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World Youth Skills Day

July 15, 2022

Today, July 15, marks World Youth Skills Day which focuses on helping to ensure young Canadians are equipped with the skills, tools, supports, knowledge, and education to succeed as they prepare to enter the labour market. 
World Youth Skills Day acknowledges the importance of providing greater access to post-secondary...
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Summer Literacy Club

June 24, 2022

DSB1 is excited to announce its partnership with the Timmins Learning Centre to host a FREE Summer Literacy Club from July 12 to August 18, 2022! DSB1 students in Grades 1 to 6 will be able to participate in the Summer Literacy Club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 1.5...
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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 24, 2022
Across DSB1, students and staff honoured National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2022. At Iroquois Falls Secondary School, students demonstrated their recognition of Indigenous culture through painted illustrations. This student-organized initiative was led by current and incoming Indigenous Student Senators with the support of volunteers.

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Student Artwork Showcase at the Timmins Museum Art Show & Sale

June 23, 2022
After responding to an open call for submissions, pieces of artwork created by talented Grade 12 students at Iroquois Falls Secondary School were selected to display and to sell amidst works from other local artists, at the Timmins Museum Art Show & Sale until August 15, 2022.
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Celebration of Learning

June 22, 2022

Students at Englehart Public School celebrated the end of the 2021-2022 school year with a Celebration of Learning! Families joined students and staff for a day of interactive and engaging outdoor learning and activities. Outdoor activities consisted of sandcastle building, a range of collaborative games, face painting, and inflatable bouncy...
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Pride Month: Week 4

June 22, 2022
DSB1 is committed to actively supporting our students, staff, and families in creating safe spaces to learn, grow, and explore. 
This week we are pleased to share 2SLGBTQIA+ resources to support members and allies of our DSB1 2SLGBTQIA+ community.


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French as a Second Language Survey

June 21, 2022
DSB1 is proud of its French as a Second Language Programs!
To understand our needs, set goals and implement actions we  invite all families who have child(ren) taking Core French or French Immersion to complete this survey by July 29, 2022.
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National Indigenous History Month: Week 4

June 21, 2022
June 21 is commemorated as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Across DSB1 schools, we are proud to recognize and honour our students, staff, and their families who identify as Indigenous by flying their Nation flags.
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Healthcare Simulation

June 20, 2022

Students from the Healthcare class at Timiskaming District Secondary School and students attending √Čcole Secondaire Cochrane High School involved in the Emergency Patient Care - Dual Credit program, participated in a day of hands-on learning.
Hosted at Timiskaming District Secondary School, students were provided with education and demonstrations of the...
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Pride Month: Week 3

June 15, 2022
At DSB1, we recognize that championing inclusivity begins with fostering supportive spaces for dialogue and student voice. Click here to view a student-developed presentation by Grade 10 student, Caydon who discusses the definitions of 2SLGBTQIA+ and how to support the DSB1 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

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National Indigenous History Month: Week 3

June 14, 2022
Across DSB1, learning about Indigenous culture takes place inside and outside of the classroom.  Land-based learning allows students to learn about Indigenous Worldview as it relates to making connections between human and natural systems. This environmentally focused approach enables students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the history of land...
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Meaning of Home Contest!

June 09, 2022
‚ÄčStudents at Englehart Public School raised over $10,000 for the local habitat for humanity by entering into a writing contest!

In January, Habitat for Humanity, an organization that provides homes for families in need, opened a writing contest for students in Grades 4-6 across Canada. Every entry earned a $10 donation...
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Pride Month: Week 2

June 08, 2022
June is celebrated as Pride Month in Canada!
This week we’re highlighting the importance of language surrounding 2SLGBTQIA+. Celebrating individuality, identity, and expression begins with understanding and compassion.
For even more information, access Egale’s downloadable resource on 2SLGBTQI Terms and Concepts and The Genderbread Person and LGBTQI2S Glossary...
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National Indigenous History Month: Week 2

June 07, 2022
Indigenous culture is rooted in rich history and well-established traditions.
One of the many traditional practices of Indigenous culture is the Jingle Dress Dance.
Jingle Dress dancers move lightly, kicking out their heels and moving to the drumbeat. Jingle Dresses are lined with rows upon rows of metal...
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Land-based Experiential Learning Project

June 03, 2022
Students in Grade 9 geography from Timiskaming District Secondary School and Timmins High and Vocational School participated in a Land-based Experiential Learning Project. This project was in collaboration with Student Success Pathways and the Indigenous Portfolio.   Community partners supporting the hands-on, land-based activities included Knowledge Keeps, Elders and...
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Webinar: Meet Jamie McMillan

June 02, 2022

DSB1 is eager to host Jamie McMillan, professional motivational speaker, and tradesperson for an informational webinar, presented to students and to families on June 7, 2022. 
During this webinar, Jamie will share her experiences and provide information on the vast opportunities for sustainable careers in skilled trades and technology....
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Pride Month: Week 1

June 01, 2022
June is designated as Pride Month in Canada. 
Students and staff across DSB1 are proud to fly the Pride flag and hold events to demonstrate their commitment to fostering school environments that are safe spaces for all.
Each week we will also be honouring Pride Month by...
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National Indigenous History Month: Week 1

May 31, 2022

Tomorrow marks the start of National Indigenous History Month.
Throughout June, we will be honouring the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and recognizing how students at DSB1 learn about and participate in Indigenous culture and traditions.
At Timmins High and Vocational School, students demonstrate...
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Candidate Debate

May 30, 2022

Students at Timmins High and Vocational School welcomed Ontario electoral candidates George Pirie and Gilles Bisson to their auditorium for a student led candidate debate. Students posed questions for each candidate to address.
This debate is recognized as just one of the many ways that DSB1 students learn about the...
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Positivity Challenge

May 24, 2022
Within DSB1, we are spreading POSITIVITY across our schools and communities to enhance our culture of caring. 
Join the Positivity Challenge and share a social media post or story showing your positivity or your positive messaging and tag DSB1!

Thank you to Timmins Centennial Public School that has...
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Quilts for Survivors Presentation

May 18, 2022

Schumacher Public School was honoured by the attendance and presentation of Quilts for Survivors, a Timmins-based, not-for-profit organization.

At this outdoor presentation, 35 students who identity as Indigenous were presented with a quilt they selected, which was followed by a ceremonious smudging. When wrapped inside its comforting embrace, these quilts symbolize...
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Five Ways to Walk & Talk Family Challenge Winners!

May 13, 2022
Thank you Jamie and Bailey for sharing with us your well-being tips from your Five Ways to Walk & Talk Family Challenge !  
Growing happiness into our lives can help us navigate life's challenges and become more resilient. It's important to continue to seek our and uncover...
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Cranes of Hope Campaign

May 11, 2022

Throughout the past two years at Central Public School, Mme Natalie‚Äôs class facilitated a Cranes of Hope Campaign, to promote hope, strength, and unity throughout their community. This project saw the creation of thousands of paper origami cranes both in small and large-scale sizes. 
These cranes have been distributed to...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Give Winner!

May 06, 2022
Thank you Clara for sharing with us how you Give as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Giving is an essential part of well-being. Whether it be your time, your words or your presence. Giving is a two way process ‚Äď your acceptance of what someone...
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Autism Acceptance Walk 2022 at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School

May 06, 2022
In recognition of the final few days of Autism Acceptance Month, last Friday students and educators of Joseph H. Kennedy Public School were joined by many families and community members for their Autism Acceptance Walk and flag raising, which occurred with a sunny sky and beautiful weather.

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Education Week: Early Learning

May 06, 2022
DSB1 Early Learning Program provides our youngest learners with a great place to grow!
Students build team capacity in early learning kindergarten classrooms and outdoor learning environments through play-based and inquiry-based instruction.
In the examples below, students at Schumacher Public School, learn about animal adaptations and animal habitats...
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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge: Keep Learning

May 05, 2022

Thank you Leland for sharing with us how you Keep Learning as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Keep Learning is such a vital part of well-being. Continue to embrace new experiences, to seek opportunities to learn and to grow. Together, we can bring to life DSB1’s...
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Education Week: Indigenous Education

May 05, 2022

DSB1 is proud to provide all students with opportunities to learn about Indigenous history, culture and ways of being. Students from New Liskeard Public School had the pleasure to learn about Jingle Dancing from Janice Wabie, a member of Timiskaming First Nation earlier this year. Chi Meegwetch for sharing your...
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5 Ways to Well-Being Challenge: Be Active

May 04, 2022
Thank you Phoenix and Leland for sharing these tips to Be Active as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!

Exercising makes us feel good and is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety. It‚Äôs important to find activities that we enjoy and get moving! 

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Education Week: STEM

May 04, 2022
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) allows students to solve complex problems and develop transferable skills. STEM tasks enable students to apply their learning in concrete and hands-on ways.    Students in Grade 5 learn about harnessing the power of wind, a renewable resource, to move objects, using everyday...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Take Notice Winner!

May 03, 2022
Thank you Olivia for sharing with us how you Take Notice as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Take Notice is an important part of well-being. Remembering to take time and appreciate the simple things that give us joy. Take Notice today and appreciate what matters...
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Education Week: 21st Century Literacy

May 03, 2022

DSB1 is proud to provide meaningful opportunities for students to develop 21st Century Literacy Skills.
21st Century Literacy refers to leveraging technology to communicate understanding through video, images, audio and text and the abilities necessary to problem-solve, collaborate, and present information through multimedia.

In the examples below, students use...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Connect Winner!

May 02, 2022
Thank you Ram for sharing with us how you Connect as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Connect is an important part of well-being. We can connect by talking, listening, being there for others and with the environment around us. Building connections will support and enrich...
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Education Week: Math

May 02, 2022

This week is Education Week! Each day of the week, we will highlight an area of learning and show examples from DSB1 students. Today, we are proud to show how DSB1 students learn about coding as part of the elementary math curriculum. Students in Kindergarten learn how to navigate a...
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Elementary Summer Learning Program

April 26, 2022

This year DSB1 is pleased to be offering two different summer learning programs for elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 that will begin July 4, 2022 and run until July 22, 2022. 
The first option is a half-day in-person or virtual class. For in-person learning, your child will attend...
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Autism Acceptance Flag Raising Ceremony and Community Walk

April 25, 2022
April is denoted as Autism Acceptance Month, an important month for recognizing individuals with autism and students with autism within our schools.
Students, educators, board members, and community members came together to participate in Golden Avenue Public School’s annual Autism Acceptance Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by a Community...
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Food for Thought - Sustainable Urban Farming project at Kapuskasing District High School

April 22, 2022
As we celebrate Earth Day, we are proud to highlight the Food for Thought - Sustainable Urban Farming  project at Kapuskasing District High School.  Food for Thought is an experiential, project-based learning initiative that teaches students how to grow food using indoor hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Students are responsible...
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Five Ways to Well-Being Staff Challenge: Give

April 19, 2022

Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Give. 
Giving is a two way process ‚Äď your acceptance of what someone else gives is good for them as well as you. 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five...
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Five Ways to Well-being Staff Challenge: Keep Learning

April 12, 2022
Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣

Staff took on the challenge to Keep Learning.
When we keep learning, we can bring to life DSB1‚Äôs vision to empower all learners to achieve personal excellence! 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five Ways...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Be Active

April 08, 2022
Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Be Active. 
Exercising makes us feel good!  Find the activity that you enjoy and get moving! 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five Ways to Well-Being: Connect, Take Notice,...
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April 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

April 06, 2022
This month's Strategic Plan Vignette features how DSB1 schools foster environmental stewardship through varied learning opportunities! 🌎

Learn more about our Strategic Plan at


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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Take Notice

April 05, 2022

Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Take Notice.
We are all busy and we rarely have time to reflect on our feelings and appreciate the small things. Take Notice today and appreciate what matters to you. 
Students, now it’s your turn...
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International Children’s Book Day

April 01, 2022

April 2 is International Children's Book Day. This year, we asked our DSB1 coaches to share with us their some of their favourite books! Together we can continue to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children‚Äôs books. 
Here were some of their favourites! 
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CPF in partnership with the Ministry of Education

April 01, 2022
Canadian Parents for French, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is offering all French as a Second Language students the opportunity to engage in free virtual sessions to practice their French language conversational skills. 
Learn more about this opportunity available to all SK - 12 students studying...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Connect

March 31, 2022
Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
DSB1 staff took on the challenge to Connect. 
We can connect by talking, listening and being there for others.  Building connections will support and enrich every day!
Students, now it’s your turn to show us how you use the...
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Blue and Yellow Vignette

March 22, 2022
We #StandWithUkraine 💙💛 On March 10, DSB1 students and staff joined other school boards across Ontario and honoured "Blue and Yellow Day".  

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World Poetry Day at Bertha Shaw Public School

March 21, 2022

Bertha Shaw Public School, has an interactive Bulletin Board this month in lead up to World Poetry Day.  Students had the opportunity to write and share poems individually and as a class.
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Creating Sensory Rich Experiences in Early Learning

March 10, 2022

Educator teams from Timmins Centennial Public School bundled up to participate in three days of outdoor learning with RECE and Director of Education, Jill Bienenstock from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds.  Jill shared her knowledge and expertise in creating outdoor learning experiences for our youngest students that follow the qualities of big...
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Blue and Yellow Day

March 08, 2022
‚Äč At District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1), we value the heritage, history and traditions of the diverse population of students, families and staff across our District. We value and promote a caring and respectful culture within our schools, communities and beyond.

We #StandWithUkraine as an unjust war is...
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Our thoughts are with the Kapawe'no First Nation

March 02, 2022

Our thoughts are with the Kapawe'no First Nation and all Indigenous Nations and communities across Canada.

169 potential unmarked graves were identified outside of the former St. Eugene's Mission site, about 370 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
As the tally of these confirmations continue to grow across our...
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March 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 02, 2022

The March Strategic Plan Vignette is here!! 📣

This month, we asked our schools to show us how they foster a culture of caring. 💕 


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National Pancake Day

March 01, 2022
‚ÄčThanks to the work of wonderful volunteers, students at New Liskeard Public School enjoyed delicious pancakes served with blueberries to celebrate National Pancake Day! 

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Student Creates Movie Trailer

March 01, 2022
" When a Northern Ontario mine disturbs an ancient force, a small group of teens is all that stands between life and the total destruction of their town."
  This movie trailer was produced by Grade 12 student, Joe McInnis as the culmination of his media production journey at Kirkland...
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Author Visit At R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School

February 24, 2022
‚Äč New York Times best-selling author Mark Cheverton volunteered an hour of his time to meet with Mr. Harmanmaa's Grade 7/8 class at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School.  Mr. Harmanmaa's class has been working through Mr. Cheverton's first Minecraft novel trilogy and with Mr. Cheverton's tips and encouragement, students will...
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Random Act of Kindness Day

February 17, 2022

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day!
Here are how some of our schools are spreading kindness! 
Englehart P.S. has been working on a kindness wall. Each time a student does an act of kindness, they put their name, grade, and act of kindness they did onto the...
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Our thoughts are with the Keeseekoose First Nation

February 16, 2022

‚Äč Our thoughts are with the Keeseekoose First Nation and all Indigenous Nations and communities across what we know as Canada. 
There has been another devastating confirmation of approximately 54 unmarked graves, near two former residential schools: Fort Pelly school and St. Philips residential school in Saskatchewan.  


Students Learn About Black History

February 07, 2022

February is Black History Month. Schools across our district are honouring this important month by incorporating meaningful learning about black history in Canada and around the world. Mrs. Renwick, from R. Ross Beattie Public School, is sharing some of her favourite books with her students. Students will be demonstrating their...
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2021-2022 Mid-Year Strategic Plan Implementation Presentation

February 03, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Administrative Council and Leads presented the mid-year Strategic Plan implementation update to the Board of Trustees. The presentation was organized according to our Strategic Plan. Presenters brought forward evidence on our three annual goals and on each of the nine Strategic Actions found in our plan....
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February 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

February 02, 2022
This month's Strategic Plan Vignette features how we bring to life our Strategic Action of Student Voice.  In DSB1, we actively listen to and support students to become confident leaders and learners. 

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Building Inclusion

January 31, 2022
Over the past few days, we have witnessed acts of racism and hate in our country’s capital.

Collectively, we must speak out against such hate and take action towards an inclusive Canada.

We are reminded of the importance of education and respectful dialogue to a healthy and diverse society.
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Our thoughts are with the Williams Lake First Nation

January 27, 2022
Our thoughts are with the Williams Lake First Nation and all Indigenous Nations and communities across what we know as Canada. There has been another devastating confirmation of approximately 93 unmarked graves, this time near the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. The school operated from 1891 until 1981. We grieve for...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 19, 2022
  Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone! 🍎
Register your child for Kindergarten at a DSB1 school throughout the month of February.

Kindergarten registrations will be done completely online! Visit our Kindergarten page to learn more and to register your child!
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French as a Second Language Plan Presentation

January 18, 2022
Superintendent Niemi and her team presented the DSB1 French as a Second Language Plan to the Board of Trustees. on January 18, 2022.  The team presented highlights of the data gathered for the creation of the plan, as well as the goals that will be included in the plan.  The presentation was...

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space

January 06, 2022

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space in memory of former student Riley Duchesne.  Dakota, Evan and Brady proudly presented the donation to Kelsey MacDonnell, Volunteer Coordinator with Living Space.  The funds raised will support the important work that Living Space is doing in the community.  We are so proud...
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The December Strategic Plan vignette is here!! ūüď£

December 15, 2021
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they connect with community partners.🙌
We‚Äôre so thrilled to see how our schools collaborate with community partners to create meaningful learning experiences for students! 💗

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This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

November 22, 2021
This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  
Bullying prevention and intervention is about more than eliminating bullying. Bullying prevention promotes the development of healthy relationships, both in-person and online.  These relationships are important to developing and maintaining mentally healthy and caring learning environments.  
Students who have quality...
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Trades Up! at Englehart High School

November 09, 2021
The students at Englehart High School participated in the Trades Up! event again this year.   Trades Up! is a community-based Experiential Learning event supported by the Pathways Student Success team.
Students made benches which will be distributed in their community.  The goal was to promote wellness and support the local community.   Spot these...

November's Vignette: Outdoor Learning

November 03, 2021

  This month, our Strategic Plan vignette features our strategic action of Growth Mindset.  Outdoor learning is a key component to fostering curiosity and building new skills.  

Treaties Recognition Week

November 02, 2021
  Miigwetch to the students in the Cree classes at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School for this beautiful video, reminding us that we are all treaty people.
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Parent Involvement Committee

October 27, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) had a great first meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  The meeting included 15 family members, a member of the community, the Chair of the Board and four school administrators!
PIC is open to any DSB1 family member who would like to participate.  
There are...

May We Have Enough to Share

October 18, 2021
‚Äč A Grade 10 Indigenous Studies Class at Kirkland Lake District Composite School created this beautiful video. 
It is based on the book "May We Have Enough to Share" by Richard Van Camp.  
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Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

October 18, 2021
This week, the DSB1 along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards‚Äô Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week. 

School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens...

KLDCS Students explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition!

October 06, 2021

  Students at Kirkland Lake District Composite School created a video to explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition! 🤩

A message from the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition:   ‚Äú I‚Äôm one of the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition. I‚Äôm responsible for...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Mackenzie, Indigenous Student Trustee

October 01, 2021

‚Äč ‚ÄúIt is essential to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because it honours all those still suffering from the intergenerational trauma caused by these injustices to the Indigenous people. It commemorates all those who are still suffering from these injustices, those who never made it home, all...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Ci-Bee

September 30, 2021
‚Äč "The reason why it‚Äôs important to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to honour the survivors of the residential schools, to the mothers and fathers who never got to see their children again, and for those who lost their wild and free inner child that day, and...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Johanna

September 29, 2021

‚Äč"As a settler and a teacher, it is important for me to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in a visible way. In order to develop a culture of caring and a sense of belonging in our schools, all students must be seen and heard. Steps like this will...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Noah

September 28, 2021
  Thank you Noah for sharing why the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada are so important.  Let us follow Noah‚Äôs lead and take action to improve our relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in our country. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Janelle

September 27, 2021
Janelle, a DSB1 student, has an important message for all of us as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches.  She highlights why it is important to reflect on the legacy of residential schools and take action towards reconciliation.  
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - George Rose Paul Martin

September 24, 2021

" I'm a survivor. Put your orange shirt on and walk with us on September 30 for survivors everywhere. I love you all. Let's walk for our ancestors and always remember to love." -   George Rose Paul Martin
This year, September 30 will be designated as National Day for...
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Welcome Back!

