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WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL LAUNCHES STUDENT BLOG

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WESTMOUNT,† FEBRUARY 13, 2012- Westmount High School is breaking new ground this week with the launch† of their first online student newspaper .

In the Loop will be the first blog written by students in the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) youth sector. The blog is part of an initiative to teach students about the power of new media and to engage them in their school community. The blog launch coincides with Montrealís Hooked on School Week promoting projects that encourage students to stay in school.† In the Loop provides students with the opportunity to express themselves and gain meaningful journalistic experience while publicizing the diverse activities going on at Westmount High. Although Westmount staff will oversee the blog, the intention is allow ideas to be expressed in the studentsí own voices. In the Loop will feature posts on a wide-range of topics from sports to academic achievements, school events to community initiatives and even include posts by correspondents travelling on Westmountís annual Europe trip.

Teachers Ryan Ruddick, Evan Leclaire, Kim Sipos and the schoolís communications and media officer, Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, have spearheaded this project.

To keep up to date on all things Westmount, please visit In the Loop at: westmounthighschool.wordpress.com

This is the second student blog to be launched in the EMSB this year. The first found its home online earlier this year at Rosemount High School. It can be accessed at: rhsgrowl.wordpress.com

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca