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KPDSB Trustees Approve Name for New High School in Sioux Lookout

12 Apr. 2017

Media Release - April 12, 2017

KPDSB Trustees approved a name for our new high school in Sioux Lookout at the April regular board meeting (held April 11, 2017, at Ignace Public School).   The new name, ‘Sioux North High School’, received unanimous support from Trustees.     

The process to select a name for the new high school began in May 2016.  In accordance with KPDSB Policy 805 – Naming of Educational Facilities, the Naming of the New Sioux Lookout High School Committee was created.  Members of the committee included area students and staff, as well as community representatives from both Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul First Nation.

Following a number of face to face community consultations in Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul, the public was given an opportunity to submit possible names for the new school through an online survey in June 2016.  Submitted names were then voted on by members of the committee and a short list of three options was once again given to the public for input through another online survey in December 2016.

Results of the final survey indicated ‘Sioux Lookout True North High School’ received the majority of votes (approximately 800 of 1300 votes – the other name options were Points North District High School and Lac Seul District High School).

The naming committee held one final meeting, where students on the committee suggested an abbreviated version of the top choice, adjusting the name from ‘Sioux Lookout True North High School’ to ‘Sioux North High School’.  The students’ suggestion received full support from the membership of the committee and the name was officially submitted to the Board of Trustees on behalf of the committee.

Sean Monteith, Director of Education, stated “The naming of our new high school in Sioux Lookout, Sioux North High School, not only represents another significant milestone to our end goal of an official opening, it also represents the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board remaining true to its vision statement that we put students first, and with that comes the inherent responsibility to honour their voice.”

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It's Time to Register for the KPDSB's Hockey Canada Skills Academies for the 2017-18 School Year!

24 Apr. 2017

It's time to register for the our popular Hockey Canada Skills Academies in Dryden/Vermilion Bay, Kenora/Sioux Narrows, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake/Ear Falls and Ignace!

Please click on the links below for registration information by area:

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Parent/Teacher Night is on Wednesday, November 23 from 4-7pm!!!

15 Nov. 2016

Parent/Teacher Night will be held on Wednesday, November 23 from 4-7 pm. Secondary Teachers will be available in the Library and Cafeteria, and Intermediate Teachers will be in their classrooms. A light supper will be provided. No appointments are necessary and your child is certainly welcome to join the conference. Our Guidance Counselors will also be available to answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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KPDSB launches new application process for employment opportunities

01 Dec. 2016

Media Release - December 1, 2016

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) is launching a new platform for receiving applications for positions with the organization.

Apply To Education provides a paperless application system that streamlines the recruitment process for applicants by allowing them to fill out one application online and upload all of their supporting documents to complete their portfolio. 

Beginning today, when individuals access www.kpdsb.on.ca/pages/view/employment-opportunities they will be directed to https://kpdsb.simplication.com/ to create a profile and apply for jobs.  Additionally, job seekers can request to receive e-mail alerts when a new job is advertised for the Board.  There is no cost to applicants to utilize this service.

The use of Apply To Education will replace previous procedures for applying for jobs and being hired within the KPDSB.  This platform will also provide additional services within the Board, including management of absences for staff as well as internal job postings.

Jocelyn Bullock, Human Resources Manager stated “We are excited to move forward with this project and look forward to the new working relationship with Apply to Education to improve the overall experiences of potential future employees and current staff”.

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KPDSB Chair and Vice-Chair acclaimed, Trustee appointments announced, Trustee Appointments Announced

19 Dec. 2016

Media Release - December 19, 2016

Trustees of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board met at Dryden High School on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, for the inaugural board meeting of the 2017 calendar year.

The Board of Trustees committed to stability and direction by acclaiming Trustee Dave Penney as Chair and Trustee Cecile Marcino as Vice-Chair.

The following Trustee appointments were made:

  • Trustees Roger Griffiths, Jennifer Kitowski and George Seaton were appointed to the Audit and Finance Committees for a one year term. 
  • Trustees Lesley Barnes, Desta Buswa and Gerald Kleist were appointed to the Native Education Advisory Council (NEAC) for a one year term.  
  • Trustee Cecile Marcino was appointed to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Board of Directors. 
  • Trustee Jennifer Kitowski was appointed as the alternate to the OPSBA Board of Directors. 
  • Trustee Dave Penney was appointed as the OPSBA voting delegate. 
  • Trustee David Wilkinson was appointed as the OPSBA voting delegate alternate for the General Meeting. 
  • Trustees Lesley Barnes and Michelle Guitard were appointed to the Parent Involvement Committee for a one year term. 
  • Trustees Michelle Guitard and Jennifer Manitowabi were appointed to the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for a one year term.  
  • Trustee Roger Griffiths was appointed to the Transportation Policy Committee. 
  • Trustee Lesley Barnes was appointed as the Transportation Policy Committee Alternate.

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