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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 RSVP by: Monday, May 15th at noon   For more Information Contact: Melissa White 306-752-1213    Staff Appreciation Poster...

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...

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...

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...

​TMSS Aboriginal Education 10 Class

January 18, 2017
  Congratulations TMSS Aboriginal Ed 10 class on receiving the Multicultural Education Initiative Grant!

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      

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...

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...

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...

Bjorkdale School Review

November 21, 2016
​ New documents have been added to the School Review page for Bjorkdale.

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

NESD School Bus Drivers NEEDED

August 26, 2016

2016 NESD Board Elections

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

ThoughtExchange Results

July 14, 2016
​ Click the link to see the results of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 ThoughtExchange surveys. NESD ThoughtExchange Results

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...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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. Due Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Central Park ACT Early Club

March 17, 2016
​ Our Central Park Early Act Club is a group of interested leaders from Grade 3 who wish to contribute in positive ways to their school, community and world. The Rotary Club of Nipawin is providing sponsorship and guidance of this Club and attended our Charter Meeting today. Students received club...

Sask Elections

February 26, 2016
​ Election Date - April 4  

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week "Creating Learners for Life" - Feb 8-13, 2016

February 08, 2016
​ To the Teachers and Staff of North East School Division  The NESD Board of Education has the distinct responsibility of speaking on behalf of the communities you serve through your work with this division. We voice our appreciation on behalf of those communities with somber reflection this year, in light...

Author Visit - Carrot River Elementary School

February 02, 2016
   Leah Dorion visited Carrot River Elementary School on January 26 th .  Leah is a self-taught Indigenous (Metis) interdisciplinary artist and writer. Leah read from her books, talked to the students about being a writer and artist and showed them cultural artifacts. Thank you to Saskatchewan Writers Guild for your...

Education Minister Celebrates 10th Anniversary of School Division Amalgamations

February 02, 2016
​ Released on February 1, 2016 Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined representatives from the Prairie South School Division to celebrate that it has been 10 years since 71 school divisions in Saskatchewan amalgamated to become 14.

In 2006, 12 school divisions were created through amalgamation and two were restructured,...

2014-2015 NESD Annual Report

January 12, 2016
  The 2014-2015 NESD Annual Report is on the NESD Website, under Board ~ Accountability Reports 2014-2015 NESD Annual Report  

Thank you to the Coaches

January 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...

Tornado Hunter visits the Melfort Elementary Schools

January 07, 2016
​ Students in grades 4,5,6 from Burke, Reynolds and Brunswick had a visit from Ricky Forbes, the driver for one of North America's top professional storm chasing teams. Not only is Ricky the driver of Flash, the tornado truck, he is also the team's go to guy for school presentations! The...