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Spencer Avenue PS donates 1,500 items to food bank

Willie Brown, a retired UGDSB teacher and warehouse manager of the Orangeville Food Bank, accepts donated items from teacher Brett Long.Spencer Avenue Public School donated about 1500 items to the Orangeville Food Bank on December 16, 2014. The school’s goal was 500 items.

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Centennial CVI hosts Science Olympics

Construction fun at the CCVI Science OlympicsCentennial CVI in Guelph ran a successful Science Olympics event for five schools on Friday, December 5, 2014.

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Cultural day at Victory PS

Collage of photos from Victory Public School cultural dayImmigrant Services and Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group hosted a free event in October at Victory Public School to celebrate diversity in the community and promote intercultural awareness.

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Upper Grand gears up for an Hour of Code

For Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14, 2014), a dozen or
more UGDSB schools will be participating in the largest learning event
in history, The Hour of Code. In this global movement tens of millions
of students in over 180 countries participate.

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Grade 4 student leads fundraising effort

Photo collage of hair cutting, before and after shots, and a cheque presentationAt Victoria Terrace Public School in Fergus, grade 4 student Chloe A. shaved her head to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, and also as a reminder that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Chloe herself raised $700 for the cause, and challenged the Victoria Terrace community to do the same. When the rest of the school also raised $700, Mrs. Wilson, office coordinator and Mrs. Kowch, principal, also shaved their heads. The Guelph-Wellington chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society was presented with a cheque for $1,400. Cameron G. (who’s mom is battling cancer) came to have the “before” picture taken, and Chloe posed with Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Kowch for the “after” photo. The fundraiser was done in conjunction with Bullying Awareness & Prevention week.

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Bullying Prevention buttons a huge success

Ryan shows off the See It, Speak Up, Stop It buttonDuring the month of November, the “Beyond the Hurt” team at Montgomery Village Public School ran a slogan contest to help promote Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The winner of the contest was grade 6 student Ryan O., who won with the slogan, “See It. Speak Up. Stop It.”  Using Ryan’s slogan, grade 8 student Daniel L. designed buttons to be distributed across the entire school. The buttons were a huge success and mark the first year of an ongoing tradition at the school.

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Willow Road PS teacher makes the grade when it comes to school safety

Dianne Chadder receives CAA School Safety Patrol Supervisor of the Year AwardDianne Chadder not only leads by example, but she also demonstrates a strong commitment to school safety.  

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Priory Park Public School gets playground with community support

New playground at Priory Park Public SchoolPriory Park Public School received a new playground structure this year thanks to community donations from their neighbour, Sifton Properties, the Royal Canadian Legion John McCrae Branch #234 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Upper Grand Learning Foundation’s Free to Achieve program.

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