UCDSB highlights student pandemic experience at Glengarry District

Nick Laurin
UCDSB highlights student pandemic experience at Glengarry District
A GDHS student in a video presentation to the UCDSB Trustees.

ALEXANDRIA, Ontario – On March 23, 2022, the Upper Canada District School Board watched a video from the Glengarry District High School highlighting student’s experiences in this phase of pandemic learning.

The video provided the UCDSB with an inside look into the school, and allowed administrators, students and families to share their experiences so far this school year.

“I think what makes Glengarry District High School unique is the collaboration amongst the teachers from grade 7 to grade 12. We offer a cross-curricular program in the 7-8 in partnership with our tech teacher from 9 to 12. That program incorporates technology, geography, math, science, and language arts,” Board members heard during the presentation. “Many students are involved in level one apprenticeship programs, dual credit programs through St. Lawrence college, and OEM programs.”

One of the students in the video expressed their reasoning for coming back to in person learning.

“Two of the main reasons I decided to come back was, one because I got to meet all these awesome people that I’m in class with now, and two because of the hands-on projects that we are doing,” said a student in the video.

Another student talked about the trade opportunities that Glengarry District High School offers.

“I like taking this program because there’s lots to learn, also because I want to get into trades after high school. I came here because I saw the tech programs,” said a student from the video.

The video explains that Glengarry District High School can be so diverse because the use of their physical space. They have three gyms, a fully industrial kitchen, a construction lab, an auto shop, a dedicated art room, a music room, a dedicated drama room, and a large learning commons.

Trustee John Danaher, a representative of North Glengarry shared a few words about the school.

“It’s not very difficult for me to say positive things about Glengarry District High School. GDHS is home of the gaels and is the epitome of what a community school should be,” said Trustee Danaher.

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