, Ontario (February 26, 2009) — After deferring a decision on boundary and program changes for seven Centre Wellington elementary schools from the December board meeting to the February meeting, trustees approved changes to move the French Immersion (FI) program into two schools (currently it’s in three schools), create a new grade 7-8 program and to adjust various school boundaries to have children living in Fergus attending Fergus schools, beginning in September 2009.

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