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Information for parents/guardians, students and staff regarding legalization of cannabis

October 16, 2018
​With the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, the Ontario Government provides rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe.  Ontario will have laws in place about how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province.  The Lambton...
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LKDSB Invites Community Organizations/Associations to Apply to Serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee

October 11, 2018
​On behalf of the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), community organizations/associations are invited to submit a letter of application nominating an individual (and one alternate) to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for a four-year period, beginning February 2019. SEAC is a statutory committee of the...
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LKDSB Celebrates Staff and Volunteers on Oct. 5

October 02, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day, held on Oct. 5. “We greatly appreciate the daily dedication of our staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to promoting student achievement,” said Chair Elizabeth Hudie. “On...
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College and University Visits

September 30, 2018
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Letter to Grade 12 Students

September 30, 2018
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Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 25, 2018
​ To Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of Students in the Lambton Kent District School Board: The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members.  When a student behaves inappropriately, principals will most often employ progressive discipline strategies to...
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LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27

September 25, 2018
​ Although Orange Shirt Day is officially held on Sept. 30, the Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 27 to honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home. We encouraged staff and students to wear orange...
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Violence Threat Risk Assessment

September 16, 2018
Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol.
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LKDSB provides update on Great Lakes Secondary School renovation

September 11, 2018
​Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) Senior Administration has informed the Great Lakes Secondary School community that it is anticipating the opening of the permanent site to be September 2019. The LKDSB continues to have regular contact with the site contractor, Jasper Construction Corp. Although construction on the site progressed throughout...
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Student Accident Insurance - Voluntary Purchase

September 04, 2018

The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide insurance coverage to students for accidents occurring at school or during school activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc.).  For your convenience, the Board has made arrangements for families wishing to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance. Plans are available through the Kids...
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Student Planner 2018-09-03

September 03, 2018
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Bus Cancellations

September 03, 2018
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Academic Geography

September 02, 2018
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Academic French

September 02, 2018
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2018-19 Student Handbook

August 18, 2018
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Newsletter 2018-08-09

August 09, 2018
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Message from Chair Hudie and Director Costello re: Health and Physical Education Curriculum

July 26, 2018
​Dear Parents/Guardians, The Ontario government recently announced that the provincial Health and Physical Education curriculum from 1998 will replace the revised curriculum implemented in 2015. While we await the next steps from the Ministry of Education, we want to assure our school communities that the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB)...
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Student iPad Agreement

June 24, 2018
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EQAO Results

June 11, 2018
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Message from Director Costello re: Update on Great Lakes Secondary School Site

June 07, 2018
​Dear parents/guardians, I want to inform you that the opening of the Great Lakes Secondary School permanent site has been delayed to a date to be determined, as a result of construction delays due to available skilled tradespeople in the area. I understand that this may cause some questions and concerns,...
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Construction challenges result in delayed opening of GLSS site

June 07, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) was informed today by the contractor of the Great Lakes Secondary School permanent site, Jasper Construction Corp., that the facility will not be completed in time for a September 2018 opening due to challenges related to securing available skilled tradespeople to work on the...
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Letter

June 07, 2018
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Prom Expectations

May 28, 2018
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LKSSAA athletic activities cancelled today (May 28)

May 28, 2018
​In the interest of student safety, LKSSAA Executive has decided to cancel athletic activities today (Monday, May 28). This decision is based on the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada. All games will be rescheduled by convenors as soon as possible. SWOSSAA has been contacted and will be rescheduling games...
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EQAO Math

May 27, 2018
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LKSSAA activities cancelled Friday, May 25 due to smog and poor air quality

May 25, 2018
All LKSSAA activities are cancelled today (Friday, May 25), ​due to an Environment Canada smog and air health advisory. Student safety is a top priority for the LKSSAA Executive and the Lambton Kent District School Board.  Convenors will work with schools to reschedule the activities. Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal....
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Katarina MacLeod

May 21, 2018
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IMPACT Event

May 16, 2018
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LKDSB Celebrates ‘Equity in Action’ During Education Week, May 7-11

