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Indigenous Veterans Day 2021

November 08, 2021
‚ÄčNovember 8 th  is Indigenous Veterans Day, a time to reflect with gratitude on the contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous men and women who served with the Canadian Armed Forces in both World Wars and Korea. Despite laws that denied them Canadian citizenship, which meant they were unable to vote, at...

Reconciliation, Reclamation and Celebration

October 06, 2021
September 30 was a historic day at South Indian Lake.  It was an honour to be in the community with school staff, Chief Ducharme and O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation Council, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee, and the community of South Indian Lake, including their Residential School Survivors. The school worked...

What Does Reconcile Mean To Me?

October 06, 2021
A project on the theme of Truth and Reconciliation took place between Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre (H.B.O.I.E.R.C.) in Norway House and Windsong Heights School, Rocky Views School Division in Alberta.  Early Years students were asked to share their thoughts and ideas on what ‚Äúreconcile means to...

Leaf Rapids Education Centre participates in Student Vote

October 06, 2021
‚Äč(Federal Election 2021)

Student Vote is a project of Civix Canada whose aim is to provide students with an opportunity to exercise the democratic process firsthand and practice the habits of informed and engaging citizenship. The Student Vote was held on September 17, 2021 at Leaf Rapids Education Centre ,...

2021 P.E.N.T. Virtual Graduation Celebration

September 24, 2021
‚ÄčOn Friday, July 16, a virtual celebration was held to honour the division's P.E.N.T. graduates. Each of them has demonstrated resiliency and commitment in adapting to all the changes created in the education system during the pandemic. The graduates are to be commended for maintaining their positivity, flexibility, and optimism in...

2021 Frontier Achievement Award Presented

September 23, 2021
2021 Frontier Achievement Award Recipient ‚Äč
Today, the Frontier School Board of Trustees were pleased to present their 2021 Frontier Achievement Award to Melanie MacKinnon.  With the cancellation of their in-person Annual School Committee Conference this past February, arrangements were made to have Ms. MacKinnon receive her award during the first...

Message from the Chief Superintendent

September 03, 2021
‚Äč In preparation for the 2021/22 School Year, please be aware of the memo distributed September 1, 2021 to the Frontier School Division Community. ‚Äč

2020-21 Frontier School Division Board of Trustees Activity Report

July 15, 2021
We're pleased to present you with the Board Activity Report. Click here to view the report and learn more about the many different programs, initiatives and policies the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees worked on during the school year. The 2020-21 school year brought us many moments of positive growth but was...

Frontier students and staff honour the 215 children found in Kamloops, BC

June 11, 2021
‚ÄčFrontier School Division is collectively mourning the loss of the 215 children who were found in the mass grave site in Kamloops, BC.‚Äč
Here's how many of our students and staff have been taking time to honour the children.
Barrows Junction School Barrows Junction School held a moment of silence each...

Northern Manitoba drone program setting a new standard

June 11, 2021

Two FSD students are among few to obtain drone pilot certification
Two high school students from Frontier School Division's Leaf Rapids Education Centre (LREC) have accomplished the tremendous task of acquiring their RPAS pilot certificates from Transport Canada. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), more commonly referred to as ‚Äúdrones," have become incredibly...

Kally and Samantha make us proud at the Canada-Wide Science Fair

June 10, 2021
Kally Baldwin from San Antonio School and Samantha Glenday from Leaf Rapids Education Centre participated in the 2021 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in May, going against 400 students from across Canada in the virtual competition. Both Kally and Samantha competed against FSD students to earn their spots at the CWSF.

June Fine Arts news and photos

June 10, 2021
‚ÄčHave a look at the Fine Arts Newsletter here for some beautiful photos of art happening in FSD, as well as fantastic activities like a draw/create/design challenge, fiddle instruction videos, math-inspired journal writing prompts, scavenger hunt (30 items!) and fabulous Father's Day ideas. Thank you to Shannon McIsaac, Fine Arts Coordinator at...

