Northern Lights Secondary School offers grade 9 to 12 programs for Moosonee students and off-reserve Moose Factory students. Our school population is approximately 180 students; 65 of these students commute from Moose Factory Island. Commuting from Moose Factory happens daily, depending on the season, either by boat taxis, helicopters or by vans driving on an ice road.
NLSS is located in Moosonee, Moosonee is known as the gateway to the arctic. From Moosonee you can travel by plane or by water to points further north during the summer and by land over frozen winter roads during the winter. The remote (plane or train access only) community of Moosonee has a population of about 2,500 while Moose Factory Island has a population consisting of about 3,000. Together, Moosonee and Moose Factory make up the largest Cree communities in Canada.
NLSS has fantastic students and staff. Each student and staff is a member of one of our four House Teams (AMISK – Beaver, ATIK – Caribou, NISKA – Goose, and WABUSK – Polar Bear) Houses are used to organize students in teams; these teams earn Husky points and compete as ‘house’ teams for special events. Our Husky points system encourages students to participate more fully in school and students earn points by: participation in intramurals, clubs and special events, attendance, and success in academics. Points are tallied at the end of each month, and students who have earned enough points get “Husky Bucks” that they can spend in a variety of places in the school. Points for individual students are also added together to give a total for their House.
NLSS also has an on-going school wide program that recognizes students in each grade that have demonstrated the following traditions.
|Respect||Students who have shown respect for both staff and students at the school, as well as the larger community.|
|Diligence||Students that have worked the hardest to change their school behaviour and who have shown the most improvement in their attitude and achievement this year.|
|Teamwork||Students that have been involved / shown leadership in a wide variety of school activities.|
|Excellence||Students who have made a commitment to excellence (marks plus effort) in their academic work this year.|
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Shawn Klingenberg – Principal