First day of school at the Lester B. Pearson School Board

Thursday marked the first day of classes for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, and the kick-off of the school board’s 25-year anniversary celebrations.

The Lester B. Pearson School Board first opened its doors on July 1st, 1998, following the merger of six existing
school boards: La Commission Scolaire, Baldwin-Cartier, La Commission Scolaire du Sault-Saint-Louis, La Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs, La Commission des Écoles Catholiques de Verdun, The Lakeshore School Board, and The Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal.

“Our 25th anniversary will provide members of our community, both past and present, with numerous opportunities to celebrate all of the great things that our school board has accomplished over the last quarter century,” said LBPSB Director General Dr. Cindy Finn.

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“Thanks to the dedication and passion demonstrated by our students, staff, and parents, we can be proud of our growth as a community and all that we continue to achieve together.”

The school board plans to promote different events and activities during the year to mark its 25 years including social media campaigns, news articles and commemorative merchandise. There will also be a special 25th anniversary logo as well as anniversary themed events.

In September there will be a commemorative banner unveiling ceremony at the main entrance of Head Office followed by a tree planting ceremony at the same location.

“The upcoming festivities celebrating 25 years will allow everyone who has played a role in the LBPSB’s student success, leadership and dynamic contribution as a vibrant English school Board in Quebec, to come together to mark this extremely significant milestone, as well as to celebrate and value English education,” said Judy Kelley, Chairperson of the LBPSB’s Council of Commissioners.

“The LBPSB has sustained an enviable graduation rate, and we are confident we will be able to continue building on our
commitment to student success in diverse ways for many years to come,” she concluded.

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