Cold Lake Happenings

June 02, 2021
Cold Lake School students have been busy in April and May receiving math awards, trying out new bikes and sports equipment made possible by an RCMP grant, making beautiful fiddle music with 12 new fiddles and connecting virtually for a painting session.
We have all the photos and details below!


Frontier comes through in the fight against cancer

June 02, 2021
Results from the 40 th Anniversary Terry Fox School Run are in and 12 Frontier School Division schools raised over $3,900 for the Terry Fox Foundation‚ÄĒan incredible accomplishment!
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We are very proud to report that FSD schools have raised almost $250,000 as part of the Terry Fox School Run...

Wear orange, take a moment of silence, to honour the children

June 01, 2021
We acknowledge the families and community of Tk‚Äôeml√ļps te SecweŐďpemc First Nation and join in mourning the loss of their children. In honour of the 215 children‚Äôs remains discovered at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Frontier schools have lowered their flags to half-mast for 215 hours beginning May 31.

MCIC Global Citizenship Award for Educators

May 31, 2021
‚ÄčFrontier School Division is proud to announce that Darren Cable, Work Education Coordinator, is the recipient of Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Global Citizenship Award for Educators‚Äč.  This award recognizes Manitoban teachers and administrators who have been leaders in promoting global citizenship ‚ÄĒ taking action, and supporting others efforts, to promote a more just and...

Leaf Rapids student wins at Canada-Wide Science Fair

May 25, 2021
‚ÄčSamantha Glenday, a high school student at Leaf Rapids Education Centre, was just awarded a Bronze medal by Youth Science Canada at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, making her the first Frontier student to win an award at the national level. Her research project, Is Bioplastic Our Future?, was also a local...

Public town hall discussions on Bill 64‚ÄĒwhat could it mean for FSD?

May 12, 2021

‚ÄčThe Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and senior administration are holding public online town hall meetings to discuss the Province of Manitoba's proposed changes to the education system‚ÄĒBill 64 ‚Äď The Education Modernization Act.
We have been led to believe that this proposed legislation, should it be given Royal...

Earth Day 2021 video: 110+ entries!

May 10, 2021
‚ÄčThank you all for participating in Earth Day!  We received 110+ entries from across the division, including activities such as hunting, community clean-ups, exploration and even a school play of the "The Great Kapok Tree"!  Winners were randomly selected and will be receiving their prizes shortly. 
Please enjoy the video of our entry submissions,...

From seed to table at Lakefront School

May 04, 2021
‚ÄčStudents at Lakefront School are taking the holistic approach growing fresh healthy garden plants and seeing seeds turn into lettuce on their burgers!

Aubree and Tayden attend to the Tower Garden Students helped seed and grow the lettuce on Tower Garden kits provided by the Northern Association of Community Councils....

Fishing Derby from a distance

May 04, 2021
‚ÄčThe 15 th Annual Frontier Fishing Derby was a ‚ÄúDistance Derby" in March this year, with students and staff from sixteen schools participating on the lakes of their choice. 

Laura Kelly, West Lynn Heights staff, was the grand prize winner this year with a massive 38-inch fish!

Ms. Kelly,...

Recipient of the Physical and Health Educators (PHE) of Manitoba Middle Years Award

April 26, 2021
‚Äč We are thrilled to announce that Frontier School Division's Health and Wellness Coordinator Heather Lowe, is this year's recipient of the Physical and Health Educators (PHE) of Manitoba Middle Years Award. This most prestigious award honours physical educators who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the promotion of physical education in the province...

Learning goes on at Frontier Mosakahiken School

April 07, 2021
‚ÄčFrontier Mosakahiken School in Moose Lake has been breaking new ground and finding new ways for students to learn as they face these challenging times together. Staff have received ‚Äúblended learning" education training to help them continue delivering effective learning opportunities to their students‚ÄĒno matter where they are! Check out these...

Cold Lake spirit

April 01, 2021
The pandemic has limited visitors to Cold Lake School in Sherridon, Manitoba. This means fewer chances to hear presenters and special guests speak and share knowledge, but also opportunities to use technology like audiobooks and virtual connections to keep students engaged and learning.
Grade 7 student Emma listens to an...

