Survey on Special Tax Levy to support public education
May 10, 2013 - With the recent budget cuts to education, the Board of Trustees is considering a Special Tax Levy to ensure our most critical work continues.
The survey will be available from May 13 to 17 on epsb.ca.
GRAD BANQUET Ticket website link:
(Note: tickets are only on sale May 7 (noon) to May 20 (11:55pm)
Students can register on-line anytime at metrocontinuingeducation.ca or at M.E. LaZerte on Wednesday, April 3rd , during the lunch period in the library.
If students register at M.E. LaZerte on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 they must have a completed form and payment.
During the pre-enrollment process for classes next year students must bring their summer school receipt in order to register in the subsequent course.
2012 Bus Pass Tax Receipts and 2012 Sport Tax Receipts will be available on School Zone starting January 28, 2013. Parents or students can print the receipts by logging on to School Zone and selecting: student profile, the name of student, report-student fees, choose the correct school year and print selected report. Note, the January to June receipt and the September to December receipt will need to be selected separately to be printed.
Historically, M. E. LaZerte graduation activities (the Commencement ceremony and Banquet) have been held on consecutive evenings on the last weekend in May. Last spring, our administration along with our graduation organizers made the decision to move the 2013 Commencement ceremony to June 21, 2013. This decision was based on our commitment to uphold our mandate to support students in their academic achievement and prepare them for their diploma exams.
We all want our students to remain focused on achievement all the way through the year and to be well prepared for diploma and final exams. At M. E. LaZerte we know that attendance is a key component to academic success. As a result of implementing a policy that states students must achieve 90% attendance and have less than 10% lates in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony, student attendance improved significantly.
While our concern with student achievement was the primary reason for moving Commencement to June, we also received feedback from parents about the timing of Commencement and we spoke with several other high schools that have a June Commencement who reported that they have seen an increase in student achievement since they moved the ceremony from May to June.
We are confident that our students will be even more successful by keeping their focus on their learning throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. McIllwraith, or Mrs. Tchir.
To help us connect with our students and parents M.E.LaZerte Voyageur News is now on Twitter. Follow these instructions to set up a Twitter account or if you already have an account click the follow icon in the top right hand corner to stay up to date on the latest news!
M.E. LaZerte is fortunate to have been selected by Alberta Education to be one of only 16 high schools in Alberta to participate in the High
School Flexibility Enhancement Project. As such, we have been asked to try different ways of offering courses for students to give them
flexibility in structuring their schedules. As part of this project, we are one of only a few schools offer to students the opportunity to write
some diploma exams in November and April as well as in January and June. See More
For the 2012-13 school year, we will continue to build a tutorial block into our
timetable. On Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, we will have a tutorial block. See the Calendar and timetable for next year