Each June, Pride Month is recognized around the world as an occasion to celebrate acceptance, love, and inclusion for 2SLGBTQ+ people. On Friday, June 4, 2021, Voyageur Memorial High School recognized Pride Month with the historic action of raising a rainbow flag at the school.
The Regional Art Exhibition took place in the hallways of the Luke Mettaweskum School from April 26 to 30, 2021. This year's exhibition was a little different; Nemaska students joined in person and students from other schools participated virtually.
Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary V had the chance to participate in four categories: Paint, Drawing, Illustration, and Mixed Media. The first-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the head offices of the Cree School Board in Chisasibi and Mistissini for a year.
Congratulations to the James Bay Eeyou Student, Tashvit Verma, who won first place for this year's Expo-Sciences Autochtone and was automatically selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair for his science project "Learning Analyzer: A Fortran Code." Good luck at Nationals!
Our 2021 Regional Science Fair was organized as our first virtual science fair this year! The Waapihtiiwewan School hosted the regional event that took place on February 23 & 26. Students across Eeyou Istchee were invited to submit their science projects by video.
The Cree Nation of Mistissini is situated at the south-east end of Mistassini Lake - the largest freshwater lake in Quebec. In 2016, the population of Mistissini was almost 3,000
Voyageur Memorial School is located in the middle of the village of Mistissini and is comprised of three buildings (a high school, an elementary school and the Pre-Kindergarten building). There are also two sabtuans next to the high school for Cree culture classes.
Built in 1983, the original building of École Voyageur Memorial now houses the elementary school where Cree, English and French are offered in Pre-K and Kindergarten. When entering Grade 1, children are put in English or French sector, while maintaining Cree Language and Culture classes until Grade 6.
The Elementary School has a gymnasium, a library, a computer room, a science lab, a resource room, two teachers’ room and a large well-equipped Special Education facility as well as a Safe Haven Room.
Voyageur Memorial High School first opened its doors on September 2, 1988.