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Board of Education passes 2017-18 budget

June 20, 2017
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2017-18 academic year at a meeting on Tuesday night. The budget includes expenses of $259.4 million, which is down $0.8 million over last year while opening four new elementary schools this September. Following a significant cut to operational funding from...
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Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017
For more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program. The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education. "Telemedia was...
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High school musicals illustrate learning, teamwork, trustees told

April 27, 2017
Participation in arts education programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, play an integral role in the lives of many Saskatoon Public Schools students. The Celebrating Excellence segment during the April 11 Board of Education meeting illustrated how musical productions in the division's collegiates bring together students in a variety of roles and...
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First day of school for elementary, collegiate students is Sept. 5

February 22, 2017
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, Sept. 5. Elementary students will attend for the morning only on Sept. 5, while high school students will attend for the full day....
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Board of Education takes office; Ray Morrison chosen as board chair

November 01, 2016
Three new trustees and seven returning members took the oath of office and Ray Morrison was selected to another term as board chair during the Saskatoon Board of Education's inaugural meeting held Nov. 1. New trustees Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward...
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New Board of Education to be sworn in at inaugural meeting Nov. 1

October 31, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education will include three new trustees and seven returning members following the Oct. 26 election. Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward 8 were elected to their first term on the board. Incumbents Vernon Linklater in Ward 2, Kathleen Brannen...
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Student enrolment reaches all-time high for school division

October 24, 2016
The number of students attending Saskatoon Public Schools reached a new high this fall, according to enrolment data presented to the Board of Education's Oct. 11 meeting Enrolment on Sept. 30, 2016, was 24,919 students, an overall increase of 896 students from the same time last year and a continuation of...
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​Names chosen for four new public elementary schools

October 11, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education has chosen the names for the four new public elementary schools in Saskatoon. The names are: Sylvia Fedoruk School – new school in Evergreen Ernest Lindner School – new school in Hampton Village Colette Bourgonje School – new school in Rosewood Chief Whitecap School – new...
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Board of Education recognizes contributions of long-time chair W.B. Doyle

September 22, 2016
The dedication of the board room in memory of the longest-serving chair in Saskatoon Public Schools history was the Celebrating Excellence item during the Sept. 20 meeting of the Board of Education. William Benjamin Doyle served as a member of the Board of Education for 21 years beginning in 1920, including...
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All public schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2016
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 30 as Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't. All Saskatoon public schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities...
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Board of Education hears about success of Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair

September 14, 2016
An event that combined mathematics with student leadership and introduction to high school learning for future students was a big success at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. The Celebrating Excellence item for the Sept. 6 meeting of the board of education showcased the second annual Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair held in June....
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First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...
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Division makes commitment to TRC's Calls to Action

August 08, 2016
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its Calls to Action after completing hearings into the effects of residential schools in Canada. Our duty to recognize and educate students about this difficult period in Canada’s history saw Saskatoon Public Schools engage in a collaborative consultation with a key groups within the...
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Future Outdoor Sensory Playground at John Dolan School

April 25, 2016
The John Dolan School Parent Council is a small group of parents dedicated to raising funds to build Saskatchewan's first inclusive sensory playground. The John Dolan Outdoor Sensory Playground will provide a barrier-free, fun and safe environment for children, youth and adults. Donations are being accepted to build a facility that...
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This is our existing playground at John Dolan School.

April 25, 2016
   The John Dolan School Parent Council is a small group of parents dedicated to raising funds to build Saskatchewan's first inclusive sensory playground.  The John Dolan Outdoor Sensory Playground will provide a barrier free, fun, safe environment for children, youth and adults.     Please donate today, so everyone can...
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Therapeutic Swing Space enhances learning and wellness

April 19, 2016
Our Therapeutic Swing Space was developed in collaboration with our physical therapist and occupational therapist.   Swinging is not only a fun physical activity, it can also be very therapeutic in terms of sensory regulation and overall wellness. We have a variety of types of swings to ensure access and comfort for...
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Mary Vinish Snoezelen Park provides a sensory environment

March 09, 2016
The Mary Vinish Snoezelen Park at John Dolan School is a multi-sensory environment creating a magical world of sensory delights to foster relaxation, cooperation and participation through sensory-based stations based on Snoezelen concepts and philosophy.
Inside a Snoezelen room you can expect to experience a soft, safe, and stimulating environment with...

Announcement Archive

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Board of Education passes 2017-18 budget

June 20, 2017
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2017-18 academic year at a meeting on Tuesday night. The budget includes expenses of $259.4 million, which is down $0.8 million over last year while opening four new elementary schools this September. Following a significant cut to operational funding from...
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Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017
For more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program. The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education. "Telemedia was...
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High school musicals illustrate learning, teamwork, trustees told

April 27, 2017
Participation in arts education programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, play an integral role in the lives of many Saskatoon Public Schools students. The Celebrating Excellence segment during the April 11 Board of Education meeting illustrated how musical productions in the division's collegiates bring together students in a variety of roles and...
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First day of school for elementary, collegiate students is Sept. 5

February 22, 2017
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, Sept. 5. Elementary students will attend for the morning only on Sept. 5, while high school students will attend for the full day....
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Board of Education takes office; Ray Morrison chosen as board chair

November 01, 2016
Three new trustees and seven returning members took the oath of office and Ray Morrison was selected to another term as board chair during the Saskatoon Board of Education's inaugural meeting held Nov. 1. New trustees Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward...