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John F. Ross CVI students earn skid steer certification

Students from John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute recently achieved their skid steer certification through a recent Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) event hosted by Lawlor Safety. This event aimed to equip students with vital construction industry skills, particularly in operating heavy ma

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UGDSB schools have record-setting year at MusicFest Nationals

Upper Grand District School Board schools had a record setting year with all four schools who competed bringing home Gold medals at Musicfest Canada Nationals this past week at the University of Toronto.

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UG educator wins Todd Pottle Award for excellence in eLearning

A big congratulations to Steve Wynen – a dedicated Upper Grand DSB educator in the online education space – who has won the prestigious OeLC 2024 Todd Pottle Award for Excellence in eLearning.

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French Café event at Rickson Ridge PS highlights FSL goals and student engagement

Rickson Ridge Public School recently hosted a vibrant French Café event on May 16 and 17, showcasing the tremendous progress and enthusiasm of its Core French students in learning French as a Second Language (FSL).

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UG community show up for 20th anniversary of Special Olympics

UG students, staff and community partners – in collaboration with Wellington Catholic District School Board – showed up in mass to the 20th Anniversary of the Special Olympics Track and Field Day held at St. James Catholic High School. 

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May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOTB) is observed on May 17th each year. It aims to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide.

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Upper Grand students and staff celebrate Mental Health and Education Week

During the week of May 6, 2024, students and staff across the Upper Grand District School Board celebrated Mental Health and Education Week by looking at the “5 Days of Wellness.”

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UGDSB ratifies collective agreements with 2 local unions

The Upper Grand District School Board is pleased to announce it has ratified collective agreements with two local union partners, completing this round of local negotiations.

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SHSM students immerse themselves in artistry at Canadian Clay and Glass Museum

On May 10, 2024, Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students from Wellington Heights Secondary School visited the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ontario, for a day of learning about artistic expression.

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UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Several UGDSB policy items were approved at the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting.

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