News & Announcements
John F. Ross is excited to host award-winning Metis author, Cherie Dimaline, on Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the school library as part of the Board-wide Upper Grand Reads program. The author will be reading from her novel, The Marrow Thieves, answering questions from students, and signing books during her author visit at John F. Ross. Please contact Andrea Dell’Erede or Wilma Aalbers at the school for …
Due to rain in the forecast, the Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been postponed to Wednesday May 15, 2019.
PROM!!! PROM!!! PROM!!!
Monday May 6 – Wednesday May 8
Prom form pick up at lunch in the main foyer
These forms are required if you are planning to attend prom this year
Monday May 13 – Wednesday May 15
Hand in prom forms and money ($60/person)
You will be added to prom attendee list
You will not be eligible to sign up for a table if these forms are not …
Semester 2 Midterm Reports are being distributed Thursday May 2nd 2019 to students. The Reference Chart from pages 2 and 3 is available in the attachment below for your information. Our PDF version is saving 2000 pieces of paper for the environment! Report Cards Pages 2&3
Check out the slideshow from the John F. Ross Hall of Fame Ceremony that was held on April 27, 2019! https://sites.google.com/site/jfrhalloffame/
Join us at Ross on April 24 from 6pm to 9pm for an EPACT Presentation. No registration necessary.
Congratulations to Robert Brookfield, Deb Cuthbert, Dr. Thomas Arthur Heming and Erin Faith Young. See link for more information: https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/john-f-ross-cvi-inducts-4-new-members-to-hall-of-fame/
Ross held another successful Inside Ride event on April 2, raising over $11,500 to support children with cancer. https://www.guelphmercury.com/community-story/9264250-photos-pedal-power-at-guelph-high-school-raises-thousands-of-dollars/
The Ross Creative Media Contest
Ross is hosting a Creative Media Contest that will allow students to showcase their creativity and skills related to visual storytelling. Entries can be in one of two categories: Video or Animation.
Winners can earn cash and prizes!
There will be an information session on April 3, 2019 at 12:00 in Room 203. Bring your lunch and a friend to find out more.
See the following links for …
The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019.
This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.
Please see the attached Newsletter from Public Health about Dental Health. April 2019_Public Health School Newsletter Insert For Parents_Elem And Sec
Please click the link below for information regarding an upcoming event about Effective and Impactful School Councils. https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/pic-spring-event-to-focus-on-developing-impactful-school-councils/?platform=hootsuite
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written by all Grade 10 students and rewriters on Wednesday, March 27th during the morning. Students must score 75% on the OSSLT in order to earn a high school diploma. There will be a special timetable for the day for Grade 9s and 10s; Grade 11s and 12s will receive independent work for March 27th, and will not be required …
From March 22 to April 18, 2019, the Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population.