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Horizon Board Selects Chair, Vice-Chair at Annual Organizational Meeting

November 08, 2018
The Horizon School Division Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 7. Nominations were made for the Board's table officer positions of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Jim Hack will remain in the position of Board Chair, and Linda Mattock was elected to the Vice-Chair position.

Education Week in Saskatchewan

October 15, 2018
Education Week (October 14-20, 2018) is an opportunity to celebrate learning, applaud the achievements of our students, and acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made by education professionals throughout our province.​

This year’s theme – A World of Learning for Every Student – recognizes the multiple pathways to learning being made available to...

Former St. Brieux Student Receives Scholarship at University of Saskatoon

October 12, 2018
​Paige Daubenfeld, who graduated from St. Brieux School in 2018, recently learned that she will be receiving the 2018-19 Chancellors’ Award from the University of Saskatchewan. The scholarship, which is awarded based on academic achievement at a Canadian high school, provides $7,500 over four years, for a total of $30,000.

Paige is...

School Sport Week 2018

October 09, 2018
October 7-13 is School Sport Week in Saskatchewan.

High school (grades 9-12) sport in the province is administered by the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA). The province is divided into 14 school sports districts, including the Horizon Central Athletics Association (HCAA) . The HCAA administers high...

Outdoor School Students Travel to Yukon

September 25, 2018
Students from the Wadena Composite Outdoor School program recently travelled to the Yukon for a week of exploration and learning. Seventeen grade 10-12 students from both Wadena Composite and Rose Valley School, along with five parent chaperones and two teachers, visited Dawson City, Haines Junction, Kluane National Park,...

York University Visits WDS

September 25, 2018
The York University (YU) Lions men’s hockey team recently completed a tour of Saskatchewan in memory of Mark Cross. Mr. Cross was himself a former Lion and alumni of York University, graduate of William Derby School (WDS) in Strasbourg, assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos, and one of 16...

2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Added to Wall of Fame at Horizon Celebration Day

August 30, 2018
​Horizon's 5th annual Celebration Day took place on August 29, 2018. It was a very special day with student performances, Years of Service recognition, Excellence in Teaching Award presentations, and a very special Wall of Fame indcution. This year's Wall of Fame inductees are the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos, and we were...

Wakaw Grade 4 Book Launch & Dedication to Humboldt Broncos

June 29, 2018

Wakaw School's Grade 4B students held a book launch event on June 27, 2018, to celebrate the completion of their book, If You've Never Seen A Hockey Game . With the help of their teacher, Ms. Kristal Dunville, and Horizon School Division's Writer-In-Residence, Sigmund Brouwer, these students wrote stories and drew...

Nokomis School Receives $10,000 Tech Grant from Best Buy Canada

June 22, 2018
The Nokomis School STEAM Studio has received the Best Buy Canada School Tech Grant, which provides $10,000 to purchase technology for use in the school. Nokomis is one of 13 elementary schools across Canada to receive this grant in 2018. The STEAM Studio is an after-school club started by Nokomis School teacher, Erin Richard. The...

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

June 21, 2018
Horizon School Division held the second annual flag-raising ceremony at central office on June 21, in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Dignitaries raised the Reconciliation Flag and the flags of Horizon's four First Nation partners -- Day Star First Nation, Fishing Lake First Nation, George Gordon First Nation...

"Cote teen takes aim at being best shot in the world" - Eagle Feather News

June 11, 2018
​ Randall-Dre Friday, student at Wadena Composite High School, is making headlines as a competitive archer.  Read about Randall-Dre's story and passion courtesy of Eagle Feather News, here:
Randall-Dre's mother, Sheryl Kayseas, serves as Trustee for Subdivision 14 on Horizon's Board of Education.   

HCI Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

May 08, 2018
Rylan Marianchuk, grade 12 student at Humboldt Collegiate Institute, is this year's Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient for the University of Calgary. Rylan is the first HCI student to be awarded the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This scholarship is worth up to $80,000 over the course of his undergraduate degree...

