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Board News

2014 results from the Regional Technological Skills Competition for secondary students

Gold medal winners from recent Regional Skills Competitions held in the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic school boards will soon be proceeding to the Ontario Technological Skills Competitions in Waterloo May 5-7, 2014. [ Media Release ]

Jekyll and Hyde - the Musical

Jekyll and Hyde posterCentre Dufferin DHS presents "Jekyll and Hyde - the Musical" May 1-3 at 7:30 pm with a matinee performance Saturday May 3 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and now on sale. Use the CDDHS online reservation system to reserve your tickets. Note: some scenes may frighten.

Special Education Survey for Parents/Guardians

Does your child have an Individual Education Plan (IEP)? If so, the Special Education Department would like your feedback about special education supports and services. Parents who have children at the Upper Grand District School Board with IEPs are asked to complete the survey found below. The information from the survey will be used to help in the planning of special education supports and services. The survey will be open from April 14 - April 30.

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas on special education supports and services.

Take the Special Education Survey

Come and Celebrate with Us!

The Upper Grand District School Board invites you to attend the Official Opening of

John Galt Public School and Education Week
50 Laurine Ave., Guelph
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Open House and Refreshments to follow

RSVP by April 22nd, 2014

View Poster - PDF  

Results of the UGDSB Elementary Skills Competition

Twelve teams of elementary students will be heading off to the 2014 Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 5-7 after winning first place medals at the UGDSB Elementary Skills Competition on April 3. View Competition Results 

Winners of the Elementary Skills competition for Health and Safety with their medals 

Elora PS teacher Scott Montgomery with the first place medal winners in the Workplace Health and Safety competition, Molly F. and Mikayla S.

Winners of the Elementary Skills competition for TV-Video with their medals 

Andrew S. and Isis V. (not present) of Elora PS took the top honours in the TV-Video competition, with coaching from teacher Mark Turner.

Skills Work! Summer Camp

Student in a laboratoryThe “Skills Work!®” Camp is a week-long summer day camp that provides students going into grades 7 and 8 with an opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades and technologies. Throughout the week, campers develop communication, problem solving and teamwork skills through various activities, workshops and industry tours. As they build, fix, design and create, campers learn about careers in transportation, construction, manufacturing, communication and services. The camp runs 9 to 4 p.m. daily at Linarmar in Guelph August 11-15, 2014 (All-Girls). Registration is full for the All-Boys camp July 7-11. The $50 registration fee has been generously subsidized by the OYAP and SHSM programs at Upper Grand DSB and Wellington Catholic DSB. There are limited spaces available, with registrations on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit www.skillsontario.com/sponsoredcamps to register.

View the Skills Work! poster (PDF)

New speed limits for Guelph elementary schools

Maximum 30 signStarting in April, the City of Guelph is implementing reduced speed limits in elementary school zones across the city. To learn more, read the media release. external site  


Highlights from the March board meeting

AkashThe March meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, March 25. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

Akash J., a grade 8 student at Guelph’s John Galt PS, provided the opening reading. Entitled "The Fate of Mankind” his speech was the first place winner in the school’s pubic speaking contest. He also designed the logo for the UGDSB Education Week celebrations (May 5-9) and is off to the pre-IB program at Guelph Collegiate in September.

Digital Saturday open house introduces parents to technology

Students using Minecraft at Digital Saturday 

Students showed how they collaborate to create 3D virtual worlds with Minecraft during a popular workshop at the Digital Saturday open house at King George PS in Guelph on March 22. Parents came out to learn how kids are using technology in the classroom, and about resources for the home use of technology. Read the story in the Guelph Mercury. external site 

Centennial CVI welcomes visiting Japanese students

Students tapping maple trees at Camp EdgewoodCentennial CVI will host 23 Japanese high school students at the school from Friday to Monday. Curling, maple syrup tapping, class visits and a celebration with a pot luck dinner are just some of the activities planned. Centennial students visited the same students in September at Midorioka high school last year. [ Read the media release ]

IB program at GCVI launches new website

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. To learn more about IB program offered through Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, visit their new website at www.ugdsb.on.ca/ib-gcvi.

Proposed accommodation review to consider future of Kenilworth PS

Report #1 of the Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review will be presented to trustees at a meeting of the Business Operations Committee on March 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This proposed review is to consider the future status of Kenilworth Public School, and also includes Arthur PS and Victoria Cross PS. An advance copy of Report #1 is available at www.ugdsb.on.ca/wnar.