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Trustees face decision as staff recommend closure of Kenilworth PS

GUELPH, Ontario – The staff of the Upper Grand District School Board will recommend to trustees that Kenilworth Public School be closed as of September 2015. Under the proposed scenario, referred to as Option 3 in the report, Kenilworth students south of Side Road 3 would attend Arthur PS, and students north of Side Road 3 would attend Victoria Cross PS.

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Kenilworth PS should remain open and get upgrades according to ARC

The Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) has delivered their Final Accommodation Report. The ARC, whose voting members include parents from Kenilworth PS, Arthur PS and Victoria Cross PS, is recommending that Kenilworth PS remain open, with the necessary capital expenditures to bring the building up to standard and support Full Day Kindergarten; and that it be maintained to the same standards as every other school in the district.

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Request for Proposal: Licensed Child Care Services

The Upper Grand District School Board is requesting proposals for Licensed Child Care Services (Extended Day and School Age Programs) at various schools.

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Public Information Session for Edward Johnson PS

Enrolment pressures currently being experienced at Edward Johnson Public School has prompted the Board to invite parents and guardians at the school to a Public Information Session on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school gym.

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Highlights of the December 2014 board meeting

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board held its annual monthly meeting on December 16, 2014. The following are highlights from the meeting.

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Mark Bailey re-elected to third term as chair of the Upper Grand District School Board

Mark Bailey Marty Fairbairn

Mark Bailey, a trustee representing wards 1 and 5 in the City of Guelph, was re-elected Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board at the inaugural meeting of the board on December 2, 2014. It is his third year as the board’s Chair. Trustee Marty Fairbairn, who represents Guelph Ward 6 and Puslinch Township, was acclaimed to serve as Vice-chair for a third year.

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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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