Ituna School Showcase Event

May 08, 2018
​ On April 26, Ituna School held a school showcase event for students, families and the community. Each classroom had an opportunity to show off what they have been working on, with some students sharing want to be when they grow up. The school showcase is an event held every two...

Indigenous Ensemble Performances at Humboldt Public School

March 28, 2018
​Approximately 500 Horizon School Division and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools students gathered at Humboldt Public School (HPS) on Wednesday, March 28, for the opportunity to enjoy performances and learn about First Nations culture from a group called the Saskatoon Public Schools' Indigenous Ensemble.

In recognition of the International Day for the...

6 Medals for HCAA Teams at Hoopla 2018

March 26, 2018
​Six Horizon Central Athletic Association (HCAA) teams earned a spot in this year's Hoopla 2018 SHSAA Basketball Provincials this past weeekend, and all six teams returned home with medals! Congratulations to Gold Medalists from Wynyard Composite (2A Girls), Three Lakes School (1A Girls & 1A Boys), and St. Brieux School (2A Boys); Silver...

Annual SCC Workshops

March 14, 2018
Each year, School Community Council (SCC) members from across Horizon School Division are invited for an evening of presentations and discussions on the importance of their work as SCCs, along with Horizon School Division Board of Education Trustees and personnel from Horizon’s central office. 

This year,...

Annual Meeting of Electors - March 14, 2018

March 01, 2018
​The Horizon School Division Annual Meeting of Electors will take place at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 14. The meeting will be held at 10333 8th Avenue, Humboldt, in the Horizon School Division Boardroom.


February 11-17 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

February 12, 2018
For the work you do each day in support of students and families, thank you to Horizon's incredible teachers and staff! This year's theme is "Inspiration through Learning".  For more information about Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2018, please see the Ministry of Education media release found here.  ​

Global Saskatoon Meteorologist Visits Lanigan Elementary

January 17, 2018

Grade 6 students at Lanigan Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Peter Quinlan (Global Saskatoon meteorologist and on-air weather personality) on January 17. Mr. Quinlan shared a presentation about weather forecasting and various weather phenomenon in Saskatchewan. He also talked about the job of a meteorologist, sharing behind-the-scenes information...

"Social Media Awareness & Digital Citizenship" at Viscount Central School

December 15, 2017
​ Mr. Hrynkiw, Horizon's Superintendent of Learning Services, has been visiting schools and communities to share information with students and parents/caregivers about online safety. His presentation, titled "Social Media Awareness & Digital Citizenship", was developed during the 2016-17 school year. Since this fall, Mr. Hrynkiw has delivered the presentation in over...

"Canada's Most Informed Student" at Lanigan Central High School

December 15, 2017
In the spring of 2017, nearing the end of her grade 11 year, Keely-Shay Maki entered the qualifying round of the "Canada's Most Informed Student" competition – organized by ChatterHigh. She committed to answering 10 questions a day for 40 days, along with approximately 400 other students from across...

Community Night at Wadena Composite

November 17, 2017
​On the evening of November 16, Wadena Composite held a community night for students and families. Two sessions were provided and both were very well received.

In the first session, Mr. Cradall Hrynkiw (Superintendent of Learning Services) presented “Social Media Awareness” to a group of parents/caregivers. With  the huge reliance on social media...

November 12-18 is Bullying Awareness Week in Saskatchewan

November 14, 2017
​The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed November 12-18, as Bullying Awareness Week in Saskatchewan. This year’s theme is Stand Up! (to bullying) .

During Bullying Awareness Week students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about the issues of bullying and work together to prevent it in communities and...

