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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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Kindergarten students to take virtual field trip to Santa’s workshop

GUELPH, Ontario (December 10, 2008) — Kindergarten students at three Upper Grand schools will take a virtual field trip to the North Pole to visit Santa in his workshop on Friday December 12.

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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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Bob Borden acclaimed for sixth term as chair of the Upper Grand District School Board

GUELPH, Ontario (December 2, 2009) — Bob Borden, trustee representing Orangeville, was as acclaimed to his sixth term as Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board, at the board’s Inaugural Meeting held on Tuesday, December 1. Trustee Ralph Edwards, who represents the Townships of Guelph/Eramosa (Wards 3 and 4), the Town of Erin and the Township of Puslinch, was elected Vice Chair. Their terms of office run until December, 2010.

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Experts: Steady increase in childhood, adolescent obesity an epidemic

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario (May 12, 2009) — The steady increase in children and adolescents living at an unhealthy weight has led some experts to call the issue an epidemic. Backed by strengthening support from its community, one local Orangeville school is finding success with Stride for Life, a fitness and fundraising event designed to promote active, healthy living among Dufferin Area residents.

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French immersion program for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 students to start in Orangeville in September 2009

GUELPH, Ontario (February 25, 2009) — A Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 French Immersion (FI) program will be implemented in Orangeville for Dufferin County students beginning in September 2009. Grades 7 and 8 will be added in the following two school years.

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Celebrate CYC Week

GUELPH, Ontario (April 30, 2009) — May 4 to 10 is Child and Youth Counsellor Week in Ontario!

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Bob Borden acclaimed for fifth term as chair of the Upper Grand District School Board

GUELPH, Ontario (December 2, 2008) — Bob Borden, trustee representing Orangeville, was acclaimed to his fifth term as Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board, at the board’s Inaugural Meeting held on Tuesday, December 2. Trustee Ralph Edwards, who represents the Townships of Guelph/Eramosa (Wards 3 and 4), the Town of Erin and the Township of Puslinch, was acclaimed as Vice Chair. Their terms of office run until December, 2009.

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Board and unions ratify contracts

GUELPH, Ontario (December 2, 2008) — The Upper Grand District School Board has ratified tentative agreements reached recently with four of its bargaining groups: CUPE Local 256, Office Clerical and Technical (OCT), Educational Assistants and Special Program Assistants (EA/SPA), and Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP). The unions have also ratified the contracts.

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Board and elementary teachers ratify tentative agreement

GUELPH, Ontario (April 30, 2009) — The Upper Grand District School Board and the Upper Grand Contract Teachers’ Local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are pleased to announce that they have ratified the tentative collective agreement reached on Thursday April 23.

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