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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!

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. 

DSB1 Board of Trustees Sworn In

December 05, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to announce that Trustees were sworn-in on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2018. The Honourable Ralph Carr administered the Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance to five newly-elected and six returning Trustees. "It was a pleasure to have our...

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!

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....

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...


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!

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 –...

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,...

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!

UIP Session a Success!

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

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.

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....

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!

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! ...

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!

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!

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!

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...

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.

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

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. 

Comiccon Trip

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

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!


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...

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...

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!


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...

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...

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....