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2019 Science Fair Summary
Science Coaches Arif Kassum and Jacquline Monteith, are pleased to present a summary of the recent Frontier School Division Science Fair which took place on March 14th at the Museum of Man and Nature.
For a complete summary of this event and to view a listing of award winners, click on the PDF link below.
2019 Science Fair Summary.pdf
Celebrating 45 Years
Sports Tradition and Competitions
Frontier Games is celebrating its 45th
Hundreds of students, staff, chaperones and
guests will convene in Norway House on Wednesday, March 6 for the official
opening of the Games, with competitions in various traditional and land-based
sports taking place on March 7-8.
information on the Games please check out the following link:
Best wishes Athletes!
2019 Juried Art Show Results
Every year the Frontier School
Division Juried Art Show comes alive with colour, talent and expression. This
year the students brought out the best in drawing, painting, sculpting, crafts,
film and photography.
This year saw 273 entries from 154 students from 23 Frontier schools,
and the judges noted that the work is getting better and better every year.
Many pieces were selected to be part of an exhibition at Graffiti Art Gallery
in Winnipeg and will be included as part of their Winnipeg student outreach
For a Complete Listing of Winners Click on the Link Below.
Juried Art Show 2019.pdf
Vern Anderson Recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award
Frontier School Division is pleased to announce that Vern Anderson is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Frontier Achievement Award.
The Frontier Achievement Award was established by the Frontier School Board in 1998 to recognize and honor the achievements of a Frontier graduate as well as those who have attended a Frontier school or Home Placement. Candidates demonstrate outstanding career or lifetime achievement in a variety of fields such as community service, sports, law, education, health and business.
Vern attended school at Oscar Blackburn School in South Indian Lake. He moved to Cranberry Portage where he graduated from Frontier Collegiate in 1984. Vern furthered his education by attending Brandon University through the P.E.N.T. Program. He held various positions including Instructional Assistant at the Dakota Collegiate, Child Care Worker with Tumbler Ridge Family Support Society, and a Life Skills Instructor for New Directions and then graduated from Red River College Diploma Program in Child and Youth Care.
Vern is currently the Student Advisor in Frontier School Division’s Work Education Program working with students that go through the Work Education, Student Leadership, University Tours and Mini University Programs.
Vern spends many hours volunteering his time to organize and fundraise for Rossbrook House, South Indian Lake Winter Fun Day, Siloam Mission, Volunteer Canadian Ranger and Board member in Co-op Housing, Youth Task Force, Cultural Competency at New Directions, Project Neechewan and Booth University College member of the Indigenous Advisory Council.
Vern initiated and continues to raise funds for the Arnold Dysart Bursary which is awarded to a South Indian Lake graduating student from Frontier Collegiate.
Vern is proud of his Indigenous Heritage and language and shares his knowledge of the Cree Language and Culture with students and adults. He has taken time to accompany students on canoe trips, he brings his experience to teach students about Indigenous Culture and Way of Life.
Mr. Vern Anderson was announced as the award winner at the 41st Annual School Committee Conference on February 6, 2019 during Celebrations of Achievements event. Congratulations Vern!
Aboriginal Circle of Educators Award
Frontier School Division is pleased to announce Daisy Monias as
recipient of The Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) award for Language Education. The ACE Award honours educators and leaders who promote and support Aboriginal
perspectives in the classroom and in the community.
Daisy is of Cree heritage, born and raised in Norway House and is
a fluent Cree speaker. Daisy’s career has included teaching in Norway
House (Jack River and former Rossville School) and was previously the Principal
at Jack River School. She is currently the Area 5 Superintendent (Norway
House). She is a proponent and advocate of Indigenous language and
culture, and has planned and cultivated many activities in her schools and
community supporting the Division’s focus goal for Indigenous Way of Life. Daisy received this award at the “Honouring our Traditions, Celebrating
Our Future” awards banquet held in Winnipeg on February 15, 2019.
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award
Nominations are invited for the Frontier School
Division Outstanding Employee Contribution Award 2019. This award recognizes employees who
demonstrate one or more of the following:
in their area of responsibility
to the Division as an employee
as a community member
of leadership in the nominee’s area of employment
of personal and/or professional growth and
of development and implementation of effective practices in their field of work
packages must be received by
klassen, chief superintendent, at the division office
later than Friday, April 19, 2019
Outstanding Employee Contribution Award Nomination Form 2019.pdf
The selection of the recipient will be made by
the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting in May and announced in June via
Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award Recipient
Congratulations is extended to Andrea McIvor, the 2018
recipient of a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award in the Personal
Achievement category. The Manitoba
Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) is held each year in November to
honour the achievements of Indigenous youth in the fields of culture,
traditional lifestyle, employment, business, personal achievement, and
Andrea is a Home Placement graduate from the community of
Pelican Rapids who is currently in her first year at Brandon University. In March of 2015, three months prior to her graduation,
she lost her vision after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumour on her
optic nerve. Andrea handled her
traumatic loss with dignity and positivity, and focused on learning the skills
she would need to acquire to navigate her surroundings as a visually-impaired
individual. Within a year, she learned
the Braille language and orientation and mobility skills, and became proficient
in using assistive technology to further her secondary education. She wrote provincial standards tests in
English and mathematics and completed a dual credit university course in her
final year of high school. Andrea
graduated with Honours this past June and received several scholarships
including a four-year RBC Aboriginal Student Scholarship of $16 000 ($4 000 per
year), Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Award of $3 000, and a
Canadian National Institute for the Blind Scholarship of $3 000.
Andrea’s achievements include making multiple
presentations on the topic of blindness to elementary and high school students,
resource teachers, and community organizations within Swan River and the
surrounding area. She received a Student
Citizenship Award through the Manitoba School Boards Association for educating
the community on disabilities and accessibility. Andrea also began a home-based business
selling crocheted items including stuffed animals, baby slippers and bibs, and
dish cloths. Her achievements exemplify
what individuals may achieve when they approach challenges with purpose and
On a daily basis, Andrea inspires youth and adults to
challenge themselves to achieve their goals.
After she completes her undergraduate degree at Brandon University, she
intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Vision Sciences at the University of
Montreal. Her career goal is to work as
an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Canadian National Institute for the
Blind and work with visually impaired individuals to help them achieve their
educational and career goals.
We congratulate Andrea on receiving a MAYAA Award
and wish her continued success in pursuing her educational and career
Frontier Fiddlers Performance
Each year in conjunction with the Annual School Committee Conference, students from across the Division come together to perform for delegates and guests. We invite you to watch their performance via Livestream today at 1:00 p.m.
Simply click on the link below to be taken to the Livestream Youtube page.
Frontier's Got Talent
Frontier's Got Talent is a student showcase open to all students within Frontier. Students were to submit a video showcasing their talents. This year 35 submissions were received ranging from singers, dancers, bands, drum groups, musicians and comedians. 15 performers/groups were selected based on talents and how ready they were.
The selected perfomers/groups will be showcasing their talent this evening in conjunction with the 41st Annual School Committee Conference. The performances will take place in Celebrations Dinner Theatre. This new format will be exciting for all.
Did you miss the performance? You can still watch a recording by following the link below.
The Frontier School
Division Board of Trustees and Chief and Council for the Birdtail Sioux First
Nation were pleased to renew their Education Agreement on December 11,
Division looks forward to its continued partnership and collaboration with
Chief and Council as we work together educating the students of Chan Kagha
Otina Dakota Wawaya Tipi School.
Trustee Howard Sanderson, Councillor Chris Benn, Councillor Doug Hanska,
Councillor Lindsay Bunn Jr. Front row seated: Board
Vice-Chairperson Marion Pearson, Board Chairperson Linda Ballantyne,
Chief Ken Chalmers, Trustee Darlene Osborne
Call for Nominations - Recognition Awards
A call for nomination for the Frontier Achievement Award, and the Award for Outstanding Contribution by a School Committee Member is now open.
- Frontier Achievement Award
Please refer to the enclosed poster for information. Below are links to access the Nomination Form, Tips for Filing a Nomination, and Frequently Asked Questions.
The deadline for nominations is November 30.
- School Committee Members Awards:
Outstanding Contribution by a School Committee Member
Long Service Recognition
Information on these awards including criteria and deadlines was forwarded to school committees and principals. The deadlines for nominations are noted int eh correspondence forwarded to schools.
Please contact your Principal, Area Superintendent or the Chief Superintendent's department if you have any questions regarding these awards programs.
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