Showing posts from February, 2023

Choose the EMSB: New campaign to boost East End schools begins in St. Léonard with Senator Tony Loffreda

Montreal, February 28, 2023 - As part of a campaign to highlight the benefits of a public school education, the English Montreal School Board has launched a new series of   presentations – in person and online- featuring prominent graduates. “Choose the EMSB,” will be the campaign slogan,  and it began with a focus on East End Schools. Senator Tony Loffreda has agreed to serve as honourary chair and he kicked things off on   February 28 at Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard , speaking to students about his successful career and his public education experience. Students from the three St. Léonard elementary schools – Dante, Pierre de Coubertin and Honoré Mercier -were also be part of this, as well as the Laurier Macdonald Career Centre. The talk was live streamed into classrooms.   Tony Loffreda with students and (left to right) Commissioner Mario Pietrangelo, Moderator Richard Deschamps, Director General Nick Katalifos, Chair Joe Ortona and Assistant Directors General Pela

EMSB schools were very active during Black History Month

Montreal, February 28, 2023 The English Montreal School Board  marked Black History Month with a wide array of activities across its network. Svens Telemaque Svens Telemaque in studio at LHA. At LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent ., speaker Svens Telemaque   visited the Senior and Junior campuses on the theme Black Is His Story, Her Story, Our Story on Feb. 2 and 3 respectively.  After schoolwide assemblies for both Junior  and Senior campuses, organized by Spiritual and Community Animator Jessica Wilson , special guest Mr. Telemaque went live on air with the students on the LaurenHill radio station The Voice   to talk about challenges he faced during his youth, moving to Montreal, working with youth, being a motivational speaker, and what activism means to him. Fatima Wilson   Fatima Wilson, seen here at Honoré-Mercier. Fatima Wilson and The Steel Pans   visited five elementary schools Gerald McShane Elementary in Montreal North, Feb. 2  Dante Elementary in St. Léonard  Feb. 6