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In a technology-rich environment, staff provides students and parents with a variety of opportunities to communicate.  As a GOLD L.E.E.D. School we are committed to a “green” footprint – our largely paperless communication relies on SchoolZone, our weekly Friday Update and our active Web site.  Students  will  be   provided   with  the  opportunity  to  acquire knowledge  and  develop 21st Century Literacy skills  and  attitudes necessary to become  capable, connected and contributing members of our global society.

About our namesake

JOHNNY D. BRIGHT (June 11, 1930 – December 14, 1983) 

A man of limitless talent, unending benevolence and the courage of a lion, captured the hearts of millions when he rose to fame as an athlete, but Johnny Bright, Champion excelled in more than just the sports arena. He overcame countless obstacles to become a master in the game of life. Johnny Bright was challenged by poverty, discrimination and poor sportsmanship, including an episode notorious enough to earn a photojournalistic Pulitzer Prize. Still, he combined intelligence and exceptional athletic ability with an enthusiastic dedication to turn obstacles into opportunities for self-improvement.

A pioneer among black student-athletes and the original National Football League first-round draftee to "head north," Bright was recognized asone of the Canadian Football League's greatest running backs of all time. His CFL playing career included the Calgary Stampeders 1952-1954 and the Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 -1964 Mr.Bright won many awards and honours with the CFL

 

A promotional video from Gridiron Underground