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Kindergarten Registration

January 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

January 06, 2022

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

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

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This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

November 22, 2021

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

November's Vignette: Outdoor Learning

November 03, 2021

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

Treaties Recognition Week

November 02, 2021

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

October 27, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) had a great first meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  The meeting included 15 family members, a member of the community, the Chair of the Board and four school administrators!
PIC is open to any DSB1 family member who would like to participate.  
There are...
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Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

October 18, 2021

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

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

October 18, 2021
​ In August of 2016, Gord Downie asked all people in Canada to look at the state of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in this country and to "Do Something" to change them for the better.

On October 17, 2017, Gord Downie passed on to the spirit world.  Secret Path Week...

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October 06, 2021

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

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

October 01, 2021

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

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

September 29, 2021

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

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Noah

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

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Janelle

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

September 24, 2021

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

September 10, 2021

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


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Happy Retirement!

June 22, 2021

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

June 17, 2021

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

June 17, 2021

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

Academic Awards 2019-20

June 16, 2021
P lease see linked below our 2019-20 Student Academic Awards Video. Traditionally these are presented live in the Fall, however COVID-19 restrictions unfortunately delayed, and then cancelled this. Many thanks to teachers Mrs. Mackinnon-Gelinas and Ms. Thomson for putting together “Plan C” for us. A huge congratulations from all of us...

June 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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

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IFSSE Under the Sea

June 02, 2021
​Grade 7/8 immersion students enjoyed a talk with marine biologist Huw Griffiths thanks to Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants ( They heard about the incredibly biodiversity that exists on the ocean floor in the Antarctic region as well as the impacts climate change poses for many of those living...
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2021-2022 Student Trustees

June 02, 2021

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

May 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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

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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

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

May 05, 2021
​IFSS and IFSSE celebrated Star Wars Day this week in a number of ways. Seen in the picture is a Bitmoji Room that students in Ms, de Schneider's Core French class had fun exploring while brushing up on essential vocabulary. May the Fourth be with you!
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Distance Learning Announcement

April 29, 2021

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

Latest publication from our NOVA class!

April 29, 2021
​Click this link to read a fantasy story by Zach! 


Virtual Mental Health Symposium

April 22, 2021

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

9:15 -   Get...

April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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


March 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 31, 2021

  Our Strategic Plan Vignettes are back by popular demand! 📣

 This month, we asked our schools to show us how they continue to build school spirit, and wow did they ever!  We’re so thrilled to see how our schools are keeping spirits high during these trying times.
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April Calendar

March 30, 2021
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021

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

Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

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

March 22, 2021
​ DSB1's Indigenous Instructional Coach, Erin Buchmann, has launched a podcast called Word Up.   She is joined by a different co-host from one of our schools and a special guest for each episode. Tune-in to explore and learn about our collective history and how we can prepare young people to create...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from IFSS

March 17, 2021
​This week IFSS celebrated St. Patrick's Day for the first time in recent history. Ordinarily occurring over the March Break, this holiday was enthusiastically embraced by students and staff. Events included the Shamrock Showdown dress up challenge, homeroom crafts, and even a special tinted breakfast in one class. Many fun ways to make (green) lemonade out of...
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IFSS Media Artists!

March 12, 2021
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

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

March 09, 2021

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

March 09, 2021

During the month of February, the students and staff from Kirkland Lake District Composite School took part in the "Corona Can’t Challenge". Check out their YouTube clip to see how they continue to thrive during the pandemic!   

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Science Olympics at IFSSE

March 03, 2021
​ Students in Grades 7 & 8 put their engineering skills to the test building whimsical wind-powered machines. Being provided with only a limited amount of materials, students individually planned, built, and tested their wind machines with the goal of continuously running for a minimum of 30 seconds. Well done to...
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January Activities and Events

January 04, 2021
​ Mark your Calendars...or just save this one! Upcoming activities during the month of January! Be sure to tune in to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more information on each activity!

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Happy Holidays - IFSS Virtual Talent Show!

January 04, 2021
​And now the moment we've all been waiting for...
The IFSS & IFSS-E Virtual Holiday Talent Show is complete!  
Since we all cannot meet in person this year, we wanted to share the holiday spirit with our school community through our Virtual Holiday Talent Show!
Please click on...

