Nemaskau Eenouch, means the People from the Place of Plentiful Fish. Nemaska has always been a gathering and meeting place. A place where people are welcomed, relationships built, trade and commerce grown, and children cared for. Much has changed over the years and many challenges have been overcome many challenges but this spirit in the land and this place is still alive and well.
Luke Mettweskum School is a place where we nurture our beautiful children. We practice our living cultures and foster pride in the culture and traditions of the James Bay Cree. We pull together as the ancestors of this land did. We work well together for our generation and those yet to come.
As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I value the social and emotional development of each child as they transition from their primary years through early adolescence. I value life-long learning and aim to make your child’s learning experience at Bill Reed Middle School engaging and exciting.
As the principal of Luke Mettaweskum School, I believe that it is my responsibility to maintain and to continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways.
Mikw Chiyâm is an interdisciplinary arts program for students in high school. It has been offered at ELMS since 2017.
Artists from across Eeyou Istchee and around Canada work in the schools for three or six-week periods to offer intensive creative instruction and mentorship.
All Secondary IV & V students have access to Elephant Thoughts graduation support programming in the weeks prior to Math and Science Exams. At ELMS, we have an on-site teacher throughout the year, with additional supports around exam time!
Lunch-time and after school activities are available to students through our partnership with Youth Fusion. Some of the activities include robotics, leadership development, media, and healthy living.
Two Kindergarten classes are offered on site at ELMS.
Our school has benefitted from the Response to Intervention model since 2018. The RTI model ensures that students are meeting specific learning targets and that there are interventions/supports in place for those students struggling to meet specific targets and/or extension activities planned for those students who have already mastered the targets
Our students benefit from a custom-designed behavioural enrichment program. SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) teaches students to think through the consequences of their actions.