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Students and parents/guardians invited to Stronger Together, community event co-hosted with the Nottawasaga OPP
09/17/2019
Students, parents and guardians in Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa and New Tecumseth are invited to a free event supporting wellness, mental health and youth resilience on Sept. 26.
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Trustee Appointment (County of Simcoe – Midland, Penetanguishene, Township of Tiny and Township of Tay)
08/29/2019
We invite applications for the position of Trustee representing the public school ratepayers in the County of Simcoe.
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SCDSB Update 1 - August 28, 2019
08/29/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters and the SCDSB to collaborate to support student mentorship
08/22/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the five Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies serving Simcoe County have committed to work together to better serve students who would benefit from an additional positive adult in their lives. On Aug. 26, the SCDSB and the Barrie and District, Georgian Triangle, North Simcoe, Orillia and District and York BBBS agencies will sign a three-year Memorandum of Understanding.
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New Collingwood Learning Centre location to open in advance of the new school year
08/01/2019
On Aug. 19, the Collingwood Learning Centre will open in a new location, at 485 Second Street in Collingwood. The centre will continue to offer a range of educational opportunities for adults, including workplace and college-level credit courses in English, math and social sciences, English as a Second Language programs and the Literacy and Essential Skills program.
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Potential job applicants invited to SCDSB Employment Info Session
07/04/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting an Employment Info Session for individuals who are interested in learning more about the employment opportunities available across the board.
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Helpful information to plan for summer and next school year
06/27/2019
Here are all the details about SCDSB programs and services that you may need to access over the summer.
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Letter from Chair to Minister of Education regarding capital priorities
06/25/2019
At the Board Meeting on June 19, 2019 the Board approved that a letter be written by the SCDSB Chairperson to the Minister of Education, to address the urgency for a call for capital priorities in Simcoe County.
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SCDSB Update 12 – June 19, 2019
06/20/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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Ontario EcoSchool certifications earned by 51 SCDSB schools in 2018-19
06/17/2019
Schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) were awarded 51 Ontario EcoSchools certifications this school year.
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SCDSB students bring home gold from national skills competition
06/10/2019
Three Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students represented the province of Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Halifax at the end of May.
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W.C. Little ES students crowned the first SCDSB Idols
06/07/2019
On June 5, students and staff from across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) brought their musical talents to the Education Centre in Midhurst for the finale of the first SCDSB Idol competition.
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SCDSB staff and volunteer recognized with Inclusion Excellence Award from Empower Simcoe
06/06/2019
The Empower Simcoe Inclusion Excellence Awards are presented annually to educators and community members who promote and exemplify inclusive school environments. In June 2019, two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) staff and one community volunteer were recognized for the work that they do to support our students and schools.
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Summer learning opportunities for elementary students in the SCDSB
06/05/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) continues to support student achievement throughout the summer months by providing a range of summer learning programs. The camps will focus on mathematics, STEAM and assistive technology for elementary students.
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SCDSB Idol winner to be crowned at live event on June 5
05/30/2019
Voting has now closed for the first ever SCDSB Idol competition! After receiving more than 11,200 combined Facebook reactions and votes on the Google form, the top two acts from each category have been identified and invited to perform live at the SCDSB Idol Finale.
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Seventeen SCDSB schools certified as Ophea Healthy Schools
05/27/2019
Students and staff at Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are celebrating after earning seventeen Healthy Schools certifications from Ophea. Ophea is a not-for-profit organization that champions healthy, active living in schools and communities and leads the provincial Healthy Schools initiative.
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Learn about community supports available in Orillia at upcoming event
05/27/2019
Families of elementary and secondary students with special education needs are invited to learn about community supports available in Orillia and surrounding areas at a free drop-in event on May 29.
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Nottawa ES teacher receives Prime Minister’s award
05/24/2019
A Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) teacher has been honoured with one of 35 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Pareen Gill, a Grade 3 teacher at Nottawa Elementary School, received a Certificate of Achievement.
