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.
Several years ago, the Cree School Board began planning to improve digital literacy and learning technologies in concert with Quebec’s Digital Action Plan for Education. Student laptops, accounts, and an eventual department for e-learning was a long-term vision for the CSB. However, COVID-19 school closures changed what was once a gradual, decade-long strategy into a sprint to digital readiness.
Pink Shirt Day happened on February 24, 2021, and it was a day where Cree School Board students and employees took a stand against harassment and bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day has shown the importance of supporting each other, especially for those who need it. Here are a few things our students and employees participated for the anti-bullying campaign in their schools.
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.