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2019 SCC Workshops

March 08, 2019
​ Each year, School Community Council (SCC) members from across Horizon School Division are invited for an evening of presentations and discussions on the importance of their work as SCCs, along with Horizon School Division Board of Education Trustees and personnel from Horizon’s central office. 

This year, workshops were held on...

"Seven steps to cold weather safety"

February 06, 2019
​From Environment Canada: Winter weather has arrived in much of the country. Do you know the signs of hypothermia, and what to do if you get frostbite? Read on to make sure you're ready for cold weather!

1) Listen to the weather forecast
Check the Environment Canada weather forecast...
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New Office for Horizon School Division

January 07, 2019
​ Horizon School Division has completed its move into a new central office facility in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The project broke ground in October 2017, and construction was completed on-schedule, allowing staff to finish their move over the winter holidays (between December 21 and January 7). The project was completed within the...
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Horizon Christmas Hamper Project

December 13, 2018
This year's Horizon Christmas Hampers are ready to be delivered! We are sharing gifts with 316 children and 122 families in need from communities across Horizon School Division this holiday season. Board members and central office staff spent the morning of December 14 wrapping, organizing, and packing gifts – books, toys,...
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Christmas Holidays: December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019

December 06, 2018
​Christmas holidays kick off with the SCC Christmas Turkey Dinner, free for all students and staff, on Friday, December 21st.  This is followed by "Early Dismissal" with buses picking up students at 2:15 pm.  Classes resume on January 7, 2019. Merry Christmas and have a fun and memorable holiday season! 
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QLS "12 Days of Christmas!"

December 06, 2018
Quill Lake School's 12 Days of Christmas are: December 4:​    Ugly Christmas Sweater Day December 5:    Cookie Decorating December 6:    Pajama Day, Thirsty Thursday December 7:    Pin the Nose on Rudolph, Christmas Concert (1 pm & 6:30 pmj) December 10: Guess the Christmas Character December 11: Toque & Mitts Day...
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Join us for the QLS Christmas Concert!

November 26, 2018
Join us for the QLS Christmas Concert, Friday, December 7th!  Rehearsal is at 1 pm, Evening performance is at 6:30 pm.  There will be a raffle prize draw, as well as a silver collection at the door.  Everyone welcome!

Education Week in Saskatchewan

October 15, 2018
Education Week (October 14-20, 2018) is an opportunity to celebrate learning, applaud the achievements of our students, and acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made by education professionals throughout our province.​

This year’s theme – A World of Learning for Every Student – recognizes the multiple pathways to learning being made available to...
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School Sport Week 2018

October 09, 2018
October 7-13 is School Sport Week in Saskatchewan.

High school (grades 9-12) sport in the province is administered by the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA). The province is divided into 14 school sports districts, including the Horizon Central Athletics Association (HCAA) . The HCAA administers high...

Monday, October 8th is Thanksgiving Day - there will be no school!

September 28, 2018
​Monday, October 8th is Thanksgiving Day - there will be no school!


September 28, 2018
​SUPPORT OUR QLS FALL FUNDRAISER - PERFECTION!   Collection days are Wednesdays.  It runs until October 17th and goes towards​ many school activities!

School Picture Day is Thursday, October 12th!

September 28, 2018
​School Picture Day is Thursday, October 12th!  Pre-School pictures are at 8:40 a.m.
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2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Added to Wall of Fame at Horizon Celebration Day

August 30, 2018
​Horizon's 5th annual Celebration Day took place on August 29, 2018. It was a very special day with student performances, Years of Service recognition, Excellence in Teaching Award presentations, and a very special Wall of Fame indcution. This year's Wall of Fame inductees are the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos, and we were...
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June 27, 2018
Congratulations to the Quill Lake School Class of 2018!  We wish you all the best in your future! We hope our students & staff have a great summer!  School resumes on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.​

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

June 21, 2018
Horizon School Division held the second annual flag-raising ceremony at central office on June 21, in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Dignitaries raised the Reconciliation Flag and the flags of Horizon's four First Nation partners -- Day Star First Nation, Fishing Lake First Nation, George Gordon First Nation...

Final Exams: June 22-27, 2018

June 19, 2018
Final exams will take place from June 22nd until June 27th.  There is no school on Thursday, June 28th (Administrative Day). Report cards will be handed out on Friday, June 28th.  No busses will be running on the last day of school.​ Have a safe and relaxing summer!