Mental Health Supports During the Holidays

December 21, 2020

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

December 18, 2020

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

December 14, 2020

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

December 02, 2020
​ Mark your Calendars...or just save this one! Upcoming activities during the month of December! Be sure to tune in to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more information on each activity!

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Seasonal Greeting Card Contest for all DSBONE Students!

November 19, 2020
​As we approach the holidays, DSBONE is launching a seasonal greeting card contest for all DSB1 students!   A student's artwork will be chosen to be featured on their digital holiday card.  Students can submit their own artwork or work collaboratively on a piece.   The contest will close on Wednesday, December 2,...
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Follow us on Social Media!

November 13, 2020
​Be sure to stay up to date on all the happenings at Iroquois Falls Secondary School, and IFSS-Elementary!!!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!!

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Meet Your Student Senators!

November 13, 2020
​ We are very proud to introduce to our school community our Student Senators for the 2020-2021 school year - Jola McLaren, Maryn Lembke, and Emma Gelinas!! Click the link below for a special message from your Student Senate!

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November Activities and Events

November 02, 2020
​Mark your calendars...or just save this one! Here are all the activities and events occurring at IFSS throughout the month of November!

Showing Our Support

October 28, 2020
​Yesterday, IFSS and IFSS-E staff and students dressed in purple in support of the Dress Purple Day campaign,  "Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families through the provincial Dress Purple Day campaign. The...

Rotation #1 Drive-Thru Report Card Pick-up a Success!

October 23, 2020
​A huge thank you to all those in our school community who came out to our Drive-Thru Rotation #1 Report Card pickup on Tuesday, October 20th, for Secondary students.   It was so nice to be able to connect with all of you!   We would also like to thank School...
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Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 29, 2020

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

School Re-Entry Vignette

September 23, 2020

DSB1 Staff and students are excited to be back in school! This vignette shows the safety measures put in place by DSB1 and the amazing learning that is happening in our schools. Enjoy!
  To learn more about our Strategic Plan, visit

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September 22, 2020

Mary Jane Archibald is the owner of Cree Mij Designs, located in Cochrane, ON. Cree Mij Designs is an Indigenous business that provides crafting supplies, sewing supplies and services, Indigenous gifts, language and culture services and so much more. Mary Jane is passionate about revitalizing the Cree Language “L” dialect....
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Changing from Distance Learning to Face-to-Face

September 17, 2020
This announcement is for students currently enrolled in distance learning (elementary or secondary) who wish to change to face-to-face on the next change of delivery opportunity starting on October 13. In order to do this the school needs to be contacted by 4:00 PM on September 25. This can be done...
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Public School Board Trustee Recruitment

September 08, 2020
​ District School Board Ontario North East requires a Public School Board Trustee to serve the communities of Timiskaming Shores, Temagami and Elk Lake   The successful applicant will serve on the Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East and represent the interest of the area from Timiskaming...

IFSS Return to School Plan

September 04, 2020
​ IFSS is proud to share our Return to School Plan. We look forward to seeing our students as they continue to join us in person over the coming school year. Welcome back Tigers!
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All Students must be Pre-Registered to Attend School

August 14, 2020

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

August 11, 2020

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

July 31, 2020

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

July 16, 2020

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

July 03, 2020

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

July 03, 2020

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

June 26, 2020

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

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Message to Graduates from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2020

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

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Message to Graduates from Trustees

June 24, 2020

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

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

June 18, 2020
​ Since the mandatory school closures across Ontario on March 13, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has been exploring how to safely and responsibly re-open our schools.  
Although the Ministry of Education has said that students will return to the classroom in September, a formal announcement on the...
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Working Together To Keep our Communities Safe

June 18, 2020

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to work with the Porcupine Health Unit to raise awareness regarding overdose prevention and where to obtain Naloxone kits. 
Below, you will find information on where kits are available in the Iroquois Falls area. 
For more information, visit the Porcupine Health Unit...
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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020

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

June 15, 2020

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

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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Virtual University and College Campus Tours

April 27, 2020
​ A re you a graduating students who was unable to book a College or U niversity campus tour? Perhaps you are in Gr. 10 or 11 and are starting to plan for post-secondary? If so, check out this resource with links to virtual tours of Ontario College and University campuses!...
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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:    ​
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March 2020

March 03, 2020

March has arrived! 
Two important dates for families to keep in mind: Gr. 9 - 12 Interim Reports will be sent home on Wednesday March 11th. 
Gr. 9 Information night for all Gr. 8 students and Gr. 9-12 Parent Teacher Interviews will both be on the evening...

