b'T H E GR O WT HO F F R E N C HI MME R S I O N I N L R S DSince 2011, the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) has seen a 22 per cent increase in French Immersion enrollment, with over one-third ofall students currently in French Immersion programming.Planning for this steady growth has been a focus in LRSD for theIn 2019, LRSD announced a second site for the Middle French past decade. Since 2013, several elementary schools have beenImmersion Program at cole Henri-Bergeron, with the initial site reconfigured to ensure adequate space for students enrolledopening at cole Julie-Riel in 2006.in French Immersion. In 2014, a new French Immersion school, cole George-McDowell, opened its doors. In 2015, the divisionWith a strong commitment to providing a French Immersion embarked on a planning study to expand Collge Bliveau andsingle-track system for learners, accommodating this growth has Collge Jeanne-Sauv. In 2017, a newly built French Immersionbeen an important and rewarding challenge. In the 2020-2021 school opened its doors in Sage Creek. cole Sage Creek Schoolschool year, LRSD was able to make further strides in addressing (SCS) is temporarily a dual-track school while we eagerlyconcerns about overcrowding in French Immersion.anticipate a second school being built in the very near future. 42'