November 05, 2019
In support of the Ontario Ministry of Education's Community Planning and Partnerships initiative, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) will explore opportunities to share facilities with community partners. The goal is to optimize the use of public assets owned by the GECDSB to benefit the Board, its students and...
October 22, 2019
"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance
October 18, 2019
Here's an updated calendar of upcoming events from our Student Success department.
October 15, 2019
The Student of the Month for October is Selia Neudorf, a
Grade 12 student at Kingsville District High School. Selia is an outstanding student and is invested in both the
school and greater Kingsville community. She has achieved an above 90% average
every year she has been in high school. She...
October 08, 2019
You can still register for the GECDSB International Languages Program. It begins Saturday, Oct. 12 and you can sign up at one of the following schools: Forest Glade – 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German,
Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood – 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
September 27, 2019
Collective agreements with education workers in Ontario expired August 31, 2019. During the negotiations process the GECDSB will keep families and the community up to date with the most recent confirmed news and information on the Labour Negotiations 2019
section of this website.
October 6, 2019 A tentative...
September 17, 2019
The Student of the Month for September is Kayla
Kuharski-Baker, a Grade 12 student at Belle River District High School. Over the past few years, Kayla has volunteered for an
organization that provides assistance to residents in
impoverished countries. She helped with a building project in Costa Rica during
September 09, 2019
The GECDSB is seeking to fill vacancies on its Special Education Advisory Committee
(S.E.A.C.) commencing September, 2019. Local Associations that support children with special needs are invited to apply by completing the application (below). Completed application packages must be forwarded to: Mike Wilcox, Superintendent of Special Education, GECDSB, 451 Park St....
September 03, 2019
A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jessica Sartori - I hope that everyone in the GECDSB community has enjoyed a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation, and maybe even a little casual reading, writing, and ’rithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
June 04, 2019
Vincent Massey SS School Council invites families to an evening of good company and information on Tuesday, June 11th.
June 03, 2019
All schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board, as well as the Administrative Offices, will fly the Pride Flag during the week of June 3 - 7. For insight into the purpose of this action, please read this information pamphlet that has been distributed to all schools: Pride
May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex
May 22, 2019
The results of the 2019 GECDSB School Climate Surveys have been posted. Click on this link to view a review of the dats: 2019 School Climate Surveys
May 16, 2019
Parent applications are now being accepted for GECPIC (GECDSB Parent Involvement Committee). The deadline is May 31st. For more information visit the GECPIC page through this link: GEC Parent Engagement Page
May 15, 2019
The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program will offer camps from July 8 - August 16 (2019) for children in Grades 1-8. There is a one-time fee of $20 per child due at registration. 2019 FOY Registration Form.pdf
May 08, 2019
note that the calendar posted on May 6, 2019 incorrectly listed that November
11 was a holiday on the School Year Calendar. That was an error. Please remove
any versions of that calendar and replace with this one.
March 25, 2019
Join us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians. (Use the QR code - below the poster to access registration forms on line)
March 20, 2019
Join us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB track & field events.
March 13, 2019
The GECDSB invites public input on the topic of Educational Development Charges on Tuesday, April 2nd. For detailed information visit the EDC page on this website: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
March 13, 2019
An English as a Second Language program will begin at Kennedy C.I. in September, 2019. Learn more about it at an Open House on April 17th.
March 07, 2019
The GECDSB Math Task Force has reconvened for another year. It has been almost 3 years since the original report was issued. Part of the work of the MTF is to gather and look at data and in an effort to capture parent / guardian perspective, we invite you to...
February 25, 2019
MusicFest Windsor will be held at Windsor's Capitol Theatre March 4-6. Thirteen GECDSB school bands and choirs will be taking part. Click the link: Windsor MusicFest
for more information
February 08, 2019
The boundaries for the 2 schools will be altered for the 2019-20 school year. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at Dougall Public School (811 Dougall Ave.) at 6:00 p.m. to explain the changes and why they are happening. West Gate - Dougall Boundary Change Initial Notice
February 04, 2019
Current Grade 9 – Grade 12 Secondary School Students
Application procedures for
Public Secondary School Transfers The Greater Essex County District School Board announces the secondary school student transfer process for all current grade 9 to grade 12 secondary school students of the board who wish to...
January 29, 2019
Please note that there has been an alteration to the schedule for International Languages in March 2019: There will be no classes on March 9th - there will be classes on March 23rd
January 28, 2019
The Stoytelling Series event scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28th at W.F. Herman Academy has been postponed due to the weather. A rescheduled date will be determined.
January 22, 2019
The students and staff of Walkerville Collegiate and the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts present their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the WCI auditorium beginning Friday, February 22nd. It's the story of a widowed inventor, Caractacus Potts, his 2 children and candy heiress Truly Scruptious as they travel...
January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.
January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome.
