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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.