J. H. Putman Public School
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|J. H. Putman Public School|
|2051 Bel Air Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0X2
|School type||Public Middle School|
|Founded||October 19, 1961|
|School board||Ottawa-Carleton District School Board|
|Superintendent||Cathy Nevins Source|
|Area trustee||Pam Fitzgerald (ZONE 5) Source|
|Enrollment||250 (September, 2009)|
|Language||English, French Immersion|
|Colour(s)||White, Silver, Black|
This school offers students a choice of English (with Core French) and French immersion programs as well as specialized instrumental music, visual arts and sports. The school offers Special Education and English Language Support, and houses a system Behaviour Intervention Program (BIP) formerly SSU classroom.
J. H. Putman was officially opened on October 19, 1961 by Major-General Georges Vanier, Governor-General of Canada. The school is named after the Chief Inspector of Ottawa Public Schools, the late Dr. J. H. Putman, whose recommendations led to the introduction of intermediate schools in Ottawa in 1929.
J.H. Putman has an enrollment of approximately 300 students in grades 6-8, drawing students mainly from Agincourt and Woodroffe Avenue Public Schools. Students come from varied ethnic backgrounds and many speak a third language.
Graduating grade 8 students attend a number of high schools including Woodroffe High School, Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School and Canterbury High School. Brooke Field High School
The building itself is small, but the yard is large. It has a soccer field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, baseball diamond and a multiuse field. The soccer field is for multiple purposes, such as Frisbee, track and field and football. The building is basic with a two-story design and three main corridors. The gymnasium is small but still holds around 350 people.
Awards and achievements
Putman dedicates students for their success in sports, academics, French, art or perseverance.
- Citizenship Award- Given to a student who shows dignity, caring, and leadership.
- Perseverance Award- Given to a student who has had a difficult time in school, never gave up and succeeded.
- The Edward King Award- Created in 2006, when graduated Edward King, who has Autism overcame his challenges during his stint at Putman. The award is given out when a grade 8 student has overcome his or her challenges.
- Athlete of the Year Award- Given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding athletic qualities.
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