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Stories from the

October 2011

HPS Concept Designs Unveiled

As the HCI project is nearing completion focus is beginning to switch to Horizons next stage in of commitment to education in Humboldt that includes a new Humboldt Public School. Approximately 50 people attended the official unveiling of the concept designs for the new school held on October 12, 2011. During the public meeting, Stantec designer Richard Stone provided and in depth walk through of the proposed designs. He explained how current portions of HPS will eventually be combined with sections of the current HCI to create a single education facility. It is anticipated that the project will begin in the spring of 2012 and is estimated to take approximately 18 months to complete. The new facility will boast a floor space of about 4400 square meters of learning space, impressive glass features and an expanded outdoor play area. The new school will be a bright, beautiful, comfortable and a technologically advanced learning environment that will meet the needs of Humboldt students for years to come. During opening comments, Horizon Board Chair, Shirley Allan stated the following. “The Horizon School Division Board of Education is proud to be a part of this project. We are thankful that we can work together with our partners to ensure that HPS and Humboldt continue to be A Community of Learning and Achieving�. Note: The concept drawings below are subject to change and approval by the Ministry of Education To view concept drawings please visit the Horizon Website - http://www.hzsd.ca/


Family Fun at WDS On Wednesday October 26 WDS had an excellent turnout for Family Fun Night. Each classroom sponsored a game for the children. Many families and businesses provided gifts for the Silent Auction and purchasing areas. As children completed a game they were awarded coupons. They then could "buy" various items. WDS would like to thank those who gave gifts for this endeavour. The event was a lot of work for school staff and SCC, but well worth the effort as over $2000.00 was raised which will be used for facitlity improvement. As the pictures show, the children were really the "winners" as they so enjoyed the evening!

Horizon Central Office Fundraises for Breast Cancer Through online contributions, raffles and cash donations the Lanigan Central Office raised $550.00 for Breast Cancer Reasearch. The fundraising was done throughout October and was capped off by dressing for the cause on Friday October 28.

Education Week At Annaheim School Annaheim School planned three events for Education Week. Guest author, Bonnie Logan visited the school to give two readings to grades K-4 and grades 5-12. The Annaheim SCC invited everyone, school and community, to a meet, greet and eat evening with lunch provided by the SCC. There was a small presentation along with an opportunity to meet with the staff and SCC members. Norbert Georget was invited to provide a presentation on bullying to our grade 3-8 students, and a presentation on drinking and driving, drugs and alchohol, texting and driving to our grade 7-12 students.


Education Week At Winston High School One of the highlights of Education Week at Winston High School was the Junior Drama Performance of "Cinderella". There were three shows on October 20th. In the morning we were joined by Watrous Pre-schoolers and the students from Watrous Elementary School. In the afternoon students from Young, Drake, Nokomis, Viscount, and Lanigan watched the performance along with residents of Manitou Lodge. During Education Week our grade 11's attended a "Ready For Work" presentation. Our Junior Volleyball Team co-hosted a 16 team tournament with McClellan School form Young. And, our grade 8 students listened to a Saskatchewan Author.

Quill Lake School Education Week Activities Education Week was a busy time at Quill Lake School!

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Grade 9 Students Showcase St. Brieux School As a part of Education Week the following video was played at the St. Brieux School open house to showcase all the great things happening at the school. Positive feedback was received from parents and community members alike.


Education Week At PECS During Education Week, Punnichy Elementary had two very special groups visit the school. On Tuesday, October 18th, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council, Junior Concert performers did a play for the Grade One to Fours. The Duffebag Theatre group performed Beauty and the Beast which was very well done and loads of laughs. A few of our students acted the parts of Beauty, Beast, and the father. On Friday, October 21st we hosted the Cultural Exchange artists. Five very taleted artists and performers spent the day doing sessions with all the grades. The students were able to take part in music, dance, writing, film arts and drama sessions. The artists were very knowledgable and skilled in their areas and our students were very enthused about the sessions they were able to take part in.