SHSAA Fall Championships - November 10 & 11

November 06, 2017
Please find the following release, sent from the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command.
SHSAA_Legion_press release_2017.pdf

Winston High & Watrous Elementary Students Enjoy Presentations from Life Speaker Starblanket

October 23, 2017
​On Monday, October 16th, the students of Watrous Elementary School and Watrous Winston High School had the honour of listening to Life Speaker Starblanket. Life Speaker Starblanket spoke to the Kindergartens to Grade 7’s in the morning. 

Around 11:30, Grade 8 and Grade 12 students loaded up into a school...

Saskatchewan Library Week

October 16, 2017
​"Saskatchewan Library Week (SLW) is a province-wide, annual event, which promotes the wonderful resources and services that libraries have to offer. Saskatchewan Library Week is celebrated throughout Saskatchewan in all types of libraries, in both urban and rural communities and by all age groups. The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) has proudly...

Education Week 2017

October 16, 2017

October 15-21, 2017 is Education Week in Saskatchewan.

Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate student success and recognize our dedicated professionals across the province. ​

This year's theme, Building our Future by Learning Together, is about recognizing student achievement and teaching excellence that occur each day in our...

Humboldt In-City Bussing

October 11, 2017
​Since the beginning of the school year, in-city students at Humboldt Public School and Humboldt Collegiate Institute have had a new option for getting to school safely every day. This September, Horizon School Division began running an in-city bus to transport students to and from school at HPS and HCI. Students...

Revitalized Gymnasium at PCHS

September 29, 2017
​As part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, Punnichy Community High School received funds from the Government of Canada to renovate their school gymnasium.

On September 28, PCHS celebrated the completion of their newly renovated gymnasium by bringing together students, staff, Horizon School Division senior leadership, Board...

Orange Shirt Day 2017

September 29, 2017
​ September 30, 2017, has been proclaimed "Orange Shirt Day" in Saskatchewan. This is a day to honour Indigenous survivors and victims of residential schools. Horizon students and staff are wearing orange to commemorate this day of remembrance, learning and reconciliation.
Horizon's central office staff gathered in recognition of this day...

"Seed Survivor" visits Horizon Schools

September 20, 2017
Grade 1-8 students in a number of Horizon schools have enjoyed visits from the touring “Seed Survivor” exhibit by Agrium, Inc. over the past couple weeks. This exhibit has been touring Saskatchewan schools, sharing information and interactive games that teach students about the importance of agriculture and growing healthy plants. Horizon schools on this...

Our Vision, Mission & Values

September 05, 2017
Horizon’s Board of Education recently engaged in a process to renew our foundational statements, which help to model the culture and ideals of our division and the work we do. These renewed foundational statements are: Vision Creating a better world, one student at a time.

Mission Nurturing a community of...

New Teacher Induction Workshop

August 22, 2017
First and second year teachers – who are either new to Horizon or new to the profession – gathered in Humboldt on August 21 & 22 for a New Teacher Induction Workshop. During this workshop, teachers in their first or second year with Horizon met with mentors from...

Congratulations to the Graduating Classes of 2017!

June 30, 2017
​ The final Horizon School Division graduation ceremonies of 2017 are taking place on June 30 (Report Card Day). To all of this year's graduates, congratulations and best wishes as you embark on this latest chapter of your lives. Horizon School Division Director of Education, Kevin Garinger, has the following message to...

Reconciliation Flag-Raising Ceremony at Horizon Central Office

June 21, 2017
In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, a ceremony was held at Horizon School Division central office to raise the Reconciliation Flag and the flags of Horizon's four First Nation partners -- Day Star First Nation, Fishing Lake First Nation, George Gordon First Nation and Muskowekwan First Nation. ...

Student Art Receives National Recognition

May 31, 2017
​Congratulations to Jude Derla, student at St. Brieux School, whose black and white Remembrance Day poster received 1st place in the Zone, District and Provincial levels. The Royal Canadian Legion submitted Jude's poster into a national 'Never Such Innocence' art competition, where he won 2nd place. Jude will receive 100 pounds sterling, publication...

