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2017

Conklin students learn how to make healthy snacks and play lacrosse

What an awesome day for grade 4-6 students at Conklin Community School! The school welcomed FoodImpact to educate students on making healthy snacks. Food Impact believes that healthier communities start with education so they provide nutrition education…

APPLE Schools event at Conklin Community School

You're invited to an APPLE Schools event on November 13th! Our special guest from Food Impact will be visiting the school. She will be hosting workshops with each class on nutrition, healthy snacks as well as focusing on local food. The following activities…

Wesley Silliker appointed as Conklin Community School Principal

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wesley Silliker as Conklin Community School Principal. Wesley spent the past two years as vice-principal and acting principal at Athabasca Delta Community School (ADCS) in…

School Councils and YOU!

Conklin Community School will be hosting an important informational meeting on the new corporate school board and its structure and function as well as the new local school councils on JUNE 12th @ 3 p.m. Please attend as we want to have all our parents…

Conklin students attend Mighty Peace Day and ME to WE visit students at Conklin Community School

Here are the highlights from the Conklin Kids Do Care Club's Mighty Peace Day experience May 2nd in Grande Prairie!  The students were polite, responsible and model students collecting compliments for their stellar behaviours.  Inspirational messages…

March 13th Newsletter

Check out the latest about: Upcoming Spirit Week activities Report Card Info Parent Teacher and Student-led Conferences Swimming and so much more via the Mar.13/17

Spirit Week is Coming!

Spirit Week is Coming! Next week- from March 13-16 the students and staff will enjoy Spirit Week- a chance for everyone to participate in some fun activities at the school. The line-up includes: Monday, March 13 – Wacky Hair Day – Come with the wackiest…

March 6th Newsletter Jam Packed!

Check out the latest events and celebrations happening at the school: Spirit Week March 13-16 Congrats to our AMA Run Club members who ran the most laps in February Report Card Dates Parent teacher and Student-Led Conferences etc... via March 6/17

Conklin students earn 1st place in Mathletics Aboriginal Student Competition!

Congratulation to Conklin Community School students for earning 1st place in the Mathletics Aboriginal Student Competition! From February 6th - 27th, Conklin students competed against hundreds of schools across the country by answering a series of engaging…

Green Eyed Monster Up and Growing at Conklin

We now have our Tower Garden up and running in the school library. Mr. Johnson chose ‘The Green Monster’ as the name for our tower.  The grade 6/7/8/9 class named the Tower Garden.  It is not too green at the moment but we hope to have lettuce,…

February 28th Newsletter Now Available!

Catch the latest news and activities at the school re: Ra Ra Winners Pink Day Activities Energize The Green Monster formerly known as the Tower Garden Feb 28/17

100th Day of School... Yeah!!

The primary classes celebrated the 100th Day of School on Feb. 24th...They counted, read, wrote, made and ate 100s of many things!

Pink Day at Conklin Community School

We were certainly in the pink this morning at the school as students, staff and teachers dawned their new pink t-shirts in order to support building awareness against bullying with the Pink Shirt Campaign. The Pink t-shirt campaign commenced in Nova…

February 21st Newsletter Now Ready to Read!

The latest newsletter is now available to read... check out all the news and happenings at Conklin School this week including: Pink Day Project Keep Straight Conkfit Scrabble Club Wednesdays 100th Day and Grade 5-9 Floor Hockey Thursdays Feb.21/17

Superintendent Shares in Early Valentine's Day Celebrations at Conklin

The Superintendent of Northland School Division- Mr. Atkinson- popped by our school on Friday, February 10/17, taking part in our classes, their Valentine's Day parties and joining the grade 3/4/5/6 class for a game of Sparkle.  It was great to chat…

Conklin Competes in Aboriginal Mathletics Competition

And we are off! The students began competing this week in the Aboriginal Students Mathletics Competition. Students were given passwords and access codes so that they can compete even while they are enjoying February Break at home next week. All the best…

Conklin Challenges Conkfit!

During Tuesday and Thursday recess breaks students will have the option of taking part in a CONKFIT class (our version of CrossFit Kids). It will be 15 minutes of high intensity training for the brave of heart! Go Kids!!  

Conklin Kids Do Care Club Will Participate in Mighty Peace Day in Grande Prairie

The Conklin Kids Do Care Club have been pitching in around the school, the community, the region as well as the province, country and globe since 2014. Some of the projects that they have either brought to life or assisted in include: Food Drives for…

Tower Garden Arrives in Conklin

On Monday thanks to Mrs O'Neil and Mr.Turpin the school launched it's first ever Tower Garden! Students were also given their own mini gardens to take home and nurture and grow while our Tower Garden sprouts. Huge thanks to ConocoPhillips for supporting…

Family Literacy Day Fun!

Mmm...mmm....good! Thanks to the people who participated in the chili vrs stew cookoff at the school. Congratulations to Joanne Clark and to the grade 6789 class who won in the student category. The afternoon was filled with shinny, board and card games…

After School Clubs Abound!

The Conklin Community School will be offering some After School Clubs this month: Cribbage will be held on Mondays.   Scrabble will be held on Wednesday after school. On Thursday there will be floor hockey for Grade 6-9 (younger students next month).…

ENERGIZE OIL COUNTRY CHALLENGE BEGINS!

  As part of our APPLE Schools initiative, Conklin Community School has signed up to participate in the Energize Oil Country Challenge to  participate in 60 minutes or more of activity every day for the next 10 weeks. The 60 minutes can happen at home…

2nd Annual Cook-off and Family Literacy Day Approaches

Mark on your calendars and get your slow cookers ready! January 27th- Family Literacy Day and our 2nd annualChili vrs Stew Cook-off as well as board games, crib, shimmy and book buddies with guest judges from Cenovus.

Northland School Division Community Engagement Discussions

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division. Part of this commitment means working to restore…

2016

Christmas Concert Fun!

Showcases began at 4:30 with the k-3 class and their nativity play followed by some seasonal dances by the grade 4-6 class and wrapping up the concert with skits created by the grade 6-9 class. The Conklin Kids Do Care Club announced who won the raffle…

Reggie Leach Visits

Conklin Community School was thrilled to have a presentation from former NHL superstar Reggie Leach on Tuesday, November 29th.  He visited with all the classes and shared tips on setting life goals as well as answered questions of the students. Later…

Conklin Community School celebrates Métis Week

Conklin Community School organized a number of events to celebrate Métis Week! They introduced a new award entitled the Order of the Sash which recognizes students for displaying the best citizenship and perseverance and for achieving perfect attendance.…

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Mass

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended our Remembrance Day Assembly which was held on November 10th at the school.  We were blessed to have on hand Father Augustine from St John the Baptiste Parish in Fort Mac along with the youth volunteers…

Conklin students achieve success in the Canada-wide Mathletics Maple Leaf Challenge!

Congratulations Conklin Community School students! The school placed 12th overall in the Canada-wide Mathletics Maple Leaf Challenge! The competition sees students tackle curriculum based math questions and live multi-player challenges. For more information…

Last Newsletter for October Now Ready

Check out the latest news and events at the school including: after-school events like basketball and Scrabble Report Cards coming soon Parent-Teacher Interviews  Remembrance Day Assembly and Mass plus details one everything and more via Oct.31/16

October 24th Newsletter Ready for You!

Check out the latest news at our school as so much is coming up in the next couple of weeks including: Dental Screening Halloween safety Presentation After-school floor hockey and Scrabble Reggie Leach is coming to Conklin and much more via Oct. 24/16…

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Mass at the School-10:30

October 17th Newsletter Ready for you!

Get it while it is still hot! The latest info for you including: PD Friday- no school for students- Oct.21st After school sports Congrats to Students with great attendance Thanks to Mr. Turpin Looking  ahead to November Oodles more via Oct.17/16

October 10th Newsletter Ready for you!

Check out the latest info from the school re: Thanks to Cenovus for the Fest! Fire Prevention Week Approaches Dental Forms now needed After school sports and  much much more via Oct.10/16

October 3rd Newsletter Ready for you!

Check out the latest for info re  Fall Fest Conklin Kids DO Care Club Food Drive After school activities Dental Forms now out via the newsletter dating: Oct.3/16

September 26th Newsletter is Ready for You!

September 26th Newsletter is ready for you! Check out the latest happenings at the school including- After school sports Orange Day- this Friday! Fall literacy Fest and more via September 26/16

September 19th Newsletter Now Available

Check out the latest news from the school including: upcoming International Peace day events at the school After school sports  Orange Day- September 30th and so much more via Sept19/16

2nd Newsletter Released

Check out the latest news at our school including reminders about: Our new Superintendent's visit to the school after school sports  Early dismissal on Friday at 12:30 and much much more via Sept12/16

New Superintendent to Visit Conklin Community School- Tuesday

Our new School District Superintendent, Gord Atkinson will be at Conklin Community School at the end of the day on Tuesday, September 13/16.   Mr Atkinson will kick off his visit by reading to the younger students in the gym around 2:30. Afterwards,…

Very 1st Newsletter of the Year Released

Check out the very first newsletter of the 2016-2017 school year: Included: New staff at Conklin Registration forms are now due by all students- returning or new After school activities Monthly Calendar Yours via this link September 6/16

New Faces at Conklin Community School

As we gear up for the 2016-2017 school year, we want to give a huge hearty welcome to Mr. Cal Johnson as administrator as well as to the new teaching staff that will be joining the school.   Mrs. Andrea Jackson will be teaching grade 7-9 this year.…

New Principal at Conklin Community School

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cal Johnson as Principal of Conklin Community School. Born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Mr. Johnson is excited to move back north after many years in the Okanagan and…

Conklin Community School welcomes students from Father R. Perin School

Conklin Community School welcomed over a dozen students from Father R. Perin School (Janvier) on Monday, June 13. Father R. Perin School is closed for the remainder of the school due damages caused by the Fort McMurray and area wildfires. 

Students experience Hand Games on Aboriginal Day

Conklin Community School students developed a deeper understanding about Traditional Hands Games on Aboriginal Day. Hand Games involve hiding and guessing objects through using elaborate hand signals, songs, rhythms and gestures to both hide and find…

June 9/16 Newsletter Available

The latest newsletter is in circulation! For the latest info re: Our trip to Batoche, bats, Janvier coming to Conklin and so much more,  Check out June 9/16

Bound for Batoche!

Yeah... it has finally come... today our school left for Batoche!  The entire K-9 classes left this morning for Saskatchewan- bound for a trek through our rich and diverse Métis heritage as the school visits Batoche. Along the way we are expected to…

Batoshe Bound Newsletter

Check out the very latest details about our trip plus much more via May 27/16 

Thanks for Attending

Our latest newsletter is hot off the press with reminders: Spring Break Construction zone Attendance via March 24/16

Parent-Teacher/ Student-led Interview Reminder

Come to the school to celebrate all the successes that our students have made throughout this semester. Plus please remember to  pass in swim forms, FOIP privacy forms as well as sign up for REMIND. The latest can be read via March 22/16 Reminder

Happy St. Patrick's Day Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available with info re:  FOIP forms Remind text alerts...sign up NOW! Swimming Reading March 17/16

2nd Annual Spelling Bee Annouced

Conklin Kids Poems Selected

Results just in!  The judging panel of Words in Motion which is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry across Wood Buffalo has released great news for 3 students in the grade 4-6 class.   Students in Ms. Reck's class…

Sienna Quintal- This year's Ra Ra Winner

Sienna Quintal was honored at the Ra Ra Awards Saturday night at Shell Place.  According to her nomination, she is an enthusiastic student who embraces school and life… she is excited about learning not only about the curriculum covered in class-…

February 26th Newsletter Released

Check out the latest: Thanks to everyone who attended the Mission and Vision supper meeting on Tuesday Ways to stay connected with the school Position now available at the school Mrs. Kaziuk will be acting administrator while Mr. Carson is out Assembly…

Conklin Kids Stand Tall Against Bullying

A group of students at the school along with members of the Conklin Kids DO Care Club sport pink t-shirts in support of the nation wide campaign against bullying. 

