June is here and it's almost time for graduation. This year the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will celebrate our student's success on Thursday, June 23, 2017, 10:00 am in the Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church at 500 Lagimodiere Boulevard. The staff would like to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them the best of luck as they move onto the next stage of their journey.
The past couple of months have been very busy for some of our students as they have prepared to participate in Skills Manitoba. Students participate in challenges designed to test skills required in trades and technology careers. The philosophy of the Skills Competition is to reward students for excellence, directly involve industry in evaluating student performance, and keep training programs relevant to employers' needs. ATC had team representatives in the Culinary Arts Program, Broadcast Media, Hairstyling, Electrical, and Esthetics Programs participate in the Provincial Skills Competition. Three students won gold at the Provincial level, Tommy and Kim from Broadcast Media who competed in Video Production-Secondary and Elissa from Culinary Arts-Secondary.
Winners of the provincial competition form Team Manitoba and compete against their peers at the Skills Canada National Competition. This year Winnipeg hosted the National Skills Competition at the RBC Convention Centre. Tommy and Kim did very well in Video Production and almost stood on the podium. Elissa executed her dishes very well and won the National Gold Medal in Culinary Arts. Congratulations to all of our participants for your time and commitment, as well as representing our school and community at these events. It should also be noted that our participation in these events does not happen without the time and commitment from the teachers involved, so thank you to all of our staff who were involved in the competitions. Because we felt this was an excellent opportunity for our students to be able to be part of something special, ATC transported all of the staff and students to the Convention Centre on June 2 to witness and participate in the Canadian Skills Competition. The students really enjoyed this experience.
ATC hosted the Annual Spring Buffet on May 4th. Over 150 community members were treated to a wonderful buffet, hosted by our Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Programs. Congratulations on a job well done.
In May, the students in the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Programs launched the "Bean Healthy…Pulse it Up" cookbook. This project was a culmination of a year's work, in which the students designed and created their own recipes that were based on the use of pulses, which celebrated the International Year of the Pulse. The Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers Association awarded a grant that enabled this project to succeed. This was a joint project with three other school that included Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, Glenlawn Collegiate, and Windsor Park Collegiate.
A number of our programs currently have students out in the community on work experience. There are too many businesses to mention, but we would like to thank each and every one of them for taking in our students and providing them with this opportunity.
As the school year draws to a close please note that we are no longer accepting client vehicles in our Automotive Department or computers for repair in our Information Systems Program. Our salon and cafeteria will be closing on July 14 – 15th.
Last day of classes June 16th, 2017. Exams at ATC will run from July 19 – 23. Grade 12 Provincial exams: Essential Mathematics, Wednesday, June 14. Applied Mathematics, Thursday, June 15th.
It has been a very busy month at ATC!
ATC hosted a Cure-A-Thon in the Salon on Thursday, April 27th. Clients were able to receive a scalp treatment and/or a basic manicure for $10.00. Tickets for a Silent Auction as well as leaves for the Tree of Life were sold. This day raised $2,688.00 for the Cancer Society of Manitoba. We would like to thank all the people and organizations who donated prizes for the auction. Without your continued support this event would not happen.
On May 4, 2017 the students and staff from the Baking and Pastry Program and the Culinary Arts program hosted the Annual Spring Buffet. Over 140 community members were treated to a wonderful buffet. Congratulations to the students in both programs who did a wonderful job.
Last month on April 13, students from ATC participated in Skills Manitoba. This event is a trade skills competition where we had students participate in the Culinary Arts, Hairstyling, Baking and Pastry, Broadcast Media, Electrical, and Information Systems competitions. All of our students represented the school well! Our students earned gold medals in Culinary Arts, Broadcast Media, a silver medals in Baking and Pastry, and Information Systems. The students who won gold medals will participate in Skills Canada Competition being held in Winnipeg at the Convention Centre on June 1 – 2, 2017. Watch our twitter feed @ArtsTechCentre or Facebook page (facebook.com/ArtsTechCentre) for details!
A reminder to parents and students, there is no school on Friday, May 12, as it is a Professional Development Days. The school will also be closed for Victoria Day on May 22, 2017.
