School closures due to Evacuation Orders
School Closures due to wildfires
- Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
- Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
- St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
- Calling Lake School (school will re-open on Monday, June 17, 2019)
- Chipewyan Lake School
- Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
- Paddle Prairie School
Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.
Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement
Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order
Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, an eight (8) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect.
Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires
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Mistassiniy School is located in the community of Wabasca, Alberta which is 186 kilometers north of Athabasca, Alberta and 130 kilometers east of Slave Lake, Alberta and is a rapidly growing community with Oil Sands and Forestry Development. Mistassiniy is a Grade 7 to 12 school with approximately 350 students and a professional staff complement of 20.
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Land-based Learning activities at Mistassiniy School
Posted on May 14 2019
Aboriginal Studies students at Mistassiniy School recently participated in land-based learning activities. As you can see in the photos, students learned how to make traditional drums!
Mistassiniy School Grade 12 Graduation Trip
Posted on May 6 2019
Grade 12 students from Mistassiniy School went on a grad trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles during spring break. Some of our activities are listed in the itinerary below. Itinerary Day 1-Cable car ride, Fisherman’s Wharf Day 2- San Francisco landmarks,…
Karim Harji appointed Acting Principal at Mistassiniy School
Posted on Oct 29 2018
Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karim Harji as Acting Principal at Mistassiniy School. Karim’s education career has taken him overseas. From 1999-2001, Harji worked with Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Tajikistan.…
Acting Superintendent of Schools appointed by the Board of Trustees
Posted on Jun 14 2019
The Board of Trustees passed a resolution to appoint Nancy Spencer-Poitras as Acting Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Spencer-Poitras has served as Area 2 Associate Superintendent since September 1, 2017. Nancy’s career in education…
Organizational Meeting - Board Chair and Vice-Chair Election Results
Posted on Jun 14 2019
At our Organizational Meeting, Ward 7 Trustee Robin Guild has been elected Board Chair and Jules Nokohoo has been re-elected Vice-Chair. Click on the website link to learn more about Robin and Jules https://www.nsd61.ca/governance/board-of-trustees-2.…
Q&A for students, parents and staff impacted by wildfires
Posted on Jun 12 2019
Updated at 4:18 p.m. (June 14, 2019) 1. Which Northland schools are closed due to wildfires? Paddle Prairie School closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta closed until further…