QLS Hi-Lo Meet, Community BBQ, Kindergarten Graduation, Awards Afternoon

June 05, 2018
Join us on Thursday, June 7th for the Quill Lake School Hi-Lo Meet​, beginning at 9:15 am on the east side of the school.  Featuring events for Kindergarten to grade 5 students.  We are also having a Community BBQ at 11:30 am.  Burgers, ice cream, and frozen yogurt!  Kindergarten Graduation will...
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QLS hosting Pre-District Track Meet-Tuesday, May 15th

May 07, 2018
Quill Lake School is hosting the following schools at Pre-District Track on Tuesday, May 15th: Annaheim, Archerwill​, Englefeld, Fishing Lake, Foam Lake Composite, Foam Lake Elementary, Ituna, Kelvington High, Leroy, Rose Valley, Wadena Comp, Wadena Elementary, Watson, Wynyard Comp, Wynyard Elementary, and Yellow Quill. There is a food booth and indoor washrooms...
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Quill Lake School Graduation-Friday, May 25, 2018 - "Things End But Memories Last Forever"

May 07, 2018
Join us on Friday, May 25th for Quill Lake School's Graduation.  The banquet is at 5 pm at the Quill Lake Community Hall, followed by the exercises at 7 pm. in the school gym. 
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QLS Dance - Thursday, May 10th (8-11 pm)

May 02, 2018
​QLS Dance-Thursday, May 10th from 8-11 pm for QLS grade 6-12 students and their guests.  Admission is $5 each, and includes snack and a drink.  Guests must be registered by Wednesay, May 9th. 
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Thursday, April 12th - Orange Julius Sale & Jersey Day

April 09, 2018
Quill Lake School SRC is having an Orange Julius sale on Thursday, April 12th.   All money raised will go towards supporting the families of the Humboldt Broncos.  Any further donations will also be accepted and greatly appreciated.  Students and staff are also asked to wear jerseys on Thursday.  Thank you!
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We Walk for Water-Friday, April 27th

March 29, 2018
​QLS students will be participating in the We Walk for Water campaign on Friday, April 27th in order to bring awareness to all students that water is very important for survival.  By taking part in this campaign and collecting pledges, we hope to improve access to clean water in more communities...
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Friday, April 27th: QLS Drama Play & Dessert Theatre - 7 pm

March 29, 2018
Join us on Friday, April 27th at 7 pm for the QLS Drama Theatre Production & Dessert Theatre.  Plays include: "Our Teacher is an Alien", and "We Loathe Our Customers".  ​
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SRC Mac n Cheese Hot Lunch Sale - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

March 29, 2018
QLS SRC will be having Mac 'n Cheese Lunch sale on Wednesday, May 2nd.  **PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE**.  Watch for notes to be going home.
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Friday, April 20th: Subway lunch sale

March 29, 2018
Friday, April 20th, students will be enjoying lunch from Subway.
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QLS Senior's Tea - Thursday, April 19th

March 29, 2018
​ QLS invites our local seniors to join us on Thursday, April 19th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for our annual Senior's Tea.  There will be tea, scones and socializing in our school commons area.  To ​R.S.V.P, please call the school at 306-383-4114.
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"Class Colour Day" - Wednesday, April 18th

March 29, 2018
April Spirit Day: Students and staff will be dressing up on Wednesday, April 18th for "Class Colour Day".
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Parent-Teacher Interviews are April 18th & 19th (3:30-6:00 pm)

March 29, 2018
​Parents are invited to attend Parent-Teacher interviews, tol be held on Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
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Grad award application deadline is Friday, April 13th!

March 29, 2018
Grade 12's are reminded to submit their QLS Grad award applications by Friday, April 13th! 
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Thursday, May 3, 2018 is Pajama Day

March 29, 2018
Dress up for Pajama day on Thursday, May 3rd!​

SCC Meeting-Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6 pm - Quill Lake School

March 29, 2018
​QLS SCC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Quill Lake School.  The public is welcome to attend.
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6 Medals for HCAA Teams at Hoopla 2018

March 26, 2018
​Six Horizon Central Athletic Association (HCAA) teams earned a spot in this year's Hoopla 2018 SHSAA Basketball Provincials this past weeekend, and all six teams returned home with medals! Congratulations to Gold Medalists from Wynyard Composite (2A Girls), Three Lakes School (1A Girls & 1A Boys), and St. Brieux School (2A Boys); Silver...

SCC presents "Arts & Crafts Afternoon" for QLS elementary students

March 14, 2018
​Quill Lake School's School Community Council is presenting an "Arts & Crafts Afternoon" for our Kindergarten to grade 4 students – Thursday, March 15 th from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm.  Thank you to our SCC for providing this fun afternoon for our elementary students!

QLS Students Attend Pink Day festivities

March 14, 2018
​Thursday, March 15th, Quill Lake School grade 7-10 students will be attending Pink Day festivities at Leroy School.   Students will be leaving at 9:00 am and returning in time for buses home.  Lunch is provided.

