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English Indigenous Studies Course Q&A

July 03, 2020


English ‚ÄčIndigenous 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
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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
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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
‚Äč 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
‚Äč Since the mandatory school closures across Ontario on March 13, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) has been exploring how to safely and responsibly re-open our schools.  
Although the Ministry of Education has said that students will return to the classroom in September, a formal announcement on the...
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Working Together To Keep our Communities Safe

June 18, 2020
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District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to work with the Porcupine Health Unit to raise awareness regarding overdose prevention and where to obtain Naloxone kits. 
Below, you will find information on where kits are available in the Timmins area. 
For more information, visit the Porcupine Health Unit Website. 
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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020
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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
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  So many of you submitted photos and videos for our Virtual Pride Parade!  A big thank you to Kelly Howard for compiling all of your submissions into this beautiful video!  #PrideInside
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Summer Science At Home

June 04, 2020

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

June 01, 2020

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

June 01, 2020
‚Äč 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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Family Survey

May 04, 2020

As we embark in our fifth week of educator-led distance learning, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about yours and your child’s experience with distance learning by completing this survey: https://forms.gle/Dei6kDZVaXnzMHv47 . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

May 04, 2020
‚Äč 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
‚Äč 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
‚Äč 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
‚Äč 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď for you, for your child, and for your child‚Äôs teacher. We created this tip sheet for families as we continue to learn together:    ‚Äč
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CYOA Community Projects

January 14, 2020

The Roland Michener Secondary School Grade 7 and 8 students‚Äč were busy at work during the month of November with their  Choose Your Adventure ‚Äč (CYOA) Community Projects class. 
Their partnership with EACOM Timber Corporation continued, in which it enabled the class to construct eight park benches that were distributed to facilities around the city. 
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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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Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Dave Williams on November 7th, 2019.  Dr. Williams is a Canadian icon with an impressive career: Emergency Doctor, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Jet Pilot, CEO, Author and Speaker.  

Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations. ...
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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
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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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RMSS Partners with Golden Manor

June 26, 2019

The Grade 7 and 8 students in the Choose Your Own Adventure program at Roland Michener Secondary School ‚Äčpartnered with the Golden Manor Home for the Aged on a special horticultural program. 
The Golden Manor received funding from the Northeast Local Integration Network (NE LHIN) to expand programming to serve persons living...
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DSB1 Students Elect New Senate and Student Trustees

May 09, 2019
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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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RMSS 50th Anniversary Alumni Spring Fling

May 07, 2019

The RMSS School Council and ‚Äčthe RMSS Alumni Committee proud present: the RMSS 50th Anniversary Alumni Spring Fling! 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
12 - 4 p.m. -  RMSS Alumni Walk Down Memory Lane: Various indoor and outdoor activities, House challenges, school tours, merchandise for sale, food available
6 - 8 p.m. -...
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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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A Big Win for RMSS!

January 31, 2019
The 29th Annual Arthur Gabor Classic Basketball tournament was held on Jan. 25th and 26th in North Bay. The Roland Michener Intermediate Rebels participated in their first out of town tournament.


Nerves almost got the best out of the boys, yet they maintained their composure against the host Chippewa...
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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018
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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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RMSS Students Build and Donate Benches

December 21, 2018
Students participating in the Community Projects session of Choose Your Own Adventure at Roland Michener Secondary School build and donated six park benches to the Golden Manor.  The students were proud to have the opportunity to learn how to make these benches and give back to the community.  The benches will...
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Hats for the Homeless

December 05, 2018
‚Äč The students and staff of Roland Michener Secondary School have been busy making hats and scarfs for the homeless in Timmins and South Porcupine this year. With the help of Giant Tiger and its patrons $600 was raised to purchase other warm weather clothing. A special thank you to Giant Tiger‚Äôs...
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RMSS Treaty 9 Photo Contest

November 28, 2018
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In recognition of Treaty Recognition Week, Mrs. Rochon's Grade 11 Indigenous Studies class invited all of the students at Roland Michener (grades 7-12) to participate in a scenic nature photo contest depicting Mother Earth in Treaty 9 territory. Over 30 beautiful submissions were entered and voted on by teachers and...
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Career Exploration Event

