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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.
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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...