Alex Janvier School - Edmonton, Alberta

Alex Janvier School

Adopted by: Coles Edmonton City Centre 

Alex Janvier is a new grade 4-9 school opening in September 2021 here in a mature neighbourhood in the west end of Edmonton. It is a consolidation of 4 different area schools with a very diverse student population. Over 40% of our students self-identify as being First Nations or Metis, a significant percentage of our students are considered English Language Learners, a large percentage of our students have a wide variety of diagnosed special needs and many of our families are high on the social vulnerability scale.  A survey done a few years ago at one of the consolidation schools revealed that 62% of grade 4-6 students did not have a public library card and 36.5% of students had less than 30 books total in their homes. Many of our students are coming to school with a "literacy disadvantage" because of lack of access to books.  

We are the first grade 4-9 school in the division which brings some unique and exciting possibilities with building literacy skills.  Being a new school also has some fiscal challenges. As a new school, we will receive no funding to stock our library. It will be a mishmash of books from the consolidation schools and classroom libraries are left to teachers to fund and stock. This makes the importance of having a well stocked, robust, relevant and diverse school library all the more significant. At Alex Janvier school we see equity, especially in the area of literacy, as a big factor in contributing to success for our students. Literacy is the gateway to lifelong learning and our students deserve access to books.

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Julia Fellenberg
Sep 21, 2021
Alberta, Canada

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Sep 18, 2021
Alberta, Canada

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Sep 13, 2021
Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada

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Sep 11, 2021
Alberta, Canada

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Alex Janvier School - Edmonton, Alberta
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