September 10, 2021

It has been amazing to see so many smiling faces in our schools over the last week!  Wishing every DSB1 student and staff the best year ever! 


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Happy Retirement!

June 22, 2021
We would like to thank Superintendents Jo-Ann Farmer and Pearl Fong-West for their incredible years of service!  Both have had long and meaningful careers with District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1). Superintendent Farmer joined the organization in 1995 as a Vice-Principal.  She was also a Principal, Lead for Special...
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DSB1 Virtual Pride Parade

June 17, 2021

DSB1 is proud to bring to you our 2021 Virtual Pride Parade to celebrate Pride Month! 🌈 Thank you to the Mental Health Team for creating the video and to everyone who participated and showed us their Pride! Enjoy!
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#ReadyForKindergarten Contest Winners!

June 17, 2021

‚ÄčWe are so pleased to announce our three regional winners for the #readyforkindergarten contest!   🎉Congratulations to our Northern Regional winner Alaina from Cochrane Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Central Regional winner Gavin from Bertha Shaw Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Southern Regional winner Miles from New...

June 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 16, 2021
‚Äč   The June Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
Check-out our last vignetter of the 2020-2021 School year! This month, we asked our schools to show us how they‚Äôve been innovating throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. 💪

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DSB1 Student Receives Schulich Leader Scholarship

June 09, 2021
Congratulations to Nadia Breault, from Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS), on receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship.   Nadia will be pursuing her studies at McMaster University in the Fall. 
Launched in 2012, the Schulich Leader Scholarship Fund provides undergraduate scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and embrace the STEM...
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2021-2022 Student Trustees

June 02, 2021

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate comprises three students from each secondary school, one of whom identifies as Indigenous. The Senate elected two Student Trustees and one Indigenous Student Trustee to represent them at the board table next year.  A motion was passed at the Board meeting...
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KLDCS Students Participate in Skills Ontario Competition

June 01, 2021
‚Äč Article written and submitted by Theo Kurz, Grade 9 student at Kirland Lake District Composite School. 
This school year, students at Kirkland Lake District Composite won big at the 2021 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition.  They earned a gold medal in Robotics, bronze in Video Production and a solid 8 th place finish in 2D...

May 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

May 19, 2021
  The May Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they boost their mental health and well-being. Come see how our students and staff embrace wellness and well-being in this month‚Äôs vignette! 🙌

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DSB1 in the News

May 10, 2021

DSB1 is so proud of Ren Rivers, Teacher at Kirkland Lake District Composite School, for participating in a heroic rescue mission which saved the life of a seven-year-old girl. 
Read the full story here. 
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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

May 07, 2021
Congratulations to the  Five   Ways   to   Well-being   Challenge  winners! DSB1 participated in the Five Ways to Well-Being Campaign as part of Mental Health Week. 
We hosted a challenge, encouraging students to submit how they bring to life the Five Ways to Well-Being: Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep...
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Distance Learning Announcement

April 29, 2021
Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, the government moved all students to distance learning indefinitely.  When there is a change in messaging, we will communicate this information.  Students in our high support classes continue to be support in-person or virtually. 

Virtual Mental Health Symposium

April 22, 2021

The DSB1 Student Senate is proud to present the first ever Virtual Mental Health Symposium! The completely student-lead initiative will host numerous presentations from mental health organizations across Northern Ontario and will run throughout the morning of Wednesday, May 5th for all grade 7-12 students. 

9:15 -   Get...

April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

April 21, 2021
  The April  Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how students engage in learning outdoors. Come see how our students and staffs embrace the great outdoors in this month‚Äôs vignette! 🙌

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New School Spirit at CPS

April 12, 2021
This year, Cochrane Public School (CPS) set out to create a new logo and slogan to better capture their school spirit. With help from their community, students and families, CPS was able to select their new logo, the CPS Wolves. In March the students were again asked to flex...

March 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 31, 2021

  Our Strategic Plan Vignettes are back by popular demand! 📣

 This month, we asked our schools to show us how they continue to build school spirit, and wow did they ever!  We‚Äôre so thrilled to see how our schools are keeping spirits high during these trying times.
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021
Ms. Pollock's BTT10A Class and Mr. Code's Grade 11 Welding Class from Timiskaming District Secondary School are hosting a Facebook auction from April 6 th to April 8 th to raise funds for Zack's Crib.
Zack's Crib is a local charity working towards developing and establishing a safe bed...

Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

March 29, 2021
  Student Success and Pathways continues to support students in exploring skilled trades and showcasing their work.  They are hosting "Trades Up" skills competitions as a fun and creative way to engage students.  Here is a video of students at Englehart High School participating in Trades up.  They created 14 garden...
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Word Up Podcast

March 22, 2021
‚Äč DSB1's Indigenous Instructional Coach, Erin Buchmann, has launched a podcast called Word Up.   She is joined by a different co-host from one of our schools and a special guest for each episode. Tune-in to explore and learn about our collective history and how we can prepare young people to create...
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

March 10, 2021
‚Äč District School Board North East is truly grateful for the support and kindness from Glencore Kidd Operations. Their generous donation will go a long way in keeping our students, staff and schools safe during these trying times. It is with our greatest appreciation that we thank Glencore Kidd Operations for...
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Snow Sculpture Contest at RMSS

March 09, 2021

Our talented students and staff from Roland Michener Secondary School organized a snow sculpture challenge for the month of February. Snow piles were made by Mr. Beerman, a local contractor, and classes spent a few weeks making their sculptures. Check out the letter from Mrs. Standeven’s class, as...
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KLDCS Corona Can’t Challenge!

March 09, 2021

During the month of February, the students and staff from Kirkland Lake District Composite School took part in the "Corona Can‚Äôt Challenge". Check out their YouTube clip to see how they continue to thrive during the pandemic!   

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Pink Shirt Day 2021ūüíó

February 25, 2021

  Pink Shirt Day is a  special  day we all hold close to our hearts   in  our schools .   On February 24, DSB1 schools honoured this important day.       A  simple act of kind n ess  in Nova Scotia inspired a movement that is now celebrated across the...

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe: Everyday Resiliency In Ever-Changing Times

February 25, 2021

The DSB1 Parent Involvement Committee was proud to host Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, an expert on resiliency and wellness on Monday, February 22, 2021.  
DSB1 students in Grades 7 to 12 had the pleasure to hear her speak during the day.  Families and community partners were invited to an evening session. ...

Mental Health Supports During the Holidays

December 21, 2020
We know that the holiday break will be different this year.  It has been a challenging year, and it has taken a toll on the mental health of many families and children. Beyond this, with school being closed, some of the usual supports for your children might not be...
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Preparing for January 4, 2021

December 18, 2020
We would like to thank all of our staff, students and families for their valued collaboration in keeping our schools as safe as possible since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. 
We are planning for schools to re-open on January 4, 2021.  
However, given that the...

EHS Student Wins OSSTF Student Achievement Award

December 16, 2020

‚Äč Congratulations to Dylan Brownlee, from Englehart High School! Dylan submitted an essay for the OSSTF Student Achievement Award on ‚ÄúKindness Is A Renewable Resource‚ÄĚ and represented EHS. Her submission was selected as the winner at the District level. Her essay will now move to the Provincial level representing our...
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Seasonal Greeting Card Winner

December 15, 2020
‚ÄčWe are so pleased to announce the winning artwork for our greeting card student contest!  Congratulations to Eva Palangio, from Englehart High School!  We are so proud to share this greeting card across our system and with our community partners.  
Thank you to the more than 300 students who participated! ...
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Holiday Spirit Day

December 14, 2020

On Friday, December 11, the board office staff challenged the staff across our schools to take part in a Holiday Spirit Day! It was a fun way to connect staff from Temagami to Hearst, and everywhere in between!  
Thank you to everyone who took part to have some fun together, ahead...
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Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 29, 2020
Orange Shirt Day is being honoured across Canada on September 30, 2020.     This important day provides an opportunity to continue the conversation about Canada's residential school system and the lasting impacts we see today.
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is committed to reconciliation through the 94 calls to action from the Truth...

School Re-Entry Vignette

September 23, 2020
DSB1 Staff and students are excited to be back in school! This vignette shows the safety measures put in place by DSB1 and the amazing learning that is happening in our schools. Enjoy!
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Cree Language posters as a donation from Cree Mij Designs.

September 22, 2020
Mary Jane Archibald is the owner of Cree Mij Designs, located in Cochrane, ON. Cree Mij Designs is an Indigenous business that provides crafting supplies, sewing supplies and services, Indigenous gifts, language and culture services and so much more. Mary Jane is passionate about revitalizing the Cree Language ‚ÄúL‚ÄĚ dialect....
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Public School Board Trustee Recruitment

September 08, 2020
‚Äč District School Board Ontario North East requires a Public School Board Trustee to serve the communities of Timiskaming Shores, Temagami and Elk Lake   The successful applicant will serve on the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East and represent the interest of the area from Timiskaming...
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All Students must be Pre-Registered to Attend School

August 14, 2020

The Ministry of Education has announced that all District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) schools will reopen in a conventional model with enhanced public health measures on September 3, 2020.   
This means that students will attend school all day, every day. 
Families must choose to either...
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August 10-14 Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars

August 11, 2020
Our Mental Health & Well-being Team understands that students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented times.   Encourage your child to join them for weekly seminars designed to support their well-being and strengthen their resiliency.   Below is the schedule for the week of August 10 to 14,...
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August 4-7 Mental Health Seminars

July 31, 2020

Our Mental Health & Well-being Team understands that students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented times.   Encourage your child to join them for weekly seminars designed to support their well-being and strengthen their resiliency.   Below is the schedule for the week of August 4...
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Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars - Week of July 20

July 16, 2020

Our Mental Health & Well-being Team understands that students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented times.  Encourage your child to join them for weekly seminars designed to support their well-being and strengthen their resiliency.  Below are the offerings for the week of...
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English Indigenous Studies Course Q&A

July 03, 2020

English ‚ÄčIndigenous Studies Course for All Grade 11 Students Questions and Answers   District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is committed to providing all students with rich, authentic learning experiences to ensure that every student will have access to rigorous and relevant curricula that reflect Indigenous history, culture...
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Letter to Families Regarding Mental Health Supports During the Summer

July 03, 2020

July 3, 2020
Dear families,
We are happy to share with you that our Mental Health & Well-being Team will be providing support services throughout the summer.   We understand that families and students may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and questions during these uncertain and unprecedented...
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P.A.C.E Centre 2020 Graduation

June 26, 2020
The Programs in Alternative & Continuing Education (P.A.C.E) Centre celebrated graduates with a beautiful video, filmed at Cedar Meadows, in Timmins. 
You can watch this beautiful celebration here:
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June 2020 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 26, 2020

We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!

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Message to Graduates from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2020

In the below videos, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, congratulates all graduates as they have persevered through unusual circumstances this year.
Kindergarten graduates Grade 8 graduates Grade 12 graduates

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Message to Graduates from Trustees

June 24, 2020
The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
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Pass the Cedar Challenge Video

June 22, 2020
‚Äč June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultural diversity and rich traditions of Indigenous peoples. DSB1 students and staff shared actions they are taking for Indigenous History Month. This video was created to celebrate National Indigenous People's day while honouring physical...
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Update on our Plan to Re-open Schools

June 18, 2020
‚Äč Since the mandatory school closures across Ontario on March 13, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has been exploring how to safely and responsibly re-open our schools.  
Although the Ministry of Education has said that students will return to the classroom in September, a formal announcement on the...
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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020
Odyssey is currently hiring Language Monitors.  To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please view the job posting below:
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Virtual Pride Parade

June 15, 2020
  So many of you submitted photos and videos for our Virtual Pride Parade!  A big thank you to Kelly Howard for compiling all of your submissions into this beautiful video!  #PrideInside
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Kindergarten Information Virtual Event

June 11, 2020

We are proud to present an opportunity for families to learn about the Kindergarten Program and how to prepare your child for school on June 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. 
This virtual event will feature a panel of Kindergarten Educators from across our board.  They will share information about the program, ...

Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

Science North is introducing a series of virtual summer camps to continue to engage youth in learning and innovation. 
Summer Science at Home will provide children with the opportunity to continue to learn about the wonderful world of science from the comfort of their home.
To learn more and register...
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National Indigenous History Month

June 01, 2020

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. DSB1 is committed to providing all students rich, authentic learning experiences to ensure that every student will have access to an intensive learning experience through the lens of Indigenous history,...
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Pride Month

June 01, 2020
‚Äč Happy Pride Month!  Although celebrations may look a bit different this year, DSB1 is committed to highlighting this important month as the LGBTQI2S continues to work towards equity and justice in all aspects of their lives.
Follow us on social media to learn more about how to take part in...
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Summer Learning Program Survey

May 26, 2020
We need your help as we plan for summer learning programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8! Families, please complete this short survey before June 1, 2020: Summer Learning Programs focused on literacy and numeracy for elementary students will be offered at a distance this summer to...
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KDHS Wins Staples Superpower Your School Contest

May 08, 2020

Congratulations to Kapuskasing District High School for being selected as a winner of the ‚ÄčStaples Superpower Your School Contest.  The school won $20,000 that will go towards the purchase of S.T.E.M equipment and materials. 
To be eligible for this contest, the school demonstrated making a positive environmental impact through innovative projects and programs...
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Family Survey

May 04, 2020

As we embark in our fifth week of educator-led distance learning, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about yours and your child’s experience with distance learning by completing this survey: . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

May 04, 2020
‚Äč This Mental Health Week, take care of your mental health with the Five Ways to Well-Being!
Five Ways to Well-Being is a set of five simple, evidence-based actions which can improve well-being in everyday life.  Each weekday of Mental Health, we will promote one of the five actions. Join us...
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Professional Activity Day with Kevin Lamoureux

April 28, 2020

On Monday, April 27, 2020, DSB1 staff had the pleasure to learn with Kevin Lamoureux.  Mr. Lamoureux is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for...
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2020-2021 Student Trustees Elected

April 23, 2020
‚Äč On April 20, 2020, the District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate elected two new Student Trustees. A motion was passed at the April 21, 2020, board meeting to support the results of the selection process. We are pleased to welcome Rowan Glover from Englehart High School, who...
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A Message from the Director of Education

April 20, 2020
‚Äč The Director of Education, Lesleigh Dye, shares an important message with students and families. 
You can also read her letter here. 
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Financial Support for Families

April 08, 2020
‚Äč The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario‚Äôs declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of: $200 for...

KLDCS TV News Episode 1

April 08, 2020
Kirkland Lake District Composite school brings you news and other fun things every morning.  Well done, KLDCS!

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Tip Sheet for Families

April 08, 2020
We know that educator-led distance learning is new for everyone ‚Äď for you, for your child, and for your child‚Äôs teacher. We created this tip sheet for families as we continue to learn together:    ‚Äč

Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Skills Competitions

March 05, 2020
Englehart High School was host to the DSB1 regional Carpentry and‚Äč Cabinetmaking Skills Competitions this week.  
Skills Competitions inform and engage Ontario youth to the fulfilling world of skilled trades and technologies.  DSB1 is proud to offer varied opportunities for students to engage in trades and pathways to support their  positive future stories. 

Culturally Responsive Math

February 27, 2020

On Monday, February 24, Mrs. Lavoie‚Äôs Grade 2-4 class at Joseph H. Kennedy P.S. learned about traditional Indigenous teachings, and how to make Hair-Bone Pipe Bracelets.  The day started in a good way, with a sharing circle and smudge. Students used linking cubes to make a repeating pattern with different types of beads. ...
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Pink Shirt Day at Federal Public School

February 27, 2020
Mrs. Rosenthal's Grade 4 and 5 Class decided to raise awareness about bullying by organizing a number of activities centred around Pink Shirt Day on February 26.  

Students visited other classes at Federal PS and shared anti-bullying messages.  They promoted kindness with the "Be the "I" in Kind" display, made daily announcements...

IFSS Students Visit Ansonville Gallery and Studio

February 18, 2020
‚Äč The Grade 11 and 12 Visual Arts Class at Iroquois Falls Secondary School went to the Ansonville Gallery & Studio on February 13th to see the 63rd Norther Ontario Artist Association Juried Exhibition and Show and for a tour of the studio and the shop. Our Visual Arts Teacher, Mrs. Atherton, was honoured to be one of the two Jurors for this year's...
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Englehart High School Student in the Running for Prestigious Award

January 27, 2020
‚Äč Englehart High School‚Äôs Molly Malette will be participating in the Loran Scholars Foundation national selections in Toronto on January 31st and February 1st. She has a chance to earn a Loran Award valued up to $100,000 over four years for undergraduate studies in Canada.
Molly learned about this award from...

Art Away the Winter Blues

January 24, 2020

‚ÄčThe Grade 11 and 12 Art Class at √Čcole Secondaire Cochrane High School went to the Cochrane Public Library's Art Gallery.   Students were able to contribute to the ‚ÄúArt Away the Winter Blues‚ÄĚ project where the public is invited to create a piece for the gallery that runs until the...
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CYOA Community Projects

January 14, 2020

The Roland Michener Secondary School Grade 7 and 8 students‚Äč were busy at work during the month of November with their  Choose Your Adventure ‚Äč (CYOA) Community Projects class. 
Their partnership with EACOM Timber Corporation continued, in which it enabled the class to construct eight park benches that were distributed to facilities around the city. 

CNC Workshop

January 13, 2020
Specialist High Skills Major Construction students from Kirkland Lake District Composite School participated in a workshop hosted by Englehart High School.  The workshop highlighted the capabilities of the CNC Carver and Laser Engraver using VCarve software.  
Marc Gorecki, Englehart's Construction teacher and host of the workshop was able to share his...
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Student Accident Insurance

January 09, 2020
Our District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) staff work diligently to ensure student safety. However, accidents can and do happen! Each year, many of our families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities, or at home.  DSB1 does...

TDSS Students Learn Outdoor Survival Skills

January 07, 2020

Students from Timiskaming Distict Secondary School participated in a cultural day with elder Lindsay Cote. Elder Lindsay Cote discussed winter survival tips from an Indigenous perspective along with medicine teachings and the importance of respecting all living things. 

Students had the opportunity to make their own fires, shelters and were shown...
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The Spirit of Giving at Golden Avenue PS

December 20, 2019

The holidays are a time for giving and Golden Avenue Public School has certainly demonstrating this!
The students at Golden were involved in various activities to share the joy with others.  The choir sang at Spruce Hill Lodge for the residents on Dec. 13th, students in Grade 5 and...

TH&VS Senior Boys Basketball Give Back

December 20, 2019
‚Äč On December 19th, the Timmins High & Vocational School Senior Boys Basketball team, along with Principal Greg Vincze, served Christmas dinner to the residents and their families at the Walford Residence. Great community spirit by our very own Timmins Blues!

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Holiday Fun at Timmins Centennial Public School

December 20, 2019
Timmins Centennial Public School organized many fun activities to celebrate the holidays with students and their families! Grade 1 students hosted an art evening and invited families to take part. 

The entire schools enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Siva's Family Restaurant.  A warm thank you to Siva's for...
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Holiday Bulletin Board Challenge at Federal

December 16, 2019
Classes at Federal Public School were issued a challenge this year- creating a bulletin board display representing a Christmas book or story!  All of the classes were keen to win, especially considering the top class would win a pizza lunch in the new year! While students were caroling around...

