News

Rosalind Best appointed Conklin Community School Principal

Posted on: Jun 27 2019

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rosalind Best as Conklin Community School Principal. Rosalind, who has been teaching at Father Perin School in Janvier since…

2017

Conklin students learn how to make healthy snacks…

Posted on: Nov 29 2017

What an awesome day for grade 4-6 students at Conklin Community School! The school welcomed FoodImpact to educate students on making healthy snacks. Food Impact believes that healthier communities…

APPLE Schools event at Conklin Community School

Posted on: Nov 8 2017

You're invited to an APPLE Schools event on November 13th! Our special guest from Food Impact will be visiting the school. She will be hosting workshops with each class on nutrition, healthy snacks as…

Wesley Silliker appointed as Conklin Community School…

Posted on: Aug 8 2017

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wesley Silliker as Conklin Community School Principal. Wesley spent the past two years as vice-principal and acting principal…

School Councils and YOU!

Posted on: Jun 5 2017

Conklin Community School will be hosting an important informational meeting on the new corporate school board and its structure and function as well as the new local school councils on JUNE 12th @ 3 p.m.…

Conklin students attend Mighty Peace Day and ME to…

Posted on: May 23 2017

Here are the highlights from the Conklin Kids Do Care Club's Mighty Peace Day experience May 2nd in Grande Prairie!  The students were polite, responsible and model students collecting compliments for…

March 13th Newsletter

Posted on: Mar 14 2017

Check out the latest about: Upcoming Spirit Week activities Report Card Info Parent Teacher and Student-led Conferences Swimming and so much more via the Mar.13/17

Spirit Week is Coming!

Posted on: Mar 8 2017

Spirit Week is Coming! Next week- from March 13-16 the students and staff will enjoy Spirit Week- a chance for everyone to participate in some fun activities at the school. The line-up includes: Monday,…

March 6th Newsletter Jam Packed!

Posted on: Mar 8 2017

Check out the latest events and celebrations happening at the school: Spirit Week March 13-16 Congrats to our AMA Run Club members who ran the most laps in February Report Card Dates Parent teacher and…

Conklin students earn 1st place in Mathletics Aboriginal…

Posted on: Mar 6 2017

Congratulation to Conklin Community School students for earning 1st place in the Mathletics Aboriginal Student Competition! From February 6th - 27th, Conklin students competed against hundreds of schools…

Green Eyed Monster Up and Growing at Conklin

Posted on: Mar 1 2017

We now have our Tower Garden up and running in the school library. Mr. Johnson chose ‘The Green Monster’ as the name for our tower.  The grade 6/7/8/9 class named the Tower Garden.  It is not too…

February 28th Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: Feb 28 2017

Catch the latest news and activities at the school re: Ra Ra Winners Pink Day Activities Energize The Green Monster formerly known as the Tower Garden Feb 28/17

100th Day of School... Yeah!!

Posted on: Feb 23 2017

The primary classes celebrated the 100th Day of School on Feb. 24th...They counted, read, wrote, made and ate 100s of many things!

Pink Day at Conklin Community School

Posted on: Feb 22 2017

We were certainly in the pink this morning at the school as students, staff and teachers dawned their new pink t-shirts in order to support building awareness against bullying with the Pink Shirt Campaign.…

February 21st Newsletter Now Ready to Read!

Posted on: Feb 21 2017

The latest newsletter is now available to read... check out all the news and happenings at Conklin School this week including: Pink Day Project Keep Straight Conkfit Scrabble Club Wednesdays 100th Day…

Superintendent Shares in Early Valentine's Day Celebrations…

Posted on: Feb 10 2017

The Superintendent of Northland School Division- Mr. Atkinson- popped by our school on Friday, February 10/17, taking part in our classes, their Valentine's Day parties and joining the grade 3/4/5/6 class…

Conklin Competes in Aboriginal Mathletics Competition

Posted on: Feb 6 2017

And we are off! The students began competing this week in the Aboriginal Students Mathletics Competition. Students were given passwords and access codes so that they can compete even while they are enjoying…

Conklin Challenges Conkfit!

