Wednesday, 27 March 2013

PROPOSED NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN COTE SAINT-LUC NAMED WALLENBERG ACADEMY




MONTREAL, MARCH 27,  2013- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Council of Commissioners has  confirmed that a proposed new high school in Côte Saint-Luc will be named Wallenberg Academy. It will begin operations for the 2014-2015 academic year, provided an optimum number of 60  students enrol next fall.

EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini stated that unlike previous attempts to bring a new mainstream high school to the former Wagar High School facility,  now called the Giovanni Palatucci  Facility, plans  call for an appropriate window to be given to  introduce an enriched curriculum and an open house  in early fall 2013. The new school would cohabitate with John Grant High School, Marymount Adult Education Centre, the CARE Program and the EMSB Book Processing Centre.  

The EMSB ran a successful name the school contest last fall and early winter. Commissioner Syd Wise, who heads the task force studying the option, notes that there was  a natural connection between the names of Palatucci and Wallenberg.  Palatucci was an Italian police official who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.  Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Consideration was also given to naming the school after two  distinguished Montrealers, the late poet Irving Layton and the late  writer Mordecai Richler.  

It is the intent of the EMSB to start the school with Secondary I students. The school concept has the full cooperation of the City of Cote Saint-Luc and Mayor Anthony Housefather, who sits on the task force. Plans call for sports concentration, heritage languages and enriched science, English and music programs to be offered.

A public information meeting will be held in May for parents and an open house next fall, followed by a registration period.

For more information call 514-483-7200 ext.  7429.
-30-
Contact:

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
(514) 483-7200, ext. 7243

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

FACE SCHOOL TO REMAIN CLOSED WEDNESDAY DUE TO FLOODING IN THE AREA




MONTREAL, JANUARY 29, 2013 FACE School on University Street in Montreal  will be closed again on  Wednesday, January 30 because of the flooding which occurred downtown on Monday.

The school is being kept closed upon the suggestion of the City of Montreal as access to University Street remains blocked. It should be noted that the building itself has not incurred any damage. This is a safety and security measure.

FACE has 1,400 students, from Pre K to Grade 11, and 150 staff.  The building is part of a cohabitation arrangement between the  Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)  and the English Montreal School Board (EMSB).

In regard to Thursday, January 31,  parents are urged to consult the school website   (www.face.csdm.qc.ca), and the sites of  the CSDM (www.csdm.qc.ca) and the EMSB (www.emsb.qc.ca).
-30-

Contact:

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
(514) 483-7200 ext. 7243



L'école FACE sera fermée le mercredi 30 janvier
 
MONTRÉAL, le 29 janv. 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - L'école FACE sera fermée le mercredi 30 janvier en raison du bris de la canalisation au centre-ville de Montréal. L'accès à la rue University est toujours bloqué par la Ville de Montréal pour permettre l'écoulement de l'eau. À la suggestion des autorités municipales, la Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) maintiendra la fermeture de l'école pour une deuxième journée. Même si l'école n'a subi aucun dégât, la sécurité des élèves et du personnel ne peut être assurée en raison de l'inaccessibilité à l'édifice. 

L'école FACE accueille 1400 élèves, de la prématernelle à la cinquième secondaire, et 150 membres du personnel. FACE est une école de la CSDM qui abrite également des élèves de la commission scolaire anglophone EMSB (English Montreal School Board). 

En prévision du jeudi 31 janvier, les parents sont invités à consulter le site Web de l'école FACE (face.csdm.qc.ca), le site de la CSDM (www.csdm.qc.ca) ou à téléphoner à l'école. 

Rappelons qu'avec ses 200 établissements et ses 16 000 employés, la Commission scolaire de Montréal est le plus grand réseau d'écoles publiques du Québec. Entre autres responsabilités, elle organise les services éducatifs pour 100 000 élèves, elle gère les ressources humaines, financières et matérielles, elle coordonne le transport scolaire, les services de garde et les relations avec la communauté. Consultez csdm.qc.ca
 
SOURCE : COMMISSION SCOLAIRE DE MONTREAL
Renseignements :
Alain Perron
Relations avec les médias
514 596-6118, poste 6117
514 573-9923