Eeyou Education Blog Archives


Festive Fun at the Cree School Board

Things may look a little different this year, but our schools have found many creative ways to have fun and share joy this holiday season. Here are a few things our students are enjoying as we head into the holiday season!

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Looking back on 2020, Cree School Board Hits New Record of High School Graduates

With 2020 coming to an end, it is a time to reflect on the year’s highlights. While dealing with the many challenges COVID brought, it can be easy to lose sight of our accomplishments. However, we must stop and count our blessings since with reflection comes appreciation and drive for a better future.

One of our best highlights of this year was the number of our high school graduates! The 2019-2020 school year had a record-breaking number - with 248 receiving their high school diploma! What a year!

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New vocational programs prepare Eeyou/Eenou for health careers close to home

With plans to hire over 600 new positions in the next five years, capacity building is a significant focus for Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB). To help more Crees qualify for these roles, the Cree School Board’s Sabtuan Adult Education Services is now offering “direct-to-employment” training programs in partnership with CBHSSJB.

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Scenario B in Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou

As a result of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Chibougamau and Chapais (Region 10), beginning tomorrow on Wednesday, November 25 all Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou Elementary and High schools will be following the Scenario B of the pdf CSB Alert System . The chart outlines the necessary changes for everyone’s health and safety. They will be in effect until Friday, December 18 unless Public Health advises otherwise. Please note that all other community schools remain in Scenario A.

Maintaining the safety of our students, employees and communities is our top priority. Thank you for continued collaboration in following all the public health measures for everyone’s protection. For any COVID-19 related questions, we encourage you to visit the COVID Cree Board of Health website or call the public health information line at 1-866-855-2811.

Eeyou Leader Rusty Cheezo laid to rest

The Cree School Board mourns the passing of Rusty Cheezo on October 27, 2020. Rusty was a valued member of Eeyou Istchee, including the Cree School Board. He worked as a School Commissioner for Eastmain (1989-1992 and 1992-1995). At the same time, Cheezo worked as a Vice-Chairperson between his terms (1990-1991 and 1993-1995), and Chairperson (1999-2000) of the Cree School Board.

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The Passing of William Mianscum: Leader, Colleague and Friend

All at the Cree School Board are saddened by the unexpected passing of William Mianscum on October 22, 2020. William was a prominent and dedicated leader in Eeyou Istchee, including at the Cree School Board. Over his decades of service to the CSB, he served as the first CEA for Mistissini, Director of Finance (1998-2003), Deputy Director General, School Commissioner for Mistissini, Chairperson of the Cree School Board (2003-2006), and Director of Human Resources (2007-2008).

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Sneak Preview: Mistissini Adult Learning Centre (MALC)

Mistissini community members have been patiently waiting for the completion of the new Mistissini Adult Learning Centre (MALC). While construction was paused due to COVID-19 measures, it has now resumed – and we’re looking forward to opening the building to the public soon.

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Public Notice: Upcoming School Commissioner Elections for Eastmain, Waswanipi, and Mistissini

Please be advised of the upcoming elections for School Commissioner in the Cree Nations of Eastmain, Mistissini, and Waswanipi.

The nomination period for all three communities runs from Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM to Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM. If you wish to nominate someone, you may download and print the nomination form below.

Download and Print Commissioner Nomination Form

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