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Subdivision 4 By-election Results

April 13, 2017
​ Congratulations to Katelyn Toney, elected Trustee for Subdivision 4 of the Chinook School Division Board of Education. 
Results:​ Katelyn Toney (elected) 163 Brent Castle 94
Katelyn Toney was elected as the Trustee for Subdivision 4, which includes schools in Wymark, Gull Lake and Tompkins as well as numerous...

Directions Newsletter - April 2017

April 11, 2017
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the April 10, 2017 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Chinook School Division Responds to Budget Challenges

April 07, 2017
​ Chinook’s 2017-18 budget has experienced the greatest impact of all Saskatchewan school divisions by a combination of the provincial deficit, the educational finance funding model review and a reallocation of resources. These factors have resulted in a 7.3% budget shortfall for Chinook, which translates into an over $6 million reduction...

CAMPS Fundraising Golf Tournament

April 04, 2017
​ Calling All Golfers:
It’s back! The CAMPS school Fundraising Golf Tournament on June 3, 2017 at the Saskatchewan Landing Golf Course. Please join us for a great day of golf and fun!
The CAMPS school is an integrated alternative education setting located in Swift Current that was created...

McIntyre Named Acting Director of Education for Chinook

April 04, 2017
​ For Release April 4, 2017 Kyle McIntyre has been designated as the Acting Director for Chinook School Division, while Liam Choo-Foo is on a secondment with the Ministry of Education. McIntyre has served as Deputy Director of Chinook School Division since August 2009.
Over his 26 year career in...

Chinook Director of Education Named Chief Project Officer for Provincial Initiatives

March 29, 2017
​ Along with the release of the provincial budget last week, came an announcement that Liam Choo-Foo, Director of Education for Chinook, has been named Chief Project Officer for provincial initiatives. Choo-Foo has demonstrated effective leadership at a provincial level with the Saskatchewan Reads initiative and hopes to replicate the success...

UPDATE: Chinook Receives Provincial Budget

March 22, 2017
​ Budget 2017-18 Update
We will require more time to evaluate, however our preliminary analysis indicates that the 2017-18 budget for Chinook School Division is worse than we initially thought. The Board has been planning for a few months to accommodate cuts in funding. Unfortunately, the actual cut in funding...

Notice of Poll: By-Election Subdivision 4

March 17, 2017
​ Sub-division 4 BY-ELECTION
A Poll has been granted for the By-election of a Board Member for Chinook School Division No. 211, Sub-division 4. Voting will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9am-8pm at the polling places listed below.
SUB-DIVISION 4 Gull Lake School :  5175 Kings...

SaskCareers Grade 9 & 10 Spring Conferences

March 17, 2017
​   Grade 9 and 10 SaskCareers Spring Conferences are happening in March & April. SaskCareers will help you and your child plan for high school and beyond! ​
What is the focus for the Career Conference in High School?  
Chinook School Division is focused on providing information and...

Directions Newsletter - March 2017

March 15, 2017
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the March 13, 2017 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Board-SCC Spring Forum

March 03, 2017
​ ATTENTION SCC MEMBERS
The Chinook Board of Education will once again be sponsoring a Board-SCC Spring Forum on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Swift Current at the Days Inn. All School Community Council members and school principals are invited to attend this Forum. Supper will be served at 5:30pm,...

Chinook School Division Annual Meeting

February 27, 2017
​ Chinook School Division No. 211 ANNUAL MEETING for the 2015-2016 Year Date:  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00pm Location:  Chinook Education Centre, 2100 Gladstone Street East, Swift Current
Members of the general public are welcome to attend. 
2015-16 Annual Report

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Growing Healthy Families Coalition Launches MEND Program

February 21, 2017
​ A new program that will soon be launching in Swift Current by the Growing Healthy Families Coalition is called MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!)! The mission of MEND is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives by focusing on changing behaviours...

Directions Newsletter - February 2017

February 16, 2017
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the February 13, 2017 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
Directions Newsletter February 2017​​
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Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18

February 10, 2017
​ The Chinook School Division is very excited to welcome new kindergarten students and their families for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Kindergarten eligibility is age 5 by December 31, 2017.
Please bring proof of your child's birth date (Birth certificate) and Sask Health card.
Please contact your local Chinook school...

Chinook Music Week

February 10, 2017
​ February 13-17, 2017
The annual Chinook Music Week provides students and teachers across the division an opportunity to expand their musical education by bringing in first class performers, educators and clinicians. This year, Chinook Music Week runs from February 13-17 and will focus on breathing techniques specific to vocal...

Call for Nominations: By-Election for Subdivision 4

February 09, 2017
​ For Chinook School Division No. 211
Board of Education Member, Subdivision 4
By-Election for Subdivision 4: APRIL 12, 2017 Nomination forms may be obtained at the Chinook Education Centre, at your local Urban Municipal office, or on the Election page of our Division website.​
Nominations will be received now until March 8,...

