The Peel board has created an Accommodation Review Committee to review four schools for potential consolidation. The review area is comprised of the attendance areas of Byngmount Beach, Lyndwood, Neil C. Matheson public schools and part of the attendance area for Allan A. Martin Senior Public School.
The Accommodation Review Committee will consider a variety of options, consult with parents, students, staff and the community and present its findings and recommendations to the Physical Planning & Building Committee for receipt and then these recommendations will go to a Regular Meeting of the Board for a final decision.
On Thursday, November 27th, the Peel District School Board will hold the final public meeting about possible school consolidation in southeast Mississauga.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, 1490 Ogden Ave., Mississauga. (Google Map)
Mississauga – Investigators from Peel Regional Police’s 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking witnesses to a violent attack on a Peel Police officer.
On Sunday, November 16, 2008, at approximately , the victim, a uniform officer with 2 years experience, was conducting routine patrol in the area of Helene Street North, just north of Lakeshore Road East (Google Map), in Port Credit.
At this time the victim officer was attacked from behind while he was entering his police vehicle. The accused, Arenije GAVRILOVIC, a 23 year-old resident of Mississauga, struck the officer several times with a baseball bat. Fortunately, the victim officer was able to defend himself and subdue the suspect until fellow officers arrived to assist with arresting the suspect.
The victim officer was treated in hospital for minor bruising and scrapes. He has since been released from the hospital.
Arenije GAVRILOVIC has been charged with Attempt Murder and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Sunday, November 16, 2008.
Investigators believe that were witnesses to this assault and would like them to come forward to assist with the investigation. Investigators at 12 Division can be reached at (905)453-2121, ext. 1233. Witnesses can also call anonymously via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Over 160 Peel secondary students tackle marginalization, religion, heritage, and gender issues at Critical Thinking Through the Arts symposium
Students and teachers from 13 Peel secondary schools will be participating in the Critical Thinking Through the Arts symposium on Nov. 12 at Stephen Lewis Secondary School. Through drama and visual arts, this symposium is designed to challenge students and teachers to think more critically about equity and the importance of social justice.
"This is a great opportunity for the students to learn about and reflect on serious social issues," says Martha Wood, principal of Stephen Lewis Secondary School. "Participants will get the chance to express their perspectives using a variety of creative methods including art, drama and honest discussion."
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dwayne Morgan, a writer, producer, motivational speaker and award-winning spoken word artist. He will be speaking about identity, impact and influence. Students will participate in workshops where they will be asked to reflect upon issues related to corporate branding, gender roles, heritage, violence, marginalization and religion.
High school students are invited to participate in a learning experience that combines the sites and sounds of Italy with courses that count towards high school credit. Ciao Italia, a program organized by the Global Learning Institute (the facet of Adult and Continuing Education at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board responsible for international studies) in partnership with Calabria International Tours, takes students through cities including Rome, Pompeii and Vatican City, exposing them to some of the best that Italy has to offer.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - On Oct. 29, Peel District School Board will hold the third of four public meetings about possible school consolidation in southeast Mississauga. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, 1490 Ogden Ave., Mississauga. The four schools in the review area under consideration are Byngmount Beach, Lyndwood and Neil C. Matheson public schools and Allan A. Martin Sr. Public School.
In consultation with the community, the Accommodation Review Committee has narrowed its options to:
Create a K-5 school on the Byngmount Beach Public School site, consolidating the students from Byngmount Beach, Lyndwood, and Neil C. Matheson schools, with Allan A. Martin Sr. Public School receiving all students in grades 6-8.
Create a K-5 school on the Lyndwood Public School site, consolidating the students from Lyndwood, Byngmount Beach, and Neil C. Matheson schools, with Allan A. Martin Sr. Public School receiving all students in grades 6-8.
The process began with the school councils at each of the four schools in the review area proposing a variety of scenarios. Members of the public were also invited to submit scenarios. "These final two scenarios represent the options that received the most support from parents, the community and members of the ARC," says Janet McDougald, chair of the Peel board and the trustee representing the four schools. "Either scenario would see the students in kindergarten to grade 5 learning together in a school that's either brand new or significantly renovated. Students in grades 6 to 8 would be together in the middle school setting of Allan A. Martin. The ARC believes the main benefit of either option will be to improve student learning - by bringing students together, a consolidated school can offer a wider range of programs and services."