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Hats for the Homeless

December 05, 2018
​ 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’s...
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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...
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RMSS Treaty 9 Photo Contest

November 28, 2018

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

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) – 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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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


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
​On 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’s 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
​Timmins 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
​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. 
The...
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Empower"MINT" at RMSS

May 10, 2018
​To 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
​Roland 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
​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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RMSS to Present Peter Pan

April 17, 2018
​Please 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
​Students 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’s ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum...
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Students Attend NAN Event

April 03, 2018

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
​Congratulations 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
​Students 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...