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!
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...
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!
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 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. 💪
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 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! 🙌
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...
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.
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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
December 16, 2020
As part of Elf Day Mr. Dagenais was served a tasty Elf style plate of spaghetti. Yummy!
The students and staff were served a delicious spaghetti lunch. The food was generously donated and prepared by Terra Haven (a local business).
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...
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...
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!
To learn more about our Strategic Plan, visit www.dsb1.ca
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
July 03, 2020
July 3, 2020
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...
June 26, 2020
We are so pleased to share our June Strategic Plan Vignette, which celebrates the DSB1 community's successes this year!
June 24, 2020
The DSB1 Board of Trustees share an important message with the graduating class of 2020!
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...
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...
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
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, ...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
March 31, 2020
Hi Folks, I want you all to know we are thinking of you and working hard to plan our next steps. We will have more information coming soon. We wish you and your families all the best and are looking forward to seeing you soon. Ke vin McRae
February 11, 2020
Students at SRFPS enjoyed an educational and fun-filled day in Cochrane. They went to the Polar Bear Habitat where they were able to witness polar bears playing with each other in the snow! They listened to a bear talk from the staff. Then the students enjoyed lunch at Little Caesars Pizza and then went...
January 23, 2020
SRFPS students enjoyed Pancakes and syrup with fresh fruit and yogurt or whipped cream during our PJ & Pancake fun day on Friday, December 20th.
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...
December 18, 2019
Students participated in various Hour of Code activities on Friday, December 13th.
December 04, 2019
On Friday, November 29th, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #305 visited our school to present our students with prizes for the Remembrance Day Poster Contest.
Congratulations to all who participated!
December 03, 2019
Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School combined calculations with kindness this month! They used the knowledge from lessons on graphing to track the number of items collected as part of the school's Holiday Food Drive. Great work, SRFPS!
November 18, 2019
Students from SRFPS have been learning about the Indigenous culture and participating in various activities. They sand painted pictograph symbols, dot painted turtles and designed their own Indigenous-themed canoes.
November 13, 2019
Rylan Heatherington and Morgan Breton did a great job on November 11, representing our school during the public presentation of the wreaths at the Legion for Remembrance Day. All of our students not only took part in the ceremony, but also got involved in other activities related to Remembrance Day, such...
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. ...
November 04, 2019
The students at SRFPS enjoyed a fun-filled day on Halloween!
October 29, 2019
The students at SRFPS walked to "Sunrise Orchards" store to pick pumpkins to carve at school on Halloween. They were each given an apple and a gourd to take home. Fun was had by all! A big thank you "Sunrise Orchards" for their generosity!
October 21, 2019
On Oct. 18th, the students wore their craziest
hats to school! Many students showed off their creativity by their innovative
designs! Great job!
October 17, 2019
On October 16, 2019, grade 4, 5 and 6 students of Smooth Rock Falls Public School exercised their right to student vote in the federal elections. They have been preparing for this event for the last three weeks and the excitement on the Election Day was obvious. All students have done a...
October 01, 2019
The students and staff at SRFPS honoured Orange Shirt Day by wearing orange shirts and participating in various Indigenous-based activities.
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...
September 27, 2019
On September 20th, the students of Smooth Rock Falls Public School celebrated National Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Day. Mrs. Rasiga showed the students a short film by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters about the benefits of hunting, fishing, and trapping., The students shared personal stories and pictures. They also wore camouflage, hunter orange, or...
September 27, 2019
Students and staff of Smooth Rock Falls Public School took advantage of the break in the clouds to participate in their annual Terry Fox Walk on September 25, 2019.
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...
June 26, 2019
Congratulations to our four grade six students who have completed their elementary careers at SRFPS and are moving on to intermediate studies in Kapuskasing. Members of the school family attended a heartfelt ceremony and fellowship on the afternoon of June 21. All the best to our well prepared four as they move...
June 04, 2019
Mrs. Pittman's class showing off their butter making skills in Social Studies class.
May 22, 2019
Each student raised money for the Heart and Stroke foundation. In total, more than $1400 was collected! The students participated in Jump Rope for Heart on May 17th. They are excited as the reward for their effort is a school pizza party!
May 13, 2019
On May 10th, each of the students got to experiment with various robotics in the gym. Students were able to use their creativity through coding, designing obstacle courses and exploring new apps.
May 13, 2019
On May 10th, our school participated in a School Spirit Day. Students and staff were proud to be dressed in our recently purchased S.R.F.P.S. clothing.
May 03, 2019
SRFPS students participated in our school Badminton Tournament on Friday, May 3rd. Fun was had by all!
April 17, 2019
On April 10th, the students and staff of SRFPS participated in many anti-bullying activities and wore pink shirts to acknowledge Day of Pink 2019.
April 08, 2019
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 participated in an online Google Hangout, entitled "Ocean Wise," on Friday, March 29, 2019. The activity was organized by Exploring by The Seat of Your Pants, a non-profit organization which "knock(s) down classroom walls and take(s) students anywhere in the world, never having to...
