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CSSVT spotlights staff engagement within its schools

The Centre de services scolaires de la Vallée-des-Tisserands (CSSVT) recognized the commitment and innovative spirit of its staff during its annual gala, which took place on May 9 at the École Arthur-Pigeon high school in Huntingdon.

Over 100 guests gathered in the school auditorium to celebrate the achievements of the different school teams whose projects were nominated for the Coup de Coeur and Excellence Awards in the Learning, Collaboration, and Growth categories.

“In a learning environment like ours, there is a willingness to showcase initiatives that recognize the commitment and passion of our teams,” said CSSVT’s director general, Suzie Vranderick. “In planning this evening, we wanted to raise awareness and to demonstrate that leadership is a skill that is shared and transferred through learning and student success in our environments,” she added.

The recipients of the three major Excellence Awards were selected by a jury who based their decisions on criteria highlighting the strategic orientations of the CSSVT’s Commitment to Success Plan.

The top prize in the learning category went to the Options Passions! Project at École Notre-Dame in Huntingdon, where students were able to choose between different option courses depending on personal interest. One period per week was dedicated to developing this passion, while allowing participating students to meet other students with a shared interest.

In the Collaboration category, the Excellence Award was presented to the Centre de formation Générale des adultes des Tisserands (CFGAT) for the Secondary 5 courses taught by the Formation Générale des Adultes at the Cégep de Valleyfield. This project encouraged the integration of 24 students who had not completed their Secondary 5 French course by adding this to their Cégep class schedule.


The winners of the Excellence Award in the Learning category include members of the Options passions project at École Notre Dame in Huntingdon accompanied here by the CSSVT director general Suzie Vranderick and the CSSVT assistant director general François Robichaud PHOTO Centre de services scolaires de la Vallée des Tisserands


The Excellence Award in the Growth category went to École de la Baie-Saint-François (EBSF) for their Bibliothèque EBSF 2.0 project. The library at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield high school was given a fresh new look, which increased the number of student visitors to the space.

The Coup de Coeur awards were presented to the school projects that received the highest number of votes from CSSVT staff members. At the primary school level, the award was presented to the Stations d’apaisement project at the École Saint-Eugène in Valleyfield. Through a grant, the school was able to purchase calming musical instruments which were incorporated into stations installed in strategic locations in the schools to help students regain their composure.

At the secondary school level, the Équipe de francisation project at the EBSF was awarded the second Coup de Coeur award for their Francisation support program for students from immigrant and English-speaking backgrounds.

In the Vocational Training, Adult Education and Administrative Services category, the award went to the CSSVT’s Services des ressources éducatives (SRÉ) department for their Journée de formation SRÉ project, which welcomed nearly 300 participants to a training day for teachers, professional staff, and school administrators last October. (SR)

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