November 19, 2018
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Wednesday, November 14 th was Take Our Kids to Work Day.  This career exploration activity provides an opportunity to Grade 9 students from across the country to spend a day in the workplace and begin conversations about career options and pathways. District School Board Ontario North Easts (DSB1) Student...
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

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

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď...
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Roland Michener Hosts Special Olympics Qualifier

October 19, 2018

Roland Michener Secondary School organized a 3 on 3 basketball  Special Olympics qualifier on October 18th.  Two teams from RMSS and two teams from Iroquois Falls Secondary School faced off in this tournament. At the end of the day, the RMSS Warriors took the most points.  Overall, the qualifier was a positive...
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Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Cannabis Talk Kit

October 17, 2018

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol can be daunting.  Talking with them in a friendly and non-confrontational way early and often can make a difference.  By keeping the lines of communication open with your child, you are creating opportunities to guide them in making good decisions when it...
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Notice Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis

October 10, 2018
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Cannabis will be legalized in Canada once the Cannabis Act  comes into effect on October 17 th , 2018.  The District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE) would like to remind students, families and staff that it will be treating cannabis in the same way it does alcohol.  It...
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RMSS Helps Needy

October 03, 2018
‚ÄčOn Friday September 28th the Grade 7 and 8 students of Roland Michener travelled throughout South Porcupine to collect non perishable food items for the South Porcupine Food Bank. During the week, each class also brought in food from home as a competition. Mrs. Standeven and Mme.Chin‚Äôs classes will receive a pizza lunch...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing fortheparents@ontario.ca or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca.

An...
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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
‚ÄčTimmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME !**
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child‚Äôs education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
The...
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Empower"MINT" at RMSS

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčTo mark Mental Health Week, the Jack Chapter at Roland Michener Secondary School had some great ideas! They handed out "Self Care" sheets for "Empower-mint", and also served tea (and hot chocolate) for "Positivti-tea". Staff and students also wrote "I wish my teacher/students knew" notes (they are looking forward to making a video to show case...
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RMSS Robotics Fun

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčRoland Michener Elementary students participated in a robotics competition in Kirkland Lake on May 2nd, hosted by Kirkland Lake District Composite School.  Two teams of 3 students, with two support students, created robots for the "Swept Away Challenge". After four rounds of play, each team emerged with a win! Roland Michener had a team in...
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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
‚ÄčCelebrate 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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RMSS to Present Peter Pan

April 17, 2018
‚ÄčPlease join the students from Roland Michener Secondary School, as they present the play "Peter Pan". Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th at RMSS. Doors open at 5:30, play starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are $5 for children 12 years of age and under, $10 for everyone over 12. Visit the...
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RMSS - We All Fit Together

April 10, 2018
‚ÄčStudents at RMSS recently showed their true colours in supporting Autism awareness!  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD can affect behavior, social interactions, and one‚Äôs ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum...
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Students Attend NAN Event

April 03, 2018
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RMSS students, Braydon Crawford and Braden Linklater attended the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Timmins Working Together for Student Success Cultural Extravaganza Conference at the Senator Hotel, on March 29, 2018. The purpose of this cultural extravaganza was to bring NAN students together to interact with Shibastik, a Cree painter, athlete,...
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Successful Food Drive

March 23, 2018
‚ÄčCongratulations to the students and staff of Roland Michener! Their food drive throughout the streets of Porcupine and South Porcupine on March 23rd netted 2784.3 pounds of food and $643.00 in cash and cheques for the South Porcupine Food Bank. Thank you to all who gave so generously!



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Special Olympics Basketball

March 21, 2018

On Tuesday, January 16, Roland Michener Secondary School hosted a Special Olympics 3 on 3 basketball tournament which included teams from TDSS and IFSS. The  Roland Michener Warriors won all three games and may have the opportunity to travel and compete in May in Peterborough. Thanks to Amy Rochon and S pecial...
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RMSS Food Drive

March 19, 2018
‚ÄčStudents and teachers at Roland Michener Secondary and Elementary will be going door-to-door throughout Porcupine and South Porcupine for their annual Spring food drive. It happens on Friday, March 23, between 9:00am and 12:00pm. We need your help! Residents are strongly encouraged to leave non-perishable food items outside their door if they are...