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Mardi de Kemp is the Manager of the OCSB communications department.
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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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
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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
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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
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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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Feb
23

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Feb 9

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

  • Celebrating English Language Learner Success
  • The Coaching Institute
  • New Teacher Induction Program
  • Experiential Learning
  • National Capital Region's Top Employers 2016 Award
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Feb
01

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Jan 26

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

  • Principal announced for new school 
  • Principal wins national award 
  • Summer programs for 2016 
  • Professional journal articles authored by Board staff 
  • Board committee composition 
  • New Board procedural by-law
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Jan
19

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Jan 12

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

  • Modification of 2015-2016 School Year Calendar 
  • The Discovery Block at St. Emily School 
  • Robotics Grant Project 
  • Specialist High Skills Major Programs 
  • Year of Mercy - A moment of connection with our faith and spreading the Good News 
  • Environmental Initiatives in our Schools
  • Kindergarten Registration 2016
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Jan
11

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Dec 15

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

  • Governor General Award Winner: ASHS teacher Caroline Pignat 
  • Board Innovation Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being 2015-2016 (BIPSAW) 
  • Consultation to begin for proposed elementary attendance boundary - CFB Rockcliffe Redevelopment 
  • Refugee support 
  • Vice-Principal appointments and assignments 
  • Preschool Retrofit Program - expenditure completion report 
  • Policies and Procedures - Revised, rescinded and new
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Dec
06

Spotlight: OCSB Annual General Meeting - Dec 1

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

  • Annual General Meeting - Board returns Chair and Vice-Chair 
  • Director's Annual Report
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Dec
06

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Nov 24

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

  • Program profile: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 
  • 2014 - 2015 Board and School-by-School EQAO results 
  • Annual Energy Management Report - 2014/15 
  • Board approves 2015-2016 Facility Renewal work 
  • Labour update (CUPE): Board ratifies central agreement 
  • Planning & Facilities - Capital allocations and appointment of architects 
  • Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
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Nov
15

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Nov 10

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

  • Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 
  • Parent and Family Literacy Centres 
  • Grade 12 Exit Survey Results - Creating Pathways 
  • First Nations, Métis & Inuit (FNMI) Initiatives for 2015 - 2016 
  • The Power of Hapara 
  • Vice-Principal Leading & Learning Opportunities
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Nov
01

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights - Oct 27

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

  • St. John the Apostle: Paying it forward 21C style
  • New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
  • Concussion resources update
  • Board choir celebrates its 25th anniversary
  • New school in Kanata, addition for St. Francis Xavier High, reno for Holy Family
  • Board approves school trips

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