With a youth and adult sector population of more than 37,000 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. Our network consists of 77 schools and centres.
EMSB to get some radio exposure; coming events; and video links
JPI ON CJAD: Tune in to The Exchange on CJAD Radio AM 800 on
Thursday, September 18 (7:35 p.m.) when host Dave Kaufman welcomes into the
studio Laurier Macdonald High School Principal Luigi Santamaria, student Divya
Aery, John Paul I Junior High School student Jason Carnevale and one of his
teachers. They will talk about the International Baccalaureate Program, the
EMSB TV commercials on CTV and upcoming open houses.
IMPACT ACADEMY TO BE SHOWCASED ON TSN 690:Lester
B. Pearson High School in Montreal North is very excited to continue its very
successful partnership with the Montreal Impact Academy.This year nine students from the school’s successful Sport-Études
program will take to the field for the Academy. They will be in attendance at
Saputo Stadium on Wednesday, September 17 to cheer the Impact on in their CONCACAF
(Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Champions
League match versus the New York Red Bull. On Thursday, September 18 (7:23 p.m.), Sports
Études Program Coordinator Casey Gagné will be the guest on Oranges at Halftime
with host Noel Butler on TSN 690. This is Montreal radio’s most popular soccer
PRESS RELEASES: There are
a number of interesting activities at the EMSB this week.
EMSB RADIO: You can listen here to the entire podcast of CJAD’s Andrew Carter broadcasting live from Westmount Park
Andrew Carter with staff and students.
INSPIRATIONS NEWSPAPER: We have published a special online
version of Inspirations Newspaper, a snapshot of our special needs community. You can access it here.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: The
EMSB Council of Commissioners will meet for the final time of this mandate on
Tuesday, September 23 and adopt the 2014-2015 budget. Proceedings will be
broadcast live here beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be no meeting in October as that is the
official election period.
MEDIA COVERAGE: Here is
a look at some of the Video clips from
the start of the academic year at the EMSB. Just click on the links to view.
Part two- which focuses
on what the English boards are doing ‘right’ in terms of educating a bilingual
group of future Quebec leaders with high success rates..and the challenges
facing the boards in terms of budget cuts and viability – airs tomorrow at noon
and 6 p.m. on CTV Montreal.
TRANSFER OF SCHOOLS: EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini is deeply disappointed with the decision by Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge’s to transfer two school buildings – John Paul I Junior High and General Vanier in St. Léonard – to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Ile (CSPI). Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North will not be transferred. As requested by the Minister, a copy of the letter explaining his decision has been transmitted to parents and staff of the three schools. Ms. Mancini has announced that a Town Hall meeting only for parents, administrators and Governing Board members from John Paul I and General Vanier will take place next Tuesday evening, July 2 at Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard. At that meeting a contingency plan will be presented. Please read our full press release and the letter from the Minister. MAJOR SCHOOL CHANGE: The EMSB has formally launched its first Major School Change consultation since 2012 in an effo
EMSB BUDGET: On June 28 the EMSB Council of Commissioners adopted a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year. The Council is pleased to highlight that, according to the Budgetary Rules, the EMSB has included in next year’s budget, the equivalent of 15 percent of the adjusted June 30, 2016 accumulated surplus. This will allow the board to benefit from an amount of approximately five ($5) million dollars in additional operating monies to support the educational projects in all EMSB schools and centres next year. Over one-third of this surplus amount ($1.7 million) will be allocated directly to schools and centres to support local projects and initiatives. Another $600,000 will be allocated via the service departments of the board for various educational initiatives in partnership with the schools and centres. The Board will be determining the most appropriate and effective use of the non-allocated amount of $2 million at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year to further s
NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL: Ann Marie Matheson has been appointed the new Director General of the English Montreal School Board, succeeding Robert Stocker who stepped down last month and now serves as a senior advisor. Ann Marie Matheson Ms. Matheson’s connection to the EMSB dates back to the beginning of her 23 year career in education. As a member of the Student Services Department of the former Montreal Catholic School Board (MCSC), she was directly involved with programs meant to reduce absenteeism and increase student success rates in all high schools, including St. Raphael, St Pius X and Paul VI schools. For three years, from 2011 to 2014, Ms. Matheson was an EMSB commissioner for Ahuntsic. Additionally, Ms. Matheson served as the International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator at Marymount Academy International in its founding years and was on loan-of-service to the Ministry of Education and had responsibility for the École Montréalaise Program in English schools – 19