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Phone: (807) 934-2212 Fax: (807) 934-6475
Chantal Moore, Principal
Adele Bemaudo-Marth, Vice-Principal
Ignace School
194 Davey Lake Road
PO Box 418
Ignace, ON
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Sport Days

01 Oct. 2019

Come and Cheer on the Ignace School Falcons
October Home Games:
Tues. Oct 1 against Rainy River
Wednesday, Oct 2 against Thomas Aquinas
Thursday, Oct 3 against Pelican Falls
Tuesday, Oct 15 against Atikokan

 

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KPDSB explores experiential learning opportunities in schools

10 Oct. 2019

Media Release - October 10, 2019

Trustees met on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, for a regular Board Meeting.

The October Kids Come First presentation titled ‘Teaching from the Land – Land-Based Learning’ was received by Trustees.  Dryden High School (DHS) Principal Richard Hodgkinson, along with teacher Len Gardner and students Baron Crowe and Drea Sinclair, shared their experiences in the new interdisciplinary studies course at the school.  The course was offered in the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year through a partnership with Confederation College, allowing students to earn both a high school credit and a college credit.  Course activities focused on genuine connections to local and regional traditions and use of the land with the intent to develop students’ understanding of the significance of land and nature in both traditional and current activities.  The course culminated with students from DHS joining outdoor education students from Crolancia Public School in Pickle Lake and travelling to the Old Post on Lake St. Joseph.  The Old Post was a traditional meeting place for the Indigenous peoples of the area, was one of the first inland trading posts established by The Hudson’s Bay Company in 1786 and was the location for the signing of Treaty 9 in 1905.  Both students and staff spoke highly of their experiences in the course, indicating it fostered a sense of pride and identity for many of the students.

Lynn McAughey, Principal of Adult and Experiential Learning, and Tracey Bichon, Pathways Coordinator, presented the Experiential Learning report.  Experiential learning is hands-on, real-world learning that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of their learning and its connection to the real world.  Students in experiential learning programs develop transferable skills to prepare them for the transition to future employment while engaging in education and career/life planning through exposure to a variety of careers and pathways.  Experiential learning is a key component of secondary programming in KPDSB schools with the 2018-2019 school year seeing a total of 1,142 participants in programs like outdoor education, Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM), dual credit programs, cooperative education and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP).  Core beliefs of experiential learning programs include that all students can be successful, success comes in many forms, and there are many pathways to success.

Deanna Pacheco, Student Achievement Administrator, Michelle Parrish, Student Achievement Secondary Teacher, and Lindsay Young, Student Achievement Elementary Teacher, presented the KPDSB Math Plan.  The KPDSB received a total of $446,000 for the 2019-2020 school year to provide targeted support for focus schools (schools that are identified as requiring additional support based on standardized test scores over a five-year trend).  The funding supports school-based Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and the Student Achievement Team in assisting schools in implementing school and student-specific plans to improve performance based on student needs, as well as monitoring progress and the impact of the supports provided. 

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Picture Retakes

01 Oct. 2019

Picture Retakes is scheduled for  Wednesday, October 30th 

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Loonie Lunch

18 Sep. 2019

Loonie Lunch is partially funded by KDSB Child Poverty Reduction Grant, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services via NWHU, and PC Children's Charity.  It is the continued support of these organizations and the generous support (both corporate and private) that help to ensure the program's continued success.  The cost to run the program in the 2018/2019 school year was $23,067.63.  Meal sales generated $7,126.65 in revenue.  The dedicated volunteers are instrumental in ensuring the continuing success of this program.  Ignace School families and staff, as well as the Ignace Community would like to express our heartfelt thanks for all the support that is received!

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Late Start Day

28 Aug. 2019

There are currently no `Late Start Days`` scheduled for the 2019-2020 School Year.

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