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Our History

 

The Louis Riel School Division grew out of three different legacy divisions: the St. Vital, St. Boniface and Norwood School Divisions.

In a broad sense, the creation of Louis Riel School Division began in 1998 with the voluntary amalgamation of the Norwood School Division and the St. Boniface School Division.

Four years later, the Louis Riel School Division was established when Manitoba's premier at the time, Gary Doer, directed a number of school divisions - rural and urban - to amalgamate. This brought together the new St. Boniface School Division with the St. Vital School Division. The new division was named the Louis Riel School Division on February 5, 2002 and officially amalgamated on July 19 of the same year.

Important Dates

These key events have shaped the LRSD over its forteen years of history.

Creation of LRSD 

  • November 8, 2001: Minister Drew Caldwell announces that the St. Boniface and St. Vital School Divisions be amalgamated.
  • February 5, 2002: "Divison scolaire Louis Riel School Division" (DSL-R, LRSD) is chosen as the name of the new school division.
  • July 19, 2002: Amalgamation of the St. Vital and St. Boniface School Divisions
  • October 22, 2002: Creation of the first LRSD board of nine trustees following the civic elections.
  • March 2003: School Board adopts the operating procedures and policies for the new school division.

Growth and Change

2004-2005

2005-2006

  • January 2006: School Board considers the findings of the Student Services Review. In 2005, the School Board hired a social research company, Proactive Information Services Inc., to identify the strengths of existing programs and services, and to suggest improvements. The final report offered recommendations to enhance and strengthen existing programs and services. For more information, view the report here.

2006-2007

  • Opening of the Legacy Conference Centre.
  • September 2006: Implementation of a divisional framework for assessment, evaluation, and reporting (AER) after a one-year pilot in eight schools. For more on our AER journey, view the 2006 implementation guide here.
  • September 2006: Introduction of LRSD's Middle French Immersion Program in Grade 4 at École Julie-Riel.

2007-2008

  • September 2007: Creation of the Clinical Services Unit (CSU).
  • October 30, 2007: Official opening of the René Deleurme Centre (Aboriginal Education Resource Centre and Newcomer Family Reception Centre).

2008-2009

  • September 2008: Implementation of the French Immersion program at École Provencher.
  • September 2008: Beginning of the transition for all Grade 9 students to senior high schools.
  • November 2008: First Preschool Wellness Fair.

2009-2010

  • September, 2009: Beginning of LRSD's multi-year Social-Emotional Learning Framework (SELF).
  • November, 2009: Survey on the division's Vision and Mission, with outstanding results. For more on the 2009 survey, view the March 2010 report here.

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

  • August 2017: Provincial government announces that two new classrooms will be added to École Guyot to accommodate growth in French Immersion.
  • September 2017: École Sage Creek School (K-8) opens.
  • The Special Needs Initiative reimagines a new model to support students with special/additional in all 40 schools.
  • Division launches website portal with Treaty Education resources.
  • LRSD launches its first Powwow Club!
  • Division reviews Safe Routes to School planning.
  • May 2018: École Sage Creek School Community Update provides parents with information about managing growth and overcrowding at the school in the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.
  • As part of the initiative to reimagine the René Deleurme Centre's mandate, the Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg partners with a second school in the Louis Riel School Division.
  • June 2018: Collège Jeanne-Sauvé officially breaks ground on important updates and expansions.

 

Our Legacy

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Our Name

The historical figure from which our Division draws its name, Louis Riel, grounds our Division in Manitoba's tradition, culture, and history; however, and in keeping with this visionary figure, we strive for progress and innovation. The name for our Division emerged from several suggestions provided by the residents of both communities.

 
 
 
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