ICE Unit Internet Child Exploitation Presentation

February 06, 2017
​ Join us and learn how front line investigators deal with sexually explicit chats, image sharing, self-exploitation, and luring. This presentation will highlight the message police are trying to circulate to youth and communities about the consequences of being involved with internet exploitation. The presentation is FREE to all participants.
February...

Supporting Gender Creative Kids - Talk in Swift Current

January 25, 2017
​ Fran Forsberg will be sharing her own jour­ney as the parent of a gender creative, two spirit child-including her family's struggles to navigate the healthcare and education sys­tems in Saskatchewan. Fran will also be bringing her recommended reads on the topic of gender diversity and two spirit identity. This is...

Community Voices Crucial to Public Education

January 17, 2017
​ The Chinook Board of Education is raising public awareness of potential changes to education in our communities as a result of the Educational Governance Review Report by Dan Perrins. Mr. Perrins, former Deputy Minister to Premier Lorne Calvert, was hired by the current government to study the future of education...

Directions Newsletter - January 2017

January 13, 2017
​​​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the January 9, 2017 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Remembering Trustee Bernie Ford

January 05, 2017
​   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chinook School Division Trustee Bernie Ford, on December 26, 2016. A trustee for a total of 40 years, Bernie was a builder and advocate of public and Hutterian education in rural southwest Saskatchewan. He was passionate about the...

Directions Newsletter - December 2016

December 14, 2016
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the December 12, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
Directions Newsletter December 2016​ ...

2017-2018 School Calendar Results

December 14, 2016
​ The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved by the Chinook Board at the meeting on December 12, and has subsequently been approved by the Ministry of Education, as per the regulations in the Education Act.
The Chinook Calendar Committee developed two calendar options for the 2017-2018 school year. Through an...

Rilling Bus Twinkle Tour December 12

December 11, 2016
​ Rilling Bus is taking some lucky students on a Twinkle Tour of Swift Current on Monday, December 12! Chinook transportation contractor for schools in the city, Rilling Bus, held a colouring contest with K-5 students in the city schools. Students could submit their colouring page of a bus for a chance...

Video - Central Cluster Mannequin Challenge

December 02, 2016
​ Central Cluster principals and coordinators participated in the mannequin challenge at their meetings this week... check out their video below. We're still waiting on videos from the NES (North-East-South) and West clusters!​ *If the video doesn't appear below, try viewing in Chrome browser, or find it on our Facebook page​
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Add your voice! Education belongs to community

November 30, 2016
You may be aware that the Government of Saskatchewan is considering changes in education, including amalgamating school divisions and replacing our locally elected school boards with government appointed boards. 
The Chinook Board of Education is concerned about these possible changes and the impact on our communities and schools....

2017-2018 School Calendar Vote

November 14, 2016
​ The Chinook Calendar Committee has developed two calendar options for the 2017-2018 school year. This year all Chinook employees and parent stakeholders may choose their preferred calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Our Division practice has always been for a committee to create calendar options for our staff to consider....

Directions Newsletter - November 2016​​​​​​

November 08, 2016
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the November 7, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Chinook Introduces New Trustees at Organizational Meeting

November 07, 2016
​ Chinook School Division held their annual Organizational Meeting and Elections on November 7, 2016, with five new Trustees introduced for four subdivisions: Kimberl​y Pridmore elected in Subdivision 5 – Consul, Maple Creek; Shannon Armstrong elected in Subdivision 6 - Shaunavon, Eastend, Frontier; ​​​Susan Mouland​ elected in Subdivision 7 - Vanguard,...

Election 2016 Results - Chinook Board of Education

October 26, 2016
​ Congratulations to the elected trustees for the Chinook School Division Board of Education: ​ Sub-division 1:  Shane Andrus (acclamation)
Sub-division 2:
Larry Caswell (acclamation)
Sub-division 3:
Tim Weinbender (acclamation)
Sub-division 4:
Bernie Ford (elected)  279
Katelyn Toney  195
Sub-division 5:
Kimberley Pridmore* (elected)...

It’s inFLUenza season – get vaccinated!

October 20, 2016
​ Influenza is a contagious viral disease of the respiratory system. Influenza is spread by coughing, sneezing or direct contact with the viruses in nasal and throat secretions. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever and chills, a cough, muscle aches, a headache, fatigue, and a runny or stuffy nose.   In...

Partners Sign New VTRA Community Protocol Agreement

October 14, 2016
​ On October 13, 2016, Chinook joined our partners to sign the new Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Community Protocol agreement for Southwest Saskatchewan. Partners included Chinook School Division, Cypress Health Region, Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and new partner Great Plains College....

Directions Newsletter - October 2016

October 13, 2016
​   The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the October 11, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  Directions Newsletter October 2016​​​​​

CANCELLED: SCC New Members & Chairs Workshop

October 06, 2016
​ IMPORTANT NOTICE for Chinook School Community Council members
Thursday October 6, 2016 - Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, the New Members and SCC Chairs Workshop sponsored by the Board of Education at the Days Inn in Swift Current this evening has been cancelled. Considering the unpredictable...

