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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

April 26, 2017
​ The annual dinner and celebration of the GECDSB Special Olympics will be held on Friday, May 5th at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 10. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $225. For tickets contact Stephen Silvaggio @...

GECDSB Special Olympics

April 24, 2017
​Friday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.  

Massey Chess Success

April 24, 2017
​ On the weekend of April 7th-9th, nine players from the Vincent Massey Chess Club participated in the 2017 Ontario High School Chess Championships in Toronto. The team consisting of Ellen Tao, Lily Zhou, Zhehai Zhang, Joshua Mathews, Jeffrey Zhu, Stefano Lee, You Zhou,Jeremy Mathews, and Rachel Tao, finished first in both the Intermediate...

Stars of the GECDSB Concert

April 21, 2017
​        An evening of music and dance performed by some of the best student artists from throughout the GECDSB. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance.

GECPIC Workshop for Parents

April 18, 2017
​This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  

A Day in the Life

March 27, 2017
​ A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.

GECPIC Parent Workshops

March 24, 2017
​The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.    

Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
​Saturday, April 8th.    

Student Trustee Applications

February 21, 2017
​Deadline to apply is March 10th. Click on this link for application instructions.

Financing Post Secondary Education

February 07, 2017
​ The University of Windsor is offering an information session to help prospective students and their families plan for financing their university education. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend the Financing Your University Education information session at the University of Windsor.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7...

2017 School Climate Surveys

February 06, 2017
​ The 2017 GECDSB School Climate Surveys are now being conducted. We encourage all parents/guardians and individuals in our school communities to provide their ideas and opinions. To participate, access the survey by clicking this link:

Concert to Benefit Jumpstart Nutrition Program

February 06, 2017
​​The band White Noise will pay tribute to the New Wave sounds of the '80s. Thursday, Feb. 9th at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

Mental Health Seminar Series

January 17, 2017
​The GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County.  ...

Immunization Deadline for Secondary Students

January 17, 2017
 *Special in school immunization clinics have been scheduled: Monday, Feb. 6th - Vincent Massey SS Friday, Feb. 10th - Leamington DSS Wednesday, Feb. 22nd - Kennedy CI (tentative) The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has made an important announcement regarding immunization records for students born in 1999 and 2000. Students have up...

Promoting Well-Being

December 09, 2016
​ The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a shared vision of how we can best support the well-being of all students, in collaboration with parents, students, educators and administrators, counsellors, social workers, and community partners across the province. The Ministry wants to learn from, and build on the...

WFA Mural Partnership

December 02, 2016
​ There's a vibrant, new addition to the visual ambience along California Avenue. Students, staff and community partners of Westview Freedom Academy recently unveiled a mural on the front of the school. Designed and created by Mrs. Carruthers' Media and Visual arts students, the mural is meant to show that the school...

Cereal Box Challenge

November 28, 2016
​ Pantries at school breakfast programs are well-stocked with at least one staple for the next little while. More than 2.7 million grams of cereal was collected and donated in this year's Cereal Box Challenge. Six schools and the Board Administration building staff took part. Twenty-eight school breakfast programs and a number...

Rebels Most Spirited @ OSLC

November 22, 2016
​ Speaker Nick Foley, who bicycled across Canada to promote inclusion for special needs students, said that little things done consistently lead to change.  Our Rebels said thank you, engaged positively with the presenters, held open doors, helped clean up, looked for ways to help others and were always polite and well...

OSSLT Update

November 17, 2016
​ Some Grade 10 students who wrote the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) in October before the on-line network was disrupted will receive scores for the exam. The Education Quality Assessment Office (EQAO), which oversees the provincial testing, has completed a review of the recent test administration and released its...

Grade 8 Transition Nights

November 10, 2016
​ GECDSB high schools host information nights for Grade 8 students in Windsor and Essex County to begin their transition to Grade 9. (a number of schools have already held their Grade 8 Information Nights - for information on any GECDSB high schools not listed below please contact the school) ​...

New Schools for the GECDSB

November 07, 2016
A magnificent autumn afternoon was made more glorious with a special announcement in front of the century-old General Amherst High School in Amherstburg. "A new school is exciting and can revitalize a community. It can create a host of possibilities for everyone." Trustee Ron LeClair told the gathering of students, staff and municipal...

Community Kitchen Lake to Plate

November 04, 2016
​ In October a group of Specialist High Skills Major students from the Community Kitchen at the Unemployed Help Centre spent a day learning where food comes from and the importance of buying locally and sustainability of food sources. As learning cooks, it is important for the students to understand the...

EcoSchools training Day

November 04, 2016
​ The annual training day for GECDSB EcoSchools teams will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Ciociaro Club. The special feature will be a performance by the Jelly Fish Project, a band which travels the country with a message about the ecology of our...

Website Upgrade

October 26, 2016
​ The GECDSB's public website - - and all our individual school web sites are undergoing upgrades.
We want to provide the best possible service and information for our students, their families, staff and our communities but there is a small cost for this improvement.
From October 23rd to November 8th our sites will...

Adding Math Capacity

October 26, 2016
​ Based on the theorem that increasing the mathematical expertise of all educators in our system will have a proportional impact on student success, the GECDSB Math Strategy Team has started delivering a series of workshops. The first order of business was to work with all the teaching consultants, followed by...

SOTM - October Maria Jose

October 26, 2016
​ The Student of the Month for October 2016 is Maria Jose, a Grade 12 student at Walkervillke Collegiate Institute. Maria is a well-rounded student who excels in academics, the arts, and engages in a number of extracurricular activities. She is a dedicated member of Walkerville's Model United Nations, Social Justice...


October 26, 2016
​The Education Quality and Accountability Office cancelled the online literacy assessment scheduled for today due to widespread technical issues with the online Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test network. Eligible students were to write the literacy test online today at secondary schools across the province, including all 14 of the GECDSB’s secondary...