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WHSS October Newsletter

Posted December 7, 2023

Please find at the following link a copy of the WHSS October Newsletter:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EbaNZSGavHdUyHELDUq2VjlVlsRoSpjxcvNSmomY__g/edit?usp=sharing

This is just a sample of the many amazing things that have been going on at Wellington Heights recently.  Happy reading!

Our Wolverine Family

Posted November 29, 2023

We shared an important message with all of our Wolverine students today.  More details have been provided in a letter sent by email to all parents and guardians.  Please find attached some information for parents and guardians in supporting their children, who might be struggling with grief.

Tips For Recognizing A Grieving Child …

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Immunization Clinic

Posted November 27, 2023

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be visiting our school on Tuesday December 5, 2023 to provide vaccines to students who recently received a vaccination notice for overdue vaccines for measles, mumps, polio, tetanus, etc.  Students need to book appointments in advance for this clinic.  To book an appointment please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca/appointments or …

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Warm Winter Wishes Hockey Buyout

Posted November 27, 2023

Our Warm Winter Wishes campaign is well underway.  Students in our Business Leadership class, along with students and staff from across the school, run various fundraising initiatives in November and December to raise money to provide to financially at-risk families at WHSS and at our 7 local elementary schools during the holiday season.  …

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Virtual School Council Meeting

Posted November 27, 2023

Our next virtual School Council Meeting for all parents and guardians will be held online on Google Meet on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m.  All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  The purpose of the meeting is to keep parents and guardians informed as to what is going on at WHSS, and to allow …

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Midterm Report Cards

Posted November 20, 2023

Students’ Midterm Report Cards have been created and added to their digital platforms.  Attached are instructions on how to access these reports from the Parent Portal as well as instructions for students to access from their accounts.

Please reach out to the main office (519)323-3430 if you have any issues or any …

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Parents/guardians invited to complete WHY Survey to help improve well-being of youth

Posted November 13, 2023

All parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey, in partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will identify issues that could …

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It’s that time of year again – everything you need to know about UG Inclement Weather Procedures

Posted November 8, 2023

GUELPH, ON – It’s that time of year again and we wanted to share a refresh with our school community about Inclement Weather Procedures.

BUS DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS:

In the event of bus cancellations, all schools will remain open for students and staff who can get there safely.

If parents/guardians do not feel it is safe to bring their …

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Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Posted November 7, 2023

Date: November 24, 2023

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic: Parent-Guardian / Teacher Interviews
Secondary Topic 1:  AM – Curriculum PD and Workshops
Secondary Topic 2:  PM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training as per the Collective Agreement

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules

Description: 

Elementary Staff will spend the full day communicating with parents/guardians about student progress after the Progress Reports go …

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New Cosmetology Program To Start In September 2024 At WHSS

Posted November 7, 2023

Wellington Heights is very excited to announce that a new cosmetology program will be launched at the school beginning in September 2024.  Students will be eligible to take hairstyling and aesthetics courses that teach students about hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon and spa perspective.  A new, modern cosmetology lab will …

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Warm Winter Wishes Campaign Welcomes Donations

Posted November 7, 2023

Wellington Heights has launched its Warm Winter Wishes campaign once again this year with a Pumpkin Carving contest on October 26th.  Many more fundraising events are planned at the school through the months of November and December.  The annual Chili Cook Off will be held on Thursday, November 9th, where students can buy 2 …

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Remembrance Day

Posted November 7, 2023

Remembrance Day

We remember the sacrifices of our local veterans each November at Wellington Heights through the display of white crosses and poppies on the front lawn of the school.  Organized by teacher, Mr. Kivell, and his students, the display of crosses includes the name of a …

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Junior Boys Soccer Team Claims District 4 Championship

Posted November 7, 2023

Boys Soccer Team Photo Oct. 2023

The Wolverine Junior Boys Soccer Team, coached by Mr. McFarlane, won the District 4 Championship on Tuesday, October 24th at home in a 7-1 victory over Erin District High School.  The Wolverines advanced to the CWOSSA Championships on October 26th at the University …

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Take Our Kids to Work Day (Grade 9s) – Wednesday November 1st

Posted October 30, 2023

Take Our Kids to Work Day is a career exploration initiative held annually in November. Grade 9 students have the opportunity to accompany a parent, relative, friend or community host to their workplace for the day on Wednesday November 1st. Please read the parent letter for more information and complete/return the student permission form …

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Tech & Electives Day (Grade 8s) – Wednesday November 1st

Posted October 30, 2023

Grade 8 students will arrive at WHSS at 9:30ish to begin our day at 9:45. Students will rotate through six sessions to learn about each of the elective courses available in grade 9. After a quick pizza slice lunch, our day will conclude by 12:40.

Students not attending Arthur Public or Victoria Cross are more than welcome …

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Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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Wellington Heights Commencement

Posted October 17, 2023

The 2023 Wellington Heights Commencement Ceremony was held at the school on Friday, October 13th.  Graduates of 2023 were celebrated, presented with their diplomas, and given special awards.  The school is grateful for the support of community businesses and organizations that provide many monetary awards to our graduating students each year.  The class …

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Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families …

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Attendance Support – Information for Wolverine Families

Posted October 10, 2023

In an effort to support student success, the UGDSB will be sharing information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home.

Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with your child. 

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