Forest to Furniture at Helen Betty Osborne

April 01, 2021
Students at Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House are getting out on the land to learn and harvest as part of teacher John Kalmbach's Construction Technology class. “It ties in with sustainability and resources and where your material comes from," said Kalmbach. “We're kind of experimenting. It's...

Persistence and student support at Duke of Marlborough School

April 01, 2021
‚ÄčDuke of Marlborough School would like to thank resource teacher Claire Gould (pictured left) and guidance counsellor Verna Flett for their hard work and dedication at our school. Claire and Verna worked together to complete 10 Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP) applications for students of Indigenous ancestry at the...

2021 Frontier Achievement Award recipient

April 01, 2021
‚ÄčWe are pleased to announce Melanie MacKinnon is the 2021 Frontier Achievement Award recipient‚ÄĒan award that recognizes former Frontier students for demonstrating commitment and excellence in their career and community. Melanie, a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, attended Mel Johnson School in Wabowden and graduated through the Home Placement Program...

2021 Frontier Games Regionals

March 23, 2021
The Results Are In! ‚Äč‚Äč

Bill 64 "The Education Modernization Act." Information

March 16, 2021

On March 15, 2021, the Provincial Government released the following: Bill 64: K-12 Education Review:‚Äč
‚ÄčChief Superintendent Reg Klassen has provided a statement that can be read here.
Click the following link to be taken to the new section: Bill 64 Updates


2021 School Committee Outstanding Contribution Award

February 25, 2021
‚ÄčThe recipient for the Outstanding Contribution Award 2021 is Pearl Dumas from the Lakefront School Committee in Crane River, MB. 
Pearl has been a member of the Lakefront School Committee for 13 consecutive years with a few short periods in 1991 and 1993. During that time, she has served as Chairperson,...

Frontier Collegiate student awarded MSBA Youth Citizenship Award

February 24, 2021
‚ÄčFrontier Collegiate student Kateri Manoakeesick‚Äč has been chosen to receive a Manitoba School Boards Association Youth Citizenship award in recognition of her demonstrating and advancing good citizenship within her school and community.
This award also means that Kateri is one of five finalists for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities George Harbottle...

15th Annual Frontier Ice Fishing Derby

February 22, 2021
This year we are taking our 15th Annual Frontier Fishing Derby to a virtual platform!  We are encouraging students and staff to participate with their families on a lake of their choice and to submit their pictures and results. Check out the poster for all the information, including Covid-19...

Outstanding Achievement from FSD Staff

February 08, 2021
Frontier School Division would like to express our sincere admiration for the amazing efforts of Ramona Burton, one of our Resource Teachers from Berens River School. Ramona worked tirelessly to complete 25 Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP) applications for students of Indigenous ancestry in her community. Because of Ramona's...

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award are Open

February 05, 2021
‚ÄčOutstanding Employee Contribution Award

Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2021.  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...

Leaf Rapids Education Centre awarded Share2Care grant

January 29, 2021
‚ÄčLeaf Rapids Education Centre has been selected for a $2000 grant by the Share2Care initiative‚Äč, awarded by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada). Established in 1933, PHE Canada is a national charitable association and a recognized leader in physical and health education. The organization champions healthy, active kids by promoting...

‚Äč‚ÄúLittle One" Written by FSD Student Leadership students & Illustrated by Seine River School Division Students

January 27, 2021

The Frontier School Division Student Leadership students are proud to announce the release of the children's book titled ‚ÄúLittle One". 
Little One is a children's book that focuses on how young children navigate living with family members that struggle with addiction. It was written through Student Leadership programming in collaboration with...

Frontier Schools Receive onetab Devices

January 22, 2021
Schools continue to move back and forth from in class learning to remote learning due to COVID-19. 
The impact on students learning is being closely monitored and an increasingly amount of research indicates that early learners experience
the greatest learning loss during COVID-19 disruptions. 
The emerging research is very...

