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Horizon's 2017-2018 School Year Calendar Finalized

March 14, 2017
​March 14, 2017 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education has approved the school year calendar for 2017-2018. The calendar can be viewed on the Horizon School Division website, at www.horizonsd.ca.

Development of the 2017-2018 school year calendar involved consultation with employee groups and the...

Horizon School Division Holds Annual Meeting of Electors

March 09, 2017
​March 9, 2017 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division held its annual meeting on March 8, 2017, reporting on the 2015-2016 school year. Horizon Board of Education Chair, Jim Hack, offered a message of thanks to Horizon staff and fellow Board Members. Director of Education, Kevin C. Garinger...

Sigmund Brouwer Book Launch at Punnichy Community High School

February 14, 2017
​February 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release
Humboldt, SK – Acclaimed Canadian author and Horizon School Division Writer-in-Residence, Sigmund Brouwer, celebrated the release of his latest work, Innocent Heroes, with a book launch at Punnichy Community High School (PCHS) on February 14. Over the course of the 2015-16 school...

Horizon Board of Education By-election in Subdivision 5

February 09, 2017
​February 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education will be holding a by-election for the trustee position in Subdivision 5. This Subdivision represents LeRoy School, Wynyard Composite High School and Wynyard Elementary School. 

Following school board elections held in October, 2016, results were...

Horizon Board Asks for Feedback on Education Governance Report

January 13, 2017
​January 13, 2017 - For Immediate Release
Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education hopes to encourage public feedback as part of a provincial review of educational governance. Following the release of the Educational Governance Review Report, Kindergarten to Grade 12, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education is currently...

Christmas Hampers Assembled for Horizon Students and Families

December 12, 2016


Deember 12, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division central office was bustling with holiday spirit on December 12, 2016, as Board of Education members and staff gathered to pack and wrap gifts that will be sent to students and families in need.

The Horizon Christmas Hamper...

Horizon's General Proficiency Award Winners Announced

December 06, 2016
​December 6, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division is proud to announce its General Proficiency Award recipients for 2016. These students were selected based on academic merit, having achieved high marks in seven 30-level courses, with student averages ranging from 93.14 to 97.29. This year's award...

Horizon Board of Education Holds Organizational Meeting

November 03, 2016
​November 3, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 2. Votes were cast for the Board's table officer positions of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Jim Hack, trustee for Subdivision 10, will remain in the role of...

Horizon School Board Election Results

October 27, 2016
​October 27, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Voting for the 2016 Horizon School Division Board of Education election concluded at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Ballots have been tallied and the official results have been declared by Horizon's Returning Officer, Marilyn Flaman, as of 3:00 p.m., October...

September 30 Student Enrolment in Horizon

October 19, 2016
October 19, 2016 - For Immediate Release
Humboldt, SK – As of September 30, 2016, Horizon School Division has 6381 students enroled in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. This total includes 75 home-based students and 9 Distance Education students. "Although our overall numbers are down slightly from last year, we have seen...

Horizon Celebrates Literacy Success

September 08, 2016
September 8, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – In recognition of International Literacy Day, September 8, 2016, Horizon School Division is celebrating the significant gains our students have achieved in their reading levels over the past year. These gains are the result of a combined effort from students, parents/caregivers,...

Horizon Board Submits 2016-17 Budget

August 08, 2016
​ June 29, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division No. 205 Board of Education has submitted its 2016-17 school year budget for approval by the Ministry of Education. This budget distributes $85.3M in revenue to support educational programs and services for approximately 6400 students across...

New CUPE Agreement Ratified by Membership and Horizon Board

August 08, 2016
​ June 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division No. 205 and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local No. 4799 have voted in favour of a new collective bargaining agreement. The ratification vote for union members took place on June 6. The Horizon Board...

LINC Agreement Reached for Horizon and HTA

August 08, 2016
​ May 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – The Horizon Teachers' Association (HTA) and Board of Education have passed a new Local Implementation and Negotiation Committee (LINC) Agreement. This new local collective bargaining agreement between the Horizon Board and HTA, representing Horizon teachers, will take effect on August...

Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached for Horizon and CUPE

August 08, 2016
​ May 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Following several months of negotiations, Horizon School Division No. 205 and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local No. 4799 have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement to be put forward for ratification by staff who are members of...

Celebrating Horizon Student Day 2016

August 08, 2016
​ May 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – On May 3, 2016, approximately 180 students gathered at the Humboldt Uniplex Curling Rink for the fourth annual Horizon Student Day. This day was developed to offer students the opportunity to meet up and celebrate student leadership initiatives across Horizon....

Horizon Students Hear Testimony of Holocaust Survivor at 2nd Annual Symposium

August 08, 2016
​ April 19, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Approximately 650 students, educators and guests gathered for the Horizon Holocaust Symposium on Tuesday, April 19 at the Humboldt Uniplex Curling Rink. The theme for this year was "Interpret the Past, Forge the Future". Following a day of presentations and...

Horizon/EPSSD Students attending Rural Ed Congress as E-Journalists

August 08, 2016
​ March 18, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Students and staff from several Horizon schools and Englefeld School are heading to TCU Place in Saskatoon on March 20-22 as E-Journalists for the 21st National Congress on Rural Education in Canada. This Congress brings together educators from across Canada...

Horizon School Division Holds Annual Meeting

August 08, 2016
​ March 9, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division held its annual meeting on March 9, 2016, reporting on the 2014-2015 school year. Horizon Board of Education Chair, Jim Hack, offered a message of thanks to Horizon staff and fellow boardmembers. Director of Education, Kevin C....

Horizon Recognizes Red Cross Pink Day

August 08, 2016
​ February 24, 2016 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – On Wednesday, February 24, Horizon School Division joined schools and organizations across Saskatchewan, Canada and the world to recognize Red Cross Pink Day and show their support for ongoing anti-bullying initiatives. In Saskatchewan, these initiatives include the  I Am Stronger...

Horizon Celebrates 10th Anniversary

February 10, 2016
​ February 10, 2016 – For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – On February 10, 2016, Education Deputy Minister Julie MacRae visited the Horizon School Division central office to commemorate the 10th anniversary of amalgamation. This visit coincided with the regular monthly meeting of the Horizon Board of Education. Trustees joined with...

New Pre-K Program at Humboldt Public School

February 03, 2016
​ Released on January 12, 2016

Humboldt, SK – Horizon School Division is pleased to officially announce a new Pre-Kindergarten program coming to Humboldt Public School (HPS) in 2016. This will be the eighth Pre-K program in Horizon and second at HPS. It is being relocated from one of the two...