Monthly Archives: May 2016

End of School Year Expectations

Dear Pearson Students:
Traditionally a water fight has occurred on the last day of classes. This year there will be no water fight on Lester B. Pearson grounds. This change in practice is necessary because of a number of dangerous elements which have entered into this activity. Over the last couple of years, students have sprayed substances such as mustard, bleach, paint, eggs and urine. In addition, there has been a mess left on school property for staff to clean up and a mob mentality has been present. It is the duty of Lester B. Pearson High School staff to keep all students safe while at the school.
Celebratory activities on this last day should take place outside of school time and off school property. Police will be present as well as Administrative staff. Students could face serious sanctions if they choose to proceed.
The following timelines will support our last formal instructional day on Friday June 10th:
8:48 – 9:53: Period 1
9:56 – 11:01: Period 2
11:01 – 11:19: Break
11:22 – 12:13: Period 3 (15 minutes removed)
12:15 – 1:00: Period 4 (15 minutes removed)
1:00 – 1:35: Locker Clean-out/Yearbooks
A schedule for demand tutorials the following week will be released shortly.
Thank-you for your understanding and cooperation,
Dr. Patrick Thalheimer, Ms. Michelle Hornby, Mr. Brian Tuff, Mr. Steve Papp
Lester B. Pearson Administration

LBP Compliments Page by YVC

The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Club has started a Lester B. Pearson Compliments page. If you ever wanted to recognize a fellow student, this is your chance! Let’s help raise some school spirit and end the year off on a positive note.

Please message the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pearsoncompliments) or submit your compliment through this Google form (http://goo.gl/forms/sc4coC4adm) to have it be published.

Any submissions that are inappropriate will not be published and the submission will be referred to Administration for possible follow up, when required. Please use this forum as a place to express sincere and genuine appreciation for fellow students. Submissions may be edited for language.

Proud to be Patriots!

Diversity Project

Mentorship program project: #EMBRACE DIVERSITY

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man&emdash;The maximum amount of hatred, for the minimal amount of reason”

-Abraham Lincoln

Racism and stereotypes, in every form, spring from ignorance. Even though we may not see a lot of it here in Canada, trust me, it’s a big problem in other parts of the world, and it has been such since ages. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. WE are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that our generation needs. And bringing about this change is easy, as no one is born hating another because of his skin color, background or religion. People learn to hate. And if they can live they can learn to hate; and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally in human nature than its opposite. And education is perhaps the most powerful weapon one can use to fight racism at its source, and change the world for good. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and stereotypes that the bright daybreak of unity and oneness can never become a reality. However, for now, we need to understand that racism is still with us, in some devastating forms. Being enlightened, it is up to us to brace our next generations for what they have yet to meet, and hopefully soon we shall overcome it. In the end, I want to say that “You don’t fight racism with racism, but with solidarity and education”.

-Sirjan Sukhraj, Gr.10, Lester B.Pearson School

Attention Students!

“Non-diploma exam accommodation forms are available from Ms. Blue in student services”

Students who are rewriting diplomas or taking diploma courses through ADLC and who have been approved for accommodations need to see Ms. Blue in Student Services to ensure they are assigned the correct exam room.