STEP and STARS Hosts Second Annual Rudolph Run

December 16, 2019
On Friday December 13th, the STEP and STARS classes from Kapuskasing District High School welcomed just over 600 elementary students and staff to their second annual Rudolph Run.  The students in the STEP and STARS classes engage in programming to build self confidence and promote participation in future community...

TH&VS Blues Compete in DNA Swag Men's Hoop Classic

December 12, 2019

The Timmins High & Vocational School Senior Boys Basketball Team recently had the opportunity to travel to Moncton, New Brunswick, to take part in the DNA Swag Men's Hoop Classic Tournament.
This was a great opportunity for the team to participate in a highly competitive tournament.  The team worked hard...

Preparing for the KLDCS Family Dinner

December 06, 2019
The KALANC Art class is busy today making decorations for the Family Dinner at KLDCS next week!

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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 05, 2019

On December 6, we remember Genevi√®ve Bergeron, H√©l√®ne Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Lagani√®re, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Mich√®le Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. 30 years ago, these 14 women were killed in the mass shooting at l'√Čcole Polytechnique de...

Board of Trustees Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

December 05, 2019

(December 4 2019, Timmins) ‚Äď District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) held its' organizational meeting on Tuesday, December 3 rd , 2019. The purpose of the organizational meeting is to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for the Board for the following year. Bob Brush was acclaimed as Board Chair,...

Kindness and Numeracy!

December 03, 2019

Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School combined calculations with kindness this month!  They used the knowledge from lessons on graphing to track the number of items collected as part of the school's Holiday Food Drive. Great work, SRFPS!
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IFSS Food Drive A Success

November 26, 2019

Students at Iroquois Falls Secondary School (IFSS) participated in a school-wide food drive these past few weeks.  Students collected non-perishable food items in a variety of ways, including at a student-teacher hockey game organized by our student senators. Non-perishable food items were required as admission to the game. The homeroom...

We Remember

November 12, 2019

Students and staff across all of our schools honoured Remembrance Day on November 11th.  Remembrance Day is an important day in Canada's history and current day.   As such, our schools hosted celebrations, took part in community ceremonies and engaged in classroom learning that honour our veterans and current military personnel.


Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Dave Williams on November 7th, 2019.  Dr. Williams is a Canadian icon with an impressive career: Emergency Doctor, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Jet Pilot, CEO, Author and Speaker.  

Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations. ...

The Canada Learning Bond

November 06, 2019
‚Äč The Canada Learning Bond is a grant from the Federal Government of Canada to help eligible families with the cost of their child‚Äôs education after high school. Find out more about the bond, eligibility and how to apply at


Detour Gold Hosts Experiential Learning Opportunity

November 06, 2019

On October 30th, 2019, Detour Gold hosted an Experiential Learning Opportunity for students from Kapuskasing District High School and Kirkland Lake District Composite School. Students visited the Detour Lake mine which is located approximately two hours North East of Cochrane. Students participated in presentations by Detour Geologists, Environmental Monitors, Production...

Students Engage in Conversations About Ending Violence Against Women

November 05, 2019

‚ÄčTimiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS0 recently welcomed Laurie Odjick into the school. Laurie spoke to Indigenous Studies classes about ending violence against women. 
Laurie also spoke about the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) across Canada. Laurie Odjick‚Äôs daughter disappeared in 2008 along with her friend.  Students from Mr. Warring‚Äôs English class...

TDSS Students Participate in Day of Learning on the Land

November 05, 2019
Students from Mrs. Graham‚Äôs Indigenous art class and Mrs. Bailey-Bean‚Äôs Indigenous English class participated in a day of learning on the land with Elders Lindsay and Tina Cote. 

Students engaged in a traditional medicine walk where they were educated on traditional medicine uses and the process of harvesting.  Miigwetch to...
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IFSS Awards Assembly

October 23, 2019
Iroquois Falls Secondary School held an awards assembly on October 23rd to recognize student academic achievement from the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  Students in Grades 8-12 received recognition for earning 80% and above in their courses. One student was the recipient of the Perfect Attendance award. Our local Legion...

PACE Centre Recognized by Timmins BIA

October 22, 2019
‚ÄčThe Program in Alternative and Continuing Education (PACE) Centre was recognized at the Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Association (BIA) Annual General Meeting and Awards Night on October 21st, 2019.

PACE Received two awards: the New Downtown Location Award and the BIA Brick and Mortar Award. 
DSB1 Chair of the Board, Bob...

W. E. Miller Students Participate in Student Vote

October 22, 2019

‚ÄčStudents at W. E. Miller Public School participated in the Student Vote initiative. 
Through this initiative, students learn about government and the electoral process, research the parties and platforms, discuss relevant issues and cast ballots for the official election candidates. The results are shared with the media for broadcast and...

Schumacher Lions Club Donates Ping Pong Table

October 22, 2019
‚ÄčMichael Harmanmaa, Grade 5/6 Teacher at Pinecrest Public School, teaches eager students the finer points of ping pong.  

A table was graciously donated to the school by the Schumacher Lions Club.  Mr. Harmanmaa noted that the game ‚Äúfocusses a lot on eye hand coordination, teamwork and sportsmanship,‚ÄĚ and that "It‚Äôs just something...
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Fire Safety Week at W. E. Miller PS

October 09, 2019
‚ÄčMrs. Bellehumeur‚Äôs grade 3 class created some Fire Safety Posters for Fire Safety Week.  Thank you for sharing this important safety message with your school community!

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New Horizons Class Ready for Thanksgiving

October 09, 2019
The New Horizons class at Kirkland Lake District Composite School made Turkey wind socks to kick off the start of October in preparation for Thanksgiving.  It's going to be a festive month at KLCDS!

Orange Shirt Day Art Exhibit

October 03, 2019
‚ÄčIn honour of Orange Shirt Day, students from Ms. Graham's Expressions of First Nations, M√©tis, and Inuit Cultures classes at Timiskaming District Secondary School created an exhibit of small wooden paintings with images of healing that were respectfully dedicated to the 80,000 survivors of residential schools and the 6,000 children who...

Timmins High New Track and Field Unveiling

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčThe new track and soccer field at Timmins High & Vocational School was officially unveiled today.  The event was a celebration of this important renewal project. 
The event was kicked off with a ribbon cutting and culminated with the first official soccer game on the field, featuring the TH&VS team versus O'Gorman...

Orange Shirt Day

October 01, 2019
DSB1 is proud to have honoured Orange Shirt Day ‚Äčagain this year as an action towards reconciliation.

On Orange Shirt Day, we remember Phyllis’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day at the St. Joseph Mission, and all of the children were...
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Join Us for a Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams

September 30, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Canadian astronaut, Dr. Dave Williams.

  Dr. Dave William will present from Timmins High & Vocational School, in the auditorium.  We are pleased to welcome all of our communities to...
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Red Feather Project

September 28, 2019

Mr. Warring's grade 11 English class at Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) is currently working to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) across Canada.
The class decided to create the Red Feather Project. Today.   100 red feathers were strung in the main entrance of the...
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Terry Fox Foundation School Ambassador Visits Federal PS

September 24, 2019

Kirkland Lake's very own Aiden Charbonneau, Canadian Terry Fox Foundation School Ambassador, visited Federal Public School on Tuesday September 24 to talk about his life story.  Aiden is a cancer survivor who recently celebrated 10 years cancer-free!  Aiden's message of struggle, perseverance, courage, and hope brought home the story of...

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week

September 24, 2019
Students from the NAC1OA classes at Temiskaming District Secondary School enjoyed an enriching day at Northern College Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week. Students received teachings from Elders, John Wills and Marilyn Chevrier-Wills, and enjoyed creating art with Northern College event organizer, Monique Lafond. ‚Äč Miigwetch to Northern College for hosting and to the Elders...

STEP and STARS Spread Cheer!

September 19, 2019
‚Äč The STEP and STARS students at Kapuskasing District High school paid a special visit to the North Centennial Manor. The students in the STEP and STARS classes delivered ‚ÄėSmile Cookies‚Äô to all residents at the manor. This year, Tim Horton‚Äôs is donating 100% of the funds raised to the Sensenbrenner...
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DJPS Shares Smile Cookies

September 19, 2019
Staff at Diamond Jubilee Public School carried on a proud tradition in Kapuskasing by forwarding Tim Hortons smile cookies to others  in the community.  Smile cookie deliveries were made to staff at NEOFACS and Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services.  The treats and the gesture sure brought a smile to the...

CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal Camp

September 12, 2019
Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) hosted two CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal Camps over the summer.  The camps were generously funded by the CWB Welding Foundation.
The camps were open to all Grade 7 and 8 students in the region interested in the manufacturing sector.  The purpose of the camp is to introduce...
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Summer Professional Learning

September 12, 2019
DSB1’s learning coaches attended workshops over the summer, which focused on teaching and learning strategies in mathematics. Cathy Fosnot, a leading voice in mathematics education and Professor Emerita of Education at the City College of New York, hosted a two-day workshop designed for K-8 educators. Participants learned how to develop automaticity...

Northern College Hosts DSB1 Trustees

September 04, 2019
On September 3rd, 2019, DSB1 Trustees had the opportunity to tour the facilities at Northern College before attending a joint meeting with the college's Board of Governors. 
This was an opportunity for the Trustees to learn more about the programs and opportunities offered at Northern College and strengthen the partnerships already...

Summer Learning

July 24, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East was proud to partner with the Northeastern Catholic District School Board to offer two summer learning programs to students across our communities in July. 
The Summer Oral Language Program was offered to students entering K2 to Grade 2 in September.  This two week program focused on...
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

June 26, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is thrilled to invite staff, families and community partners to a presentation by Dr. Dave Williams.   Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  (book signing to follow in Timmins) Timmins High and Vocational School Auditorium  (Broadcasted live to all schools in...

RMSS Partners with Golden Manor

June 26, 2019

The Grade 7 and 8 students in the Choose Your Own Adventure program at Roland Michener Secondary School ‚Äčpartnered with the Golden Manor Home for the Aged on a special horticultural program. 
The Golden Manor received funding from the Northeast Local Integration Network (NE LHIN) to expand programming to serve persons living...

IFSS Student Heading to NOSM Summer Camp

June 14, 2019

Grade 10 Iroquois Falls Secondary School student, Jola McLaren, has been chosen to attend the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) summer camp for high school students this coming July. This year will mark the fourteenth time that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high school students interested in a...
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KDHS Famine Event a Success

June 14, 2019
The Kapuskasing District High School CARE Club, wishes to convey their gratitude and appreciation to all the sponsors who donated to make their Famine Event a real success. Thank you to McDonald's, Tim Hortons, and Chartwells ‚Äď KDHS Cafeteria for their donations towards a big breakfast after the famine.   

We also wish to thank Marion...
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TDSS Hosts Culture Day

June 14, 2019
On June 6th, Timiskaming District Secondary School hosted an Indigenous Culture Day. 

The day consisted of a series of workshops including tipi/sacred fire teachings, powwow dance/regalia teachings, traditional harvested food workshop and a residential school workshop. 

The TDSS powwow committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the...

Timmins High Students Take Top Honours at OFSAA

June 10, 2019
The OFSAA track and field Championships were held at Guelph University this past week, June 6th-8th. This event showcases the top track and field athletes from across the province. 14 students from Timmins High & Vocational School competed this year. 
Last year’s OFSAA silver medalist in the Midget boys high jump, Corbin...

JHK Visits Matheson's Public Works Facilities

June 07, 2019
On May 30th, Matheson's Public Works Department welcomed the Grade 4, 5, and 6 students of Joseph H Kennedy Public School for a tour of their facilities.  The goal of this excursion was to learn more about how land is used in the community, and to learn how our daily needs are met through...
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STEP and STARS Warrior Challenge

June 06, 2019
Mrs Dagenais and Mrs Pich√© Swain's STEP and STARS Weekday Warriors would like to thank everyone who participated in the Warrior Challenge yesterday. The event was well attended with over 800 students from all Kapuskasing elementary schools. 
The aim of this challenge was to build community, promote positive mental health,...

Learning About Regalia

May 28, 2019
‚ÄčStudents at Iroquois Falls Public School had the chance to learn more about traditional regalia from classmate Lucian.  

With the support of his mom, Lucian donned his regalia and explained his colours, thunderbird design, beaded headband, mocassins, and bells.  Students were learning about how art is all around us.  The group discussed...
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Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge

May 14, 2019
The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) and Northern College hosted students from KLDCS on Thursday for a tour and a fun popsicle stick bridge building contest. The students were given the task of designing a bridge using only wooden popsicle sticks and white glue. After construction each bridge was placed in...

Mental Health Activity Day at ESCHS

May 14, 2019
On Thursday May 9th, students at √Čcole secondaire Cochrane High School (ESCHS) enjoyed a Mental Health Activity Day focused on developing well-being skills in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Activities included: tie dying facilitated by our Jack Chapter, volleyball & basketball, board games, mindful colouring, cooking, nail painting...
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DSB1 Students Participate in Skills Ontario Competition and Conferences

May 13, 2019

From May 6 to 8, secondary students from all over Ontario gathered in Toronto for the Skills Ontario Competition, the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada. More than 60 District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) students participated in the competition and affiliate conferences. "It was an honour...

Education Week and Mental Health Week Day 5 Recap

May 12, 2019
‚ÄčEducation Week and Mental Health Week 2019 was a resounding success in DSB1 schools.  Our students and staff had so many opportunities to connect, take notice, be active, keep learning and give.   Thank you to all of our staff for their work in offering opportunities anchored in our priorities of innovation,...
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Education Week and Mental Health Week Day 4 Recap

May 10, 2019
‚ÄčDay 4 of Education Week and Mental Health Week was again filled with meaningful learning opportunities for our students and staff. Here are a few highlights:
Englehart Public School received the Spirit Award at the Gord Zubyk Memorial Relay Meet.  Congratulations to the EPS Eagles!

Kapuskasing Distrct High School C.A.R.E. Club...

Learning on the Land

May 10, 2019
The Cree Class at R. Ross Beattie‚Äč Public School hosted a day of learning on the land as part of Education Week.
The class welcomed elders from the community and community partners for the day.  Misiway Health Centre set up the Teepee where a nice fire kept our students and guests...
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Plastic Grab Bag Challenge

May 10, 2019
Did you know that more than 1 billion plastic bags are handed out in Canada each year? They can all be reused and recycled. 
Students in Mme. MacDonald’s and Mme. Boychuks’s classes at Bertha Shaw as well as students in Mr. Wray’s and Mrs. Mahon’s classes at Golden Avenue participated...
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Education Week and Mental Health Week Day 3 Recap

May 09, 2019
Our schools continue to provide such amazing learning opportunities as part of Education Week and Mental Health Week! Here is a glimpse into what day 3 of the week had to offer across DSB1 schools: Timmins High and Vocational School proudly welcomed Holly Rodrigue, George Rose Paul Martin and Sharley Rodrigue who talked...
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DSB1 Students Elect New Senate and Student Trustees

May 09, 2019
On April 29, 2019, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) students elected a new Student Senate to represent them in the 2019-2020 school year. Two representatives from each of our nine secondary schools were elected to the 2019-2020 Senate, with an additional three Indigenous participants appointed.  At the...
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DSB1 Receives Terry Fox Milestone Award

May 09, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to take part in the Terry Fox School Run each year.  We have received an achievement award from the Terry Fox Foundation for reaching the fundraising milestone of $400,000 to date.   DSB1 schools, students, staff and families have worked...
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Education Week and Mental Health Week Day 2 Recap

May 08, 2019
Day 2 of Education Week and Mental Health Week was filled with learning in our schools! Here are a few activities that our students took part in yesterday: Golden Avenue Public School students took part in a scavenger hunt.  They had fun walking around the school year to find items on their...
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RMSS 50th Anniversary Alumni Spring Fling

May 07, 2019
The RMSS School Council and ‚Äčthe RMSS Alumni Committee proud present: the RMSS 50th Anniversary Alumni Spring Fling! 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
12 - 4 p.m. -  RMSS Alumni Walk Down Memory Lane: Various indoor and outdoor activities, House challenges, school tours, merchandise for sale, food available
6 - 8 p.m....
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Education Week and Mental Health Week Day 1 Recap

May 07, 2019
‚ÄčThe first day of Education Week and Mental Health Week was filled with amazing activities for our students!  Here is a glimpse into what took place on Monday, May 6th.
Child and Youth Workers in the Timmins area are encouraging all of their schools to take part in a selfie challenge. ...
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Music Monday at EPS

May 06, 2019
‚ÄčEnglehart Public School celebrated Music Monday today.  The students gathered in the gym to sing together!

What a great way to kick off both Education Week and Mental Health Week!
Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is one of the world‚Äôs largest single events dedicated to raising...

PO-ART-RY Exhibition

May 06, 2019
ESCHS and IFSS's Visual Arts students created original artworks inspired by original poems and short stories on the theme of water for the 3rd Annual PO-ART-RY Contest. The PO-ART-RY exhibition ran at the Cochrane Public Library Art Gallery for the month of April.  The exhibit was a fantastic opportunity for...
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Mental Health Week

May 04, 2019

Mental Health Week is May 6 to 12, 2019.  DSB1 is proud to highlight the Five Ways to Well-Being as part of this campaign. 
The Five Ways to Well-Being is are a set of five simple, evidence-based actions which can improve well-being in everyday life.  Each weekday of Mental Health...
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Education Week - May 6-10

May 04, 2019

Education Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the great programs and initiatives at DSB1 that inspire innovation and a passion for learning.  Our schools are hosting special activities and learning opportunities for students throughout the week .   
Thank you to every DSB1 employee for your hard work and dedication...

Peer Mentors

May 01, 2019
Timmins High and Vocational School students are mentoring students from Pinecrest Public School.  Students come together every few weeks to learn from each other, play games and participate in different activities.  A great initiative that shows the culture of caring and learning in our schools. 
This week, the students came together...

Jack Summit

April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, 35 students involved in our Jack Chapters at their respective schools came together for their first annual Jack Summit.  This day long educational opportunity focused on helping them strengthen their leadership and advocacy skills.  Each Jack Chapter is anchored in the message that everyone has mental...

I Stop, You Stop

April 30, 2019
The Bus Buddies Committee held its annual "I Stop, You Stop" campaign last week.   
The campaign raises awareness about school bus safety in our communities and reminds drives to be vigilant when approaching school buses in circulation. 
More than 12,000 students take the bus on a daily basis in our...
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R. Ross Beattie Orientation Night

April 23, 2019

R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School invites families of students entering Grade 7 in September to their orientation Night  Thursday, May 9 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 300 Pearl Ave, Timmins ‚ÄčParents and students will have the opportunity to meet Beattie's wonderful staff and tour the school.  This is a great...

Reducing Plastic Use at Clayton Brown PS

April 16, 2019

Students at Clayton Brown Public School are working hard to reduce their use of plastics throughout the school and their community.  The K-6 students wrote letters to their teachers asking them to stop or reduce laminating.  They are changing items in their classroom to limit the use of plastics.  They are coordinating a better recycling...

Jack Tour

April 12, 2019 representatives visited our secondary schools last week for Jack Talks: mental health presentations delivered by young people, for young people.  Trained and certified youth speakers use the power of personal stories and mental health education to inspire, engage, educate, and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers....
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International Day of Pink

April 12, 2019

DSB1 students and staff proudly wore pink on Wednesday, April 10th to celebrate International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.   Many of our...

DSB1 Leaders Visit Northern College

April 11, 2019

Northern College welcomed DSB1 leaders this week to learn more about their programs and tour their facilities.  Our administrators were very impressed with the state of the art technology to support meaningful learning and with the breadth of options that Northern College offers.  
DSB1 is proud to work closely with Northern College to...
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R. Ross Beattie Orientation Video Series

April 11, 2019

R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School is putting together a series of videos to orient upcoming students to the school! Learn more about the team at R. Ross Beattie and all of the amazing things happening at the school!  Check out their first video at ‚Äč

Peer Mentoring

April 11, 2019
Pinecrest Public School and Timmins High and Vocational School are working together to begin a peer mentoring program. Child and Youth Workers Erica Hurteau-Ludgate and Shelley Robinson partnered with Brady Power and his travel and tourism class to bring the students together.  The older students will be working with the younger students...
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Using the Weapon to Heal the Wound

April 08, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) was proud to welcome Kevin Lamoureux on Monday, April 8 th, 2019.  Mr. Lamoureux addressed all DSB1 staff as part of a Professional Activity Day.  Kevin Lamoureux is a is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He...
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Robotics Gearing Up at KLDCS

April 04, 2019
35 students, 6 teachers and 2 incredible sponsors.  Just a few of the things KLDCS Robotics has this year.  Students range from grade 7 students doing local competitions to grade 12 students competing at the provincial level. It‚Äôs not all about competitions though.  Students can also do fun projects such as...

