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Welcome Back!

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! 


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Welcome Back!

August 27, 2021
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Happy Retirement!

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...
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DSB1 Virtual Pride Parade

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!
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#ReadyForKindergarten Contest Winners!

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 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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. 💪

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2021-2022 Student Trustees

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 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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! 🙌

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DSB1 in the News

May 10, 2021

DSB1 is so proud of Ren Rivers, Teacher at Kirkland Lake District Composite School, for participating in a heroic rescue mission which saved the life of a seven-year-old girl. 
Read the full story here. 
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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

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...
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Distance Learning Announcement

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. 

Virtual Mental Health Symposium

April 22, 2021

The DSB1 Student Senate is proud to present the first ever Virtual Mental Health Symposium! The completely student-lead initiative will host numerous presentations from mental health organizations across Northern Ontario and will run throughout the morning of Wednesday, May 5th for all grade 7-12 students. 

9:15 -   Get...

April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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 2021 Strategic Plan 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.
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021

Ms. Pollock's BTT10A Class and Mr. Code's Grade 11 Welding Class from Timiskaming District Secondary School are hosting a Facebook auction from April 6 th to April 8 th to raise funds for Zack's Crib.
Zack's Crib is a local charity working towards developing and establishing a safe bed...

Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

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...
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Word Up Podcast

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...
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

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...
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Snow Sculpture Contest at RMSS

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...
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KLDCS Corona Can’t Challenge!

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!   

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A Message from our Mental Health Team

January 06, 2021
Don't be afraid to reach out! ​

Mental Health Supports During the Holidays

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...
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Preparing for January 4, 2021

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...
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Holiday Spirit Day

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...
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Orange Shirt Day 2020

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...

School Re-Entry Vignette

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!
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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....
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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...
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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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Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars - Week of July 20

July 16, 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 are the offerings for the week of...
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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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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...

KLDCS TV News Episode 1

April 08, 2020
Kirkland Lake District Composite school brings you news and other fun things every morning.  Well done, KLDCS!

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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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Co-op Cancellations

March 13, 2020
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KLDCS and Student Senate Sponsor De-Stress Week!

January 24, 2020
​ Thanks very much to our Student Senate and our  Chapter for organizing a successful "De-Stress" week! Exams are a lot easier to take when you have a chance to have "cocoa and cram" or some healthy snacks! 
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De-Stress Week for Secondary Exams

January 21, 2020
​Here is a list of activities planned as part of secondary exams to support student well-being.


CNC Workshop

January 13, 2020
Specialist High Skills Major Construction students from Kirkland Lake District Composite School participated in a workshop hosted by Englehart High School.  The workshop highlighted the capabilities of the CNC Carver and Laser Engraver using VCarve software.  
Marc Gorecki, Englehart's Construction teacher and host of the workshop was able to share his...
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KLDCS at FTC Provincial Robotics Championships

January 13, 2020
​The KLDCS FTC Robotics team attended the FTC Provincial Championships this weekend in Oshawa.  The team did extremely well in competition, making it to the semifinals.  The team also won the Control Award.  This prestigious award is given to the team that best demonstrates advanced programming that enhances the design and ...
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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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O.P.P. Support the Breakfast Program at KLDCS

December 18, 2019
​ Thanks to Mr. Naylor, our stalwart Breakfast Program organizer, for organizing our "enhanced" Breakfast Program this morning. Thanks as well to all of the members of the O.P.P. Kirkland Lake Detachment  who helped cook and serve today. We were also entertained by the Grades 7/8 Ukulele group. It was a...
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Grades 7/8 Ukulele Club at Teck Pioneer Residence

December 11, 2019
​ Our Grades 7/8 Ukulele Club entertained the residents of the Teck Pioneer Residence with a selection of seasonal music yesterday. Thanks to Mrs. Guindon for all of her hard work organizing, to the students for being great representatives of KLDCS, and to all of the 7/8 staff who have been...
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Spirit Week!