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Georgian Bay District SS to celebrate grand opening of the Bear’s Den on May 28
05/24/2019
In February 2019, the students and staff of Georgian Bay District Secondary School started a new semester in a new home. On May 28, members of the public are invited to join them as they celebrate the official grand opening.
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Event in Barrie highlights careers in emergency services
05/23/2019
On May 28, the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Student Success team will host an event for students interested in a career in emergency services.
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SCDSB Update 11 – May 22, 2019
05/23/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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Schools throughout Simcoe County to join water walk in Midland May 24
05/21/2019
Students from Mundy’s Bay Public School in Midland are inviting their peers and other community members to join them in a walk for water on Friday, May 24.
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SCDSB students’ musical talent shines at MusicFest Canada competition
05/21/2019
Students from across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) represented their schools and the board at MusicFest Canada “The Nationals” last week. SCDSB bands and ensembles won 11 medals: five gold and six silver.
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Help us find the SCDSB Idol finalists – vote for your favourites by May 29
05/16/2019
Submissions have closed for the first ever SCDSB Idol competition, and now we need your help to select the finalists!
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Students, staff, volunteers and co-op employers recognized at annual character recognition event
05/14/2019
More than one hundred students, staff, volunteers and co-op employers will be recognized at the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)’s annual Character Recognition Evening on May 16.
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Students to dance the day away at Life Skills Prom on May 10
05/09/2019
About 200 students with special needs will have the chance to celebrate with their peers from secondary schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) at the Life Skills Prom on May 10.
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Community invited to learn about partnership opportunities with the SCDSB on May 28
05/09/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is reaching out to partners and potential partners to share planning information and encourage potential partnerships. On May 28, individuals and organizations from across Simcoe County are invited to a Community Partnership Consultation.
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Learn about the skilled trades from industry experts and employers at Skilled Trades Expo
05/08/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)’s Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), County of Simcoe, Georgian College and other partners are hosting the fourth annual Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Exposition on May 16.
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SCDSB students win best of show at provincial competition
05/08/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) sent 41 students from 10 schools to the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition held in Toronto from May 6 to 8. SCDSB competitors won medals in nine categories.
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Mental health the focus at Orillia Secondary School on May 7 with a ‘Brainstorm Revolution’
05/06/2019
On May 7, students and staff at Orillia Secondary School (OSS) will recognize Mental Health Awareness Week. They will be joined by Brainstorm Revolution author Heather Down for a dialogue on building resilience and ending stigma related to mental health issues.
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Nantyr Shores SS to host Pow Wow on May 8
05/06/2019
On May 8, the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Indigenous Education Team, along with the equity team at Nantyr Shores Secondary School, will host a Pow Wow.
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SCDSB to celebrate staff this Education Week
05/03/2019
Education Week takes place May 6-10, 2019, and this year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is taking the opportunity to acknowledge our staff.
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Board proposes passage of by-law to amend Education Development Charges
05/02/2019
On May 22 the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board of Trustees will consider the passage of a by-law that will amend the SCDSB’s existing education development charge (EDC) by-law.
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Huronia Centennial ES to take a trip back in time with time capsule opening and 50th anniversary open house
04/29/2019
This year marks Huronia Centennial Elementary School’s fiftieth anniversary, and students, staff and the community are recognizing the milestone with two upcoming events.
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SCDSB students to use the spoken word to address social issues at annual poetry slam
04/26/2019
Grade 7 and 8 students from schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will take part in the 8th annual Spoken Word Poetry Slam on April 30.
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Ernest Cumberland Elementary School celebrates 25th anniversary
04/25/2019
Ernest Cumberland Elementary School’s twenty-fifth anniversary is this year, and the school community is celebrating on Tuesday, April 30.
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SCDSB Update 10 – April 24, 2019
04/25/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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Share your musical stylings in an effort to become the first SCDSB Idol!