DSB1 Proud to Collaborate with Piita Irniq

April 03, 2019
District school Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to be working with Piita Irniq, an Inuit Elder, towards greater understanding of the Inuit culture.  During his first visit to Timmins, Mr. Irniq has shared invaluable knowledge and powerful stories.  He presented to our Board of Trustees on April 2 nd on how...

IFSS Students Visit Art Exhibits

March 28, 2019

On March 20th, students in the  Visual Arts class at Iroquois Falls Secondary School visited the Into the Future exhibition presented by Visions North, a group of artists from Cochrane. Gunny Hotte and Kat Roy, two of the artists who's work is featured in the exhibition, facilitated a discussion around inspiring...

Ross Beattie Robotics

March 28, 2019

R. Ross Beattie‚Äôs robotics teams travelled to Kirkland Lake last week to compete at the DSB1 Regional Skills Elementary Robotics competition at KLDCS.  Both teams finished first in their events! 
In the Lego Mechanical Engineering event, Kyra Whalen, Hayden Bacvar, and Dakota Lamirande showed off their design, collaboration, and problem solving...
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Self-Regulation Inquiry

March 22, 2019

Our Early Years Teachers, Early childhood Educators and Child and Youth Workers engaged in a self-regulation inquiry came together this week to continue their learning.  They learned about the importance of outdoor education and the benefits of being outdoors on self-regulation.  The teams left eager to take their students outdoors and reap...
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Embarking on a Journey Towards Efficacy

March 21, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East is embarking on an exciting journey towards greater collective efficacy in order to support a positive future story for each and every one of our students.   DSB1 is working with Victoria Hemming, a consultant experienced in using the Pearson Efficacy Assessment Framework.  Ms. Hemming...
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The Water Between Us

March 21, 2019
‚Äč Recently Indigenous students from Timiskaming District Secondary School had the opportunity to work with N'we Jinan. N'we Jinan is a non-profit organization that promotes and implements artistic and educational programs in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.  "The Water Between Us" is an original song that was written, recorded and filmed by...
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TDSS Students Hear from Pierre Morais

March 21, 2019
‚Äč Students at Timiskaming District Secondary School recently had the chance to hear Pierre Morais speak about the dangers of addictions. Pierre Morais is a drug and alcohol counselor from Maskwacis, Alberta. He aims to educate youth about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse by sharing his experiences with addiction. Pierre also spoke...

French for the Future Essay Winners!

March 19, 2019
E‚Äč very year, French for the Future  holds a National Essay contest. This year, the grade 11/12 immersion class at Timiskaming District Secondary School participated in the ‚ÄúNational Essay Contest‚ÄĚ. Out of thousands of essays - 4 students won a scholarship.  Congratulations to: Kaitlyn Allen - grade 11 ( Universit√© de...

Indigenous Winter Games

March 18, 2019

On Friday, March 8th, students from Kerns Public School were welcomed to Elk Lake Public School to participate in an Indigenous Winter Games Day! Throughout the day students had the opportunity to participate in many historical, cultural and other fun activities! The day opened with a welcome circle, drumming and smudging....
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Federal on Ice!

March 08, 2019
‚ÄčGrade 4 to 6 students at Federal Public School spent a day on the lakes on March 1!  

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Association, our students spent the beautiful winter day ice fishing.  A few students were lucky enough to bring home supper for...

IFSS Hosts Mental Health Carousel

March 05, 2019
On February 22 nd students from grade 7 to 12 got to take part in a Mental Health Carousel.  Presentations as well as information booths were set up for all students to learn about the available services in their communities This was presented and hosted by the students of our Jack Chapter.

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ESCHS's New Weight Room and Course Offerings

March 05, 2019
√Čcole Secondaire Cochrane High School revolutionized their weight room over the last six months in preparation for the  dual credit course offered in collaboration with Northern College at the school.

Students in the class engage in working the 7 primal movements in the weight room, engage in fitness in the...
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Family Game Night at W. Earle Miller PS

March 05, 2019
‚ÄčOn Thursday, February 28, W. Earle Miller Public School hosted a Family Game Night.  Families came out to the schools to unplug and have some family fun!  Thank you to all of the families who attended this fun event!


TH&VS Competes at FIRST Robotics Canada

March 05, 2019
‚Äč From March 1st to 3rd, Timmins High and Vocational School team 4704 competed in the 2019 FIRST Robotics Canada competition Deep Space.  
This event combines the excitement of sport with the rigours of science and technology. Students showcase their design and engineering skills and compete in Canada‚Äôs largest high school robotics competition....
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DSB1 One of Top Energy Performing Boards

February 28, 2019
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to be one of Ontario's 2019 Top Energy Performing School Boards.    DSB1 reduced their energy consumption considerably, moving from 33rd in 2017 to 12th this year.  
This is due to the tremendous work and leadership from our entire Building Department team! 
Click below to...
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Ma’iingan Day at TDSS

February 28, 2019

Students from TDSS participated in a day of cultural learning with knowledge keeper Lindsay Cote.  Lindsay shared with students his life struggles and triumphs along with teachings of the eagle feather, sweat lodge and traditional hunting and trapping.  TDSS students will be assisting Lindsay in the spring with the preparation...
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Healthy Cooking on a Budget Workshop at KLDCS

February 28, 2019
On February 28th, a group of graduating KLDCS students took part in a workshop on how to prepare healthy meals on a budget while following Canada's new food guide. 
This was a new initiative from the school's Student Success team and was sponsored and delivered by the local Temiskaming Health...
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Central PS Donates to Public Library

February 22, 2019
Mme Natalie's Grade 2 class at Central Public School lead a fundraising project in support of the Community Library.  Many of the students take part in Kirkland Lake Library's after school programming.  The students were hoping to raise  $40.  They exceeded their goal and raised $90!  One parent matched the donation and Mme Natalie matched...
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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

February 22, 2019
Student safety is our main priority at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).  The Northern Ontario climate can sometimes cause the cancellation of student transportation.  That decision is made between the North East Tri-Board Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...
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Register for the Trappers' Basketball Leagues!

February 19, 2019

Registration for the Trappers' Basketball Leagues is now open.  Divisions for Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9 are available. 
To register, please complete this form and send to:
Peter Graham
Timmins High & Vocational School 451 Theriault Boulevard, P.O. Bag 2011 Timmins, Ontario P4N 8B2

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Smooth Rock Falls PS Celebrates National Flag Day!

February 19, 2019
‚Äč Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School marked National Flag of Canada day on Friday, February 15th.  Students learned about the history of our flag and re-created the flag using Canadian road maps.   Great work! 

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EHS Wins Financial Literacy Contest

February 11, 2019
The Englehart High School Grade 10 Careers‚Äč class hosted Patricia Stevenson from Northern Credit Union for a presentation on Financial Literacy.  Students who participated in the "Surviving the Financial Wild" game had a chance to win a $250 gift Visa. In addition, each school that participated entered a draw to win a $1000 gift. Grade...

Exploring our Shared History with the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

February 08, 2019
‚ÄčAll grade 7 and 8 students at Cochrane Public School recently participated in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, facilitated by Lisa Innes, VP of Indigenous Education and Desmond O'Connor, Indigenous Student Advisor. 

The activity is an experiential, hands on learning opportunity to explore our shared history where students develop the perspective...
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DARE Graduation

February 04, 2019
‚ÄčOn January 31st, three Grade 6 classes graduated from the DARE Program in Timmins.  45 students from W. Earle Miller Public School and 25 students from Pinecrest Public School came together to celebrate this achievement. 

Constable Rick Lemieux (Dare Officer), Constable Bill Field (DARE officer), DSB1 Board Chair Brush, Mayor...

DSB1 Schools Take Part in Bell Let's Talk Day

January 31, 2019
Schools across our communities took part in Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29th.  Staff, students and family took to social media to share kindness and foster open dialogue about mental health.  Schools hosted activities to celebrate the day and support mental health and well-being for students and staff. 
Grade 5...
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A Big Win for RMSS!

January 31, 2019
The 29th Annual Arthur Gabor Classic Basketball tournament was held on Jan. 25th and 26th in North Bay. The Roland Michener Intermediate Rebels participated in their first out of town tournament.

Nerves almost got the best out of the boys, yet they maintained their composure against the host Chippewa...
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"Walking the Path" at Federal

January 30, 2019
Mr. Kilroy's Grade 4/5 students at Federal PS hosted a culminating Feast as part of the 10 week Walking the Path program. Walking the Path teaches empathy, self esteem and inclusivity through an Indigenous perspective. 
"Walking the Path addresses the belief that young people who have the self-respect and self-confidence...
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TCPS Students Support Local CMHA Branch

January 30, 2019
‚Äč Timmins Centennial Public School students raised over $430 in honour of Bell Let‚Äôs Talk day for Mental Health initiatives in our community.   The funds raised were donated to the local Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch.
Photographed is Child and Youth Worker Stephanie Farrow and Emily Johns presenting the...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 30, 2019
‚ÄčRegistration for Fall 2019 Kindergarten was a big success at District School Board Ontario North East!

Our elementary schools were proud to welcome future students and their families into their schools on January 29th.  This first step is an important one in our students' 14 year journey at DSB1. 
We are...
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TDSS Closet

January 21, 2019
The Closet at Timiskaming District Secondary School is a place where students can shop for new and gently used items like  dress clothes, coats, boots,  jeans, winter accessories, toiletries and more.   Ms. Aquino's Block C class has taken ownership of this project to esure students are aware of this...

ESCHS Students Brighten School Halls

January 18, 2019
‚ÄčThis semester's senior Visual Arts students at Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School have brightened the halls with their original classroom door paintings. Students worked collaboratively, to generate, explore, and elaborate on ideas and to develop and revise detailed preparatory sketches and process work to meet the expectations of the teachers who...

Collaboration between Golden PS and Bertha Shaw PS

January 17, 2019
‚Äč Bertha Shaw students in Mme Wray‚Äôs class and Golden Ave students in Mr. Wray‚Äôs class are collaborating on different projects this year.  The students wrote narrative stories, and shared them with the other class. They also enjoyed a team building game of dodgeball! The two classes will continue to collaborate to work on an...
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MP Charlie Angus Visits EPS

January 16, 2019

MP Charlie Angus visited the students of the Cultural Exploration Club at Englehart Public School on Tuesday, January 15 th .  MP Angus  inspired the students by speaking about ways to make a difference in the world.  He also sang the song he wrote about the late Shannon Koostachin called...
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TH&VS Seniors Win Consolation Championship

January 16, 2019
‚Äč The Timmins High Senior Boys Basketball team won the Consolation Championship at the 24 Team St. Benedict's Invitational in Cambridge this past weekend. Jack Hagerty and Ethan Miron were selected to the Tournament All Star Team.  The team finished with a 4-1 record.  Their only loss was by a single point. ...

TH&VS Concert Band play for Elementary Students

January 14, 2019

The Timmins High and Vocational School Concert Band played for students at Timmins Centennial, Pinecrest and W. Earle Miller Public Schools on Friday, Janaury 11th. The elementary students loved the concert and were inspired by the concert.  Thank you for sharing your talents!

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DSB1 Students Compete in Free Throw Competition

January 14, 2019
There was a great turnout at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition on Saturday, January 12th.  Roland Michener Secondary School hosted the event, where DSB1 students dominated the competition.   The winners in each category were Isaac Felsher (Bertha Shaw), Junior Champion; Jayden Barbuto (Roland Michener), Intermediate Boys Champion;...
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Turkey Lunch at Federal PS

January 11, 2019
‚Äč Better late than never!  Our annual turkey lunch, delayed because of weather conditions before the winter break, was a huge hit with the students at Federal on Friday, January 11 th .  This annual tradition, put on by family volunteers and staff working together for the students, was appreciatively devoured...
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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018
As we approach the end of 2018, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to reflect on accomplishments that help support a positive future story for every student. We are pleased to welcome five new Trustees on our Board this year.  We are grateful for the contributions...

RMSS Students Build and Donate Benches

December 21, 2018
Students participating in the Community Projects session of Choose Your Own Adventure at Roland Michener Secondary School build and donated six park benches to the Golden Manor.  The students were proud to have the opportunity to learn how to make these benches and give back to the community.  The benches will...
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Pinecrest Students Ready for the Holidays!

December 20, 2018
‚Äč On Monday, December 17th, Pinecrest Public School partnered with CMD Academy of Hairstyling to offer students free haircuts for the holidays. The students and instructor from the school came in their Christmas best to cut and style the hair of over 50 students! The students left with a new haircut...

2017-2018 Annual Report

December 20, 2018
On Tuesday, December 18 th , the Director of Education, Lesleigh Dye, presented the District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) 2017-2018 Director's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees. The report features positive learning stories form the 2017-2018 school year.  The stories are anchored in the priorities identified...
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TH&VS Partners with Levis Foodland for Holiday Cheer

December 20, 2018

Each year, Timmins High & Vocational School Staff donate funds to provide turkey dinners to families over the holidays.  This year, the school partnered with Levis Foodland in Timmins to provide 18 full ‚Äčturkey dinners including dinner rolls and apple pies for Timmins High families.  Huge thank you to Dan Levis...
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ESCHS Students Sharing the Joy

December 20, 2018
‚Äč On December 19th, 2018 staff and students from √Čcole Secondaire Cochrane High School's CSI class went to Lady Minto Hospital, in Cochrane, to deliver handmade gifts to the elderly patients in the long term care unit. While at the hospital, students had the opportunity to interact with the staff and...

Project "Sacs D'Amour"

December 20, 2018
Mme Ryan's class is so grateful for all the wonderful donations given to their project "Sacs d'amour". We would like to give a big thank you to all the families at Bertha Shaw Public School, to Mrs. Dianne Gaudreau and to Mme Lynda Mitchell. Due to your generosity, The...
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The Ma’iignan (Wolf) Project

December 20, 2018
Students from TDSS recently spent the day with knowledge keeper Lindsay Cote. Students became familiar with traditional medicines and the process of laying tobacco before harvesting from mother earth, as well as respecting our elements. Students also participated in hands on activities that included building a fire to keep warm throughout...

R. Ross Beattie Hosts Pop-Up Kitchen

December 19, 2018
Students at R. Ross Beattie Public School hosted a pop-up soup kitchen in Timmins on December 18th.  
Mme Lambert's Grade 7 class served a homemade and hot chocolate to members of the community.  They also handed out mitts, gats and socks.  This student-led initiative was aimed at supporting those in need in the...
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Students Visit Detour Gold Lake Mine

December 19, 2018
On December 5 th , students from Iroquois Falls Secondary School (IFSS) and Ecole secondaire Cochrane High School (ESCHS) travelled to the Detour Gold Lake Mine site.  The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the operations of the mine and showcase the career opportunities in the...

EPS Students participate in Friendship Boxes Campaign

December 17, 2018
Students of the Cultural Club at Englehart Public School participated in the Friendship Box Campaign, organized by I Love First Peoples.  The group of students, lead by Mrs. Card,  gathered donations from the school, families and the community to assemble more than 50 Friendship Boxes for Indigenous Children in...
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KDHS Hosts Rudolph Run

December 11, 2018

‚ÄčOn December 11th, Mrs. Dagenais' STEP and Mrs. Piche Swain's STARS High Support Programs at Kapuskasing District High School welcomed over 300 elementary students to their first Rudolph Run.  The event was attended by local emergency services. The fire trucks and ambulance lead students on their route. Off-duty officers also attended to...
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Sonic Democracy Heard Around the World

December 07, 2018
Sonic Democracy is a musical band, made up of many talented young artists attending Timmins High & Vocational School.  The band includes 30 members, with junior and senior members working together to develop their skills under the direction of Dr. Barry Promane.  Members' different musical tastes fuse to create...

TH&VS Hosts Ceremony for White Ribbon Day

December 07, 2018
On December 6 th , 2018,  Timmins High and Vocational School (TH&VS), in collaboration with the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation (OSSTF), hosted a ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today.  This day, also known as White Ribbon Day, is observed...
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ESCHS Hosts Mental Health Carousel

December 06, 2018
On November 22nd, 2018, Ecole secondaire Cochrane High School (ESCHS) hosted a Mental Health Carousel to make students aware of the services/support systems that are available in the community. The school invited local organizations who offer mental health prevention and treatment services to youth 19 years and under.  The...
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Hats for the Homeless

December 05, 2018
‚Äč The students and staff of Roland Michener Secondary School have been busy making hats and scarfs for the homeless in Timmins and South Porcupine this year. With the help of Giant Tiger and its patrons $600 was raised to purchase other warm weather clothing. A special thank you to Giant Tiger‚Äôs...
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DSB1 Board of Trustees Sworn In

December 05, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to announce that Trustees were sworn-in on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2018. The Honourable Ralph Carr administered the Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance to five newly-elected and six returning Trustees. "It was a pleasure to have our...

Federal PS Helps Set World Record!

December 04, 2018
On November 8th, three classes at Federal Public School took part in helping to set a Guinness World Record for number of Speed Stackers stacking in one day around the world.  Ms. Coombs's Kindergarten, Mrs. Smith's 2/3 class and Ms. Allick's 3/4 class were required to stack for 30...

10th Annual Timmins Early Bird Girls Volleyball Tournament

December 03, 2018
Timmins High & Vocational School hosted the 10 th annual Timmins High Early Bird Girls Volleyball Tournament this weekend. TH&VS hosted teams from Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, New Liskeard, Sudbury, Elliot Lake and Manitouwadge.  This tournament early in the season gives the teams an opportunity to practice playing as teams...

IFSS raised over $10,000 for cancer

November 30, 2018
Iroquois Falls Secondary Schoool and IFSS-Elementary had the pleasure of hosting a Relay for Life on June 1, 2018. A number of schools and community members also participated. Over $10,000 was raised in support of the fight against cancer through this event. IFSS is looking forward to hosting again in the...
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Family Makerspace Night at Kerns PS

November 30, 2018
‚Äč Family Makerspace night success! Children, siblings, parents and friends came out to Kerns Public School on Thursday night to explore the high tech and low tech resources and activities the Makerspace has to offer. It was truly inspiring to see students teaching their families how to code, build, create and...

Board Office Staff Gather for Professional Learning Day

November 30, 2018

On Thursday, November 29 th , employees from the New Liskeard and Schumacher Board offices gathered in Kirkland Lake for a day of learning and professional development.  We started the day together at Kirkland Lake District Composite School to visit the Greenhouse, the school's Makerspace.  The students lead tours of...
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RMSS Treaty 9 Photo Contest

November 28, 2018
In recognition of Treaty Recognition Week, Mrs. Rochon's Grade 11 Indigenous Studies class invited all of the students at Roland Michener (grades 7-12) to participate in a scenic nature photo contest depicting Mother Earth in Treaty 9 territory. Over 30 beautiful submissions were entered and voted on by teachers and...
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Educators Take Part in Inquiry-Based Science Innovation Workshop

November 27, 2018
Elementary educators took part in a Science North  Inquiry-Based Science Innovation workshop on November 22 nd at THVS. The full day of hands-on learning, interactive experiments and engaging activities for teaching the grade 4, 5 and 6 "Understanding Structures and Mechanisms" strands, was a unique experience for all participants....

Youth Welding Program Partnership in Kapuskasing

November 23, 2018
Kapuskasing District High School (KDHS), Moose Cree First Nation, the Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Center, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Cloutier's Machine Shop Ltd and CWB Welding Inspector John Longstreet joined forces to create a Youth Welding Program.  This venture is a first in the region and brings attention to the trade deficit currently...

