School closures due to Evacuation Orders
School Closures due to wildfires
- Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
- Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
- St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
- Chipewyan Lake School
- Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
- Paddle Prairie School: Closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.
Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.
Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement
Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order
Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect.
Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires
Click here to view the Question and Answer page.
Air Quality NoticePosted on May 31 2019
Attention parents and guardians: We are aware of the air quality concerns in the community. If you decide to keep your child or children home due to air quality concerns please contact the school so they can be marked down for an excused absence. For…
Numeracy Night at Grouard Northland SchoolPosted on Apr 3 2019
Grouard Northland School staff with support from the Area 1 learning team, hosted Numeracy Night for students, parents, and community members on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Everyone in attendance had a chance to take part in: estimate how many, use measurements…
NSD hosting "What We Heard Community Engagement" at Grouard Northland SchoolPosted on Feb 22 2018
Northland School Division (NSD) invites parents, community members and staff to a second community engagement "What We Heard" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Grouard Northland School. The session is part of NSD’s Regional Education Program Review…
NSD hosting community engagement sessions to discuss education programming and student successPosted on Jan 30 2018
Northland School Division (NSD) is kicking off a series of community engagement sessions next week (February 7, 2018) to discuss education programming and student success. The sessions are part of NSD’s Regional Education Program review for Grouard…
Employment Opportunity - 1.0 FTE temporary Educational Assistant (PUF)Posted on Oct 23 2017
Employment Opportunity - 1.0 FTE temporary Educational Assistant (PUF)
School Board Trustee Elections information for parents and community membersPosted on Oct 12 2017
Do you want to ensure Grouard Northland School students are strong in identity, healthy and successful? Have your voice heard and vote for a school board trustee! School Board Trustee Election Day is October 16th. Voting will take place at the Northern…
Grouard Northland School participates in Orange Shirt DayPosted on Sep 28 2017
On September 27th, the school honoured and brought awareness to the experiences of residential school students by wearing orange t-shirts. Thank you parents and families for your support.
Summer Job OpportunitiesPosted on May 1 2017
Check out these opportunities for summer jobs: Grouard Kapaweno Literacy Camp Coordinator Job Posting Apr2017 DRAFT Grouard Kapaweno Literacy Camp Counsellor Job Posting Apr2017 DRAFT
We Need Your Voice!Posted on Apr 5 2017
Tansi, Hello! Gord Atkinson, Northland School Division's Superintendent of Schools would like to thank parents, community members, Kapawe'no First Nation members and school staff for providing input during a Community Conversation at Grouard Northland…
Family Fun NightPosted on Apr 5 2017
Come and join us at Kapawe'no Community Hall on April 5 from 5-7:30 pm. Family Fun Night
Community Conversation at Grouard Northland SchoolPosted on Mar 28 2017
Tansi, Hello! Northland School Division invites parents, community members and Kapawe’no First Nation members to a community conversation Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The purpose of the conversation is to discuss and gather input regarding the pilot busing…
Community Engagement DiscussionPosted on Jan 6 2017
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…
Employment Opportunity - Success Coach WWAHPosted on Dec 6 2016
Employment Opportunity - Success Coach WWAH
Temporary Employment Opportunity: Full time Educational Assistant (PUF)Posted on Nov 30 2016
Temporary Full Time Education Assistant II (PUF)
New Principal at Grouard Northland SchoolPosted on Jul 12 2016
Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lemay as Principal of Grouard Northland School. Karen has accumulated a wealth of experience while working for NSD. For the past eight years, Karen served as principal…
Aboriginal Day 2016Posted on Jun 22 2016
This was a great day for the kids. We went down to the Cultural Village where the kids got a chance to try their hand at washing laundry by hand, cooking bannock over a fire and exploring a tipi.
Community Helpers Visit - High PrairiePosted on Apr 12 2016
We went to the High Prairie RCMP Detachment. they gave us a tour of the facility, their vehicle and their equipment. The kids loved sitting in the police car vehicle and got to turn on the sirens.