Saskatoon Opera in Schools at LES

May 31, 2017
​In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Saskatoon Opera in Schools presented The Bremen Town Musicians May 16 for all Lanigan Elementary School students. The opera was adapted from the Grimm Brothers folk tale by Canada's most successful opera composer, Dean Burry. The 45 minute performance combined the arts of drama, dance,...

Leadership Day at Bruno School

May 18, 2017

On May 12, Bruno School celebrated their first year as a "Leader in Me" school with their first "Leadership Day". Students from Humboldt Public School and Imperial School joined Bruno School students in celebration of this day and to take part in leadership activities. The day began with...

"Resc-U 911 Day" at Watson School

May 18, 2017
​Watson School was a hub of activity last Friday, May 12, with their first "Resc-U 911 Day". This event brought together 7 area schools and over 400 students to take part in safety demonstrations and presentations from a number of community partners and first responders, including area Fire Departments, RCMP, EMS and Agrium...

HCAA Recognition Awards 2017

May 08, 2017
The following individuals were recognized at the Horizon Central Athletic Association Spring Meeting on May 2, 2017, for their outstanding contributions to school athletics programs:

(L-R):  Blaine Bryksa (William Derby School, Strasbourg), Wayne Bugera (Foam Lake Elementary School), Charles Biemans (Englefeld Protestant Separate School), Robert Lissinna (Kelvington High School), Chad...

Vimy Ridge Commemoration at Bulyea Elementary School

April 10, 2017

For students and families of Bulyea School, ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge were held at the Bulyea Cenotaph, which has on it the names of two men who died at Vimy. A remembrance ceremony with the Silton Legion #33 and the public was held at 11:00 AM...

Special Delivery at GGEC

April 10, 2017
Alex McNab from George Gordon Education Centre (GGEC) got a surprise package in the mail last week, all the way from Universal Studios in Orlando.  Alex is in Grade 2 at GGEC and when he has any spare time, he is writing to the casts and characters from many...

Teachers at WDS Win National Science Awards

March 24, 2017

This week, Mr. Lorne Gottselig (pictured, left) and Mr. Gerard Frison (right) received a Youth Science Canada Distinguished Service Award. They are two of ten people across Canada presented with this honour. Both of these teachers are located at William Derby School in Strasbourg and have been involved...

Literacy Fair at Schell School

March 21, 2017
Schell School's first Literacy Fair was held on Friday, March 17, 2017. Parents, grandparents, staff and fellow students enjoyed presentations by the Grade 1 - 12 students.  Each student chose a favorite book and created a display about the book -- why they liked it, what it was about, etc....

PCHS Student Wins Gold, GGEC Student Wins Bronze at STFI Taekwon-do Provincials

March 17, 2017
Martial artists, sisters - Natalie Bitternose (left) and Tiara Pelletier (right), with their medals
The Saskatchewan Taekwon-Do Federation International (STFI) held their provincial championships in Regina on March 11, and two Horizon students came away with multiple medals. Tiara Pelletier (student at Punnichy Community High School) won two...

News from Across Horizon

March 17, 2017
Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of February, sharing news from each of their schools! Wynyard Elementary School
- Dalyn Chuckry, School Reporter Report #1
100 day...

Entertaining Times at LES

March 09, 2017
Dancing, singing and puppets all added up to make Lanigan Elementary School very entertaining in recent weeks. The SRC had the whole school moving February 14 by hosting Valentine's Day dances for each wing. The younger students especially enjoyed group dancing with the enthusiastic Grade 7 & 8 students....

Sigmund Brouwer Book Launch at PCHS

February 15, 2017
On February 14, Horizon's Writer-in-Residence, Sigmund Brouwer, visited Punnichy Community High School to launch his new book, Innocent Heroes -- a collection of stories about animals in the First World War. Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, the PCHS Grade 9 class and their teacher, Mr. Schermann (pictured above), worked closely...

Thank you to our Teachers and Staff!