KHS Recognizes Education Week In recoginition of Library Week and Education week, October 17 - 21, the Kelvington High School Library had a group of Saskatchewan writers from the Tisdale s writers group that made presentations to all students at KHS. The writers enjoyed lunch provided by the SCC.

Tisdale writers group L - R Donna Cunningham, Helen Perrin Clark, Murial Popp and Libraian Bernie Jensen


Displaying Patriotism KHS School Community Council felt that it is important to acknowledge our country by recognizing the importance of o Canada. From October 17 -21, O Canada has been played in 5 different versions and KHS the students are going to vote on which o Canada they wish to have played in the morning as well as assemblies and other functions the school hosts. In the photo attatched photo, the grade 12 Math C30 grade show their patriotism.

Wadena Comp Students Involved in Ferret Recovery Program The Wadena Composite High School students were involved in the 3rd release of Black-Footed Ferrets on October 18. 27 students went on the three-day excursion which took them to Cypress Hills for an evening of camping and hiking before heading to Grasslands National Park. The Black-Footed Ferret is Canada's rarest mammal, numbering approximately 15 before this release. The original release occurred on October 2, 2009. Wadena students were also in attendance for this. The release has been considered one of Canada's most significant reintroductions as Black-Footed Ferrets were extinct in Canada for over 70 years! The day began with a guided hike of 70-Mile Butte with various types of biology specialists. Along the three-hour hike, the students learned about the native plants and mammals as well as studied tipi rings and animal prints. The highlight may have been the sighting of the prairie rattlesnake. Following the hike, the group went to Val Marie where a short briefing on safety and ferret release took place. The group then had the opportunity to watch the newest release of the "Nature of Things" featuring the original ferret release and its significance. With Parks Canada officials, including the head of the Western parks, accompanying the Wadena group, the students were then off to release the ferrets. Students were required to find specific Black-Tailed Prairie Dog burrows by GPS before releasing the ferrets. All of the students were given various jobs to perform during the release as extensive documentation was required. The entire event was filmed by numerous TV crews and articles were made by various newspapers. Learn more about the recovery program - http://www.blackfootedferret.org/

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Honoring Terry Fox Following their Terry Fox Run on September 26, Archerwill School took advantage of the nice weather to spell out Terry's name on the playground.

VCS Book Fair - Out Of This World! On behalf of VCS we would like to extend our greatest appreciation to our Book Fair volunteers who spent many hours decorating the library and working with the students at our annual Scholastic Book Fair. Loretta Polischuk, Jacquie Meddins, Leona Goodsman, Nola McLaren, and our fearless librarian, Lynette Clavelle. You guys are "out of this world"! Christy Baumann Principal

Safe And Caring Schools The Horizon School Division Board of Education invited parents, staff and students that focuses on the topic of Safe and Caring Schools in Horizon School Division. In order to continuously strive to provide quality education in a safe and caring learning environment, the survey enabled participants to provide input into the following topics.  Safety and well-being  School environment  Transportation safety


Raising Money For The Terry Fox Campaign On Friday September 23 the staff and students of William Derby School raised $6,111.00 for the Terry Fox campaign and had fun on the way. Way to go WDS!

New Board Member I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office(s) will take place and that the following person is elected by acclamation: Subdivision 14Fishing Lake First Nation Melva Desjarlais Dated at Lanigan, this 7th day of October, 2011 Vincent Gaudet Returning Officer

Congratulations to Paige Crozon Paige Crozon from Humboldt Collegiate has been selected to the Canadian National Basketball team. The announcement came from the Canadian Olympic Committee. Paige will play for Team Canada at the Pan - American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 20 - 25.


Watrous Winston High School To Host SLC 2012 Our challenge to you is to take the initiative to "Make a Wave"; make a change and make a difference in all aspects of your life. We believe that one small act can grow into a wave of possibilities. You never know what you can achieve...

