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KDHS Hosts Rudolph Run

December 11, 2018

​On 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...

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...

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...

Hats for the Homeless

December 05, 2018
​ 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’s...

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...

Family Makerspace Night at Kerns PS

November 30, 2018
​ 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...

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...

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...

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. ​
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...

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...

DSB1 Supports Dress Purple Day

October 25, 2018
​DSB1 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...

District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) – 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 –...

Pinecrest Halloween Costume Drive

October 23, 2018
In the spirit of October’s character education trait of Generosity, Mrs. Reid’s class collected costumes for Project Love. The costumes will be distributed to children and families in need in Timmins.  In total, Mrs. Reid’s 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
​Students 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! 

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
​On 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’s classes will receive a pizza lunch...

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


Kap Terry Fox Walk

October 03, 2018
​ 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.


Federal Terry Fox Challenge

October 02, 2018
​Federal 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...

STARS and STEP Initiative

October 01, 2018
​The STARS and STEP classes at Kapuskasing District High School have taken on a new initiative of “Brewing Independence”. 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,...

IFSS Walks For Terry

September 27, 2018
​Students 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!


Every Child Matters

September 26, 2018
​September 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...

Celebrating Francophone Culture

September 26, 2018
​It 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 “Mon beau drapeau”. Grade 4-6 students at Timmins Centennial participated in the raising of the  Franco-Ontarian flag...

Cancer Awareness at Federal

September 26, 2018
​On 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
​Students 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
​A 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
​Mr. Sloan’s 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
​Students at many of our schools have been participating in track and field events during the month of September. ​W. 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...

TDSS Mini Feast

September 20, 2018
​Students 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
​The 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
​Seventy-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
​Students 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!


KLDCS Supports Terry

September 17, 2018
​Great 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
​TDSS 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
​Mme Steele’s class at Timmins Centennial Public School recently celebrated International Dot Day with a “dot party”. 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
​Students 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Welcome Back!

August 27, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East’s 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...

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
​At 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’s new Strategic Plan, and highlight the plan’s 3 priorities of: equity, culture and innovation. “The operating...

Budding Reporters at NLPS

July 10, 2018
​A 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’s attention. Thank you Darlene for sharing your expertise...

Summer Literacy Camp

July 09, 2018
​Science 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.


Farewell Celebrations

June 29, 2018
​Congratulations 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...

Grade 12 Graduates

June 29, 2018
​Congratulations 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
​While 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. “It’s one of the busiest summers for upgrades we’ve ever had,” says Manager of Building Services,...

Sonic Rocks the House

June 27, 2018
​A 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.


Congratulations Farren!

June 25, 2018
​Congratulations 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.


NLPS Mining Tour

June 25, 2018
​Ms. Little’s and Mrs. Newport’s 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
​Congratulations 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...

TH&VS Buzzes With Help!

June 22, 2018
​Students 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...

Grade 8 Trips

June 20, 2018
​It'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
​Kirkland 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
​The 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...

IFSS Evening of the Arts

June 15, 2018
​Iroquois 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
​On 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.


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...

OFSAA Silver for Deblois

June 12, 2018
​Congratulations 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...

Bertha's Hackergals

June 12, 2018
​Congratulations 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 ​ ​ School Principal Vice Principal Timmins Centennial...

Central Art Gala

June 12, 2018
​Central 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
​Sonic 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...

High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
​Timmins 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...

Spring is in the Air!

June 09, 2018
​Another 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’t 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...

Casting Their Ballots

June 09, 2018
​Students 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
​Iroquois 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
​On 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
​Congratulations 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...

TDSS Pow Wow

June 01, 2018
​A 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  ‘Honouring our Warriors.’  Many thanks to our organizers and participants.


The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race

May 29, 2018
​On June 5th, Kapuskasing District High School will play host to the “Amazing Entrepreneurial Race”, 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...

Live Mock Scenario

May 28, 2018
​As 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...

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. ​The day featured a special performance from the Young Eagle Singers.


Dance Theatre at NLPS

May 28, 2018
​Grade 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...

EHS Health Fair

May 24, 2018
​The 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...

Learning to Make Hand Drums

May 22, 2018
​TDSS students in Ms. Graham’s 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,...

TDSS Reaches for the Top

May 22, 2018
​On 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...

New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
​The Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child’s 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. 

IFSS Set For Relay

May 22, 2018
​The 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
​Sonic 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...
IMG_0670.jpg Visits

May 18, 2018
​This 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
​On 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...

If the Shoe Fits...

May 15, 2018
​If 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
​Students 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...

Pushing Through Barriers

May 15, 2018
​On 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...

Holocaust Workshop

May 14, 2018
The Wiesenthal Centre’s 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
​On 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...

Learning on the Land

May 14, 2018
​On Friday, May 11th, students of the Cree Language program at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School participated in a “Learning on the Land” 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
​Students 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
​In 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...

Champions Against Poverty

May 11, 2018
​The 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...

Gord Zubyck Relay

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


Calls to Action

May 11, 2018
​As 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...

Mindfulness at IFPS

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


Empower"MINT" at RMSS

May 10, 2018
​To 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...

Painting Fun In Schumacher!

May 10, 2018
​Students from Schumacher Public School participated in a ‘Juicebox Paint and Sip’ on May 10th for Mental Health Week. The tip for the day was “Keep Learning”, so they were taught different painting techniques. Thank you to Bridgette from Brush Strokes Timmins for volunteering her time and leading their lesson!


KLDCS "Connects" For Mental Health

May 09, 2018
​Students 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
​Education 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...

Mental Health Week in Iroquois Falls

May 08, 2018
​Grade 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
​Kapuskasing 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...

NLPS Mental Health Week

May 08, 2018
​The 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. 


Just Say No

May 08, 2018
​Students 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.


Gardening For Health

May 08, 2018
​Did 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...

Mental Health Week in Cochrane

May 08, 2018
​To 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...

Englehart High Celebrates Mental Health Week

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


Music Monday

May 07, 2018
​On 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...

RMSS Robotics Fun

May 04, 2018
​Roland 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
​The 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!


2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
​Celebrate 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...

Student Senate Formed

May 03, 2018
​Education 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. “This year’s theme for Education Week is ‘Equity in Action’,”...

Education Week

May 02, 2018
​Education 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.


A Musical Visit

April 30, 2018
​ 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...

Mental Health Week, May 7-13

April 27, 2018
​The 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
​The 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,...

Roland Michener Fundraiser

April 27, 2018
​Project  LOVE will benefit from a $500.00 donation! It’s 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...

Fun Excursion for Kap Students

April 27, 2018
​ 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...

Principal Awarded For Volunteerism

April 27, 2018
​Congratulations  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
​ Students at Pinecrest have been working on a project around the theme of tackling poverty. They’ve 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!

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Students Visit Sick Kids

April 26, 2018
​A 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...

TLC Spring Extravaganza

April 24, 2018
​The 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...

Drama Festival Results

April 23, 2018
​ 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
​The 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.



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
​Is 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
​Say 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...

Overwhelming Support for Terry Fox

April 18, 2018
​Terry 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...

RMSS to Present Peter Pan

April 17, 2018
​Please 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...

Talent Shines at Theatre Competition

April 13, 2018
​Congratulations 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’Gorman High School (Timmins)....

Overwhelming Support Shown

April 12, 2018
​The 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.


Senior Blues Honoured

April 12, 2018
​Members 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 ‘A’ Basketball Championships in Cornwall Congratulations boys! .
Original article about their win...

United Against Bullying

April 11, 2018
​April 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
​Thank 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.


Sonic Democracy News

April 11, 2018
​On 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
​Congratulations 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!


RMSS - We All Fit Together

April 10, 2018
​Students 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’s 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)​, and also the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg. 
Lamoureux spoke...

EPS Math Night

April 09, 2018
Englehart Public School’s 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. 


KLDCS Winter Activities

April 06, 2018
​KLDCS 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...

Autism Awareness Day

April 05, 2018
​Students 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,...

Solar Panels Reap Benefits

April 04, 2018
​A rooftop solar energy system at New Liskeard’s Timiskaming District Secondary School continues to enable District School Board Ontario North East to move forward with other ‘green’ 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...

