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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Joint Communication - Parking

In collaboration with École Alain St.-Cyr, École William McDonald and ourselves, we are posting a reminder to our pare...

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Update - PAC Meeting Tonight (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)

We are making a slight change in plans for this evening's PAC meeting. At the request of our PAC, we will be holding a m...

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Welcome Letter from École William McDonald

Earlier today, Mr. Seabrook and Ms. Jelinski from École William McDonald wrote to our parent community, welcoming us to...

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Cette Semaine à Sissons - le 21 au 25 septembre, 2020

Here's what we have on our school calendar for this week. PAC Meeting Our first PAC meeting of the year will take...

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Extended bus pass sales until September 25, 2020

To all YK1 families: First Transit will be selling more bus passes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from September 16...

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Need a bus pass for winter? Please let us know!

To all YK1 families: Please let us know by Friday, September 18, 2020 if you are planning on purchasing a bus pass fo...


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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

Administrative Assistant & Finance
Reitsma, Laura - Administrative and Finance Assistant
Administrators
Arts, Graham - Principal
McConomy, Jeff - Assistant Principal
Librarian
Hayotte-Rourke, Sylvie
Junior Kindergarten
Dowe, Jordan
Elaco, Savanah
Teachers - Kindergarten
Beland, Jacqueline
Rideout, Kayla
Teachers
Sevigny, Stephane - Physical Education
Bourque, Melanie - Music and English
Downes, Julie - English and CEPA
Teachers - Elementary
Ambury, Emma - Grade 1
Bannister, Jessica - Grade 1
Demers, Gabrielle - Grade 1
Simmons, Rachell - Grade 2
Rioux, Fabien - Grade 2/3
Rondeau, Stephanie - Grade 3
Marianayagam, Jasmine - Grade 3/4
Souren, Chrystel - Grade 4
Cool, Jolyane - Grade 4/5
Boudreau, Heidi - Grade 5
Educational Assistants
Cote-Simard, Marie-Eve
Depot-Bernier, Danika
Radford, Manon
Rosa, Angele
Custodians
Huber, Veronica
Student Services
Cavanagh, Audrey - Program Support Teacher
Jobin, Danika - Program Support Teacher

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