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News Releases for the year 2016-2017

Date Subject
February 17, 2017 LKDSB to host Chatham Area Pupil Accommodation Review Public Meeting on February 23
February 10, 2017 New Co‐Op Van for Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School
January 31, 2017 Plympton-Wyoming Public School Approved as Name for Consolidated School
January 26, 2017 Students in Grades 9-10 Offered Extra Math Help to Prepare for Exams
January 12, 2017 LKDSB to host second Forest Area Pupil Accommodation Review Public Meeting on January 23
December 6, 2016 Bryce, Hudie to assume leadership of LKDSB
November 25, 2016 LKDSB to host Chatham Area Pupil Accommodation Review Public Meeting on December 1
November 18, 2016 Wyoming Area School Site Design Public Open House on November 28
November 16, 2016 Further Input Sought on Ideas for the Name of the Consolidated Wyoming area school
November 14, 2016 LKDSB to host “Experience the Trades” event November 16-17
November 9, 2016 LKDSB to host Forest Area Pupil Accommodation Review Public Meeting on November 16
October 31, 2016 Ministry of Education Announces a $14 million Capital Investment for the Lambton Kent District School Board
October 25, 2016 Great Lakes Secondary School Names ‘Wolfpack’ as Official Mascot
October 20, 2016 Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards to Share $30,000 from Noelle’s Gift
October 19, 2016 Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards to Host Transition Fair for Teens with Special Needs
October 11, 2016

Process to Submit Ideas for the Name of the Consolidated Elementary School at the Wyoming Public School Site

October 4, 2016 Pupil Accommodation Report and Reviews
September 28 2016 LKDSB Capital Plan 2016
September 28 2016 LKDSB Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day
August 31, 2016 Sarnia Secondary School Name Announced

Announcements

 

February 1, 2017: Message from Director Jim Costello
The Lambton Kent District School Board believes a safe and caring learning environment is strengthened by embracing diversity, and respecting self, others and the world around us. As one of our belief statements, this is at the core of our values as an organization and informs the decisions and practices of our Trustees, administration and staff, as well as foundational to the learning environment in our schools, and directs our engagement with students, parents and the community. Read a statement from Director of Education Jim Costello.

 

January 11, 2017: Memo regarding inclement weather during exams
Exams are just around the corner and we want to remind students and families about the Lambton Kent District School Board’s plan in the event of disruptions due to inclement weather. Please refer the website for more information. In the event of inclement weather, students and families are encouraged to listen to local radio stations for transportation updates, or visit www.schoolbusinfo.com.

 

December 20, 2016: Update on March EQAO OSSLT assessment
The Lambton Kent District School Board has been informed that the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be delivering the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in a paper format only in March 2017. Read a statement from Director of Education Jim Costello.

 

Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service terminated effective November 30, 2016
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent terminated its Adult Crossing Guard Services effective November 30, 2016. In the interest of student safety, the Lambton Kent District School Board encourages all parents to review traffic safety procedures with children to ensure safe travel to and from school. As the Municipal-run adult crossing guard program has now ended, the LKDSB reminds parents and community members that any adult volunteers assisting students with crossing the street are not associated with the LKDSB, nor the Municipality. For more information, please visit the Municipality of Chatham-Kent website.

 

Notice: Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service to end November 30, 2016 The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) of the termination of the Adult Crossing Guard Service effective November 30, 2016. To ensure continual student safety, please review a Letter from the Director of Education and the Final Notice of Service Changes and Frequently Asked Questions from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

 

Notice: Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service to end November 30, 2016 The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) of the termination of the Adult Crossing Guard Service effective November 30, 2016. To ensure continual student safety, please review a Letter from the Director of Education and the Final Notice of Service Changes and Frequently Asked Questions from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

 

November 7, 2016: Update from EQAO on scoring and reporting of OSSLT assessment

The Lambton Kent District School Board is pleased to receive confirmation the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be scoring and reporting back on completed Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) online assessments and the assessments that meet the criteria of having a substantial enough portion completed to allow for a result. Read a statement from Director of Education Jim Costello.


