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."
An article in today's Toronto Star regarding the recent arrival of MPAC property assesments states "Moving west, residents in Mississauga's now-trendy Port Credit neighbourhood, Oakville's exclusive lakefront communities and Burlington's city centre, with its revitalized waterfront, are all seeing big increases in value."
According to the report, Mississauga's Wards 1 and 2 were tied with the City of Toronto's High Park area for fourth place in terms of property value increase with a 2008 over 2005 increase of 7.07%.
Peel - The crime prevention experts at Peel Regional Police are proud to offer a new program for the residents of Peel. The Cyber Academy’s purpose is to educate parents, teachers and other professionals about the risks of identity theft, on-line luring and other related topics. Entry is free of charge, but space is limited to forty seats only. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Due to some of the content of the subject matter, this academy is available only to those who are eighteen years of age or older.
Please note that attendees are required to attend all the sessions in order to receive a certificate.
For more information, please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca and click on “Crime Prevention”, then “Crime Prevention Academy”. Inquiries can also be made with Constable Chris Christidis at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4017.
Staff, students, alumni and members of the Allan A. Martin community will commemorate the senior public school's 50th anniversary on Oct. 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
"This special event celebrates our long-standing tradition of excellence, which is a result of a school culture based on leadership, involvement, and teamwork," says Principal Greg Lorentz. "It marks the culmination of 50 years of effort and achievement by students, staff and the community."
Allan A. Martin is currently the only middle school in Canada to offer the International Business and Technology (IBT) program, an award-winning regional program for grade 7 students. The school's namesake, Allan Alexander Martin, took part in the original ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 6, 1958 when the school first opened as Allan A. Martin Junior High School.
On September 24, Peel District School Board will hold the second of four 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). 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.