Posted on: Feb 6 2017

During Tuesday and Thursday recess breaks students will have the option of taking part in a CONKFIT class (our version of CrossFit Kids). It will be 15 minutes of high intensity training for the brave…

Conklin Kids Do Care Club Will Participate in Mighty…

Posted on: Feb 3 2017

The Conklin Kids Do Care Club have been pitching in around the school, the community, the region as well as the province, country and globe since 2014. Some of the projects that they have either brought…

Tower Garden Arrives in Conklin

Posted on: Feb 1 2017

On Monday thanks to Mrs O'Neil and Mr.Turpin the school launched it's first ever Tower Garden! Students were also given their own mini gardens to take home and nurture and grow while our Tower Garden…

Family Literacy Day Fun!

Posted on: Jan 27 2017

Mmm...mmm....good! Thanks to the people who participated in the chili vrs stew cookoff at the school. Congratulations to Joanne Clark and to the grade 6789 class who won in the student category. The afternoon…

After School Clubs Abound!

Posted on: Jan 16 2017

The Conklin Community School will be offering some After School Clubs this month: Cribbage will be held on Mondays.   Scrabble will be held on Wednesday after school. On Thursday there will be floor…

ENERGIZE OIL COUNTRY CHALLENGE BEGINS!

Posted on: Jan 13 2017

  As part of our APPLE Schools initiative, Conklin Community School has signed up to participate in the Energize Oil Country Challenge to  participate in 60 minutes or more of activity every day for…

2nd Annual Cook-off and Family Literacy Day Approaches

Posted on: Jan 11 2017

Mark on your calendars and get your slow cookers ready! January 27th- Family Literacy Day and our 2nd annualChili vrs Stew Cook-off as well as board games, crib, shimmy and book buddies with guest judges…

Northland School Division Community Engagement Discussions

Posted on: Jan 5 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.…

2016

Christmas Concert Fun!

Posted on: Dec 20 2016

Showcases began at 4:30 with the k-3 class and their nativity play followed by some seasonal dances by the grade 4-6 class and wrapping up the concert with skits created by the grade 6-9 class. The Conklin…

Reggie Leach Visits

Posted on: Nov 30 2016

Conklin Community School was thrilled to have a presentation from former NHL superstar Reggie Leach on Tuesday, November 29th.  He visited with all the classes and shared tips on setting life goals as…

Conklin Community School celebrates Métis Week

Posted on: Nov 20 2016

Conklin Community School organized a number of events to celebrate Métis Week! They introduced a new award entitled the Order of the Sash which recognizes students for displaying the best citizenship…

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Mass

Posted on: Nov 14 2016

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended our Remembrance Day Assembly which was held on November 10th at the school.  We were blessed to have on hand Father Augustine from St John the Baptiste…

Conklin students achieve success in the Canada-wide…

Posted on: Nov 10 2016

Congratulations Conklin Community School students! The school placed 12th overall in the Canada-wide Mathletics Maple Leaf Challenge! The competition sees students tackle curriculum based math questions…

Last Newsletter for October Now Ready

Posted on: Oct 31 2016

Check out the latest news and events at the school including: after-school events like basketball and Scrabble Report Cards coming soon Parent-Teacher Interviews  Remembrance Day Assembly and Mass plus…

October 24th Newsletter Ready for You!

Posted on: Oct 24 2016

Check out the latest news at our school as so much is coming up in the next couple of weeks including: Dental Screening Halloween safety Presentation After-school floor hockey and Scrabble Reggie Leach…

Remembrance Day Ceremony and Mass at the School-10:30

Posted on: Oct 23 2016

October 17th Newsletter Ready for you!

Posted on: Oct 18 2016

Get it while it is still hot! The latest info for you including: PD Friday- no school for students- Oct.21st After school sports Congrats to Students with great attendance Thanks to Mr. Turpin Looking…

October 10th Newsletter Ready for you!