April 08, 2019
Mrs. Pittman's class recognized World Autism Day April 2nd with activities.
February 28, 2019
Each of the students from grade 1-6 presented a speech on February 27th. Chantal Tessier, Richard Clawson, Ken Williams and John Lemieux from the Royal Canadian Legion judged each speech and awarded prizes for students in each age division.
In the grade 1-3 division, Bryn Eagles received 3rd place, Adrian Rasiga...
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...
February 19, 2019
Students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School marked National Flag of Canada day on Friday, February 15th. Students learned about the history of our flag and re-created the flag using Canadian road maps. Great work!
February 15, 2019
The students of SRFPS celebrated National Flag of Canada Day today by making their own flags with Canadian road maps after a lesson on the history and development of our flag. Well done students!
January 28, 2019
On Friday January 25th, the students at Smooth Rock Falls Public School were able to enjoy a cold refreshing berry & yogurt fruit smoothie. They enjoyed it so much, that a second round had to be made! A big thank you goes out to the Red Cross Breakfast Program and the Ontario Dairy Association for the funds...
January 28, 2019
On Friday, January 25th, instead of having our weekly "Reading Buddy" program, we had "Building Buddies!" Students from both classes worked collaboratively to build various structures, including a rocket, a swing, a marble run, a bridge and a tower! Great job everyone!
January 11, 2019
Royal Canadian Legion ON#305 members Audrey Tremblay and Bruce Carmichael were at S.R.F.P.S. today to present prizes to the students who participated their 2018 Remembrance Day Poster Contest. Prizes were given to all who participated, and we would like to thank them for their generosity!
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...
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....
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...
November 01, 2018
On Halloween day the students at SRFPS participated in a pumpkin carving contest. Afterwards they all voted for the pumkin they liked the best and then got dressed in their costumes for some fun and games. They ended the day by trick or treating around the school for some sweet treats! ...
October 25, 2018
Students in Mrs. Rasiga’s class had an opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the municipal
elections organized by CIVIX on Friday, October 19, 2018. As usual, they had a lot of fun and
proved that they can be responsible citizens!
Student Vote is a parallel election for students under...
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 –...
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,...
October 17, 2018
On Friday October 12th, SRFPS students and teachers went for a short excursion to Sunrise Orchards where the students got to chose a few complimentary pumpkins for each class to carve for Halloween, The students also got to taste some yummy apple cider and choose a small pumpkin for each of them to take home. A big Thank...
October 12, 2018
On Thursday October 11th, our students participated in the Canadian Red Cross Local Big Crunch Event. The farm fresh carrots were delicious!
October 12, 2018
On October 5th, SRFPS had a Thanksgiving Pie Bake-Off competition. All of the students worked together in teams to bake various kinds of pies. Mr. Forsythe, Mrs. Meilleur and Mrs. Sauve were our taste testing judges! A tough decision but the apple pie won, just by a slice!!
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 02, 2018
The students and staff at Smooth Rock Falls Public School are proud to support Terry's dream.
September 27, 2018
Wachay, Today the students and staff at Smooth Rock Falls Public School wore orange to honour the victims and survivors of the Canadian residential school system. As a public school it is our hope to build awareness and educate the next generations about this history and many impacts on Indigenous Peoples...
September 19, 2018
National Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing Heritage Day 2018 To mark the heritage and contributions of these activities to northern Ontario culture, economy, and dinner table students and staff wore camo, green, or fishing related clothing on Sept 14. History was explored and outdoor adventure tales were told-including some tall ones;)
September 05, 2018
Two of the students welcomed back to class today at SRFPS, a happy reunion for friends and staff!
August 31, 2018
Staff are excitedly looking forward to Opening Day at SRFPS. For any new students it is not too late to register for Kindergarten or Grades 1-6. Here is to a wonderful 2018-19 school year!
June 28, 2018
Smooth Rock Falls Public School is very proud of our grade 6 graduates. We wish you all the best!
June 07, 2018
On June 4, 2018, the students in Mrs. Rasiga's class have participated with enthusiasm in Student Vote. They have investigated the right of vote and the responsibilities that come with it, finally culminating with casting a vote for the candidate of their choice. Results to be announced after June 7th!
May 29, 2018
Students and staff of SRFPS along with a few wonderful volunteers participated in an amazing field trip to Cochrane. They started their day with a visit to the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village, ordered lunch from Harvey's/Swiss Chalet and then went swimming at the Tim Horton Event Centre Pool.
May 29, 2018
Students of SRFPS enjoyed Education Week by planting seeds, measuring out some friendship soup and helping the environment by participating in a schoolyard cleanup!
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.
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...
April 23, 2018
Because of their successful fundraising efforts, the students at SRFPS were able to enjoy a great day in Kapuskasing on April 20th. They bowled at North Side Lanes followed by lunch at A&W and then watched the hilarious movie, Ferdinand at the Kapuskasing Royal Theatre. Fun was had by all!...
April 12, 2018
Jersey Day at SRFPS in support of the fallen and injured Humboldt Broncos and their families.