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School Principal named at École Père Mercure in North Battleford

Regina, Friday August 28, 2015 - The Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises -- Saskatchewan's Francophone school division -- announces the appointment of Julie Lemire as School Principal at École Père Mercure in North Battleford.

"Originally from the Prince Albert area, Ms. Lemire is a veteran educator who spent her entire career in Saskatchewan and became a leader in the advancement of industrial arts education in Saskatchewan. She taught several years in the Regina area at Archbishop O'Neil and Miller Comprehensive Schools in Regina. She had previously taught in immersion schools, as well as in Debden and Saskatoon schools. She became an official languages instructor at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a French instructor at the University of Saskatchewan' Centre For Second Language Instruction."

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School Principal Appointed at Zenon Park’s École Notre-Dame-des-Vertus

Regina, Thursday July 9, 2015 - Saskatchewan's Francophone school board, the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises, names Michel Pelletier school principal at Zenon Park's École Notre-Dame-des-Vertus.

"Mr. Pelletier spent 30 years working for school boards in Quebec. A veteran teacher who is familiar with the inner workings of education, he taught high school for 10 years; has 20 years of experience as an educational consultant at primary and secondary levels; in addition to having been called upon to assume acting vice-principal duties."

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Francophone School Division Appoints Deputy Director of Education

Regina, Thursday July 2, 2015 - Donald Michaud, Director of Education at the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Handfield as Deputy Director of Education.

"Luc Handfield has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, first as a teacher, then as school principal in New Brunswick. He is later appointed to the Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development, where he becomes head of Strategic relations initiatives and international education. This leads to his appointment as Assistant Deputy Minister of Francophone Educational Services, looking after all Francophone school districts in New Brunswick. Mr. Handfield will soon leave these duties for a new chapter in his career, in Saskatchewan."

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André Denis Re-elected Francophone School Board Chair

Regina, Wednesday June 24, 2015 - André Denis and Denis Marchildon were re-elected respectively Chair and Vice Chair of the Conseil Scolaire Fransaskois (CSF) Francophone school board of trustees by acclamation today. The election occured during the CSF's annual organizational meeting, which precedes the last regular Board meeting of the school year.

Fellow Trustee and re-elected Vice Chair Denis Marchildon was keen to stress the leadership André Denis has shown during his last term as President : "André has demonstrated his ability to act as a unifying force, particularly during relationship-building efforts over the last year between the CSF and the Province."

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Francophone School Board Director of Education to Stay On

Regina, Friday May 8, 2015 - Saskatchewan's Francophone school board trustees have extended Donald Michaud's mandate for an additional year as head of Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises (CÉF), Chair André Denis announced today.

The Board had been recruiting for a new Director of Education in recent months, but felt circumstances required that Director of Education Donald Michaud continue his work for an additional year, Board Chair André Denis explained :

"As the recruitment process unfolded, the Board came to the realization that not all winning conditions were yet in place to ensure the success of a smooth transition to a new Director of Education appointee who would have to hit the ground running in the midst of a financial and operational recovery exercice that is not yet completed," Denis said.

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Francophone school board mourns the sudden passing of one its students

St-Isidore-de-Bellevue, March 4, 2015 - The Conseil scolaire Fransaskoises (CÉF) - in particular the school community of École St-Isidore in Bellevue - is mourning the death of one of its students earlier today, as reported in the media. Students, parents and staff at the school and in our Francophone schools across Saskatchewan are shaken by what is evidently a tremendous loss in a typical rural Saskatchewan community, where everyone helps each other in times of need.

"That is precisely how the response to today's tragedy unfolded. The school board immediately dispatched a team of counsellors from the CÉF's Student Services to the school, to assist in supporting students and staff. These individuals will continue to provide support the school community as long as they are needed. Parents may contact the school for further information or to request assistance."

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