Read the 2019-20 Annual Report

January 06, 2021
We are pleased to present our 2019-20 Annual Report to the Frontier Family. 
While the previous school year presented a number of unique new challenges, from the onset of a pandemic to remote learning, we have so much to be proud of. ‚ÄčThe Annual Report highlights how our community met these challenges and created...

Engaged Learners Program to receive 2020 Desjardins Tech Donation

January 04, 2021
‚ÄčFrontier School Division's Career Studies Department is excited to announce that the Engaged Learners Program was one of 20 schools selected across Canada to receive the 2020 Desjardins Tech Donation. Desjardins has teamed up with the EdCan Network in response to the immediate technology needs created by the ongoing pandemic. 

Leaf Rapids Education Centre recognized by Share2Care

December 14, 2020
‚ÄčFrontier School Division is thrilled to announce that Leaf Rapids Education Centre in Leaf Rapids, MB was selected as one of 7 schools from across Canada to be recognized for their work in supporting mental health and physical activity for students, staff and community members by Share2Care.
Leaf Rapids Education Center...

Misipawistik Pimatisimenskanaw Culture Camp

November 25, 2020
  Frontier School Division was one of the many partners for the 2019 Misipawistik Pimatisimenskanaw Culture Camp. We were honoured to be included in the camp and celebrate the valuable learning and significant contributions. ‚Äč
To learn more, read the message from MCN below:
Misipawistik Cree Nation's (MCN) youth program Misipawistik Pimastisimeskanaw builds on 30 years...

Safe and Spooky Halloween Celebrations in Frontier

November 16, 2020
‚Äč For Halloween this year, schools in Frontier were full of tricks ‚Äď tricks to find safe ways for kids to celebrate!    Whether it was integrating Halloween themes into  lessons or  providing a safe space for students to  T rick or  T reat, our teachers and staff were excit ed...

Stop motion creativity with the Engaged Learners Program

November 13, 2020
‚Äč During the month of October, students (and several staff) in The Engaged Learners Program at Egg Lake had the opportunity to work with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Working together, the students created a stop motion music video using one of the groups' favourite songs.  Students from Lynn Lake,...

FSD Presents: HIIT Workout with Coach RJ from FitClub

November 12, 2020
‚Äč‚ÄčAttention all PE Teachers and Students! 
Grab your water bottle, runners some comfy clothes. Frontier School Division is bringing you HIIT Workouts with Coach RJ from Fit Club! 
Join us weekly for virtual High-Intensity Interval Training sessions on Zoom where Coach RJ will lead a class that gets everyone engaged in...

Fun and positivity at Cranberry Portage Elementary School

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčEven though COVID-19 is forcing us to live very differently than before, we‚Äôre also using this time to be creative and shine on a new level. 
Let’s take a look at Cranberry Portage Elementary School for some great examples! To start, grade 5 & 6 students are learning to use Sphero balls....

Cold Lake School gets creative to stay protected and active

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčPart of the re-entry plan for Cold Lake School is to provide a safe learning environment for everyone. This is a very important challenge that needed to be addressed in a smart and strategic way. To start, students were divided into PODS (cohorts) according to families. The school has a total...

Diverse projects and talents at JHK

November 10, 2020
‚ÄčThere‚Äôs nothing more gratifying than seeing our students shape their futures as we nurture their natural talents. We have a massive responsibility when it comes to encouraging our youth to celebrate their skills and passions.
This is what’s happening at Joseph H. Kerr School, where students are excelling in so many...

From Teacher to Author

November 04, 2020
‚ÄčWe love seeing everyone in the Frontier Family succeed thanks to their incredible skills and talents. This time we‚Äôre recognizing Mr. Richard LeDue, one of our high school teachers at Helen Betty Osborne IERC, whose first book of poetry "The Loneliest Age" was recently published!  Mr. Richard has been part of our...

Winners announced for the 2019-20 N.O.F.I. raffle

November 04, 2020
‚ÄčFrontier School Division‚Äôs Career Studies Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Nikanihk Ohci Foundation Inc. Raffle In Support of the Megan McIvor & Career Studies Scholarship. 
Winner of the Pine & Cedar Playhouse, valued at $4,500 is Angie (Angeleen) Cable 
Winner of the Two Seat Go-Kart, valued...

