Salem Public School outdoor sign

Sign language

We love the creative ways Upper Grand schools use their outdoor signs.

Here, Salem Public School’s shout out to the community is: “Use your imagination. Be colourful. Laugh out loud. Play.”

Great advice for all ages.


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.

Grade 8 Nights coming up

Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to learn more about the great opportunities Upper Grand high schools have to offer – from academics and trades to sports, music and art – at Grade 8 Parents’ and Students' Information Nights for the 2015-16 school year.

UGDSB announces winner of environmental slogan contest

CWDHS student Hannah L. with a new Live Green - Learn Green - Go Green poster

“Live Green. Learn Green. Go Green.” is the Upper Grand District School Board’s new environmental slogan.

To launch its new, board-wide focus on environmental stewardship, the UGDSB held a slogan contest for all students. The winning entry, selected as the favourite of the board’s environment committee, was written by Centre Wellington DHS grade 9 student Hannah L.

ARC draft report recommends Kenilworth PS remain open

Kenilworth Public School should remain open, according to a draft report created by the Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review Committee (ARC). Members of the ARC presented their Draft Accommodation Report to parents and the community at a Public Information Session at Kenilworth PS on October 29.

Board highlights from October 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Spotlight on schools

Bullying Prevention buttons a huge success

Ryan shows off the See It, Speak Up, Stop It buttonDuring the month of November, the "Beyond the Hurt" team at Montgomery Village Public School ran a slogan contest to help promote Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The winner of the contest was grade 6 student Ryan O., who won with the slogan, “See It. Speak Up. Stop It.”  Using Ryan’s slogan, grade 8 student Daniel L. designed buttons to be distributed across the entire school. The buttons were a huge success and mark the first year of an ongoing tradition at the school.


Upcoming Events

  • December 02Wellington Heights SS Grade 8 Night
    07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • December 05Application deadline for IB prep program
    03:55 PM - 04:00 PM
  • December 06Breakfast with Santa at Primrose ES
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • December 09Norwell DSS Grade 8 Night
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • December 09Business Operations Committee
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • December 16Board Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM