Hope everyone had a great summer break and vacation with family and friends. We have been working tirelessly over the last three months to bring you informative, educational, and inspirational articles. We start off our back-to-school issue with a forthcoming article on the latest and important changes to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

Feature Article:
Holding on to Tradition with a 21st Century Vision

It is official: For the 2014-2015 school year, two junior high schools from SWLSB will come together at the current location of Mother Teresa Junior and two senior high schools will share location at the Laval Liberty building.

A Historic Event: The 3rd Annual Young Authors Contest 2014–2015
The 2014-2015 edition of the Annual Young Authors Contest will now include the three regions (Laval, Laurentians and Lanaudière) making this a historic first. This will include 26 elementary schools, 11 high schools, and 5 adult education nd vocational training centers.

Council of Commissioners: Ambassadors of Your Community and Corporate Solutions
At the top level of school board decision-aking is the Council of Commissioners, a group of 19 elected members who work diligently behind the scenes alongside the Director General of the board for the betterment of services to its students.

2014 Laurier Gala:
Laval Families Magazine was a proud sponsor of the 2014 Laurier Gala which took place on May 29, 2014. A bursary was given for each of the outstanding achievements in the following categories:

AcademicsLaurier Senior High School- Angel-Rose Henchy
School PerseveranceRosemere High School- Melina Tsantrizos
ArtsJules Verne Elementary- Rosaria Zarlenga
SportsSt-Jude Elementary- Jenna Noble
Community InvolvementLaurier Senior High School- Emilio Grasso

We want to say THANK YOU to all our readers, collaborators and sponsors, for being part of the community, part of the success, and most importantly, for being part of both Laval Families Magazine and Laurentians & Lanaudière Families Magazine.

Wishing everyone a successful back-to-school season!