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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...