Check out the SLC 2012 website http://www.watrousslc.com/

Welcome Breakfast at WDS On Friday September 9 the staff of William Derby School served pancakes and bacon to all 247 students at WDS as a welcome back. The students enjoyed this time of eating and fellowship in the gym with the rest of the student body and staff. What a treat and a great way to come back to school!

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2011 Student Recognition Awards Congratulations from the Horizon School Division Board of Education

Kathryn Sarauer

Annaheim School

Dawn Dust

Bruno School

Jade Richardson

Cudworth School

Charlene Patterson

Foam Lake Composite

Sarah Bunko

Humboldt Collegiate Institute

David Baade

Imperial School

Sarah Kozun

Ituna School

Tracy Beaton

Kelvington High School

Tyler Moellenbeck

Lake Lenore School

Clay Wiens

Lanigan Central High School

Rachel Buhs

LeRoy School

Nicole Dyck

McClellan School

Megan Shortland

Muenster School

Brooke Mutch

Nokomis School

Allison Severight

Punnichy High School

Courtney Erickson

Quill Lake School

Quinn Seidler

Raymore School

Megan Bjerland

Rose Valley School

Alana Fahlman

Schell School

Katelyn Major

St. Brieux School

Taylor Krentz

Three Lakes School

Christine Koob

Viscount Central School

Miranda Turnball

Wadena Composite High School

Tyler Harrison

Wakaw School

Kora Hayter

Watrous Winston High School

Ty Hoesgen

Watson School

Abbey Wild

William Derby School

Alana Craig

Wynyard Composite High School


Schell School Terry Fox Run Schell School Terry Fox Run took place on September 30, 2011. We were pleased to have Mr. Paproski join us this year for the 10 K run. He completed the run in 64:37 mins before rushing off to a meeting in Lanigan. It was a special year for Schell as it was our 25th year participating in the run. Our goal was to raise $895.35, which would give Schell School a 25 year total of $20,000.00 raised for Cancer Research. The school surpassed their goal by raising $1500.00.

Nokomis Student Participates in Reality TV YTV's In Real Life

One of Nokomis School's grade 9 students, Sydney Reynolds, was given a chance at an amazing opportunity this summer. Last year, Sydney created a video entry for the chance to be on YTV's In Real Life and she was chosen to be a competitor on the show! The television series, which is similar to The Amazing Race, has competitors doing real life challenges all over North America. Although Sydney can not say much about her experience yet, we are anxious to see how she does and look forward to talking with her more in depth about her experience once the show ends. This seasons In Real Life airs beginning on Monday, October 3rd and will for run 10-one hour episodes every Monday. Look for Sydney and cheer her on! Our challengers are put through their paces in their very first experience as army recruits! They navigate a tough obstacle course, test their resourcefulness by setting up camp in the field and ride Jeeps in hostile territory as part of a patrol. With drill instructors pushing them to their limits, challengers try to soldier their way to the top. In the first twist of the season, challengers get to choose their own teammates! Link to trailer: http://tinyurl.com/3eb9soq About SYDNEY Hometown: Nokomis, SK Age: 13 Sydney has been dancing competitively and winning loads of awards in all kinds of styles from ballet to hip hop since age four. Her friends say she’s kind, creative and tons of fun. In her small hometown, everyone knows each other and there are only 55 kids in her school. But she likes imagining how big the universe is and would love to become an astronaut. Video profile: http://inreallife.ytv.com/#/home/


Congratulations! Congratulations to Shannon Dobko, one of Horizon’s Student Services Coordinators, who completed her PhD in Educational Administration in June. Shannons research focus was student engagement. She examined how school risk and protective conditions effected student engagement levels. She also examined the effects of school conditions for specific groups of students; those who were suspended during the previous year, those who displayed violent behavior, and those who were not successful academically. Way to go Dr. Dobko!