December 11, 2019

Preparing for the KLDCS Family Dinner

December 06, 2019
The KALANC Art class is busy today making decorations for the Family Dinner at KLDCS next week!


Memorial Wall

November 08, 2019
KLDCS KALANC art class finished their memorial wall for Remembrance Day.
Left to right: Jessica Driver (E.A) Aaron Murphy, Justice Lawrence, Jacob Qenneville, Logan Summerfield, and Barb Lemire (E.A.)

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. ...

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...

Student Food Bank Donations

October 23, 2019

Donations of non-perishable food items are being collected throughout the year to sustain the KLDCS Student Food Bank. The student Food Bank supports students who are experiencing Food Insecurity and is especially helpful for students who are living independently. Donations of hygiene items (deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste) are also...
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College Registration

October 17, 2019
​ College registration will be next week (Oct. 21 - 25)  in Period Three! Students will be called from class to meet with Ms. Ryan and Mr. LaRouche to complete on-line applications to Ontario colleges.
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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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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...

Tech. Expo at KLDCS

June 17, 2019
​ On Thursday, June 13th, the students of the Greenhouse hosted their second annual Tech Expo. It was a great opportunity to show friends, family and community members alike their awesome projects and accomplishments from the past year. Everyone had lots of fun with the different booths, and enjoyed all the...

KLDCS Visits the Mining Convention

June 07, 2019
​On June 5 th , KLDCS students from a large variety of classes participated in a Reach Ahead activity by visiting the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins.  Our students had the opportunity to explore the exhibits, watch a Jackleg competition, visit the First Nation Partnership Pavilion and see all of the...

KLDCS Music and Tech Trip to Timmins

June 06, 2019
KLDCS Music and Tech students had the unique opportunity to connect with the music students from TH&VS and R. Ross Beattie. They saw an AMAZING show by Sonic Democracy and had time with the students themselves to hear about their hard work, dedication and perseverance leading up to the shows, and...
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Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge

May 14, 2019
The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) and Northern College hosted students from KLDCS on Thursday for a tour and a fun popsicle stick bridge building contest. The students were given the task of designing a bridge using only wooden popsicle sticks and white glue. After construction each bridge was placed in...
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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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A Message from Guidance: Important Dates for Grads!

April 25, 2019
April 26 – Scholarship and Bursary application, grad gown payment, and Valedictorian nominations due @ 9 AM. May 29 – Group grad commemorative photo @ 11:30 AM at the flag pole. June 5 – Valedictorian speeches, in the Greenhouse @ 11:30 AM. June 26 – Grad Rehearsal at Northern College Cafeteria...
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Day of Pink!

April 09, 2019
​ On Wednesday, April 10th KLDCS will be celebrating International Day of Pink! 
Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand. The Day of Pink is a symbol, a spark, that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create amazing social...
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Robotics Gearing Up at KLDCS

April 04, 2019
35 students, 6 teachers and 2 incredible sponsors.  Just a few of the things KLDCS Robotics has this year.  Students range from grade 7 students doing local competitions to grade 12 students competing at the provincial level. It’s not all about competitions though.  Students can also do fun projects such as...
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Healthy Cooking on a Budget Workshop at KLDCS

February 28, 2019
On February 28th, a group of graduating KLDCS students took part in a workshop on how to prepare healthy meals on a budget while following Canada's new food guide. 
This was a new initiative from the school's Student Success team and was sponsored and delivered by the local Temiskaming Health...
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Momo Challenge

February 28, 2019

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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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Bell Let's Talk at KLDCS

January 30, 2019
​For Bell Let's Talk activities at KLDCS, students enjoyed hot chocolate and healthy snacks courtesy of  They also wrote "What Mental Health Means To Me" speech bubbles. Thanks to Ms. McNaueal and Mr. Schofield for organizing!
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Version Three of the Exam Schedule

January 29, 2019
​Mother Nature is  not happy!!
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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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7/8 Girls B Volleyball

December 17, 2018
​ The KLDCS Girls ‘B’ team had lots of fun on their last tournament of the season, finishing the day with a win. Lots of laughs and smiles were had. Great job ladies!


