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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,
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.
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
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.
D.R. Hamilton School Me to We Program
Since 2013 the Me
to We Club at D.R. Hamilton School in Cross Lake has been actively
creating positive change both locally and globally as part of the We Day
movement. Interested students in grades 6 to 9 can join the club which has an
emphasis on social justice and community service.
In 2013 students started a recycling program in their
catchment area that has expanded to include other schools in the community
and a partnership with Arctic Beverages. Students have taken on fund-raising to
build a school in another country as their global challenge, and they make
a difference in so many different ways locally. Me to We members have fund-raised
for and volunteered at local vet clinics, supported the school's
breakfast program when funding was interrupted, and helped members of the
community who have encountered challenging times. The list goes on to include
many more acts of service.
Students travel to We Day in Winnipeg each year as a
celebration of their contributions. This year, the group was approached by the
We Day production team for some pictures of their service projects. The
D.R. Hamilton Me to We
group may very well be spotlighted on the We Day stage!
New Website Under Construction
Plans are well underway for a new website for Frontier School Division.
In the interim, items such as policies recently approved by the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees, or strategic planning or reporting publications continue to be available on this site.
We ask for your patience at this time while work progresses.
Reg Klassen, Chief Superintendent
Berens River School Wins Dragon Boat Challenge (Mixed Division)
Berens River Paddlers brought home 1st Place in the 17th
School Dragon Boat Challenge in the Junior Mixed Division! Not only did the grade
7 to 9 students demonstrate strength and skill but also unity, optimism and
determination to achieve their championship goal. Our profound gratitude goes
to chaperones Cyril MacGillivray (IA Teacher) and Virginia Bouchie Kemp (School
Counsellor) and many others for their moral support and prayers. Thanks also
goes out to Heather Lowe (Health, Wellness, and Physical Education Coordinator).
We all believed in the Berens River Paddlers … Go Huskies Go!
Physical Education Teacher and Acting Vice-Principal
Berens River School
N.O.F.I. Raffle Winners
Career Studies Department and
NOFI held a raffle in support of the Megan McIvor Memorial Scholarship and
Career Technology Scholarship . . .
The Career Technology
Scholarship is open to students pursuing a career in technology and vocational related
The Megan McIvor Memorial
Scholarship provides a scholarship to a FSD PENT student pursing an education
degree from Brandon University.
The draw was made on June 12 and the winners were:
Side by Side
UTV Roberta Killen
Husqvarna Saw Jaime Woodhouse
VISA Gift Card Louie Boulette
Congratulations to the winners. Thank you for your ongoing
support . . . .
NOFI Board of Directors
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians
to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and
outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government
of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now
known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous
peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near
this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of
Across Frontier School Division and in many of our
communities, there are celebrations being held on both Thursday June 21
and Saturday June 23. For more information https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018
Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Marla Kolomaya (School Counsellor – Gypsumville School) has been
selected to receive the Outstanding
Employee Contribution Award:
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018 - Marla Kolomaya.pdf
criteria for the award includes proficiency in responsibilities, contribution
to the Division and community, evidence of leadership, and personal and/or
Brave the Shave Fundraising Success
Frontier Collegiate’s Brave the Shave fundraiser celebrated
another successful year! The school raised over $1,000 which they donated to
the Canadian Cancer Society.
Many students and teachers supported this great cause and we would
like to thank all of them for participating!
On Friday May 11th Frontier Collegiate held an assembly
where students made both financial and hair donations. Ms. Glennis Valladares,
the Advanced Cosmetology teacher, had six students provide head shaves and
haircuts to students who donated $10.00 or more. Frontier Collegiate’s principal
even participated by having Ms. Valladares tattoo him!
Bill Taylor, teacher at Frontier Collegiate, led the initiative
this year. Events like Brave the Shave show students how engaging initiatives
can make a huge difference in raising support for those in need of our help.
Great job, Frontier Collegiate!