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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 Kapuskasing area. 
For more information, visit the Porcupine Health Unit Website. 

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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
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Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

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

June 01, 2020

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

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

May 08, 2020

Congratulations to Kapuskasing District High School for being selected as a winner of the ​Staples Superpower Your School Contest.  The school won $20,000 that will go towards the purchase of S.T.E.M equipment and materials. 
To be eligible for this contest, the school demonstrated making a positive environmental impact through innovative projects and programs...
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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: https://forms.gle/Dei6kDZVaXnzMHv47 . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

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

April 28, 2020


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

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

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

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

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

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

December 16, 2019

On Friday December 13th, the STEP and STARS classes from Kapuskasing District High School welcomed just over 600 elementary students and staff to their second annual Rudolph Run.  The students in the STEP and STARS classes engage in programming to build self confidence and promote participation in future community...
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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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Detour Gold Hosts Experiential Learning Opportunity

November 06, 2019

On October 30th, 2019, Detour Gold hosted an Experiential Learning Opportunity for students from Kapuskasing District High School and Kirkland Lake District Composite School. Students visited the Detour Lake mine which is located approximately two hours North East of Cochrane. Students participated in presentations by Detour Geologists, Environmental Monitors, Production...
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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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STEP and STARS Spread Cheer!

September 19, 2019
​ The STEP and STARS students at Kapuskasing District High school paid a special visit to the North Centennial Manor. The students in the STEP and STARS classes delivered ‘Smile Cookies’ to all residents at the manor. This year, Tim Horton’s is donating 100% of the funds raised to the Sensenbrenner...
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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...
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KDHS Famine Event a Success

June 14, 2019
The Kapuskasing District High School CARE Club, wishes to convey their gratitude and appreciation to all the sponsors who donated to make their Famine Event a real success. Thank you to McDonald's, Tim Hortons, and Chartwells – KDHS Cafeteria for their donations towards a big breakfast after the famine.   

We also wish to thank Marion...
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STEP and STARS Warrior Challenge

June 06, 2019

Mrs Dagenais and Mrs Piché Swain's STEP and STARS Weekday Warriors would like to thank everyone who participated in the Warrior Challenge yesterday. The event was well attended with over 800 students from all Kapuskasing elementary schools. 
The aim of this challenge was to build community, promote positive mental health,...
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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...
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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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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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KDHS Hosts Rudolph Run

December 11, 2018

​On December 11th, Mrs. Dagenais' STEP and Mrs. Piche Swain's STARS High Support Programs at Kapuskasing District High School welcomed over 300 elementary students to their first Rudolph Run.  The event was attended by local emergency services. The fire trucks and ambulance lead students on their route. Off-duty officers also attended to...
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Youth Welding Program Partnership in Kapuskasing

November 23, 2018
Kapuskasing District High School (KDHS), Moose Cree First Nation, the Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Center, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Cloutier's Machine Shop Ltd and CWB Welding Inspector John Longstreet joined forces to create a Youth Welding Program.  This venture is a first in the region and brings attention to the trade deficit currently...
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

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

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) – With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush –...
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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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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 fortheparents@ontario.ca or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca.

An...
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Kap Terry Fox Walk

October 03, 2018
​ On Thursday September 27th students from grades 9-12 participated in Kapuskasing District High School's annual Terry Fox Run/Walk. The school held a "Spare Change Challenge" for period 2 classes which raised $256 for cancer research.

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STARS and STEP Initiative

October 01, 2018
​The STARS and STEP classes at Kapuskasing District High School have taken on a new initiative of “Brewing Independence”. The students take orders from the three schools located in the Kapuskasing Education Centre and then organize orders and deliver to staff twice a week with their choice of specialty tea, coffee,...
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The Amazing Entrepreneurial Race

May 29, 2018
​On June 5th, Kapuskasing District High School will play host to the “Amazing Entrepreneurial Race”, with assistance from the local Head Start in Business. The race is designed to create excitement about entrepreneurship in secondary school students. Students from the Northern and Central region schools will be challenged to complete activities at stations...
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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. 
The...
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KDHS Cookie Challenge

May 14, 2018
​On May 10th, Kapuskasing District High School saw collaboration at its best! The Grade 10 Food and Nutrition Class baked lots of cookies for a "Cookie Team Challenge" organized by KDHS CARES (Poverty Champions) which brought out a lot of student participation during the lunch hour. This was followed by a real treat from the Grade...
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KDHS Cares

May 08, 2018
​Kapuskasing District High School is taking action against poverty, by deciding to be the bridge between students and their potential. KDHS C.A.R.E. is made up of this group of Grade 9, 10, and 11 students dedicated to creating a school environment where there is a sense of COMMUNITY; heavy presence of...
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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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Fun Excursion for Kap Students

April 27, 2018
​ Grade 11 & 12 French Immersion students from Mrs . Piche Swain's  class at Kapuskasing District High School visited La Fromagerie Kapuskoise on Friday, April 27th. Students toured the facility and learned about the process of making cheese, entrepreneurship and Franco Ontarien heritage. They were also lucky enough to taste test several locally-made cheeses. Merci pour...