2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Supports United Way

December 14, 2018
​ The second annual Chili Cook-Off was a great hit again this year. Over $200 was raised for the United Way. Special congratulations go to Kirkland Lake Fire Services  who were our winners this year! Thanks as well to our other competitors, KL Paramedics, and to the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the...

Elf Production

December 12, 2018
​ Central Public School and KLDCS present "Elf" tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday at 6:00 p.m in the KLDCS Cafetorium. $5.00 per person. All are welcome!
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New Date for Arts Night at KLDCS

December 05, 2018
​Visual Arts, Drama and Music classes are preparing for the upcoming Winter Arts Night on December 19th. The performances are being held in the KLDCS cafetorium at 6pm. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the KLDCS front office or from Arts Students. 

Welcome to Board Office Employees!

November 29, 2018
​ Our Greenhouse students were happy to welcome visitors from our Board offices today. Thanks for taking time to see us!
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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...

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

November 08, 2018
The Cookie Dough orders that your child sold will be ready for pick up on November 14th here at KLDCS in the SMALL GYM.  Please do not send your customers to pick up dough at the school.  Each student is responsible for getting the dough to their own customers.  We ask...
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November 07, 2018
Orders are to be picked up on Tuesday, Nov 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please avoid bus time (2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.). Extra citrus has been ordered - first come first serve basis! Thank you for supporting our students!

KLDCS Wins S. NEOAA Sr. Girls's Basketball

November 05, 2018
​ The senior girls basketball team faced TDSS in the opening game of the south NEOAA championships. The girls got out to a great start, just like the regular season and won the contest handily. In the championship game KLDCS faced ESCSM and put on a shooting clinic hitting several shots...

Financial Literacy Workshop

November 02, 2018
​ Grades 10, 11, and 12 students: sign up now for the CPA Canada Financial Literacy -Budgeting & Saving Workshop happening this Thursday November 8 in room 229 from 11:15 - 12:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. First come first served -- only 15 seats available!


Happy Halloween from KLDCS!

October 31, 2018
Thanks to our wonderfu l Students' Council for a great day of fun!
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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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College and University Applications

October 19, 2018
​ A note from Guidance: October-November is the time that students meet with Guidance Counselors to complete on-line applications to Ontario universities. (Out of province universities are the student’s responsibilities – book an appointment with Mr. LaRouche for assistance if required). Week of Oct 22 is College Registration (Period 3.) Week...

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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Northern College Welding Program Hosts Female Students

October 18, 2018
​Today, at Northern College, our students participated in an informative session for female welding students. The focus was a showcase of the top notch welding program, (recognized in 59 countries!) that is offered here at Northern College in Kirkland Lake. Students also had the opportunity to tour the campus and find...

Tree Planting and Learning

October 17, 2018
​ Thank you to Matachewan First Nation and Water First for the great (if chilly) day of learning and tree planting!
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UIP Session a Success!

October 17, 2018
​We had a great turnout for our University Information Program.  Thanks to all of those who participated!
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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...

University Information Program

October 15, 2018
​ The University Information Program (UIP), will be held this Wednesday, October 17th during Period 2 (10:00 A.M.), in the cafetorium. Parents and Grade 11 university potential students are welcome.
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Activity Book Contest

October 12, 2018
​The   KL100 Committee and the KLDCS Help Desk are putting on a contest to create a children's activity book. The activities chosen to be published will win $100 in prize money! Show your support and enter a submission by November 9th, 2018. Submission forms can be picked up at Help Desk....
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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...

Financial Literacy Workshop

October 04, 2018
​ Thank you to local certified accountant Lloyd Crocker, who presented a 45 minute workshop on Goal Setting from CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program to fourteen students over the lunch hour on Wednesday!
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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



October 02, 2018
​The yearbooks are in! See Mme Messier in Room 206 to pick up or purchase.