Poetry Day & Storytelling Competition - Thursday, March 15th

March 14, 2018
​Thursday, March 15th is the Quill Lake School Poetry Day and Storytelling Competition!  Join us for Kindergarten to Grade 3 poems beginning at 9:15 am, followed by the grade 4 to 6 Storytelling Competition. Good luck to all our public speakers!
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Annual Meeting of Electors - March 14, 2018

March 01, 2018
​The Horizon School Division Annual Meeting of Electors will take place at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 14. The meeting will be held at 10333 8th Avenue, Humboldt, in the Horizon School Division Boardroom.

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February 11-17 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

February 12, 2018
For the work you do each day in support of students and families, thank you to Horizon's incredible teachers and staff! This year's theme is "Inspiration through Learning".  For more information about Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2018, please see the Ministry of Education media release found here.  ​
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February Break is February 19-23, 2018

February 08, 2018
There will be no school February 19th to 23rd due to the Winter Break.  ​
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School Community Council AGM & Election Night

February 02, 2018
Everyone is welcome to attend Quill Lake School's School Community Council Annual General Meeting and Election Night on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6 pm.  ​
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Quill Lake School hosting Junior Pre-District Curling - Tuesday, February 6th

January 30, 2018
​Come out & cheer on our junior curlers as they compete at Junior Pre-District playoffs on Tuesday, February 6th at the Quill Lake curling rink!  14 boys, girls and mixed teams will play for a chance to advance to Districts on February 13th in Wadena.  Click on the draw that is...
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PINK DAY is Wednesday, February 28th

January 19, 2018
Wednesday, February 28th is Pink Day!  Dress in pink and stand up against bullying.​
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February Break is February 19-23, 2018

January 19, 2018
There will be no school due to the February Break from February 19th to 23rd.​
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K-12 Rink Afternoon

January 19, 2018
QLS is excited to have their "Rink Afternoon" on Wednesday, February 7th.  There'll be skating and fun on the ice, as well as burgers for lunch at the rink booth.  ​It's going to be a great day for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students!
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Senior Pre-District Curling is Monday, February 5th!

January 19, 2018
​ Good luck to our QLS curlers as they compete at Senior Pre-District curling on Monday, February 5th!  The senior girls will compete in Wadena, and our senior boys curl in Lanigan.
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Friday, February 2nd: Gr. 7-12 report card day

January 19, 2018
Gr. 7-12 report cards  go out on Friday, February 2nd.  ​
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Thursday, February 1st is Pajama Day

January 19, 2018
Dress up on Thursday, February 1st for Pajama Day!​
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QLS hosting Junior Pre-District Curling Playdowns

January 12, 2018
On Tuesday, February 6th, Quill Lake School will host Junior Pre-District Curling playdowns at the Quill Lake curling rink. Catch some exciting curling action as our three junior curling teams compete to advance to the District Championship in Wadena on February 13th & 14th.  Join us for lunch and cheer on our teams!
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SRC Hot Lunch sale is Friday, January 19th

January 09, 2018
SRC Hot Lunch sale is Smokies & Perogies!  It will be held on Friday, January 19th!  Get your orders in by Thursday, January 11th!​
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Final Exams - January 25-30, 2018

January 09, 2018
Semester 1 Final Exams are Thursday, January 25th to Tuesday, January 31st! There will be no school on Wednesday, January 31st due to Non Instructional Day​

QLS Literacy Swap is Wednesday, January 24th!

January 09, 2018
Does your child have books sitting around the house that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for different reading material? If you said YES, then the Book Swap is for you! Step 1 From Tuesday, January 16 th to Wednesday, January 23 rd...

SRC Spirit Days: Pajama Day (Jan 11th), Disney Day (Jan 23rd)

January 09, 2018
​Dress up for the January SRC Spirit Days: Thursday, January 11th is Pajama Day! Tuesday, January 23rd is Disney Day!

QLS 12 Days of Christmas

December 04, 2017
​From December 7th to 22nd, QLS students and staff will be taking part in the 1 2 Days of Christmas:   Thursday, December 7 th : Toque & Mitts Day Friday, December 8 th : Pajama Day Monday, December 11 th : Christmas Sweater Day Tuesday, December 12 th : Wool Socks...

SCC Christmas Turkey Dinner & Early Dismissal - Friday, December 22, 2017

December 04, 2017
​The QLS SCC are hosting a Christmas Turkey Dinner on the last day of school before Christmas holidays on Friday, December 22nd.  It is a delicious roast turkey dinner FREE for all students and staff to enjoy.  There will also be an early dismissal on December 22nd.  Buses will pick up students...

QLS Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 04, 2017
​Get into the Christmas spirit at the Quill Lake School Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14th.  Performances are at 1 pm and 6:30 pm.  There will be a silver collection, sales of the QLS cookbook, as well as raffle prizes donated by the QLS staff. 
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SHSAA Fall Championships - November 10 & 11

November 06, 2017
Please find the following release, sent from the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command.
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Brain Walk/Brain Wave-Friday, November 24th

November 02, 2017
Kindergarten to grade 6 students will be participating in Brain Walk/Brain Wave ​on Friday, November 24th.