IFSS Students Visit Ansonville Gallery and Studio

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

Semester 1 Exam Schedule

January 13, 2020
As a result of the snow day on Monday January 27th period 1 exams will now take place on Thursday January 30th. Period 3 and 4 exams will proceed as planned. 
Exam week is January 24th - January 30th. Make sure that you review the exam expectations and notify 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...

December at IFSS

January 07, 2020
​ December at IFSS was filled with so many wonderful moments. Click the link to take a peek into our school community throughout the month of December: .

Attendance Matters

January 07, 2020

The winter months can make school attendance difficult due to weather conditions and illness. We wanted to share some tips to help families and students during these tricky months. We also wanted to share that on Snow Days students are encouraged to attend, if it is safe to do...

January Calendar

January 05, 2020

Happy New Year to all in our IFSS community. Check out the calendar for some upcoming activities throughout the month of January. 

Winter Formal

December 09, 2019
​ We kicked off our IFSS holiday traditions on Friday evening with our winter formal. A big thank you to Jola McLaren and Maryn Lembke, our student senators, for organizing the Winter Formal this year. To see more photos from the Winter Formal check out our Facebook page - @Iroquois Falls...
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December Calendar

December 02, 2019

We are looking forward to a very merry December!
To view a PDF copy of the calendar please click here:  December 2019.docx.pdf
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IFSS Food Drive A Success

November 26, 2019

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

November 20, 2019

Students and staff demonstrated their tiger pride at a student and teacher hockey game on November 19th. All donations collected as admission will be donated to the local food bank. A big thank you to our student senators, Jola McLaren and Maryn Lembke, who organized this event!

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Remembrance Day Legion Award Recipients

November 19, 2019
Stude nts received recognition today from Mrs. Rita Lepage from the Legion, Branch 70, for a variety of visual and literary submissions in honour of Remembrance Day. Award recipients from IFSS were Jasmine Lessard and Josie Michaud and award recipients from IFSSe were: Ethan Morin, Xavier Shields, Sarah Lehman, Tyanna Renwick,...

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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IFSS Awards Assembly

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

IFSS Parent Teacher Interviews

October 22, 2019

We are looking forward to meeting all of our IFSS families! Students are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian.
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Attendance Matters

October 21, 2019

As the weather gets chilly, cases of illness and bugs tend to increase. Our health flyer can be a useful tool when determining if your child should attend school or remain at home. To check out our health flyer, click here. 
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Awards Assembly

October 08, 2019

We hope that all IFSS families can join us on Oct. 22nd to celebrate student learning and achievement.
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October 2019

October 01, 2019

October has arrived! Check out the details below for all of the exciting happenings at IFSS throughout the month of October! 🎃
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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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School Case Online Updates

September 19, 2019

School Cash Online now offers the convenience of paying for school items by credit card!
We are pleased to offer this new feature to simplify the payment process for school trips and items. To learn more, to register or to sign into your account, visit:


Attendance Matters

September 16, 2019

Attendance Matters - Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success and families play a key role in making sure students are ready to learn. Click Here to learn how attendance is tracked during cultural, spiritual, and/or religious holidays and for some strategies for...
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September 2019

September 08, 2019

Click here to see what's happening at IFSS this September:
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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...

IFSS Student Heading to NOSM Summer Camp

June 14, 2019

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

Po-Art-Ry Contest a Huge Success!

May 05, 2019

The   Visual Arts students from Mrs. Atherton's Visual Arts class created original artworks inspired by original poems and  short stories on the theme of water for the 3rd Annual PO-ART-RY Contest .   On April 24th Visual Arts students at Iroquois Falls Secondary School visited the PO-ART-RY exhibition at the Cochrane Public Library Art Gallery.  The exhibit was a fantastic opportunity for students...