SCC Engagement & Alignment Plans Due October 31

October 03, 2016
​ Attention School Community Council chairs and members:
The 2016-2017 SCC Engagement and Alignment Plans are due Monday, October 31, 2016. Please email your SCC's completed plan to mharrigan@chinooksd.ca. Feel free to contact Superintendent JP Claire with any questions. The template is available on the Chinook School Division website (under "Schools" -- "School...

Notice of Intent

September 27, 2016
​ Chinook School Division intends to consider the following property: Block A, Plan No. 101613800 Ext 1, R.M. of Excelsior No. 166; as surplus to School Division needs for the purpose of disposition by way of sale. Objections or other representations with respect to the proposed disposition of the site shall...

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL: Sub-divisions 1, 2, 3, and 6

September 26, 2016
​ Whereas a poll is not required pursuant to The Local Government Election Act for the offices of Board Member for Chinook School Division No. 211, Sub-divisions 1, 2, 3, and 6. I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office will take place and that the following...

NOTICE OF POLL: Sub-divisions 4, 5 and 7

September 23, 2016
  A Poll has been granted for the election of Board Member for Chinook School Division No. 211, Sub-divisions 4, 5 and 7. Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 9am-8pm at the polling places listed below.
SUB-DIVISION 4 Carmichael and Gull Lake - RM 109 Office,...

Directions Newsletter - September 2016

September 14, 2016

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the September 12, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle

September 08, 2016

A Free Workshop  (For parents, staff and community partners) Monday, September 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  Walker Place  2150 Walker Street  Swift Current

When children and their parents are in the grips of anxiety and worry, it feels overwhelming and mysterious. Anxiety is a very persistent master; when...

Directions Newsletter - August 2016

August 27, 2016

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the August 22, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  Directions Newsletter August 2016​ ​​​ ​ ...

Call for Nominations: Election 2016

August 22, 2016
​ For Chinook School Division No. 211
Board of Education Members
Election 2016: Nomination forms may be obtained at the Chinook Education Centre, at your local Urban Municipal office, or on the Election page of our website.​
Nominations will be received starting on September 6 and until September 21 at 4:00pm....

City Bussing Letters & Update

August 10, 2016

Attention: Parents/Guardians of City of Swift Current School Bussed Students You should have received a letter in the mail from the Transportation Department indicating your child’s bussing information for the 2016-17 school year.
If you require any changes, please contact fbochek@chinooksd.ca or 306-778-9200 ext. 3281 by AUGUST 15...

Destruction of Documents

July 11, 2016


Public Notice is hereby given that the Chinook School Division No. 211 will be destroying all Student Records, in our possession, for Students Born between 1910–1949 in order to align with our Records Retention and Disposal Guidelines.

This will include all student records from the legacy school divisions, including:
Eastend,...

Congrats to SHSAA Award Winners from SWAC

June 29, 2016
​    Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) recognizes one person from each district with the Service Award. This is presented to someone who provides outstanding leadership and service and the promotion of high school athletics in the District. The recipient this year from the Southwest district (SWAC) was Marc Benjamin...

Directions Newsletter - June 2016

June 22, 2016

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the June 10 and 20, 2016 Board meetings as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Dual credit courses available to high school students seeking health-care careers

June 14, 2016
​ Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering Continuing Care Assistant dual credit courses to Chinook high school students in partnership with the Cypress Health Region
June 15, 2016 – Students enrolled in the Chinook School Division can now enrol in up to four courses that will be recognized as credit towards both...

Chinook Receives Provincial Budget

June 02, 2016

On June 1, the 2016-2017 provincial budget was announced in the legislature with a 0.5% increase in operating funds for the Education sector. Chinook School Division received an overall allocation of $82.44M. This results in a $1.7M decrease in funding, which generates an estimated operational deficit of $3.6M for...

Students Receive Awards from Drug Task Force

May 20, 2016
​   The Swift Current and District Drug Task Force annual  Recognition Luncheon was held on May 19, where three chinook students received awards. Congratulations to Peter, Griffin and Kaitlin ( pictured left to right) , the Chinook Board of Education is very proud of your accomplishments! Peter Gallagher - “Youth Award”...

CAMPS Golf Tournament June 4

May 13, 2016
​ Chinook Alternative Middle Plus School (CAMPS) Fundraising Golf Tournament
It’s back! The CAMPS school Fundraising Golf Tournament on June 4, 2016 at the Saskatchewan Landing Golf Course. We hope that you will join us for another great day of golf and fun!
The CAMPS school is an integrated alternative...

UPDATE: Bus Route Modifications due to SC 2nd Ave Bridge Closure

April 27, 2016
​ Today the City of Swift Current announced that the 2nd Ave overpass will be completely closed for construction starting on Monday, May 2, 2016. This will affect some bus routes for city schools for the remainder of the school year. 
If your child’s bus route time (drop-off or pick-up)...

Career Expo 2016 in Maple Creek & Swift Current

April 20, 2016
​ The Chinook School Division Career Expo 2016 is in Swift Current (SCCHS) Wednesday, September 28 from 8:45am-2:00pm (parents welcome 1-2pm) and in Maple Creek (MCCS) Thursday, September 29 from 9:30am-2:30pm. Senior high school students from around the Division will have the opportunity to attend with their schools. Students will visit display...

Directions Newsletter - April 2016

April 12, 2016
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the April 11, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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Directions Newsletter - March 2016

March 16, 2016

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the March 14, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  Directions Newsletter March 2016​ ...

Chinook School Division Annual Meeting

March 02, 2016
​ Chinook School Division Annual Meeting is on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Chinook Education Centre (2100 Gladstone Street East, Swift Current).
Members of the general public are welcome to attend. 
2014-2015 Annual Report​​
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Completion of École Centennial Included in Education Funding Announcement

February 29, 2016
​ Recently, Education Minister Don Morgan announced that the Government of Saskatchewan will be purchasing 46 new relocatable classrooms across the province, with the classrooms expected to be in place for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
This announcement includes four classrooms for Chinook School Division that will complete...

Chinook School Division Annual Meeting

February 26, 2016
​ The Chinook School Division Annual Meetin g  is on Monday, March 14 , 2016 at 7:00pm at the Chinook Education Centre (2100 Gladstone Street East, Swift Curren t).  Members of the general public are welcome to attend.
2014-2015 Annual Report​ ...

Red Cross Pink Day

February 24, 2016
​ February 24 is Red Cross Pink Day and schools across the Division are wearing pink to promote awareness and support year-round bullying prevention education that is curriculum-linked and evidence-based. Many schools are participating in activities and initiatives throughout the week that promote kindness and focus on changing the culture around bullying and cyber-bulling​.  Check...

Kindergarten Registration (city schools) for 2016-2017

February 23, 2016
​ A common registration night for all Swift Current city schools will be located  at Irwin School on Wednesday, March 9  beginning at 7pm. This includes  Central, École Centennial, Fairview, and Irwin .
T he Chinook School Division is very excited to welcome new kindergarten students and their families for...

Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017

February 19, 2016
​ The Chinook School Division is very excited to welcome new kindergarten students and their families for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. • Kindergarten eligibility is age 5 by December 31, 2016. • Please bring proof of your child's birth date (Birth Certificate) and Sask Health Card. • Please contact your...

Directions Newsletter - February 2016

February 09, 2016


The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the February 8, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  ​Directions Newsletter February 2016​
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Chinook Music Week February 8-12

February 03, 2016

Chinook Music Week provides students and teachers with some wonderful learning experiences in band and elementary music classrooms across the division by bringing in first class performers, educators and clinicians. This year’s week, February 8-12, will focus on band and guitar. “Command Brass”, the RCAF Band’s brass quintet will...

Directions Newsletter - January 2016

January 13, 2016

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the January 11, 2016 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
Directions Newsletter January 2016​​​
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2016-2017 Division Calendar Results

December 16, 2015

The 2016-17 calendar was recommended and voted on by staff, parents and community members through an online survey in November, and has been approved by the Chinook Board of Education. The calendar has been submitted to the Ministry of Education and they will proceed with their approval process as...

Directions Newsletter - December 2015

December 16, 2015

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the December 14, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  Directions Newsletter December 2015​
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Student First Anti-Bullying Youth Forum

November 20, 2015
​ November 15 – 21 was proclaimed as Bullying Awareness Week in Saskatchewan by Education Minister Don Morgan. The theme of this year’s forum is Stand-Up to Bullying: Activating the Bystander. More than 9,000 Saskatchewan students in Grades 6 through 12 will be participating in the province’s largest ever Student First...

City & Area Schools Transportation Notifications Test

November 19, 2015
​ ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS of students who use school bus transportation and attend the following schools IN SWIFT CURRENT AND SURROUNDING AREA: 

École Centennial, Central, Fairview, Irwin, SCCHS, Stewart Valley, Success, Wymark, and Waldeck.

Once again, we are preparing for the event that our school buses may be unable to run for...

Directions Newsletter - November 2015

November 13, 2015

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the November 12, 2015 Board and Organizational meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. 
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2016-2017 School Calendar Vote

November 09, 2015

The Chinook Calendar Committee has developed two calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year. This year ALL Chinook employees and parent stakeholders may vote for their preferred calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Our division practice has always been for a committee to create calendar options for our staff...

Career Expo in Maple Creek & Swift Current

September 21, 2015
​ The Chinook School Division Career Expo 2015 is in Swift Current (SCCHS) Wednesday, September 30 from 8:50am-2:00pm (parents welcome 1-2pm) and in Maple Creek (MCCS) Thursday, October 1 from 9:30am-2:15pm. Senior high school students from around the Division will have the opportunity to attend with their schools. Students will visit display exhibits and participate...

Chinook and Holy Trinity Sign Operational Agreement

September 21, 2015
​ On September 21, 2015, Chinook School Division and Holy Trinity Catholic School Division signed the official Joint-Use School Operation Agreement for the All Saints / École Centennial Joint-Use School. The agreement will form the basis for Holy Trinity and Chinook to efficiently provide their respective Pre-K to Grade 8 programming for eligible...

