École secondaire Mont-Bleu
|Ecole Secondaire Mont-Bleu|
|389 Boulevard de la Cite des Jeunes
Gatineau, Quebec, J8Z 1W6
|School type||High school|
|School board||Commission Scolaire des Portages-de-l'Outaouais|
|Vice principal||Jacynthe Bouchard, Charles Goulet & Rosanne Fouasse|
|Last updated: December 12, 2006|
École Secondaire Mont-Bleu is a French public secondary school located in Gatineau, Quebec. It located on Boulevard Cité des Jeunes in the Hull sector just on the eastern flank of the Gatineau Park, one of the National Capital Region's touristic destination. This school is among several other educational institutions located on Cite des Jeunes along with the CEGEP de l'Outaouais, Heritage College and Asticou Centre. Its facilities opened in 1976 and is run by the Commission Scolaire des Portages-de-l'Outaouais (formerly Commission Scolaire Outaouais-Hull) school board.
There are particular programs called "Voies" in which students can follow a particular formation in preparation for superior courses in college or university. Such programs exist in visual arts, dance, outdoors sports, guitar, computer sciences or scientific (similar to physical sciences or natural sciences)
Transportation is mostly provided by the Société de transport de l'Outaouais which has special schools routes that follows most of the track of the regular routes (such as the 31, 33, 37, 39 and 49).
Sports facilities and football team
Several significant sporting facilities are located within the school. In addition to its facilities inside the building, there is also an athletic field race track, a soccer field, a large stadium in which several sports can be practiced including football, baseball and soccer as well as Gatineau Park and the Relais Plein Air where there can be several outdoor activities, notably in the winter. There are also sports facilities located in the nearby colleges Heritage and the CEGEP de l'Outaouais.
The high school also has a football team called Les Panthères and there are other sporting teams with the same name at the school.
In November 2006, the school caught worldwide attention when students filmed with a cellphone, their English teacher disciplining his group after several misconducts from it. The video was later posted in three clips on YouTube using a defamatory title, for a few days before being removed. The school later decided to ban cellphone and camera use inside the facility and the students responsible of the video clip were suspended indefinitely.
This high school is first in the region to offer a cinema course, where students learn to create a publicity and a movie, receive some drama lessons, know more about careers like stunt man or make up artist for special effects on television and movies, and related topics. In March 2008, 45 students who took this class went to Hollywood, California for a field trip. At the end of the year, all the students have the chance to see their productions on big screen at the Famous Players Theatre and celebrate their skills with the traditional Oscars ceremony.
- Mercier, Justine (2006-11-21). "Un prof de Mont-Bleu se retrouve malgré lui sur YouTube (Mont-Bleu teacher being filmed and found on YouTube". Le Droit. p. 14.