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Kindergarten Registration

January 19, 2022

  Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone! 🍎
Register your child for Kindergarten at a DSB1 school throughout the month of February.

Kindergarten registrations will be done completely online! Visit our Kindergarten page to learn more and to register your child!
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French as a Second Language Plan Presentation

January 18, 2022
Superintendent Niemi and her team presented the DSB1 French as a Second Language Plan to the Board of Trustees. on January 18, 2022.  The team presented highlights of the data gathered for the creation of the plan, as well as the goals that will be included in the plan.  The presentation was...

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space

January 06, 2022

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space in memory of former student Riley Duchesne.  Dakota, Evan and Brady proudly presented the donation to Kelsey MacDonnell, Volunteer Coordinator with Living Space.  The funds raised will support the important work that Living Space is doing in the community.  We are so proud...
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The December Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣

December 15, 2021
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they connect with community partners.🙌
We’re so thrilled to see how our schools collaborate with community partners to create meaningful learning experiences for students! 💗

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This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

November 22, 2021

This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  
Bullying prevention and intervention is about more than eliminating bullying. Bullying prevention promotes the development of healthy relationships, both in-person and online.  These relationships are important to developing and maintaining mentally healthy and caring learning environments.  
Students who have quality...

November's Vignette: Outdoor Learning

November 03, 2021

  This month, our Strategic Plan vignette features our strategic action of Growth Mindset.  Outdoor learning is a key component to fostering curiosity and building new skills.  

Treaties Recognition Week

November 02, 2021

  Miigwetch to the students in the Cree classes at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School for this beautiful video, reminding us that we are all treaty people.
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Parent Involvement Committee

October 27, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) had a great first meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  The meeting included 15 family members, a member of the community, the Chair of the Board and four school administrators!
PIC is open to any DSB1 family member who would like to participate.  
There are...
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Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

October 18, 2021

This week, the DSB1 along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week. 

School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens...

KLDCS Students explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition!

October 06, 2021

  Students at Kirkland Lake District Composite School created a video to explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition! 🤩

A message from the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition:   “ I’m one of the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition. I’m responsible for...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Mackenzie, Indigenous Student Trustee

October 01, 2021

​ “It is essential to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because it honours all those still suffering from the intergenerational trauma caused by these injustices to the Indigenous people. It commemorates all those who are still suffering from these injustices, those who never made it home, all...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Ci-Bee

September 30, 2021
​ "The reason why it’s important to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to honour the survivors of the residential schools, to the mothers and fathers who never got to see their children again, and for those who lost their wild and free inner child that day, and...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Johanna

September 29, 2021

​"As a settler and a teacher, it is important for me to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in a visible way. In order to develop a culture of caring and a sense of belonging in our schools, all students must be seen and heard. Steps like this will...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Noah

September 28, 2021
  Thank you Noah for sharing why the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada are so important.  Let us follow Noah’s lead and take action to improve our relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in our country. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Janelle

September 27, 2021
Janelle, a DSB1 student, has an important message for all of us as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches.  She highlights why it is important to reflect on the legacy of residential schools and take action towards reconciliation.  
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - George Rose Paul Martin

September 24, 2021

" I'm a survivor. Put your orange shirt on and walk with us on September 30 for survivors everywhere. I love you all. Let's walk for our ancestors and always remember to love." -   George Rose Paul Martin
This year, September 30 will be designated as National Day for...
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Welcome Back!

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! 


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Happy Retirement!

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...
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DSB1 Virtual Pride Parade

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!
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#ReadyForKindergarten Contest Winners!

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 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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. 💪

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DSB1 Student Receives Schulich Leader Scholarship

June 09, 2021

Congratulations to Nadia Breault, from Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS), on receiving the Schulich Leader Scholarship.   Nadia will be pursuing her studies at McMaster University in the Fall. 
Launched in 2012, the Schulich Leader Scholarship Fund provides undergraduate scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and embrace the STEM...
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2021-2022 Student Trustees

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 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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! 🙌

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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

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...
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Distance Learning Announcement

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. 

Virtual Mental Health Symposium

April 22, 2021

The DSB1 Student Senate is proud to present the first ever Virtual Mental Health Symposium! The completely student-lead initiative will host numerous presentations from mental health organizations across Northern Ontario and will run throughout the morning of Wednesday, May 5th for all grade 7-12 students. 

9:15 -   Get...

April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

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 2021 Strategic Plan 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.
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021

Ms. Pollock's BTT10A Class and Mr. Code's Grade 11 Welding Class from Timiskaming District Secondary School are hosting a Facebook auction from April 6 th to April 8 th to raise funds for Zack's Crib.
Zack's Crib is a local charity working towards developing and establishing a safe bed...

Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

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...
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Word Up Podcast

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...
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

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...
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Snow Sculpture Contest at RMSS

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...
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KLDCS Corona Can’t Challenge!

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!   