Subscribe to Your School Calendar!

September 16, 2015
​ Don't miss another important date! 

Did you know you can subscribe to your school calendar so it will show on your Google Calendar, Outlook, email, iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, Android or Windows phone calendar? 

Using the device you want the calendar on, scroll down the home page of your school website to "Calendar of Events" (below Latest News)...

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

September 02, 2015


If you have questions or experience any issues with your child's bus service, please contact: Fay (Chinook Transportation): 306-778-9236 or Email transportation@chinooksd.ca Jennifer (Rilling Bus - city only): 306-773-2735 or Email jenn@rillingbus.com
They may be on the phone with another parent, so please make sure you leave a voicemail...

Provincial Students' Day:

September 01, 2015

Every Day Counts for Students​ SEPTEMBER 1 -- Chinook School Division, along with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and other school boards across the province, is promoting the importance of being prosent and participating at school and this year’s theme is “Be present at school – every day counts”....

Transportation Letters for City Schools

August 18, 2015
​ Transportation letters for schools in the  city  of  Swift Current   ​were mailed out on Monday, August 17. These letters will indicate your child's bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off times for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child will be taking the bus, and you do not receive your letter by...

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

July 24, 2015
​ In addition to the existing policy that Chinook purchases on behalf of all students in our schools, families have the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs...

Directions Newsletter - October 2015

June 24, 2015
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the October 13, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  Directions Newsletter - October 2015  

Chinook Approves 2015-2016 Budget

June 12, 2015
​ Chinook School Division has finalized a budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The planned expenditures will allow Chinook to proceed with key priorities of Math and Literacy in the Division’s strategic plan, as well as the Education Sector Strategic Plan that stems from the province’s growth plan. 
Chinook will...

Directions Newsletter - December 2014

May 25, 2015


The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the December   8 , 2014 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.​​ Directions Newsletter - December 8, 2014 

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2015-2016 School Calendar Options

April 27, 2015
​ The Chinook Calendar Committee has developed two calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year. This year ALL Chinook employees and parent stakeholders may vote for their preferred calendar for the 2015-2016 school year, and community members are welcome to vote as well. Our Division practice has always been for a...

Chinook Featured at SSBA Spring Assembly

April 17, 2015
​ The Chinook School Division was featured at the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) Spring Assembly in Regina this week. Chinook personnel presented information on the Balanced Literacy Initiative, Levelled Literacy Intervention and the leadership of the provincial team with the "Saskatchewan Reads" initiative. Introduced by Chinook Acting Board Chair Larry...

CAMPS Golf Tournament June 6

April 15, 2015
​ Chinook Alternative Middle Plus School (CAMPS) Fundraising Golf Tournament
It’s back! The CAMPS school Fundraising Golf Tournament on June 6, 2015 at the Saskatchewan Landing Golf Course. We hope that you will join us for another great day of golf and fun!
The CAMPS school is an integrated alternative...

Directions Newsletter - April 2015

April 14, 2015
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the April 13, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.​​​​
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Chinook is Recruiting School Bus Drivers

March 31, 2015


Perfect for parents who are at home, part-time/casual workers, retired grandparents, farmers and ranchers.
Great hours! Holidays & weekends off!
• Free training • Medical & licensing expenses reimbursed • Benefit package*   Subs are also needed. Driver’s abstract & criminal record check required. Must have or obtain...

Chinook Receives Provincial Budget

March 19, 2015

On March 18, the 2015-2016 provincial budget was announced in the legislature with a 2.9% increase in operating funds in the Education sector. Chinook School Division received an overall allocation of $84.17M, resulting in a $2.74M increase in operational funding. This funding may be subject to adjustment when actual...

Directions Newsletter - March 2015

March 12, 2015
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports prese nted at the March 9, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.​​​​ Directions Newsletter - March 2015​

Directions Newsletter - February 2015

February 13, 2015

The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the February 9, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.  ​ Directions Newsletter - February 2015​ ...

2015-16 Division Calendar

January 23, 2015
​ The 2015-16 calendar was recommended and voted on by staff, parents and community members through an online survey in December, and has been approved by the Chinook Board of Education. The calendar will be submitted to the Ministry of Education and they will proceed with their approval process after May...

Directions Newsletter - January 2015

January 13, 2015
The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the January 12, 2015 Board meeting as well as other activities that  are taking place in the Division.​​ ​
Directions Newsletter - January 12, 2015​ ​

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Synrevoice "School Connects" Bus Notifications

December 08, 2014

Chinook School Division will begin using the Synrevoice "School Connects" direct parent notification system for transportation communications starting in January 2015 for the following schools:  Ashley Park, Central, École Centennial, Fairview, Irwin, SCCHS, Stewart Valley, Success, Waldeck and Wymark .   Testing for implementation will be happening in the meantime so...

