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Teachers at WDS Win National Science Awards

March 24, 2017

This week, Mr. Lorne Gottselig (pictured, left) and Mr. Gerard Frison (right) received a Youth Science Canada Distinguished Service Award. They are two of ten people across Canada presented with this honour. Both of these teachers are located at William Derby School in Strasbourg and have been involved...

Literacy Fair at Schell School

March 21, 2017
Schell School's first Literacy Fair was held on Friday, March 17, 2017. Parents, grandparents, staff and fellow students enjoyed presentations by the Grade 1 - 12 students.  Each student chose a favorite book and created a display about the book -- why they liked it, what it was about, etc....

PCHS Student Wins Gold, GGEC Student Wins Bronze at STFI Taekwon-do Provincials

March 17, 2017
Martial artists, sisters - Natalie Bitternose (left) and Tiara Pelletier (right), with their medals
The Saskatchewan Taekwon-Do Federation International (STFI) held their provincial championships in Regina on March 11, and two Horizon students came away with multiple medals. Tiara Pelletier (student at Punnichy Community High School) won two...

News from Across Horizon

March 17, 2017
Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of February, sharing news from each of their schools! Wynyard Elementary School
- Dalyn Chuckry, School Reporter Report #1
100 day...

Entertaining Times at LES

March 09, 2017
Dancing, singing and puppets all added up to make Lanigan Elementary School very entertaining in recent weeks. The SRC had the whole school moving February 14 by hosting Valentine's Day dances for each wing. The younger students especially enjoyed group dancing with the enthusiastic Grade 7 & 8 students....

Sigmund Brouwer Book Launch at PCHS

February 15, 2017
On February 14, Horizon's Writer-in-Residence, Sigmund Brouwer, visited Punnichy Community High School to launch his new book, Innocent Heroes -- a collection of stories about animals in the First World War. Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, the PCHS Grade 9 class and their teacher, Mr. Schermann (pictured above), worked closely...

Thank you to our Teachers and Staff!

February 13, 2017
February 12-18 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan! 2017 is the 30th year of this week being recognized in Saskatchewan, celebrating the incredible contributions made by everyone working to support students and learning.

LES Students Receive "I Am Stronger" Grant

January 31, 2017
​ Casadi Krieger, Chloe Mills and another Grade 5 student at Lanigan Elementary School are recipients of a grant from I am Stronger . As part of an assignment for "Genius Hour", the three girls from the Grade 5/6  class decided to do their project on bullying. It started out as a research...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017
​January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day and in many of our schools, the following announcement was read to students as we remember the victims of the Shoah (Holocaust – genocide) and of other victims of genocide: 
“Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for...

Who will you nominate for Horizon's Wall of Fame?

January 18, 2017
The nomination deadline for Horizon's 2017 Wall of Fame is fast approaching!  Click here to fill out our online nomination form before January 31, and help celebrate the success of Horizon's past students!
Since the introduction of this award in 2014, we have been fortunate to recognize a growing list...

Winter Weather Reminders

January 11, 2017
​With the temperature dropping below -30 C in much of Horizon this week, it is important to take caution to protect ourselves from the cold. This type of weather is nothing new for Saskatchewan, of course, but families are reminded to ensure children are dressed for the cold -- wearing appropriate...

December News From Horizon Schools

December 22, 2016
​ Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of November, sharing news from each of their schools! Three Lakes School News - Kailey Griffin, School Reporter
Christmas
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Holiday Celebrations in Full Swing Across Horizon

December 15, 2016
​Students at Annaheim School performed their annual Christmas Concert on December 14th.  The concert started out with the junior choir performing two songs, followed by two songs by the senior choir.  This is the first year that Annaheim School has had choir, and the students, led by Mrs. Novecosky, did a...

Learning about FNMI Heating Technologies at Humboldt Public School

December 13, 2016


Lester Gardiner (Horizon School Division Coordinator of First Nations & Métis Education) was invited into our grade 7 Science class at Humboldt Public School to discuss the past and current heating technologies used by the First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Lester grabbed the students attention by explaining ways of...

November News from Across Horizon

December 06, 2016
​Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of November, sharing news from each of their schools! Three Lakes School News

- Kailey Griffin, School Reporter

Soccer & Cross Country...

Remembering November at Lanigan Elementary School

December 01, 2016


How will we remember November?  Remembrance Day, provincial volleyball, report cards, student-led conferences, and the Book Fair were all highlights of the third month of school.

The annual Remembrance Day program was held November 10 for staff, students, family and friends.  After the RCMP and Royal Canadian Legion members paraded into...

QLS Student Awarded Provincial Scholarship

November 23, 2016
​ Congratulations to Hana Fisher, Grade 12 student at Quill Lake School (pictured above with QLS Principal, Michele Presber). Hana is a recipient of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship -- a $500 scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Education. More...