 
 


News Releases for the year 2015-2016

Date Subject
August 3, 2016 Further Input Sought on Name for Consolidated Sarnia Secondary School
June 29, 2016 Student Trustees Honoured
Process for Input into Name for SCSS/SCITS
June 21, 2016 National Aboriginal Day
June 15, 2016 Budget Approval, Appointment of Superintendent
June 1, 2016 LKDSB Employee Recognition Evening
May 25, 2016 Wyoming Area Schools Accommodating Decision
May 11, 2016 South Sarnia Secondary Schools Accommodation Decision
April 29, 2016 Education Week
April 26, 2016 Final Staff Report for Wyoming Area Schools Presented to Board for Information
April 13, 2016 Location of May 10, 2016 Board Meeting and Timelines for Submitting Requests to Delegate to Board.
March 14, 2016 Date Changes for Presentation of Accommodation Review Reports to Board
March 3, 2016 LKDSB and CUPE Reach and Agreement
January 19, 2016 Additional Professional Activity Day - April 15, 2016
December 2, 2015 Chair and Vice-Chair of the LKDSB
November 26, 2015 LKDSB and ETFO Reach An Agreement
November 25, 2015 Pupil Accommodation Review to Commence
October 21, 2015 OSSTF Agreement Ratified
October 5, 2015 Be Safe App Launched
October 5, 2015 School Boards Receive Donation from Noelle's Gift
September 25, 2015 Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day - October 2, 2015
August 25, 2015 Superintendent Badder is the OPSOA President
   

News Releases for the year 2014-2015

Date Subject
June 30, 2015 Facility Upgrades at WDSS and LKCS
June 12, 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Run
June 10, 2015 Thamesville Area Central School Named Apple Distinguished Program
June 9, 2015 2015 2016 Budget Approved
May 27, 2015 Board Employee Recognition Evening
May 27, 2015 Acting Superintendent of Education and September Administration Changes
May 13, 2015 Apple Distinguished Educator Awards
May 4, 2015 Education Week
April 23, 2015 Brian McKay named new LKDSB Superintendent of Business
April 1, 2015 Technology Enriched Learning at LKDSB
February 20, 2015 Future Shop Tech Lab Grant for Tecumseh Public School
February 18, 2015 Future Shop Tech Lab Grant for Sir John Moore Community School
February 10. 2015 Learning Commons at A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg
December 2, 2014 LKDSB Annual Organization Board Meeting
November 18, 2014 Childcare Services at Tecumseh Public School, AA Wright Public School
October 31, 2014 Childcare Services at Queen Elizabeth II Public School Sarnia
October 14, 2014 Board Extends Contract for the Director of Education
September 30, 2014 World Teachers' Day
September 17, 2014 EQAO Grade 3 and 6 Assessment
September 10, 2014 Technology Enriched Learning Plan
August 27, 2014 Board Receives Capital Funding for WDSS
June 24, 2014 Student Senators Helping Students in Africa
June 10, 2014 Budget Approval
June 2, 2014 Board Employee Recognition Evening
May 28, 2014 Board Thanks Paquette Family
May 14, 2014 New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and June Admin Changes
May 5, 2014 Education Week
April 9, 2014 LKDSB You Tube Channel and Mobile App Launched
April 3, 2014 Skilled Trades Competition
February 11, 2014 Revised Boundaries for Wallaceburg Elementary Schools Approved
January 6, 2014 School Boards Caution Parents as Environment Canada Forecasts Extreme Cold Temperatures for January 7

2013 News Releases

Date Subject
December 4, 2013 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board Re-Elected
November 12, 2013 Audited Financial Statements Approved
October 16, 2013 RM Group Donates $20,000 Each to Victor Lauriston Public School and St. Joseph's Catholic School for Classroom Technology
October 2, 2013 Equity and Inclusive Education Symposium
October 1, 2013 World Teachers' Day
September 25 2013 EQAO Grade 9 Mathematics and Grade 10 OSSLT
September 25 2013 Equity and Inclusive Education Events
September 18, 2013 EQAO Grade 3 and 6 2013
August 27 2013 Labour Framework
June 25, 2013 Appointment of Superintendent
June 11, 2013 Budget approved. Pupil Accommodation Changes Approved
May 31, 2013 Board Recognizes Employees
May 29, 2013 School Administrative Changes for September 2013
April 23, 2013 Science Lab Renovations
April 15, 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Partnership with Lambton College
April 9, 2013 ARC Presents Recommendations to Board
April 9, 2013 Noelle's Gift to Benefit Hundreds of Students in Sarnia Lambton
March 26, 2013 Student Well-Being and Bullying Reporting Telephone Lines
February 12, 2013 Budget Development Process 2013/2014 School Year
January 29, 2013 Mental Health, ARC Update

