In June 1982, Martin McKay, the first chief of the newly formed Sachigo Lake First Nation, and one of the founders of the Windigo First Nations Council, said goodbye to his wife, Margaret, and went out for an evening boat ride. He never came back. Somehow, Martin drowned in the lake that evening leaving behind Margaret and 4 young sons.
Six very excited KiHS students are preparing to attend the York University Engineering and Science Olympics on Tuesday May 6 of this year. These KiHS students have been chosen as representatives from First Nations schools in Remote First Nations communities in Ontario. They will leave their communities and fly to Toronto on May 3rd and back again on May 7th. They are busily preparing their strategies for competing with 70 other high school teams from all across Ontario. This is a great opportunity and a great honour for these students!
KiHS staff participated in the Kekeenamawkayo 2008 Education Conference in Winnipeg from February 19th to 21st. The conference was an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in education as well as a time to take participate in and take away some valuable skills that can be transferred readily into the classroom.
KiHS Secretary Job Opportunity
Starting Date: Dec 4, 2006
Job Description and List of Duties - 2006/2007
The role of the KiHS Secretary is to help manage the day to day activities that occur in the KiHS program. The secretary will manage the communication that goes on within the KiHS program and make sure that those who need to be informed of what is happening are.
He/she will manage the data entry of the program and make sure that such is collected and organized timely to make the program run as per schedule. The secretary will ensure that the report cards are ready and printed at the middle and end of each term.
The secretary will also keep the office organized with respect to mail and supplies and help create and maintain a professional and confidential work environment.
The main duties of the KiHS Secretary are:
Please email or fax resumes and cover letter to:
Attention: Darrin Potter (KiHS Principal)
Fax: 807 735 3392
Students in twelve First Nations are being offered a choice. Now students are able to stay at home with your family, attend high school, take accredited courses and learn new things online.
From KiHS web site at http://kihs.knet.ca
KiHS Gearing up for 2006/2007 School Year!
On September 5th KiHS will be starting its sixth year of operation. Many changes have occurred over the past 6 years to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of the students being served. This year, there are new courses being added to give students more options to complete their Ontario diploma requirement. KiHS wants to give every opportunity to students in the north to continue towards success in their educational experience.
Online secondary education is taking off all across North America and KiHS has been a leader in developing a model which is working for students in our First Nation communities. KiHS is an online program which allows students to earn valuable secondary credits while remaining in their home community. Many feel this is very important in that it allows for direct community, parental, and cultural involvement at a natural and needed level. Students are earning valuable skills and adding to the rich technical base in their communities and in doing so getting closer to a high school diploma.
KiHS is starting this year in the community of Saugeen First Nation. Students there will now have access to high school programing in their community. Congratulations Saugeen joining the KiHS program.
If you would like any additional information regarding KiHS, please contact me at the administration office in Balmertown (at 1-800-387-3740 ext 1302). KiHS may be just the place you need to help you find a way to complete your credits for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Please continue to check out our website at http://kihs.knet.ca and option sheet for this school year and if there are courses which could work for you, make sure you call for more information.
Langreen hands over keys to Chief Isaac Linklater, for the new KiHS Classroom in North Spirit Lake. North Spirit Lake KiHS has been teaching classes in the building since November 2004. This building was constructed as part of Industry Canada's Aboriginal Smart Communities demonstration program which ended in March 2005.
KiHS Begins Term 1B on Monday, Nov.14, 2005
CGC1P – Geography of Canada
ASM20 – Media Arts
PPZ30 – Health for Life
KiHS is moving into its 6th year of operating! There have been great strides made in the development of the program as it is ever changing to meet the needs of the students enrolled. This year also brings new changes which will add to the delivery and diversity of what our communities need.
1. KiHS is using a new platform this year called Moodle. This allows for much more interaction and possibilities as we deliver online courses.
2. KiHS is offering a selection of three grade 11 courses and a grade 12 English. This will allow students who need that extra couple of core credits a chance to earn their OSSD.
3. The Vice Principal position is being moved to a northern community. Freda Kenny, the KiHS VP will be working out of Keewaywin First Nation.
KiHS is giving students opportunity to earn valuable secondary credits while remaining in their home community. Many feel this is very important in that it allows for direct community, parental, and cultural involvement at a natural and needed level. Students are earning valuable skills and adding to the rich technical base in their communities and in doing so getting closer to a high school diploma.
If you would like to see our line up of courses this year, please visit the link here to see a copy of the application form and option sheet. Maybe KiHS is just the place for you this year to pick up on your educational journey.
If you have any questions, please contact the KiHS office at the numbers provided. KiHS will be starting classes in the partner communities on the 6th of September. Come in a check things out. We will work with your towards your continued success.
Tel Toll-free at 800 387-3740 Ex 51302 or 51298