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.
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.