Businesses back program

by Phil Ambroziak While this weekend is the time to be thankful, those involved with Meadow Lake’s Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI) program got a head start when they held a celebratory luncheon Oct. 6. Designed to express gratitude to the many businesses throughout the community that provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the … Continue reading

Holy reading skills, Batman!

Council makes revisions to traffic bylaw

by Phil Ambroziak During the regular council meeting held Aug. 24, first reading was given to a revised traffic bylaw – a move city officials say was prompted last fall by conversations between then bylaw enforcement officer Frank Richardson and a provincial court judge regarding enforceability of certain provisions. “Administration also took this opportunity to … Continue reading

Coaches honoured by SHSAA

                          By Phil Ambroziak For more than 30 years, Linda Harman and Greg Hatch have helped young people succeed not only in sports, but also in life. And, for this, both Harman and Hatch were honoured recently when they attended the 67th annual … Continue reading

Arts highlighted at schools

by Derek Cornet Lights shone bright last week as some of Meadow Lake’s most artistic students bathed in the spotlight. Gateway Elementary School hosted the second edition of Gateway’s Got Talent May 8 while, on May 6, proud parents packed the gymnasium for Jonas Samson Junior High School’s (JSJH) Showcase of the Arts. Gateway vice-principal … Continue reading

School division records surplus of $1.9 million

by Derek Cornet Finances for the Northwest School Division’s 2012-2013 fiscal year remain in the black. The NWSD held its annual meeting of electors March 13 during which time revenues of $60.5 million and expenses of $58.6 million were reported, which left the division with a surplus of close to $1.9 million. But, NWSD chief … Continue reading

Schools to implement new marking system

by Derek Cornet A pilot project at Lakeview Elementary School this year is changing the way teachers grade their students. Instead of a report card, school principal Dawn Paylor said parents will now receive a student growth report that highlights where a student’s progress is in relation to the work that’s completed all year. If … Continue reading

Meadow Lake school receives research grant

by Phil Ambroziak “When you’re able to read, a lot of doors will open for you.” Those were the words of Jubilee Elementary School principal Davin Hildebrand after it was announced the Meadow Lake school was the recipient of a research grant for more than $8,000 from the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation. The money will … Continue reading

NWSD to boost parent-teacher communication

by Derek Cornet With the start of a new school year this week, the Northwest School Division (NWSD) wants to provide parents with a way to keep closer tabs on their child’s progress. Earlier this month, NWSD began updating its websites for individual schools across the division. Kaitlin Harman, communications officer for NWSD, said the … Continue reading

Future leaders gather to enhance skills

by Derek Cornet Grades 6-9 students from the Meadow Lake area spent three days at Camp Oshkidee on Jeannette Lake last week, learning what it takes to become leaders. Created through a partnership with the Northwest School Division and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC), the Student Leadership Cultural Camp was held June 4-6 with … Continue reading