TDSS Captures Bronze

April 03, 2018
​The 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...

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
​Imagine 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...

OSSLT Test On April 10th

March 29, 2018
​Many 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
​Students 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.


The Power of Pulleys

March 28, 2018
​Grade 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...

Board To Welcome Special Guest

March 28, 2018
​District 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...

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
​The 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...

Successful Food Drive

March 23, 2018
​Congratulations 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
​On March 21st  “The Evening of Applause” was held at O’Gorman 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...

KLDCS Excels at Skills Competition

March 22, 2018
​Congratulations 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...

Timmins High Food Drive

March 22, 2018
​The 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
​The 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.


World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018
​Students 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...

RMSS Food Drive

March 19, 2018
​Students 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...

Rebels Classic

March 08, 2018
​The 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,...

Student Senate to be Established

March 07, 2018
​Students 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. “The...

Bertha Gets Artistic

March 07, 2018
​Mme 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
​Members 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...

Bus Safety Campaign

March 06, 2018
​"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
​Grade 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....

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
​Timmins 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
​Students 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!


Kerns PS Gets Active

February 20, 2018
​ 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
​Kishay Peesim means “Great Moon”. 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
​Mme 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
​The 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...

Student Trustee Welcomed

January 23, 2018
​District 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’ 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
​The 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 “new muscles” as they stretched into textbook position, and even discovered how to decipher the scoring system. Many...

A Resounding Success!

January 19, 2018
​It 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...

Band Performs for Elementary Students

January 18, 2018
​It'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...

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...

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...

OSTA Student Platform

January 15, 2018

​The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association – l’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario (OSTA – AECO) has released its Student Platform for the 2018 provincial election campaign. Titled “A Turning Point for Education”, it outlines deficiencies in the current education system and offers policy recommendations for Ontario’s political parties...

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’s 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...

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
​The 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!


Triptych Blues

December 22, 2017
​Timmins 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...

Schumacher Kindness Project

December 22, 2017
​The Grade 5/6 students of Schumacher Public School have successfully organized and delivered on their kindness projects! After reading and watching the book/movie “Wonder” 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...

Yo-Mobile Benefits From Donation

December 21, 2017
​The 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
​The 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
​The voices of students across Ontario are important, and need to be heard. That’s 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’ inaugural meeting on December 6th, Walton and...

Schools Participate in Hour of Code

December 06, 2017
​We 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’s why District School Board Ontario North East is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The...

Board Appoints Brush and Draves

December 06, 2017
​Dstrict 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’ 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
​The Province’s 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 – O’Gorman, Theriault, Roland Michener and Timmins...

Schumacher PS Receives Donation

November 22, 2017
​The 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. “Staff at...

Knight Delivers Final Report

November 22, 2017
​Retired 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.

“A number of these projects include work that is already underway,” says Board Chair Doug Shearer.

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

Helping Those in Need

November 21, 2017
​The students in Englehart High School's Social Justice Class recently gathered food and toiletries for a donation to the Pavillion Womens’ 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!
Pavillion Centre Website

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
​District 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...

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.​


Treaties Recognition Week 2017

November 10, 2017
​In 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
​ 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
​Relationships 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...

A "Spooktacular Time"!

November 01, 2017
​The 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...

Board Welcomes Dr. Jean Clinton

October 31, 2017
​Educators 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’s issues will speak to educators at 9:00am in the William B. Dawson auditorium of...

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
​Mme Wray’s 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...

Celebrating Autumn With Kerns PS

October 25, 2017
​There'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
​After 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...

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!

Moose FM Interview


RMSS Cross Country Challenge Results

October 23, 2017
​The 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...

RMSS Students Experience Stratford

October 17, 2017
​The 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
​Congratulations 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
​Iroquois 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
​Roland 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. “Many of the elementary schools from across District School Board Ontario North East attend this event every year, as...

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.


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...

TH&VS Academic Awards

October 05, 2017
​A 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...

Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

October 04, 2017
They’re working together with a common purpose — 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...

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...

Students Shine at Cross Country Meet!

