Secondary students in Upper Grand high schools who were eligible to write the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year have achieved an 82% success rate, while Grade 9 math students continued to outperform many of their peers across the province. View our media releases, 2014 Literacy Test results released and 2014 EQAO test results released for Grade 9 Math , or head straight to the data at www.ugdsb.ca/eqao .
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Upper Grand District School Board EQAO test results for Grades 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Math have been released. For details, see our media release, Primary and Junior EQAO results released , and the 2014 EQAO Board Reports .
The third public information session for the Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym at Kenilworth PS, 7478 Sideroad 7 West, Kenilworth. Options being considered by the Accommodation Review Committee will be presented. Parents and the community will be invited to share their concerns, opinions and ideas. For more information about the review visit www.ugdsb.ca/wnar.
Twenty senior history students from three high schools will embark on an immersive journey into the past beginning this February. Read the media release: Digital Historian Project comes to Dufferin County schools and museum.
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo, Wellington, and Dufferin will be holding several drop in times for people looking for information, education, or support in the Fergus community.
Drop Ins will be held on September 9th and 16th at JD Hogarth Public School Library (360 Belsyde Avenue) in Fergus from 4:30-7:00pm, and on Sept.11th and 18th at CMHA-WWD’s Office in Fergus (234 St.Patrick Street E.) from 4:30-7:00pm.
Please remember that if you or someone you know are in crisis call “Here 24/7” at 1-844-437-3247.
On September 10th, communities all across Canada will gather to show their support for suicide prevention. View poster for local resources and activities (PDF)
The August 2014 meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The following are highlights from the meeting.
The Upper Grand District School Board’s Annual Report for 2013 has been released. A focus of the report are the three goals of the current Strategic Plan: Student Achievement, Energizing Staff and Public Confidence. Director’s Annual Report 2013 (PDF)
Montgomery Village Public School (MVPS) in Orangeville has received an Honourble Mention for the 2014 Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability. The non-profit charity Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) uses the award to recognize schools that have responded to community challenges with creativity, responsible citizenship and innovative action. To learn more about why MVPS was recognized, check out this interview with Grade 3/4 teacher Marc Mailhot (bottom half of the page, under “Learning to Love Worms”).