June Newsletter

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Hello Everyone,

June is an exciting and busy month in schools. Classes are winding down and celebrations of accomplishments through the year are abundant. Our extra-curricular continued this year with a large contingent of track and field competitors at provincials in Regina. 10 members of the team placing. Ryan Taylor set a provincial record in the quad events and Jackson Geddes brought home a silver in the 400m. Our bands and choir groups have returned from their trips to Banff and schools in the area. The Spring concert was also held this week highlighting their great work this year. The SRC was able to host Compstock again and what a beautiful day to be outside enjoying the festivities. Compstock first began in 1985 with Ms. Thompson as an SRC advisor and continues to be a highlight of the year with outdoor activities. The SRC raised $161 from the dunk tank for the Food Bank. Great work to the SRC for hosting this great event year after year.

Award banquets are this week with our Junior and Senior Award nights and the IB Banquet. It is wonderful to have these events celebrating academic and extra-curricular achievements. And of course, we end the year with our biggest celebration of the year, graduation! We are so excited to have graduation back in the building. The ceremony begins at 11 am on June 30th. Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful smiles as we celebrate with our graduates and their families.

June is also planning time for the upcoming school year. We are always welcoming new students to register, and any present students should be sure to register or make class changes early to be sure class choices are available.

On that note, I want to wish NBCHS families best wishes as this will be my last newsletter. It has been a privilege and honour to work with the students, staff, and families of NBCHS for the past 21 years. Although I look forward to retirement, there are many things I will miss as well.

Take Care Vikings!

L. Bell-Gatzke

Grad Information 2022

The Grad info note should have come home on Wednesday, June 1st. If you still have a question after reading the note, please ask your child or you can call/email the school.
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NBCHS Track Districts

Vikings did a great job at competing in track & field districts held in Centennial Park on May 26 & 28.



There are many people that have made a donation towards the NBCHS breakfast & lunch programs. NBCHS would like to send a very grateful Thank You to:

Michelle Eisenkirch, Kent Lindgren, Norma Fiddler, Gerald Beland, Jeff Gibson, Cathy Goslin, and Shelley Goodman.

There are many organizations who have gifted NBCHS with donations as well. They include:

Scott Campbell Dodge, SaskTel, Access Communications Children's Fund, Agriculture in the Classroom, FCC Agriculture, Family Pizza North Battleford and the President's Choice Children's Charity.

We appreciate your generosity and are very grateful for your help!

Fun at the Grade 7 & 8 Gymblasts

I would like to thank the grade 8 teachers, Mr. Gibson, and our Administration for supporting the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Gym Blast held in April and May. Students participated in a lively and loud team building afternoon that promoted teamwork and relationships. Bringing students and staff together, with this unique opportunity, is one small step towards re-establishing a positive culture after a couple of challenging years.

Thank you,

Mr. Collin

Counselor's Corner

With finals coming up, here are some tips on how to reduce and deal with test-taking anxiety:
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NBCHS Over Coffee - Episode 11 - Brian Cottini

Following his graduation from Asquith High School, Bryan Cottini found himself right where he wanted to be: in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan with his sights set on becoming an early elementary teacher. Bryan interned in grade 1 and then took on the adventure of heading north to La Loche, SK. where, for the first three years of his teaching career, he tackled a challenging grade 1 teaching assignment.

Today, the Bryan Cottini we know and love has over 30 years teaching experience, including the past 15 years where he has taught at NBCHS. A successful coach and immensely respected Phys. Ed. teacher by both staff and students, Bryan is a model educator with a very natural relational style.

Tune into this episode of NBCHS Over Coffee to find out Bryan’s weapon of choice for playing “war” in the yard with your buddies, the secret to building and sustaining an incredible basketball program, and how experiencing a tragic loss in his early years of teaching eventually brought forward something wonderful and unexpected.


NBCHS Over Coffee - Episode 12 - Lindy Bell-Gatzke

Lindy Bell Gatzke was born and raised on a farm near Baildon, SK, 13km south of Moose Jaw, SK. Her upbringing was a steady diet of horses, horses, and horses along with the occasional free fighter jet/helicopter show courtesy of CFB Moose Jaw, a little west of her farm. Most notable of all, she had the privilege of graduating from the best high school in the city of Moose Jaw (...maybe the world, NO!...except for NBCHS), A.E.Peacock Collegiate!

An avid potter and an experienced world traveler, Lindy possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience to compliment her optimistic personality and her bright sense of humor that we all know and love. As Vice Principal, Lindy uses her firm but genuinely loving approach to student relationships to live out her educational core value of providing a student first environment.

After announcing her retirement earlier this year, Lindy plans to squeal the tires on her Vespa scooter as she rides into that glorious June 30th sunset! Listen in to this episode of NBCHS Over Coffee as Lindy reflects on a full career, highlighting her time at Alexander Junior High, and her transition in 2001 to NBCHS where, prior to becoming Vice Principal in 2017, she served as a grade 9 teacher, Academic Advisor and …Mud Wrestling instructor!


NBCHS Over Coffee - Episode 13 - Shawn Poitras

At Battlefords Union Hospital in North Battleford, SK, Shawn Poitras was given 24 hours to live after being born with severe asthma. After surviving those first crucial hours and beginning his young life in North Battleford, Shawn’s parents moved the family to the higher elevation climate of Calgary, Alberta to help with his Asthma. He stayed until the age of 12, at which point his family moved back to North Battleford. A graduate of NBCHS, Shawn quickly made his mark on the workforce, excelling in his roles and receiving a number of promotions, often at a quick pace.

It doesn’t take long after getting to know Shawn to believe that his life is marked by a core value of hard work. This is a quality that he has lived out on a daily basis over the course of his entire work career, often working multiple jobs tirelessly. Presently, Shawn works at installing flooring in the “off hours” from his custodial role at NBCHS, just to give a sample of how Shawn has operated over the course of his life.

Listen to this episode of NBCHS Over Coffee to get behind the scenes of a fantastic individual who carries out one of the toughest and most essential roles on our staff.


The Gateway to Success Room

NBCHS will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st! There will be activities in the morning followed by a provided lunch for students & staff.

The Indigenous Grad luncheon will be on May 16th during lunch. Don't miss out!

Mrs. MacKeracher

Indigenous Grad Coach

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Happenings in June

  • Mindful Mondays - June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th -
  • GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) Meetings - Lunchtime on June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and the 24th.
  • Wellness Committee Meeting - 3:30-4:30pm on June 23rd.

Jessica Atcheynum

Wellness Promotor

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New Calendar Approved

The 2022-23 school calendar is now available.

ORDER YOUR 2021-22 YEARBOOK NOW - TIME IS RUNNING OUT! $45 at the main office

Please Remember - Drop-offs and Pick-ups in designed areas only. Please do not use the staff parking lot.


A few things to remember:

  • Make sure you are entering in the school's correct email address. nbchs.etransfer@lskysd.ca
  • We are a very large school, in the etransfer tell us what and who (student name) the money is for. If you are not positive what program you are sending money to, PLEASE call the school. Also, the more info you can add the easier and quicker the e-transfer can be directed to the right account ex. child's name, teacher's name, etc.



8 - Compstock

8 - Band Concert

9 - Student Hall of Fame

13 - Jr. Awards Evening

14 - Sr. Awards Evening

21 - Indigenous People Day Celebration

24, 27 & 28 - Final Exams, grades 9-12

29 - Grad Ceremony Rehearsal/Final Grade Meeting @ 11am

29 - Grad BBQ @ 11:30am

30 - Graduation!

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North Battleford Comprehensive High School

1791 110th Street

North Battleford SK

S9A 2Y2