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Consider Cumberland College for Post-Secondary

June 22, 2017
Hello NESD students! It's a good time for those of you going into Grade 11 and 12 to start thinking about your post-secondary plans.  You have lots of options to choose from at Cumberland College!  You can take university, certificate and diploma programs in your home community.  Save money while getting...
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National Aboriginal Day 2017 at Maude Burke School

June 22, 2017
A host of wonderful presenters, messages, activies and fun was had at Maude Burke School and the Melfort Museum on Wednesday June 21st!  A huge thanks to Gailmarie Anderson of the Melfort Museum, the Marguerite Riel Centre and the many volunteers that joined us and also to those that were behind the...
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National Aboriginal day celebration at Bjorkdale School

June 22, 2017
The grade 3 & 4 classes from Bjorkdale, Carrot River, Gronlid, Porcupine Plain, and Nipawin (Wagner) enjoyed the event.      
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Grade 8 Students from TMSS and Kinistin take part in Cardboard Boat Challenge

June 13, 2017
On June 8 th , 11 TMSS Gr 8 students along with 3 gr 8 Kinistin Education Centre students entered four teams into the Cardboard Boat Challenge in Saskatoon.  It was a clean sweep for our teams bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals!  This annual event is organized by the...
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ThoughtExchange Survey-Join the Conversation

April 25, 2017
​ Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts in response to a few open ended questions. May 12 - May 21, 2017 - Join the Conversation - Thought Exchange Link   This spring, you are invited to reflect on the Division's...
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Congratulations to our NESD Coaches!

April 25, 2017
​ Another big sporting season has passed and once again because of your commitment in coaching our student athletes have had success! Local congratulations to : Linsey Thornton from Melfort who won the Jr. A boys basketball Nessac Championship Leann Borowetz from Hudson Bay who won the Jr. B boys basketball...
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Notice of Intent to Change School Attendance

April 10, 2017
​ North East School Division No. 200 Notice of Intent to Change School Attendance Area Boundaries Under authority of Section 85(1)(i) and Section 122(1) of The Education Act, 1995 the Board of Education made the following motion at their meeting held March 21, 2017: That the attendance boundary for the North...
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NESD Archers do awesome at Nationals

March 28, 2017
​ Maude Burke Archers - 2017 NASP Gold Elementary National Champions! MUCC JR. Claims Gold, SR 5th place. March 20, 2017 ​ Archers hit bullseye at National Tournament in Edmonton! The Melfort Archery program struck gold over the weekend in Edmonton. 1800 archers converged on the city of Edmonton who hosted...
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REMINDER - NESD Annual Staff Appreciation Banquet - May 26, 2017

March 20, 2017
  DATE: Friday, May 26, 2017 TIME: Cocktails @ 5:30; Supper @ 6:30; Program @ 7:30 pm LOCATION: John Baron Auditorium - Tisdale Middle and Secondary School ENTERTAINMENT: Major Distraction, 8:00pm - 12:00 am. RSVP by: Monday, May 15th at noon   For more Information Contact: Melissa White 306-752-1213    ...
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Carrot River High School Jr. Curling team vs. Carrot River Curling 50+ Club

March 07, 2017
​ 2017 Challenge Cup of Curling -  50+ vs. 15 Under The 2 nd annual competition of the Challenge Cup of Curling took place Feb. 6 at the Carrot River Curling Club.  The Carrot River Curling 50+ Club took on the Carrot River High School Jr. Curling teams for an afternoon...
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February 12 to 18th - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

February 13, 2017
​ The theme for this year is "Great Teachers/Staff = Engaged Students". ------------------------------------      I am very honoured to be able to address you this year and thank you for the work you do for our kids. We truly appreciate the work you all do. So much of what you...
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Bjorkdale Review- Media Release

January 24, 2017
​ At the January 24, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education of the North East School Division a motion was made to consider the discontinuance of one or more grades up to and including the complete closure of Bjorkdale School with an effective date of discontinuance or closure of July...
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​TMSS Aboriginal Education 10 Class

January 18, 2017
  Congratulations TMSS Aboriginal Ed 10 class on receiving the Multicultural Education Initiative Grant!
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Share your thoughts on K-12 Education Governance Review

January 16, 2017
  North East Board response to the Report - Ed Gov Review -NESD response.pdf   Share your thoughts link      
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Tornado Hunter at Bjorkdale School

December 08, 2016
​ Recently Bjorkdale School hosted Tornado Hunter, Chris Chittick.  The grade 3 and 6 classes from Porcupine Plain also attended the presentation.  Mr. Chittick shared his experiences as a storm chaser detailing his knowledge of extreme weather.  The students learned a number of weather-related terms and watched several storm videos.  After the presentation...
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LP Miller Grade 7 & 8- "Be the Change"

