Richard Pierpoint in a scene from a Heritage Minute

February is Black History Month

Richard Pierpoint was a former slave who settled in Garafraxa Township (near Fergus) in his late 70's after serving in the War of 1812. This is just one of the stories students will hear during Black History Month.

Learn more about Pierpoint at The Harriet Tubman Institute. Photo courtesy Historica Canada's Heritage Minute video.


Are you a parent of a student who has special needs?

DWSNS logoThis is an exciting time in Ontario as four government Ministries are working together to develop a new system of services and supports for children and youth with special needs and their families. The Dufferin-Wellington Special Needs Strategy planning table would like to hear from you! Focus groups will be held from March 2-10, 2015. If you can’t attend a focus group, complete our survey March 6-22, 2015. Please visit the Dufferin-Wellington Special Needs Strategy website to learn how to participate.

Trustees vote to keep Kenilworth Public School open

It’s official. Kenilworth Public School will remain open, and facility upgrades, including a renovation for Full Day Kindergarten, have a green light.

Highlights from the February 2015 Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The following are highlights from the meeting.

Quebec trip immerses students in French culture and language

Students on the slopes at St DonatForty-eight students and four teachers from the Upper Grand District School Board were fully immersed in French Canadian culture and language during a four day trip to St Donat, Quebec, February 11-14, 2015.

Students will take Warm Winter Wishes to Orlando

Matthew and Kaitlin with their first place awardTwo students from Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest took home a top honour from the 36th Annual DECA Ontario Provincials Competition, February 5-7, 2015 in Toronto.

Guelph Fire Department and Upper Grand take fire safety lessons across Canada

Jacqueline Johnson, Tony Sabbatini and Sheila Nicholas receive plaques recognizing their effortsThe Guelph Fire Department has recognized two employees of the Upper Grand District School Board who participated in the development of an ESL (English as a Second Language) Fire Safety Program used in classrooms across Canada.

Spotlight on schools

Math Night a big success at Mono-Amaranth PS

Large crowd gathered in the gym for math night at Mono-Amaranth PSMono-Amaranth Public School hosted a Family Math Night on February 3, 2015 which was very well attended.


Upcoming Events

  • February 28You & Your Mentally Healthy Child
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • March 03Program Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • March 10Business Operations Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • March 11Special Education Advisory Committee
    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  • March 30Parent Involvement Committee
    06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • March 31Board Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM