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Schools hold early registration day Aug. 29; first day of classes Sept. 3

July 02, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is welcoming new students and families back to school with an early registration day set for Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at all of our schools.
The morning allows students and families who are new to the school division, or who are transferring from another SPS...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
​ A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Students at the centre of school division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the centre of a new strategic plan approved by trustees during the June 4 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
The plan highlights the vision of knowing, valuing, and believing in each student. It emphasizes Saskatoon Public Schools' commitment to...
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Production of Newsies goes ahead thanks to community support

May 21, 2019
The show must go on despite a devastating act of vandalism to the theatre at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. A fire extinguisher was discharged inside the school's theatre Wednesday evening and due to the time required to restore the facility, the school's production of Newsies: The Musical was quickly relocated to the...
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Musical production of Newsies runs for five performances May 22-25

May 15, 2019
Tommy Douglas Collegiate presents Disney's Newsies: The Musical with four evening performances scheduled for May 22-25 at 7 p.m., plus a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. on May 25.
Newsies: The Musical is adapted from the 1990s film and premiered on the Broadway stage in 2012. Tommy Douglas is one of...
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Move To Grow Week encourages students, families to get active

May 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating Move to Grow Week, May 13-16, and families are being invited to help us celebrate by planning an active start to the school day.
More to Grow encourages students and families to use active transportation options such as walking or cycling for their commute to and...

School division to receive increase in operational grant for 2019-20

April 16, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in provincial education funding, according to information presented during the April 9 Board of Education meeting. In the wake of the recent provincial budget, trustees heard the school division will receive an operating grant of $229.8 million 2019-20. That is an increase...
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Families have important role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
Tommy Douglas Collegiate believes every student has potential. But to succeed in school and in life, students need to show up. Regular attendance is a strong predictor of student success. Being present fosters engagement, builds relationships and creates a sense of belonging — elements that fuel a learner's confidence and drive to finish. ...

Students encouraged to #BeSomeonesHero during Pink Week

February 26, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to creating safe, caring and accepting learning and work environments. It is our goal to work together with parents/caregivers/guardians and community partners to support students as they develop moral values, display ethical conduct, and achieve to the best of their ability.
Our school division will be...

Application period extended for Outdoor School, HCAP and Media School

February 14, 2019
The application period has been extended for three programs that offer unique, hands-on approaches to learning for high school students.
Outdoor School, Media School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) provide Grade 11 students (plus Grade 12 for HCAP) with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in a...
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Off The Grid program recognized for educational, environmental leadership

February 14, 2019
A program that is inspiring students to connect to the physical environment and engage in issues of environmental and social sustainability is having a big impact at Tommy Douglas Collegiate and receiving recognition for its leadership in the wider community. Off the Grid is a half-day, full-year learning experience for Grade...

Board of Education approves school-year calendar for 2019-20

February 13, 2019
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2019-20 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting held Feb....
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Media School, HCAP and Outdoor School programs holding open house in March

February 07, 2019
A unique, hands-on approach to learning embodied in three collegiate programs creates an unforgettable experience students and expands their horizons. Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Construction Apprenticeship (HCAP) each provide Grade 11 students with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in...

Collegiate open houses help Grade 8 students prepare for high school

January 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors during February to provide current Grade 8 students and their parents and guardians with a glimpse of high school life. Collegiate open house events give students and parents the opportunity to visit one or several schools, learn about the programs and unique opportunities that each collegiate...
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Grade 9 program offers students a smooth transition to high school

January 02, 2019
A student's Grade 9 year at Tommy Douglas Collegiate provides them with the core classes while allowing them to experience many of the elective courses prior to their Grade 10 year. In addition to the core classes in Science, Social Studies, Math and English, Grade 9 students have the opportunity to...
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Board of Education learns how project recognizes Métis history

December 03, 2018
​ A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon Transit and the Métis community was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 27 Board of  Education meeting. 
A bus shelter located at the school was transformed into a piece of art that recognizes the history of the school’s location...
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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Saskatoon Public Schools renews literacy focus, leads citizenship education

October 29, 2018
Saskatoon Public Schools is "open to all" – our classrooms are welcoming learning environments where teachers guide students to build a foundation for a bright and healthy future. These lessons begin by first introducing the foundations of literacy to our youngest learners. This year, Saskatoon Public Schools has refined its focus...
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Saskatoon Public Schools celebrates Education Week Oct. 14-20

October 10, 2018
A World of Learning for Every Student is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 14-20. 
Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 25,000 students and recognize the more than 2,500 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...

Saskatoon Public Schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 28

September 11, 2018
Orange Shirt Day is recognized each year as a day to honour Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't.
Saskatoon Public Schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 28. Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities and...
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Teaching students what it means to be "Open to All"

August 29, 2018
With a guiding principle of being "open to all," Saskatoon Public Schools is creating welcoming classrooms and educating students about the powerful importance of citizenship education for the future of our society.
Through citizenship education, the school division aims to create empathetic, respectful, action-oriented students who will employ their learning in the...

Elementary, high school students return to classes beginning Sept. 4

June 28, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools is looking forward to welcoming students for the 2018-19 school year. The first day for all elementary school students is Tuesday, Sept. 4. The morning welcome bell will ring at the usual time for each school. Students will attend school for the morning only and will be...

Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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Technology update, budget discussion during Board of Education meeting

April 19, 2018
Engaging students in a variety of learning environments through technology and supporting teachers in becoming proficient in using technology to enhance learning are the goals of Saskatoon Public Schools' Technology for Learning core strategy.
The Board of Education received an update on the division's efforts as part of the strategy during...
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Students tell trustees how e-journalism supports learning, reconciliation

March 15, 2018
A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex (CRCEC) at Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is giving students a new voice. The Celebrating Excellence portion of the March 13 Board of Education meeting saw students and staff from Aden Bowman Collegiate joined with counterparts from...
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Media School, HCAP and Outdoor School applications due March 23

February 15, 2018
A unique, hands-on approach to learning embodied in three collegiate programs creates an unforgettable experience students and expands their horizons. Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Construction Apprenticeship (HCAP) each provide Grade 11 students with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in...
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School calendar finalized for 2018-19; classes start September 4

February 14, 2018
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2018-19 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend.
The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting Feb....
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Off the Grid builds leadership through focus on sustainability

February 13, 2018
Constructing a rammed-earth building or experiencing tree planting aren't the usual classroom activities, but for students in the Off the Grid program at Tommy Douglas Collegiate getting their hands dirty is all a part of the learning.
Off the Grid is a half-day, full-year learning experience for Grade 9 students that...
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School division, CUMFI renew partnership on Métis teachings

January 30, 2018
​ Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools have signed a new partnership to formalize their work to bring Métis history and teachings to all students in the school division.
An event held Jan. 30 at Westmount Community School saw representatives from both organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding. While...
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Students tell Board of Education about learning benefits of Off the Grid

December 14, 2017
The Off the Grid program is only in its first year of operation, but the unique learning opportunity for Grade 9 students at Tommy Douglas Collegiate has already made a big impression.
The Celebrating Excellence portion of the Dec. 12 Board of Education meeting saw students and staff share the experience...
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 04, 2017
Stories of learning, achievement and success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2016-17. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be read...
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Saskatoon Public Schools welcomed more than 500 new students in Sept.

October 26, 2017
More than 500 new students were welcomed to Saskatoon Public Schools this fall, according to information presented at the Board of Education's Oct. 24 meeting. Enrolment numbers to the end of September showed a total enrolment of 24,891 students in kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, an increase of 546 students from...
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Building Our Future by Learning Together theme for Sask. Education Week

October 15, 2017
Building Our Future by Learning Together is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 15-21. Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 24,000 students and recognize the 2,400 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work contributes to success of...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...
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Annual Math Fair multiplies student engagement at Tommy Douglas

June 19, 2017
The first mathematical test for students organizing the Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair was determining whether the school had enough tables to set up the stations for the hundreds of elementary students attending the third annual event. Organized by teacher Nat Banting and students in his Grade 9 enriched mathematics class,...

School year calendar provides key dates for parents, students

February 22, 2017
The 2017-18 school year is underway and the division's school year calendar provides information for parents and students about the schedule for the coming weeks. Key dates for the current school year include the following breaks: Winter Break: Last day of classes is Friday, December 22; classes resume Monday, January 8 February...
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Tommy Douglas graduate receives Award of Excellence

January 05, 2017
Shayna Uhryn, a graduate of Tommy Douglas Collegiate, has been chosen as a co-recipient of the 2016 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The award is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the goals and values of Saskatoon Public Schools. Uhryn graduated from Tommy Douglas...
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Collegiate students begin classes on Thursday, Sept. 1

July 04, 2016
The first day of September will also the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Collegiate students register on Sept. 1 and the regular, full-day class schedule begins the same day. Important dates for the 2016-17 school year...
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Math fair introduces Grade 8 students to high school

June 14, 2016
Approximately 330 Grade 8 students attended the second annual TDC Math Fair at Tommy Douglas Collegiate on June 15. The fair is the creation of teacher Nat Banting’s Grade 9 math class. During a class activity last year a student wondered aloud “I wish we could show this to other students” and...
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Tommy Douglas offers chance for students to explore and excel

April 28, 2016
Tommy Douglas Collegiate is Saskatoon Public Schools' newest high school and is part of the Blairmore Integrated Facility that brings together Saskatoon Public Schools, the City of Saskatoon, and the city's separate school division in partnership to provide that offers exciting opportunities for our students and serves as a destination centre...

Announcement Archive

Schools hold early registration day Aug. 29; first day of classes Sept. 3

July 02, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is welcoming new students and families back to school with an early registration day set for Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at all of our schools.
The morning allows students and families who are new to the school division, or who are transferring from another SPS...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
​ A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Students at the centre of school division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the centre of a new strategic plan approved by trustees during the June 4 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
The plan highlights the vision of knowing, valuing, and believing in each student. It emphasizes Saskatoon Public Schools' commitment to...
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Production of Newsies goes ahead thanks to community support

May 21, 2019
The show must go on despite a devastating act of vandalism to the theatre at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. A fire extinguisher was discharged inside the school's theatre Wednesday evening and due to the time required to restore the facility, the school's production of Newsies: The Musical was quickly relocated to the...
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Musical production of Newsies runs for five performances May 22-25

May 15, 2019
Tommy Douglas Collegiate presents Disney's Newsies: The Musical with four evening performances scheduled for May 22-25 at 7 p.m., plus a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. on May 25.
Newsies: The Musical is adapted from the 1990s film and premiered on the Broadway stage in 2012. Tommy Douglas is one of...