Posted on: Oct 11 2016

Check out the latest info from the school re: Thanks to Cenovus for the Fest! Fire Prevention Week Approaches Dental Forms now needed After school sports and  much much more via Oct.10/16

October 3rd Newsletter Ready for you!

Posted on: Oct 4 2016

Check out the latest for info re  Fall Fest Conklin Kids DO Care Club Food Drive After school activities Dental Forms now out via the newsletter dating: Oct.3/16

September 26th Newsletter is Ready for You!

Posted on: Sep 26 2016

September 26th Newsletter is ready for you! Check out the latest happenings at the school including- After school sports Orange Day- this Friday! Fall literacy Fest and more via September 26/16

September 19th Newsletter Now Available

Posted on: Sep 19 2016

Check out the latest news from the school including: upcoming International Peace day events at the school After school sports  Orange Day- September 30th and so much more via Sept19/16

2nd Newsletter Released

Posted on: Sep 12 2016

Check out the latest news at our school including reminders about: Our new Superintendent's visit to the school after school sports  Early dismissal on Friday at 12:30 and much much more via Sept12/16…

New Superintendent to Visit Conklin Community School-…

Posted on: Sep 9 2016

Our new School District Superintendent, Gord Atkinson will be at Conklin Community School at the end of the day on Tuesday, September 13/16.   Mr Atkinson will kick off his visit by reading to the…

Very 1st Newsletter of the Year Released

Posted on: Sep 6 2016

Check out the very first newsletter of the 2016-2017 school year: Included: New staff at Conklin Registration forms are now due by all students- returning or new After school activities Monthly Calendar…

New Faces at Conklin Community School

Posted on: Sep 2 2016

As we gear up for the 2016-2017 school year, we want to give a huge hearty welcome to Mr. Cal Johnson as administrator as well as to the new teaching staff that will be joining the school.   Mrs. Andrea…

New Principal at Conklin Community School

Posted on: Jul 8 2016

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cal Johnson as Principal of Conklin Community School. Born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Mr. Johnson is excited to…

Conklin Community School welcomes students from Father…

Posted on: Jun 22 2016

Conklin Community School welcomed over a dozen students from Father R. Perin School (Janvier) on Monday, June 13. Father R. Perin School is closed for the remainder of the school due damages caused by…

Students experience Hand Games on Aboriginal Day

Posted on: Jun 22 2016

Conklin Community School students developed a deeper understanding about Traditional Hands Games on Aboriginal Day. Hand Games involve hiding and guessing objects through using elaborate hand signals,…

June 9/16 Newsletter Available

Posted on: Jun 13 2016

The latest newsletter is in circulation! For the latest info re: Our trip to Batoche, bats, Janvier coming to Conklin and so much more,  Check out June 9/16

Bound for Batoche!

Posted on: May 30 2016

Yeah... it has finally come... today our school left for Batoche!  The entire K-9 classes left this morning for Saskatchewan- bound for a trek through our rich and diverse Métis heritage as the school…

Batoshe Bound Newsletter

Posted on: May 26 2016

Check out the very latest details about our trip plus much more via May 27/16 

Thanks for Attending

Posted on: Mar 27 2016

Our latest newsletter is hot off the press with reminders: Spring Break Construction zone Attendance via March 24/16

Parent-Teacher/ Student-led Interview Reminder

Posted on: Mar 23 2016

Come to the school to celebrate all the successes that our students have made throughout this semester. Plus please remember to  pass in swim forms, FOIP privacy forms as well as sign up for REMIND.…

Happy St. Patrick's Day Newsletter

Posted on: Mar 17 2016

The latest newsletter is now available with info re:  FOIP forms Remind text alerts...sign up NOW! Swimming Reading March 17/16

2nd Annual Spelling Bee Annouced

Posted on: Mar 12 2016

Conklin Kids Poems Selected

Posted on: Mar 9 2016

Results just in!  The judging panel of Words in Motion which is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry across Wood Buffalo has released great news for 3 students in the…