DSB1 Thanks Outgoing Trustees

November 21, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank outgoing Trustees for their years of service and dedication to the success of our students.  The Board of Trustees attended their last regular meeting last night, November 20 th .  DSB1 would like to express its most heartfelt thanks...

Career Exploration Event

November 19, 2018
Wednesday, November 14 th was Take Our Kids to Work Day.  This career exploration activity provides an opportunity to Grade 9 students from across the country to spend a day in the workplace and begin conversations about career options and pathways. District School Board Ontario North Easts (DSB1) Student...
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist, researcher, author and broadcaster.  He spoke to DSB1 students, families, staff and community partners on Tuesday, November 13th.  His presentation was broadcasted to our northern and southern schools via livestream video from Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Dr. Wells shared the sleep-eat-move-think pathway to...

DSB1 Schools Remember

November 09, 2018
DSB1 schools across our regions honoured Canadian Veterans this week.  Schools hosted ceremonies, welcomed veterans in their schools and created art to commemorate Remembrance Day. ‚Äč
We are grateful for the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Canadians who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom...

DSB1 Hosts OMLTA Conference

October 31, 2018
On October 26th and 27th, DSB Ontario North East hosted the Ontario Modern Language Teacher's Association (OMLTA) Fall Conference in Timmins at Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Attendees were treated to an intimate concert from Celeste Levis, local Franco-Ontarian artist on Friday evening. Saturday, teachers were able to select from a variety...
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Golden Avenue Pumpkin Carving Competition

October 31, 2018
Mr. Wray at Golden Avenue Public School organized a Pumpkin Carving Competition.  Pumpkins were donated from Metro in the Porcupine Mall.  Each class carved a pumpkin and they were brought back to the Porcupine Mall for display.  The community was asked to vote for the best pumpkin by filling out a ballot. The...
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DSB1 Supports Dress Purple Day

October 25, 2018
‚ÄčDSB1 staff and students supported Dress Purple Day on October 24th.  
Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario...
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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush ‚Äď...
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Pinecrest Halloween Costume Drive

October 23, 2018
In the spirit of October‚Äôs character education trait of Generosity, Mrs. Reid‚Äôs class collected costumes for Project Love. The costumes will be distributed to children and families in need in Timmins.  In total, Mrs. Reid‚Äôs class collected over 65 costumes.  Pictured are Nicole Gillard and Melanie Chartier from Project Love, as...

W. Earl Miller Students Participate in Science Olympics Competition

October 22, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from W. Earl Miller participated in the twenty-fifth Regional Science Olympics Competition on October 19th.   Thank you to Science Timmins for organizing and Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines for sponsoring such a  great event!  This event promoted invaluable skills for students like higher level of thinking and problem solving.  Congratulations to all participants! 
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Roland Michener Hosts Special Olympics Qualifier

October 19, 2018

Roland Michener Secondary School organized a 3 on 3 basketball  Special Olympics qualifier on October 18th.  Two teams from RMSS and two teams from Iroquois Falls Secondary School faced off in this tournament. At the end of the day, the RMSS Warriors took the most points.  Overall, the qualifier was a positive...
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Art Collaboration at Federal

October 19, 2018
Every year, Mrs. Rosenthal's art students create a collaborative art project that represents all the students of Federal Public School.  This year's creation turned out fantastic, and will be proudly displayed in our foyer.  Every student coloured their own hand to be a part of our message to "reach...

Empty Bowls Event Brings Community Together

October 18, 2018
The students from Cochrane Public and Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School embarked in a community connected experiential learning project focused on service learning.  The Visual Arts, Expressing Indigenous Cultures, Grade 8 and the secondary and elementary special education students, created handcrafted ceramic bowls, all of which were used to initiate and host...

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Cannabis Talk Kit

October 17, 2018

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol can be daunting.  Talking with them in a friendly and non-confrontational way early and often can make a difference.  By keeping the lines of communication open with your child, you are creating opportunities to guide them in making good decisions when it...
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W. Earl Miller Receives Book Box

October 17, 2018
Many thanks to Ted O'Connor, Mary Gardner  and the Porcupine Art Club for providing our students, family and community with another awesome Book Box.  Students from Miller school and the community will be able to drop off and take books to read.  The box will be located in the school...
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Timmins High Hosts KNOW MORE Tour

October 16, 2018
Timmins High and Vocational School is hosting the KNOW MORE Tour on October 19 th , 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour is a nation-wide campaign to educate young people on the serious and growing opioid crisis in Canada. Students will have the opportunity to engage with...
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Notice Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis

October 10, 2018

Cannabis will be legalized in Canada once the Cannabis Act  comes into effect on October 17 th , 2018.  The District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE) would like to remind students, families and staff that it will be treating cannabis in the same way it does alcohol.  It...
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Niemi Named New Superintendent

October 05, 2018
The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of Kristen Niemi as new Superintendent of Schools, serving the Board’s Northern family of schools, as well as parts of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Learning and Teaching portfolio.

“On behalf...

RMSS Helps Needy

October 03, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday September 28th the Grade 7 and 8 students of Roland Michener travelled throughout South Porcupine to collect non perishable food items for the South Porcupine Food Bank. During the week, each class also brought in food from home as a competition. Mrs. Standeven and Mme.Chin‚Äôs classes will receive a pizza lunch...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing or

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Kap Terry Fox Walk

October 03, 2018
‚Äč On Thursday September 27th students from grades 9-12 participated in Kapuskasing District High School's annual Terry Fox Run/Walk. The school held a "Spare Change Challenge" for period 2 classes which raised $256 for cancer research.

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Federal Terry Fox Challenge

October 02, 2018
‚ÄčFederal Public School students participated in their annual Terry Fox walk on September 27th, and raised almost $500 to support cancer research.  Students, staff and families enjoyed the walk to Civic Park and back, while raising awareness in the Federal community. As an extra challenge this year, the class with the most...
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STARS and STEP Initiative

October 01, 2018
‚ÄčThe STARS and STEP classes at Kapuskasing District High School have taken on a new initiative of ‚ÄúBrewing Independence‚ÄĚ. The students take orders from the three schools located in the Kapuskasing Education Centre and then organize orders and deliver to staff twice a week with their choice of specialty tea, coffee,...
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IFSS Walks For Terry

September 27, 2018
‚ÄčStudents and staff at Iroquois Falls Secondary School held their annual Terry Fox Walk on September 27th, joining with Etoile du Nord and Iroquois Falls Public School for part of the journey. Thank you to Mrs. Van Clieaf for organizing the event. Just over $1000.00 was raised. Great work IFSS!

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Every Child Matters

September 26, 2018
‚ÄčSeptember 30th was 'Orange Shirt Day'.  In acknowledgement of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' 94 Calls to Action, schools across District School Board Ontario North East recognized Orange Shirt Day on Friday,  September 28 th .   Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in...
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Celebrating Francophone Culture

September 26, 2018
‚ÄčIt was a sea of white and green on September 25th at both New Liskeard Public School and Timmins Centennial Public School, as students and staff celebrated la journee Franco-Ontarien. Students in many of our schools started the day by listening to the song ‚ÄúMon beau drapeau‚ÄĚ. Grade 4-6 students at Timmins Centennial participated in the raising of the  Franco-Ontarian flag...
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Cancer Awareness at Federal

September 26, 2018
‚ÄčOn September 25th, Federal Public School was honoured to have Aiden Charbonneau, a Kirkland Lake childhood cancer survivor, speak to the students about his experiences.  As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in preparation for their Terry Fox Walk on September 27th, Aiden spoke of his battles with cancer, the supports he...

Eco Camp Bickell

September 26, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from schools across District School Board Ontario North East recently had the chance to participate in a three-day Eco-Camp at Camp Bickell. This is the third year that Glencore Kidd Operations has hosted the camp for Grade 10 and 11 students. The event included presentations by government ministry and industry experts...

TH&VS Supports Terry Fox

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčA HUGE thank-you to all of our students, staff and families for supporting the Terry Fox Foundation with their annual runs, walks and other fundraisers. Cancer can be beaten! Here are a few photos from the Timmins High walk on September 21st.


Design Challenge

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčMr. Sloan‚Äôs Grade 5/6 class at Pinecrest recently participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) challenge.  Student groups were tasked with designing a maze with limited quantities of tape and straws. Congratulations to all for your innovative designs!


WE Miller Run

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at many of our schools have been participating in track and field events during the month of September. ‚ÄčW. Earle Miller Public School students and staff gathered at Hersey Lake for their annual run on September 20th.  Fun was had by all!


IPads Score Highly

September 20, 2018
A recent survey indicates that students and teachers at District School Board Ontario North East are happy using iPads, and that the use of this technology continues to have a positive impact on learning.

The Board unveiled its 1:1 iPad initiative in the Fall of 2015, with the...
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TDSS Mini Feast

September 20, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at Timiskaming District Secondary School in New Liskeard marked the change of season with a mini feast in the Lodge. Soup, stew and bannock were available to all during the lunch hour. Meegwetch to everyone for coming out!


Ross Beattie Run

September 20, 2018
‚ÄčThe weather was perfect for the annual R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School run at Hersey Lake in Timmins. Students and staff laced-up their sneakers for some fun and fitness on the trails. Congratulations to everyone who participated!


Indigenous Culture Awareness

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčSeventy-five Grade 10 History and Indigenous Studies Students from TDSS were fortunate to be able to participate in the Indigenous Culture Awareness activities September 18th at the Haileybury Campus of Northern College. Students participated in a smudge and offering in the tipi before attending a movie screening of Indianhorse. The students...

Celebrating Fall

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at New Liskeard Public School had a fabulous time celebrating the season, at the annual New Liskeard Fall Fair. Huge thanks to all of our volunteers for making the day a special one!

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KLDCS Supports Terry

September 17, 2018
‚ÄčGreat representation by the KLDCS Devils team at the Terry Fox Run in Kirkland Lake! Close to 500-dollars was raised to support the cause. Way to go KLDCS!


Fall Fair Fun!

September 17, 2018
‚ÄčTDSS had a great time at the New Liskeard Fall Fair student parade! Some great school spirit! Way to go Saints!


TCPS Celebrates Dot Day

September 17, 2018
‚ÄčMme Steele‚Äôs class at Timmins Centennial Public School recently celebrated International Dot Day with a ‚Äúdot party‚ÄĚ. International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. It is based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds which the class read numerous times. Students celebrated by wearing polka dots to...

Miller's Tower Garden

September 14, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Grade 4 at W. Earle Miller Public School have been busy preparing plants to plant in their tower garden. On September 13th, lettuce and basil were transferred from the grow light to the tower garden. Students are looking forward to having a healthy salad in about 2 weeks. Watch...
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TH&VS Track Update

September 13, 2018
Work continues on our track and artificial turf field in front of Timmins High and Vocational School.
District School Board Ontario North East Building Services Manager Carole Horton says that Interpaving has been busy building up layers of granular fill, insulation and aggregate underneath the track, and installing...
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New Strategic Plan Introduced

September 06, 2018
Board Administration and Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East have rolled-out a new 3-year Strategic Plan. Details of the plan were explained to employees during the September 4th Professional Activity Day. Approved at the regular Board meeting on June 5th, the plan will act as a roadmap...
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New Superintendent

September 05, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of James Rowe as its new Superintendent of Human Resources.

A resident of Haileybury and a former graduate of Cobalt-Haileybury High School, Rowe has been in the education field for 29 years, serving for 13 years...
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Student Wins Silver Medal

August 27, 2018
Congratulations to Kory Dal Pai from KLDCS who won a silver medal in the Precision Machining category at the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition.

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition. It was held  May 7th, 8th and 9th at the Toronto Congress Centre
The competition offers...
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Welcome Back!

August 27, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East‚Äôs elementary and secondary schools re-open on Wednesday, September 5th with staff ready to welcome new and returning students for the 2018-2019 school year. Office staff will be in our schools from Monday August 27th to Friday August 31st. 
“I am excited for...
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Health and Physical Education Curriculum

July 25, 2018
On behalf of the Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East, we wanted to ensure that our voices were heard and wanted to add them to the other voices across Ontario expressing concerns about revisions to the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

It is essential that the...

Board Approves Budget

July 11, 2018
‚ÄčAt a special meeting on July 10th, the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East approved an Operating Budget of $128,265,644 and a Capital Budget of $10,644,973. The budgets support the Board‚Äôs new Strategic Plan, and highlight the plan‚Äôs 3 priorities of: equity, culture and innovation. ‚ÄúThe operating...
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Budding Reporters at NLPS

July 10, 2018
‚ÄčA lot of creative things are happening at New Liskeard Public School this summer! Temiskaming Speaker reporter, Darlene Wroe, stopped in to work with Sawyer on his news article. Darlene talked about choosing the right topic, the important details, and grabbing the reader‚Äôs attention. Thank you Darlene for sharing your expertise...

Summer Literacy Camp

July 09, 2018
‚ÄčScience Timmins recently visited our Summer Literacy Program at New Liskeard Public School.  The students participated in the RDA Process (Reasoning, Decision Making, and Action) to solve problems.  Student engagement in STEM challenges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology) will drive authentic reading and writing experiences throughout our Summer Literacy Program this year.

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Farewell Celebrations

June 29, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to our younger students for all of their hard work this year! Many of them will be advancing to middle school or high school. We are very proud of all of your efforts, and wish you all the best in September. Have a fantastic summer! (To see even more fabulous...
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Grade 12 Graduates

June 29, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the Grade 12 graduates in all of our schools! Our trustees, administration and staff are very happy to share in the excitement of your graduation day. Whatever you do, never stop learning, exploring, growing, and challenging yourself to be your best. We are super proud of all of you! Please visit...

Summer Building Improvements

June 28, 2018
‚ÄčWhile students are off on their summer break, the work continues at District School Board Ontario North East. Well over 200 projects are planned at schools across the district this summer, worth an estimated 18-million dollars. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one of the busiest summers for upgrades we‚Äôve ever had,‚ÄĚ says Manager of Building Services,...

Sonic Rocks the House

June 27, 2018
‚ÄčA huge pat on the back to Barry Promane and his Music students at Timmins High. Sonic Democracy played to a crowd of thousands at the annual Stars and Thunder event in Timmins. The band opened for the Julian Taylor Band, Virginia to Vegas and Marianas Trench.

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Congratulations Farren!

June 25, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to Farren Sadler fo Kerns Public School for winning first place (Grade 1-3 category) in the Ghosts of the Hardy Boys Short Story Writing Contest.

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NLPS Mining Tour

June 25, 2018
‚ÄčMs. Little‚Äôs and Mrs. Newport‚Äôs classes at New Liskeard Public School went to the Mining Museum and had a tour of an underground mine. They learned about the history of our area, mining technology and techniques and different types of rock.


College Link Graduation

June 22, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to our College Link graduates! You make us proud!
The College Link program is designed for students who are disengaged from the regular high school environment, or students who have previously left school and return (they can take dual credits-ie. college courses that also count as high school credits.) It's a great opportunity for students...
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TH&VS Buzzes With Help!

June 22, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in the Grade 9/10 French Immersion Geography class at Timmins High, visited the Timmins Ecological Beekeeping Association recently,  to plant wildflowers to help the bees with their jobs. A fire in TEBA's main work garage this past winter sadly destroyed all of their equipment. The class got together, painted a bee themed jar, and...
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Grade 8 Trips

June 20, 2018
‚ÄčIt's that time of year again! Grade 8 students in many of our schools spent part of the week of June 18th on their Toronto trips! Here are a few photos sent to us from Kirkland Lake District Composiite School (who also visited Niagara Falls!), Cochrane Public School, and R. Ross Beattie...

Celebrating Arts and Technology

June 19, 2018
‚ÄčKirkland Lake District Composite School recently celebrated the Arts and Technology with a terrific evening, to showcase all  of the activities happening in the school's Makerspace.
The evening featured demonstrations of robotics of all sorts, printmaking, t-shirt printing, programming, and more!  Students were showcasing their culminating assignments and celebrating the growth of technology at KLDCS.


Federal Visits Science North

June 18, 2018
‚ÄčThe Grade 2 and Grade 5 students from Federal Public School had a great time visiting Science North on June 15th! Tons of new learning experiences from the first time being in a larger city, to being on a coach bus, to the excitement of seeing such an amazing place filled with blue coats ready...
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IFSS Evening of the Arts

June 15, 2018
‚ÄčIroquois Falls Secondary School showcased the artistic talents of the Visual Arts and Expressing Aboriginal Culture course students, Drama Club students and Grade 7 and 8 Dance Club students during the evening of Thursday, June 7th. The "Evening of the Arts" was very well received by the community and many community groups participated.


Geocaching and More!

June 15, 2018
‚ÄčOn June 14th, Geography and Physical Education students at Englehart High School had a great time participating in a geocaching activity at beautiful Kap-Kig-Iwan Park. Special thanks to Emilie Schaffner and Mr Nuhn for their efforts in setting it up.

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Three New Trustees

June 13, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East is proud to welcome three new student trustees for the 2018-2019 school year. Two of the student trustees have been elected by the Student Senate, while an Indigenous student trustee has been appointed by the Board.
Noble Stow-Gore is a student at Temiskaming District Secondary...
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OFSAA Silver for Deblois

June 12, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to Corbin Deblois from Timmins High and Vocational School! Corbin placed second in the midget boys high jump during the OFSAA Track and Field Championships at Toronto's York University last week. 
It was Timmins High's first medal at OFSAA in nearly 40 years! The last medal in track won by TH&VS...
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Bertha's Hackergals

June 12, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the Hackergals at Bertha Shaw Public School in South Porcupine! The school won a social media contest, and have been featured in Hackergal's new blog!  Hackergal is a non-profit organization that introduces young girls across Canada to coding. With women vastly underrepresented in the tech industry all over the...

Principal and Vice-Principal Transfers

June 12, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the following staffing appointments/transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. "I look forward to working with all of our leaders in their new assignments," - Lesleigh Dye, Director of Education.
Central Region ‚Äč ‚Äč School Principal Vice Principal Timmins Centennial...

Central Art Gala

June 12, 2018
‚ÄčCentral Public School held its fourth annual art gala on Wednesday, June 6th. During the art gala, the gym was transformed into a gallery, celebrating the arts and displaying presentation pieces created by our students. In addition to the gallery, there were many activity booths for children to enjoy. These included face painting, finger...

Sonic Rocks the House!

June 11, 2018
‚ÄčSonic Democracy performed their  year-end shows on June 8th and 9th at Timmins High. They also released their second album, Crossroads and Dreamlands , which is NOW AVAILABLE on all digital platforms. Friday night will be our official album release concert, as our album will go live on all digital services that night! Band members performed a...
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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
‚ÄčTimmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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Spring is in the Air!

June 09, 2018
‚ÄčAnother successful Spring Fling at New Liskeard Public School! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make it such a special event for our NLPS community. We couldn‚Äôt do it without you! Another big thank you to Rooster's Bar & Grill for donating hamburgers for the BBQ. It looks like everyone had a lot...
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Casting Their Ballots

June 09, 2018
‚ÄčStudents in Mrs. Rasiga's class at Smooth Rock Falls Public School participated with enthusiasm in the Student Vote on June 4th. They investigated the right of the vote, and the responsibilities that come with it.
Students in Mrs. Deschamp's Grade 5 class at W. Earle Miller Public School in Timmins also participated...

A Successful Relay

June 09, 2018
‚ÄčIroquois Falls Secondary School and IFSS-Elementary hosted the Relay for Life on June 1st! Although the weather started out as cool and wet, everyone was enthusiastic and ready to participate. Participants walked the gym and track for over 12 hours. The day was a huge success - with the group raising over...

Silver Medallists!

June 05, 2018
‚ÄčOn May 29-31 the Roland Michener Rebels Unified Basketball team traveled to Peterborough to participate in the annual Special Olympic games on the grounds of Trent University.  The team worked extremely hard and won many close games bringing them to win the Silver medal, barely being defeated in overtime of the...

Track Championships

June 01, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to all DSB Ontario North East students who participated in the 2018 NEOAA Track and Field Championships at the Timmins Regional Athletics and Soccer Complex on May 31st. Our students braved the sweltering temperatures and gave their all!

For more photos, clck HERE to read Timmins Daily Press...
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TDSS Pow Wow

June 01, 2018
‚ÄčA great time was had by all at the 12th Annual Timiskaming District Secondary School Pow Wow on Friday, June 1st. The day featured plenty of dancing and drumming, with host drum Thunder Creek, and Co-host Drum, Thunder Nation. The theme was  ‚ÄėHonouring our Warriors.‚Äô  Many thanks to our organizers and participants.

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The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race

May 29, 2018
‚ÄčOn June 5th, Kapuskasing District High School will play host to the ‚ÄúAmazing Entrepreneurial Race‚ÄĚ, with assistance from the local Head Start in Business. The race is designed to create excitement about entrepreneurship in secondary school students. Students from the Northern and Central region schools will be challenged to complete activities at stations...
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Live Mock Scenario

May 28, 2018
‚ÄčAs part of our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, Timiskaming District Secondary School hosted a live scenario in their Health Care Simulation Lab on May 28 th for all students across the district in Health and Wellness and Justice, Community Safety, and Emergency Services programs. Students had a chance to enhance their knowledge...
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Timmins High Pow Wow

May 28, 2018
Timmins High and Vocational School hosted a very successful Pow Wow on May 25th at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex. Community partners, as well as students from other schools learned about drumming, dance styles and regalia. ‚ÄčThe day featured a special performance from the Young Eagle Singers.

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Dance Theatre at NLPS

May 28, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 2 students at New Liskeard Public School recently welcomed artistic directors, James Crocker & Jack Langenhuizen, from MOTUS O dance theatre for an incredible workshop. This dynamic duo lead students through a variety of meaningful movements promoting body and space awareness. Students gained an understanding of how dance is a language and their...
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EHS Health Fair

May 24, 2018
‚ÄčThe Grade 11/12 Physical Education class at Englehart High School organized a Health Fair recently, aimed to educate students on a variety of health topics. Students signed up by interest for presentations on: mental illness, addiction, impaired driving, Fentanyl/Naloxone, positive mental health & mindfulness, suicide prevention, sexual health, healthy eating, and issues in food...
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Learning to Make Hand Drums

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčTDSS students in Ms. Graham‚Äôs NAC1OA Expressions of Indigenous Cultures class made hand drums from sustainably harvested deer hide and steamed white ash bentwood hoops. They come close to what a hand drum might have looked like 500 years ago. The drum sticks were made from whittled wood and moose hide,...
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TDSS Reaches for the Top

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčOn May 12th and 13th, the TDSS Senior School Reach for the Top team travelled to the University of Toronto to represent DSB ONE in the 2018 Provincial School Reach competition.  The team consisted of students: Patrick Sadler, Shan Kahlon, William Rowe and Kolby Fleury.  Over 30 schools from across Ontario participated in the event. The boys...
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
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IFSS Set For Relay

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe IFSS Relay For Life committee has been busy preparing for the upcoming event to be held on June 1st, 2018 from 10am-10pm at the IFSS track.
The IFSS Relay For Life is a student led relay which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Participants register for $15 and...

Crossroads and Dreamlands

May 18, 2018
‚ÄčSonic Democracy will be performing their year-end shows on June 8th and 9th. Friday night will be the official album release concert, as the album will go live on all digital services that night! There will be physical copies of both Crossroad s & Dreamlands and the self-titled album available for sale, as well as...
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May 18, 2018
‚ÄčThis week Bryan and Yasseen from toured our high schools to spread the message that we all have mental health and to discuss how to take care of it and how to look out for each other. is a charity that trains and empowers young leaders who are revolutionizing mental...

Critical Literacy Symposium

May 18, 2018
‚ÄčOn May 14th and 15th, the Elementary Curriculum Team hosted a Critical Literacy Symposium at the Elk Lake Eco Resource Centre. Throughout the two day symposium, educators investigated the connections between the social studies curriculum and critical literacy, analyzed student assessments, and refined the construction of student tasks. Professional Learning centered...
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If the Shoe Fits...

May 15, 2018
‚ÄčIf the shoe fits....wear it! Grade 9 students in Mrs. Paradis' class at Englehart High School are accepting all styles and sizes of shoes! Students say a lesson about human rights and how they could help their community prompted them to start the initiative. Scroll down to see their video, as well...

Robotics Challenge

May 15, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at Central Public School fared well at the recent Robotics Challenge hosted by Science Timmins. After designing, building and programming robots to compete in a timed maze challenge, a head-to head robotic sumo match, and a creative show and tell, Central students took gold and silver in their age group. Federal...
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Pushing Through Barriers

May 15, 2018
‚ÄčOn May 14th, Timmins High played host to several workshops presented on behalf of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario. Dr. Robert Silvestri, Angie DeMarco and Lesley Andrew spoke to educators, students, and community members on how emotions impact learning, and how to beat the odds. Andrew, who grew up dyslexic, told...
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Holocaust Workshop

May 14, 2018
The Wiesenthal Centre‚Äôs Tour for Humanity recently made stops at both Pinecrest and Golden Avenue Public Schools. This was the first time the tour stopped in Timmins. Grade 5 and 6 students were invited onto a bus equipped with a video wall, where they received a gentle introduction concerning the treatment of Jewish people during World War Two.  They also...

KDHS Cookie Challenge

May 14, 2018
‚ÄčOn May 10th, Kapuskasing District High School saw collaboration at its best! The Grade 10 Food and Nutrition Class baked lots of cookies for a "Cookie Team Challenge" organized by KDHS CARES (Poverty Champions) which brought out a lot of student participation during the lunch hour. This was followed by a real treat from the Grade...
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Learning on the Land

May 14, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday, May 11th, students of the Cree Language program at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School participated in a ‚ÄúLearning on the Land‚ÄĚ cultural day hosted by the Misiway Milopemahtisewin Community Health Centre. The day's focus was Indigenous ways of knowing. The day included: Jingle Dress and Pow Wow teachings with Abby...

Leadership Forum

May 11, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from schools across District School Board Ontario North East met at Northern College on May 11th, for our First Nation, Metis and Inuit Student Forum. The event featured a keynote speech from Brandon and Jordan Nolan (from Garden River First Nation). The Nolans encouraged students to set goals for themselves, and...

'Lunchable' Workshops

May 11, 2018
‚ÄčIn support of Mental Health Week, students from the Kindness Club at Federal Public School learned about how healthy eating is proactive in promoting good mental health. The Club compared store bought "lunchables" with homemade ones.  The students learned about the four food groups and then built their own "lunchables", ensuring that all four food groups were...
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Champions Against Poverty

May 11, 2018
‚ÄčThe goal of the Schumacher Public School Champions Against Poverty is to make the school a better place. Their first initiative was to create personal care kits for every family in the school. They went to different businesses in Timmins to ask for donations of everyday items like:  socks, shampoo, soap, combs/brushes, toothpaste and...
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Gord Zubyck Relay

May 11, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to all of our participants, and thank you to the many volunteers who made the Gord Zubyck Memorial Relay such a success!

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Calls to Action

May 11, 2018
‚ÄčAs part of our support for Truth and Reconciliation, District School Board Ontario North East will be featuring a call to action each week on our website. We welcome you to familiarize yourself with all of the calls to action. Please click on the following link to view the document: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...
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Mindfulness at IFPS

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at Iroquois Falls Public School are celebrating Mental Health Week by practicing yoga and participating in positive mindful activities.

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Empower"MINT" at RMSS

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčTo mark Mental Health Week, the Jack Chapter at Roland Michener Secondary School had some great ideas! They handed out "Self Care" sheets for "Empower-mint", and also served tea (and hot chocolate) for "Positivti-tea". Staff and students also wrote "I wish my teacher/students knew" notes (they are looking forward to making a video to show case...
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Painting Fun In Schumacher!

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from Schumacher Public School participated in a ‚ÄėJuicebox Paint and Sip‚Äô on May 10th for Mental Health Week. The tip for the day was ‚ÄúKeep Learning‚ÄĚ, so they were taught different painting techniques. Thank you to Bridgette from Brush Strokes Timmins for volunteering her time and leading their lesson!

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KLDCS "Connects" For Mental Health

May 09, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from KLDCS "connected" for Mental Health Week. They were able to connect with local Mental Health service providers CMHA and NEOFACS to learn about pathways to service. Thank you!


Promoting Student Voice

May 09, 2018
‚ÄčEducation Week provided the perfect backdrop for the first-ever Student Senate meeting at DSB ONE on May 8th. Over a dozen student senators were present at our Schumacher Board Office, while others attended via videoconference.  Students had the chance to get to know each other through a series of ice-breaker games. They also discussed the...
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Mental Health Week in Iroquois Falls

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 7 and 8 students at Iroquois Falls Secondary School (Elementary) came together to create some positivity and kindness for Mental Health Week. They painted rocks to distribute around the community. The students connected and took notice in the simple things that give them joy. 


KDHS Cares

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčKapuskasing District High School is taking action against poverty, by deciding to be the bridge between students and their potential. KDHS C.A.R.E. is made up of this group of Grade 9, 10, and 11 students dedicated to creating a school environment where there is a sense of COMMUNITY; heavy presence of...
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NLPS Mental Health Week

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčThe TDSSe Jack Chapters students joined Mrs. Hodgsons Grade 5/6 class at New Liskeard Public School to write positive and inspiring messages on the Science room windows and on the sidewalk in front of the school as part of Mental Health Week. 

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Just Say No

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from both Pinecrest and W. Earle Miller Public Schools held their Grade 6 D.A.R.E. graduation during Education Week. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a police-officer led series of classroom lessons that teaches how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

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Gardening For Health

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčDid you know that gardening is beneficial for mental health and well-being? Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure. On May 8th, students and staff at Timmins High ad Vocational School partnered with the Porcupine...
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Mental Health Week in Cochrane

May 08, 2018
‚ÄčTo acknowledge Mental Health Week, the Jack Chapter students of Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High presented a short power point presentation explaining the role of Jack Chapter in the school. They also visited each classroom to promote Jack Chapters.
The school also held a "Paint and Sip" and received support from the Ininiew Friendship Centre...
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Englehart High Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 07, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at Englehart High "connected" to well-being on May 7th. It was all part of their Mental Health Week activities.

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Music Monday

May 07, 2018
‚ÄčOn Monday, May 7th, schools across Ontario celebrated the importance of music in education and throughout their lives. Students from the Timmins High band "Sonic Democracy" headed to Toronto, to record "Crossroads and Dreamlands", their second studio album. Meantime, students at Timmins Centennial Public School were treated to a performance from...
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RMSS Robotics Fun

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčRoland Michener Elementary students participated in a robotics competition in Kirkland Lake on May 2nd, hosted by Kirkland Lake District Composite School.  Two teams of 3 students, with two support students, created robots for the "Swept Away Challenge". After four rounds of play, each team emerged with a win! Roland Michener had a team in...

TH&VS Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčThe Jack Chapter at Timmins High and Vocational School is a youth led initiative that works to change how people think about mental health in their school communities. On May 3rd, the chapter prepared cookies to "take a bite out of stigma". The cookies were offered to parents and staff during parent-teacher interviews. Great job!

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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...
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Student Senate Formed

May 03, 2018
‚ÄčEducation Week (May 7-11) will serve as the backdrop for the first-ever District School Board Ontario North East Student Senate meeting. The public meeting is slated for May 8th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 153 Croatia Avenue in Schumacher. ‚ÄúThis year‚Äôs theme for Education Week is ‚ÄėEquity in Action‚Äô,‚ÄĚ...
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Education Week

May 02, 2018
‚ÄčEducation Week 2018 falls between May 7-11. The week offers us an opportunity to highlight what our schools are doing, share our successes and learn from each other. District School Board Ontario North East invites you to visit your child's school, to see all that we have to offer.

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A Musical Visit

April 30, 2018
‚Äč Students and staff at New Liskeard Public School were more than excited to welcome Donna & Andy to perform for students.  Donna Rhondenizer and Andy Duinker are a world-class, international performing duo from the East Coast. Their musical excellence has been recognized with a Juno Nomination and multiple East Coast...
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Mental Health Week, May 7-13

April 27, 2018
‚ÄčThe North Eastern Ontario Mental Health Week Committee (NEOMHWC), is reminding the community that May 7 to 13, 2018 is Mental Health Week. In honour of Mental Health Week the committee is promoting their Five Ways to Well-Being Campaign, which is a set of five simple, evidenced-based actions that can improve...

TH&VS Summer Basketball Camp

April 27, 2018
‚ÄčThe 5 time OFSAA Champions Timmins High Blues will be holding a Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1 to Grade 9, July 2 to July 6, 2018. Beat the summer boredom, make new friends, and learn valuable basketball skills from the BEST.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE,...
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Roland Michener Fundraiser

April 27, 2018
‚ÄčProject  LOVE will benefit from a $500.00 donation! It‚Äôs all thanks to the fundraising efforts of Grade 7 and 8 students at Roland Michener Elementary School. Students recently raised money to enjoy a sports day at the school. PHOTO: (Left to Right) Ethan Wilson (Grade 7/8 Student Council President), Nicole Gillard...
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Fun Excursion for Kap Students

April 27, 2018
‚Äč Grade 11 & 12 French Immersion students from Mrs . Piche Swain's  class at Kapuskasing District High School visited La Fromagerie Kapuskoise on Friday, April 27th. Students toured the facility and learned about the process of making cheese, entrepreneurship and Franco Ontarien heritage. They were also lucky enough to taste test several locally-made cheeses. Merci pour...
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Principal Awarded For Volunteerism

April 27, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations  to Englehart High School Principal Susi Johanson! Mrs. Johanson has received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for over 25 years of coaching. Way to go coach!


Pinecrest Tackles Poverty

April 27, 2018
‚Äč Students at Pinecrest have been working on a project around the theme of tackling poverty. They‚Äôve been collecting new and used winter clothing items and grocery gift cards to help the students of Pinecrest, Project LOVE and the YoMobile. Great job students!

Listen to...
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Students Visit Sick Kids

April 26, 2018
‚ÄčA group of students from Timiskaming District Secondary School and Englehart High School recently travelled to Toronto to take part in the Sick Kids Science Extravaganza. The two day science symposium is held to inspire students to become the next generation of researchers, technologists and innovators. Students were able to participate in various...
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TLC Spring Extravaganza

April 24, 2018
‚ÄčThe TLC classes of Ms. Francoeur, Mr. Warring and Mr. Howard combined to stage the 2nd annual Spring Extravaganza at Timiskaming District Secondary School on Saturday, April 21, 2018. They hosted a vendor marketplace, staged a silent auction, sold popcorn and dog biscuits, made and sold baking, and fed the huge crowd...
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Drama Festival Results

April 23, 2018
‚Äč Congratulations to TDSS and KLDCS! The results are in from the Northern Region of the Ontario Drama Festival. The event was held at West Ferris Secondary School in North Bay from April 19-21, 2018. The KLDCS play "Our Mixed Tape" won the adjudicators award, 2 awards of excellence (one for technical...

NLPS Visits Sugarbush

April 23, 2018
‚ÄčThe sap is running ...Spring must be near!! Grade 1 and 2 students from New Liskeard Public School enjoyed a  trip to Trudel's Sugar Bush. They were able to see the maple sugar making process first hand, not to mention enjoy a taste or two for themselves.


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Champions Against Poverty

April 20, 2018
Students at Schumacher Public School have banded together to form the group "Champions Against Poverty". The group is collecting donations of toiletries (toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, conditioner), gently used clothing and toys for the needy in Schumacher. 
If you have items to donate please drop them off at the school (64 Croatia Drive)...

Caped Crusader Visits Students

April 20, 2018
‚ÄčIs it a bird? A plane?'s the BATMOBILE! Students at several of our Timmins schools were absolutely thrilled when Batman paid them a visit recently. The superhero arrived in Timmins from Brampton for the Timmins Comicon event on April 21st. 


TH&VS Multi-Sport Summer Camp 2018

April 19, 2018
‚ÄčSay goodbye to boredom this summer, get your child involved in a great activity, and support Timmins High at the same time!  Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding a "Multi-Sport Camp" for children ages 5 to 14 at the school July 9 to July 13, and July 16 to July 20 (9:00am...
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Overwhelming Support for Terry Fox

April 18, 2018
‚ÄčTerry Fox often said that it was the youth who would carry forth his efforts and work towards a world without cancer. In 2017, over 4,200 Ontario schools united and raised over $6.9 million dollars for cancer research. District School Board Ontario North East is extremely proud of its association with...
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RMSS to Present Peter Pan

April 17, 2018
‚ÄčPlease join the students from Roland Michener Secondary School, as they present the play "Peter Pan". Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th at RMSS. Doors open at 5:30, play starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are $5 for children 12 years of age and under, $10 for everyone over 12. Visit the...
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Talent Shines at Theatre Competition

April 13, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the Drama students at Kirkland Lake District Composite and Timiskaming District Secondary Schools! Both schools participated in the National Theatre School Drama Festival of Ontario competition, which was recently held in Cobalt. Schools participating in the festival included: KLDCS (Kirkland Lake), TDSS (New Liskeard), and O‚ÄôGorman High School (Timmins)....

Overwhelming Support Shown

April 12, 2018
‚ÄčThe Humboldt Broncos and their families are in the thoughts and prayers of students and staff in schools across District School Board Ontario North East. Participation was very strong for jersey day. While we can't show you them all, here are some photos from around the region.

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Senior Blues Honoured

April 12, 2018
‚ÄčMembers of the Timmins High & Vocational School Senior Blues basketball team were honoured by Timmins Mayor Steve Black and City Councillors at the April 10th meeting of Timmins City Council. The team captured the bronze medal at the 2018 OFSAA Boys ‚ÄėA‚Äô Basketball Championships in Cornwall Congratulations boys! .
Original article about their win...
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United Against Bullying

April 11, 2018
‚ÄčApril 11, 2018 marked the International Day of Pink. Students and staff at schools across DSB ONE celebrated diversity and raised awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. To learn more about the International Day of Pink, please visit their website at


Paramedics Visit Bertha

April 11, 2018
‚ÄčThank you to the paramedic students from Northern College who recently visited Bertha Shaw to teach about safety. They conducted hands-on activities in the gym that built on the knowledge and skills the students have been learning in Health class.

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Sonic Democracy News

April 11, 2018
‚ÄčOn June 8th, 2018, Sonic Democracy will release Crossroads & Dreamlands, their second full-length studio album. The band, comprising 23 senior music students at Timmins High & Vocational School, under the creative direction of Barry Promane, is presently composing five songs that they will record at Coalition Music in Toronto in...

Putting Skills to the Test

April 10, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to all students who have been participating in area skills competitions! KLDCS student Abbey Walker participated in the Culinary Skills competition in North Bay on April 7, 2018. Thanks to Madame Roy for the photos!

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RMSS - We All Fit Together

April 10, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at RMSS recently showed their true colours in supporting Autism awareness!  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD can affect behavior, social interactions, and one‚Äôs ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum...

Building Understanding

April 09, 2018
On the April 9th Professional Activity Day, staff, administration and trustees of District School Board Ontario North East welcomed guest speaker Kevin Lamoureaux. Lamoureux is the Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (on secondment)‚Äč, and also the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg. 
Lamoureux spoke...

EPS Math Night

April 09, 2018
Englehart Public School‚Äôs Parent Council hosted a Family (Math) Game Night recently.  Students and their families had the opportunity to play a variety of board games, card games, dice games, and specialty games to have fun together and reinforce math skills.  It was an amazing event!  Over 45 families attended. 