December 08, 2016
​   LP Miller had a "Be the Change" afternoon for all their grade 7 and 8 classes to encourage positive and respectful behaviors at school. This climate building activity creates leaders and high expectations for respectful behaviors in a school. Students participate in games and discussions with group leaders learning...
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Congratulations to our Coaches

December 08, 2016
​ Congratulations to our Coaches It is hard to believe that our fall sports are already over and the winter sports are well on their way. It is great to have so many people that still devote extra time to give our student athletes a full educational experience through sport. We...
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Bjorkdale School Review

November 21, 2016
​ New documents have been added to the School Review page for Bjorkdale.   http://www.nesd.ca/Board/schoolreviews/Pages/default.aspx
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Greetings from the new NESD Board of Education

November 15, 2016
​ To the staff of NESD,    I wanted to take a brief moment of time from your ever so busy day to say thank you. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our division. For those of you who have been here for some time now,...
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Celebrating Indigenous Art 2017 Calendar

November 09, 2016
​ Check out the beautiful works of art compiled into the 'Celebrating Indigenous Art Calendar for 2017'. The calendar features artwork by several of our NESD students. Calendars can be purchased at any Cumberland College Office or the NESD Office in Melfort for $20.00 cash. Proceeds from the sale of these calendars...
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Brunswick School Cross Country

November 09, 2016
  Congratulations to our Grades 5 and 6 Cross Country Team! These runners competed in races in Star City and Tisdale this fall​ and persevered trhough some unusual weather.
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Media Release-Grade Discontinuance at Gronlid Central School

October 26, 2016
      NESD - MEDIA RELEASE At the October 25, 2016 meeting of the Board of Education of the North East School Division, a motion was made to discontinue Grades 9-12 effective July 1, 2017 at Gronlid Central School in Gronlid, Saskatchewan. At the Board’s September 27 th meeting a...
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October 17, 2016 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

October 17, 2016
​ Saskatchewan Celebrates School Bus Driver Appreciation Day Released on October 17, 2016 Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan has proclaimed October 17 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Saskatchewan.  Celebrated since 2010, School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is observed on the first day of Education Week, October 16...
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October 16-22, 2016 - Education Week

October 17, 2016
  "Celebrating Today, Preparing for Tomorrow" This week has been deemed Education Week in Saskatchewan, providing an opportunity for the NESD Board of Education to formally celebrate the success of our teachers and staff and our students. This is a time of renewal for the Board of Education, and it is...
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Notice of School Review - Gronlid School

September 29, 2016
​ At the September 27, 2016 Regular Board meeting the Board of Education made a resolution to review Gronlid school.   Sept 26 media release - Notice of School Review.pdf Notice of Intention to Review grades K-12 at Gronlid School, Gronlid, Saskatchewan. Notice of school review Gronlid.pdf
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Notice of School Review - Bjorkdale School

September 29, 2016
​ At the September 27, 2016 Regular Board meeting the Board of Education made a resolution to review Bjorkdale school. Sept 26 media release - Notice of School Review.pdf Notice of Intention to Review grades K-12 at Bjorkdale School, Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan - Notice of school review Bjorkdale.pdf
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FNMI Outdoor PD - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 26, 2016
​ Some NESD teachers attended a FNMI Outdoor PD located at The Shale (by Carrot River and the original site of the Big Bert find). The day was arranged by Sharon Meyer NESD FNMI Consultant and supported by 3 Elders to provide a culturally immersed day regarding traditional life in the...
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NESD School Bus Drivers NEEDED

August 26, 2016
 
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2016 NESD Board Elections

July 18, 2016
  Nominations for the NESD Board Elections are now CLOSED. Board nomination results are here.
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ThoughtExchange Results

July 14, 2016
​ Click the link to see the results of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 ThoughtExchange surveys. NESD ThoughtExchange Results
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June 21 - 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day - NESD Celebrations at LP Miller School

June 27, 2016
​  LP Miller grade 8 students were divided into 9 groups and visited sessions throughout the morning. The sessions were instructed by student leaders from Wagner grade 5 and Bjorkdale Grades 7,8,9. The students had researched traditional information and created the materials required to implement the activities for the LP Miller...
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BRUNSWICK TRACK AND FIELD DAY

June 22, 2016
  Thank you and congratulations to all of our students who participated in our Track and Field Day! We had a full day of sportsmanship and Brunswick Pride. This year there were a total of 558 Personal Best ribbons won. Also, a total of 5 school records were broken and 1...
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CANCELLED - NESD - Fish or Chips Saturday, August 20, 2016

June 17, 2016
​ Choose your Adventure ~ Family Fun Event Saturday, August 20/16 Fishing Tournament—Nipawin Regional Park Boat launching - 9 -10 a.m. Measurements - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $30/person Registration deadline: August 10, 2016 Golf Tournament—Evergreen Golf Course Nipawin Shot Gun Start -12 noon 18 holes - Best Ball Scramble Cost: $75/person (will...
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Cardboard Boat Race Challenge