Sienna Quintal- This year's Ra Ra Winner

Posted on: Mar 7 2016

Sienna Quintal was honored at the Ra Ra Awards Saturday night at Shell Place.  According to her nomination, she is an enthusiastic student who embraces school and life… she is excited about learning…

February 26th Newsletter Released

Posted on: Feb 26 2016

Check out the latest: Thanks to everyone who attended the Mission and Vision supper meeting on Tuesday Ways to stay connected with the school Position now available at the school Mrs. Kaziuk will be acting…

Conklin Kids Stand Tall Against Bullying

Posted on: Feb 24 2016

A group of students at the school along with members of the Conklin Kids DO Care Club sport pink t-shirts in support of the nation wide campaign against bullying. 

Voice and Vision Meeting Newsletters

Posted on: Feb 23 2016

Just a couple of reminders about having your voice heard and sharing your thoughts about our school's mission and vision statements at our school community meeting this week.  For more info see: Feb19/16…

Celebrate Learning- February 3rd Newsletter Released

Posted on: Feb 7 2016

Find out: who had the best attendance who won the Hi 5 Awards in each class who will remember the 5 expectations when Ms. Pam will be by with the surveys when Valentines events are taking place  which…

January 28/16 Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

Posted on: Jan 29 2016

Check out: winners of our first ever Cook-Off Competition gratitude to Cenovus for pitching in with Family Literacy Night reminders about following the Hi 5s of Conklin School so that you can achieve…

Reminders...

Posted on: Jan 26 2016

Family Literacy Event tomorrow Principal's Evaluation Accountability Pillars and parent surveys Dress warmly for cool weather See the current Reminder Bulletin for more Reminders...

Cook-off Competition Reminders

Posted on: Jan 22 2016

For those enterring our Conklin Cook-off, please check out the rules: Rules to Conklin Cook-Off

January 21/16 Bulletin

Posted on: Jan 22 2016

Check out the latest reminders re.: Conklin Cook-off Challenge Appropriate clothing for cold winter weather Energize yourself over the long weekend... the challenge continues! Mark Tuesday February 23 …

Words in Motion Poetry Contest

Posted on: Jan 21 2016

Words in Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo region. Whether you are a student, a professional writer or…

Cook-Off Challenge Announced

Posted on: Jan 15 2016

Reading is important. It is, in our opinion, the most important skill to have to survive and be successful in today’s world. You have to read for work. You have to read to buy items online. You have…

January 7/16 Newsletter

Posted on: Jan 7 2016

Welcome to 2016... we are off to an exciting start to the new year so check out the latest newsletter online as it will feature info about: Miss Olivia Loccisano our Beaver Volunteer will be starting…

2015

December Newsletter

Posted on: Dec 14 2015

Check out the December newsletter: Miss Betty Moses is completing her educational assistance practicum with the grade 4/5/6 class Quest Theatre is here... children are prepping for Wednesday night's concert…

Sinterklaas Sends Greetings to the Gr.4/5/6 Class

Posted on: Dec 9 2015

Sinterklaas sends special greetings to the grade 4/5/6 class at Conklin Commuinity School today. Yesterday Ms. Reck received a special box in the mail which arrived from The Netherlands where Ms. Reck…

Students Honour Louis Riel during Métis Week 2015

Posted on: Nov 16 2015

In honor of Métis Week, some classes accessed books in the FNMI section of our library.  Others created beautiful collages in the style of the Métis flag; others accessed Internet sites that showcased…

Highest Division Attendance Award

Posted on: Nov 9 2015

Conklin Community School are champions when it comes to student attendance! The school achieved the highest student attendance (93%) for Northland School Division (NSD) during the 2014-2015 school year.…

Family Literacy Month in Conklin

Posted on: Oct 26 2015

The Wood Buffalo Library in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray sponsored two authors to visit Conklin Community School.  Jacqueline Guest is a celebrated Canadian youth and children’s…

Harvest Literacy Fest

Posted on: Oct 14 2015

Conklin Community School hosted a Harvest Literacy Fest in partnership with Cenovus Energy on Wednesday, October 7th. The festival started with a turkey feast for students, parents, elders and community…

Harvest Feast

Posted on: Sep 25 2015

Conklin Community School is set to host its second Harvest Literacy Feast at the school. Events will commence at noon on October 7, 2015 as students, their family and staff gather in the school auditorium…

Attendance Counted! BBQ Celebration Well-Attended!

