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Sault school gets a new name

Sunday, December 15, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE
PUBLIC DU GRAND
NORD DE L'ONTARIO

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École publique de Sault-Ste-Marie  has a new name

At its regular board meeting held December 7 in Sudbury, members of Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) unanimously approved a recommendation presented by the school council of l’École publique de Sault-Ste-Marie to rename the school École publique Écho-des-Rapides.

Last fall, the school council of École publique de Sault-Ste-Marie invited students, parents and the community to find a new name for the recently opened school.

Many names were suggested and ultimately the name École publique Écho-des-Rapides was favoured by board trustees.

The school’s principal, Marcel Bouchard, is delighted with the school’s new name.

“Four hundred years after the first French explorers set foot in this region, the sound of the rapids and the French language still echo in the Sault. In 2015, as Ontario celebrates Samuel de Champlain’s passage in Ontario, the name École publique Écho-des-Rapides will clearly symbolize our pride and loyalty to the French language and its history.”

École publique Sault-Ste-Marie first opened its doors in September 2013.

The school provides superior quality educational programs in French to students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8.

The official inauguration of École publique Écho-des-Rapides will be held next spring.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in 11 elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.

At CSPGNO, every child has the room to grow; there is a place for everyone!

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Zing 12/15/2013 1:38:16 PM Report

Too many words to remember.:(
Pakadeva 12/15/2013 3:14:02 PM Report

I agree, what kid is gonna remember this (�cole publique �cho-des-Rapides) when in a compromising position & that information is needed. High school students may remember it all.
Wouldn't SSM �cole publique be much easier for kids to grasp?
Sam C 12/15/2013 4:36:58 PM Report

You don't think that the kids will just say "Echo des Rapides," or maybe even just "Rapides", do you?

I know very few kids who say the entire name of their school, English or Francaise.
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