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...
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...
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! 💗
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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!
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...
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!
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...
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. 💪
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 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! 🙌
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...
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.
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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 www.dsb1.ca
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
July 03, 2020
July 3, 2020
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...
June 26, 2020
We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!
June 24, 2020
The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
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...
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...
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
June 11, 2020
We are proud to present an opportunity for families to learn about the Kindergarten Program and how to prepare your child for school on June 22, 2020 at 8 p.m.
This virtual event will feature a panel of Kindergarten Educators from across our board. They will share information about the program, ...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
February 27, 2020
On Monday, February 24, Mrs.
Lavoie’s Grade 2-4 class at Joseph H. Kennedy P.S. learned about traditional Indigenous teachings, and how to make Hair-Bone Pipe Bracelets. The day started in a good way, with a sharing circle and smudge. Students used linking cubes to make a repeating pattern
with different types of beads. ...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
June 07, 2019
On May 30th, Matheson's Public Works Department welcomed the Grade 4, 5, and 6 students of Joseph H Kennedy Public School for a tour of their facilities. The goal of this excursion was to learn more about how land is used in the community, and to learn how our daily needs are met through...
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...
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...
November 27, 2018
Elementary educators took part in a Science North Inquiry-Based Science Innovation workshop on November 22 nd at THVS. The full day of hands-on learning, interactive experiments and engaging activities for teaching the grade 4, 5 and 6 "Understanding Structures and Mechanisms" strands, was a unique experience for all participants....
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...
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 –...
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,...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
October 01, 2018
On Friday, September 28th, JHK spent the day recognizing Orange Shirt Day. All students and staff dressed in their orange shirts. We listened to Phyllis Webstad's story, drummed, read stories and ate lunch together. Students left school understanding that Every Child Matters.
September 21, 2018
The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has chosen Joseph H. Kennedy for their Adopt a School program. This means that Coles Timmins Square will fundraise on behalf of JHK. The money raised will go directly to our library to support and encourage children literacy.
September 18, 2018
Mr. Rentelis is looking forward to teaching students in Grades 1-3 the basics of coding. The Primary Coding Club will meet every Thursday during morning recess.
September 18, 2018
Mr. Gibson is excited to start another season of Cross Country. All students in grades 3-6 are encouraged to come out and run!
June 18, 2018
On Tuesday, June 12, Grade 6 students got to enjoy an afternoon outdoors, where they participated in a variety of activities planned by Mrs. Kurkimaki. They ended the afternoon with a sponge water fight and freezies, and lots of smiles!
June 18, 2018
On Monday, June 11, 2018, staff, students, and family members took time to honour the grade 6 class at their celebration. Most will be attending Iroqouis Falls Secondary School - Elementary next year for grade 7. Good luck and best wishes!
June 18, 2018
Grade 6 students recently had the opportunity to visit Camp Bickell. They learned about the outdoors, each other, and themselves, and had a great time!
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.
May 14, 2018
Students and staff enjoyed a busy week of activities to celebrate Education Week and Mental Heath Awareness. Classes throughout the school completed beautiful murals signifying growth mindset and acceptance, which were unveiled Friday afternoon. Grade 4-6 students participated in Brain Waves training, offered by Porcupine Health Unit. Students in Ms. Michaud’s...
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...
May 01, 2018
Students and staff at JHKPS will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, May 4. What's your favourite jump rope game?
May 01, 2018
The grade 5 and 6 students at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School recently had the opportunity to participate in 2 basketball tournaments. They worked hard, and represented our school well at both tournaments, showing good sportsmanship and dedication. Thanks to Mr. Gibson, Ms. Jessup, and Mrs. Kurkimaki for coaching and escorting the...
May 01, 2018
Joseph H. Kennedy Public School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are parents are welcome to attend the book fair, and students accompanied by their parents will be entered...
March 28, 2018
Grade 2 students at Joseph H. Kennedy Public School have been learning about simple machines. Through hands-on experiments, they learned how pulleys can change the direction of force applied to an object, and how pulleys can increase ones strength. To demonstrate, the Grade 2's challenged older students to a game of tug-of-war. It began with a...