Junior and senior high students at Georges P. Vanier will benefit from timetable changes in the 2018/19 school year.
For junior high students, they will get new options – drama and computer coding.
Senior high students, on alternating days, will be able to take more than one option per semester. As a result, they could have more time for academics and access to teachers during the school day. Also, mentorship will be offered again this year.
Principal Pam Heckbert is pleased with these timetable changes and is looking forward to the new school year, which begins on Sept. 4.
“We’re happy to be back and excited to start the new year,” says Heckbert.
She anticipates that approximately 260 students will enroll for the new school year.
Several sports teams will be organized as soon as school starts – cross country running, golf and volleyball.
To welcome back students, a dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the school, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, with a dance to follow.
Three new teachers have joined the school. Jennifer Dupuis will teach junior high French and French Social Studies. Christopher Carson is the new inclusive education specialist for all grades, and Angela Carley is the new Food Studies and junior high Language Arts teacher.
Look for profiles of these new staff members in a future edition of the Smoky River Express.