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Board Meetings

May 15, 2007

Concours 2007

The attached press release provides the results of the 2007 edition of Concours, which took place on March 28th at Kinghurst Community School in Chesley.  

Bluewater District School Board and Canadian Parents for French worked together to provide a venue for our core French and French Immersion students to showcase their facility in French.  Thirty speakers competed in categories according to the number of hours of French instruction they had received.  Categories included junior and intermediate immersion; junior and intermediate core; extended and FSL plus.  The competition took place simultaneously in three separate rooms at the school.

The speeches were capably judged by 6 judges.  The judges from the community were:  Isabel Poirier, Adam Hofmann, Lorraine Boucher, Karine Ringenberg, Souleymane Ndiongue, and Lucie Cudney. The comments from the judges were extremely positive and a tribute to the calibre of French language instruction in the District.

Three students from Kinghurst Community School were the official time-keepers.  Hanover CPF coordinated the registration desk, provided the refreshments, and gifts for the judges.  All participants received a certificate to acknowledge their accomplishments.  “Tradition”, a company owned by CPF representative Carolyn Nicholson and her husband Dale, provided cash prizes in each category; $15 for first, $10 for second and $5 for third.  Susan Geisel provided exemplary system level coordination which ensured Concours showcased the importance Bluewater places on French language learning in a very positive way.

The gym was full for the awards ceremony at the end of the evening.  The support of parents, extended family members, teachers and principals for the students who participated in Concours 2007 was highly evident.  Bluewater will be well represented at the provincial Concours on May 12th, 2007 in Toronto.

Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
May 15, 2007
For more information please contact
Mary Anne Alton,
Director of Education

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