SCC Hot Breakfast is Wednesday, November 22nd

November 02, 2017
Quill Lake School's School Community Council is Wednesday, November 22nd!  All students and staff will be treated to a delicious hot breakfast, courtesy of our hard-working SCC!

Social Media Awareness Presentation-Tuesday, November 21st at 6 pm

November 02, 2017
Quill Lake School will be having a Social Media Awareness Presentation on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. Parents, staff and community members are welcome to attend.​

Parent-teacher interviews are November 20th & 21st

November 02, 2017
Join us for parent-teacher interviews on Monday, November 20th and Tuesday, November 21st from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  ​

Tuesday, November 14th is Report Card day!

November 02, 2017
Tuesday, November 14th is Report Card day at QLS!​

No school on November 10th and 13th

November 02, 2017
There will be no school on Friday, November 10th in lieu of parent-teacher interviews, and no school on Monday, November 13th in lieu of Remembrance Day.​

November 9th is Formal Day and the QLS Remembrance Day service

November 02, 2017
Thursday, November 9th is Formal Day at Quill Lake School.  Join us for our Remembrance Day service at 11:00 a.m. in the Quill Lake School gym.  The public is welcome to attend! 

School Picture Retakes are Monday, November 6th @ 9:00 a.m.

November 02, 2017
Quill Lake School picture retakes are Monday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m.​
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Saskatchewan Library Week

October 16, 2017
​"Saskatchewan Library Week (SLW) is a province-wide, annual event, which promotes the wonderful resources and services that libraries have to offer. Saskatchewan Library Week is celebrated throughout Saskatchewan in all types of libraries, in both urban and rural communities and by all age groups. The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) has proudly...
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Education Week 2017

October 16, 2017

October 15-21, 2017 is Education Week in Saskatchewan.

Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate student success and recognize our dedicated professionals across the province. ​

This year's theme, Building our Future by Learning Together, is about recognizing student achievement and teaching excellence that occur each day in our...
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New Teacher Induction Workshop

August 22, 2017
First and second year teachers – who are either new to Horizon or new to the profession – gathered in Humboldt on August 21 & 22 for a New Teacher Induction Workshop. During this workshop, teachers in their first or second year with Horizon met with mentors from...
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Congratulations to the Graduating Classes of 2017!

June 30, 2017
​ The final Horizon School Division graduation ceremonies of 2017 are taking place on June 30 (Report Card Day). To all of this year's graduates, congratulations and best wishes as you embark on this latest chapter of your lives. Horizon School Division Director of Education, Kevin Garinger, has the following message to...
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Reconciliation Flag-Raising Ceremony at Horizon Central Office

June 21, 2017
In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, a ceremony was held at Horizon School Division central office to raise the Reconciliation Flag and the flags of Horizon's four First Nation partners -- Day Star First Nation, Fishing Lake First Nation, George Gordon First Nation and Muskowekwan First Nation. ...
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"Resc-U 911 Day" at Watson School

May 18, 2017
​Watson School was a hub of activity last Friday, May 12, with their first "Resc-U 911 Day". This event brought together 7 area schools and over 400 students to take part in safety demonstrations and presentations from a number of community partners and first responders, including area Fire Departments, RCMP, EMS and Agrium...
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HCAA Recognition Awards 2017

May 08, 2017
The following individuals were recognized at the Horizon Central Athletic Association Spring Meeting on May 2, 2017, for their outstanding contributions to school athletics programs:

(L-R):  Blaine Bryksa (William Derby School, Strasbourg), Wayne Bugera (Foam Lake Elementary School), Charles Biemans (Englefeld Protestant Separate School), Robert Lissinna (Kelvington High School), Chad...
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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...
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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...
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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.

QLS students to attend Theoren Fleury presentation

February 09, 2017
QLS grade 7-12 students to attend a special presentation with Theoren Fleury, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Wadena Community Hall.  ​
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QLS Senior Girls Advance to District Curling

February 08, 2017
​QLS Senior Girls' curling team won 1st place at Pre-District Playdowns in Humboldt on February 6th.  The team of Jennifer Harcourt, Katherine Ingram, Rayanne Korolchuk and Kendra Lipka now advance to Districts in Wadena on February 10th and 11th.  Good luck girls!

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

January 18, 2017
The nomination deadline for Horizon's 2018 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...

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...

QLS Picture Day - Wednesday, October 19th

September 16, 2016
​Pre-school pictures begin at 8:40 a.m.

QLS Open House - Tuesday, October 18th

September 16, 2016
SCC Spaghetti Supper - 5:00-6:30 pm; Meet the Teachers; Scholastic Book Fair in the library; SRC games; Scavenger Hunt; Information; Fun! ​