November is Radon Action Month

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is encouraging homeowners to test their houses for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.  Lung cancer from radon depends mostly on three factors: the level of radon you are exposed to, the duration of exposure […]

UCDSB supports Ontario Dress Purple Day

On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families. The goal is to inform students about their right to safety and well-being, regardless […]

Mucho Burrito brings fresh to Kemptville

Fresh is just an Avocado’s throw away. Kemptville is about to experience a new take on Mexican food that gives new meaning to the word fresh. Canada’s favourite Mexican inspired restaurant celebrates it’s first location in Kemptville with a grand opening event on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. The celebration takes place at 3000 Wellington Rd […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]

Dramatic stories bring quilt history to life

An unexpectedly large number of women — plus one baby and one or more men — turned out Monday night to watch and listen to the stories about treasured old family quilts at the Kemptville Quilts’ Guild bed turning. Twenty-four quilts of all sizes and vibrant colour mixtures took centre-place at the Pentecostal Church on […]

UCDSB draws attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a […]

Kemptville Farmers’ Market introduces new fall event

Consider this an invitation to join us for lunch at the Kemptville Farmers’ Market on September 22 from 12-4pm at the regular market location in the B&H Lot (200 Sanders Street) in downtown Kemptville. The new fall event is called MarketTable, and here’s how it works:  the market is going to set up and dress a huge, long, fancy community […]

Stay safe this summer: stay on the trails!

It’s a great time to be outdoors, but be aware: certain pests and poisonous plants are getting in on the action, too. As you hit the trails, remember to stay on the path and dress appropriately to protect against ticks, poison ivy, wild parsnip and other hazards. Ticks: Black-legged ticks are on the rise in Eastern […]

Virtual reality technology coming to CDSBEO classrooms this September

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be incorporating new virtual reality technology in classrooms beginning in September 2019. The CDSBEO will be working with UP360’s Career Labs VR to integrate virtual reality applications into Grade 10 Careers classes. Through the program, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of skilled trades […]