Acceptance letters for High School students are going to be mailed out the week of May 8, 2017. There is some limited space in Broadcast Media, Plumbing, Automotive, Culinary Arts, Building Trades, New Media Design, and Information Systems for a February Start. Contact the school if you are interested in one of these programs.
On May 25th the students in the Broadcast Media program will stream the LRSD Powwow Graduation ceremony live from Glenlawn Collegiate, and on May 9th they will be streaming the Winnipeg High School Football League Senior Bowl. For more information about the streaming of these events go to www.lrsd.tv
ATC is also giving back to the community in the form of hands on volunteering. Students from our Plumbing program volunteered their time on May 8, 2017 to assist with Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to the students in the program for supporting this wonderful cause.
As we are less than two months away from the end of the school year it is important to note that Grade 12 students are preparing for Provincial Exams in Math and English. The final exam period for the programs at ATC are June 12 – 16, 2017. Convocation for ATC will Month away/exams/provincial exams, convocation
RIEL-EVATE - a Louis Riel School Division (a community-school Foundation) will be holding its 5th Free Clothing Drive on October 14-15. At our most recent Spring-Summer giveaway over 125 families in our community benefited. Many of them were new Canadians and single mothers. We will be collecting gently used infant-children, teen and adult winter related clothing in September. Your support by sending this clothing to your school in early fall will once again demonstrate our collective community support for children and families that are in need in our community!
ATC will be hosting our Parent Teacher – Information Evening on Wednesday April 26th. Parent Teacher conferences will run from 5:30 – 7:00, and you can contact the school office to book an appointment. We will also be hosting an Open House for potential students on the same evening to provide information to community members, parents, and potential students about our school and programs. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
Many high school students will have already chosen their programming for the 2017/2018 School Year. But we still have room in some courses, so if you were considering ATC for education and training, it's not too late! Talk to your Student Services staff at your school if you want to make a change.
Come help support the fight for a cure for Cancer.
ATC will host a Cure-A-Thon in the Salon on Thursday, April 27th from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Get a scalp treatment and/or a basic manicure for $10.00 each with funds going to Canadian Cancer Society. Appointments are still available. Please call 204-233-3754.
Don't have time to make an appointment? Come check out the silent auction prizes in our front foyer– on display throughout the week.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at lunch time from Monday to Wednesday in the front foyer, in the office from 8:00 – 4:00 PM, all day Thursday in the Salon and on the evening of April 26th during our Open House until 8:00 PM.
Tickets are 15 for $5.00 and Grand Prize Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.
Candy Jar guesses are $1.00 per entry.
Monetary donations are also being accepted. Funds including contact and address information can be sent to Colette Casper at ATC through the divisional courier. Cheques should be made out to ATC. Tax receipts for donations over $10.00 will then be issued by Canadian Cancer Society and will be sent by mail.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase three types of leaves for our tree of life for
1. A memory leaf to remember someone you knew who has passed away due to cancer.
2. A support leaf to support an individual who is battling cancer.
3. A hope leaf to celebrate someone who has survived the fight against cancer
Don't forget that our Annual Spring Buffet is Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tickets are $14.00/ person and go on sale on April 17, 2017. There is limited seating, so get your tickets early.
A reminder to parents and students, there is no school on Good Friday, April 14, and there is are Professional Development Days on April 17 and April 21, 2017.
On March 6, 2017, the students of ATC had the opportunity to participate in the Operation Donation Volleyball Tournament. Students made a monetary or food donation to participate in the tournament. All thirteen programs were represented in the tournament, and a donation of food and $327.00 was made to Winnipeg Harvest. Thank you to the organizers and all of the students and staff for your participation in this fun event.
We would like to remind high school students who are interested in attending the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre in the 2017-18 school year, applications are now available in your home school. Please consult with your student services teacher if you would like to apply. ATC is also currently accepting appointments/applications from Post-Secondary and Mature students for programs which begin in September. We will be accepting applications/appointments for courses with a February intake at the end of September. Please check out our web site for more information about our programs at www.lratc.ca
Check us out at the Rotary Career Symposium at the Winnipeg Convention Centre from March 14 – 16. Staff members will be on hand to answer any questions, and a number of our students from our programs will be doing demonstrations. We will be located in booth 429.
Thank you to all the students and staff who supported Pink Shirt Day on February 21, we raised $90 which was donated to Safe Schools Manitoba.
Speaking of February 21, thank you to the well over 200 attendees to our Open House that evening. It was very exciting to see that number of people come out to see what ATC has to offer. As stated earlier, interested high school students should see the student services staff at their home school to register. Presentations were made around the LRSD along with 10 partnership high schools, it was very exciting to see the amount of interest in what we offer at ATC.
Another successful Operation Donation Volleyball Tournament took place on March 6, with so many teams taking part the staff team could only play one game. It was fantastic to see our student so engaged in something which raised money for a worthy cause.
ATC Wear sales are taking place from March 6 – 20 inclusive. A table will be set up in the front foyer during lunch hour, but orders can be placed in the office anytime. The form for purchases is also available online in the student/parent portal. The clothing really looks good, make sure you get your order in!
Grad Photos and Ring Sales take place on March 20. Make sure you have an appointment for a Grad Picture, Ring Sales will take place in the front foyer at lunch.
A reminder to students that there will be no classes on March 17 for an LRSD wide PD day. Also no classes during Spring Break which takes place from March 21 – March 31, students return to class on Monday, April 3rd. When we some of our students will really be working hard to get ready for Skills Manitoba which takes place on April 13.
We would like to congratulate Mr. Michael Erin, who was in our Culinary Arts program, as he moves on to a new role for him in the Louis Riel School Division. He will be missed and we wish him the best of luck, as he begins a new journey in his career.
The Honorable Mayor Bowman paid a visit to the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The Mayor briefly spoke to students about his role as Mayor, and his vision for the future, as well as Winnipeg's Truth and Reconciliation efforts. Mayor Bowman then opened the floor for questions from staff and students and addressed issues which included; Energy East Pipeline, sustainability efforts, indigenous perspectives, and the homeless situation in the city. After he was done, Mayor Bowman toured ATC. He was impressed with what we are doing here. He also spoke on the quality of the questions given to him by the students and thanked them all. Thank you to Mayor Bowman for your visit, and insight into city hall, and your plan for the future of the city.
High School Students and potential Post-Secondary Students are invited to attend ATC's Open House on February 22, 2017 from 6:30-8:00pm. Come out and see why you should seriously consider attending ATC and take one of thirteen Vocational and Career Training Programs. High School Students can earn high school credits while training for a career right after graduation. No tuition for the same as college training, no textbook costs and you are done in high school. This makes ATC an excellent choice for high school students. The evening will start with a general school presentation at 6:30pm, then follow with in-program presentations at 7:00pm and 7:30pm. See you there!
ATC has recently completed the first year of our two newest programs, Plumbing and Broadcast Media. Congratulations to our first graduating classes from these programs, and to our teachers for their hard work and dedication to the success of these programs.
School visits are currently underway. Mr. Brian Cameron the Principal of the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre is making presentations at high schools. He is providing information to students about the opportunities that ATC offers for students. If you are interested in attending one of these presentations, please contact the Student Services teacher in your building to find out when Mr. Cameron will be at your school.
Happy New Year to all and welcome back to our returning ATC students. One month to the semester end, let's all finish strong as we get ready for semester 2, finish our programs or head back to your home schools. It is going to be a great 2017 and we look forward to being part of it with you all!
Congratulations to the students and staff who participated in our FIRST EVER Christmas Miniature Golf Challenge. The goal was for each program to design a miniature golf hole using old or recycled materials, in some way represented their program and had a holiday theme. Participants donated $2.00 to play all of the holes, and $127.00 was donated to Shilom Mission. A lot of fun was had by all and we look forward to having this exciting fundraising event next year. Congratulations to the students in the Broadcast Media program won first prize for their creativity and course design[CB1] .
We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of staff and students who donated money and/or food for Christmas Hampers for the ST. Boniface/St. Vital Kiwanis Club.
ATC wants to wish our students who are currently finishing their programs on work experience. These programs include Information Systems, Automotive Technology, but also our very first program graduates from Plumbing Trades and Broadcast Media! Good luck to you all.
Did you know that LRSD Radio is on the "air"? ATC's Broadcast Media Program streams 24/7 from here http://www.lrsd.tv/lrsd.tv/radio/ . The online program is relatively new but is slowly growing. Soon more LRSD focused programming such as news, interviews, talk shows and lrsd-focused "commercials" will take place. Tune in to LRSD Radio!
ATC will welcome Mayor Brian Bowman on February 9th for a student forum. All students at ATC will gather to hear from Mayor Bowman, look forward to asking him questions. It will be streamed by LRSD TV, come back for more details!
The end of the first semester is fast approaching and a reminder to parents and students that exams begin on January 27th, and the start of the second semester begins February 6th. A welcome bar-b-q will take place on February 10th.
At the end of January the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will say goodbye to a long standing member of our team, as Mrs. Lucille Miller is retiring. Mrs. Miller teaches in our Administrative Assistant program and has been a school division staff member for over 30 years. While being at ATC for the last number of years, she has taught in a few schools around LRSD. She is a dedicated, caring teacher, and we send her best wishes as she enters the next stage of her journey, she will be missed.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Mark Fahim, who has been hired to replace Mrs. Miller. Mr. Fahim is a recent graduate, and he is excited to begin his career at ATC.
Last client day for the Salon is January 20th and the Hairstyling program will reopen on February 8th, and the Esthetics program will reopen on March 1st.
Finally we want to remind everyone that high school registrations for 2017/2018 will take place soon. ATC will be coming to all LRSD and Partnership Schools in February. Consider ATC as an option for high school credits while getting vocational training. See you in February!
In November the students in the Hairstyling program, and the Esthetics program collaborated with students from Tec Voc for a professional model photoshoot. Students in the Hairstyling and Esthetics program were challenged to create a hairstyle, makeup, and nails on a live model that resembled a picture from a specific era. The models were then photographed by students from the Photography program at Tec Voc.
On December 1, 2016 ATC hosted the Annual Senior's Dinner. The 400 seniors were treated to a wonderful dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, and desert. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Southglen Fiddlers, and the guitar group from College Beliveau, led by their teacher Mr. Patrick Lemoine. The evening concluded with a visit from Santa, and a sing-a-long led by former student Ms. Linda Moore. A special thanks to all the student, staff, and community members who volunteered their time to ensure the continued success of this special evening.
Many of our students will be heading out for work experience in January. Work experience opportunities are vital to our programs and provide students with valuable first hand experiences in the trade that they have chosen. If you own a business, or work in a trade and are willing to host a student in January, or in the future please call the school as we are always looking for student placements.
A reminder that the last day of classes is December 22, and it is an early dismissal on that day. Students return to school on January 9, 2017.
Graduation photos will take place on December 19, 2016. Students who asked to book their grad photo appointments at the office.
There are still a limited number of seats available in some programs for a February start. If you are interested in a program, contact the school to make an appointment.
On behalf of all the staff and students at the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
October was a very busy month and November does not appear to be slowing down. We had some amazing things happen at ATC in October and look forward to a great month of November.
The students and staff of the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry program recently hosted our annual Fall Buffet on October 27. Over 140 community members attended the event and were able to enjoy a roast turkey dinner, stuffing, salads, and dessert.
The Annual ATC Seniors' Dinner takes place on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Dinner is at 5:00, doors open at 4:30. Tickets are available beginning November 9, at 8:00 AM. This is a flagship event for ATC every year and is always sold out. Please keep in mind that we will not be pre-selling before November 9 to be fair to everyone. The cost is $12.00 per ticket.
Are you interested in knowing about possible post-secondary opportunities for your children? Staff of the Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will be part of the Career and Post-Secondary Symposium on November 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 at the Louis Riel School Division Board Office. This event enables students and parents to learn more about post-secondary opportunities at a number of universities and colleges. The event features Big Daddy Taz, and we will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about any of the thirteen programs we offer at ATC.
Our Parent Teacher evening will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Information forms will be sent home, if you wish to meet with your child's teacher please arrange an appointment. A reminder that students will not be required to attend on November 25th, as that is a Professional Development Day.
Our Remembrance Day Service will take place at 1:30pm on Thursday, November 10.