News Releases 2012

Date Subject
December 4, 2012 Board Elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2013
November 13, 2012 Audited Financial Statements Approved
October 23, 2012 First ARC Meeting Set for November 28, 2012
October 9, 2012 Dr. Ferguson Talks to Trustees about Mental Health
ARC approved for Wallaceburg area schools
October 3, 2012 Board Proclaims Oct 5 2012 World Teachers' Day
September 12, 2012 Gregory Drive Public School Featured by EQAO
September 12, 2012 EQAO Results
September 11, 2012 Trustee Appointed
June 26, 2012 Budget Approval
June 13, 2012 Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Assessment
June 12, 2012 LK Connect Technology Project
June 4 2012 Personal Support Worker Program
June 1, 2012 Board Recognition Evening
May 22, 2012 Administrative Moves
May 8, 2012 Superintendent Appointment and Formation of Student Senate
May 1 2012 Education Week

February 28, 2012

D.A. Gordon Public School Receives Garfield Weston Award

2011 News Releases

Date Subject
December 6, 2011 Board Chair and Vice-Chair Elected
October 25 2011 Teachers Receives Prime Minister's Award
October 3 2011 World Teachers' Day, October 5, 2011
September 14, 2011 Lambton Kent District School Board Releases Primary, Junior, and Grade 9 EQAO Results
August 30, 2011 Vision, Mission & Belief Statements and Multi-Year Strategic Plan Approved
June 28, 2011 Budget Approval
June 15, 2011 OSSLT Assessment
June 14, 2011 Year 4 and 5 Full Day Kindergarten Schools
June 1, 2011 Trustees Recognize Employee Contributions
May 10, 2011 Administrative Changes for September 2011
April 19, 2011 Appointment of Trustee Ian Cryer
April 12, 2011 New Food and Beverage Policy & Regulations Approved
March 29,2011 Process for Replacement of Trustee
March 3, 2011 Full Day Kindergarten Program - Year 3 Schools 2012
February 23, 2011 In Memoriam for Trustee Paul Millman
February 8, 2011 Funding for Ridgetown District High School
January 25,2011 Name Approved for Consolidated Elementary School in Ridgetown and Decision made on Reconfiguration of Petrolia Elementary Schools
January 11, 2011 Board Audit Committee

2010 News Releases


Date Subject
December 7, 2010 Chair and Vice-Chair Elected
November 17, 2010 French Immersion Recommendations Not Going to Board
November 9, 2010 French Immersion, Pupil Accommodation

French Immersion Program Review Interim Report

Annual Pupil Accommodation Report

October 14, 2010 Education Service Agreement Signed with Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
October 13, 2010 Clarification Regarding Funding of Late Buses at LCCVI
October 5, 2010 World Teachers' Day
September 28, 2010 Pupil Accommodation Update
September 15, 2010 EQAO Grade 3, 6, 9 Achievement
September 7, 2010 P.E. McGibbon School Opens in Sarnia
August 31, 2010 October 26, 2010 Board Meeting Cancelled
June 22, 2010 Budget Approved, ARC Recommendations Approved, Early Learning Program
June 16,2010 OSSLT Results
June 8, 2010 D.A. Gordon School Award, Twinning of Dresden Area Central School and Dawn-Euphemia School for September 2010, School Administrative Moves
June 1, 2010 Board Honours Employees
April 27, 2010 Administration Responds to ARC Recommendations
April 20, 2010 Board Appoints Director of Education, July 2010
April 13, 2010 School Year Calendar 2010 2011
February 23, 2010 Budget Process
February 9, 2010 BOARD MEETING CANCELLED
January 12, 2010 Schools Announced for September 2010

Early Learning for Four and Five Year Olds


2009 News Releases

Date Subject
Dec. 1, 2009 Chair and Vice-Chair for 2010
Nov. 24, 2009 Board Approves Formation of Audit Committee
Nov. 10, 2009 Audited Financial Statements
Oct. 13, 2009 Pupil Accommodation October 2009
Oct. 1, 2009 World Teachers' Day October 5 2009
Sept 29, 2009 Sarnia School To be Named P.E. McGibbon Public School
Sept. 17, 2009 Grade 9 EQAO Math
Sept. 17, 2009 Grade 3 and 6 EQAO
August 25, 2009 Pandemic Plan
July 13,2009 Board Selects Name for New Consolidated School in Sarnia
June 23, 2009 Budget Approved
June 12, 2009 Early Years Calendar
June 10, 2009 OSSLT Results
June 9, 2009 Funding for Gym at TAPS, Early Years Calendar
June 5, 2009 Re-Registration of Students
June 1, 2009 Employee Recognition Evening
May 29, 2009 Construction of Consolidated School, Sarnia
May 26, 2009 Early Years Schedule for September 2009
May 12, 2009 Board Meeting
May 1, 2009 PAIRS Conference
April 28, 2008 Agreement with Elementary Teachers Ratified
April 24, 2009 Tentative Agreement with Elementary Teachers (Regular)
March 31, 2009 2009/2010 School Year Calendar
February 24, 2009 Funding for Autism Spectrum Disorder Project to Continue
February 10, 2009 Budget Development Process
January 28, 2009 Bus Cancellations During Secondary School Exam Schedule
January 27, 2009 Students Received Queen Elizabeth II Aiming For the Top Scholarships
January 27, 2009 Agreement with OSSTF Reached
January 22, 2009 Tentative Agreement with OSSTF
January 13, 2009 Increased Funding For New Consolidated Devine Street / Johnston Memorial School

