19 Apr. 2018
Grade 7 & 8's did very well at our first ever Badminton Tournament in Kenora on April 17th.
High School students won one bronze and one silver medal, with the silver medalist moving onto compete in NWOSSA on April 25th.
KPDSB announces administration appointments for 2018-2019 school year
Media Release - April 30, 2018
Trustees met at Lillian Berg Public School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, for a regular Board Meeting (the original April Board Meeting had been postponed from April 10, 2018).
On behalf of the KPDSB Senior Administration Team, Superintendent Caryl Hron presented the 2018-2019 Administration Report. The following appointments were announced.
Lillian Berg Public School (Vermilion Bay)
- Principal – Doris St. Jules (currently Vice-Principal of Ear Falls Public School)
Sioux Mountain Public School (Sioux Lookout)
- Principal – Darryl Tinney (currently Principal of Red Lake District High School)
- Tinney will join the current Vice-Principal Barbara Van Diest
Sioux North High School (Sioux Lookout)
- Vice-Principal – Andy Schardt (currently Vice-Principal at Queen Elizabeth District High School and Principal of Savant Lake Public School)
- Schardt will continue his work with Principal Wayne Mercer and current Vice-Principal Jennifer McMaster
Savant Lake Public School
- Principal – Holly Szumowski (currently Principal of Crolancia Public School in Pickle Lake)
- Szumowski will also continue in her role as Principal of Crolancia Public School
Golden Learning Centre (Balmertown)
- Principal – Grazia Cianci (currently Principal of Red Lake-Madsen Public School)
Red Lake-Madsen Public School (Red Lake)
- Principal – Debra Geary (currently Principal of Golden Learning Centre in Balmertown)
Red Lake District High School
- Principal – Shawnda Norlock (currently Vice-Principal of Red Lake District High School)
- Appointment of Vice-Principal at Red Lake District High School to be announced at a later date
Sean Monteith, Director of Education, said “On behalf of the entire Senior Administration Team I would like to congratulate these individuals on their assignments and their milestone achievements; and in doing so continue to recognize the depth of leadership in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board.”
Beaver Brae Bronco Cheerleaders to return to World Cheerleading Championships in Florida
Media Release - May 16, 2018
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board wishes to congratulate the Beaver Brae Bronco Cheerleaders and their coaches who will once again be representing the Manitoba Association of Cheerleading (MAC) and Northwestern Ontario at the 2019 High School World Cheerleading Championships at Disney World in Florida. The event takes place in February 2019.
In yet another milestone for the team, the Bronco Cheerleaders have received the Paid Bid to the event. The Paid Bid means that MAC will cover the costs of accommodations, park passes and all registration fees for the team. The Bronco Cheerleaders had previously received At Large Bids in 2017 and 2018 (meaning the cost to attend had to be covered by the team and/or school).
The Cheerleading Program at Beaver Brae expanded this school year to a team of 26 athletes, up from 19 during their previous visit to the world stage. To date, the team has won numerous events and awards, including their most recent gold medal at the MAC Provincials last weekend in Winnipeg and the highest score in Senior School Cheer.
Deb Allan, Head Coach for the Broncos Cheer Team, credits the team’s unprecedented achievement at previous World Championships and here at home to the hard work and dedication of each and every student on the team, the support of their families, teachers and Bronco Alumni coaches, as well as Beaver Brae’s Bronco Cheer Academy. Beaver Brae has also announced a new Artistic Sports Physical Education credit for the 2018-2019 school year.
Allan stated “The standards, expectations and opportunities that we provide through Bronco Cheerleading not only builds exceptional athletes and students, but also prepares these young women for perseverance and success in their future.”
Tracey Benoit, Principal of Beaver Brae Secondary School, added “Deb is a committed coach who has brought our Bronco Cheer Team to a world class level. She has an extensive background which has allowed her to mentor many Bronco Alumni and create a strong coaching community. Deb’s philosophy is one of inclusion where she focuses on creating a supportive and positive environment for her team. We’re proud of her and our hard working athletes and look forward to seeing them compete at the Worlds in 2019.”
The Beaver Brae Bronco Cheerleaders won their first bid to the High School World Cheerleading Championships in February 2016. The team was adjudicated in Winnipeg by a representative from the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), and shortly after, the Broncos were invited by the International Cheer Union to enter a second event at the world championships called Game Day, making the BBSS Broncos the first international team to compete in the event.
During that first visit to the world stage, the Bronco Cheer Team won a Bronze medal in the Junior Varsity division and were a finalist in the Game Day championship, winning a Silver Nations Cup.
Kindergarten Celebration - Fri. June 15th @ 2:00
Grade 8 grad - Tues. June 19th @ 3:30
Grade 12 Grad - Thurs. June 21st @ 3:30