December 21, 2018
During December the 5/6M class at LaSalle Public School conducted a school-wide drive to collect food and winter accessories for Drouillard Place .
Approximately 1,800 items were collected and delivered just before the holiday break.
December 11, 2018
The Student Senate's Student of the Month for December, 2018 is Sandwich Secondary School Grade 9 student, Cullen Roy. To read about Cullen's accomplishments visit the Student Senate's website.
December 07, 2018
The GECDSB is sharing this important information on behalf of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit :
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit would like to inform
you that there has been a higher number of infants and young children reported
with influenza (the flu) this year. If your...
December 04, 2018
Grade 8 students and their families have an opportunity to prepare for high school by visiting an Information Night at their area public high school. Tour the building, meet the staff and learn about the great programs available in Grades 9-12. Click here to see the times and dates of upcoming
November 22, 2018
Caitlyn Humber, a Grade 10 student at Belle River District High School is the GECDSB Student Senate Student of the Month for November, 2018. To read about Caitlyn's accomplishments visit the Student Senate website.
November 19, 2018
Passion, pique and pageantry will be on display as the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts presents Moliere's classic 17 th century comedy, The Learned Ladies November 23 rd – December 1 st at Walkerville Collegiate Institute. A talentless poet has duped all the women in the Paris home of wealthy...
November 15, 2018
Support the Riverside Secondary School STEPS Program.
November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy.
November 02, 2018
The Greater Essex County District School Board is inviting community organizations and any interested individuals to attend a public meeting to explore opportunities for sharing facitlities. The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the board room at the GECDSB administration building (451 Park St.W., Windsor). The...
October 25, 2018
The application deadline to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at either Leamington DSS or Riverside SS in the 2019-20 school year is December 7, 2018. To dowload the application form visit the I.B. page on the GECDSB website.
Riverside (for General Amherst, Belle River, Massey, Herman, Tecumseh Vista Academy,...
October 22, 2018
Phase 2 of the provincial consultation on education reform will allow parents / guardians and interested individuals to particpate in discussions during Telephone Town Hall sessions. In Southwestern Ontario the sessions will be held: - Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday, November 1st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30...
October 17, 2018
The GECDSB's Special Education Advisory Committee is soliciting applications from local associations to fill positions for the upcoming term. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 2nd. SEAC Ad 2018.pdf
October 10, 2018
Girls in Grades 9-12: register now for this exciting opportunity.
September 05, 2018
On behalf of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the GECDSB is obliged to notify families of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 that complete immunization records must be submitted to the Health Unit by the end of the day, September 18th, 2018. Families should have received notices advising them of...
June 27, 2018
The GECDSB is looking for qualified applicants for a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee. Please visit this page on our website
for detailed information.
May 10, 2018
This survey is now closed The GECDSB is interested in seeking input from our community about implementing an International Baccalaureate Programme (I.B.) Primary Years Programme and / or Middle Years Programme. We offer parents / guardians the opportunity to complete a brief, anonymous survey on this page: Elementary I.B. Programs Survey
May 02, 2018
As a service to our communities, the GECDSB has posted information on the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. Visit our page: Elections Information
April 27, 2018
Join staff, students, alumni and former staff members to celebrate the 50th anniversary of William Davis Public School.
April 24, 2018
Western Secondary School presents Return to the 80s, a theatrical and musical revue of 32 movies from the 1980s. For information visit call 519-726-6138. Return to the 80s
April 12, 2018
A series of boundary adjustments will take place in September, 2018 affecting the Central, Bellewood, Giles Campus, and Marlborough public school communities. For more information, boundary maps and Q & A reports visit our page: Windsor Area Boundary Adjustments
April 03, 2018
The Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts and Walkerville Collegiate Institute present Hairspray, a Tony Award-winning musical: April 27, 28, May 3, 4, & 5 @ 7:00 p.m. and April 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the WCI auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be available...
March 28, 2018
The GECDSB is inviting comments, input or suggestions on a proposed School Year Calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. To review: click here
March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale.
March 22, 2018
Thirty-eight (38) GECDSB students will be taking part in the Get Skilled competition, Saturday, March 24th at St. Clair College. This competition tests students' skills in Architectural CAD, Precision Metal Cutting, Auto Service, Team Carpentry, Culinary, Mechanical CAD, Photography and Welding. Our highest placing students will represent the GECDSB at...
March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.
February 21, 2018
On behalf of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the GECDSB is obliged to notify all students born in 2000 & 2001 that complete immunization records must be submitted by March 19th. Those who have not yet done so will receive school suspension notices from the Health Unit in the mail....
February 06, 2018
A series of free seminars to provide information and support to families about mental health issues.
February 05, 2018
The Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts presents The Trojan Women , based on the original play, written by Euripides. It's a beautiful and moving presentation depicting the struggle of the survivors of the Trojan War. Shows are Feb. 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb....