Posted on: Sep 4 2015

Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers and the community for an outstanding year of attendance.  Last night- September 3rd- the school community gathered at the school to honour the students…

New Gr.7/8/9 Teacher Joins our School Community!

Posted on: Aug 28 2015

Paul Ricketts of Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador has joined our team and is excited to be in Conklin!

New Principal

Posted on: Jul 13 2015

Conklin Community School is pleased to welcome Christopher Carson as its new Principal. Christopher, who is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Posted 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…

Moose Hide Tanning Week

Posted on: Jun 5 2015

Students at Conklin Community School experienced the true sense of experiential learning recently. They gathered knowledge about traditional moose hide tanning. With assistance from Cultural Adviser Herman…

Northland Games 2015

Posted 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…

Summer Reading Program

Posted on: May 19 2015

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Cree Class

Posted on: May 12 2015

Cree class students had the opportunity to experience hands on learning working with clay and developing beautiful art pottery pots. Students were able to target Cree vocabulary phrases describing their…

Student Vote at Conklin Community School Update

Posted on: May 8 2015

The Conklin Kids DO Care Club were busy Monday, May 4th running the Student Vote at Conklin Community School as members of the school community took part in the provincial election by voting for a candidate…

Hats On! For Mental Health

Posted on: May 6 2015

Conklin Community School students participated in Hats On! For Mental Health today! Schools across the province took part in this event to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health. …

Student Vote at Conklin Community School

Posted on: May 4 2015

Students will be participating in Student Vote today to see which party will be elected. Student Vote is an election program for students under the voting age that coincides with the provincial election.…

Earth Day 2015

Posted on: May 4 2015

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as students and staff paid tribute to Mother Earth through activities such as a school yard cleanup, pledge-writing, environmental photography, book buddies and bubbleology. …

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted 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…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge…

Posted 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…

Regional Science Fair 2015

Posted 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.…

1st Annual Conklin Community School Spelling Bee

Posted on: Apr 14 2015

It was an exciting first Spelling Bee at Conklin Community School as contestants competed in the school’s first ever Spelling Bee. Members of the Club committed in January and attended weekly spelling…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

Posted 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…

Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards

Posted on: Mar 25 2015

It was a night to remember for five Northland School Division students at the 27th Annual Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards (RARA). These awards are given out to Aboriginal residents that have made…

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Posted 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,…

Photography Contest

Posted 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…

Posted 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…

Have your say in Education

Posted on: Feb 17 2015

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Conklin Community School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February…

Regional Spelling Bee 2015

Posted on: Feb 2 2015

Students are busy preparing for the Regional Spelling Bee which will be coming up at St. Theresa School in Wabasca-Desmarais on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Learn more in the Regional Spelling Bee 2015 Newsletter. …

TLC Family Literacy Day

Posted on: Jan 28 2015

There was much care shown during the Conklin Kids Do Care Club and the grade.3/4/5 TLC Family Literacy Day Event at Conklin Community School.  The students gathered in the library in their p-jammies…

Family Literacy Day

Posted on: Jan 26 2015

The Conklin Kids Do Care Club and grade 4/5/6 students are hosting a Family Literacy event in appreciation of the Conklin Community School library starting at 9AM! Students, parents and community…

2014

Remembrance Day Assembly and Peace Fest at Conklin…

Posted on: Nov 19 2014

A literacy fest for the ages at Conklin Community School!Conklin staff, students, parents and community members in partnership with Cenovus Energy organized Peace Fest 2014. The November 10th festival…