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March 19
2019 Science Fair Summary

2019 Science Fair Summary

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Science Coaches Arif Kassum and Jacquline Monteith, are pleased to present a summary of the recent Frontier School Division Science Fair which took place on March 14th at the Museum of Man and Nature.

For a complete summary of this event and to view a listing of award winners, click on the PDF link below.

2019 Science Fair Summary.pdf2019 Science Fair Summary.pdf


March 06
Celebrating 45 Years of Sports Tradition and Competition

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Celebrating 45 Years of 

Sports Tradition and Competitions

 

Frontier Games is celebrating its 45th year!

Hundreds of students, staff, chaperones and guests will convene in Norway House on Wednesday, March 6 for the official opening of the Games, with competitions in various traditional and land-based sports taking place on March 7-8.

 

For more information on the Games please check out the following link: 

http://www.frontiergames2019.com/

 Best wishes Athletes!​

 
March 05
2019 Juried Art Show Results

2019 Juried Art Show Results


Every year the Frontier School Division Juried Art Show comes alive with colour, talent and expression. This year the students brought out the best in drawing, painting, sculpting, crafts, film and photography.

 

This year saw 273 entries from 154 students from 23 Frontier schools, and the judges noted that the work is getting better and better every year. Many pieces were selected to be part of an exhibition at Graffiti Art Gallery in Winnipeg and will be included as part of their Winnipeg student outreach programming.

For a Complete Listing of Winners Click on the Link Below.

Juried Art Show 2019.pdfJuried Art Show 2019.pdf


February 19
Vern Anderson Recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award

Vern Anderson Recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award​


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rontier School Division is pleased to announce that Vern Anderson is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award.

The Frontier Achievement Award was established by the Frontier School Board in 1998 to recognize and honor the achievements of a Frontier graduate as well as those who have attended a Frontier school or Home Placement. Candidates demonstrate outstanding career or lifetime achievement in a variety of fields such as community service, sports, law, education, health and business.

Vern attended school at Oscar Blackburn School in South Indian Lake. He moved to Cranberry Portage where he graduated from Frontier Collegiate in 1984. Vern furthered his education by attending Brandon University through the P.E.N.T. Program. He held various positions including Instructional Assistant at the Dakota Collegiate, Child Care Worker with Tumbler Ridge Family Support Society, and a Life Skills Instructor for New Directions and then graduated from Red River College Diploma Program in Child and Youth Care.

Vern is currently the Student Advisor in Frontier School Division’s Work Education Program working with students that go through the Work Education, Student Leadership, University Tours and Mini University Programs.

Vern spends many hours volunteering his time to organize and fundraise for Rossbrook House, South Indian Lake Winter Fun Day, Siloam Mission, Volunteer Canadian Ranger and Board member in Co-op Housing, Youth Task Force, Cultural Competency at New Directions, Project Neechewan and Booth University College member of the Indigenous Advisory Council.

Vern initiated and continues to raise funds for the Arnold Dysart Bursary which is awarded to a South Indian Lake graduating student from Frontier Collegiate.

Vern is proud of his Indigenous Heritage and language and shares his knowledge of the Cree Language and Culture with students and adults. He has taken time to accompany students on canoe trips, he brings his experience to teach students about Indigenous Culture and Way of Life.

Mr. Vern Anderson was announced as the award winner at the 41st Annual School Committee Conference on February 6, 2019 during Celebrations of Achievements event. Congratulations Vern!​

 
February 15
Aboriginal Circle of Educators Award

Aboriginal Circle of Ed​ucators Award

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​​​​​​​​Frontier School Division is pleased to announce Daisy Monias as recipient of The Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) award for Language Education. The ACE Award honours educators and leaders who promote and support Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom and in the community.


Daisy is of Cree heritage, born and raised in Norway House and is a fluent Cree speaker. Daisy’s career has included teaching in Norway House (Jack River and former Rossville School) and was previously the Principal at Jack River School. She is currently the Area 5 Superintendent (Norway House). She is a proponent and advocate of Indigenous language and culture, and has planned and cultivated many activities in her schools and community supporting the Division’s focus goal for Indigenous Way of Life. Daisy received this award at the “Honouring our ​Traditions, Celebrating Our Future” awards banquet held in Winnipeg on February 15, 2019.  Congratulations Daisy!​

February 14
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award

Outstanding Employee Contribution Award

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Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2019. This award recognizes employees who demonstrate one or more of the following:


  • Proficiency in their area of responsibility
  • Contribution to the Division as an employee
  • Contribution as a community member
  • Provision of leadership in the nominee’s area of employment
  • Evidence of personal and/or professional growth and
  • Evidence of development and implementation of effective practices in their field of work

​​nomination packages must be received by
reg klassen, chief superintendent, at the division office

no later than Friday, April 19, 2019


Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Nomination Form 2019.pdfOutstanding Employee Contribution Award Nomination Form 2019.pdf 

The selection of the recipient will be made by the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting in May and announced in June via special announcement.​

February 08
Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Recipient
 ​Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Recipient

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Congratulations is extended to Andrea McIvor, the 2018 recipient of a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award in the Personal Achievement category.  The Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) is held each year in November to honour the achievements of Indigenous youth in the fields of culture, traditional lifestyle, employment, business, personal achievement, and achievement excellence.

Andrea is a Home Placement graduate from the community of Pelican Rapids who is currently in her first year at Brandon University.  In March of 2015, three months prior to her graduation, she lost her vision after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumour on her optic nerve.  Andrea handled her traumatic loss with dignity and positivity, and focused on learning the skills she would need to acquire to navigate her surroundings as a visually-impaired individual.  Within a year, she learned the Braille language and orientation and mobility skills, and became proficient in using assistive technology to further her secondary education.  She wrote provincial standards tests in English and mathematics and completed a dual credit university course in her final year of high school.  Andrea graduated with Honours this past June and received several scholarships including a four-year RBC Aboriginal Student Scholarship of $16 000 ($4 000 per year), Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Award of $3 000, and a Canadian National Institute for the Blind Scholarship of $3 000.

Andrea’s achievements include making multiple presentations on the topic of blindness to elementary and high school students, resource teachers, and community organizations within Swan River and the surrounding area.  She received a Student Citizenship Award through the Manitoba School Boards Association for educating the community on disabilities and accessibility.  Andrea also began a home-based business selling crocheted items including stuffed animals, baby slippers and bibs, and dish cloths.   Her achievements exemplify what individuals may achieve when they approach challenges with purpose and optimism.

On a daily basis, Andrea inspires youth and adults to challenge themselves to achieve their goals.  After she completes her undergraduate degree at Brandon University, she intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Vision Sciences at the University of Montreal.  Her career goal is to work as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and work with visually impaired individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals. 

We congratulate Andrea on receiving a MAYAA Award and wish her continued success in pursuing her educational and career endeavours. ​
 

February 06
Frontier's Got Talent

Frontier Fiddlers Performance

Each year in conjunction with the Annual School Committee Conference, students from across the Division come together to perform for delegates and guests.  We invite you to watch their performance via Livestream today at 1:00 p.m.

Simply click on the link below to be taken to the Livestream Youtube page.

Frontier's Got ​Talent

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Frontier's Got Talent is a student showcase open to all students within Frontier. Students were to submit a video showcasing their talents. This year 35 submissions were received ranging from singers, dancers, bands, drum groups, musicians and comedians. 15 performers/groups were selected based on talents and how ready they were. 

The selected perfomers/groups will be showcasing their talent this evening in conjunction with the 41st Annual School Committee Conference. The performances will take place in Celebrations Dinner Theatre.  This new format will be exciting for all.


Did you miss the performance?  You can still watch a recording by following the link below.

 https://youtu.be/bh8JMyBlAJE ​

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December 13
Partnership Renewed
Partnership Renewed


The Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and Chief and Council for the Birdtail Sioux First Nation were pleased to renew their Education Agreement on December 11, 2018. 

Frontier School Division looks forward to its continued partnership and collaboration with Chief and Council as we work together educating the students of Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wawaya Tipi School.

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Back row:  Trustee Howard Sanderson, Councillor Chris Benn, Councillor Doug Hanska, Councillor Lindsay Bunn Jr.  Front row seated:  Board Vice-Chairperson  Marion Pearson, Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Chief Ken Chalmers, Trustee Darlene Osborne​

October 29
Call for Nominations - Recognition Awards

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Call for Nominations - Recognition Awards


A call for nomination for the Frontier Achievement Award, and the Award for Outstanding Contribution by a School Committee Member is now open.

  • Frontier Achievement Award

Please refer to the enclosed poster for information. Below are links to access the Nomination Form, Tips for Filing a Nomination, and Frequently Asked Questions.

The deadline for nominations is November 30.


  • School Committee Members Awards:

Outstanding Contribution by a School Committee Member

Long Service Recognition

Information on these awards including criteria and deadlines was forwarded to school committees and principals. The deadlines for nominations are noted int eh correspondence forwarded to schools.

Please contact your Principal, Area Superintendent or the Chief Superintendent's department if you have any questions regarding these awards programs. 

 
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