February 13, 2017
February 12-18 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan! 2017 is the 30th year of this week being recognized in Saskatchewan, celebrating the incredible contributions made by everyone working to support students and learning.

LES Students Receive "I Am Stronger" Grant

January 31, 2017
​ Casadi Krieger, Chloe Mills and another Grade 5 student at Lanigan Elementary School are recipients of a grant from I am Stronger . As part of an assignment for "Genius Hour", the three girls from the Grade 5/6  class decided to do their project on bullying. It started out as a research...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017
​January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day and in many of our schools, the following announcement was read to students as we remember the victims of the Shoah (Holocaust – genocide) and of other victims of genocide: 
“Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for...

Who will you nominate for Horizon's Wall of Fame?

January 18, 2017
The nomination deadline for Horizon's 2018 Wall of Fame is fast approaching!  Click here to fill out our online nomination form before January 31 , and help celebrate the success of Horizon's past students!
Since the introduction of this award in 2014, we have been fortunate to recognize a growing...

Winter Weather Reminders

January 11, 2017
​With the temperature dropping below -30 C in much of Horizon this week, it is important to take caution to protect ourselves from the cold. This type of weather is nothing new for Saskatchewan, of course, but families are reminded to ensure children are dressed for the cold -- wearing appropriate...

December News From Horizon Schools

December 22, 2016
​ Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of November, sharing news from each of their schools! Three Lakes School News - Kailey Griffin, School Reporter

Holiday Celebrations in Full Swing Across Horizon

December 15, 2016
​Students at Annaheim School performed their annual Christmas Concert on December 14th.  The concert started out with the junior choir performing two songs, followed by two songs by the senior choir.  This is the first year that Annaheim School has had choir, and the students, led by Mrs. Novecosky, did a...

Learning about FNMI Heating Technologies at Humboldt Public School

December 13, 2016

Lester Gardiner (Horizon School Division Coordinator of First Nations & Métis Education) was invited into our grade 7 Science class at Humboldt Public School to discuss the past and current heating technologies used by the First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Lester grabbed the students attention by explaining ways of...

November News from Across Horizon

December 06, 2016
​Students across Horizon participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below, you will find our students' submissions for the month of November, sharing news from each of their schools! Three Lakes School News

- Kailey Griffin, School Reporter

Soccer & Cross Country...

Remembering November at Lanigan Elementary School

December 01, 2016

How will we remember November?  Remembrance Day, provincial volleyball, report cards, student-led conferences, and the Book Fair were all highlights of the third month of school.

The annual Remembrance Day program was held November 10 for staff, students, family and friends.  After the RCMP and Royal Canadian Legion members paraded into...

QLS Student Awarded Provincial Scholarship

November 23, 2016
​ Congratulations to Hana Fisher, Grade 12 student at Quill Lake School (pictured above with QLS Principal, Michele Presber). Hana is a recipient of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship -- a $500 scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Education. More...

October School News from Across Horizon

November 04, 2016
LeRoy School News

- Sydney McGrath, LeRoy School Reporter

Education Week

Throughout education week the SRC planned many daily events. On Monday we started the week off right with a Muffin Monday for breakfast. The days were full and eventful, we had many speakers come and talk about drinking and...

Official Horizon Board of Education Election Results

October 27, 2016
​ Official results of the 2016 Horizon School Board elections have been declared by our Returning Officer, Marilyn Flaman, as follows: Subdivision 1 – David Holinaty
Bruno School Cudworth School Wakaw School Subdivision 4 – Mark Fedak
Muenster School Watson School Lanigan Elementary School Lanigan Central High School Subdivision 5 – Lori-Anne...

Saskatchewan Education Week: October 16-22

October 16, 2016
During the week of October 16-22, Horizon School Division will join schools across Saskatchewan in celebrating student success and recognizing the work of our dedicated education professionals each and every day. This year's theme: Celebrating Today, Preparing for Tomorrow , is about recognizing student achievement and teaching excellence that occur each day in our...

