Peel District School Board press releases and other information.
The Peel District School Board is one of Canada's largest public school boards. It serves the 776 square kilometers (125,000) hectares) of Peel Region. "Lifelong learning: striving to be the best." - Board's vision and mission. Main Phone Number: 905-890-1099
Peel - Peel District School Board schools will pay tribute to school bus drivers on Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Oct. 19. The day will be celebrated with special activities and events that provide teachers, students and parents with an opportunity to thank the people who safely transport 37,000 students to and from school each day.
Peel - On Oct. 20, more than 1000 grade 12 students will have an opportunity to speak with 50 representatives from Ontario colleges and universities during Post-Secondary Day at Meadowvale Secondary School. Students from Meadowvale, Mississauga, Streetsville and West Credit secondary schools will attend the half-day event.
Peel - Staff, students, alumni and members of the community will commemorate Aloma Crescent Public School’s 50th anniversary on Oct. 1. This anniversary celebration will feature a reunion, decade rooms, live music and other family activities.
Peel - The Peel District School Board will host all-candidates meetings to give parents and community members the opportunity to meet their local candidates, learn about issues related to youth and education, and have their questions answered. Candidates from the four major political parties have been invited to attend. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Peel - As over 150,000 Peel District School Board students return to class on Sept. 6 to start the 2011-12 school year, two new schools, Mount Pleasant Village Public School and David Suzuki Secondary School, will open their doors to students for the very first time.
Peel - The start of the school year is a busy time for teachers, school staff and families. To ensure students' transition to school is as smooth as possible, the Peel District School Board encourages parents who have not yet registered their children for school to beat the back-to-school rush and register before classes begin on Sept. 6.
Peel - The Peel District School Board will launch orientation programs for newcomers and students in the English as a Second Language program with sessions on Aug. 25 at John Fraser Secondary School and at The Woodlands School on Sept. 1. With funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Secondary School Orientation program will help support new students with their transition to secondary school while increasing parent involvement and communication.
Peel - More than 300 educators from across Ontario will gather at the seventh annual Celebrating Literacy conference at the Pearson Convention Center on Aug. 22 and 23. The two-day event focuses on critical literacy and boys’ literacy, among other topics and offers hands-on workshops and keynote presentations where participants will explore innovative teaching strategies to meet the needs of today’s learners.
Peel - Thanks to funding provided by the Ministry of Education, the Peel District School Board has implemented a summer mentoring program for secondary students. As part of the pilot program, secondary students from Glenforest and Lincoln M. Alexander secondary schools mentored grade 1 to 3 students to help them better transition to grades 2, 3 and 4.
Peel - Approximately 900 Peel District School Board students will head back to school on Aug. 2 when Roberta Bondar Public School opens its doors for the 2011-12 school year. The Peel board's only balanced calendar school operates year-round by spreading traditional vacation time throughout the year.