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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 Eastern 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...