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...
September 04, 2020
We are so excited to welcome you back to school. Please take a moment to read our return to School Plan. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
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:
March 12, 2020
Jk - Sk students using items they can find outside to count and make shapes!
March 06, 2020
Grade 4-5-6 students together with the Jk-Sk students mix up a batch of suet for the birds.
March 06, 2020
Thank you to the Ladies who take time out of their day, twice a week for our hot breakfast program.
March 06, 2020
Kerns Public School students wore pink to symbolize that we don't tolerate bullying.
January 14, 2020
We take wellness very seriously here at Kerns Public School. An example of this is starting off our day with a nutrit ious hot breakfast followed by an energy filled recess.
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 29, 2019
Staff and students held a Dr. Seuss Day on Nov. 29, There were books to read, movies to watch and fish (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish and Blue Fish) to eat. Great fun was had by all - but the question of the day was - "Who stole the Grinch...
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. ...
October 29, 2019
Actua Mobile M ak er made a s top at Kerns Public School. What is Actua M obile Maker - well it is a moving maker space full of exciting t echnology in robotics, computer science, and more, inspiring participants to experiment with hands on learning and to create their...
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...
September 26, 2019
A big shout out to the Breakfast Ladies for a job well done. Everyone really enjoyed our first (of many) hot breakfasts.
September 26, 2019
Ms. Goddard's Grade 4-6 class teams up regularly with Mme.'s Kindergarten Year 1&2 outdoor learning class to collaborate on various learning opportunities. Who new learning could be such fun.
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 19, 2019
The Grade 5 students had lots of fun Planting the Kerns Public School Garden boxes. We can't wait for the fall harvest and stew that will follow.
June 19, 2019
class weeded and seeded all day! They prepped 4 planters and planted
squash, carrots, zucchini and pumpkins to come back to in the fall. In
the front flowerbed, they planted their North Pole dwarf sunflower
seedlings and some giant sunflowers to welcome everyone to our Fall Fair in
June 14, 2019
Students had a blast playing all day! With toys, board games, dolls, crafts, volleyball and other gym games!
June 14, 2019
Students have been taking part in many different events over the last two weeks!
May 22, 2019
Mrs. Sadler's Class did and great job cleaning up our school yard!
April 23, 2019
Mrs. Sadler's Jk-Sk-1 students had lots of fun learning how to use BeeBots, Students also had many other projects on the go in the Makerspace.
April 09, 2019
Students in Mrs. Sadler's class learned all the etiquette in planning the perfect tea party. Tea samples included Peppermint, Spicy Black, Pineapple Orange, Green Tea with Apple and Black. Desserts included cake, various cookies and chocolates. Only in Canada, eh? Pity! A lovely time was had by all.
March 21, 2019
Mrs. Sadler's class was so excited to be hosting a tea party in their classroom, Students helped with planning, set up, bring treats and inviting guests to come and join them for their Tea party.
March 18, 2019
On Friday, March 8th, students from Kerns Public School were welcomed to Elk Lake Public School to participate in an Indigenous Winter Games Day! Throughout the day students had the opportunity to participate in many historical, cultural and other fun activities! The day opened with a welcome circle, drumming and smudging....
February 22, 2019
Snow.... ya we have snow, and we have been getting outside to enjoy it!!
February 22, 2019
Students where so excited to learn about local animal pelts. A big thank you to Barb Curran for sharing her trapping and pelt knowledge with Kerns PS students and staff,
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...
February 01, 2019
We look forward to welcoming all our new JK students in September 2019! Do you have a kindergarten age child that will be starting school this September? Stop in at Kerns PS anytime during school hours, or call the school at 705-647-0225 to find our how to register your child.
January 24, 2019
Grade 4 students trying out stop motion photography to share their learning about habitats.
January 18, 2019
Kerns Public School students and staff stayed nice and toasty on January 18th for PJ Day. Students wore their fuzzy jammies and cozy housecoats to show their school sprirt!
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...
December 14, 2018
Once a month students are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Goddard and Mrs. Katona as they come to the school to share their talents. The ladies help the students complete art activiites that will be show cased at the annual Kerns Public School Fall Fair. In December they came and helped the...
November 30, 2018
Family Makerspace night success! Children, siblings, parents and friends came out to Kerns Public School on Thursday night to explore the high tech and low tech resources and activities the Makerspace has to offer. It was truly inspiring to see students teaching their families how to code, build, create and...
November 28, 2018
Students in Mrs. Landry's class ventured down to experience the Village Noel. They were able to take part in a scavenger hunt quiz, see the voyageurs, feel animal pelts, build a canoe and tree decoration, taste beaver tails, play on an old fashioned teeter totter, witness some jousting and so much...
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...
November 02, 2018
Great fun was had by all on Halloween as students enjoyed Halloween themed centres in the morning and a costume parade in the afternoon. Activities that the students enjoyed included dancing to the Monster Mash, playing Spooky Bingo, making a spider necklace and gym games. The students were also treated 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 16, 2018
Lots to do at Kerns Public School this Halloween.
October 05, 2018
Kerns School of Flock students are thankful for our playground habitat and grade 6 garden! From harvest to tummy, the best stew ever! Wishing everyone a restful Thanksgiving weekend.
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.
September 24, 2018
Students at Kerns Public School banded a little Blue Jay last november and named it Snowy. Snowy came back today and the students were able to see how it had changed from then until now. Snowy must like it around here and knows where the good treats are. Snowy had a...
September 19, 2018
Waiting patiently for some hummingbirds to come so we can band them before they migrate for the winter.
September 18, 2018
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September 18, 2018
We are looking for volunteers to help with our biggest and tastiest fund raiser. We will be making pies on Sunday September 30th, October 1st and 2nd. The pies will be ready for pickup on October 2nd and 3rd. They are $8.00 a pie. Thank you in advance to all our...
June 25, 2018
Congratulations to Farren Sadler fo Kerns Public School for winning first place (Grade 1-3 category) in the Ghosts of the Hardy Boys Short Story Writing Contest.
May 23, 2018
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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 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
Grade 5 & 6 students from Central Public School came to Kerns Public School to learn about all the wonderful activities we are doing with the birds. They built bird houses, identified bird calls, banded birds and played some games. It was a fabulous day! Can't wait for our next learning...
April 19, 2018
Please participate in our Doodle Poll if you are interested in Before or After School Daycare or Full time daycare - doing some preliminary research! Thanks DAYCARE DOODLE POLL
March 06, 2018
Congratulations to the students at Kerns Public School! They won the school participation challenge for the 2017 Get Active in Temiskaming Run/Walk series, and we were awarded $912.40. With the funds the school purchased the following from New Liskeard Canadian Tire: 10 skate assists, 10 helmets, and 2 shovels. They also got 70 pair...