June 07, 2016
​ On Friday, June 3 three TMSS grade eight students and 3 Kinistin grade eight students attended the Cardboard Boat Race Challenge in Saskatoon at Polytechnic sponsored by the Saskatoon Tribal Council, Saskatoon Industry Education Council, and Potash Corp.  This was a great opportunity for the TMSS and Kinistin students to...
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Star City Student Earns Spot on Canadian All Star Archery Team

May 20, 2016
        Star City School grade 11 student, Sheldyn Moore, is gearing up for an opportunity of a lifetime! Sheldyn has earned a spot on the Canadian All Star Archery Team which will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa July 10-20. Sheldyn has been a member of the Star City...
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Naicam School Celebrates NESD's 10 Year Anniversary

May 19, 2016
Naicam Celebrates NESD 10 Year Anniversary.pdf Naicam SCC and School partnered on a few different events for the celebration.  They brought in Leah Dorian to speak and work with the students in a writing and art workshop. They partnered with school to sponsor a reading challenge for K-6 classes....
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Brunswick School Recipient of Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge

May 13, 2016
​ Very exciting news for Brunswick School students! 
* Brunswick School was selected as a recipient of this year's Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge. 
* We will be receiving $10,000.00 to further enhance our nutrition programming next year to support our students!
* Thank you to The Mosaic Company, Breakfast for...
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Verna Kirkness Science Scholarship opportunity for LP Miller Student

May 06, 2016
​ LP Miller Student, Denzel Whitecap earns an opportunity for the Verna J Kirkness Science Scholarship:   Denzel Whitecap and nine other Saskatchewan Aboriginal 11th grade students have earned the opportunity to travel to the University of Saskatchewan to participate in science and engineering labs with professors and graduate students May 16-20...
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65th Annual Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week - May 2 - 8, 2016

April 28, 2016
​ The theme this year, is GET LOUD for Mental Health.  In order to end some of the stigma associated with mental illness, Canadians need to get loud in a positive way with their voices and actions to build awareness and support. To further this national cause, schools and parents can...
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ThougthExchange - Star Step

April 28, 2016
​ The next step in the ThoughtExchange process is the Star step. If you participated in the Share process, please take a moment to do the Star step. http://nesd.thoughtexchange.info/invitation/ Due Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

April 27, 2016
Better HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH " communication takes care" Dear parents, staff, and community members, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! For that reason, the NESD speech-language pathologists (SLPs) would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone of the important role communication plays in an individual's development (academic and...
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Vote for Big Bert - Arborfield

April 20, 2016
​   SASKATCHEWAN'S FOSSIL CAMPAIGN: VOTE FOR BIG BERT! Saskatchewan is represented by many official emblems, and this year, an official fossil emblem will be added to the list. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is running a Saskatchewan fossil campaign, and our local fossil, Big Bert, is a candidate.  You can help...
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Thank you to our Coaches for the Winter 2016 season

April 14, 2016
​ Another big sporting season has passed and once again because of your commitment in coaching our student athletes have had success! Locally congratulations to: Linsey Thornton from Melfort who won the Jr. A boys basketball Nessac Championship Leann Borowetz from Hudson Bay who won the Jr. B boys basketball Nessac...
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Your Thoughtexchange Perspectives

April 07, 2016
  ​ Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Last fall, we invited our school communities to participate in a virtual conversation using Thoughtexchange. Communication and opportunities for students were two topics we would like to hear more about. On behalf of the students we serve, I invite you to please contribute...
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NESD Annual Meeting of the Electors

March 31, 2016
​ The rescheduled Annual Meeting of the Electors will be held: DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 pm LOCATION: NESD Division OFFICE, 402 Main Street  Melfort, SK Agenda - Annual Meeting of Electors 2016 (2).pdf   2014-2015 NESD Annual Report - Public
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Thoughtexchange Results

March 23, 2016
​ Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members, As you are aware, our school community recently took part in an online learning process called Thoughtexchange. We've reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you. Visit our results page to learn about the top priorities...
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Maude Burke Celebrates 10 years - April 21

March 18, 2016
 
  Bullying Prevention Assembly with Canadian Country Music Award Nominee, Ryan Laird. Date: April 21, 2016 @ 1:00pm Location: Maude Burke School The NESD is celebrating the 10th year as a school division. January 1st, 2016 marked the 10th year since amalgamation and the establishment of the North East...
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2016 Gold National Champions - Maude Burke Archers

March 18, 2016
​ The results are in, and it is official, the Maude Burke Archers are the 2016 Canadian National elementary division Team Champions! The 21 archers from Melfort's Maude Burke School were amongst 70 archers that made the trek to Edmonton this weekend. Labelled Canada's largest archery shoot to date, the Maude...