04/25/2019
Music is in the air across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) this spring as we search for the first ever SCDSB Idol. Beginning April 25, students and staff are invited to submit audition videos featuring their vocal or instrumental talents (or a combination of the two).
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Letter from Chair to Minister of Education regarding proposed changes to class sizes
04/25/2019
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 the Board approved that a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson to the Minister of Education to address concerns related to class size and impact on programming
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Elmvale District High School to celebrate opening of new addition on April 26
04/18/2019
On April 26, doors will be open to the public to celebrate the new spaces and all they offer to the students, staff and community.
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Trustees and community members help improve outcomes for students through the Special Education Advisory Committee
04/11/2019
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is a government-legislated committee required in every school board. Its membership consists of representatives from 12 large organizations and three Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) trustees.
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Simcoe County staff, parents/guardians invited to presentation by Dr. Karyn Gordon
04/11/2019
Parents, guardians and staff in Simcoe County are invited to a free presentation entitled Motivating Your Kids and Teens to Reach Success at Twin Lakes Secondary School on April 15.
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High school students discuss ocean sustainability, protecting a free media and peace protection at Model UN
04/11/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)’s Model United Nations event will be held on April 17. It has been taking place for 33 years, and this year will bring together more than 130 secondary school students from nine schools, providing students an opportunity to experience firsthand how the global community comes together.
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Educators experience the benefits of outdoor learning and teaching at ‘Singing in the Rain’
04/09/2019
On April 27, educators from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to participate in an outdoor education conference that focuses on providing educators from the early years to high school with hands-on, interactive learning experiences designed to connect the Ontario Curriculum with the benefit of learning in nature.
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Six SCDSB students headed to Canada-Wide Science Fair after a successful regional showing
04/05/2019
On March 29 and 30, student scientists in Grades 4 to 12 competed in the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair, held at Bear Creek Secondary School.
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RESCHEDULED: Eastview SS to offer workshops to parents as part of annual Wellness Week
04/03/2019
Parents and guardians of teens across Simcoe County are invited to Eastview Secondary School during the school’s Wellness Week, April 8 to 12, to participate in free workshops. The workshops have been developed to help parents support their teens.
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Letter from SEAC to Ministers Thompson and MacLeod regarding changes to the Ontario Autism Program
04/02/2019
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 the Board approved a letter written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Chairperson and Vice-chairperson be sent to the Minister of Education and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.
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Things are about to get ‘freaky’ with Bear Creek’s latest musical
04/01/2019
On April 4, 5 and 6, Bear Creek Secondary School will present ‘Freaky Friday’, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films.
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Members of the public invited to Sharing The Indigenous Journey event on April 8
03/28/2019
On April 8, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) staff and members of the community are invited to share in The Indigenous Journey, a free, online curriculum resource developed by Elephant Thoughts in partnership with Indigenous youth, elders and educators and piloted in SCDSB schools.
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Innisdale club selling rain barrels to support environmental initiatives
03/28/2019
Members of the Eco Club at Innisdale Secondary School are selling rain barrels in hopes of having a positive environmental impact within their local community.
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SCDSB Update 9 - March 27, 2019
03/28/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
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Letter to Ministers Thompson and MacLeod regarding changes to the Ontario Autism Program
03/28/2019
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 the Board approved that a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson to the Minister of Education and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.
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Time capsule uncovered at former ODCVI site to be opened March 29
03/26/2019
Contractors working on the demolition of the former Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute (ODCVI) recently discovered a time capsule in a cornerstone block marked 1949.
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SCDSB trustees support Indigenous students through the First Nations Education Advisory Committee
03/21/2019
Learn about the role trustees play on the First Nations Education Advisory Committee.
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SCDSB Update 8 – February 27, 2019
02/28/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
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Educators and artists invited to learn how to integrate art into curriculum for social change
02/14/2019
On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), is inviting educators and artists from across Simcoe County to participate in the Art as a Catalyst for Change interactive forum.