Community Helpers Visit - Christie's GreenhousePosted on Apr 6 2016
Today we took the ECS class and Grade 1 to Christie's Greenhouse. It was an excellent visit. The kids toured the greenhouse. We saw all the new seedlings and got to watch someone transplanting the seedlings into bigger pots. Then the kids got to…
Community Helpers Visit - Freson Bros. IGAPosted on Apr 5 2016
Today the ECS and Grade 1s received a comprehensive tour of High Prairie's Freson Bros. IGA. We went behind the scenes and got to see all the hard work that goes into preparing food for us to eat and stay healthy. They treated us to watermelon slices…
Swimming LessonsPosted on Apr 5 2016
We have been going to swimming lessons the last few days. The kids are doing great. It's made a huge difference in even one day. Yesterday a few kids were really afraid to get wet and today, they were dunking their faces under water and posing…
Archery Tournament in EdmontonPosted on Mar 12 2016
Students from Grade 4-8 attended the National Archery competition in Edmonton this past weekend. The kids had a great time and did really well for their first year in the Archery Club and their first competition.
Science Fair 2016Posted on Mar 10 2016
Science Fair - The students from grades 1-8 had great displays that held the attention of the ECS class. Thanks to all the parents and judges that help make this a memorable day for the kids.
Beckie Scott Visits Grouard Northland SchoolPosted on Feb 25 2016
Beckie Scott - Canada's Gold Medal Cross Country Skier joins Andrew from Ski Fit North to teach the kids a few things about cross skiing.
100 Days of SchoolPosted on Feb 23 2016
It was our 100th Day of School. The students had fun with the theme day and enjoyed the variety of numeracy activities organized by the classroom teachers.
January Assembly 2016Posted on Feb 5 2016
We had a lot to celebrate this month; birthdays, perfect attendance and classroom recognition awards. We enjoyed rice crispy treats and lemonade together before we returned to class. We enjoyed a lot of smiling faces because of the good work and effort…
Skating in PeavinePosted on Feb 3 2016
We had a great day skating in Peavine. The kids have been getting better and better every time :)
Family Literacy Day - The Teddy Bear PicnicPosted on Jan 27 2016
Today was our Family Literacy Day. The teddy bear's invited us to their picnic and we enjoyed different activities in the classrooms. We build bears, listened to the Teddy Bear's Picnic song and read the book. We also enjoyed hot chocolate and…
Building Challenges, Reading Buddies and Dance in Grade 3/4Posted on Jan 26 2016
Building challenges, reading buddies and dancing up a storm in our dance unit. These kids have some moves.
Jersey Day 2016Posted on Jan 15 2016
Well it was another successful School Spirit Day. Looks like there's a huge Oilers following up in these parts!
Trickster Theater 2015Posted on Dec 7 2015
The school is home to some talented actors! Students of all ages recently performed plays at the school with help from Trickster Theatre. The company visited the school to educate and help students create a theatre performance. The theme for each performance…
Trickster Theatre AssemblyPosted on Nov 23 2015
Today, we started working on our Trickster performances. We had an assembly first thing this morning and we had eager participants wanting to join in the fun.
Fire Hall VisitPosted on Nov 13 2015
Today, grades K-4 explored the Grouard Fire Hall and had an up close view of the fire trucks and equipment. They even got to use the fire hoses to spray the "fire" with. The kids all received little goodie bags to go home with.
Remembrance Day CeremonyPosted on Nov 10 2015
Today several students hosted our Remembrance Day Ceremony. They shared stories of family that served in the wars and explained the meaning of Remembrance Day to the younger students. Great job today, everyone.
Halloween Assembly - Duct Tape the Staff 2015Posted on Oct 30 2015
We had a great day today! The kids looked great! We lucked out this year and got to duct tape two people to the wall this year! The lucky winners were Edward Chalifoux and Don Tessier! It was great fun and they were both great sports. Thanks for everyone's…
October Assembly 2015Posted on Oct 29 2015
Lots to celebrate this morning. We had many awards to hand out, from perfect attenders to academic achievement awards. Lots of smiles as we celebrated their good work!
