Grade 4-5 student, with a NASA arm patch, concentrates intensely while coding a software application during Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Students in Mrs. Petersen-Millar's Grade 5/6 class at Waverley Drive PS were among hundreds from across Upper Grand who participated in an "Hour of Code".

Students learned the basics of computer code, and how to create software applications.


Highlights of the December 2014 board meeting

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board held its annual monthly meeting on December 16, 2014. The following are highlights from the meeting.

Mark Bailey re-elected to third term as chair of the Upper Grand District School Board

Mark BaileyMarty Fairbairn

Mark Bailey, a trustee representing wards 1 and 5 in the City of Guelph, was re-elected Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board at the inaugural meeting of the board on December 2, 2014. It is his third year as the board’s Chair. Trustee Marty Fairbairn, who represents Guelph Ward 6 and Puslinch Township, was acclaimed to serve as Vice-chair for a third year.

Kenilworth PS should remain open and get upgrades according to ARC

The Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) has delivered their Final Accommodation Report. The ARC, whose voting members include parents from Kenilworth PS, Arthur PS and Victoria Cross PS, is recommending that Kenilworth PS remain open, with the necessary capital expenditures to bring the building up to standard and support Full Day Kindergarten; and that it be maintained to the same standards as every other school in the district.

Local water projects get $3,000 grant from State Farm Insurance

"Use a refillable water bottle!" That’s what the Water Rockers from Erin Public School and Montgomery Village Public School in Orangeville will be telling their schools and communities. The Water Rockers project brings almost 120 students together to raise awareness about global and local water issues.

Highlights of the November 2014 Board Meeting

The November 2014 meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, November 25. Highlights from the meeting include a report on a new elementary school for East Guelph, principal and vice-principal appointments, and financial statements.

Two new grade 9 programs coming to Norwell DSS in September 2015

When grade 8 students fill in their option sheets for the courses they want to take in grade 9, they will have two new options at Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston. The Hockey Skills Development Program will give students up to five hours on the ice in a two credit package. Those interested in the arts can take two bundled courses in the Arts Performance Project (APP), taking classes off-site at the Drayton Festival Theatre.

Spotlight on schools

Tour for Humanity bus stops at Centre Peel

Tour for Humanity busThe Tour for Humanity Bus visited grades 4/5 and high school students at Centre Peel PS and Centre Peel SS on December 17.


Upcoming Events

  • January 06Program Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • January 13Centre Wellington DHS Grade 8 Night
    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • January 13Centre Peel Grade 8 Night
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • January 13Business Operations Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • January 13Erin DHS Grade 8 Night
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • January 14College Heights SS Grade 8 Night
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM