Mitchell-Montcalm parents petition for a new school

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By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Members of the Mouvement Musical Mitchell-Montcalm (MMMM) met with the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke’s (CSRS) council of commissioners on Tuesday night to demonstrate Mitchell-Montcalm High School’s need for a new building. They accumulated over 1,100 signatures in support of their request. The MMMM is a group of staff members as well as parents whose children are students in the music program at Mitchell-Montcalm. Over the past 30 years, the MMMM has raised more than $500,000 in support of the program. They began preparing the request in Fall of 2018, after the CSRS petitioned Quebec’s education ministry for a new high school that could welcome over 1,000 students, due to a lack of space in the CSRS’s four public high schools. Mitchell-Montcalm High School, which counts nearly 1,500 students, is separated into two buildings. All students in cycle one attend Mitchell, located near downtown, and all cycle two students attend Montcalm, on Portland. See full story in the Friday, Feb. 22 edition of The Record.

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