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June 19
National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

​National Indigenous Peoples Day 

June 21​

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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 the year.

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

 
June 13
Special Announcement - Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018
​Special Announcement 

Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018​

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The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Marla Kolomaya (School Counsellor – Gypsumville School) has been selected to receive the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award:

Special Announcement - Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018 - Marla Kolomaya.pdfOutstanding Employee Contribution Award 2018 - Marla Kolomaya.pdf

The criteria for the award includes proficiency in responsibilities, contribution to the Division and community, evidence of leadership, and personal and/or professional growth.​

June 05
Brave the Shave Fundraising Success

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!

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​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!​ 

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​
'Magnets'
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.
 


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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 

JURIED ART SHOW

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!

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBGipPiDJ10

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIeHQ8nqppvd1W0F8d0y3kg​


 

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