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  • Ituna School News
    Happy New Year! The start of classes for the New Year began on January 4, 2016. From then on the month flew by with a few exciting events happening throughout. On January 11, Ituna School introduced a breakfast program. Breakfast is served from 8:40-10:40 Full Story...
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day at WDS
    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 t Full Story...
  • Schell School News
    Schell Scoop We’ve just finished a busy January at Schell as we wrapped up our semester one courses last week by writing our midterms and final exams. With the studying over we now get to fill our brains with the next courses, units and chapters our sc Full Story...
  • Wynyard Elementary School News
    January is coming to an end so here are some of our events for this month. In the month of January, our school participates in oratory; every student chooses a poem to memorize and perform for their class. A few students from each class get chosen to per Full Story...
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THIS WEEK IN HORIZON (January 25 – 29, 2016)
Kevin C. Garinger – Director of Education

I want to begin This Week by sharing the incredible service focus I was witness to across Horizon as we all entered a weekend that had to rival, temperature wise, any of us has been used to in January. It was also a weekend that was needed for students, staff and communities as we finished semester one and continue to remember those who lost their lives in the La Loche school shooting. On Friday afternoon, I had the opportunity to travel to Holdfast to take part in the community skate-a-thon in support of grade one student, Joel Bachman. I joined a great number of adults and youth who were offering their support through service, financial gifts, or simply by their presence. I want to thank principal, Fred Curts and Superintendent of Student Services, Darrell Paproski for providing me this opportunity as I joined Joel’s friends, teachers, support staff and many other from Holdfast and area who were supporting him in his battle with cancer. I had the opportunity to meet individuals from as far away as Cuba who came to offer support for this young boy and his family. The motto printed on a t-shirt I had the opportunity to wear was “Never Give Up”. It is not only the catch phrase from Joel’s favorite wrestler, John Cena, it is truly the motto he lives by and inspires in others every day. In spite of the pain and difficulty his chemotherapy and radiation has required him to endure, Joel’s dad and grandpa told me his spirits remain strong. Joel has inspired others to share the stories of people in need around our system including some of our staff and their loved ones. I want to encourage all of us to keep those in need in our thoughts as they are challenged with these heavy burdens.


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