Iroquois – The Upper Canada District School Board expressed its gratitude this morning to the Municipality of South Dundas, Ross Video and the Code Heroes program for their new and increased partnerships at Seaway District High School, Iroquois Public School, and Morrisburg Public School.
Code Heroes is an innovative local program based out of Cornwall, Ontario which is designed to engage young students to innovate and learn through fun learning opportunities. Their workshops include digital literacy, coding, graphic design, game design, and digital marketing.
“Today’s partnership is an exciting development for our Code Heroes program,” Kelly Bergeron of Code Heroes said. “It is fantastic to work together to help inspire a new generation of innovators and creators.”
The renewed and enhanced partnerships will provide additional support the strong technology programs and resources within the Upper Canada District School Board in the Iroquois and Morrisburg areas, providing increased programming, additional state- of-the-art laptops, and community funding for the Code Heroes program.
This innovative program has been part of the local curriculum since February 2017, when the Township of South Dundas partnered with several local schools to enhance programming after student interest was identified within Seaway DHS.
Seaway DHS Principal Don Lewis said “I would like to thank the township, Ross Video, and Kelly from Code Heroes for supporting these important programs both here at Seaway and with our partners at Morrisburg and Iroquois Public Schools.”
During the announcement, David Ross of Ross Video and South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde stressed the importance of students’ participation in these important programs. They expressed pride that the donations and partnerships would be an additional asset to an already strong Code Heroes program in schools located within Iroquois and Morrisburg.
Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board Jeff McMillan said that “we are thankful for these enhancements to our already tech-friendly schools. These new laptops will support the strong Code Heroes computer programs and support this important aspect of our curriculum.”
These enhancements further the Upper Canada District School Board’s innovative technology upgrades throughout the district including the Bring Your Own Device Program, staff and student WiFi capabilities, and technology programs throughout the Board.
“I’m proud to see positives coming through from our recent ARC process which enhance our fantastic technology programs while strengthening partnerships with the community,” said Trustee Jeremy Armer.