May 03, 2018
​ The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 7 to May 11 as Education Week across Ontario. In accordance with the Ministry's theme, the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) theme for this year is "Equity in Action!" Events and activities will be held across the LKDSB, which highlight...
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Message from Director Costello re: Humboldt tragedy

April 09, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the bus accident involving youth from Humboldt, Saskatchewan. We recognize this incident resonates locally, as our students are not isolated from media reports and conversations on social media. Our thoughts go out to students, parents, staff and community members who are impacted by this...
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Important message from Director Jim Costello

April 06, 2018
​Dear Parents & Guardians, I am writing to update you on the recent social media posts regarding an alleged threat to student and staff safety at our schools. The Lambton Kent District School Board takes all alleged threats to students and staff safety seriously and have responded accordingly to ensure student...
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GLSS, John N. Given Public School and Plympton-Wyoming Public School to host open house events

March 29, 2018
​Staff and members of the Transition Committees at Great Lakes Secondary School, John N. Given Public School and Plympton-Wyoming Public School invite students, families, staff, alumni and community members to attend the following upcoming open house events to celebrate the students and history of the buildings as they prepare to transition...
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SCITS Memorabilia

March 18, 2018
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Empty Bowls

March 17, 2018
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Literacy Test

March 17, 2018
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LKDSB International Education Looking for Homestay Families

March 05, 2018
Next year LKDSB International Education Program hopes to welcome more international students into our school and our community.  We are looking for homestay families who wish to welcome students from China, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, and other countries for short stays or even for a semester or full year.  We are looking...
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Update re: Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP)

March 02, 2018
​The integration of technology in the classroom is a priority for supporting student success and the promotion of innovative learning environments at the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). After careful consideration and community consultation, Senior Administration has decided to continue to the 1-to-1 Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP) program to...
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The Revue Promotion: CHOK Interview

February 28, 2018
Promotion for The Revue on CHOK this morning by Steven Barcroft, Liberty Clements, and Brianna Maitland, March 1-3, 7:30 p.m.
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The Revue Promotion: Fox FM Interview

February 28, 2018
​Promotion for The Revue on Fox FM this morning by Steven Barcroft, Liberty Clements, and Brianna Maitland, March 1-3, 7:30 p.m.
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Become a Student Trustee

February 28, 2018
Full-time Lambton Kent District School Board secondary students are invited to apply to become a Student Trustee.
Student Trustees provide student voice on the LKDSB Board of Trustees. Elected Trustees will attend all Board Meetings and serve on the Student Senate.
NEW: Indigenous Student Trustee position
Students who...
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Message from Director Jim Costello

February 15, 2018
​We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people lost their lives and numerous others were injured as victims of a shooting. We all have a responsibility to help our students feel safe and work towards...
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Newsletter 2018-02-12

February 11, 2018
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Exam Info Revised

January 19, 2018
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Revised Exam Schedule

January 19, 2018
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Revised Exams

January 15, 2018
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Exam Schedule

January 15, 2018
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Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

January 11, 2018
​The Lambton Kent District School Board has developed the following plan, which is to be followed in the event of disruptions to the examination schedule, due to inclement weather. Exams In the event that inclement weather forces the cancellation of buses in any of Zones 1 through 4; exams at all Sarnia-Lambton...
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School Boundaries

January 10, 2018
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Questions and Answers

January 06, 2018
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EQAO Math

January 02, 2018
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Exams 2018-01-01

January 01, 2018
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Awards and School Letter

December 31, 2017
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Student Handbook

December 11, 2017
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Buses Cancelled

December 11, 2017
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Student Handbook Revision

December 04, 2017
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Letter to Great Lakes Secondary School families regarding teacher charged

November 30, 2017
Click on "Read More" to view an important letter to Great Lakes Secondary School families. November 30, 2017 Dear Great Lakes Secondary School Students and Families: I am writing to inform you today that Sarnia Police Service charged Barb Organ, a teacher at our school, with sexual exploitation and sexual assault...
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Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 20, 2017

November 20, 2017
​On November 19, the Ontario Government passed back to work legislation that required the legal strike by Ontario College Faculty (as represented by OPSEU) to be terminated through binding mediation-arbitration.  Dual Credit and SWAC Programs
All SWAC classes will resume at the respective colleges on Tuesday, November 21 and Dual Credit...
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Update on College Labour Disruption - Nov. 16, 2017

