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Book Fair

October 01, 2019
​Our fall book fair will be taking place Mon Oct 21-Thurs Oct 24 in our school library. Make sure to stop by and check out some good reads!

Playground Update

October 01, 2019
Our SCC met with a representative from 1 Stop Playgrounds out of Humboldt in order to get some ideas, costs and possible plans for our future playground additions. Please see our newsletter for some pictures of possible structures.
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Student of the Month

October 01, 2019
​ The Student of the Month for October was Ella Thoner, from Grade 7T, who showed a caring attitude by helping Mrs. Saretzky in the office on numerous occasions! Way to go Ella!! 

Volunteer Awards

June 27, 2019
​Congratulations to Xander Dreger and Randi Saunders who were awarded with the Watrous Elementary School Volunteer Award! Thank You for all your help this year!                                                    ...
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Track and Field

June 03, 2019
​Our school track and field meet will be on Thursday June 6.
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May 13-16, 2019 – School Food Bank Drive

May 01, 2019
​Monday - Pasta Tuesday - Canned Fruit Wednesday - Cereal Thursday - Canned Soup or Meat Friday -  Canned Fruit
The Food Bank is particularly short of supplies this time of year so please send other items if you wish.  Thanks for your support!
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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...
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Invitation to 3 way Conferences

March 08, 2019
​ WES Teachers would like to invite you to bring your child to our next Parent Teacher Interviews.  The interviews will be a 3-Way conference including you, your child, and your teacher . Your child will have the opportunity to share work samples they’ve identified in their portfolio and discuss how...
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Student of the Month

March 08, 2019
The Student of the Month for June was Ava Morelli, from Grade 2M, for all of the help she is willing to give at the school whether it be serving at breakfast or picking garbage off the playground! Congratulations Ava!  

"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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SCC Bingo

January 17, 2019

Watrous Elementary is hosting a Family Bingo      January 23rd from 6:30 – 8:00 WES School Gym $10.00 for 12 games and $1.00 for each additional card Some prizes include:  Family Season Pass to Watrous Swimming Pool, a gym membership, green fees and a power cart for Manitou Beach...
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Nutrien Donation

January 17, 2019
We have another huge Thank You to send out. This one goes to NUTRIEN (PCS INC) for their generous donation of $2000 to go towards more equipment purchases for our gym and school! Our students and staff continue to be amazed at the support given to our our school from the...
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Telemiracle Bake Sale

January 08, 2019
Our annual nut-free Telemiracle bake sale is coming up on Wednesday February 6 at 12:15 in the school gym. Please send your baking to school with your child.
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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,...

Parent Teacher Interviews

November 07, 2018
​Gr 6/7 Parent Teacher Interviews are Nov 6 & 7 3:30-6:30pm. K-5 Parent Teacher Interviews are Nov 28 & 29 3:30-6:30pm.

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...
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Student of the Month

October 02, 2018
The Student of the Month for January was Peyton Freyling, from Grade 4C, who shows a positive and friendly attitude at school on a daily basis and is willing to help out wherever she can. Congratulations Peyton!


October 02, 2018
​ Please remember to visit our new Facebook page and our website, follow us on our twitter feed or sign up with your classroom’s “Remind” for events and happenings at WES this year. There are also a lot of classroom newsletters and notes going home in your child’s backpack and daily...
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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...


June 28, 2018
Teachers are officially back at school on Friday, August 24th.    No teachers are in the building on Monday, Aug. 27th, Tuesday Aug. 28 th or Wednesday, Aug. 29 th , as they are away for Convention, a Collaboration Day and a Horizon School Division Celebration Day. First day for classes...

Volunteer Award Winners

June 28, 2018
​Congratulations to Avery Hemmingson and Breanna Cruise who were awarded with the Watrous Elementary School Volunteer Award! Thank You for all your help this year!
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Student of the Month

June 28, 2018
​ The Student of the Month for June was Jonathan Keffer, from Grade 4P, for his respectful and positive personality he demonstrates on a daily basis! Congratulations Jonathan!

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...

SRC Fundraiser

June 05, 2018
​ The Watrous Elementary SRC would like to thank all those people who supported our calendar fundraiser.  Because of the generous donations from the following organizations and the support of the community, we were able to raise $1630.00 for our SRC.
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Humboldt Fundraiser

April 30, 2018
​ Our second Humboldt fundraiser for the Humboldt Strong T-Shirts brought in an amazing $1148.00! Our school recently presented this amount to the Principal of Humboldt Collegiate. HCI has started plans to develop plans for a memorial at their school. 
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Student of the Month

April 10, 2018
​ The Student of the Month for May was Justice Holland, from 3H, for his positive peer relations. Congratulations Justice!
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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...
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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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Bake Sale Update

February 28, 2018
​ Our school fundraiser for Telemiracle was once again outstanding. Our bake sale brought in $1090.00! Thank you to all of you who contributed generous amounts of baking for our bake sale, and helped us in making this generous doanation.
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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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Telemiracle Bake Sale

February 07, 2018
We are again planning our " Annual Nut Free Bake Sale " .  It will be held on Wednesday, Feb 14th in the Elementary School Gym at 12:15pm.  More information is available in our newsletter and was also sent home via email. Please call the school if you have any questions.
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Early Kindergarten Registration

February 07, 2018
​ We are now accepting early Kindergarten registrations for the 2018/19 school year.  If you would like to register your child early, please stop by the main office at the school for a registration package.
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Student of the Month

February 07, 2018
​ The Student of the Month for February was Rowan Hunter, from Grade 6C, who recently participate in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in Judo over the February break, and even captured the Silver medal! Congratulations Rowan!
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We Share the Warmth

December 04, 2017
​We are once again running our "We Share the Warmth" campaign at the school. If you have gently used jackets, mitts, scarfs, toques, boots, etc. that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the school before December 13th. 
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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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Student of the Month

November 01, 2017
The Student of the Month for December was Cade Bartel, from Grade 5E. Cade was recognized a couple different times in December, once for his attentiveness and cooperation during concert practice and also for his quick response and willingness to help another student in need! Way to go Cade!!

