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Carl Bouchard PBIS Presentation

Tomorrow, Thursday August 25th, we are inviting you to an evening with Carl Bouchard, a professor at Université du Qué...

La semaine en revue

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La semaine en revue

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School Supply Lists

A copy was sent home with each child in their backpack but if it was misplaced or did not make it, you can also get the...

JHS in the Yellowknifer

Last week, JHS was in the Yellowknifer! Check out the two articles: JHS Chess Tournament  JHS Soccer tournament

Fort McMurray Bake Sale a big success!

Durant le tournoi de soccer de la fin de semaine dernière, quelques filles de notre école ont décidé de faire une ve...

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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 260 students in a French Immersion setting from pre-school to Grade Five. 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. The district office unites many community schools.  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 260 élèves de la pré-maternelle à la cinquième année. École ÉJHS fait partie de la grande famille des écoles à YK1. 


The École J.H. Sissons School is an elementary school who 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 at Orillia, Ontario July 14, 1892, and he died at 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).


JHS in the Yellowknifer

Last week, JHS was in the Yellowknifer! Check out the two articles: JHS Chess Tournament  JHS Soccer tournament

Another great showing by Sissons athletes!

Yesterday was the Multisport Club Cross-Country Run at the Yellowknife Ski Club. There were many Sissons athletes there...

X-Country Success in Fort Providence

Congratulations to all of our athletes that went down to Fort Providence on Friday to compete in the Territorial Cross-C...

Extracurricular Activities

JHS Reading Virus

From May 30 to June 17, a Reading Virus will be spreading through J.H. Sissons classrooms! Every Monday, an envelope of...

JHS in the Yellowknifer

Last week, JHS was in the Yellowknifer! Check out the two articles: JHS Chess Tournament  JHS Soccer tournament

JHS Students Raise Money for Fort McMurray

During the Grade 4/5 soccer tournament that took place last weekend Alanna Pellerin, Ella Ireland, Peyton Major, Effie a...

Grade 1 ALC Outing

On Monday, our grade 1 students went to Dettah for their berry picking outing. Looks like they got lucky! 

Storytime at JHS

CPF is hosting a Storytime for Pre-K-Grade 2 students this weekend. Date:  Saturday, November 30, 2013 Location:...



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Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
Dépot, Nataly
Simmons, Rachell - Principal
Rivet, Brigitte - Assistant Principal
Hayotte-Rourke, Sylvie
Johnston, Archie
Teachers - Preschool
Radford, Manon
Teachers - Kindergarten
Béland, Jacqueline
Burroughs, Carol
Chamberland, Jessica
Teachers - Elementary
Boudreau, Danie - Grade 1
Cool, Jolyane - Grade 2
Souren, Chrystel - Grade 3
Le Guen, Julien - Grade 4
Gilbert, Jessica - Grade 4/5
Educational Assistants
Pelletier, Lucy
Sauvageau, Caroline
Special Education
Rondeau, Stephanie - Program Support Teacher
Huber, Veronica
Gesmundo, Roselon

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