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Grade 9 Welcome Package

June 17, 2019


For information about coming to TDSS, please refer to our Grade 9 Welcome Package -  Grade 9 Welcome Package 2019-20.pdf
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TDSS Hosts Culture Day

June 14, 2019
On June 6th, Timiskaming District Secondary School hosted an Indigenous Culture Day. 

The day consisted of a series of workshops including tipi/sacred fire teachings, powwow dance/regalia teachings, traditional harvested food workshop and a residential school workshop. 

The TDSS powwow committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the...
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TDSS FNMI Culture Day

June 13, 2019
​ On Ju ne 6 th   TDSS FNMI students hosted an Indigenous Culture Day. The day consisted of a series of workshops including tipi/sacred fire teachings, powwow dance/regalia teachings, traditional harvested food workshop and a residential school workshop. The TDSS powwow committee would like to thank everyone who participated in...
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Drum Making

May 30, 2019

Students continue to participate in cultural learning days with elder Lindsay Cote. Recently Lindsay shared with students the importance of drums to the Anishinaabe culture. Lindsay spoke about how the drum reflects the heartbeat of mother earth and just like every individual, each drum has it’s own unique voice...
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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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TDSS Graduations

May 02, 2019
TDSS Graduations are just around the corner! 
Attention Grade 8 Graduates!
The grade 8 graduation photo will take place at 5:30pm. 
Attention Grade 12 Graduates! 
Grads will receive their 4 grad invitations once they complete all graduation requirements:;  complete their future plans,  exit survey and community hours prior to receiving their...
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Volunteer Fair

May 02, 2019
Ontario secondary students are required to complete 40 hours of community service in order to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. To facilitate this process, we would like to create closer ties between our students and local organizations. This fair will be an opportunity for parents and students to meet directly...
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TDSS Open House

April 18, 2019


Parents/Guardians we are inviting you to an Open House Parents’ Night on Thursday April 25. Come out and meet your child’s second semester teachers.  We look forward to showcasing our facilities and programs featuring student work.  We will have students on hand to demonstrate  and explain their work. ...
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2019 Grad Photos

March 29, 2019


Photografiks will be at T.D.S.S. for grade 12 graduation photos from Tuesday April 16 - Thursday April 18 in room 227. All students wanting to have their photo taken, must book an appointment time and pay a sitting fee of $10.00 online on the  Photografiks website https://photografiks.net/appointment/...
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The Water Between Us

March 21, 2019
​ Recently Indigenous students from Timiskaming District Secondary School had the opportunity to work with N'we Jinan. N'we Jinan is a non-profit organization that promotes and implements artistic and educational programs in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.  "The Water Between Us" is an original song that was written, recorded and filmed by...
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TDSS Students Hear from Pierre Morais

March 21, 2019
​ Students at Timiskaming District Secondary School recently had the chance to hear Pierre Morais speak about the dangers of addictions. Pierre Morais is a drug and alcohol counselor from Maskwacis, Alberta. He aims to educate youth about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse by sharing his experiences with addiction. Pierre also spoke...
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French for the Future Essay Winners

March 19, 2019

E​ very year, French for the Future holds a National Essay contest. This year, the grade 11/12 immersion class at Timiskaming District Secondary School participated in the “National Essay Contest”. Out of thousands of essays - 4 students won a scholarship.
Kaitlyn Allen - grade 11 ( Université de...
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Ma’iingan Day at TDSS

February 28, 2019

Students from TDSS participated in a day of cultural learning with knowledge keeper Lindsay Cote.  Lindsay shared with students his life struggles and triumphs along with teachings of the eagle feather, sweat lodge and traditional hunting and trapping.  TDSS students will be assisting Lindsay in the spring with the preparation...
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TDSS Youth League Registration

February 25, 2019

TDSS Youth League is set to begin in April. We have made a few changes for the upcoming sessions, so please ensure you are signing your child up for the correct age group. Use the links below to register for the appropriate session. If you are a high school...
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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 Eastern Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...
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Grade 7-8 Winter Fun Day