FSD PENT Graduate Recongnized with the Dean's Award for Excellence

October 21, 2020
‚ÄčWe have a great group of PENT graduates in our division! We would like to send a BIG congratulations to another PENT student within Frontier School Division; Mr. Craig Hardisty, who received his Bachelor of Education Degree from Brandon University through the PENT program. Craig was a PENT student at Wanipigow...

School Re-Entry Plan, Fall 2020

October 20, 2020
‚ÄčRead the full re-entry plan for the fall 2020 school year by clicking here or on the image below:

Honouring Elder (Kihteyak) Albert Tait

October 19, 2020
‚ÄčIt is with heavy hearts that we regretfully announce the passing of Elder (Kihteyak) Albert Tait.
Since 2009, Elder Tait played a significant role as an employee at Jack River School. His involvement with Indigenous language and cultural teachings was shared with hundreds of students over his time at the school. He also...

World Teacher Day 2020

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčSince 1994, every October 5th we recognize World Teacher's Day. And while we appreciate our teachers every day, it's so important we take a moment to step back and really look at everything teachers bring to our communities.
Since the impact of COVID-19 especially, we have seen the ways our teachers...

Social Justice and Community Connections at Frontier Collegiate

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčThings are rarely quiet at Frontier Collegiate, but since the 2020 school year started it's been extra busy!
Orange Shirt Day In the last week of September staff and students promoted safe schools and recognized past injustices to Indigenous people, including recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30.
Community Connections

Living the Seven Teachings

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčIndigenous way of life is at the centre of all our teachings in Frontier School Division, and we're always proud to see our students exploring new educational experiences.
A recent hunting expedition gave a Black River Anishinabe School student an opportunity to live the seven sacred teachings. While on this expedition,...

Thanksgiving at Stevenson Island School

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčStevenson Island School has a special Thanksgiving tradition. Every year students harvest vegetables grown in the school garden, which staff then use to prepare a feast for all of the school families, while students make place settings and centrepieces. Due to COVID-19, the school wasn‚Äôt able to host their usual Thanksgiving feast,...

Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 30, 2020
‚ÄčToday we wear orange to commemorate and honour residential school survivors and thrivers.
We show our support through this small but significant symbol to continue the healing process of reconciliation. It's our responsibility to change the course of history to one that's positive, inclusive and centred on future generations. 
Orange Shirt Day...

FSD Teacher Recognized with Dean's Award for Excellence at Brandon University

September 22, 2020

Frontier School Division Teacher, and previous P.E.N.T. Graduate, Laura Kelly is the recent recipient of the Dean‚Äôs Award for Excellence in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University. 

Faculty nominate students they have taught during their program. Laura was selected on the basis of the following criteria: exceptional academic performance,...

Read the 2019-20 Board Activity Report

July 23, 2020
We're pleased to present you with the 2019-20 Board Activity Report. Click here to view the report and learn more about the many different programs, initiatives and policies the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees worked on during the school year.
The 2019-20 school year brought us many moments...

Introducing the Canada Student Service Grant

June 26, 2020

The past few months have presented new challenges to nearly all areas of everyday life, and we're proud to see the perseverance and strength in our Frontier Family. The struggles we've faced through the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of working together to support one another. This is one of the reasons we...

Engaged Learners and Indspire Conference in Ottawa

May 27, 2020
‚ÄčThe Frontier Engaged Learners program recently sent 4 students to the National Indspire Youth Conference in Ottawa. All from different communities in Manitoba, students Evan, Tia, Ronaldo and Dre were chosen from a larger group of Engaged Learner applicants based on their academic performance and residence, showing outstanding attitudes and work...

Curtis Nepinak Recognized with 2019 Manitoba Aboriginal Coaching Award

March 26, 2020
Curtis Nepinak has been recognized by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council with the male Aboriginal Coaching Award‚Äč for 2019! 
Curtis is the Principal of Skownan School in FSD, and his contributions extend far beyond the classroom walls. 
As a coach, Curtis makes it his responsibility for students to not only succeed on...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Parents and Guardians

March 17, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and everyone in the Frontier Family is at the core of all of our decisions. 
We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) situation as it has been developing. We are working closely with Manitoba Education and Provincial Health Officials...