SCC Basket Raffle

November 01, 2017
Our SCC Christmas Themed Gift Basket fundraiser was a huge success, bringing in just over $3000! All of the proceeds raised will go directly back to our students with funds going towards buying new uniforms for our many sports teams. Thank you so much for your support! 

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Winston High & Watrous Elementary Students Enjoy Presentations from Life Speaker Starblanket

October 23, 2017
​On Monday, October 16th, the students of Watrous Elementary School and Watrous Winston High School had the honour of listening to Life Speaker Starblanket. Life Speaker Starblanket spoke to the Kindergartens to Grade 7’s in the morning. 

Around 11:30, Grade 8 and Grade 12 students loaded up into a school...
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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...

Mindfulness Presentation

October 10, 2017

​Trina Markusson will be visiting our school on Friday Oct 13th to present to the staff and students about mindfulness. For more information, please follow the link. Trina Markusson Presentations.docx

Breakfast Program

October 03, 2017
​Watrous Elementary School, Dwight Hayter and Manitou Springs Resort are proud to continue our breakfast program for our students with fresh and healthy breakfast food and drink items for children that may come to school hungry. For more information, please take a look at our school newsletter!
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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...

Volunteer Awards

June 30, 2017
​Congratulations to Mikayla Saunders and Chantel Hilts who were awarded with the Watrous Elementary School Volunteer Award! Thank You for all your help this year!
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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.

Opportunities Room

February 07, 2017
We will be starting up an "Opportunities Room" in our library running from 12:15pm-12:50pm every day in our library. The purpose of the "Opportunities Room" will be to provide extra time for students to do school work over the noon hour. It will be fully supervised by different teachers in our building...

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...


December 05, 2016
​Please call the school if your child is going to be away or late for school. With cold weather setting in, we need to make sure our students are all accounted for first thing in the moning.
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Student of the Month

December 05, 2016
A big THANK YOU needs to go out to Alana Armstrong and the Watrous Pharmacy for supporting this worthwhile reward for the 2016/2017 school year!! The Student of the Month for June was Tannis Cruise, from1W, for reading over 100 books in the at home reading program! Congratulations Tannis!
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Pick Up/Drop Off

November 03, 2016
​A quick reminder to please remember there is no parking, picking up or dropping off students in the yellow marked off curb areas in front of the school or in the parking lot. Dropping off/picking up in these areas could lead to a ticket. Also, please avoid parking or dropping off...

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...

Brain Walk is coming to WES!

October 03, 2016
​Brain walk is an interactive ‘walk’ through the brain that is run like a circuit training exercise. Brain Walk consists of 10 stations that describe the different parts of the brain and their corresponding functions.
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Student of the Month

October 03, 2016
​The September student of the month was Emma Schindel, from Grade 4C, who showed great kindness when she saw another student sitting on the “Buddy Bench” and asked if they would like to join in with an activity she was involved with. Congratulations Emma!

Back to School BBQ

September 06, 2016
​Come and meet the Watrous Elementary School staff at our annual back to school BBQ on Thursday September 8th from 5:30-6:30 at the school.

Reminders for the fall...

July 26, 2016
​All staff are back at school starting Wednesday Aug 24th. However, no staff willl be in the building on Thursday Aug 25th or Friday Aug 26th as they will all be in Humboldt. 

Volunteer Award Winners

July 26, 2016
​ Co ngratulations to Sikwan Swan and Carter Pidhorodetsky who were awarded with the Watrous Elementary School Volunteer Award! Thank You for all your help this year!

Buick Drive for your Students

June 01, 2016
​A huge thank you to Mainline Motors Ltd. and our community for helping us surpass our goal of 500 test drives. We had 595 test drives on Saturday May 28, which earned us a whopping $10,000 for our school!! Way to go WES!!

Calendar Fundraiser

June 01, 2016
​The Watrous Elementary SRC would like to thank all those people who supported our calendar fundraiser. Because of the generous donations from the following organizations and the support of the community, we were able to raise $1500.00 for our SRC.
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Student of the Month

May 02, 2016
The Student of the Month for May was Marie Perrault, from 5T, for her helpfulness with other students and her random acts of kindness! Congratulations Marie!​  

Read a thon Update

April 20, 2016
​ Our school Read A Thon that occurred during February was a great success. Our fundraiser brought in a grand total of $6,654! All of the proceeds will go directly back into our classrooms.
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Student of the Month

April 20, 2016
​ The Student of the Month for March was Paige Hunter, from Grade 3C, who gives extra help to other students and supports her pod group very well during class. Congratulations Paige!


March 02, 2016
​Badminton season will be starting soon with practices occuring after school. Watch for more info.


March 02, 2016
With our sales from the bake sale and helping hands, our school has raised a total of $2561.95!
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Student of the Month

March 02, 2016
​The Student of the Month for February was Chloe Dreger, from Grade 5T, who showed excellent leadership during recess guardians. Congratulations Chloe!
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Chinese New Year

February 02, 2016
​Both Grade 7 classes will once again celebrate Chinese New Year with Mr. Tan and Mr. Derby on February 11th with several lessons, activities and of course some Chinese food dishes!​
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Student of the Month

February 02, 2016
​ The Student of the Month for February was Chloe Dreger, from Grade   5T,   who showed excellent leadership during recess guardians. Congratulations Chloe!