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KLDCS Winter Activities

April 06, 2018
‚ÄčKLDCS had an amazing Winter Activity Day this year, with too many activities to count! There was something for everyone, from gym activities to cross country skiing, gaming, billiards, bowling, and many more. Our newest activity was baking (very popular, especially for those who were able to enjoy the treats!) Photo credits...
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Autism Awareness Day

April 05, 2018
‚ÄčStudents and staff at Golden Avenue Public School in South Porcupine marked World Autism Awareness Day on April 3rd, with a very special flag-raising ceremony. They also chose to wear blue to bring awareness to the day.
World Autism Awareness Day was officially recognized for the first time on April 2,...
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Solar Panels Reap Benefits

April 04, 2018
‚ÄčA rooftop solar energy system at New Liskeard‚Äôs Timiskaming District Secondary School continues to enable District School Board Ontario North East to move forward with other ‚Äėgreen‚Äô initiatives. The economic impact of the 416 rooftop panels, produced and commissioned by Honeywell in April of 2015, has generated $135,313.46 to date. The...
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TDSS Captures Bronze

April 03, 2018
‚ÄčThe TDSS girls curling team competed at OFSAA on March 21st to 24th in Fort Frances. The girls ended the pool play with a 2-3 record. This put the girls in a four-way tie for the wild card position in the quarter finals. The TDSS girls won this position with their...
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Students Attend NAN Event

April 03, 2018
RMSS students, Braydon Crawford and Braden Linklater attended the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Timmins Working Together for Student Success Cultural Extravaganza Conference at the Senator Hotel, on March 29, 2018. The purpose of this cultural extravaganza was to bring NAN students together to interact with Shibastik, a Cree painter, athlete,...

Special Trip For DJPS

March 29, 2018
‚ÄčImagine being over 200 km from home, deep in the Ontario wilderness for three days during the winter. You have no cell phone signal or running water. Unforeseeably, a location matching this description has become one of the favourite places in the world for the Grade 8 students of Diamond Jubilee Public...
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OSSLT Test On April 10th

March 29, 2018
‚ÄčMany Grade 10 students in Ontario will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on Tuesday, April 10th. The OSSLT is a graduation requirement administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The test assesses the reading and writing skills students are expected to have learned in all subjects...

Beattie Skiing Fun!

March 28, 2018
‚ÄčStudents from R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School recently had the opportunity to participate in some downhill skiing at the Kamiskotia Snow Resort in Timmins. The weather was superb, and all who attended had a great time.

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The Power of Pulleys

March 28, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 2 students at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School have been learning about simple machines. Through hands-on experiments, they learned how pulleys can change the direction of force applied to an object, and how pulleys can increase ones strength. To demonstrate, the Grade 2's challenged older students to a game of tug-of-war. It began with a...
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Board To Welcome Special Guest

March 28, 2018
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to welcome a special guest for our upcoming Professional Activity Day session on Monday, April 9th. Kevin Lamoureux is currently serving as Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (on secondment). He is the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs at the University of...
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Federal Learns to Curl!

March 26, 2018
Hot off the heels of the 2018 Winter Olympics, students in the ALPHA and Grades 1-6 classes at Federal Public School enjoyed a day of learning about curling. Thank you to Rings and Rocks and the Kirkland Lake Curling Club for the opportunity!


Timmins High Makes Quarterfinals

March 26, 2018
‚ÄčThe Timmins High and Vocational School Robotics Team 4704 (Northern Lights Robotics) had a great showing at the Waterloo Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in late March. After 12 qualifying matches, the team was ranked 12 th out of 35 teams.   The team was selected to be in an alliance with 2 other teams...
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Successful Food Drive

March 23, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the students and staff of Roland Michener! Their food drive throughout the streets of Porcupine and South Porcupine on March 23rd netted 2784.3 pounds of food and $643.00 in cash and cheques for the South Porcupine Food Bank. Thank you to all who gave so generously!


Students Who Make A Difference

March 23, 2018
‚ÄčOn March 21st  ‚ÄúThe Evening of Applause‚ÄĚ was held at O‚ÄôGorman High School.  This event, which involves all four district school boards, Northern College, College Boreal, Algoma U, Hearst University and the Timmins and District Multicultural Centre, is an annual event designed to celebrate cultural differences and recognize the International Day...
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KLDCS Excels at Skills Competition

March 22, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the KLDCS Robotics Team! They were at Timmins High the week of March 19th, participating in the DSB ONE District Skills competition.  Both the Timmins High and KLDCS teams created specialized robots to arrange sections of pipe onto cradles. Robert Ek and Grant Morgan piloted the KLDCS bots to victory in four hard fought...
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Timmins High Food Drive

March 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School will be doing their part to help the less fortunate in our community. After enjoying a pancake breakfast cooked and served by their teachers, students will board buses and go door-to-door in Timmins (the North end, Melrose and Mountjoy), collecting non-perishable food items for...

Celebrating the End of Winter!

March 21, 2018
‚ÄčThe students at Pinecrest Public School in Timmins recently celebrated the end of winter, with a bang. They held a winter 'Play Day'! Students were divided into teams and got to enjoy activities like sliding. They were also treated to hot chocolate and muffins. Thanks to Mrs. Blakey for organizing the event.

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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at TDSS marked World Down Syndrome Day (March 21, 2018) by sporting colourful socks around the school. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  The aim of the day is to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what...
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RMSS Food Drive

March 19, 2018
‚ÄčStudents and teachers at Roland Michener Secondary and Elementary will be going door-to-door throughout Porcupine and South Porcupine for their annual Spring food drive. It happens on Friday, March 23, between 9:00am and 12:00pm. We need your help! Residents are strongly encouraged to leave non-perishable food items outside their door if they are...
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Rebels Classic

March 08, 2018
‚ÄčThe 6th annual Rebels Classic was held at Roland Michener Secondary School on Tuesday March 6th. The tournament hosted 12 teams of Grade 7 and 8 students from across the North. Following a day that saw great sportsmanship and a high level of athleticism in both the competitive and recreational divisions,...
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Student Senate to be Established

March 07, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at high schools across District School Board Ontario North East will soon have Senate representation. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 6th, the Board of Trustees passed a By-Law to establish a Student Senate Constitution for the selection, membership, and role of a Student Senate within the Board. ‚ÄúThe...

Bertha Gets Artistic

March 07, 2018
‚ÄčMme McKechnie's Grade 2 class at Bertha Shaw Public School has been busy refining their painting skills.  Local artists Michelle Brazeau and Bruce MacKinnon have been into the classroom to teach specific techniques with the students. The students are enjoying the learning and producing some amazing scenes!


Robotics Team Shines

March 07, 2018
‚ÄčMembers of the Timmins High Robotics team recently put their skills to the test at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Oshawa. After the first day of qualifiers, the team was ranked 3 rd out of 37 teams competing.  The team was able to make it to the quarterfinals, but lost 2 out...
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Bus Safety Campaign

March 06, 2018
‚Äč"I Stop, You Stop" is a new bus safety campaign, launched at the beginning of March, by Bus Buddies. The campaign aims to bring awareness to motorists that when a bus stops, you MUST stop for the stop lights.   According to the OPP, a  first offence fine ranges from $400 to...

Tobacco Youth Champions

March 06, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 7 students at KLDCS are Tobacco Youth Champions! During a recent activity, students in Mr. Messier and Mr. Ludgate-Brand's class were divided into groups, to come up with examples of youth-targeted tobacco advertising. 
Students learned how the tobacco industry targets the needs, wishes and desires of young people in order to sell cigarettes....
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Trappers Basketball Registration

March 02, 2018
Trappers Basketball is back! The Trappers Basketball League provides boys and girls in the Timmins area with an opportunity to play in a competitive basketball league with no travel and minimal expense. The league is open to both boys and girls and will operate in two separate divisions. All players will...

Incident at R. Ross Beattie

February 24, 2018
During the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 22nd, officials at R. Ross Beattie Senior
Public School were advised of a threat inside the school, and immediately initiated an investigation.

Timmins Police attended the school during the early morning hours of Friday, February 23, and along with school officials,...

A Resounding Success!

February 20, 2018
‚ÄčTimmins is indeed a City with a Heart of Gold! A car wash fundraiser put on by the students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School on February 17th raised $12,000 for a Timmins student battling cancer. "Community support was overwhelming and many of us at the end of the day were brought...

NLPS Winter Fun Day

February 20, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at New Liskeard Public School recently participated in their annual Winter Fun Day. In true Stinger Spirit, students showed up with enthusiasm and determination! Some activities included: an obstacle course, a snowman building challenge, ice cube relay and tug of war! The sun was shining & students were smiling!

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Kerns PS Gets Active

February 20, 2018
‚Äč Congratulations to the students at Kerns Public School! They won the school participation challenge for the 2017 Get Active in Temiskaming Run/Walk series, and we were awarded $912.40.  With the funds the school purchased the following from New Liskeard Canadian Tire: 10 skate assists, 10 helmets, and 2 shovels. They also got 70 pair...

Kishay Peesim

February 13, 2018
‚ÄčKishay Peesim means ‚ÄúGreat Moon‚ÄĚ. Traditionally, during the month of February, it was a time of story telling and teaching children and young people about the cycle of life. On Wednesday, February 7th, the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre provided a workshop for students of the Cree class at R. Ross Beattie Senior...

Bertha Students Build Relationships

February 08, 2018
‚ÄčMme Ryan's Grade One students from Bertha Shaw Public School recently visited Science Timmins, where they took part in cooking and construction projects with some senior citizens.  The venture allowed the students to spend some time speaking French with members of the community.  The students were very excited to come back to the...

Outdoor Learning for Central Students

February 02, 2018
Grade 3 students at Central Public School had a great time learning about pioneer living! At the end of January, they spent some time navigating the snowshoe trails around Kirkland Lake. 


Bell Let's Talk Day

February 01, 2018
Students and staff at schools across District School Board Ontario North East took part in various activities for Bell Lets Talk Day. On Wednesday, January 31st, they got engaged to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness, and let those who struggle with mental illness know that they are not alone. In...

Student Transportation Feedback

January 26, 2018
‚ÄčThe Chair of the Board for District School Board Ontario North East thinks that Northerners should have a say when it comes to the future of student transportation in Ontario.
Bob Brush is drawing attention to a Ministry of Education discussion paper released on December 15th, titled, "A New Vision...
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Student Trustee Welcomed

January 23, 2018
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of Brianna Julien as its first Indigenous student trustee. A committee was created at an Indigenous Peoples‚Äô Advisory Committee meeting in November to review candidates for the new role. The move creates another permanent student trustee position on the...

Curling Fun in Kap!

January 23, 2018
‚ÄčThe rocks were gliding at the Kapuskasing Curling Club! Grade 8 students at Diamond Jubilee Public School recently participated in curling seminars put on by club volunteers. Students learned the basics of curling, found some ‚Äúnew muscles‚ÄĚ as they stretched into textbook position, and even discovered how to decipher the scoring system. Many...

A Resounding Success!

January 19, 2018
‚ÄčIt was standing room only at the Timmins Public Library on January 18th, as Timmins High and Vocational School hosted a first-ever event. Triptych Blues was a free evening of music, art, literature and culinary delights. Musical entertainment was provided by "In Harmony", the school's concert band. Guests enjoyed homemade pizza...
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Band Performs for Elementary Students

January 18, 2018
‚ÄčIt's always a treat to listen to the Timmins High Concert Band - they put on a great performance! The week of January 15th, students at Pinecrest, W. Earle Miller, Timmins Centennial and Schumacher Public Schools received that treat! Thank you to teacher Barry Promane and his class for entertaining our students. A job...
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Strategic Plan Community Consultations

January 18, 2018
District School Board Ontario North East is looking for your thoughts on how to best support students, parents, families and community partners as it moves into the future.
Trustees and Senior Administration are beginning the journey of developing a new, 3-year Strategic Plan they hope to have in...
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Special Olympics Basketball

January 17, 2018

On Tuesday, January 16, Roland Michener Secondary School hosted a Special Olympics 3 on 3 basketball tournament which included teams from TDSS and IFSS. The  Roland Michener Warriors won all three games and may have the opportunity to travel and compete in May in Peterborough. Thanks to Amy Rochon and S pecial...
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OSTA Student Platform

January 15, 2018

‚ÄčThe Ontario Student Trustees‚Äô Association ‚Äď l‚ÄôAssociation des √©l√®ves conseillers et conseill√®res de l‚ÄôOntario (OSTA ‚Äď AECO) has released its Student Platform for the 2018 provincial election campaign. Titled ‚ÄúA Turning Point for Education‚ÄĚ, it outlines deficiencies in the current education system and offers policy recommendations for Ontario‚Äôs political parties...
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Sonic Democracy to Play Festival

January 11, 2018
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Timmins High student-led band Sonic Democracy will return to the Timmins Stars and Thunder Festival's  Main Stage, opening this year for Mariana‚Äôs Trench, Virginia to Vegas and the Julian Taylor Band!
Congratulations to Timmins High Music Teacher Barry Promane and his students! We look forward to hearing your wonderful music!

Centre To Open By January 2019

January 10, 2018

Families in Timmins will soon have access to more high-quality licensed child care. The Ministry of Education has approved over one-point-one million dollars to create a new child care centre at Schumacher Public School. The 49 licensed child-care spaces, proposed through a submission in August 2017 by District School Board Ontario...
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Register for Kindergarten

January 05, 2018
Is your child turning four in 2018? Starting Kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and their families! District School Board Ontario North East is proud of its excellent Kindergarten programs. Our schools offer both English and French Immersion in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. 

Registration for...

Kap High Food Bazaar

December 22, 2017
‚ÄčThe Food and Culture Class at Kapuskasing District High School brought  the 'Holiday Spirit' to their school on December 22nd, with the display and sampling of many dishes and desserts from around the world. Yummy!

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Triptych Blues

December 22, 2017
‚ÄčTimmins High and Vocational School, in partnership with the Timmins Public Library, presents an evening of art, literature, music and culinary delights. It all happens at the library (32o Second Avenue) on Thursday, January 18, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The evening will include performances by In Harmony, the TH&VS Concert Band, among other musical acts, as well as...
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Schumacher Kindness Project

December 22, 2017
‚ÄčThe Grade 5/6 students of Schumacher Public School have successfully organized and delivered on their kindness projects! After reading and watching the book/movie ‚ÄúWonder‚ÄĚ they made plans to make their classroom, school and community kinder places to be! They raised $200 for the Stan Fowler fund by selling candy canes and hot...
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Yo-Mobile Benefits From Donation

December 21, 2017
‚ÄčThe students and families of Bertha Shaw Public School in South Porcupine are agents of change! During the month of December they collected winter clothing (hats, mittens and boots) as well as food and gift cards for the Yo-Mobile. The Yo-Mobile is a mobile soup kitchen offering Timmins residents in need with a place to eat...

Chili Cook-Off at KLDCS

December 20, 2017
‚ÄčThe first ever chili cook-off at KLDCS raised over $600.00 for the United Way! Fierce competition among the O.P.P., Kirkland Lake Fire Department, Paramedics and KLDCS culminated in the cup being awarded this year to the Paramedics. Great job everyone! Master Chef has nothing on us! Thank you J-R Daoust for the photos!

Ontario Student, Parent, and Educator Survey

December 07, 2017
‚ÄčThe voices of students across Ontario are important, and need to be heard. That‚Äôs the opinion of District School Board Ontario North East Student Trustees Jaykob Walton (Timmins High and Vocational School) and Aiza Asif (Iroquois Falls Secondary School). At the Board of Trustees‚Äô inaugural meeting on December 6th, Walton and...
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Schools Participate in Hour of Code

December 06, 2017
‚ÄčWe live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
That‚Äôs why District School Board Ontario North East is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The...
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Board Appoints Brush and Draves

December 06, 2017
‚ÄčDstrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the acclamations of Bob Brush as Chair of the Board, and Dennis Draves as Vice-Chair. Elections were held during the Board of Trustees‚Äô annual inaugural meeting on December 5th. Both Brush and Draves were the sole nominees for each position. A...

Consultation on Executive Compensation Program

November 29, 2017
‚ÄčThe Province‚Äôs Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act of 2014 (BPSECA), requires broader public sector designated employers, which includes school boards, to develop Executive Compensation Programs to ensure a responsible, transparent, and consistent approach to managing executive salaries. In consultation with Mercer (Canada), an independent consulting firm that specializes in executive...

Gold Cup Basketball Tournament

November 27, 2017
The 44th annual Gold Cup Classic high school basketball tournament will tip off the morning of Friday, December 15th, with a total of 24 teams from across Ontario and Quebec participating. 
Action will continue all day Friday and throughout Saturday at 4 gyms ‚Äď O‚ÄôGorman, Theriault, Roland Michener and Timmins...
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Schumacher PS Receives Donation

November 22, 2017
‚ÄčThe students and staff of Schumacher Public School have received a welcome gift! At the November 21st meeting of the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East, Best Buy Timmins General Manager Mike Lee presented the school with a cheque in the amount of $5000 U.S. ‚ÄúStaff at...

Knight Delivers Final Report

November 22, 2017
‚ÄčRetired Director of Education, Linda Knight, delivered her final Director's Annual Report at the November 21st regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Read the Director's Report Here


Over $18 Million in Projects Planned

November 22, 2017
District School Board Ontario North East is reviewing a list of over $18 million in capital improvements for 2017-2018.

‚ÄúA number of these projects include work that is already underway,‚ÄĚ says Board Chair Doug Shearer.

Common items to upgrade security will be addressed in all schools. New...

Helping Those in Need

November 21, 2017
‚ÄčThe students in Englehart High School's Social Justice Class recently gathered food and toiletries for a donation to the Pavillion Womens‚Äô Centre. Congratulations to Sam Stevenson and Emily Grey for organizing the project, and thank you to those who assisted in collecting items at the Unveiling of Christmas and the Donation Drive!
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Student Forum in Timmins

November 14, 2017
It was an event held to celebrate the great things happening in our schools, and to discuss any issues or areas of concern. The annual Student Forum, held in Timmins on Tuesday, November 14th, welcomed students from schools across the Board. The goal of the event was to capture student attitudes...

Simulation Lab a Great Partnership

November 14, 2017
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East and the medical community of Temiskaming Shores have created an amazing partnership. Timiskaming District Secondary School in New Liskeard can boast being the only high school in Ontario with a simulation lab. Teacher and paramedic Thomas McLean will be guiding 63 students through the TDSS...
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DSB ONE Remembers

November 14, 2017
On November 10th, students and staff at all of our schools honoured those who fought for our freedom, sacrificed their lives, and continue to serve our country. On behalf of District School Board Ontario North East, we thank all of our Canadian heroes for their bravery and commitment.‚Äč

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Treaties Recognition Week 2017

November 10, 2017
‚ÄčIn recognition of the importance of treaties in shaping our country, District School Board Ontario North East joined millions of Ontarians across the province in celebrating Treaties Recognition Week, November 5 th -11 th , 2017.
DSB ONE kicked-off acknowledgement of the week during the November 1 st Professional Activity Day. Indigenous...

Cochrane Students Visit Cultural Grounds

November 06, 2017
‚Äč The Cochrane Public School Eco-Adventure class recently visited the Cultural Grounds just outside of Cochrane with Mr. Gerald Chum from the Friendship Centre. While there, they had the opportunity to make bannock, cook moose meat and learn about the process of drying hides. The class was also able to create...

Student Attends Indigenous Youth Forum

November 06, 2017
Grade 12 student, Lauryn Edwards from Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High recently represented her community of Taykwa Tagamou Nation as a delegate to a Youth Forum for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (November 1-4, 2017 in Ottawa). Through this forum, Lauryn was able to express the issues that she felt were important to her as an...

Building Relationships With Students

November 02, 2017
‚ÄčRelationships are the heart of education. That's the message Dr. Jean Clinton brought to educators from across District School Board Ontario North East during the Board's Professional Activity Day on November 1st. Clinton spoke to educators at Timmins High and Vocational School, as staff at schools outside of the city connected "live" via...
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A "Spooktacular Time"!