FSD Students Attend the 2020 Indspire Awards

March 16, 2020
‚ÄčIn early March, a group of students from across Frontier School Division had the opportunity to attend the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering in Ottawa hosted by Indspire. Our youth attended the Indspire Awards, along with a career workshop about post-secondary education opportunities.  Students met notable speakers and Indigenous performers who...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Update and Additional Measures

March 13, 2020
Updated December 7, 2020
On December 2 the Minister of Education announced for the two-week period of January 4-15, 2021, Grade 7-12 students will be provided with remote learning.
Students in Nursery to Grade 6 will continue to be offered in-class learning, but parents will have the option to choose remote learning...

Talons Make School History

February 26, 2020
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Coach David Kopecky and the history-making Minegoziibe Anishinable Talons. 
To say the Minegoziibe Anishinabe Talons have had a good season is a ‚Äčbit of an understatement. Sure, they've won a bunch of games (16-5) and some tournaments, but the varsity boys basketball team has done more than that....

Brigette Lacquette Presented with Frontier Achievement Award

February 14, 2020
‚ÄčFrontier School Division established the Frontier Achievement Award in 1998 to recognize the honour and achievements of those who have attended school in the Division. 
This year, we were happy to present the Frontier Achievement Award to Brigette Lacquette, Olympian and member of Canada's National Women's Hockey team! 
A graduate of Rorketon School,...

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award are Open

February 04, 2020
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award
Nominations are invited for the Frontier School Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2020.  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...

Students Participate in Traditional Food Preparation, Trapping and more at Winter Cultural Gathering

January 29, 2020
‚ÄčOn January 24th and 25th, students and staff from Frontier Collegiate and Engaged Learners joined to host a Winter Cultural Gathering at Egg Lake.  Knowledge Keepers and Traditional Gift Givers from around Manitoba came together to share cultural knowledge and teachings with students in Frontier School Division.  Youth learned about the construction...

The 2018-19 Annual Report is Now Available

January 23, 2020
‚ÄčWe're pleased to announce that our 2018-19 Annual Report issue of the Northerner is now available to read
The Annual Report brings together the themes of our Board Report and School Committee Conference Report with various accomplishments and highlights from the last school year, connecting to our division Focus Areas
As another step in our...

Honouring Daisy Monias

January 20, 2020
The Frontier Family and  community of Norway House Cree Nation acknowledges the unexpected passing of Ms. Daisy Monias, Area 5 Superintendent. A celebration of Daisy's life took place in her community on January 4th with family, friends and colleagues sharing many stories, tears and laughter.
Daisy was born in Norway...

Vern Anderson Receives Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

January 03, 2020
Originally posted January 3, 2020
Updated ‚Äč‚ÄčSeptember 23, 2020
In early January, Vern Anderson was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. Though the original ceremony was cancelled due to the beginning of the coronavirus, Vern was invited to a private ceremony with Lt. Governor Janice Filmon on September 21, where he...

Read the 2018-2019 FSD Board Activity Report

December 03, 2019
Our 2018-2019 Board Activity Report reflects on the ‚Äč‚Äčprevious school year and all of the initiatives and ‚Äčactivities that the ‚ÄčBoard of Trustees have been involved in. ‚Äč‚Äč
The past school year was, once again, busy and productive as the Board of Trustees continue to focus on walking in the good way, supporting the needs of...

Jackie Connell Recognized at 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

November 22, 2019
On Thursday, November 21, Jacqueline Connell, Assistant Superintendent for Senior Years and Career Studies, was recognized for Community Service at the 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards!
The 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards are presented by Indspire, a national Indigenous organization that invests in the education of...

Global Science: Water in the Arctic and Beyond

October 07, 2019
‚ÄčWe are incredibly excited to announce our upcoming Global event streaming to you from Churchill, Manitoba, Canada - Polar Bear Capital of the World! All you need is the ability to connect to Youtube! 
Global Science: Water in the Arctic and Beyond is an event for early, middle and senior years...

Cranberry Portage Elementary Hosts Governor General of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

September 27, 2019
‚ÄčOn September 26, Students and staff at Cranberry Portage Elementary were honoured to receive an exciting visit from Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and The Honourable Gary A. Filmon.  During their visit, Her Honour Janice Filmon...

Statement Regarding FSD Counsellor

September 12, 2019
On August 30, the RCMP contacted Frontier School Division (FSD), to inform us that they have charged one of our employees Daniel Hughes with sexual assault. When the RCMP informed us of the charges, we immediately suspended this individual and are working with the RCMP. 
The charges were made recently and...

Welcome Back to School!

September 04, 2019
‚ÄčAs we gather in our respective community schools and offices for another school year, I find myself reflecting on many of our accomplishments in recent years. Our students, staff, and communities have been busy, continually striving to improve education in our division.
Together, we have:
created a new brand reflecting our...

PENT Graduation Celebration 2019

July 17, 2019
‚ÄčOn Friday, July 12th a celebration dinner was held at the Victoria Inn honouring our 2019 PENT graduates.  Congratulations are extended to Gina Albert (Jack River School), Nazia Berens (Berens River School), Craig Hardisty (Wanipigow School), Laura Kelly (Falcon Beach School), and Colleen Noel (Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wayawa Tipi School)...

Renewed Partnership with Black River First Nation

June 14, 2019
(Standing): Board Vice-Chairperson Marion Pearson, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Black River First Nation Councillor Oral Johnston.
(Sitting): Frontier School Division Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Black River First Nation Councillor Leah Fontaine.‚Äč
On Friday, June 14, 2019 the Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and the Black River First Nation...

Renewed Partnership With Berens River First Nation

June 03, 2019
‚Äč (Standing): Area 3 Trustee Marg Imrie, Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Berens River First Nation Councillors Steven Berens, Gerald Kemp, and Suzanne McKay, and the First Nation's legal counsel Norman Boudreau. (Sitting): Frontier School Division Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Berens River First Nation Chief Hartley Everett.
On Friday, May 31,...

The Gathering Place

May 30, 2019
‚Äč It was a very special day for family, students and staff at Frontier Collegiate.  The school and community gathered to officially open ‚ÄúThe Gathering Place" in memory of Dale Cowan, friend to all and dedicated to ensuring every student's success.‚Äč

Partnership with Skownan First Nation Renewed

May 30, 2019
Front row seated: Chairperson Linda Ballantyne, Chief Cameron Catcheway. Back row standing (left to right):  Chief Superintendent Reg Klassen, Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Cattani, Trustee Darlene Osborne, Councillor Sterling Catcheway, Councillor Kenneth Catcheway, and Trustee Howard Sanderson. ‚Äč

The Frontier School Division Board of Trustees, Chief, and Council for the Skownan First...

2019 Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Recipient

May 29, 2019
The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Doreen Korotash-Shewchuk (Teacher ‚Äď Rorketon School) has been selected to receive the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award: Special Announcement - 2019 Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Doreen Korotash Shewchuk.pdf‚Äč The criteria for the award includes proficiency in responsibilities, contribution to...

Read the 2019 School Committee Conference Report

May 16, 2019
We're happy to announce that the Frontier School Division 2019 School Committee Conference Report is available to read!  
Our Annual School Committee Conference is an important event in our school year and always promises to be an exciting, inspiring gathering. ‚ÄčThe report provides an opportunity to see inside the conference and learn about...

Passive House and KITHOUSE Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities

May 14, 2019
Frontier School Division, in conjunction with the University College of the North, is hosting an information session on ‚ÄúPassive House and KITHOUSE ‚Äď Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities". We are pleased to have two industry leaders share their experience and knowledge as we explore the world's most advanced and energy efficient construction standard....