HPS Wins “Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge” Commitments to healthy lifestyle choices has paid off for two Saskatchewan schools who have won “Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge” awards today. Saskatchewan schools were invited to take part in the Saskatchewan Nutrition Advisory Council for Kids (SNACK)/Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge which encourages schools to create and commit to implementing action plans that foster healthier school environments for students. The grand prize winners are St. Mary School, Moose Jaw and Humboldt Public School, Humboldt. The two schools will share $10,000 in cash. Walk to Breakfast is a partnership of SNACK and the Mosaic Company with support of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. Comments from Principal Dave Hill “Our timing is perfect. Very shortly our school will be undergoing major renovations, a make over. As the high school moves into its brand new school, we will be renovating and moving. It is going to be great but it is a building make over. What we are celebrating today is an inside the building makeover. We are making over the way we look at the overall well being of the staff and students of HPS. A year ago we started planning for ways in which we can enhance the opportunities for healthier living within HPS. We have found and committed to many initiatives such as continuing and enhancing our daily snack program, actively moving in PE class, including grades 5 & 6 in intramurals, enrolling grade 8s in the Fourth R program designed help students make educated choices and many more. We feel very fortunate to be chosen. Health is a priority in all schools and we thank the Ministry and programs like SNACK, Breakfast for Learning, SPEA and many more for support, and guidance. I would like to thank the staff and friends of our school for their help and team work putting this action plan together and for the hard work they will undertake in implementing our makeover action plan. Thank you to Kelly and Breakfast for Learning , Ruth and the SNACK program and Mosaic for recognizing our school as a place were good health and happiness are priorities. Thank you to all of the dignitaries who have joined us and celebrated with us. Thanks to the grade 4’s for hosting and entertaining us. Thanks to our parents who entrust their children to us every day. And most of all thank you to the students of HPS because you guys rock”. Please submit your stories for publication to: Ken Sogge Communications Manager Horizon School Division No. 205 Email: ken.sogge@hzsd.ca


Gathering For Elders The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) and Horizon School Division hosted a gathering for Elders on Tuesday June 14th at Punnichy Elementary School. Elders from George Gordon, Day Star, Muskowekwan, Fishing Lake, Yellow Quill and Kawacatoose First Nations were in attendance. Focusing on the topic of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan, facilitator Susan Beaudin from the OTC provided information about the work currently underway to support treaty teaching in the classroom. Treaty Education was mandated by the Saskatchewan government in 2008 and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner has been working with school divisions to implement treaty education by providing professional development for teachers. Elders play a key role in this curriculum, sharing First Nation worldview and telling stories that deepen students’ learning. The gathering provided an opportunity to invite Elders from communities within or near to Horizon School Division to hear about treaty teaching in the schools and the role that Elders can play. Thank you to Joanne Cunningham, First Nations and Metis Education Coordinator, Horizon School Division

2010 - 2011 General Proficiency Award Winners Each year the Ministry of Education awards scholarships to 500 students from across province through the Saskatchewan General Proficiency Awards program. The $400 scholarships are awarded to students in order to reward excellence and to encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education. We are proud to announce the 21 winners from Horizon School Division for the 2010 – 2011 school year. These students were selected based on merit, as they successfully met the criteria of achieving high average marks in seven (7) 30-level courses. Congratulations to all the winners. Student Name

School

Student Name

School

Jessica Hanson

Winston High School

Alana Fahlman

Schell School

Curtis Clavelle

Viscount School

Sarah Bunko

Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Nicole Dyck

McClellan School

Avery Chypiska

Schell School

Nicole Harding

Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Charlene Patterson

Foam Lake Composite High School

Emily Whittaker Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Conlan Kirk

McClellan School

Camille Flavel

Schell School

Jillian Ramsay

Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Clay Wiens

Lanigan Central High School

Chelsea Cunningham

Kelvington High School

Courtney Erickson

Quill Lake School

Carleen Meszaros

Wakaw School

Kelsey Seipp

Humboldt Collegiate Institute

Rebecca Stan

Wakaw School

Alana Craig

Wynyard Composite High School

Amanda Gannon

Foam Lake Composite High School

Chase Westby

Winston High School

October 2011 Celebration Items  

Horizon School Division October 2011 Newsletter

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