Big plans for 150 celebrations in Overbrook!

OCA’s new board of directors meets for the first time next Thursday, 19 January at 7 pm at the Community Centre, 33 Quill Street.

The agenda includes:

  • meeting our community police officer, Jonathan Kenney
  • hearing the plans of our committees

It’s a celebration year! Come and add your voice and energy to help the community!

Research Study shows compelling reason to keep Rideau High School open!

In a letter (see below) to all Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustees, Sheila Perry and Heather Amys submit a research study which strongly supports smaller school size. The study finds that small schools:

  • get better academic results,
  • promote better student behavior and are safer,
  • have higher rates of participation, and
  • are more cost-effective

For the full study, click here final-submission-to-trustees-research-based-conclusions-on-school-size-sp

  • OCDSB School Trustees,
    Ottawa Carleton District School Board,
    33 Greenbank Road,

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Dear School Trustees,

    Thank you for the opportunity to speak as a delegation on December 20, 2016 regarding the Eastern Area Review of the three secondary schools.

    Attached, please find “Research Based Conclusions On School Size” submitted by concerned residents in the Overbrook Community. This information follows our reference to the validity of small schools and the importance of public support for strong communities in Ottawa.

    We are deeply committed to supporting the students, staff and community at Rideau High School and we look forward to further dialogue about retaining our only community High School in our area.

    Yours truly,
    Sheila Perry, Heather Amys,
    Overbrook Community Representative Overbrook Community
    613 407-7434 cell
    c. Overbrook Community Association
     Jennifer Adams, Director of Education
     Mike Carson, CFO, OCDSB
     Natalie deRosiers, MPP
     Tobi Nussbaum, Councillor, Ward 13

An Invitation to Rideau High School Open House – Wed., Jan. 11 – 5 to 6 p.m.

  • An Invitation to all ….

    Rideau High School Open House and Tour

    Date:   Wednesday. January 11                Time:    5 to 6 p.m.

    The Last Public Meeting about possible closure of Rideau High School  6pm. to 9pm. Wed. January 11, at Gloucester HS

    Please Join  School Trustees Ellis, Menard and community members at Rideau High School prior to the Public Meeting.

    • Come any time between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.
    • Talk to others concerned with the proposed closure of Rideau HS and redirection to Gloucester HS.
    • Take a tour of Rideau HS to understand what could be lost to our community.
    • Sandwiches and beverages will be available at no charge.
    • A bus will leave Rideau HS for Gloucester HS at 6:00 pm and return after the Public Meeting.

    For further information, please contact:     Sheila Perry, Overbrook Representative

    email:        Cell:  613 407-7434