Our School

Welcome to Chief Justice Milvain School (CJM) as we start the school year. It is a delight to have your children here as part of our school community. We welcome back those students and families who were with us last year. A special welcome to those of you who are new to CJM. We look forward to getting to know you better and to work with you and your children more closely. The School is located in the northeast community of Whitehorn. 

Our school goals are to take care of ourselves, each other and our environment.  One of our main strengths is the diversity of our student population. Our commitment to excellence is extended to students from diverse cultures and with diverse needs. 

Our commitment to academic achievement can be seen through our school-wide commitment to "Balanced Literacy" in our classroom work.  Our commitment to the fine arts can be seen through demonstrated excellence in music and art. Our commitment to technology is demonstrated through activities in our multimedia centre, classroom computer stations, and in the skills demonstrated by the students. We promote artistic literacy through our school-wide practice of Visual Journaling.

Mission Statement | Our School's Duty

At CJM we strive to create a safe, positive and stimulating learning environment in which each individual aspires to maximize his or her potential. Our school respects and celebrates individual differences. We promote independent and creative thinking. We value our social responsibility and honour the dignity of each individual through the care and respect we have for one another.

Vision Statement | The School We Wish to Create

Chief Justice Milvain is a community of diverse learners who take responsibility for their learning in their pursuit of excellence. Each individual will be supported in their journey of lifelong learning and will contribute to the safe, caring and accepting environment we promote.

Statement of Purpose | Promoting Student Learning and Achievement

At Chief Justice Milvain we support children as they challenge themselves to improve their performance. We encourage students to take responsibility for their academic and social progress as they pursue personal and academic excellence. We support our diverse learners as they engage in lifelong learning in the ever-changing world.

We create learning opportunities to develop understanding citizens and to enhance students’ ability to access and use information. We promote risk-taking and inquiry, as students are involved in meaningful and relevant learning activities.

As a staff we strive to build a professional learning community by modeling our commitment to our personal, ongoing professional development.

Through the collaborative effort of school staff, parents and the community, we will promote the virtues of tolerance and understanding, acceptance and respect and good citizenship in our ever-changing world.

School Motto

Learning, Growing and Caring

Who Was Chief Justice Milvain?

The school was named after Chief Justice Milvain (1904-1993). The Honorable James Valentine Hogarth Milvain became a judge of the Alberta Supreme Court in 1959 and Chief Justice of this court in 1968. In 1979, he retired at the mandatory 75 years.

On May 29, 1979, he received the honorary doctorate of law degree from the University of Alberta. Chief Justice Milvain passed away in the fall of 1993, only a few months after attending the 10-year reunion of the school.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi

Starting on Monday, schools will provide notifications when families self-report an AHS-confirmed case of COVID-19 to their school https://t.co/k7BOHh1GHN #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/czCAIHy1St