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Student senators gathered last week to learn, lead and inspire. The event, hosted by Student Trustees Maggie Baker, Keira Gayowsky and Aleena Skye included break-out brainstorming sessions zeroing in on topics students are prioritizing.
Grand Erie's elementary schools have introduced communication boards, featuring easy-to-understand icons and symbols, as a universal tool to assist learners with speech difficulties in expressing needs and thoughts, fostering inclusivity and understanding among students, educators, and families.
As temperatures dip below freezing this week, Grand Erie District School Board is reminding families of its operational plans for dealing with hazardous winter weather.
It's never too early to be thinking about the start of school, and if your child will be four years old by the end of 2024, online registration is now open for Kindergarten in Grand Erie. 
Early Childhood Educators play an essential role in building positive outcomes for the youngest learners. Their dedication nurtures curiosity and creates welcoming spaces to explore, learn, develop a strong sense of themselves, and mutual respect for those around them.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 26, Valley Heights Secondary School hosted a disc golf tournament for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 from Langton, Port Rowan, Courtland and Houghton Public Schools.
To say that the current cohort of Grand Erie graduates has had a unique secondary school experience is a bit of an understatement. Many of these learners were just getting into the swing of things at the high school level, managing timetables, exams, extracurriculars, new friendships and interests, and beginning to look to future plans, when a global pandemic that hit mid-year challenged everything they’d come to know and expect at this stage of their learning journeys. 
Provincial EQAO results from the assessments held during the 2022-23 school year are now available online and serve as a data snapshot used alongside assessments from other sources.
We are deeply saddened by the deadly attacks and ongoing violence taking place in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with those impacted, and we recognize that this is a devastating time for many in the Grand Erie community.  
Literary magic is unfolding in Grand Erie. Thanks to Grand Erie’s hardworking team of teaching consultants and library technicians, a wealth of new literacy materials have made their way into elementary schools, sparking curiosity and encouraging interest in reading.
On the Friday of Truth of Reconciliation Week, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School played McKinnon Park Secondary School in its now-annual Every Child Matters football game, a collaborative effort planned by the PJ team, the Indigenous Student Association, Athletic Council and Student Council.
Two elementary school facilities are set to open in 2025, serving the rapidly growing Brantford and Haldimand regions. 
The music program at Simcoe Composite School is starting the year off on a high note, thanks to a donation pitch that struck all the right chords, and will make an instrumental difference for learners pursuing music education in the years to come. 
As students and staff settle into a new school year, a sense of excitement remains. This summer, Grand Erie schools across the region were transformed by detailed renovations, setting the scene for new opportunities to learn, lead and inspire. 
During Grand Erie's Regular Board meeting on Monday, September 25, Tammy Sault assumed the role of trustee, representing the interests, under the Education Services Agreement, of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) students who attend Grand Erie schools.
The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board (BHNCDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (Grand Erie) have officially obtained ownership of a 6.18-acre site in Caledonia, the future home of a joint-use elementary school site that will serve the needs of the area’s growing population.
We are aware of protests that may occur in locations across the Grand Erie region today. We recognize that these planned demonstrations and associated social media activity may negatively impact Grand Erie students, families and communities, especially for those who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. 
As students’ needs evolve, Grand Erie does too. For the second year, Grand Erie is providing schools with wellness kits, filled with proactive activities and School Mental Health Ontario resources to help focus awareness and promote positive mental health strategies.
Our public health units have issued a heat warning for our region. A heat warning is issued when Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts two consecutive days with a maximum daily temperature of 31°C or higher during the day and a minimum temperature of 21°C or higher during the evening, or a humidex of 40°C or higher.
Schools are ready to welcome students back in the Grand Return on Tuesday, September 5! Here are some links and information to help make it a successful start.