École J. H. Sissons

Yellowknife Education District No. 1


Phone: (867) 873-3477 Fax: (867) 873-4535

Address: 5700 51A Ave Yellowknife NT X1A 1G7

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Geotechnical Drilling - October 26, 2019

To parents, students, staff and neighbours: Please be advised that Stantec intends to drill three boreholes on the hill...

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La Semaine en Revue - 15 au 18 octobre, 2019

Happy thanksgiving to the Sissons community. Tomorrow, October 15th, classes resume. We have attached our Semaine en Rev...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - October 8, 2019

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, October 8, 2...

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La Semaine en Revue - 6 au 11 octobre, 2019

We have published our Semaine en Revue for the week starting October 7th. The full publication is available here. Thanks...

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Regular Board Meeting: 8-Oct-19

The YK1 Board of Trustees will convene their Regular meeting: Date:  Tues., October 8 Time:  7:00 p.m...

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La Semaine en Revue - 30 septembre au 4 octobre, 2019

Our weekly edition of La Semaine en Revue for September 30th to October 4th has now been published. You can access it fr...


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About Us

Nestled amongst the trees, rocks, and houses lies the growing school of Sissons. École John Howard Sissons is centrally located in this peaceful, small and community-minded city.  École J.H. Sissons school is privileged to accommodate over 347 students in a French Immersion setting from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. In addition, ÉJHS is a member of a larger family of schools within Yellowknife Education District No. 1, or simply YK1, which is the title of the school district. Our graduating students go to École William McDonald for Grade 6 to continue their French Immersion studies, a small middle school which is in walking distance of our school. École J.H. Sissons est un centre d’immersion française qui se situe dans une communauté paisible et dynamique de la centre-ville de Yellowknife. Notre école accueille présentement 347 élèves de la pré-maternelle à la cinquième année. École ÉJHS fait partie de la grande famille des écoles à YK1. 

HOW ÉCOLE J.H.SISSONS SCHOOL GOT ITS NAME

The École J.H. Sissons School is an elementary school which offers the French immersion program to all students. The school is named for former Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories judge, John Howard Sissons. John Howard Sissons, "Jack," was a lawyer and judge. He was born in Orillia, Ontario July 14, 1892, and he died in Edmonton, Alberta 11 July 1969. As first judge of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories (est. 1955), he took "justice to every man's door" by aircraft and dog sled. Sissons practiced law in the Peace River country from 1921 and was Liberal MP for that area 1940-45. He was named a district court judge in southern Alberta in 1946 and was chief judge 1950-55. He traveled 64,000 km in a twice-yearly circuit, holding trials in remote communities. Several of his decisions relating to hunting rights and to native marriage and adoption practices became legal landmarks. His views were not always popular with the bureaucracy, but he became a legend to the native people and was called Ekoktoegee, "the one who listens to things," by the Inuit. He retired in 1966 and wrote his memoirs, Judge of the Far North (1968).


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Our Staff

Administrators
Arts, Graham - Principal
McConomy, Jeff - Assistant Principal
Librarian
Hayotte-Rourke, Sylvie
Support Staff
Jobin, Danika - Social Emotional Learning Support Teacher
Rondeau, Stephanie - Program Support Teacher
Simmons, Rachell - Program Support Teacher
Junior Kindergarten
Elaco, Savanah
Shortt, Jordan
Teachers - Kindergarten
Béland, Jacqueline
Kennedy, Rebecca
Rideout, Kayla
Teachers
Ambury, Emma - Outdoor Inquiry-Based Learning Teacher
Power, Sarah - English Language Arts
Sévigny, Stéphane - Physical Education
Teachers - Elementary
Bourque, Melanie - Grade 1
Séguin, Anne - Grade 1
Boissy, Sophie - Grade 2
Rivet, Brigitte - Grade 2
Cool, Jolyane - Grade 2/3
Kemp, Shannon - Grade 3
Souren, Chrystel - Grade 3/4
Gilbert, Jessica - Grade 4
Rioux, Fabien - Grade 4/5
Boudreau, Heidi - Grade 5

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