Important Dates for Grade 12 Students

September 27 U of C – school visit – Media Centre 3:30 – 4:15

September 30 U of C Open House 10:00 – 3:00

September 30 U of L Open House 10:00 – 3:00

October 21 Bow Valley College Open House 10:00 – 3:00

October 21 U of A Open House 9:00 – 4:00

October 21 St. Mary’s University Open House 10:00 – 2:00

October 21 Olds College Fashion Institute TBA

October 24 SAIT – school visit 11:30 – 1:00

October 27 & 28 SAIT Open House 9:00 – 4:00

October 28 Mount Royal University 9:30 – 3:30


September 19th – ‘How to Navigate High School’ – Grade 10 (only) Parent Meeting

pearsonTuesday, September 19th from 6:30 – 7:30

We at Lester B. Pearson are very excited to invite all of our grade 10 parents/guardians to a “How to Navigate High School” meeting. At this session we will be covering the following:

  • Meet all of your child’s grade 10 cohort teachers
  • Full year grade 10 de-tracking – what is it?
  • Bell Schedule and Homework Expectations
  • “Success Support” vs. “Success Connect”
  • Home Logic – The most important communication tool
  • Iris – Student Learning Plans
  • Athletics and Fine and Performing Arts

You will be greeted by our administration upon entering Lester B. Pearson and directed to the appropriate location in our school.

We look forward to meeting all of you; we truly hope you can attend this very important session.

Good Food Box

Good Food BoxPearson is proud to announce the Pearson Good Food box. This is a community run program to help get fresh fruit and vegetables to all our students. Families can purchase a Good Food Box, for $25, $30 or $35 a month. This large box of fresh vegetables is delivered right to Pearson at the end of every month.

This months deadline is very quick, September 19th. If you would like to learn more about this program and how it can help your family please contact Ms Deschner or we welcome you to come in and learn more about the program during any lunch hour in our cafeteria.

Calgary Transit Passes – 2017/2018 – new process!

Calgary Transit Passes for the 2017-18 School Year

Waived Transit Passes Families will be required to apply to Calgary Transit through The City of Calgary’s Fair Entry Program, the link is provided

This will take some time and the Calgary Board of Education will provide a bus pass for the months of September and October to qualifying students ( live more than 2.4 Km from their designated school) pending your acceptance In order to receive a Bus Pass from Lester B. Pearson High School you will be required to provide proof that you have applied to the Fair Entry Program.

Transit Rebates

  • Students who are attending their designated regular program and who reside more than 2.4 km to the school will be eligible for a rebate, details to follow please keep receipt and bus pass.Where to buy passes?
  • There are a few options for you to purchase your transit pass or tickets.
  • Also:
  1. Shop online – The easy to use online store front allows you to purchase your tickets and passes safely, securely and quickly without leaving your house. Start by creating your CITYonlineaccount today.
  2. Visit a Customer Service Centre
  3. Many convenience and grocery stores sell our tickets and monthly passes; look for the sign on the front entrance indicating that they sell Calgary Transit fare products.

Taking the CTrain?

If you’re taking the CTrain, you can purchase your fare (Adult & Youth Single ride tickets and Day Passes) from the ticket vending machines located at the station. The machines accept cash, credit and debit.



Upcoming Events for our FNMI Students

Elder/Arts Calgary Dinner – September 25

I know that Chef sent out his amazing menu to the staff; myself and my students are very excited to be a part of this event. There will be roughly 75 guests, Blackfoot, Cree, Metis and Stoney Elders, I believe, and members of Arts Calgary. Our students will be making centrepieces for each table. We are focussing on creating pieces that reflect the land and the elements of the Medicine Wheel. The students are also creating individual gifts for all of the attendees. I am so glad that students will have an opportunity to serve and meet some of the very important Elders within the Treaty 7 community.

Chantal Chagnon – Cree8

Chantal is an artist with her own company, aptly named, Cree8. She will be coming in sometime this week (I hope Wednesday) during Success time to work with our FNMI students. She would like to teach them about the ritual of smudging. She also wants to work with them to better understand the Medicine Wheel. She may also be teaching them how to create art with rawhide. Feel free to pop down during this time to check out this opportunity. It will be in room 1221F at the back of the Library. When I have received confirmation, I will send out another email to staff.

Orange Shirt Day – September 29

This year our students will be making orange bracelets for students and staff. This will be a day that acknowledges a part of our Canadian history, residential schools. We will be asking staff and students to recognize the genocide that darkly touched FNMI lives. Many of the people who lost their lives died without names. Their story is simply gone. Our students have family members: parents and grandparents, who were directly impacted by residential schools. The trauma is very fresh. By wearing the orange bracelet, we will be acknowledging the named and nameless. Students will have a table in the cafeteria at lunch with a tri-fold and posters to sign. With our names, we will be remembering the named and nameless. Two of our FNMI students, Alex Flett (Grade 11) and Connor Croteau (Grade 12 ) will be speaking to our student body on the PA system for a few moments at the start of Connect time. We are also hoping to play some drumming before the students speak.

Student Representation

We have many students representing many Nations within our school. I am hoping to connect with our Grade 10 students this week. Our Grade 11 and 12 population represent the Cree, Blackfoot, Lakota, Nakoda, Metis, Dene, and Ojibway Nations. How amazing is that?


Student Clubs 2017/2018


Club Name


Teacher Sponsor(s)

1/3 of our staff – See Mr. Fraser, Athletic Director, or the PE Bulletin

Boards which identify coaches

When/Where do we meet?

Fall sports: Volleyball, Football, Girls Soccer, Cross Country

Winter sports: Basketball, Badminton, Wrestling, Swim/Dive

Spring sports: Rugby, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Track and Field


Leadership Club


Ms. Hodgson

Mr. Longlitz


Tuesdays at lunch break


Yearbook Club


Ms. Wilmott


Every Monday at lunch break in room 1127


Construction Club


Mr. Arkell


Tuesdays after school – must be enrolled in Construction 10/20/30


Learn skills to compete at provincials

Build some cool projects!



Gardening Club


Mr. Arkell

Ms. Deschner


Mondays – afterschool at 4pm


International Certificate Club


Ms. Laforest


Wednesdays in room 1213


Pearson Press Club


Mr. Benard




The Youth Volunteer Club (YVC)




Graduation Committee


Ms. Dang

Mrs. Jessel

Ms. Phull

Mrs. Sareen

Mrs. White

Mrs. Reimer

**Ms. Lloyd



Meetings will be held


Animation Club


Ms. Lock


Monday at lunch break in room 1125

Finance Club Mr. Eng

Ms. Deschner

Investing competition starting mid-October
Fitness Center Tons of teachers! See the chart on the door to see who is supervising. Morning, lunch and afterschool Room 1187 Please get your $40 fitness pass in PE.
Junior Achievement Ms. Deschner Please see Ms. Deschner for the application process
Patriots Dance Troupe Club Ms. Nottell Audition requirements will be advertised first week of school. This is a performance and competitive dance troupe. Year commitment and will involve multiple performances and weekly training. Practices – TBD
Robotics Club Ms. Goekjian

Dr. Cooper

Science Fair/Olympics Club Mrs. Fitzner

Mr. Madsen


Students in Action Club Ms. Hodgson Students in Action will plan together and choose their own public service projects, engage their entire school and the broader community, when possible, to have an impact and make their world a better place. We will start with a one day conference on Saturday, September 30 at the U of C, as a springboard for ideas.
Chess Club Mr. Arkell Every Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch break in room 1183