Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 03:00 PM
The new K-12 school on Jasperson Drive in Kingsville that will serve students and families across the south shore of Essex County will be known as Erie Migration Academy.
It opens in September, 2024 for 1045 elementary and 753 secondary students. It’s cost is approximately $60 million.
Students from the communities of Kingsville, Colchester, Harrow, Leamington and Pelee Island will make up the new school community. Lake Erie is the predominant feature that connects all the municipalities.
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 02:57 PM
The new, public K-8 school on Tecumseh Road will be a guiding light for education in the area. Construction of the building began in 2022, at a cost of $22,500,000. On February 20th the GECDSB Board of Trustees approved the name Beacon Heights Public School. Both titular words, which comprise the name, are metaphoric in nature and meaningful, educationally.
A beacon is a light which provides direction as well as being a source of inspiration. Heights is the extreme, vertical point of a structure...
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 09:06 PM
The Student of the Month for February is Nolan Papineau, a Grade 12 student at Belle River District High School. Nolan is a true role model for this month’s theme of “kindness”.
“Nolan Papineau is the kindest student I have ever known,” says STEPS department head Ms. Sovran. “If you were to survey our classroom and ask, “Who is your best friend?”, almost all the students would answer, “Nolan!”. Our non-verbal students would not say his name, but they would point to him and give him a big hug....
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 09:23 AM
The Greater Essex County District School Board is changing the start date for Kindergarten in September 2024. All students, including JK and SK students, will now begin the school year on Tuesday, September 3rd. In previous years Kindergarten students began classes on Monday of the following week. Being able to take part in all 194 instructional days and immediately become full members of a school community are advantages for kindergarten students. Families, especially those with multiple...
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2024 01:02 PM
Dear Parents and Guardians,
A full solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024. This phenomenon happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, casting a shadow on the earth that blocks the sun’s light in some areas.
In Windsor-Essex County we will experience some of the most intense effects of the eclipse between 1:57 p.m. and 3:17 p.m.
As this will be during scheduled dismissals, out of concern for student safety during that period of almost complete darkness, we will dismiss all...