Commissioners on video, École Polytechnique Commemorations, Press Releases & Other Updates

THIS IS YOUR UPDATE: The EMSB Focus will return on January. In the interim we bring you our EMSB Update blog.

WELCOME FROM OUR NEW COUNCIL:   Allow us to bring you  formal introductions from our newly established Council of  Commissioners. Click here to  meet the Chairman and the 10 elected commissioners. 

NEW  EMSB  INITIATIVE: The EMSB will hold a press conference on January 16, 2015 at Parkdale Elementary School in St. Laurent to announce a new and innovative anti-bullying initiative.

WIFI IN CLASSROOMS: Please read this public statement on Wi-Fi in the classrooms.

EAST HILL ON CITY: Tune into City's Breakfast Television between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday, December 19 where Live Eye host Wilder Weir will broadcast live remotes from East Hill Elementary School in RDP. The theme will be the last day of classes before the holiday break. The show is streamed live at or available via your cable tv provider.

ECOLE POLYTECHIQUE:  The 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre was discussed in a number of classrooms, specifically focusing on the aspect of violence against women. Two schools – Royal West Academy in Montreal West and Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard –received television coverage. Here is a report on two special guests who spoke to the social studies classes of teachers Angelos Diacoumacos and Nancy Dupaul.

At Laurier Macdonald, City`s Breakfast Television broadcast live remotes and spoke to a student panel.  Below are the clips
Wilder Weir and LMAC students.
Leave Out Violence 
Alouettes Player Speaks Out

PRESS RELEASES: Here are links to some recent press releases about the EMSB and our schools.
Patricia Lattanzio

Patricia Lattanzio elected Chair of the  Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire 
Spirit of Giving A Success Once Again
Vincent Massey Students Skype with Federal Veterans Affairs Minister
General Vanier Students Bring Cheer to Ronald McDonald House
Lester B. Pearson High School Chess Club Doubles In Size
Perspectives I Students Meet the Bagel King
St. Gabriel Elementary School Marks International Heritage Week
EMSB Enjoys Another Successful Toy Tea
EMSB And  CSDM Work Together To Seek Solution for School 

DISNEY CONTEST: The EMSB B.A.S.E. Daycare, via the Communications and Marketing Division, took part in a contest which asked Kindergarten and Grade 1 students to submit drawings to win one of eight four-packs of tickets for the   Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival courtesy of evenko. The show is on Friday December 26, 2014 at Théâtre St-Denis. Here are the winners.

CTV's Christine Long interviews the team from Marymount.
SPIRIT OF GIVING:  Anchored by the throngs of student volunteers from Marymount Academy International, the EMSB, along with CTV Montreal, once again completed a successful Spirit of Giving Campaign.  A total of 44 schools and centers participated in this year’s campaign, collecting non-perishable goods, toiletries and toys for nine different charities: Share The Warmth, West Island Assistance Fund, Renaissance Montreal, Multicaf, Parc Extension Share Store, Le Bon Dieu Dans La Rue, Batshaw Youth and Family Services, La Mosaique and the N.D.G. Food Depot.  In all, the combined efforts of the EMSB, its schools and facilities generated a record 1,100 boxes of non-perishable food, and over 40,000 toys and miscellaneous items. These boxes were then transported by the Canadian Grenadier Guards to Marymount Academy International where their students volunteered to sort and categorize the donations.  

INSPIRATIONS NEWSPAPER: The fall edition of Inspirations Newspaper is available in print and online. It features some absolutely “inspiring stories” about our special needs community. Please read it here.

NEW WEBSITE:  Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North has launched a new website, designed by EMSB webmaster for schools and social media specialist Andrea Di Tomaso.  

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARTY: Congratulations to Leslie Butt and his committee, who recently put on another outstanding holiday party for over 600 employees and their families at James Lyng High School in St. Henri. A total of $16,874.80 was raised for the Generations Foundation, which provides hot meals to students and summer camp experiences,


La CSEM a approché la CSDM pour une proposition d’arrangement de cohabitation
La meilleure solution pour l’école Sainte-Catherine-de-Sienne
Les représentants de la CSEM sont plus optimistes que jamais qu’un nouvel établissement sera construit à NDG pour recevoir les écoles du Centre Mackay et de Philip E. Layton,
Wi-Fi dans les classes de la CSEM


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