November 16, 2017
​Following a vote on Nov. 14–16, 2017, Ontario's college faculty (as represented by OPSEU) rejected the College Employer Council's contract offer. As a result Lambton Kent District School Board's Dual Credit Program continues to be suspended. SWAC Program
SWAC classes will continue at their alternate locations as outlined below:
Lambton College Secondary...
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Great Lakes Current

November 15, 2017
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Update for students re: St. Clair and Lambton College labour disruption (Oct. 16, 2017)

October 16, 2017
​Ontario's college faculty, as represented by OPSEU, has not reached a contract deal with the College Employer Council. As a result, all public colleges in Ontario are currently involved in a strike action as of Monday, Oct. 16, including St. Clair and Lambton College. Dual Credit Program As a result of...
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Update for students regarding potential St. Clair and Lambton College labour disruption on Oct. 16

October 13, 2017
Ontario's college faculty (as represented by OPSEU) is currently engaged in contract talks with the College Employer Council.  At this point in time, a deal has not been reached. As such, Monday, October 16 has been set as the earliest time that a legal strike or lockout could potentially begin at all...
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Dr. Dean Kriellaars Presents "Can Physical Activity Promote Emotional Development?"

October 11, 2017
​Please join Dr. Dean Kriellaars and both the Lambton Kent District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board on October 25 at St. Patrick's Catholic High School and October 26 at Winston Churchill Public School from 6:30-8 p.m. to learn about the ABC's of physical activity and how it can...
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Letter to Grade 12 Students

October 11, 2017
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Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

September 28, 2017
​ To Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of students in the Lambton Kent District School Board: The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members.  When a student behaves inappropriately, principals will most often employ progressive discipline strategies to...
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2017-18 EQAO Results

September 23, 2017
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Student Accident Insurance available for voluntary purchase

September 06, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide coverage to students for accidents occurring at school or during school activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc.).  For your convenience, the Board has made arrangements for families wishing to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance. Plans are available through the Kids Plus™...
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Use of Student Personal Information

September 04, 2017
​ Please see the disclosure of how student personal information is used.  Please contact the principal if you have any concerns.
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Traditional Territory Acknowledgment

September 02, 2017
As part of the daily opening exercises, schools in the LKDSB will make a traditional territory acknowledgment.  Approved by the trustees of the LKDSB as recommended by the Indigenous Liaison Committee (ILC), the acknowledgment is consistent with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ( http://www.trc.ca ).    Traditional Territory...
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The LKDSB on the Go App will be discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017

August 31, 2017
​The LKDSB on the Go App will discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017. No updates will be made to the app following this date. A survey of staff, students, parents and community members, was conducted to better understand the use of the LKDSB on the Go App and customer satisfaction to...
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Phase Two of Construction is Approved

August 29, 2017
LKDSB trustees approved a recommendation to award the phase two construction tender ton August 29.  The renovation and addition at the Murphy Road site is expected to cost $23.4 million, bringing the total cost of the project to $24.5 million.  The project is expected to begin within weeks and be complete...
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Homestay Families Sought for International Students

August 10, 2017
We are currently looking for homestay families for three female grade ten scholarship students from the Canary Islands for four months beginning September.   The students are high achievers.   It is expected that they become involved in their family and their school.   Spanish is their first language but they...
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Share your thoughts on proposed focus areas for accessibility standards for education

August 09, 2017
The Ministry of Education, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is soliciting public input on the potential scope of the Education Standard Development Committee, which will be established in the fall of 2017. The ESDC will be working towards developing an accessibility standard for education, under...
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Student Registration for 2017-18

August 09, 2017
Student Registration and Grade Nine Student Orientation Student registration (for pre-registered students) will take place the last week of August. On Monday, August 28 , 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., grade nine students will register. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., they will have orientation activities concluding with lunch....
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Quick Facts

August 09, 2017
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Demonstration of Learning

August 09, 2017
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CASL

July 18, 2017
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Student iPad Agreement

