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Local water projects get $3,000 grant from State Farm Insurance

“Use a refillable water bottle!” That’s what the Water Rockers from Erin Public School and Montgomery Village Public School in Orangeville will be telling their schools and communities. The Water Rockers project brings almost 120 students together to raise awareness about global and local water issues.

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Highlights of the November 2014 Board Meeting

The November 2014 meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was
held on Tuesday, November 25. Highlights from the meeting include a report on a new elementary school for East Guelph, principal and vice-principal appointments, and financial statements.

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Two new grade 9 programs coming to Norwell DSS in September 2015

When grade 8 students fill in their
option sheets for the courses they want to take in grade 9, they will
have two new options at Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston. The Hockey Skills Development Program
will give students up to five hours on the ice in a two credit package.
Those interested in the arts can take two bundled courses in the Arts
Performance Project (APP), taking classes off-site at the Drayton
Festival Theatre.

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UGDSB announces winner of environmental slogan contest

CWDHS student Hannah L. with a new Live Green - Learn Green - Go Green poster

“Live Green. Learn Green. Go Green.” is the Upper Grand District School Board’s new environmental slogan.

To launch its new, board-wide focus on environmental stewardship, the UGDSB held a slogan contest for all students. The winning entry, selected as the favourite of the board’s environment committee, was written by Centre Wellington DHS grade 9 student Hannah L.

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Official opening École Arbour Vista Public School

Photo illustration of École Arbour Vista Public School with red ribbon being cut

The Upper Grand District School Board invites you to attend the Official Opening of École Arbour Vista Public School, 200 McCann Street in Guelph, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Open House and refreshments to follow. RSVP by October 31st, 2014 to Anne Bonnar  at 519-766-4555 or email anne.bonnar@ugdsb.on.ca.

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Board highlights from October 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

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Walking and cycling to school is the healthy option

 

Friday, October 10 students from Ken Danby PS and Holy Trinity CS marked “International Walk to School Month” by walking to school with parents, school board staff, trustees, Guelph city staff, Guelph police officers, Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge and Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. The Upper Grand District School Board is one of …

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First Nation artist Michael Cywink at Ottawa Crescent PS

Michael Cywink outlines images on the muralStudents at work with paint brushes

Last week (Sept. 29-Oct. 3) Ottawa Crescent PS welcomed artist Michael Cywink for a week-long mural creation project involving the entire school. Kudos to teacher Michelle Hornett for orchestrating this opportunity through the Aboriginal Artists in Schools program. Look for the gorgeous murals to be hung in the library.

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Board meeting highlights from September 30, 2014

The September 2014 meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, September 30. The following are highlights from the meeting.

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Minto-Clifford students to get temporary walkway

Upper Grand District School Board representatives, the Town of Minto and the developer of the former Harriston Senior Public School property have agreed to a temporary walkway for students to access Minto-Clifford Central Public School. The temporary walkway will be available once the George Street reconstruction is completed. This is estimated to be by the end of October.

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