As all students know, student life is interesting and rewarding. Student participation - individual and collective will make Lester B. Pearson unforgettable for everyone.
Social, cultural, recreational, and educational activities are available and all students are encouraged to participate. Please listen for the daily announcements for the times and places of the various school events.
On December 20, 2016, GSA, formerly known as Gay-Straight Alliance, changed their name to Gender-Sexuality Alliance. In the spirit of fostering a safer school environment, Lester B. Pearson High School has formed a group called the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA). The GSA is an inclusive group that welcomes students from all backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. This space allows students to feel valued, recognized, and accepted. The GSA provides a platform for students to have a voice and empowers them to effect change. Furthermore, the GSA also promotes diversity and awareness through education, support, social justice, and advocacy.
The GSA committee is made up committed, passionate, and brave students who believe in equality and who want to be part of a movement. The school’s guidance counsellor initiated and developed this project after noticing a need to reach out to the LGBTQ community. The GSA is officially the first of its kind at the EMSB!
This is an ECA activity that takes place after school twice a week. The team has a registered coach from the SLC Cheerleading Organization; which comes in to train the students and create a competitive routine filled with stunts, jumps, tumbling and dance. The Cheerleaders participate in two showcases throughout the year and compete in three competitions.
Student Council plays an important role in the life of a high school. It is a vital association of students devoted to energizing school spirit and a representative body that gives advice on student interests.
Becoming a member of student council entails making a major commitment as you will be involved in the planning, cleanup, construction, and participation in all Student Life events. You need to be open to change and most importantly, prepared to take on the position of a role model and leader.
Student Council is about personality, creativity, teamwork and dedication.
The Student Council strives to make a difference at LBPHS. We plan activities and put them into action. Some examples of what we do:
- Secondary 1 Orientation
- School Dances
- Carnival Week
- Holiday Activities
- Leadership Development
- Community Events
- Inter-Mural Sports
- School and Grad Hoodies
- Green Projects
- The Student Council also has representatives on the School Governing Board, English Montreal Student Advisory Committee (EMSAC) and EMSB Marketing Committee.
Since 1981, Lester B. Pearson High School has been an active participant in raising awareness and funds for cancer research. The story of Terry Fox and his battle with cancer, inspired the Lester B. Pearson teaching staff and student body to take action and keep Terry Fox’s dream alive: to find a cure for cancer.
Presently, the Lester B. Pearson Terry Fox Committee continues to raise awareness and funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. Throughout the year, the committee members comprised of dedicated students and teachers organize holiday bake sales, non-uniform days, Santa picture day, and this year a Zumba-thon will also be organized to raise funds. In collecting funds with a pledge form and through the support and donations of parents and community members, Lester B. Pearson has successfully raised over $400,000.00 in the past 33 years. To end the yearly campaign, a walk-a-thon is organized in spring to keep Terry Fox’s dream alive. The walk-a-thon is tradition in the school that alumni speak about dearly. This event has had the most amount of impact on many students and teachers in reliving Terry’s dream.
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LBPHS’ Student Council has been very active in local and global social justice initiatives. Every year, a dedicated committee of Student Council members chooses a Country to support and a cause to fundraise towards. We have raised over 30,000$ over the last decade towards improving education, healthcare, sustainable agriculture, job opportunities in the developing world through our global actions.
Locally, our committee organizes recycling plans, food drives, anti-bullying initiatives amongst others to improve both our LBPHS family as well as our community at large.
An impromptu evening of senior students and staff sharing their talents in poetry and music in a supportive and low key environment. Sign up to perform or come and watch the show.
The games room has been successfully running since September 2013. The purpose of the games room is to foster a positive environment where students can socialize and engage in different activities such as ping pong, air hockey, board games and more. It is a great place for our students to develop healthy relationships with peers and diminish negative behaviours due to being bored. It keeps students active all the while having fun.
Another outdoor soccer season has come and gone and LBPHS was once again well represented in league competition. This year there were five teams comprised of a total of nearly 80 students and 5 staff members competing in the GMAA's 1st division league from the beginning of September until the beginning of November.
Our students competed fiercely against other high school teams from across Montreal and surrounding areas. Out of our five teams, four qualified for the playoffs, including the Juvenile and Midget Boys, with the Midgets winning the league championship. This is the second year in a row that a LBPHS soccer team has won a championship in the GMAA, but we are most proud of our stellar disciplinary record this season.
Every year, the Opera de Montréal presents a program to the schools that encourages students in secondary 4 and 5 to attend several shows from their annual repertoire at place des arts. This is a unique experience that is offered free of charge. It is also a great way to enjoy an evening out with friends outside of school.
Over the years, students at LBP have seen famous performances such as the Barber of Seville, Turandot, Carmen, Porgy & Bess as well as Madame Butterfly. Today’s operas feature powerful voices, dramatic and flamboyant costumes and perfect understanding of the story.
Going to the opera is a great experience, its fun and different, there is always an atmosphere of excitement.
If you want some multi-sensory, dramatic, escapism for a few hours, why not try Opera? The only thing that is required is the love of music!
An extracurricular activity designed to extract and optimize students' engineering potential in four branches: mechanical, electrical, civil, and computer engineering. It challenges students to apply classroom theory in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to design a robot with its accessories, a website site and a video.
The students’ engineering project is presented at LBP’s Science Fair and the team with the best design is rewarded with certificates.
As is tradition at Lester B. Pearson, students are invited to an evening of festivities to celebrate the end of their secondary education. Students celebrate in style decked out in gorgeous dresses and suits. They arrive that evening looking like the stars they are. Every year Prom is held at a beautiful reception hall decorated with stunning centerpieces, where parents, students and teachers are invited to cocktails. At the end of cocktails students make their way inside to enjoy a 5 course meal including a candy bar. Music is provided by a professional D.J. and students dance the night away. Memories are made and kept with the addition of a photo booth and photographer capturing the evening’s highlights. When the night is over students leave with a evening not be forgotten.
The variety show is a long-standing tradition at LBPHS, a performance show held at the end of the year, that showcases all the wonderful and talented performing arts students here at LBPHS.
The show incorporates dances from the LBP Dance Curriculum, ECA dance; Dramatic performances from students’ creative work in their drama classes; and Musical performances. This show allows the students not only the opportunity to gain experience with performing on stage but also to share with everyone their hard work and passion they have demonstrated all year long.