Bus Cancellations

November 14, 2014
​ For bus cancellation notices, you can listen to the local radio station or check SC Online, and check the Chinook Facebook page or Twitter feed. This applies to cancellations in advance (for example: extreme weather).  E nsure your children get on their bus in the morning and have a contingency (back-up transportation/residence) plan in the event...

Directions Newsletter

November 13, 2014
The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the November 12, 2014 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division.​​ Directions Newsletter - November 13, 2014

SWAC Sports Report

November 12, 2014
​ November 30, 2014 It was an exciting weekend of volleyball in Shaunavon and Eastend on Nov. 28/29 when the SHSAA provincial 4A boys volleyball tournament was held!  Ten teams travelled from all over the province to take part.  In fact, teams travelled over 5400 km just to get to the...

Bonneau Wins National Award

October 27, 2014
​ Winning an award and being recognized by one’s peers is always an honor.  On September 27, Monique Bonneau was given such an award. The Canadian  Student Leadership Association held their annual week-long conference in  Kelowna, B.C. last week and during CSLA’s annual general meeting they  recognized Bonneau for her dedication to...

Long Service Award - Chinook Employee

October 27, 2014
​ Chinook bus driver Gary Ford received a special Long Service Recognition award for 47 years from Board Chair Randy Beler at the Chinook School Division Board meeting on October 14th. Gary is a very dedicated employee and has hardly missed a day of work since he started driving at the...

Speak Up Against Bullying

October 09, 2014
Student Online Reporting Tool​: The Government of Saskatchewan has recently released an anti-bullying online reporting tool, a key component in “Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying” (November 2013). The letter below (PDF) provides detailed information about the service. 
In addition to the provinces commitment on this important matter, Chinook...

Directions Newsletter - October 2014

September 11, 2014
​ The Directions Newsletter includes information about Board decisions and reports presented at the October 14 , 2014 Board meeting as well as other activities that are taking place in the Division. ​ Directions Newsletter October 2014

Math and Literacy Success for Chinook Students

August 27, 2014
The results are in for Chinook’s two key priorities of Balanced Literacy and Math Momentum . The initiatives have had a positive impact on learning in the classroom, and students are experiencing significant growth and success in both literacy and math.
The Board has just received reports indicating that in...

September 4 - Transportation Update for City Schools

August 12, 2014
 PARENTS: As you may be aware, the student transportation system within the city of Swift Current has taken on significant changes as a result of Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Chinook School Division merging their routes. In addition, we worked with a new bus service provider over the summer on pick-up points...

Swift Current City Schools Transition Plan Information

July 24, 2014
​ The Chinook Board of Education has determined future plans for schools in the city of Swift Current that will enhance the current structure and reflect the Divisions core values. These include a number of transitions. Please click here for information on the Swift Current city schools Transition Plan.​

Long Service Awards for Chinook Employees

June 25, 2014
Chinook Board Vice Chair Larry Caswell presents a 35 year long service award to Karen Pederson, Principal at Wheatland Colony School.  This year Chinook gave out 78 long service awards to dedicated employees. We appreciate your commitment to Learning for All! ​

Chinook Approves 2014-2015 Budget

June 23, 2014
​ Chinook School Division has finalized a budget for the 2014-2015 school year. The planned expenditures will allow Chinook to proceed with key strateg ic priorities in the areas of Math and Literacy, in addition to initiatives such as the Information Technology (IT) Long Term Strategic Plan currently being implem ented...

Wymark School Centennial Celebration

June 17, 2014
​ Wymark School turns 100 this year! To celebrate this milestone they have planned several Centennial Events, which will culminate with a Centennial Celebration on June 17th at 1:00pm (school) & 6:30pm (community/public). Tickets are $5/each, students participating are FREE. Call the office to reserve tickets. Visit the Wymark School website for info.​...

Provincial Education Sector Strategic Plan Announced

June 05, 2014
​ Education Minister Don Morgan, along with Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) President Janet Foord, announced the historic Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) at the SSBA Spring Assembly.  The ESSP is the first ever province-wide plan to be developed in co-operation with all education sector partners, approved by the 28 school...

Thank You from the Chinook Board of Education

June 05, 2014

Chinook School Division Board would like to officially thank those who helped to control and extinguish the grass fire that occurred on May 1st:

R.M. Of Swift Current Fire Department
City of Swift Current Fire Department
RCMP – City Detachment
RCMP – Rural Detachment
Swift Current EMS
City of Swift Current, Infrastructure & Operations
R.M. Of Swift...

Early Childhood Action Coalition Launches Children's Charter for the Southwest

June 05, 2014

With emphasis on the importance of the early childhood years of development, members of the Early Childhood Action Coalition (ECAC) and Southwest Regional Intersectoral Committee (RIC) are pleased to announce the development and promotion of a 'Children's Charter' . This Charter will serve as a foundational document as the...

Provincial Budget

June 05, 2014
​ Chinook Remains Committed to Priorities
For Release March 24, 2014 On March 19 the 2014-2015 provincial budget was announced in the legislature, with a 3.1% increase in operating funds in the Education sector. The increase included recognition of a significant increase in student numbers in some parts of the province....