October School News from Across Horizon

November 04, 2016
LeRoy School News

- Sydney McGrath, LeRoy School Reporter

Education Week

Throughout education week the SRC planned many daily events. On Monday we started the week off right with a Muffin Monday for breakfast. The days were full and eventful, we had many speakers come and talk about drinking and...

Official Horizon Board of Education Election Results

October 27, 2016
​ Official results of the 2016 Horizon School Board elections have been declared by our Returning Officer, Marilyn Flaman, as follows: Subdivision 1 – David Holinaty
Bruno School Cudworth School Wakaw School Subdivision 4 – Mark Fedak
Muenster School Watson School Lanigan Elementary School Lanigan Central High School Subdivision 5 – Lori-Anne...

Saskatchewan Education Week: October 16-22

October 16, 2016
During the week of October 16-22, Horizon School Division will join schools across Saskatchewan in celebrating student success and recognizing the work of our dedicated education professionals each and every day. This year's theme: Celebrating Today, Preparing for Tomorrow , is about recognizing student achievement and teaching excellence that occur each day in our...

Summit Saskatoon - "When Struggling Readers Thrive, Dreams Come True"

October 13, 2016
On October 6 & 7, people from across western Canada came together for Summit 14, a professional development opportunity for educators in support of vulnerable readers. Horizon was proud to partner with organizers of  Summit 14 to make this opportunity available to all Horizon teachers and administrators. Through this partnership, Horizon helped bring this...

Friday Night Lights at WCHS

October 12, 2016

Sofina Foods and the Wynyard Golden Bears will be conducting a food drive for Wynyard’s Local Food Bank!
Date: October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Where: George Lamb Field

**Fans, please bring a non-perishable item to the game and get in for $2.00! The Bears Program will then donate the...

Orange Shirt Day

September 28, 2016


September 30, 2016, has been proclaimed "Orange Shirt Day" in Saskatchewan. This is a day to honour Indigenous survivors and victims of residential schools. Horizon students and staff are encouraged to wear orange to commemorate this day of remembrance, learning and reconciliation.

“We are diligent in our work to...

September News from Across Horizon

September 28, 2016
​Students across Horizon SD participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below you will find our students' submissions for the month of September, sharing news from each of their schools!

Ituna School News

- Sharlize Keisig, Ituna School Reporter

We would...

Tenders for Snow Removal

September 26, 2016
​ TENDER FOR SNOW REMOVAL AT:

Bruno School
Cudworth School
Drake School
Foam Lake Elementary School
Foam Lake Composite School
Humboldt Public School
Ituna School
Kelvington High School
Robert Melrose Elementary School, Kelvington
Lanigan Central High School
Punnichy Elementary School...

International Literacy Day 2016

September 08, 2016
​ (Picture courtesy of Melanie Gray Photos)
International Literacy Day takes place on September 8, 2016. Students and staff across Horizon School Division have marked this day by sharing in their love of reading and promoting literacy as the foundation for future success.
Horizon's Director of Education, Kevin Garinger, recently sat...

First Collaborative Learning Day of 2016-17 School Year

August 25, 2016
​ The first Horizon School Division Collaborative Learning Day was held on Thursday, August, 25, bringing teachers together for a day of learning before they welcome students back to their classrooms on September 1. Approximately 500 teachers gathered in Humboldt, SK, to take part in professional development opportunities and collaboration with their peers from across the division. Throughtout the school year, Horizon will...

New LINC Agreement Signed by HTA, SLT

August 08, 2016

Representatives of the Horizon Teachers' Association (HTA) joined members of Horizon's Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on the afternoon of June 13, 2016, to officially sign the new LINC agreement. The agreement was ratified in May and will take effect ahead of the 2016-17 school year.

Cultural Celebrations at Raymore School

August 08, 2016

The staff and students appreciated the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal Culture on June 20th and recognize National Aboriginal Day’s 20th anniversary. Both staff and students gained greater knowledge and perspective from all our presenters.
Erroll Kinistino provided entertaining historical stories. His excellent skills for the theatre were demonstrated as...

Quilt for Wakaw School Student

August 08, 2016
​ A parent in the Wakaw School community has been working on a very special quilt for the past couple of days. This quilt is being made by Tammy Jobin, using handprints from students and staff at Wakaw School, for Cashtyn Ilchyshen, Grade 2 student, who is currently recovering from an...

Librarians Love Literacy at LES

February 08, 2016
​ In recent weeks, not one but two librarians promoted literacy at Lanigan Elementary School when they read in the Grade 2F classroom.  Mrs. Novecosky and Mrs. Hollman made surprise visits to relate to the Grade 2's Fairy Tale unit.  Mrs. Novecosky (former librarian at L.E.S.) appeared as a First Nations...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at WDS

February 03, 2016
​ January 27, 2016 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Grade 5-9 students at William Derby School participated in a number of activities over the course of that week in commemoration of the day.
"I taught the grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 classes about the origins of the Holocaust along...