Mental Health Supports During the Holidays

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...
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Preparing for January 4, 2021

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...
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Holiday Spirit Day

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...
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Orange Shirt Day 2020

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...

School Re-Entry Vignette

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!
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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....
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Public School Board Trustee Recruitment

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...
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TDSS Return to School Plan

September 04, 2020
​ Review the full TDSS return to School Plan here:  TDSS Return to School Plan - February 18, 2021
Daily Active Screening  
All students and staff are required to complete a self-assessment before coming to school each day. 
COVID-19 Self-Assessment
Timiskaming Health Unit COVID-19 Return to School...
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All Students must be Pre-Registered to Attend School

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...
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August 10-14 Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars

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,...
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August 4-7 Mental Health Seminars

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...
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Mental Health and Well-Being Seminars - Week of July 20

July 16, 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 are the offerings for the week of...
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English Indigenous Studies Course Q&A

July 03, 2020

English ​Indigenous 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

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

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
​ 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
​ 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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Odyssey is Hiring Language Monitors

June 17, 2020

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

  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

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
​ 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: . Your opinion is important as we try to...
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Mental Health Week 2020

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...
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CMHA Mental Health Week May 4th-8th

May 04, 2020

It is mental health week, the perfect  time to take a minute and focus on our own mental health and well-being. Below is a video that talks about the 5 ways of well-being.

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Connecting with the people around you, with family,...

Wellness Wednesday with Ms. Vinette

April 29, 2020

Looking for some easy stress relievers or just wanting to try something new? How about trying a short Hatha yoga sequence or some relaxation techniques. Please feel free to share your comments or pictures. 

Hatha Yoga for beginners
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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
​ 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
​ 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
​ 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...
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Tip Sheet for Families

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:    ​
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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...

TDSS Students Learn Outdoor Survival Skills

January 07, 2020

Students from Timiskaming Distict Secondary School participated in a cultural day with elder Lindsay Cote. Elder Lindsay Cote discussed winter survival tips from an Indigenous perspective along with medicine teachings and the importance of respecting all living things. 

Students had the opportunity to make their own fires, shelters and were shown...

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. ...

Students Engage in Conversations About Ending Violence Against Women

November 05, 2019

​Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS0 recently welcomed Laurie Odjick into the school. Laurie spoke to Indigenous Studies classes about ending violence against women. 
Laurie also spoke about the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) across Canada. Laurie Odjick’s daughter disappeared in 2008 along with her friend.  Students from Mr. Warring’s English class...

TDSS Students Participate in Day of Learning on the Land

November 05, 2019
Students from Mrs. Graham’s Indigenous art class and Mrs. Bailey-Bean’s Indigenous English class participated in a day of learning on the land with Elders Lindsay and Tina Cote. 

Students engaged in a traditional medicine walk where they were educated on traditional medicine uses and the process of harvesting.  Miigwetch to...

TOKTW Day 2019

October 24, 2019
​" Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on  Wednesday, November 6 th , 2019 , is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a...
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Terry Fox Run at TDSS

October 07, 2019
​TDSS students took part in the annual Terry Fox Walk and Run. This year was especially meaningful for the TDSS community as we marched in support of our very own fighter, Olivia Beland. Olivia is a grade 9 student battling cancer. Money raised during this year's run will be split between...

Orange Shirt Day Art Exhibit

October 03, 2019
​In honour of Orange Shirt Day, students from Ms. Graham's Expressions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures classes at Timiskaming District Secondary School created an exhibit of small wooden paintings with images of healing that were respectfully dedicated to the 80,000 survivors of residential schools and the 6,000 children who...
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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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Red Feather Project

September 28, 2019

Mr. Warring's grade 11 English class at Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) is currently working to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) across Canada.
The class decided to create the Red Feather Project. Today.   100 red feathers were strung in the main entrance of the...
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Northern College Indigenous Culture Days

September 23, 2019
​ Students from Ms. Graham's NAC1OA, Expressing Aboriginal Cultures classes enjoyed an enriching day at Northern College Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week. Students received teachings from Elders, John Wills and Marilyn Chevrier-Wills, and enjoyed creating art with Northern College event organizer, Monique Lafond.


Fall Fair 2019

September 20, 2019
TDSS showed some school spirit in this year’s Fall Fair Parade! Students lined up to be painted to show their Saints pride before marching down the streets of New Liskeard, chanting and waving to the crowd! 


CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal Camp

September 12, 2019
Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) hosted two CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal Camps over the summer.  The camps were generously funded by the CWB Welding Foundation.
The camps were open to all Grade 7 and 8 students in the region interested in the manufacturing sector.  The purpose of the camp is to introduce...
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Save the Date - Dr. Dave Williams

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...
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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...

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
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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...

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 East Tri-Board Student Transportation, the three school boards who are part of the consortium, as well as transportation operators...

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...

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 –...

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.
If a grade 9 student is interested...

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 or

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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!


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

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. 
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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...

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...