Chinook School Division Annual Meeting

June 05, 2014
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm Location: Chinook Education Centre 2100 Gladstone Street East, Swift Current Video Satellite Location: Fox Valley School
There will be a performance by Chinook School Division's   Prairie West Band at the start of the evening. 

Student First Online Engagement Tool Launched

June 05, 2014
​ Released on February 28, 2014 by the Ministry of Education   Today, the Government of Saskatchewan launched the Student First online engagement tool to assist in collecting input and feedback on the education sector in Saskatchewan.  The tool, which is available to the public, includes the opportunity to provide...

Kindergarten Registration

June 05, 2014
​ For all Chinook Schools
March 10-14, 2014 Kindergarten eligibility is age 5 by December 31, 2014. Please bring proof of your child's birth date (Birth Certificate or Sask Health Card). Specific Dates for Registration Nights at Schools
*Dates will be added as they are submitted by schools, please...

French Immersion Information Night

June 05, 2014
​Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
, 7:00pm
 at École Oman School (520 – 6th Ave SE, Swift Current) For parents who are considering the French Immersion program at École Centennial School for their son or daughter who will be entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in fall 2014. This is an informal...

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

June 05, 2014
​ "Pioneering the Future" This year, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is being celebrated from February 9 to 15. The theme is "Pioneering the Future" to highlight the pioneering aspect of teaching. The Chinook School Division Board would like to acknowledge and thank Chinook staff for their caring service and dedication to our...

French Second Language Education Week

June 04, 2014
​French Second Language Education Week | Semaine de l'enseignement du français langue seconde
"French - a gift for life" | "Le français – un cadeau pour la vie" Click here for the poster (PDF)   ...

Chinook Board Completes Review of the City Core Schools

June 04, 2014
Click here for Swift Current Schools information page The Chinook School Division Board of Education would like to express appreciation to all participants including citizens, parents, Chinook staff and teachers for providing valued feedback regarding the core schools in Swift Current. Feedback for Board consideration was received from the...

SWIFT CURRENT SCHOOLS INFORMATION

June 04, 2014
New  School Attendance Catchment Area MAP  for the city's north side schools There is a Transition Plan (link below) in place and it is important that families have the correct attendance and transportation information for their children. Please contact your school principal or email us if you...

Hub Program Launches in Southwest

June 04, 2014
​ The Southwest Regional Intersectoral Committee (RIC) is launching a regional Hub program that works within the Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime (BPRC) approach to crime reduction, community safety and wellness. Saskatchewan's first Hub program, established in Prince Albert, has been an incentive because it has contributed to an overall reduction...

Chinook Board of Education Receives Premier's Award

June 04, 2014
​ MEDIA RELEASE
November 13, 2013
For Immediate Release On Tuesday, November 12, the Chinook Board of Education received the annual Premier's Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence at the Saskatchewan School Boards Association's Fall General Assembly. The Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Education, presented the award on behalf of...

Education Week

June 04, 2014
​ Education Week:  October 20-26, 2013  |  du 20 au 26 octobre 2013
"Supporting and Celebrating Success" |  "Soutenons et célébrons ensemble la réussite" 

Education week provides an opportunity to celebrate student success and recognize the dedication and commitment of education professionals across the province. 
La Semaine de l’éducation donne l’occasion de...

Important Notice to Chinook School Families and Communities

June 04, 2014
​ Update - Thursday, October 10, 2013 Edmonton Police Service have confirmed that the high-risk sex offender Michael Stanley has been located in the U.S. As always Chinook schools will continue to keep student safety at the forefront, but at this time the heightened alert measures will be relaxed.  International Walk to...

Swift Current Core Schools Request for Feedback

June 04, 2014
​ REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK : Parents, staff and community members are invited to continue to submit feedback as part of the Swift Current Core Schools consultation until December 4 , including key considerations and questions for the Board. Please email communications@chinooksd.ca . If you are unable to email, please call...

Director of Education Message

June 04, 2014
​ Here we go again as a new school year has quickly arrived! I am sure most of you are organized and ready to go, but in our household it has been a mad rush to get school supplies, clothes and teenage sleeping patterns all in order!! All of us at...

Back to School September 3!

June 04, 2014
​Families who have moved to a community within Chinook School Division, or a new attendance area within Swift Current are asked to register at their local school on Thursday, AUGUST 29 between 10:00am and 2:00pm . School information may be found in the Chinook Schools contact section . For information, please...

Chinook Approves 2013-2014 Budget

June 04, 2014
​ Chinook School Division has achieved a balanced budget within the approved provincial funding for the 2013-2014 school year. The planned expenditures will allow Chinook to proceed with key strategic priorities in the areas of Math and Literacy. The work on the École Centennial joint school project with Holy Trinity School...

