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Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

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

June 01, 2020

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

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

May 04, 2020

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

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

April 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Away the Winter Blues

January 24, 2020

​The Grade 11 and 12 Art Class at École Secondaire Cochrane High School went to the Cochrane Public Library's Art Gallery.   Students were able to contribute to the “Art Away the Winter Blues” project where the public is invited to create a piece for the gallery that runs until the...
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Student Accident Insurance

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

Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019

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

Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations. ...
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Join Us for a Presentation by Dr. Dave Williams

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

  Dr. Dave William will present from Timmins High & Vocational School, in the auditorium.  We are pleased to welcome all of our communities to...
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

June 26, 2019

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

Mental Health Activity Day at ESCHS

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

Activities included: tie dying facilitated by our Jack Chapter, volleyball & basketball, board games, mindful colouring, cooking, nail painting...
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DSB1 Students Elect New Senate and Student Trustees

May 09, 2019

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

OSSLT - March 27th

March 20, 2019

Students at Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School will be participating in the writing of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test on Wednesday, March 27th.  
All students who are not writing the test are excused from school on this date, as there will be no classes.  Staff will...
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ESCHS's New Weight Room and Course Offerings

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

Students in the class engage in working the 7 primal movements in the weight room, engage in fitness in the...

Parent Teacher Interviews

February 22, 2019


Parent Teacher Interviews @ TTN

February 22, 2019

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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

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

Gr. 9 Registration Night

February 21, 2019

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Bus Cancellation

January 28, 2019

Good morning! Due to the extreme cold warning, buses are cancelled throughout the Board. Today’s scheduled exam is cancelled and will be POSTPONED until Thursday Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. Stay warm!

Girls Junior Volleyball Team Bumps Up Their Academic Success

January 21, 2019

On Wednesday, January 16th, ESCHS's Student Success team held a Catch Up day to help students who may be feeling overwhelmed catch up on their work as the end of the semester nears.  The school's Indigenous Student Advisor (ISA) and volleyball coach, Desmond O'Connor, used every opportunity to help his Junior Girls...

ESCHS Students Brighten School Halls

January 18, 2019
​This semester's senior Visual Arts students at Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School have brightened the halls with their original classroom door paintings. Students worked collaboratively, to generate, explore, and elaborate on ideas and to develop and revise detailed preparatory sketches and process work to meet the expectations of the teachers who...
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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018

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

December 20, 2018
​ On December 19th, 2018 staff and students from École Secondaire Cochrane High School's CSI class went to Lady Minto Hospital, in Cochrane, to deliver handmade gifts to the elderly patients in the long term care unit. While at the hospital, students had the opportunity to interact with the staff and...
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Students Visit Detour Gold Lake Mine

December 19, 2018

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

December 06, 2018

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

Career Exploration Event

November 19, 2018

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

November 15, 2018

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

Empty Bowls Event Brings Community Together

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

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

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

October 17, 2018

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

October 10, 2018

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

October 05, 2018

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

“On behalf...
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Consultations on Education Reform

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

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

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Reach for the Top

September 24, 2018
It was the first day of Frosh Week Activities!  Today, three different student teams took on the teachers in a game of trivia.  It was a competitive but fun event with the teachers coming out on top!  Tomorrow, is Colour Day.  Grade 9's need to wear purple, Grade 10's should wear blue, Grade 11's...

ESCHS Parent Teacher Meet & Greet BBQ

September 24, 2018

We are excited to share that we will be hosting a Parent-Teacher Meet & Greet BBQ on Tuesday October 2nd from 4:30pm - 6pm. Meet your child's teachers and enjoy some delicious food from the grill. We look forward to meeting all of our ESCHS families!

Frosh Week September 24th - 28th

September 18, 2018

Next week is frosh week at ESCHS. Check out the list of events happening each day! Monday September 24th  - Reach for the Top Assembly  Outfit Challenge:  Athletes vs. Mathletes Tuesday September 25th  - Outdoor activities period 4 Outfit Challenge:  Class colour day Wednesday September 26th  - Bake Sale...

Picture Day

September 06, 2018
​ Say Cheese! School picture day for all ESCHS students is scheduled for Tuesday September 11th, 

School Picture Day

August 29, 2018

Picture day for all ESCHS students will be on Tuesday September 11th, 2018. 

Welcome Back

August 29, 2018

We are excited to welcome back our students and look forward to another exciting year. Our first day of school for all Grade 9 students is Wednesday September 5, 2018. The following day, Thursday September 6th, 2018 is when classes will commence for all students Grades 9 - 12.


August 21, 2018
​ ​ W e are excited to remind you that school begins on September 5th, 2018 for all G rade 9 students. September 6th, 2018 will be the first day of school for all students in Grades 9 - 12. We look forward to seeing our students re-energeized and to begin...
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July 05, 2018
​Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!
Your potential is endless. We wish you the best of luck for your future!

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Pride Walk

June 04, 2018
Our annual PRIDE walk is going to be held June 5th. Students and staff will be walking to...
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Grad Rehearsal

June 04, 2018
​ Grad Rehearsal is on Thursday June 14th at 1:30. please be here by 1:15.
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Grad Interviews

June 04, 2018
​A special guest will be at the school on June 4, 6, 11 and 14th to do video interviews with the potential graduates. On June 4th, 6th and 11th the guest will be video taping from 1 to 3 pm and on June 14th from 8:45 to 10;30.

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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. 
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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...
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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...

Humboldt Broncos

April 12, 2018
The proud Cobras support the Broncos and their families. ​