February 08, 2019
​ TDSSE  Grade 7 and 8 students enjoyed a day of activities on February 6.  Students decided from five different options on the day.  Students had the opportunity to learn how to downhill ski at the Tri Town Ski and Snowboard Village , cross country ski and snowshoe at Temiskaming Nordic...
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TDSS Closet

January 21, 2019

The Closet at Timiskaming District Secondary School is a place where students can shop for new and gently used items like  dress clothes, coats, boots,  jeans, winter accessories, toiletries and more.   Ms. Aquino's Block C class has taken ownership of this project to esure students are aware of this...
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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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The Ma’iignan (Wolf) Project

December 20, 2018
Students from TDSS recently spent the day with knowledge keeper Lindsay Cote. Students became familiar with traditional medicines and the process of laying tobacco before harvesting from mother earth, as well as respecting our elements. Students also participated in hands on activities that included building a fire to keep warm throughout...
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Archeology Career Showcase

December 10, 2018
​ On Thursday December 6th, Grade 7/8 students participated in our second Career Showcase.  The goal of these presentations is to expose students to careers they might not other wise learn about in our small community.  ​We were privileged to hear a passionate discussion about archaeology and related disciplines from Ryan Primrose. Students...
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TLC 123 Wreath Making Fundraiser

November 29, 2018
​ Students in TLC 123 at Timiskaming District Secondary School got into the holiday spirit by hosting a  Holiday Wreath Making Fundraiser! Participants were given a wreath making demonstration and then were given time to make their own wreaths. Students in TLC 123 provided musical entertainment and served a variety of...
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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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Take Your Kid to Work Day

October 24, 2018

Who? What? Where?
Grade 9 students will spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host to learn abd experience the world of work. 
Students are expected to dress appropriately for the workplace, including PPE.
Important
If a grade 9 student is interested...
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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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Parent's Night

October 15, 2018

Parent's Night takes place on Thursday October 18th from 5 - 7:30pm.. Students will receive an appointment package in their block A class. Appointments will be scheduled from 5;00pm - 7pm. If you are unable to make an appointment between that time there will be a drop in period from 7:00pm...
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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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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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Graduation Remind Group

September 27, 2018

Please join our Remind group if you are a graduating student or a parent/ guardian of a 2019 graduate!  Stay up to date on the latest happenings regarding anything pertaining to grad including scholarship and bursary opportunities!  The instructions are attached – please use your real first and last...
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School Council Applications

September 27, 2018


School Council ….  What is it and why should I join? Parent engagement matters. Studies show that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. Education is a partnership involving parents, students,...
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Navigating Grade 9 Geography

September 27, 2018




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TDSS Mini Feast

September 20, 2018
​Students at Timiskaming District Secondary School in New Liskeard marked the change of season with a mini feast in the Lodge. Soup, stew and bannock were available to all during the lunch hour. Meegwetch to everyone for coming out!


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Northern College Indigenous Culture Awareness

September 18, 2018
​ 75 Grade 10 History and Native Studies Students from TDSS were fortunate to be able to participate in Indigenous Culture Awareness activities today at Northern College in Haileybury. Students participated in a smudge and offering in the tipi to start their day before attending a movie screening of Indianhorse. The...
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Indigenous Culture Awareness

September 18, 2018
​Seventy-five Grade 10 History and Indigenous Studies Students from TDSS were fortunate to be able to participate in the Indigenous Culture Awareness activities September 18th at the Haileybury Campus of Northern College. Students participated in a smudge and offering in the tipi before attending a movie screening of Indianhorse. The students...
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Fall Fair Fun!

September 17, 2018
​TDSS had a great time at the New Liskeard Fall Fair student parade! Some great school spirit! Way to go Saints!