Chinook Embraces the Lean Philosophy

June 04, 2014
​The Government of Saskatchewan is working toward establishing a culture of Lean in the workplace in order to continuously improve its service delivery to stakeholders. Ministries, including Education, were encouraged to introduce new Lean events in the year ahead as well as participate in ongoing training and sharing of information. School...

Provincial Budget: Chinook Remains Committed to Priorities

June 04, 2014
​On March 20 the 2013-2014 provincial budget was announced in the legislature, with a 3.1% increase in operating funds in the Education sector in recognition of the significant increase in student enrolments across the province. However, for Chinook School Division there was no overall increase in funding, and after further analysis...

2013-2014 School Calendar Update

June 04, 2014
​Chinook School Division recently proposed a new 2013-2014 calendar option that was submitted for Ministry approval. The 2013-2014 calendar included modifications in holidays and school breaks in an effort to comply with the recent changes in the Education Act by the Government of Saskatchewan. For background please refer to Changes in 2013-2014...

Chinook School Division Annual Meeting

June 04, 2014
​Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00pm Location: Chinook Education Centre
2100 Gladstone Street East, Swift Current Video Satellite Location: Burstall School

All-Weather Track for the Southwest Region

June 04, 2014
​The City of Swift Current and Chinook School Division have approved an all-weather track that will be located at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School. The partners have agreed to equally share costs of developing and maintaining the new 8 lane all-weather synthetic surface track with related field amenities, as users...

French Immersion Information Night

June 04, 2014
​ Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm Place: École Oman Elementary School 520 – 6th Ave SE, Swift Current We invite parents who are considering the French Immersion program for their son or daughter and are ready to commence Kindergarten this fall and to parents who may wish to...

Chinook Music Week

June 04, 2014
​ February 10-16, 2013
This past weekend, members of the Comp Choral and Jazz programs took part in the annual Rotary Jazz Retreat in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. Brent Ghiglione, director of bands/conducting at the University of Regina and John Trepp (one of Canada's top choral conductors) spent the weekend working with...

Kindergarten Registration for All Chinook Schools

June 04, 2014
​The Chinook School Division is very excited to welcome new kindergarten students and their families to its schools for the upcoming school year. Registration will be held at all Chinook Schools during the week of March 11-15, 2013 . Please contact your local school for registration dates.

Registration will be held at...

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

June 04, 2014
​ February 10-16, 2013 "Inspiring Success" The Chinook School Division Board would like to acknowledge and thank Chinook staff for their caring service and dedication to our students, schools, families and communities. We appreciate that Chinook staff work hard to foster a positive learning environment for all students. It is essential...

Celebrate French Education Week!

June 04, 2014
​ Hey families, French Education week is February 4 - 8!
This year's theme is: French: an open door to the world / Le français, une porte ouverte sur le monde. École Oman School has a lot to celebrate; all of our students are learning French whether they are taking...

Changes in 2013-2014 School Calendar

June 04, 2014
​Recently, there were a number of changes made to the Education Act by the Government of Saskatchewan. In order to comply with these changes, the operations of schools will experience some modifications. One of the changes has provided the Chinook Board the opportunity to offer new options in the calendar for...

Happy Holidays from Chinook!

June 04, 2014
​The last day of classes for Chinook schools is Friday, December 21 and students are back to school on Thursday, January 3.
Watch the Chinook Holiday Video Message from Director Liam Choo-Foo.  ...

Chinook Introduces New Trustees at Organizational Meeting

June 04, 2014
​ Chinook School Division held their annual Organizational Meeting and Elections on November 5, 2012, with new Trustees introduced for 3 Subdivisions: Elaine Anderson, elected to Subdivision 6 - Shaunavon, Eastend, Frontier; Shane Andrus, elected to Subdivision 1 - Leader, Burstall, Fox Valley; and Shauna Wright, acclaimed to Subdivision 7 -...

Premier Breaks Ground for Joint-Use Schools

June 04, 2014
  Premier Breaks Ground for Joint-Use Schools as part of Swift Current Integrated Facility October 18, 2012 - Today Premier Brad Wall, Education Minister Russ Marchuk, students, dignitaries and representatives from the Chinook and Holy Trinity School Divisions gathered to break ground for École Centennial and All Saints schools; a $51...

Tender Approved for New Joint School

June 04, 2014
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Chinook School Division received notice from the Ministry of Education that the successful tender by Westridge Construction Ltd. has been officially approved. Site preparation is well under way and it is expected that the general contractor will be on site within the next few weeks....

Director of Education Message

June 04, 2014
Welcome back to an exciting school year in Chinook! I hope you were able to enjoy the fantastic weather over the summer. My wife, Val and our three kids: Kennedy (13), Brooklyn (10), and Connor (7) all had enough time to get on one another's nerves…so we were REALLY looking forward...

School Board Election Notices

June 04, 2014
​ Chinook School Division No. 211 Board of Education Members Go to Election 2012 for the Nomination Update, which lists candidates that have submitted their nominations.   NOTICE OF POLL: Sub-division 6 A Poll has been granted for the election of Board Member for Chinook School Division No. 211, Sub-division 6. Voting will take...

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