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Public School Board Trustee Recruitment

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

September 18, 2020 Return to School Plan

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.

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All Students must be Pre-Registered to Attend School

August 14, 2020

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

August 11, 2020

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

July 31, 2020

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

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, ...

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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Summer Learning Program Survey

May 26, 2020

We need your help as we plan for summer learning programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8! Families, please complete this short survey before June 1, 2020: Summer Learning Programs focused on literacy and numeracy for elementary students will be offered at a distance this summer to...
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Family Survey

May 04, 2020

As we embark in our fifth week of educator-led distance learning, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about yours and your child’s experience with distance learning by completing this survey: . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

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

April 28, 2020

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

March 12, 2020
Jk - Sk students using items they can find outside to count and make shapes!
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For the Birds

March 06, 2020
​Grade 4-5-6 students together with the Jk-Sk students mix up a batch of suet for the birds.
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Thank you

March 06, 2020
​Thank you to the Ladies who take time out of their day, twice a week for our hot breakfast program.
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Pink Shirt Day

March 06, 2020
​Kerns Public School students wore pink to symbolize that we don't tolerate bullying.
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Wellness at Kerns

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. 

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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...

Who Stole the Grinch

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...

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. ...

Actua Mobile Makers

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...
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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...

Hot Breakfast

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.  


Outdoor learning

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. 

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More First Day Back

September 05, 2019


First Day Back

September 05, 2019

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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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Garden Box Planting

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.
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Weeding and Planting

June 19, 2019
​ Jk-1 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 September. ​
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Play All Day

June 14, 2019
​Students  had a blast playing all day!  With toys, board games, dolls, crafts, volleyball and other gym games!
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More ParticipACTION Fun!!

June 14, 2019
​Students have been taking part in many different  events over the last two weeks!  
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Spring Clean Up

May 22, 2019
​Mrs. Sadler's Class did and great job cleaning up our school yard! 
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Makerspace Fun!!

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.
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Tea Time

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. 
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Tea Party

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.  

Indigenous Winter Games

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....
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Snow Fun!!

February 22, 2019
​Snow.... ya   we have snow, and we have been getting outside to enjoy it!!  
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Learning about local trapping

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, 
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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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Jk Registration

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. 
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Stop Motion

January 24, 2019
​ Grade 4 students trying out stop motion photography to share their learning about habitats. 
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PJ Day

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!  
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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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Craft Ladies

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...
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Family Makerspace Night at Kerns PS

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...
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Village Noel

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...
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Educators Take Part in Inquiry-Based Science Innovation Workshop

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....
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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...

Remembering Our Veterans

November 12, 2018

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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...
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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 –...

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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Come to KPS Book Fair!!

October 16, 2018

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Celebrate Halloween

October 16, 2018
Lots to do at Kerns Public School this Halloween.
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Harvest Stew

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.
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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


Snowy Returns

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...
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Waiting is for the Birds

September 19, 2018
​Waiting patiently for some hummingbirds to come so we can  band them before they migrate for the winter. 
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Fall Fair Fun

September 18, 2018
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It's Apple Pie Time

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...
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Congratulations Farren!

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.


Doodle Poll for Before and After School & Daycare

May 23, 2018
​Please help us determine future endeavours by filling out this poll!!

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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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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...

Kerns & Central Public School Have a Bird Learning Day

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...

Doodle Poll for Daycare

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

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Kerns PS Gets Active

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...