LRSD Radio is on the air! LRSD Radio is part of our Broadcast Media program at ATC. As of November 7th you can listen live to LRSD Radio by going to www.lrsd.tv/lrsd.tv/radio/. We are also very pleased to share that LRSDTV streamed the St. Vital Invitational Volleyball Tournament on the weekend of November 5th. Archived games can be found on thecube.com and will be posted on YouTube in the future. Finally we are very excited to announce and the Winnipeg High School Football League Championships will be streamed by LRSDtv from Investors Group Field on Wednesday, November 9 and 10, 5:00pm and 7:45pm both days. Check out lrsdtv.tv for the links.
There are still a limited number of seats available in some programs for a February start. If you are interested in starting a program, contact the school to see if there is room and make an appointment to discuss possible acceptance.
It is hard to be believe we are already through the month of September, however a lot has taken place. Our Annual Volleyball Tournament, in support of the Terry Fox Foundation took place on September 26. Students participated in the event by making a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation or bringing in food items for Winnipeg Harvest. The teams had a lot of fun, and we were able to raise $300.00 to which will be donated to the foundation.
Students and staff wore orange shirts on September 30 to support Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters. Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that was started because Phyllis Webstad, a BC First Nations student in 1973 who bought and wore a brand new orange shirt to school. She was a new school, but it was also a Residential School. Upon arriving, the orange shirt was taken from her by the staff and never returned. Instead she was made to wear the school uniform. Orange Shirt Day acknowledges the treatment of First Nations Students at residential schools by staff, the impact it has had on generations of indigenous families and shows support now and in the future. Thank you to all of the staff and students who supported this event.
We welcome new staff members to our team at ATC. Mr. Jonathan Shand is teaching in our Baking and Pastry program, Ms. Miriam Giesbrecht is teaching in our Hairstyling program, and Ms. Linda Coombs is an Educational Assistant who will be working in a number of programs in the building. We also welcome back to our Information Systems Program, Educational Assistant, Mr. Mustafa Ibrahim
Our annual Fall Buffet takes place on October 27, 2016. Tickets are $14.00 and go on sale October 11, 2016. This event sells out quickly so get your tickets early.
We hope everyone has had a great summer and are ready to get back to class!
School begins for students on September 7, 2016, however the school is open, and many of the staff have been in preparing for the new school year. The Staff at ATC are looking forward to another great year of learning and helping our students move into a new career path. If you are interested, we do have some seats open in a few of our programs for September. Call 204 237 8951 for more information.
Many great things are planned for ATC this year. We look forward to our first graduating classes from Broadcast Media and our Plumbing Trades Program. Last year we had over 180 Program Graduates and 8 high school graduates and look forward to even more this year. Along with this, we are looking to increase our connections with the community even further and become even more environmentally aware.
The staff at ATC recognize the importance of creating a sustainable environment and this year we are increasing our student's awareness regarding recycling, reusing and reducing. In the Spring of 2016 the Culinary Arts program obtained new recycling containers for the cafeteria. ATC wants to build on this and our other current efforts even more. We are hoping to build awareness of our campus sustainability with our students and community and work with our students to solve and develop plans for a more sustainable school for the future.
Our Annual Terry Fox Volleyball tournament will take place on Monday, September 26. This is a fun event in which students from all the programs are encouraged to participate in a volleyball tournament, and the proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.
We are very excited to announce that we will be receiving a visit from our Mayor, Mr. Brian Bowman in February, more details will be available as we get closer to the event.
A reminder to parents to be aware that the school zone speed limits begin on September 1st, and to slow down in school zones to ensure that all our students get to school and return home safely.
This year our school will be asking that students remove their headwear as they enter the school. This is a change from past practices. However, to ensure the safety of our students, and to help us identify possible intruders to the school we are asking all students to remove their headwear. Of course, headwear for religious is acceptable.
Finally, we invite our students, their families and community to our Open House/Meet the Teacher on September 28 from 6:30 - 8:00pm.
Important dates for September:
Welcome Back Bar-B-Q lunch – Friday September 9, 2016.
Student photos - Monday, September 12, 2016
Professional Development days – Monday and Tuesday, September 19 – 20. No classes
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