2008 News Releases

Date Subject
December 2, 2008 Chair and Vice-Chair Re-elected
December 1, 2008 Board and CUPE reach Collective Agreement
November 25, 2008 Audited Financial Statements Approved
November 21, 2008 Schools Closed Due to Weather
October 28, 2008 October Pupil Accommodation Report
October 14, 2008 Devine Street Public School Accommodation Review Decisions
September 23, 2008 Administration's Response to Devine ARC Recommendations, Board's Operational Review
September 17, 2008 EQAO Grade 3, 6, 9 Results 2007 2008 School Year
September 9, 2008 World Teachers' Day
June 24 2008 2008/2009 Budget Approved
June 11, 2008 EQAO
June 10, 2008 Secondary Student Art
May 13, 2008 Student Trustees Announced for 2008/2009
May 7, 2008 MedicAlert Support for Students
April 8, 2008 School Year Calendar
March 25, 2008 Graduation / School Leaver Rates
February 26, 2008 Board Awards Project for Lansdowne Public School
February 12, 2008 Board Meeting: Budget Development Process Approved
January 15, 2008 Family Day Holiday
December 4, 2007 Chair & Vice-Chair of the Board for 2008 Elected

2007 News Releases

Date Subject
December 4, 2007 Chair & Vice-Chair of the Board for 2008 Elected
November 27, 2007 Audited Financial Statements Approved
November 13, 2007 Report From Board Meeting, Devine Street School Accommodation Review Committee Formed
October 23, 2007 Board Growth Plan Pupil Accommodation Review
October 9, 2007 Education For All Open Houses
September 25, 2007 World Teachers Day
September 19, 2007 EQAO 2006 - 2007
September 11, 2007 Ministry Funding Initiatives to Benefit Aboriginal Students
September 7, 2007 Ministry of Education Recognizes Local School Boards for Support of Students with Autism - Joint Release
September 5, 2007 Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario - Joint Release
August 28, 2007 Board Approves Annual Accessibility Plan
June 26, 2007 Student Trustees Honoured; Scholarship Recipient
June 13, 2007 EQAO Grade 10 Literacy Test Results
June 13, 2007 Budget Approval 2007 - 2008
June 8, 2007 Retirement Awards
May 22, 2007 Lambton Kent Student Leadership Symposium
April 27, 2007 Education Week Activities
April 10, 2007 Ministry Grants for Facility Upgrades
March 27, 2007 Board Revises Pupil Accommodation Policy & Regulations
January 30, 2007 Science Education Partnership
December 5, 2006 Board of Education Elections for 2007

2006 News Releases

Date Subject
January 17, 2006 Board Approved Concepts For New Gym and Library Additions at McNaughton Ave Public School in Chatham and Cathcart Boulevard School in Sarnia
January 31, 2006 Board Approved Design and Concept Drawings for Best Start Program Construction
February 14, 2006 Virtual Co-operative Education Program
February 28, 2006 Closing the Gaps for Youth
March 28, 2006 Administrative Appointments
April 25, 2006 Education Week Activities: May 1 to 5 2006
May 23, 2006 Board Appoints Student Trustees for 2006/2007
June 13, 2006 School Administrative Changes Effective September 2006
June 27, 2006 Draft Budget for the 2006/2007 School Year Estimated to be $215.9M
August 29, 2006 Trustees Approved a Balanced Budget for the 2006/2007 School Year
September 12, 2006 Delaware Language Program Introduced At Ridgeview Moravian Elementary School
September 13, 2006 Grade 3 & 6 EQAO, Grade 9 EQAO
September 26, 2006 Board Proclaims October 5, World Teachers’ Day
October 24, 2006 October 2006 Pupil Accommodation Report
November 28, 2006 Board Approves Audited Financial Statements
December 5, 2006 New Four Year Term Begins for Trustees