November 01, 2017
‚ÄčThe Halloween spirit was very evident in schools across District School Board Ontario North East on October 31st. From pumpkin carving at Federal Public School in Kirkland Lake, to a costume parade at Joseph H. Kennedy in Matheson, to the haunted houses at Clayton Brown/Hearst High and Timmins High.....participation was high! Mme Baker at Timmins...
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Board Welcomes Dr. Jean Clinton

October 31, 2017
‚ÄčEducators from District School Board Ontario North East will be taking part in a great day of learning during their Professional Activity Day on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Dr. Jean Clinton, a well-known international advocate for children‚Äôs issues will speak to educators at 9:00am in the William B. Dawson auditorium of...
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Board Launches New Website

October 27, 2017
District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the launch of their new and improved website.
The web address remains the same:, but the re-vamped site now includes many new features:

It displays nicely on any sized screen, whether it’s a phone, tablet or...

Staying Bear-Wise

October 27, 2017
‚ÄčMme Wray‚Äôs Grade 1-2 class at Bertha Shaw Public School identified a problem, and decided to take action. After noticing bears in their neighbourhoods, students felt they needed to educate the public about what they can do to deter bears from coming around their homes. Students want to feel safe when...

JHKPS Students Enjoy Family Fun Day!

October 26, 2017
On October 20th, students and staff from Joseph H. Kennedy Public School attended the Wahgoshig and Kunuwanimano Family Fun Day. Our students enjoyed cultural learnings as well as games, cotton candy and a BBQ. JHK would like to thank the community of Wahgoshig First Nation for inviting us. We look forward...
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Celebrating Autumn With Kerns PS

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčThere's no better way to celebrate Autumn than with a visit to a pumpkin patch! That's exactly what the students at Kerns Public School did recently. Thanks to Craig Haven Farms for the hayride, and the chance to experience a real pumpkin farm!


TDSS Students Visit Water Treatment Facility

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčAfter studying the ins and outs of water treatment in the classroom, students at Timiskaming District Secondary School had a chance to visit their local facilities. Managers at OCWA (Ontario Clean Water Agency) coordinated a variety of site visits that brought to light how local water is treated before and after arriving at...
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A Record Donation for Timmins!

October 25, 2017
Congratulations to Golden Avenue Public School for collecting 7 boxes of pop tabs for the March of Dimes! A record donation for Timmins!

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RMSS Cross Country Challenge Results

October 23, 2017
‚ÄčThe weather could not have been better for the annual RMSS Cross Country Challenge, held on the grounds of Northern College on Friday, October 20th. Over 350 runners participated, including students from Englehart, Kapuskasing and Iroquois Falls. 
Some excellent run times were posted and all participants demonstrated good sportsmanship, supporting both...
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RMSS Students Experience Stratford

October 17, 2017
‚ÄčThe week of October 10th, a select group of students from Roland Michener Secondary School travelled to Stratford  to witness the thrill of live dramatic productions. Students were asked to dress in semi-formal attire for the productions, and were able to have a full day of the "theatre experience", with an afternoon...

TDSS Cross Country Invitational

October 16, 2017
‚ÄčCongratulations to the 947 athletes who participated in Timiskaming District Secondary School's Cross Country Invitational. The event was held on the trails of the Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club in Temiskaming Shores on October 13th. "T.D.S.S. has hosted this meet for several years," says T.D.S.S. Head of Physical Education, Joel Sharpe. "The...

IFSS Celebrates A Job Well Done

October 12, 2017
‚ÄčIroquois Falls Secondary School held their Academic Awards assembly on October 11th. Students in grades 9-11 who achieved 80% in one or more of their courses were honoured. Awards were presented to the NOVA class, the University of Waterloo Math contest winners, the Perfect Attendance award winner and the recipients of...

Cross Country Challenge 2017

October 12, 2017
‚ÄčRoland Michener Secondary School is set to host the R.M.S.S. Elementary Cross Country Challenge. The event will take place on the grounds and running trails of Northern College on Friday, October 20th. ‚ÄúMany of the elementary schools from across District School Board Ontario North East attend this event every year, as...
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GAPS Collects Food for the Needy

October 11, 2017
A big thank you to the students at Golden Avenue Public School in South Porcupine for showing that they have heart! At the beginning of October, they managed to collect 376 items which they donated to the South Porcupine Food Bank.

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Schumacher Boys Return Home

October 06, 2017
A group of 15 former graduates of Schumacher Public School recently arrived at the school for a visit. The "Schumacher Boys", who graduated from SPS in the mid to late 1960's, have kept in contact all these years, even as they moved away and settled in different areas of Canada. As they toured the...
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TH&VS Academic Awards

October 05, 2017
‚ÄčA group of over 200 deserving students from Timmins High and Vocational School (160 current students and over 40 graduates) received top honours on October 3rd, at the school's Academic Awards Assembly. Students on the honour roll (80% or higher) and Principal's honour roll (90% or higher) were awarded with plaques...
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Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

October 04, 2017
They‚Äôre working together with a common purpose ‚ÄĒ the enhancement of education in the North. On October 2nd, Directors of Education, Board Chairs, and Administration from District School Board Ontario North East, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivieres, and Conseil scolaire public du...
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Board Welcomes New Student Trustees

October 04, 2017
District School Board Ontario North East is proud to welcome two new student trustees for the 2017-18 school year. With the ultimate goal of advancing the student vision, student trustees are elected by their peers to bring student voice to district school board tables. 
Jaykob Walton is a Grade 12...
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Students Shine at Cross Country Meet!

September 26, 2017
‚ÄčCongratulations to all DSB ONE students for attending the FRS XC Invitational run at Hersey Lake on September 23rd! Timmins Daily Press Article
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TH&VS Music Program Featured in Newsletter

September 26, 2017
‚ÄčThe very popular "Music Industry Arts" program at Timmins High and Vocational School has been featured in the quarterly newsletter from Tahoe Resources. HUGE thanks to Tahoe Resources and Coalition Music for helping us to make this program possible!
Sonic Democracy Facebook Page Coalition Music Website Tahoe Resources Website Timmins High and...
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Drinking Water Testing for Lead Content

September 26, 2017
‚ÄčSince 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring that our Board flush the plumbing in our facilities and test our drinking water for lead. Under the amended Ontario Regulation 243/07 that took effect July 1, 2017, lead testing within all our schools will be required for all fixtures used to provide...

Students Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day

September 26, 2017
‚ÄčStudents at Timmins Centennial Public School celebrated Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th! It is a day set aside each year to celebrate the French language and culture. They started the day with a special assembly in the gym where they watched a short video about the signifance of the day. They also...

EQAO Results Released

September 20, 2017
‚ÄčOn September 20th, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) publicly released the school and school-board results from the 2016/2017 school year for: ‚Äď Primary and Junior Division assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics
‚Äď Grade 9 Math assessment
‚Äď Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) EQAO reports provide school communities...

Science Students Enjoy Eco Camp Bickell

September 20, 2017
‚Äč DSB ONE students had a great time at the Kidd Eco Camp Bickell, September 13th-15th. They participated in lectures and hands-on activities from very experienced and knowledgeable presenters from various ministries and resource sectors. Mr. Mac - retired Principal from Coronation Public School - had a chance to reunite with...
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Board Appoints New Trustee

September 20, 2017
‚ÄčThe Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of Bruce Hayter as trustee for the Hearst-Kapuskasing area. The decision was made public during the September 19th Meeting of the Board. Hayter replaces Wayne Major, who resigned from his post on September 18th,...
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Orange Shirt Day is September 30th!

September 19, 2017
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is honored to recognize Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2017. All schools are invited to promote this day as we continue to increase our awareness and understanding of our shared history.
Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange t-shirts on this day (or...

TCPS Students Learn About Trees

September 15, 2017
‚ÄčOn September 14th, Grade 6 students at Timmins Centennial Public School were outside learning to identify trees.  It was a great opportunity to enjoy the weather and learn about some of the beautiful trees found in Northern Ontario!


School Attendance Rate on the Rise

September 11, 2017
‚ÄčEvery day counts. That‚Äôs the message District School Board Ontario North East worked hard to get out during the 2016-2017 school year. It appears it worked. A report presented by DSB ONE Mental Health and Well-Being Lead Denise Plante-Dupuis at the regular meeting of the Board on September 5th indicates that...
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Board Searching for New Trustee

September 06, 2017
‚ÄčThe Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East honoured outgoing Trustee Wayne Major at their public meeting on Tuesday, September 5th. Major (the Board's representative for Hearst and Kapuskasing) is resigning from his post, effective September 18th. " The Board welcomes applicants to serve as trustee in the...
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Education Program at Monteith Correctional Centre Featured in Ministry Publication

September 05, 2017
‚ÄčDSB ONE's education program at the Monteith Correctional Centre has been featured in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services publication "Correctional Update". During the 2016-2017 school year, 36 clients earned their Grade 12 diplomas through the program.

Indigenous Education Advisory Council Meeting to be Held September 13th

September 05, 2017
The Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) wants to hear from Elders, Parents/Guardians, Students, Community Partners and Organizations.
We are holding our first meeting of the 2017/2018 school year on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 ‚Äď 7:00 pm at the Schumacher Board Office.

We are seeking new members to join...
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KLDCS Receives Award for Safe and Accepting Schools

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčKirkland Lake District Composite School has been recognized as a winner of the Premier‚Äôs Award for Accepting Schools, 2016-2017. These awards are given annually to recognize teams of students, educators and parents for creativity and leadership in creating positive school environments, and supporting achievement and well-being. ‚ÄúKLDCS has made connecting with our Aboriginal...

Board Approves Budget for 2017-2018

August 24, 2017
The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East has approved a budget of $123,748,655 for the new school year. ‚ÄúWe are very pleased to be able to arrive at a compliant budget for the 2017/18 school year,‚ÄĚ says Superintendent of Business, Pearl Fong-West. ‚ÄúWe continue to face a...

Board Accepts Resignation of Trustee Wayne Major

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East has formally accepted the resignation of Wayne Major (representative for Hearst and Kapuskasing) effective September 18, 2017. Major was first elected in 2011, and has served 7 years of an 8 year term.
“Since my wife and I retired,...

Lesleigh Dye Appointed as New Director of Education

August 24, 2017
District School Board Ontario North East is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesleigh Dye as Director of Education and Board Secretary effective August 14, 2017. Following Director Linda Knight’s announcement of her intent to retire in June of 2016, District School Board Ontario North East began an extensive process to...

Funding Announcement Decried as Not Fair to All

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčA recent announcement by the Ministry of Education for increased support for students with special education needs does not sit well with the Board of Trustees for District School Board Ontario North East. On May 19th in Sudbury, Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter, along with Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault announced funding...

Online Survey - Indigenous Student Achievement and Well-Being

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe Ministry of Education has engaged a team of researchers who will engage with students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, M√©tis and Inuit Education Policy...
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2017 Graduation Dates (Central and Northern Regions)

August 24, 2017
It's almost that time of year again! ‚ÄčGraduation time! For a list of our Central and Northern Graduation dates, please refer to the list below:‚Äč 2017 Graduation Dates - Central and Northern Regions, May 19, 2017.pdf

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Board Announces Staffing Changes for Fall 2017

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the following staffing changes for the 2017-2018 school year: Shane Rentelis ‚Äď named permanent Vice-Principal of Iroquois Falls Secondary School effective September 1, 2017‚Äč Joanne Peters ‚Äď named permanent Administrator and Vice-Principal of Special Education effective September 1, 2017
‚ÄčRodger Mineault...

Registration for Timmins High Youth Basketball Camp Now Open!

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčLooking for something to do this summer in Timmins? The five-time OFSAA champs have done it again! If you're a boy or girl between Grades 1-9, why not register for Timmins High's annual Summer Basketball Camp? The camp runs July 10-14, 2017. We'd love to see you there. For more information,...

Multi Sports Camp Registration for Timmins Youth

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčAre you looking for an activity for your child this summer? Why not register them for Timmins High's very successful Multi Sports Camp? The camps are for children aged 5-14, and will be held the weeks of July3-7, July 17-21 and August 28-31. Free t-shirt for all registrants!‚Äč For more information, and...
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Timmins High - High Performance Basketball Camp Registration Forms

August 24, 2017
It's  been a tradition in Timmins for 12 years! Don't miss the Timmins High and Vocational School High Performance Basketball Camp this summer. It's open to males and femaes entering Grades 6-12.‚Äč For more information, please view the registration forms: Timmins High - High Performance Basketball Camp Registration, April 4, 2017.pdf

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Roland Michener to Hold Easter Food Drive

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčStudents and teachers at Roland Michener Secondary/Elementary want to make Easter a little brighter for local families this year. They‚Äôll be going door-to-door throughout Porcupine and South Porcupine for their annual ‚ÄúFood for Friends‚ÄĚ food drive. It happens on Thursday, April 13th between 9:00am and 12:00pm. We need your help! Residents...
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Timmins High to Collect Food for Friends

August 24, 2017
Thousands of people in Ontario rely on food banks every month. Students and teachers at Timmins High and Vocational School will be going door-to-door throughout Mountjoy, Melrose and most of the City‚Äôs North end for their 17th annual ‚ÄúFood for Friends‚ÄĚ food drive. It all happens on Friday, April 29th between 9:00am...

Regional Skills Competition Results

August 24, 2017
Secondary students from across District School Board Ontario North East had an opportunity to showcase their talents while building confidence and experience at a competition against fellow students during the Board’s annual Regional Skills Competition. Congratulations to all participants, and thank you to our host schools, organizers and teachers.
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Timmins High Trappers Basketball League Registration Forms for 2017

August 24, 2017
Trappers Basketball is back! Trappers provides boys and girls in the Timmins area with an opportunity to play in a competitive Basketball League with no travel and minimal expense. The league is open to both boys and girls and will operate in two separate divisions. Players in grades 4 to 6 will play with lower baskets....
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Graduation Rates Expected to Improve

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčAt its regular meeting held February 14th, the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East received a report on student credit accumulation and progress toward 5 year graduation. Due to the efforts of staff, students and parents, there has been an increase in credit accumulation, and the 5...

Board Continues to Review Capital Plans

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčTrustees and staff at District School Board Ontario North East are continuing to review the Board‚Äôs Capital Plans. School boards across the Province are being challenged by the Ministry of Education to address issues of underutilized school space. In the 2015‚Äď2016 funding year, the Ministry of Education ceased to fund empty...
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Board Meeting Rescheduled

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčDue to the poor road conditions in the New Liskeard-Kirkland Lake area, the regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees for District School Board Ontario North East has been cancelled for tonight. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, January 16th at 6:15pm at the Schumacher Board Office.
To view...
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Author to Speak in Timmins

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to be partnering with the Timmins Native Friendship Centre for a very special event next week. Over one-hundred students and teachers from Timmins High and Vocational School, Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High, Kirkland Lake District Composite School, Roland Michener Secondary School and Kiskinohamatowin (Alternative...
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R. Ross Beattie Food Drive Wrap-Up

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčStudents of R. Ross Beattie have been carrying some rather heavy backpacks.  Over the last couple of weeks, the school has been involved in a class versus class food drive. Foods are allotted various point values and totals are counted daily. The competition has really heated up this week, with point...

DSB ONE Schools Participate in Hour of Code

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčDistrict School Board Ontario North East is proud to be taking part in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is being held during Computer Science Education Week which runs from December 5th- 11th, 2016.  The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify...
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Dialogue Continues with Minister of Education

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčThe Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East is cautiously optimistic after a recent dialogue with Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter.  At their regular meeting on November 1st , trustees voted to suspend the Board‚Äôs Capital Planning process, complaining of a lack of communication and consistency after a...

Board Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed

August 23, 2017
‚Äč District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the acclamation of Doug Shearer as Chair of the Board, and Bob Brush as Vice-Chair. Elections were held during the Board of Trustees annual inaugural meeting on December 6th. Both Shearer and Brush were the sole nominees for each position....

Indigenous Education Advisory Council Parent Letter

August 23, 2017
‚Äč Dear Parent/Guardian, As a parent/guardian of a student who is of First Nation, Metis, or Inuit ancestry, I am pleased to share this information with you. We are currently in the process of creating an Indigenous Education Advisory Council . The role of this Council is to give parents and...
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Board Sells Frank P. Krznaric-Whitney Public School

August 23, 2017
‚Äč The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East have voted to accept an offer to purchase Frank P. Krznaric Whitney Public School in Porcupine by Rubino Real Estate Holdings Inc. The school was closed on June 30th, 2014 and students were consolidated into Golden Avenue Public School...
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Board Continues Discussion on Capital Planning

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčAt the regular Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, trustees sought further information on the rejection of a request for funding of a new school in Temiskaming Shores. Trustees were advised by the Superintendent of Business and Finance that a call had come from the Ministry during the summer to enquire...

Succession Plan Continues for New Director of Education

August 23, 2017
‚Äč The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East have chosen Phelpsgroup out of Toronto as consultants in their search for a new Director of Education. "The search is underway and there are a number of stages to be followed," says Board Chair Doug Shearer. "We are hoping...
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RMSS Tupper Supper 2016

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčIt‚Äôs a great evening, for a great cause! Roland Michener Secondary School will be holding their annual "Tupper Supper" on Thursday, November 17th from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the school cafeteria. The evening will consist of pasta, salad, beverages, ice cream and live entertainment. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children...

Christmas Dinner Theatre at Englehart High School - Tickets Available!

August 23, 2017
Reality Free Productions and Englehart High School are bringing back Christmas Dinner Theatre. Dinner Theatre dates are Wednesday, December 14th , and Thursday, December 15th. As well as the solo performance only on Friday, Devember 16th. Everything takes place inside the Englehart High School cafetorium. Come out to enjoy this festive...
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Board Suspends Capital Planning Program

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčAt its‚Äô regular meeting on Tuesday, November 1st, the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East voted to suspend the Board‚Äôs Capital Planning process, pending direct discussion with the Minister of Education to determine the plan‚Äôs shortcomings. "The members of the Board, in partnership with senior administration, spent...

OSSLT Cancelled Today: Notice to Parents, Guardians and Staff

August 23, 2017
‚Äč Notice to parents and guardians and staff re: OSSLT cancelled today Today was an optional opportunity for our students to write the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) online. All of our secondary schools were well prepared for this opportunity for our students to be among the first to...
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Cross Country Challenge 2016

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčRoland Michener Secondary School is set to host the R.M.S.S. Elementary Cross Country Challenge. The event will take place on the grounds and running trails of Northern College on Friday, October 14th. "Our past numbers show that we have had in excess of 500 runners participating," says organizer John Bohdanec. "The...
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LD Means Learn Differently: Free Community Workshop

August 23, 2017
‚Äč Statistics Canada reports that 3.2 percent of Canadian children have a learning disability ‚Äď that‚Äôs the equivalent of one child in every school bus full of children. October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, and District School Board Ontario North East will be marking the month with a free community workshop....
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Students Rally in the Fight Against Cancer

August 23, 2017
‚Äč" Even though I‚Äôm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now." ‚Äď Terry Fox. Staff and students of R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School hold the Terry Fox Foundation near and...

District School Board Ontario North East Addresses Persistent Absenteeism

August 23, 2017
‚Äč Every day counts. That‚Äôs the message District School Board Ontario North East is working to get across to families throughout the region. A recent Ministry of Education report has revealed that across the district, as many as 25-percent of DSB ONE students miss nearly a month of school every year,...
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Ipad Survey Yields Encouraging Results

August 22, 2017
‚Äč Students at District School Board Ontario North East are reporting that they are happy using iPads, and that the devices have had a positive impact on learning. The Board unveiled its 1:1 iPad initiative in the Fall of 2015, with the distribution of 2,600 iPads to students in Grades 7...
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Board Prepares for New Year Ahead

August 22, 2017
‚Äč"Redefining Learning and Teaching for the 21st Century" was the theme of a special Professional Development Day event held by District School Board Ontario North East at Timmins High and Vocational School on Thursday, September 1st.

Trustees and Board Administration, along with over 700 Teachers, Educational Assistants, Child Youth Workers, and...
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Work Completed at R. Ross Beattie

August 22, 2017
Trustees and Administration at District School Board Ontario North East are pleased to announce that R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School will be open and ready for students on Tuesday, September 6th. Structural repairs to the foundation, as well as landscaping and paving work have all been completed.

The net...