Summit Saskatoon - "When Struggling Readers Thrive, Dreams Come True"

October 13, 2016
On October 6 & 7, people from across western Canada came together for Summit 14, a professional development opportunity for educators in support of vulnerable readers. Horizon was proud to partner with organizers of  Summit 14 to make this opportunity available to all Horizon teachers and administrators. Through this partnership, Horizon helped bring this...

Friday Night Lights at WCHS

October 12, 2016

Sofina Foods and the Wynyard Golden Bears will be conducting a food drive for Wynyard’s Local Food Bank!
Date: October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Where: George Lamb Field

**Fans, please bring a non-perishable item to the game and get in for $2.00! The Bears Program will then donate the...

Orange Shirt Day

September 28, 2016

September 30, 2016, has been proclaimed "Orange Shirt Day" in Saskatchewan. This is a day to honour Indigenous survivors and victims of residential schools. Horizon students and staff are encouraged to wear orange to commemorate this day of remembrance, learning and reconciliation.

“We are diligent in our work to...

September News from Across Horizon

September 28, 2016
​Students across Horizon SD participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below you will find our students' submissions for the month of September, sharing news from each of their schools!

Ituna School News

- Sharlize Keisig, Ituna School Reporter

We would...

Tenders for Snow Removal

September 26, 2016

Bruno School
Cudworth School
Drake School
Foam Lake Elementary School
Foam Lake Composite School
Humboldt Public School
Ituna School
Kelvington High School
Robert Melrose Elementary School, Kelvington
Lanigan Central High School
Punnichy Elementary School...

International Literacy Day 2016

September 08, 2016
​ (Picture courtesy of Melanie Gray Photos)
International Literacy Day takes place on September 8, 2016. Students and staff across Horizon School Division have marked this day by sharing in their love of reading and promoting literacy as the foundation for future success.
Horizon's Director of Education, Kevin Garinger, recently sat...

First Collaborative Learning Day of 2016-17 School Year

August 25, 2016
​ The first Horizon School Division Collaborative Learning Day was held on Thursday, August, 25, bringing teachers together for a day of learning before they welcome students back to their classrooms on September 1. Approximately 500 teachers gathered in Humboldt, SK, to take part in professional development opportunities and collaboration with their peers from across the division. Throughtout the school year, Horizon will...

New LINC Agreement Signed by HTA, SLT

August 08, 2016

Representatives of the Horizon Teachers' Association (HTA) joined members of Horizon's Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on the afternoon of June 13, 2016, to officially sign the new LINC agreement. The agreement was ratified in May and will take effect ahead of the 2016-17 school year.

Cultural Celebrations at Raymore School

August 08, 2016

The staff and students appreciated the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal Culture on June 20th and recognize National Aboriginal Day’s 20th anniversary. Both staff and students gained greater knowledge and perspective from all our presenters.
Erroll Kinistino provided entertaining historical stories. His excellent skills for the theatre were demonstrated as...

Quilt for Wakaw School Student

August 08, 2016
​ A parent in the Wakaw School community has been working on a very special quilt for the past couple of days. This quilt is being made by Tammy Jobin, using handprints from students and staff at Wakaw School, for Cashtyn Ilchyshen, Grade 2 student, who is currently recovering from an...

Librarians Love Literacy at LES

February 08, 2016
​ In recent weeks, not one but two librarians promoted literacy at Lanigan Elementary School when they read in the Grade 2F classroom.  Mrs. Novecosky and Mrs. Hollman made surprise visits to relate to the Grade 2's Fairy Tale unit.  Mrs. Novecosky (former librarian at L.E.S.) appeared as a First Nations...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at WDS

February 03, 2016
​ January 27, 2016 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Grade 5-9 students at William Derby School participated in a number of activities over the course of that week in commemoration of the day.
"I taught the grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 classes about the origins of the Holocaust along...