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Summer Holidays Dates

June 29, 2018
Important Summer Dates Mon Aug 27th - Main Office reopens
Wed Sept 5th - Grade 9 Day and First day for grade 7-8’s  Thurs Sept 6th - Regular Classes for all students
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Pitches for Pineau Schedule

June 04, 2018
​The Sports Focus Leadership class has released the schedule for the Pitches for Pineau Slo Pitch tournament. The tournament will take place on Tuesday June 5th at the New Liskeard Waterfront diamonds. All proceeds raised at the tournament will go towards the TDSS fundraising campaign to help Vicky Pineau reach her...
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Orange Drop Event

May 30, 2018
​ A big shout out goes out to grade 8 students Prabhleen Kahlon and Alysa Peddie for their great job this morning on CJTT’s  7:30 chat with Mark and Jack!  As part of their science water inquiry project, the girls (and additional group member Tristin Ritchie) investigated Orange Drop and the importance...
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Expressions of Indigenous Cultures class hand drum project

May 22, 2018

TDSS students in Ms. Graham’s NAC1OA Expressions of Indigenous Cultures class made hand drums from sustainably harvested deer hide and steamed white ash bentwood hoops. They come close to what a hand drum might have looked like 500 years ago. The drum sticks were made from whittled wood and moose hide,...
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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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TDSS Reach for the Top

May 17, 2018
​ On May 12th and 13th, the TDSS Senior School Reach team travelled to Toronto University to represent DSBONE in the 2018 Provincial School Reach competition (Reach for the Top).  The team consisted of students: Patrick Sadler, Shan Kahlon, William Rowe and Kolby Fleury.  There were over 30 schools competing from across Ontario.  The boys faced high end competition...
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Trans Canada Pipeline Welding Experience

May 16, 2018
On Monday May 14th, Mr. Code's dual credit welding class was fortunate to host past TDSS graduates and current Trans Canada Pipeline workers, Peter Vinnette and Brandon Larochelle. Peter and Brandon spoke to the students about their job experience with welding along the pipeline. The presenter's also brought along a few pieces of...
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Gord Zubyck Memorial Relay a great success!

May 10, 2018
On May 9 th ,   over 1,000 student athletes gathered at TDSS to participate in the Gord Zubyck Memorial Relay Meet. Schools from Timmins to Temagami attended this amazing event. Several  athletes earned personal best performances while promoting school spirit. Community volunteers provided outstanding support which lead to multiple opportunities...
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Mental Health and Wellness in Teens Information Session

May 10, 2018


When: Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Where: T.D.S.S. Library  Goals of Information Session include: -Increased knowledge of mental health-including signs of distress -Learn about available resources for help -Equip adults with the tools to engage youth in conversations around their mental health -Decrease silence and stigma around...
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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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International DNA Day

April 25, 2018
​Ms. Palangio's grade 11 biology class celebrated International DNA Day by creating their own DNA Strands.



International DNA Day is a holiday Celebrated on April 25th. It commemoratesthe day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature, on...
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Future TDSS Scientists visit the Sick Kids Research Centre

April 25, 2018
​A group of TDSS students, along with a group of Englehart students, travelled to Toronto to take part in the Sick Kids Science Extravaganza. The two day science symposium is held to inspire students to become the next generation of researchers, technologists and innovators. Students were able to participate in various...
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Successful Spring Extravaganza for our TLC classes

April 24, 2018
​ The TLC classes of Ms. Francoeur, Mr. Warring and Mr. Howard combined to stage the 2nd annual Spring Extravaganza at T.D.S.S on Saturday, April 21, 2018. They hosted a vendor marketplace, staged a silent auction, sold popcorn and dog biscuits, made and sold baking, and fed the huge crowd hamburgers...
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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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School Reach Team Victorious

April 12, 2018
​This past week, our TDSS School Reach team travelled to Timmins to compete in the district School Reach competition. Both the Junior and Senior teams represented TDSS well. Congratulations goes out to the Senior team as they have qualifiied for the provincial competition in May. Thanks to Mrs. Palangio for coaching...
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TD supports Broncos

April 12, 2018
​Sending thoughts & prayers to the families of the Broncos and the community of Humboldt.
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TDSS Captures Bronze

April 03, 2018
​The TDSS girls curling team competed at OFSAA on March 21st to 24th in Fort Frances. The girls ended the pool play with a 2-3 record. This put the girls in a four-way tie for the wild card position in the quarter finals. The TDSS girls won this position with their...
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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018
​Students at TDSS marked World Down Syndrome Day (March 21, 2018) by sporting colourful socks around the school. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  The aim of the day is to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what...