The Western Drone Show

May 10, 2019

The Western Drone Show was a success.  With 170+ delegates, 15+ sponsors and several speakers, the conference permitted the education, government and industry sectors to collaborate.  The auctions raised over $1000 for Crohn‚Äôs and Colitis Canada.  We were pleased with the turnout and especially excited that Frontier School Division was...

Brigette Lacquette Visits FSD Students

May 02, 2019
Brigette Lacquette recently visited the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre and Jack River School in Norway House on April 25.  Brigette‚Äč became the first First Nations woman to play for the Canadian women's Olympic Hockey Team in 2018. It was an honour to have her visit our community and speak to...

2019 Food Matters Gathering

May 02, 2019
Frontier students participated in a Food Matters gathering from April 26-28th at Bakers Narrows Lodge. This is the second year FSD students have participated in the event and it was a great success! Students were engaged in many land-based activities including rabbit snaring, goose plucking, prepping and cooking, net setting and fish filleting,...

Frontier Students Building for the Community

April 25, 2019

On April 24, carpentry students in the Frontier Builders program started their day early to move three future teacher houses.  
All three houses were built entirely by Frontier students who receive high school credits with the possibility of a 1st level apprenticeship through the carpentry arm of Frontier School Division's...

Increasing Attendance at Frontier School Division

April 13, 2019

Improved attendance, fewer suspensions and increasing student engagement are a few of the many accomplishments that FSD is proud to share this year.
Read about a couple of our recent success stories in our new Report on Attendance below:  
Report on Attendance Report April 2019


‚ÄčCelebrating 45 Years of Sports Tradition and Competitions

March 29, 2019

The Frontier Games recently celebrated its 45th year! Hundreds of students, staff, chaperones and guests will convened 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.‚Äč
Thank you to all of our staff, students and volunteers...

Students Impress at 2019 Science Fair

March 29, 2019
  The 2019 Frontier School Division Science Fair was the biggest one to date! We jumped from 32 projects last year to 54 projects this year! 14 schools participated with over 80 youth participants from grades 4-12. Our schools are bringing their best to the event, ready to celebrate these learning...

A Wish Come True

March 21, 2019
‚ÄčKailyn Danielson, at the age of 9, is a teacher.  She is teaching her classmates about strength in the face of challenges and what it means to be part of a community. This fall Kailyn was diagnosed with brain cancer but has not let that slow her down.   She wanted to use...

2019 Juried Art Show Results

March 11, 2019
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.‚Äč This year saw 273 entries from 154 students from 23 Frontier schools, and the judges noted that the...

Celebrating 45 Years of Sports Tradition and Competition

March 11, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier 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.‚Äč
For more information on the Games please check out...

Brave the Shave Fundraising Success

February 20, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier Collegiate‚Äôs 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...

D.R. Hamilton School Me to We Program

February 20, 2019
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...

Students Perform at School Committee Conference 2019

February 20, 2019
Each year in conjunction with the Annual School Committee Conference, students from across the Division come together to perform for delegates and guests. You can check out their performances below:
Frontier Fiddlers Performance
   ‚Äč Frontier's Got Talent Frontier's Got Talent is a student showcase open to all students within Frontier....

Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Recipient

February 20, 2019
‚Äč 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...

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Contribution Award are Open

February 20, 2019

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...

Vern Anderson Recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award‚Äč

February 20, 2019
‚ÄčFrontier School Division is pleased to announce that Vern Anderson is this year‚Äôs 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...

Aboriginal Circle of Ed‚Äčucators Award

February 15, 2019

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.
‚ÄčDaisy is of Cree heritage, born and raised in Norway...

Partnership Renewed

January 18, 2019
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‚Äč ‚Äč
The Frontier School Division Board of Trustees and Chief and Council for the Birdtail Sioux First...

FSD Launches Drone Pilot Training Program

August 28, 2018
We're excited to announce that we are kicking off another highly innovative instructional program specifically targeting employment opportunities using the leading edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The demand for this industry is increasing and expanding faster than the ability to provide qualified pilots for the available jobs. This program will...

‚ÄčBerens River School Wins Dragon Boat Challenge (Mixed Division)

August 21, 2018
The 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...