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EMSB 2022 Earth Day Roundup

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EMSB students and staff were active on Earth Day  in  April. Bancroft students  clean their bricks. At Bancroft Elementary School in the Plateau, led by SCA Elizabeth Pellicone, students made moss graffiti at during their lunch hour and wrote earth friendly messages. It will continue to grow in the weeks ahead!   Cycle 1 students at Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal West, Carlyle in TMR and Roslyn in Westmount, discussed how we can be kind to the planet and commitments that we can make to better the environment.  They also read The Curious Garden by Peter Brown and worked on an activity sheet that accompanied the book.     Karahkwinetha Sage Goodleaf-Labelle Karahkwinetha Sage Goodleaf-Labelle visited her alma mater Westmount High School (Class of 2016) on  April 27 to discuss climate change through the perspective of an indigenous person having attended the global climate negotiations in Scotland and her work with https://climatefalsesolutions.org /.  Karahkwinetha Sage Goodleaf-Labell

Black History Month 2022 Highlights at the EMSB

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Montreal, February 18,  20 22- Rosemount High School under the direction of Spiritual Community Animator Vince Lacroce will be launching its second annual Black History Month Museum. This interactive and portable museum allows students to examine the history and contributions of the Black community. It includes music, videos, and a look at the importance of the civil rights movement highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Viola Desmond, Donovan Bailey, and Dr. Martin Luther King. RHS Secondary IV and V students will be trained as official museum guides and will help facilitate tours of the museum for groups of students. The official launch of the museum took place on February 11 at Nesbitt Elementary School in the school’s library and will culminate with a day-long presentation in the Spiritual Community Centre at Rosemount High School on February 22  Each museum visit will include a Black History Month video tribute ( https://vimeo.com/672358719 Password: VINCE) from Mr. Lacroce

COVID-19: EMSB youth & adult sector schools to close early before the holidays

Montreal, December 20, 2021- Following the most recent directives from the Ministry of Education and in response to the current epidemiologic situation in Quebec due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all English Montreal School Board youth and adult sector schools will be closed as of  Tuesday,  December 21. The EMSB Directorate wishes to advise of the following: • Elementary and high schools will be closed on December 21 and 22. Online learning will not be offered  on either of these two days. • Daycares will be open in elementary schools (except East Hill School) on December 21 and 22 for emergency workers. • In preparation for the return in January, devices are being distributed to all students who need one, and details concerning this distribution are  being provided by each individual school. • Schools will remain closed for in-person learning on January 6  and 7. Online learning will be offered on both those days at the secondary level. At the elementary level, January 6 will be

EMSB extends deepest condolences to family of the victim of tragic incident

Montreal, October 18, 2021 - The English Montreal School Board has extended its deepest condolences to the family and friends of a student at Program Mile End Alternative High School in Côte des Neiges, who lost his life in an assault on October 18. Because this matter is under police investigation, there is very little the EMSB can state at this time. “We do not know all of the details and we await a report from police,” said EMSB Director General Nick Katalifos. Mr. Katalifos said that the EMSB’s Trauma Team is being assigned to assist the staff and students at Program Mile End and Coronation Elementary School. The two schools share the facility. “This is a very sad day,” he said. “We will make sure that all of the necessary resources are made available to this community.” Both schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, October 19. About the English Montreal School Board   With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal Sch

Julien Feldman re-elected EMSB School Commissioner for Ward 3

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Montréal, September 26, 2021 – Julien Feldman has been re-elected as the English Montreal School Board Commissioner for Ward 3, which encompasses the Westmount-Sud Ouest  area. Mr. Feldman (Team Ortona) received 477 votes, compared to 250 for Irwin Rapoport and 164 for Thomas Rolain.  Of the 9,112 eligible voters, 891 votes  were cast and four rejected. When nominations closed for school board elections on September 27, 2020, the office  of chair and nine of the 10 available positions for commissioners were won by acclamation. The election for Ward 3 was scheduled for November 1, 2020 and then postponed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair Joe Ortona congratulates Julien Feldman. About the English Montreal School Board With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the E

EMSB deeply disappointed by CAQ motion on Bill 96

Montreal,  September 15, 2021 -  The English Montreal School Board   expressed frustration and anger with motion passed in the Quebec National Assembly regarding   Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec. This motion, moved by the governing Coalition Avenir Québec,   only refers to an EMSB resolution adopted on September 1 that has since been rescinded . It does not refer to the revised resolution adopted by the EMSB   on Bill 96 September 11 .     You can see the full resolution here.   “It appears quite clear that the  government is just looking for a fight  and to divide Quebecers, creating disunity,” said EMSB Chair Joe  Ortona. “The government is well aware that we modified our resolution. Secondly it is refusing once again to deal with the real challenges and concerns that we have with Bill 96 such as the use of the notwithstanding clause, temporary worker permits and more.  “The government should stop acting as a bully and start focus

Every James Lyng High School student to receive free sneakers at Sept. 15 event

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Montreal, September 13, 2021 - Every student  who is enrolled at James Lyng High School (5440 Notre Dame Street West) in St. Henri will be presented with a free pair of sneakers on Wednesday, September 15 (10 am to 12:40 am). This shoe-drive was initiated by first year McGill University Social Work student Julian Grau-Brown and Community Development Agent Sam Karimi-Harati. Julian attended three EMSB schools: Edward Murphy Elementary in Hochelaga Maisonneuve and Dante Elementary in St. Léonard and Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard. He raised over $3,200 for the shoes and also got enough brand new pairs donated to reach his goal.  “I am extremely excited to launch my first official shoe drive,” said Julian. “My goal was to provide an entire high school with brand new sneakers for the start of this school year.  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the opportunity to be an intern at James Lyng as a behavior technician. However, due to the pandemic, I was unable to finish my pla