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May 01
Our Hearts Go Out to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

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April 12
MusiCounts Grant - Gypsumville School

MusiCounts Grant – Gypsumville School

Each year, the MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides grants for instruments in $5,000 or $10,000 increments to schools whose music programs are in need of support to ensure their sustained growth. This year, 80 schools received grants and Gypsumville School was awarded one of the $10,000.00 grants to purchase instruments to help grow our music program.  The grant that Mrs. Joel Oswald submitted was one of approximately 400 grants that were submitted to the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.  Some of the instruments that she is hoping will be purchased include a digital piano, xylophones, chimes, a guitar, drums, and many other percussion instruments.

​Gypsumville School is excited about the musical opportunities that this grant will provide our students with now and in the upcoming years!​

March 23
Frontier School Division Science Fair 2018
 ​Frontier School Division Science Fair 2018

Congratulations to all participants! Our FSD Science Fair took place in Winnpeg on March 14 (also known as Pi Day!).  We had 12 schools participate with close to 30 projects. All students worked hard to represent their schools, and the projects were extremely interesting and diverse. 

3 students were chosen to represent Frontier School Division in Ottawa from May 12 – 19 at the Canada Wide Science Fair! 

Thank you to our teachers, chaperones, and judges who all made this event a great success! 

Thank you to our Science Fair Judges!

Sarah King- Grand Rapids School

Mrs. Koski – Rorketon School

Mrs. Matias – Lakefront School

Mr. DeRuyck – Waterhen School

Marie del Rosario- Duck Bay School

Bob Hemeon- Frontier Collegiate Institute

Lise Turbide – Leaf Rapids Education Centre

Frances Muswagon – HBOIERC

Rockford McKay- Manitoba First Nations School System

Glenn Peterson- Manitoba Forestry Association

Dani Nowosad- University of Winnipeg

Laura Burns- Assiniboine Park Zoo

Jakob Weirathmueller- University of Winnipeg​

Special Awards

Language & Culture Award Sponsored by FSD Language & Culture Department

Presented by David Swanson

Indigenous Medicine by Natalie Baptiste and Sumer Thompson: Duck Bay School

Career Studies Award Sponsored by FSD Career Studies Department

Presented by Tyson MacGillivray

Perpetual Motion by Jacob Bird: FCI

Heated Water Bowl by Joseph Slepicka: Waterhen

Waste Not by Marley Iwankow: Falcon Beach

Sustainable Development Award Sponsored by Polar Bears International and FSD Science Department

Presented by Arif Kassum and Jacqueline Monteith

Trash to Gas by Kennedy Popowich: Waterhen

Get a Grip by Kia Iwankow: Falcon Beach

Grade 4-6 Science Fair Winners​

1st Place: Get a Grip by Kia Iwankow: Falcon Beach

2nd Place: Trash to Gas by Kennedy Popowich: Waterhen

3rd Place: 5 Second Rule by Jolie Richmond: Rorketon

Grade 7-8 Science Fair Winners

1st Place: Waste Not by Marley Iwankow: Falcon Beach

2nd Place: Magnets by Lucas Lussier and Samantha Glenday: Leaf Rapids

3rd Place: White Candles & Coloured Candles by Shyanne Beardy and Jada Brust: Leaf Rapids

Grade 9-12 Science Fair Winners

1st Place: How Fish React by Daegan Kinley: Falcon

2nd Place: Perpetual Motion by Jacob Bird: FCI​​

Canada Wide Science Fair Representatives
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'Waste Not'
by Marley Iwankow
Falcon Beach School​
by Lucas Lussier and Samantha Glenday
Leaf Rapids Education Centre​

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All Students​​ received a special presentation from Prairie Exotics: Spiders, snakes, lizards and more! ​Superintendent, David Swanson checking out a Wind Generator project by Greysyn Wilson and Devon Evans from Jack River School.

March 15
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award

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 Outstanding Employee Contribution Award

Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018. 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 20, 2018

Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Nomination Form 2018.pdfOutstanding Employee Contribution Award Nomination Form 2018.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.​

March 05
2018 Frontier School Division Juried Art Show
​2018 Frontier School Division 


This years Juried Art Show was a wonderful success with 232 entries from 149 students in 23 Schools.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award was submitted by Cashtin Shlachetka from Cormorant Lake School. 

 “The Night of Day”​.

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For more information and to view the artwork submitted please click on the link below to download the PDF.

