Archive | 2016

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EMSB Urban Beekeeping: Schools Collect their Honey!

September held a unique surprise for students returning to seven schools of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB). Travis Hall, Career Development Consultant at EMSB, reports that after installation and a successful series of workshops last year, the beehives set up in the spring were now stacked high with boxes filled with frames of honey.

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Perseverance pays off for GrEau at Mecatina School

Congratulations to the Mecatina School students, teachers, and the village of La Tabatière in the Littoral School Board for persevering with their goal to win the OSEntreprendre contest. The student project, GrEau, which is a hydroponic green vegetable growing operation, was a 2016 grand prize winner in OSEntreprendre.

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Financial literacy boosts “Out of FOCUS”

The inauguration of the FOCUS students’ T-shirt printing project at Lindsay Place High School (LPHS) received a boost from an in-house brainstorming session with Brian Smith of the Canadian Federation for Economic Education (CFEE) which runs the financial literacy program: “Talk With Our Kids About Money.”

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ChatterHigh seeking Canada’s Most Informed School

ChatterHigh is back this fall with a remodelled website, a new “class challenge” feature, and its second national post-secondary and career exploration competition called “Canada’s Most Informed School.” Beaconsfield High School teacher Jesse Hayes says, “ChatterHigh creates a win-win situation for both educators and students.”

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ACGC: Year One of Gradual Implementation

The 2016-2017 school year marks the first year of gradual implementation of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) in Elementary Cycle Three and Secondary Cycles One and Two. The ACGC is a continuum of 49 content items for students from Grade 5 to Sec. V.

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