July 17, 2017
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Registration

July 17, 2017
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Student Handbook

July 17, 2017
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Volunteers

July 05, 2017
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Experience Ontario

July 04, 2017
​ Graduated by August, 2017, but not sure what to do after school?  Experience Ontario provides a combination of career exploration experiences, career coaching and supports to explore postsecondary education and apprenticeship training (PSE) opportunities.
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Joy Shah News Release

June 27, 2017
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Basketball Camp

June 24, 2017
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Literacy Test Results

June 14, 2017
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Provincial government changes to drinking water regulations for schools, effective July 1

June 14, 2017
​The Ontario government has made amendments to Ontario Regulation 243, which came into effect for schools in 2007 and is intended to reduce children's exposure to lead in drinking water. Effective July 1, 2017, amendments to the regulation make it necessary for samples to be collected and tested for lead content...
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Student Handbook

June 04, 2017
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Student Handbook

June 02, 2017
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School Climate Survey

June 02, 2017
​Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete a school climate survey.  Fore more information see School Climate Survey.pdf
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EQAO Grade Nine Math Assessment

June 01, 2017
The grade nine EQAO math assessment will be written on June 13 and 14 in math class. Click on Information Letter for more information.
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Share your thoughts on proposed focus areas for accessibility standards for education

May 31, 2017
​The Ministry of Education, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is soliciting public input on the potential scope of the Education Standard Development Committee, which will be established in the fall of 2017. The ESDC will be working towards developing an accessibility standard for education, under...
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Logo

May 29, 2017
Great Lakes Secondary School unveiled its new logo on May 26, 2017 for students and staff. News Release 2017-05-29 (Logo).pdf
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Ministry of Education conducting online survey and public engagement sessions regarding the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

May 25, 2017
​The Ministry of Education is conducting an online survey to encourage feedback and inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework . This survey is intended to capture the successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities...
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2017-18 Student Senators

May 19, 2017
​Congratulations to Maggie Parkinson and Nathalie de Rechter who have been selected as LKDSB Student Senators for 2017-18.
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Catherine Wilson Foundation Donation

May 19, 2017
Great Lakes Secondary School appreciates the generous donation from the Catherine Wilson Foundation in support of student scholarships, athletics, and the Catherine Wilson Library.
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2017 GLSS Student Art Show Award Recipients

May 16, 2017
​Great Lakes Secondary School had its first student art show.  With over 40 entries, eleven awards were presented on May 11.  "A n integral part of studying Visual Arts is learning and developing new skills, taking yourself out of your comfort zone and taking pride in what you have been able...
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Music Festival Results

May 10, 2017
Congratulations to the Music Department on their fantastic results at the Lambton County Music Festival.  2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 7 Firsts, 3 Seconds, and 1 Third. LCMF Results.pdf
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Great Lakes Musical Theatre

May 09, 2017
​ Great Lakes Musical Theatre is proud to present "Grease", May 11-13, 7 p.m.  Tickets are available from the main office or any cast member.
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LKDSB Parent Involvement Committee Event

May 09, 2017
​Staying Connected Well-Being Unplugged.  Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Sarnia Education Centre Boardroom, 200 Wellington Street.
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GLSS Student Art Show

May 08, 2017
Please join us in celebrating our first ever GLSS Student Art Show!  Come out and celebrate our student's talents!  They have worked really hard to create innovative and creative artworks for you to enjoy.  There is also an opportunity for you to vote for your favourite artwork for the "People's Choice...
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Hosting an international student

April 11, 2017

​We are delighted to announce that our school will be welcoming international students from around the world this upcoming fall and we could use your help. The plan is for each of these students to live with a host family who will make them feel welcome, share our Canadian ways, and...
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Ministry of Education Funding Announcement

April 11, 2017
​The Ministry of Education has announced a $16 million capital investment for GLSS. Oct31_LKDSB_Ministry_Funding_Announcement.pdf Letter from Jim Costello, Director of Education

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Great Lakes Secondary School
275 Wellington St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 1H1
519-336-0220
Principal: Paul Wiersma
Vice Principal: Jeremy Gower
Vice Principal: Caroline White
Bus Zone: 2BUS STATUS

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