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Oakley Park Public School awarded $15,000 grant for musical instruments and more
02/04/2019
A revitalized music program brings exciting new opportunities to all Oakley Park students.
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Moving day for students and staff at Georgian Bay District Secondary School
02/01/2019
The new GBDSS will open for business Monday, Feb. 4.
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SCDSB Update 7 - January 30, 2019
01/31/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
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SCDSB principal ranked among nation’s best in 2019
01/29/2019
A Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) principal is one of 30 exceptional educators to be recognized by The Learning Partnership as Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2019. Robin Dashnay, Principal at Chris Hadfield Public School, joins previous SCDSB administrators as a member of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals™.
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The ‘bell’ of the ball: the Creemore Bell’s official unveiling ceremony
01/28/2019
After years of uncertainty, the storied Creemore Bell finally has a permanent home.
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Winter Ball event to transport students with special needs to ‘enchanted forest’
01/25/2019
On Jan. 30, students with special needs will visit the ‘enchanted forest’ at the fourth annual Winter Ball, hosted by the Bear Creek Life Skills department.
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No experience necessary: Kindergarten registration opens Jan. 28
01/24/2019
Kindergarten registration starts at all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) elementary schools on Monday, Jan. 28. Children turning four in 2019 can start school this September.
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Parents, learn more about social networking and online safety
01/24/2019
Parents and guardians are invited to attend one of two evening events with Paul Davis. His presentations are designed to educate students and empower parents in the areas of social media (such as Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook), cyberbullying, texting, online gaming, online security and more.
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Provide your feedback on the proposed SCDSB 2019-20 school year calendar
01/17/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendar for next year (September 2019 to June 2020).
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Start thinking about summer (school) with the SCDSB!
01/15/2019
Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs to over 2,000 students. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2019 summer school courses.
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Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate at school
01/11/2019
Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 7 to 25.
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Educators get to ‘snow’ more about outdoor learning and teaching at ‘Mittens in the Snow’
01/10/2019
Annual education conference gives educators tools for a unique approach to learning.
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10 SCDSB elementary schools combine to donate over 27,000 items in Holiday Cheer Challenge
12/20/2018
A total of 27,554 food items, toys and clothing items were collected by the 10 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools that took part in the Holiday Cheer Challenge.
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SCDSB Update 6 – December 19, 2018
12/20/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
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Grade 1 French Immersion information sessions, applications accepted in January
12/19/2018
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1. The goal of the FI program is to enable students to communicate in French with a high level of proficiency, enabling them to function with ease in both English and French.
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Angus Morrison celebrates five years of partnership with Nepalese community at Dec. 12 bazaar
12/10/2018
On Dec. 12, members of the community are invited to ‘Discover Nepal’ and celebrate Angus Morrison Elementary School’s five-year partnership with the Shikharapur Community School in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Bus and school vehicle cancellation notice for Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
12/07/2018
All school buses and vans in the WEST weather zone have been cancelled, as well as buses to Minesing Central PS, Pine River ES, Angus Morrison ES and Nottawasaga Pines SS.
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SCDSB Update 5 – December 3, 2018
12/04/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Inaugural Board Meeting held Monday, December 3, 2018.
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SCDSB Update 4 – November 28, 2018
11/29/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
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Soup from (and for) the soul served up at Barrie North
11/27/2018
Each Wednesday at Barrie North Collegiate Institute, the school’s mental health and well-being committee is working to address food access for students. The Soul Soup program is intended to ensure all students have access to hot, nutritious lunches during the winter months.
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Parents, guardians invited to learn about special education in the SCDSB at upcoming information sessions
11/22/2018
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will host a series of information sessions for parents and guardians to learn more about special education in the SCDSB, and how to support students with special education needs.
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World premiere of Heroes: Indigenous Role Models series on Nov. 21
11/15/2018
On Nov. 21, the SCDSB will host the world premiere of the Heroes: Indigenous Role Models video, comic book and poster series. The series highlights the stories, successes and life experiences of a variety of individuals with First Nation, Métis or Inuit heritage.
