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Mardi de Kemp is the Manager of the OCSB communications department.
Jun
29

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - June 27, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Farewell to outgoing student trustees 
  • Keep the Promise 
  • Ottawa Little Theatre donation - seats for Notre Dame High School 
  • Purchase of Kanata North Elementary School Site 
  • Award of Contract - Kanata North Elementary School 
  • CSPA/PIC end of year report 
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) end of year report 
  • Extended Day Program fees 
  • School trips approved
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Jun
15

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - June 13, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Board Approves Budget for 2017-2018 
  • Student Trustee Report - June 2017 
  • Social Emotional Learning update: year two 
  • Board approves new member for SEAC 
  • Zone 7 trustee candidates and meeting guidelines 
  • Board approves school trips 
  • Award of Contract - St. Patrick's HS addition and renovations 
  • Portable requirements for 2017
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May
24

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - May 23, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Partnership with Shepherds of Good Hope 
  • Concours FL2 Winners 
  • Trustee Replacement Process 
  • Principal and Vice-principals appointed 
  • Seventeen hundred OCSB students visit the Shroud of Turin Exhibit 
  • High School Graduation Rate for 2016 
  • 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget Information 
  • Proposal for meeting 2017-2018 Budget Objectives 
  • Approval of Policies - Rescinded and Revised Policies
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May
18

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - May 9, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • St. Luke School collaborative art project - Beautiful Hands 
  • LIteracy and Numeracy strategies for students with ADHD 
  • Walking forward together - Catholic Education Week - 2017 
  • New member of SEAC approved 
  • New Kanata North Elementary School - Proposed attendance boundary study - Consultation document 
  • Safe drinking water in childcare centres and schools 
  • S&P Global 2017 Ratings Report 
  • Update - Facilities Management 
  • Tuition increase for Adult ESL programs approved 
  • International students (K-12) fee structure
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Apr
26

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Apr 11, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • School Profile: St. Martin de Porres 
  • Speak Up Projects 
  • Makerspace 
  • eLearning Update 
  • Principals, Vice-principals appointed 
  • Principals, Vice-principal reassignments and transfers 
  • Update on Construction Activities 
  • Proposed Projects for Minor Retrofits and Accessibility Funds
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Apr
11

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Mar 28, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • School Profile - All Saints High School Reconciliation Project - Honouring Chanie Wenjack 
  • Diversity Day 2017 
  • Indicator and Credit Recovery Report, Semester 1, 2016-2017 
  • French Second Language Trends and Certificates 
  • EQAO Assessments 
  • 2017/2018 Budget Process and Guidelines
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Mar
06

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Feb 28

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Restorative practices
  • Cappies
  • Overview of mental health initiatives
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Feb
28

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Feb 14, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Partners for Growth program 
  • School Year Calendar for 2017-2018 
  • New Pre-School Child Care Centres - Prince of Peace and St. Luke (Nepean) 
  • Children Support and Engagement Schools update 
  • Incorporating Methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 
  • Asbestos containing materials in school board buildings 
  • Update on school trips to the United States 
  • OCSB Superintendent to receive award from peers 
  • Employee compensation - extension agreements
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Feb
06

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Jan 24, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • A Review of Gifted Education 
  • Minor boundary changes approved 
  • Ministry announcement of capital allocation and appointment of architect
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Jan
24

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Jan 10, 2017

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) - Learning Partnerships 
  • Community Planning and Facility Partnerships 
  • Board Innovation Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being (BIPSAW) 2016-2017
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Dec
22

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Dec 20, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • #TeamMATEO - St. Cecilia and St. Joseph Schools 
  • Student Trustees' Report 
  • Literacy & Basic Skills Custodial Program - Video 
  • Associate Teacher Program at OCSB 
  • St. Patrick's High School Addition and Alterations 
  • Principals and Vice-Principals appointments and transfers 
  • Appointment of Audit Committee - Volunteer Community Members
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Dec
19

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Dec 6, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Annual General Meeting - December 6, 2016
  • Director's Annual Report
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Nov
28

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Nov 22, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • WE Day 
  • Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week 
  • 2016-2017 School Renewal Budgets and Recommended Work 
  • Superintendent appointment 
  • Energy Management Report 2015 - 2016 
  • Audited Consolidated FInancial Statements
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Nov
15

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Nov 8, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • SCHOOL PROFILE: St. Matthew's StARs - Students as Researchers 
  • Building Thinking Classrooms 
  • Kindergarten Registration 2017 
  • Ottawa 2017
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Oct
31

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Oct 25, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Deep Learning 
  • Renewed Math Strategy 
  • Appointment of Vice-Principal 
  • Audit Committee - Recruitment of volunteer community members
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Oct
12

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Oct 11, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Journey Up!
  • Learning Technologies Resources - update
  • Minor boundary change proposals - west end
  • Trustee Honoraria for 2016-2017 
  • High school international excursions
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Sep
28

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Sept 27, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Program for Gifted Learners (PGL): Cubes in Space 
  • 2015-2016 EQAO results 
  • Supporting First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Student Success: Engaging all learners 
  • Success Indicators - Grades 9-12
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Guest — GeoffreyBurrows
I am glad to see two girl participants in the PGL piece. When my daughter was in PGL a few years ago, she was one of only four in... Read More
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 4:04 PM
Guest — MardideKemp
Hello Geoffrey, If you are interested in the numbers of students in PGL currently, how many girls, how many boys etc, why not emai... Read More
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 5:05 PM
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Sep
16

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Sept 13, 2016

The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • Investiture of Student Trustees 
  • Update on school start-up 
  • School profile - Summer Math Camp 
  • Principal and vice-principal appointments 
  • Summer Institute 
  • Summer Programs report 
  • Schools sparkle after a productive summer
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What about summer learning for ECL students? Do they not count? Doesn't seem like equal access to education to me. Shame on you OC... Read More
Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:12 PM
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Maybe you can help me with ECL means, and I can better address your concern. mardi.dekemp@ocsb.caOr, feel free to call me at 613... Read More
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Mar
29

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights March 22, 2016

​​​The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • NDHS students win Provincial Cardboard Boat Race Championships
  • e-Learning at the OCSB
  • Student Success: Indicators and Credit Recovery, Semester 1, 2015-2016 Highlights & Graduation Rate
  • Student Voice at the OCSB
  • 2016-2017 Budget Process and Guidelines


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Feb
29

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights February 23, 2016

​​The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • St. Peter High School
  • ​Student Trustees
  • School year calendar 2016 - 2017
  • Extended Day program fees
  • Board approves elementary attendance boundaries
  • Annual review of Community Planning and Facility Partnerships
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