Voice and Vision Meeting Newsletters

Just a couple of reminders about having your voice heard and sharing your thoughts about our school's mission and vision statements at our school community meeting this week.  For more info see: Feb19/16 Feb 22/16

Celebrate Learning- February 3rd Newsletter Released

Find out: who had the best attendance who won the Hi 5 Awards in each class who will remember the 5 expectations when Ms. Pam will be by with the surveys when Valentines events are taking place  which class is taking a babysitting and first aid course…

January 28/16 Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

Check out: winners of our first ever Cook-Off Competition gratitude to Cenovus for pitching in with Family Literacy Night reminders about following the Hi 5s of Conklin School so that you can achieve success in school enjoy the winter by reading and…

Reminders...

Family Literacy Event tomorrow Principal's Evaluation Accountability Pillars and parent surveys Dress warmly for cool weather See the current Reminder Bulletin for more Reminders...

Cook-off Competition Reminders

For those enterring our Conklin Cook-off, please check out the rules: Rules to Conklin Cook-Off

January 21/16 Bulletin

Check out the latest reminders re.: Conklin Cook-off Challenge Appropriate clothing for cold winter weather Energize yourself over the long weekend... the challenge continues! Mark Tuesday February 23  on your calendar for Parent and School Vision…

Words in Motion Poetry Contest

Words in Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo region. Whether you are a student, a professional writer or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to participate!…

Cook-Off Challenge Announced

Reading is important. It is, in our opinion, the most important skill to have to survive and be successful in today’s world. You have to read for work. You have to read to buy items online. You have to read a recipe to cook and bake. To help promote…

January 7/16 Newsletter

Welcome to 2016... we are off to an exciting start to the new year so check out the latest newsletter online as it will feature info about: Miss Olivia Loccisano our Beaver Volunteer will be starting Monday. Our 10 week challenge with Energize Oil Country…

2015

December Newsletter

Check out the December newsletter: Miss Betty Moses is completing her educational assistance practicum with the grade 4/5/6 class Quest Theatre is here... children are prepping for Wednesday night's concert at the hall... hope to see you there for 4:30…

Sinterklaas Sends Greetings to the Gr.4/5/6 Class

Sinterklaas sends special greetings to the grade 4/5/6 class at Conklin Commuinity School today. Yesterday Ms. Reck received a special box in the mail which arrived from The Netherlands where Ms. Reck taught in 2003-2005. Inside the box were Dutch goodies-…

Students Honour Louis Riel during Métis Week 2015

In honor of Métis Week, some classes accessed books in the FNMI section of our library.  Others created beautiful collages in the style of the Métis flag; others accessed Internet sites that showcased our rich and glorious heritage and culture.  Check…

Highest Division Attendance Award

Conklin Community School are champions when it comes to student attendance! The school achieved the highest student attendance (93%) for Northland School Division (NSD) during the 2014-2015 school year. Don Tessier, Associate Superintendent for Northland…

Family Literacy Month in Conklin

The Wood Buffalo Library in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray sponsored two authors to visit Conklin Community School.  Jacqueline Guest is a celebrated Canadian youth and children’s storyteller. Many of her award winning books have…

Harvest Literacy Fest

Conklin Community School hosted a Harvest Literacy Fest in partnership with Cenovus Energy on Wednesday, October 7th. The festival started with a turkey feast for students, parents, elders and community members. After the meal, families gathered in the…

Harvest Feast

Conklin Community School is set to host its second Harvest Literacy Feast at the school. Events will commence at noon on October 7, 2015 as students, their family and staff gather in the school auditorium to celebrate the harvest with a delicious turkey…

Attendance Counted! BBQ Celebration Well-Attended!

Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers and the community for an outstanding year of attendance.  Last night- September 3rd- the school community gathered at the school to honour the students for their outstanding dedication to their academics.…

New Gr.7/8/9 Teacher Joins our School Community!

Paul Ricketts of Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador has joined our team and is excited to be in Conklin!

New Principal

Conklin Community School is pleased to welcome Christopher Carson as its new Principal. Christopher, who is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Manitoba/Red River Community College; which includes…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress report to the Northland Board on June 26th.…

Moose Hide Tanning Week

Students at Conklin Community School experienced the true sense of experiential learning recently. They gathered knowledge about traditional moose hide tanning. With assistance from Cultural Adviser Herman Sutherland and Northland School Division's First…

Northland Games 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional track and field competition at Grouard Northland…

Summer Reading Program

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Cree Class

Cree class students had the opportunity to experience hands on learning working with clay and developing beautiful art pottery pots. Students were able to target Cree vocabulary phrases describing their artworks through Language learning and Language…

Student Vote at Conklin Community School Update

The Conklin Kids DO Care Club were busy Monday, May 4th running the Student Vote at Conklin Community School as members of the school community took part in the provincial election by voting for a candidate to represent the riding of Fort McMurray- Conklin…

Hats On! For Mental Health

Conklin Community School students participated in Hats On! For Mental Health today! Schools across the province took part in this event to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health.  Check out the photo gallery below! 

Student Vote at Conklin Community School

Students will be participating in Student Vote today to see which party will be elected. Student Vote is an election program for students under the voting age that coincides with the provincial election. On the day before the provincial election, members…

Earth Day 2015

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as students and staff paid tribute to Mother Earth through activities such as a school yard cleanup, pledge-writing, environmental photography, book buddies and bubbleology.   

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus Drivers! Recognize your school bus driver with a…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge Fair

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair is to bring together youth from across Treaty 8 and…

Regional Science Fair 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend! Students…

1st Annual Conklin Community School Spelling Bee

It was an exciting first Spelling Bee at Conklin Community School as contestants competed in the school’s first ever Spelling Bee. Members of the Club committed in January and attended weekly spelling meets during recess where they practiced, played…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement Initiative. 

Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards

It was a night to remember for five Northland School Division students at the 27th Annual Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards (RARA). These awards are given out to Aboriginal residents that have made positive contributions to the Regional Municipality…

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness, family situation or necessity, we need highly skilled…

Photography Contest

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an Amended Northland School Division Act

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within Northland School Division. Meals will be provided. Click…

Have your say in Education

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Conklin Community School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27, 2015. Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and…

Regional Spelling Bee 2015

Students are busy preparing for the Regional Spelling Bee which will be coming up at St. Theresa School in Wabasca-Desmarais on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Learn more in the Regional Spelling Bee 2015 Newsletter.  Spelling lists have been sent home and…

TLC Family Literacy Day

There was much care shown during the Conklin Kids Do Care Club and the grade.3/4/5 TLC Family Literacy Day Event at Conklin Community School.  The students gathered in the library in their p-jammies to put their recent unit on Melvil Dewey’s Classification…

Family Literacy Day

The Conklin Kids Do Care Club and grade 4/5/6 students are hosting a Family Literacy event in appreciation of the Conklin Community School library starting at 9AM! Students, parents and community members are encouraged to dress up in pajamas and…

2014

Remembrance Day Assembly and Peace Fest at Conklin Community School

A literacy fest for the ages at Conklin Community School!Conklin staff, students, parents and community members in partnership with Cenovus Energy organized Peace Fest 2014. The November 10th festival celebrated Literacy and recognized the importance…