Twin Day 2015Posted on Oct 16 2015
We had a great day today with Twin Day and the Cake Walk. Thanks for all the support! Have a look at our cuties!
Meet the Staff NightPosted on Oct 9 2015
Come meet your child's teacher and school staff. Hope to see everyone there!
Duct Tape the Staff to the WallPosted on Oct 5 2015
It's that time of year again for the students to pick their favorite staff member so they can duct tape them to the wall! Students and staff bring in their change and put their money in the jar of the teacher they most want to help tape up at our Halloween…
Terry Fox Run 2015Posted on Oct 2 2015
We had a great turn out for our Terry Fox Run on Friday. Lots of family showed up to join in on the walk and the students made donations for us to send to the Terry Fox Foundation. A great way to end the week. Thanks everyone!
Orange Shirt Day 2015Posted on Sep 30 2015
A huge thank you to all the parents that help their children find something to wear today; it was a sea of orange. Pretty much all of our staff and students wore orange t-shirts or found something to show their support for our aboriginal residential…
Community Engagement Open HousePosted on Aug 24 2015
Come join us for our first Community Engagement event of the year. The open house will be on Thursday, August 27th from 11-2. See you there!
New PrincipalPosted on Jul 14 2015
Grouard Northland School is pleased to introduce Shelly Hamelin as its new Principal. Shelly is no stranger to Northland School Division. After graduating from the University of Lethbridge in 1998, she entered the education world teaching at Kateri School…
Positive Literacy Results for Northland SchoolsPosted on Jun 30 2015
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.…
Grade 9 Graduation CeremonyPosted on Jun 19 2015
Tonight family and friends gathered to celebrate with this year's Grade 9 graduates.
ECS GraduationPosted on Jun 13 2015
Today was the day the ECS graduated from kindergarten and are on their way to Grade 1! It was a beautiful event with a surprise visit from Sparkie the Fire Dog. He came to present a special award to one of our students that wants to be a Fireman…
Grade 1 & 2 Trip to High PrairiePosted on Jun 10 2015
On June 10, 2015 the grade 1 &2 class spent a fun filled day in High Prairie, for an end of year adventure. First we had lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken, went to the park and spent and hour swimming at the High Prairie Aquatic centre. We ended…
Grade 1 & 2 trip to the Bird Conservatory in Slave LakePosted on Jun 9 2015
On June 09, 2015 the Grade 1&2 class went on a field trip to the Slave Lake Bird Conservatory. We spent an afternoon of touring the bird banding lab, going on a nature walk, roasting hotdogs and learning a lot of information about the birds in our…
Northland Games 2015 - The GamesPosted on May 29 2015
It was a great day in Grouard and the kids had a lot of fun competing in the various events. Big thank you to everyone that showed up and help us out today!
Robotics Competition - Fort McMurrayPosted on May 23 2015
On May 23rd students from Grouard Northland School and Peerless Lake joined students in Fort McMurray for a robotics competition. The mats used in practice were very different from the mats used in the competition. The students worked hard to reprogram…
Northland Games 2015Posted on May 20 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 ProgramPosted on May 19 2015
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –…
Hatching Chickens in the ClassroomPosted on May 7 2015
For the last 21 days we have been incubating chicken eggs. The kids have taken turns turning the eggs and making sure the incubator has been doing its job by keeping them warm. The children have become egg-sperts and have done classroom presentations…
School Bus Driver Appreciation DayPosted on May 4 2015
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 FairPosted on Apr 28 2015
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…
Early kindergarten Registration and ScreeningPosted on Apr 23 2015
We will be holding an Early Kindergarten Registration and Screening night on April 29th from 5-7 pm. Hope to see you there.