IFSS Students Visit Art Exhibits

March 28, 2019

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

IFSS Hosts Mental Health Carousel

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


Jack Chapter Carousel

February 28, 2019
​Students at IFSS and IFSSElementary participated in a Jack Chapter Mental Health Carousel this month.  This was a chance for students to learn about services available in the community to help with student health and wellness.  Presentations were given by the individual services in the auditorium, and then students had the opportunity...
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Transportation Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

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

February 01, 2019
The Grade 9 Girls' Gym Class as well as the Integrated Arts class and Grade 7/8 Drama and Dance Clubs worked together to bring a celebration of the season to IFSS.  This assembly had been originally scheduled in December, but was postponed due to inclement weather.  It was a fun celebration...
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Mental Health Support

January 30, 2019
​In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, we are wanting to make our school community more aware of the supports available to our students.
Remember, if you or someone you know needs help, there are many resources at the school to help you. We have:  - Jamy Bernier, our Child and Youth Worker...
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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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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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Remembrance Day Legion Contest Winners

December 05, 2018
​ I.F.S.S. Elementary and Iroquois Falls Secondary Sschool students participated in the annual Legion  Poster and Literary Contests .  In the intermediate literary division, Brooke Cashmore placed 2nd and Sarah Lehman placed 3rd. For the black and white intermediate poster division, Brooke Cashmore placed 2nd and Jayden Rondeau placed 3rd. As...
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D.S.B.O.N.E. Overdose Prevention Strategy

December 05, 2018
As part of their overdose prevetion strategy, District School Board Ontario North East , in partnership with the Porcupine and Timiskaming Health Units, would like to release the following information:
  Parents, set clear expectations with your teen around substance use. Work together to develop rules and consequences which are appropriate for...
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Holiday Calendar of Events

December 05, 2018
​Check out all the interesting activities happening throughout December at I.F.S.S. and I..F.S.S. Elmentary!


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...

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...

Avery Lund to Represent I.F.S.S. at O.F.S.A..A.!

November 01, 2018
​ Avery Lund, an athlete with the IFSS Cross-country team, competed in the para category at the NEOAA Cross Country Championships at Hershey Lake in Timmins on October 23rd.  On a cold day with mixed precipitation, Avery finished the 4.2km race in a time of 33min, 26s.  He has qualified to compete...
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October 25, 2018
​The Cross Country team travelled this week to Hershey Lake, where they competed with schools across the north.  The weather was bitter, and students ran in snow, battling to keep warm while they ran their races. Three runners attended this race, and Avery Lund will move on to OFSAA
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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 –...
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IFSS Presents...Children's Theatre

October 19, 2018
​IFSS Drama Students have been going into the community with Children's Theatre presentations. They have presented at IFPS and at JHK in Matheson.  This was the first time many of these students took to the stage, and the prospect was quite frightening for some of them.  But the students loved the stories...
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Roland Michener Hosts Special Olympics Qualifier

October 19, 2018

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

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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Funny Money Financial Literacy Presentation

October 04, 2018
​Students compete for the $50 Grand Prize at the Funny Money Presentation with Denis Gignon. Check out the website for more basic tools and training about money.  Financial Learning Website

Girls' Varsity Basketball at IFSS

October 04, 2018
IFSS Varsity Girls' team played today in two head-to-head matches with Alliance and Kapuskasing. The girls played very well despite the mix of senior and junior girls. Hard playing in the first game against Alliance led to a resounding win with a score of 34:9. The second game against Kapuskasing proved to...
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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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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!

Orange Shirt Day at I.F.S.S.

September 26, 2018
​ October 1st  wa s 'Orange Shirt Day' at Iroquois Falls Secondary School .  In acknowledgement of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' 94 Calls to Action, schools across District School Board Ontario North East have recognized Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 28th to Monday, October 1st .  Orange Shirt Day is a legacy...

Student Succes Day

September 18, 2018
​September 6th was our first day all together as a school. We took the opportunity to celebrate this by hosting a Student Success Day. Students attended shortened classes in order to meet their teachers and find their classes. After lunch students participated in a variety of activities which allowed students to...
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Grade 9 Leadership Day

September 14, 2018

This year’s grade 9 leadership day was one of the best we’ve ever had!  Students were driven to Northland Camp for a fun filled day of team building and building new relationships with each other and teachers.   Students were broken  up into 4 pride groups to participate in four...
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Welcome Back!!!

August 28, 2018
​ Iroquois Falls Secondary School, and I.F.S.S. Elementary are excited to welcome new and returning students for the 2018-2019 school year!
“Good morning!  I wanted to welcome you all back to a new and exciting school year at Iroquois Falls Secondary School, and I.F.S.S. Elementary.  I want to encourage you to...

IFSS Hosts Annual Athletic Banquet

June 25, 2018
​On Thursay, June 14th, I.F.S.S. hosted its annual Athletic Banquet honoring the achievements of all the student athletes throughout the year.  The following was posted on the I.F.S.S. Athletics Facebook page regarding the event:
"Thank you to everyone who came out to support all our athletes and coaches this evening at...
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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.


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...
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Wonderful Learning Opportunities for I.F.S.S. Students

May 31, 2018
​Students are Iroquois Falls Secondary School were able to participate in some wonderful experiential learning opportunities throughout the months of April and May. The Expressing Aboriginal Cultures course students learned about Cree culture and tradition over the following visits:  APRIL 11/2018 – INTRODUCTION TO CREE TRADITON AND CULTURE/HAND DRUM APRIL 25/2018...
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Bake Sale Success

May 23, 2018
The IFSS Relay for Life team held a fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming Relay for Life event they are hosting on June 1st at IFSS. The bake sale was held on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18 at the school cafeteria.  There was also a cake draw with a cake...
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Sharing a Love of Reading

May 23, 2018
​ As part of Education Week, students from Mrs Cornthwaite’s Grade 9 English class travelled to Joseph H. Kennedy P.S. in Matheson and Iroquois Falls P.S. to share the children’s stories they had written in class.

“Writing for an audience” is an important part of the English curriculum, whether it...
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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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Relay for Life in Full Swing

May 14, 2018
​ The IFSS Relay For Life committee have been busy preparing for the upcoming event which is being held on June 1st, 2018 from 10am-10pm at the IFSS track.
With the event only being a few short weeks away, the committee is busy finalizing activities scheduled and making arrangements for...
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Tasty Treat Creations for Education Week

May 11, 2018
​As part of their Education Week activities, the NOVA class at Iroquois Falls Secondary School had the pleasure of learning how to decorate tasty treats!  Educational Assistant - and talented cake decorator - Lisa McIntyre demonstrated to the students how to carefully utilize a variety of techniques to decorate cakes.  Each student...
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Girls in Gear is Back!

May 10, 2018
​Northern College and Fire Service Women Ontario are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for grade 11 and 12 female high school students - Girls in Gear!!  This event provides students the opportunity to try out firefighting, as well as paramedicine as career options!  Girls in Gear enables students to explore First...
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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. 

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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...
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Weaving of Antler Dream Catchers

April 24, 2018
​ Students in this semester's Expressing Aboriginal Cultures course at Iroquois Falls Secondary School recently put their creativity to work creating dream catchers by weaving sinew around reindeer antlers and embellishing them with traditional materials like the feathers of prey animals. Carole Lynn Robin, a local Photographer and Maker, facilitated the Dream Catcher workshop. Steve  Walasek, a local farmer...

Read-a-thon a Real Success

April 24, 2018
​ Grade 7 & 8 students participated in a Read-a-thon on March 28th, 2018. This was an organized fundraiser for their trip to Sudbury. As part of this event, the group went to Iroquois Falls Public School to read with students in the primary grades. It was a collaborative activity enjoyed...
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United Support for Humboldt

April 16, 2018
​ On Thursday, April 12th, 2018, students from Iroquois Falls Secondary School, Iroquois Falls Secondary School - Elementary Division, and Ecole Secondaire Alliance joined forces to honor the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, and to help all those suffering know that they are not alone. We stand united in...
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I.F.S.S. Students Hosts Relay for Life Rally

April 16, 2018
​ On Friday, April 13th, students from Iroquois Falls Secondary School hosted a "Relay Rally" to kick off the fundraising initiatives for the Relay for Life event, to be held on June 1st. "It was an amazing kick off introducing the staff, students and community members to the committee and sharing all...