September 26, 2017
​Congratulations to all DSB ONE students for attending the FRS XC Invitational run at Hersey Lake on September 23rd! Timmins Daily Press Article

TH&VS Music Program Featured in Newsletter

September 26, 2017
​The 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...

Drinking Water Testing for Lead Content

September 26, 2017
​Since 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
​Students 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
​On September 20th, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) publicly released the school and school-board results from the 2016/2017 school year for: – Primary and Junior Division assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics
– Grade 9 Math assessment
– Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) EQAO reports provide school communities...

Science Students Enjoy Eco Camp Bickell

September 20, 2017
​ 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...

Board Appoints New Trustee

September 20, 2017
​The 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,...

Orange Shirt Day is September 30th!

September 19, 2017
​District 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
​On 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!


A Buzz of Activity!

September 15, 2017
​ Check out the latest buzz! Timmins High and Roland Michener participated in a Porcupine Gold Mines-funded competition to create insulated beehives that can withstand the northern winter. On September 11th, the students got the opportunity to open and see their hives in action before the winterization process begins. Timmins High...

School Attendance Rate on the Rise

September 11, 2017
​Every day counts. That’s 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...

Board Searching for New Trustee

September 06, 2017
​The 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...

Education Program at Monteith Correctional Centre Featured in Ministry Publication

September 05, 2017
​DSB 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 – 7:00 pm at the Schumacher Board Office.

We are seeking new members to join...

KLDCS Receives Award for Safe and Accepting Schools

August 24, 2017
​Kirkland Lake District Composite School has been recognized as a winner of the Premier’s 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. “KLDCS 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. “We are very pleased to be able to arrive at a compliant budget for the 2017/18 school year,” says Superintendent of Business, Pearl Fong-West. “We continue to face a...

Board Accepts Resignation of Trustee Wayne Major

August 24, 2017
​The 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
​A 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
​The 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, Métis and Inuit Education Policy...

2017 Graduation Dates (Central and Northern Regions)

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


Board Announces Staffing Changes for Fall 2017

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

Registration for Timmins High Youth Basketball Camp Now Open!

August 24, 2017
​Looking 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
​Are 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!​ For more information, and...

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.​ For more information, please view the registration forms: Timmins High - High Performance Basketball Camp Registration, April 4, 2017.pdf


Roland Michener to Hold Easter Food Drive

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

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’s North end for their 17th annual “Food for Friends” 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.

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....

Graduation Rates Expected to Improve

August 24, 2017
​At 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
​Trustees and staff at District School Board Ontario North East are continuing to review the Board’s Capital Plans. School boards across the Province are being challenged by the Ministry of Education to address issues of underutilized school space. In the 2015–2016 funding year, the Ministry of Education ceased to fund empty...

Board Meeting Rescheduled

August 23, 2017
​Due 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...

Author to Speak in Timmins

August 23, 2017
​District 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...

R. Ross Beattie Food Drive Wrap-Up

August 23, 2017
​Students 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
​District 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...

Dialogue Continues with Minister of Education

August 23, 2017
​The 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’s Capital Planning process, complaining of a lack of communication and consistency after a...

Board Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed

August 23, 2017
​ 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
​ 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...

Board Sells Frank P. Krznaric-Whitney Public School

August 23, 2017
​ 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...

Board Continues Discussion on Capital Planning

August 23, 2017
​At 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
​ 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...

RMSS Tupper Supper 2016

August 23, 2017
​It’s 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...

Board Suspends Capital Planning Program

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

OSSLT Cancelled Today: Notice to Parents, Guardians and Staff

August 23, 2017
​ 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...

Cross Country Challenge 2016

August 23, 2017
​Roland 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...

LD Means Learn Differently: Free Community Workshop

August 23, 2017
​ Statistics Canada reports that 3.2 percent of Canadian children have a learning disability – that’s 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....

Students Rally in the Fight Against Cancer

August 23, 2017
​" Even though I’m 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." – 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
​ Every day counts. That’s 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,...

Ipad Survey Yields Encouraging Results

August 22, 2017
​ 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...

Board Prepares for New Year Ahead

August 22, 2017
​"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...

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...