OCDSB Education Week

May 6 to 10, 2019
“Education That Works for You.”

At the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, our vision of student success goes beyond the classroom. This is in keeping with this year’s Education Week theme – "Education That Works for You." Our goal is to prepare students to be successful in life. The OCDSB Exit Outcomes work begins in kindergarten and by the time students’ graduate, they move confidently into the world, equipped with a strong academic foundation and the learning skills they need to navigate future pathways - whether that is work, apprenticeship, college, university or community living.  Education Week is a chance to commemorate and publicize the many great things happening across our District. And there is a lot happening! 

 Welcome to Education Week!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Music Monday OCDSB students will celebrate with hundreds of thousands of children, youth, students, teachers, parents and community members from coast to coast to coast!  This year's anthem is Oscar Peterson's Hymn To Freedom 

Heritage Public School choir students will be singing with 400 students from across the region at the National Arts Centre in celebration of Music Monday.  

Brookfield High School(BHS) and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation are teaming up to bring The Inside Ride to BHS – this is their 10th event at the school. All funds raised are in support of Candlelighters Ottawa. Candlelighters is a local, not-for-profit organization that provide programs and services to young cancer patients, and their families, receiving treatment in the National Capital Region.

Featherstone Drive Public School is showcasing its School Learning Plan for Academic Achievement through Mental Math.

Vimy Ridge Public School students will take part in the Human Library on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The goal of the Human Library is to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Multiple people will be presenting including a 12-year-old author, an NHL player, artists, firemen and a veterinary ophthalmologist (animal eye doctor)!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Forest Valley Elementary School students will take part in sessions presented by the Inuit Centre on Indigenous Culture.

Osgoode Public School students will start their day off with an Anti-bullying Magic Show.

Jockvale Elementary School students will take to the stage at 9:30 a.m. to perform “We Are Monsters”. This hilarious musical follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters.

Nepean High School’s drama department is excited to present an original piece of Children's Theatre, Strings of Magic written, directed, and produced by senior students. The show starts at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Schools across the District are celebrating Staff Appreciation Day a day for special recognition for all support staff in OCDSB schools and administrative offices.  This includes custodial staff, technicians, educational assistants, early childhood educators, and professional student services staff.

Connaught Public School students will transform their gymnasium into an Indian Jungle as they retell Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book story. Curtains rise at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9

Kars on the Rideau Public School is hosting  Mathletes a 2-day "hands-on" math event for grade 3-6 students. It sets the tone for mathematical success and builds bonds between students in an atmosphere that promotes co-operation, fun, and learning. The gym will be divided into 4 different math zones with students moving through each zone working as a team to finish as many different math activities in 4 timed periods. 

Castor Valley Elementary School

In the spring of 2018 Castor Valley was selected as one of 2 schools in Canada to participate in Listen Up! in conjunction with Chamberfest. Listen Up! is a collaborative artistic showcase. Students have worked all school year with an artist, musicians, a poet, and a composer. The presentation gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkway Church in Greely.  Students from grades 3-8 will recite poetry, show off their art and perform with Juno award-winning group the Gryphon Trio.

Friday, May 10

Henry Larsen Elementary School students, staff and parents are working together to collect and contribute previously enjoyed clothing and textiles for the Bag2School Textile event.  It is a great way to raise funds and promote reuse.

York Street Public School Awesome Arts student artwork will be on display for parents and community members to view.  The annual show is designed to support the love of student art in its many forms.

Woodroffe High School 24 Hour Awake this annual fundraiser raises money, school spirit and encourages a sense of community responsibility. The funds raised are directed to community non-profits.

These examples are just a small selection of events happening in OCDSB schools. Visit your child's school to see what they are doing to celebrate Education Week 2019!


For more information please contact OCDSB Communications Officer, Sharlene Hunter at 613-596-8264.  


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