Grade 7/8 Fundraiser

September 17, 2018
​ The Grade 7/8 STUDENTS are at it again!  Our Annual fundraising campaign for the Grade 8 Toronto Trip has started!  You have until Tuesday October 9th to purchase!  You can buy a magazine subscription for your favourite magazine at a fraction of the cost and help support a student's trip! ...
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Terry Fox Run

September 17, 2018
​Great representation by the KLDCS Devils team at the Terry Fox run! Almost $500 raised to support the cause!
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Terry Fox Run

September 17, 2018
​Great representation by the KLDCS Devils team at the Terry Fox run! Almost $500 raised to support the cause!
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Grade Nine Day!

September 05, 2018
​ What an excellent Grade Nine Day! Thanks to Ms. Carter and her team for the fun day of activities!
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Student Wins Silver Medal

August 27, 2018

Congratulations to Kory Dal Pai from KLDCS who won a silver medal in the Precision Machining category at the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition.

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition. It was held  May 7th, 8th and 9th at the Toronto Congress Centre
The competition offers...
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Athletic Awards Banquet

June 19, 2018
​ It was a great night last week at our Athletic Awards Banquet. Special congratulations to Mr. McKay, who won the Pete Beach Award! Thanks to the Co-Ed Athletic Council for all of their hard work organizing this.
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Arts Night/Tech. Expo

June 19, 2018
​ KLDCS had an amazing Tech. Expo/Arts Night evening earlier this month. Thanks to Ms. Plaunt , our Innovation Coach, for the pictures! (More at
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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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Comiccon Trip

May 15, 2018
​ An excellent time at Ottawa Comiccon! Thanks to Ms. Wooldridge for the picture (and for organizing)!
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KLDCS "Connects" For Mental Health

May 09, 2018
​Students from KLDCS "connected" for Mental Health Week. They were able to connect with local Mental Health service providers CMHA and NEOFACS to learn about pathways to service. Thank you!

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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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Drama Festival Results

April 23, 2018
​ Congratulations to TDSS and KLDCS! The results are in from the Northern Region of the Ontario Drama Festival. The event was held at West Ferris Secondary School in North Bay from April 19-21, 2018. The KLDCS play "Our Mixed Tape" won the adjudicators award, 2 awards of excellence (one for technical...
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Student Supplies

April 16, 2018
​ KLDCS is putting together a corner in Student Services that will have shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. - basic supplies that students might have forgotten, or might not be able to afford. Any student is welcome to access this at no cost, any time. We are looking for...

Putting Skills to the Test

April 10, 2018
​Congratulations to all students who have been participating in area skills competitions! KLDCS student Abbey Walker participated in the Culinary Skills competition in North Bay on April 7, 2018. Thanks to Madame Roy for the photos!

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KLDCS Winter Activities

April 06, 2018
​KLDCS had an amazing Winter Activity Day this year, with too many activities to count! There was something for everyone, from gym activities to cross country skiing, gaming, billiards, bowling, and many more. Our newest activity was baking (very popular, especially for those who were able to enjoy the treats!) Photo credits...
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KLDCS Excels at Skills Competition

March 22, 2018
​Congratulations to the KLDCS Robotics Team! They were at Timmins High the week of March 19th, participating in the DSB ONE District Skills competition.  Both the Timmins High and KLDCS teams created specialized robots to arrange sections of pipe onto cradles. Robert Ek and Grant Morgan piloted the KLDCS bots to victory in four hard fought...
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Student Trustee Welcomed

March 21, 2018
​District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the appointment of Brianna Julien as its first Indigenous student trustee. A committee was created at an Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Committee meeting in November to review candidates for the new role. The move creates another permanent student trustee position on the...

Tobacco Youth Champions

March 06, 2018
​Grade 7 students at KLDCS are Tobacco Youth Champions! During a recent activity, students in Mr. Messier and Mr. Ludgate-Brand's class were divided into groups, to come up with examples of youth-targeted tobacco advertising. 
Students learned how the tobacco industry targets the needs, wishes and desires of young people in order to sell cigarettes....