Regional Spelling Bee 2015Posted on Apr 21 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…
Author to Visit GrouardPosted on Apr 15 2015
Eric Walters has traveled to so many different areas of the world so he knows about the different worldviews and can give that sense of realism in his stories. They are so realistic you feel as though you are dealing with the wartime stress (http://www.ericwalters.net/novels/camp-x).…
Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness CampaignPosted on Apr 7 2015
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.
ECS' Teddy Bear PicnicPosted on Mar 31 2015
After finishing a month long unit on bears, we had a Teddy Bear Picnic. The kids loved it!
Pajama Day 2015Posted on Mar 31 2015
We had a great turnout on Pajama Day. Some of our kids even brought their teddy bears!
KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament UpdatePosted on Mar 25 2015
Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) and Northland School Division are hosting the 1st Annual KTC/NSD61 Robotics Tournament! This Kindergarten to grade 12 event is scheduled for March 28, 2015at Back Lakes Sports Arena in Red Earth Creek. 9 schools…
St. Patrick's DayPosted on Mar 17 2015
St. Patrick's Day at school brought out lots of shades of green. The students and staff looked great!
Substitute Teachers' Appreciation WeekPosted on Mar 9 2015
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…
Skating in PeavinePosted on Mar 4 2015
We have been going skating in Peavine. We have been a few times now, and the kids are getting really good at skating. For some kids, this is has been the first time they have gone skating and even by the second time, have shown vast improvements. The…
Photography ContestPosted on Mar 4 2015
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 ActPosted on Mar 2 2015
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…
Pink Shirt Day 2015Posted on Feb 25 2015
The kids came out in droves of pink! They looked so good and left little messages around the school for people that they appreciate! The kids had lots of great things to say about their school mates, teachers and staff.
Have your say in EducationPosted on Feb 17 2015
Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Grouard Northland 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…
Travel Club - England and Rome 2017Posted on Feb 4 2015
We are going to England and Rome in 2017! The trip is open to students currently in the Grades 4-7. For more details, join us at our Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 18th @ 7 pm. Hope to see you there! Cut and paste this link into your browser: …
Grouard Northland School recognized by Alberta MilkPosted on Feb 3 2015
Club Moo, Alberta’s school milk program, started in 1985 and has grown from 9 schools the first year to 340 schools today! Alberta Milk recognizes schools that reach major participation milestones! Alberta Milk congratulates Grouard Northland School…
Grade 3/4 Science Experiment - Making Crystals with Ms. KristelPosted on Feb 2 2015
Today the big reveal happened in Ms. Kristel's Grade 3/4 class. The kids made two types of crystals; sugar and Borax, so no taste testing today!
National Literacy NightPosted on Jan 27 2015
We had a great time at Literacy Night last night. We read the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. Then we enjoyed a few activities afterwards.
Family Literacy DayPosted on Jan 26 2015
We are hosting a Literacy night starting at 6PM! Come on over to the school with your children to enjoy some fun family activities and read "Love You Forever"!
Christmas ConcertPosted on Dec 17 2014
The Christmas Concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Please have students in their classes by 4:45. Christmas dinner will follow. Hope to see everyone there.
School Spirit DaysPosted on Dec 12 2014
Throughout t the school year, our student council and staff put on a variety of school spirit days. So far, we have already had Crazy Hair Day, Jersey Day and Pajama Day. It's been a blast. Click on the post to view photo gallery.
December FunPosted on Dec 8 2014
It' s that time of year, classes are busy preparing for our annual Christmas Concert. Along with the concert preparations teachers have special activities for the kids; making gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, Christmas crafts, letters to Santa…
Grouard Thunderbirds vs. High Prairie RCMPPosted on Dec 5 2014
The High Prairie RCMP were invited to play a friendly game of basketball vs. our grade 5-9 students. The game was intense and was close from beginning to end. The students from the other grades cheered for both sides and it was good fun for all.
Halloween CarnivalPosted on Oct 30 2014
This year, the ECS class put on a Halloween Carnival and it was very successful. We had a great turn out and everyone really seemed to have fun! Thanks for everyone's support and time.