Juried Art Show 20​18 Submissions: Juried Art Show 2018.pdfJuried Art Show 2018.pdf

February 27
Adult Education Instructor, Muriel Halabisky Named Aboriginal Educator of the Month

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Muriel Halabisky 

'Aboriginal Educator​ of the Month'

February 2018
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Muriel Halabisky (Beardy) started her teaching career with Frontier School Division in 1997 and moved into Adult Education in the Division in 2000. She is interested in many activities and is very involved in her community. She is a Councilor with the Town of Grand Rapids and is on the Youth and Recreation Committee and the Winter Festival Committee.  She is also a parent to six children (four siblings that she fosters) and is an active hockey mom!  

Congratulations to Muriel on this award and acknowledgement!

Click o​n the link below to read the interview with Muriel.

February 14
Frontier Idol and Frontier Rocks!

Streamed LIVE from the Canad Inns - Fort Garry.

TONIGHT! Wednesday, February 14th 2018.

Join us via Live Stream from the comfort of your home to watch the 
2018 'Frontier Idol and Frontier Rocks!' competetions. 

Click on the Link Below to Watch

If you have trouble viewing the above link you can get to the video via our main channel.​


February 07
Canada vs. the U.S. for Women's Hockey Gold!


Canada vs. the U.S. for Women's Hockey Gold 
(Wednesday, Feb.21st)

Canada wins 5-0 against Olympic athletes from Russia in the women's semifinal game at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

The Canadian women's hockey team will take on the U.S. in the Wednesday final -- tune in and watch the game!

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​Congratulations to Brigette Lacquette, a former Frontier student at both Waterhen and Rorketon schools. Brigette is going to Pyeongchang to play with Canada's Olympic Women's Hockey Team in the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Brigette Lacquette

Age: 25

Position: Defence
Calgary Inferno
Hometown: Mallard, Manitoba

Brigette was featured in 'Sports Life' Magazine 2018|Volume 5|Issue 1.

For more information or to read this article click on the link below. 

January 29
Duke of Marlborough School New ELA Pilot Program
 Duke of Marlborough School New ELA Pilot Program


​ELA Pilot Team:

Shawn Manning, Lisa Manning, Amy Nagy, Wendy Gautier, Joshua Robertson, George Power & Ashley Watts​

For the past three years, many of our teachers have been working tirelessly with our ELA coaches and Department of Education on the New ELA Provincial curriculum. It has been a meandering road with many obstacles, questions, and successes. The new design has given teachers more autonomy to plan their lessons around topics that are engaging for the students to ensure they are successful in their learning.  This student-centered pilot program started with many questions, but has resulted as a breath of fresh air for our teachers and students. Our teachers feel rejuvenated when planning and the students are engaged in more dialogue throughout the day representing their learning through conversation, observations and products.  


Recently, the Province organized a summit from January 9th-11th to engage Manitobans in co-creating a provincial literacy and numeracy strategy. A couple of our teachers were asked to provide examples of literacy teaching and learning on display in regards to the New ELA Pilot. These posters were used as an inspiration, and to inform those who may not have children or have not been in a classroom recently to view what literacy and numeracy learning for the 21st Century looks like. We are grateful that we have been involved with the planning of this new curriculum.  It has challenged us to move away from the traditional methods of teaching curricula and we feel our classrooms have improved with the new ‘Big Idea’ way of planning. I am proud of our teachers for taking on this task over the past few school years, and excited that some of our work was on display for others to view.          Lisa Manning & Wendy Gautier

Through collaboration and purposeful planning the New ELA Curriculum  will inspire great conversations and learning to students at all grade levels.       

Article submitted by: Shawn Manning, Principal, Duke of Marlborough School                                                                               

January 18
MERN Winter 2018 Forum
Watch Recorded Sessions from the  
MERN Winter 2018 Forum
Partners in Learning
A Research Forum on Education in Manitoba
Friday, January 26, 2018
Live streamed video from Frontier School Division offices in 
Winnipeg, Thompson, Norway House & Cranberry Portage 

Sponsored by Frontier School Division, Manitoba Association of School Superintendents 
and Manitoba Education and Training

​Did you miss the MERN Winter Forum on Friday? Frontier School Division's RightClick team is offering you the opportunity to watch recorded sessions of the Live Stream. 

In order to watch these sessions click on the link below and download the PDF advertisment. This document contains links to each of the sessions.  

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