February 02, 2018
February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.
January 17, 2018
The first sessions of this year's Mental Health Seminar Series have been scheduled - January 17th in Windsor and January 24th in Leamington.
December 22, 2017
Any current Grade 8 students who wish to attend a public secondary school outside their designated residential attendance area for the school year beginning in September 2018 must apply between Monday January 8 th and Friday January 19 th . Applications made after the closing date will not be accepted. For...
December 13, 2017
School boards are required by provincial legislation to develop executive compensation packages and offer members of the public the opportunity to provide feedback. To review the proposed Executive Compensation Plan for the Greater Essex County District School Board click through this link: Executive Compensation.pdf
To comment or offer input e-mail:...
December 11, 2017
With the arrival of winter weather student transportation could be delayed or cancelled depending on road and travelling conditions. For immediate information each morning or for details on the process for cancellations check the Buskids Storm Sentinel page on line - http://www.buskids.ca/sentinel.asp
On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage www.publicboard.ca
November 10, 2017
Grade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program
November 01, 2017
GECDSB high schools each host an evening for Grade 8 students and their families to visit and learn about their high school and to start preparing for Grade 9. To find the date and time for the high school in your area, click on the link, below. GECDSB Grade 8
October 26, 2017
November Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.
October 13, 2017
The community is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Leamington District Secondary School and tour our new building.
October 11, 2017
The Ontario Safe Water Drinking Act( Reg. 243/07) has, since 2007, required school boards to flush the cold water plumbing on a daily or weekly basis, maintain flushing logs, take annual water samples, and report drinking water test results to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). On July 1 st...
October 02, 2017
An Elementary occasional teacher goes to different schools, often on a daily basis, teaching in classrooms they have never visited before. It helps to have someone who goes out of their way to make each day successful. To publicly recognize this type of support the Greater Essex County Occasional teachers branch of ETFO presents...
September 20, 2017
According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit there are still a number of students born in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with incomplete immunization records. Families should have received notices, by mail, in June. To provide an update or to make an appointment at the immunization clinic call the Health Unit...
September 18, 2017
Young women in Grades 9, 10 & 11 will learn about career opportunities in the skilled trades and meet employers in the area at the 5th annual Build a Dream event on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information visit: webuildadream.com
September 07, 2017
Once again this year the GECDSB is offering free International Language classes for students in Grades 1-8. 14 languages are being offered this year. To register print the Int Languages Registration Form 2017-2018.docx
and submit it to your home school by September 21st. Classes will be offered this year at Forest...
July 14, 2017
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June 15, 2017
The Greater Essex County District School Board will offer French Immersion for students in the Leamington area at Gore Hill Public School starting in September, 2017. To begin, there will be a Kindergarten class only, with a grade level added each subsequent school year. To register, contact Gore Hill PS @...
June 13, 2017
A second registration session for the Herman Helping Hands Summer Band Camp will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at W.F. Herman Academy.
June 13, 2017
Tecumseh Vista's Girls Doubles team of Seija Huhtala (grade 10) and Camilla Marangelli (grade 12) (pictured, right) earned a gold medal at the 2017 OFSSAA Tennis tournament in Toronto. They won the final match 8 games to 2 with aggressive serves and point-ending net play. "The title capped a perfect 18-0 season for the 16-year-old...
June 01, 2017
Students in Grades 5-9 can improve their skills and increase their musical appreciation at Herman Helping Hands Summer Band Camp. The camp will be held at David Maxwell Public School August 14th - 25th. Registration is Wednesday, June 6th from 4-7:00 p.m. at Maxwell (1648 Francois, Windsor). For more information contact Amiee Poirier...
May 24, 2017
A survey has been created to collect ideas, opinions and suggestions about the new high school to be built in Amherstburg. A location has not yet been selected, but input from the community will assist the Board with the design process. This new high school will serve the Amherstburg area...
May 17, 2017
Administrations recommendations for the Leamington Program and Accommodation Review will be presented to the GECDSB Board of Trustees at a special public meeting on Wednesday, May 24th at the Board auditorium, 451 Park St. W. in Windsor, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Public input will also be received at this time. For...
May 11, 2017
The Kennedy Collegiate Institute student success team is hosting a job fair, Wednesday, May 17th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the KCI gymnasium. The fair is geared toward students who do not plan to attend post-secondary schools after graduation and would like to go directly to the workplace. More...
May 04, 2017
This year the GECDSB is pleased, once again, to be partners with the YMCA in summer camps for kids in Grades 1-8. Click here for more information
and to access the Camp Registration Form.
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 @...
April 24, 2017
Friday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.
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...
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.
April 18, 2017
This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.
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.
March 24, 2017
The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.
March 13, 2017
Saturday, April 8th.
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...
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.
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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) ...
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...
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...
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...
October 26, 2016
The GECDSB's public website - www.publicboard.ca - 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...
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...
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...