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Nighthawk’s Closet opens for business at Orillia Secondary School
11/13/2018
On Nov. 15, students at Orillia Secondary School (OSS) will have the chance to shake up their personal style at the Nighthawk’s Closet, an upcycled clothing boutique operating out of the school store.
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Community representatives invited to apply for Parent Involvement Committee
11/02/2018
The SCDSB is seeking up to three community representatives who are interested in serving on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC).
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Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School celebrates 50th anniversary
10/30/2018
Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School’s 50th anniversary is this year, and the school community is celebrating on Nov. 1.
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SCDSB Update 3 – October 24, 2018
10/25/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
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'Connections' event helps school council members boost effectiveness
10/18/2018
School council members from every Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) school are invited to attend 'Connections' on Oct. 23 at the Education Centre in Midhurst.
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EVENT CANCELLED: Parents, guardians and community partners invited to ‘Love Builds Brains - an evening with Dr. Jean Clinton’
10/10/2018
On Oct. 22, in partnership with the County of Simcoe, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will host Love Builds Brains – an evening with Dr. Jean Clinton.
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Orillia SS stage bands to play joint concert with Orillia Brassworks on Oct. 13
10/10/2018
On Oct. 13, the intermediate and senior stage bands from Orillia Secondary School (OSS) will join the Orillia Brassworks at Geneva Event Centre to play a special concert as part of the Orillia Jazz Festival.
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Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Alternative Secondary School work with community partners on 9th Annual Winter Coat Drive
10/09/2018
The Orillia Learning Centre is teaming up with the Simcoe Alternative SS (Orillia Campus) and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center (Orillia) on the 9th Annual Winter Coat Drive.
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Huronia Centennial ES to recognize 50th anniversary on Oct. 4
10/02/2018
Huronia Centennial Elementary School’s (HCES) 50th anniversary is this year, and school staff are recognizing the milestone with an open house on Oct. 4.
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SCDSB Update 2 – September 26, 2018
09/27/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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Boards to hold public meeting for Education Development Charges
09/27/2018
On Oct. 25 the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) will jointly hold public meetings to consider the enactment of successor education development charge (EDC) by-laws in Simcoe County.
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Individuals invited to apply for Special Education Advisory Committee
09/20/2018
The Simcoe County District School Board is seeking representatives of local agencies, associations and organizations who are interested in serving on the Special Education Advisory Committee.
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SCDSB Grade 3, 6 and 9 Academic EQAO math results increase in 2017-18
09/19/2018
On September 19, Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released 2017-18 EQAO assessment results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) mathematics results showed an increase in Grades 3 and 6 mathematics and Grade 9 academic mathematics.
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$3.5 M raised for Terry Fox Foundation through SCDSB school events
09/18/2018
SCDSB schools and facilities have raised a total of $3,541,411 to date for the Terry Fox Foundation through school runs, walks and fundraising activities.
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International and Indigenous Languages Program Update
09/14/2018
This update provides information about the start of the 2018-19 International and Indigenous Languages Program
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Letter to staff regarding the Health and Physical Education Curriculum
08/30/2018
On August 30, 2018, the Director shared the following letter to SCDSB staff regarding the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.
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SCDSB Update 1 - August 29, 2018
08/30/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
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Elementary school students have opportunity to learn a new language for free with the SCDSB
08/29/2018
Children in Grades 1-8 can learn a new language, or preserve their native language, through the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) International and Indigenous Languages Program.
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Boards to hold information meeting for Educational Development Charges
08/22/2018
In September, the SCDSB and SMCDSB are holding a joint information meeting to update the trustees of each Board on the proposed EDC by-laws.
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Letter to Minister of Education regarding Indigenous Education
07/30/2018
The Chairperson the of SCDSB sent a letter to the Minister of Education regarding the recent cancellation of curriculum writing sessions, including those focusing on Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous Languages in Kindergarten.
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