Administration:

Education Manager: Myra Bannon
Education Assistant: Brittany Collins
School Bus Drivers: Alison Legarde, Tammy Marcon, Tammy Bannon, Denise Taylor, Darren Wemigwans, one vacant spot
School Bus Monitor: Patrick Pelletier, Kelly Morriseau, Monica Legarde, Charlene Mandamin, Marylin MacLaurin
Nutrition Program Coordinator:  Joanne Solomon
JK Room supervisor:  Marie Solomon

Department Mandate:

The pursuit of education and training is important as it exposes students to new developments in their academic and future careers it helps them grow and perform better. Basically, it broadens their knowledge base and helps them derive new ways of interpreting and implementing things. This ensures a a continued supply of learned human resources that will enhance and sustain future educational goals. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that resources are allocated to support and encourage this initiative that is geared at developing the student to sustain present and future survival of the education of our youth.

Programs and Services:

Post-Secondary Funding:

We strive to fund approximately 100 students to enrolled in College and University. We strive to ensure a fair selection process.  Funding from Indian and Northern Affairs has been reduced this year. Funding reduced by $311,420.00 from last year.

Graduation Awards:

FWFN wishes to celebrate the success of their students.

  • College Graduates

FWFN continues to issue graduation awards to a student who gives us copies of their diplomas.  We award a maximum of $1,000 for a College Diploma.  We award $500 for a Certificate.  The $500 will be deducted from any future awards.  Students can only receive this award for one diploma program.  Any future diplomas will not receive an award.

  • University Graduates

FWFN continues to issue graduation awards to students who give us copies of their diplomas.  We award a maximum of $1,500 for a University Degree.  If a student has already received a college graduation award that amount will be deducted from this award.

  • High School Graduates

FWFN awards Grade 12 students with a $200 award

  • Elementary School Graduates

FWFN awards grade 8 graduates with a $100 award

Travel Bursaries:

FWFN recognizes the importance of broad based learning opportunities.

  • High School Students

For school sanctioned trips FWFN will contribute 50% of the cost of travel, accommodations and some fees to a maximum of $1,000 for the entire high school career of a student.  FWFN will not cover the cost of spending money or meals.

  • Post-Secondary Students

For school sanctioned trips FWFN will contribute 50% of the cost of travel, accommodations and some fees to a maximum of $1,000 for the entire post-secondary career of a student.  FWFN will not cover the cost of spending money or meals.

School Uniforms:

St. Patrick and St. Ignatius has mandatory requirements for school uniforms.  FWFN will cover the cost for band member students to receive up to $300 for Grade 9 students and $200 for students from Grades 10-12.  The cost of this service is direct billed to FWFN.

FWFN Busing:

We have 5 buses with drivers and monitors serving our children.   We are currently seeking an additional driver and a couple on-call drivers.

Nutrition Program:

FWFN puts together and distributes 120 snack bag for every day a child is in school.  This program is available to students in grades JK- Grade 12.  The bag consists of 1 grain, 1 dairy and 1 fruit.  This program also supplies a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack for our onsite JK program.  This program employs 1 band member, and is running very well.  Nokiwiin has now assumed the responsibility of payment for the food for this program.

Driver’s Education Funding:

We have a constant and steady flow of students accessing this program.  High school Students must complete an application at least 2 weeks prior to their training.  FWFN will pay up to $700 to assist with their training.  This is an incentive program for our high school students.

Upward Bound Tutoring Program:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4;00-5:00 in association with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board – provide homework help and a snack for the students who access this program.  This program runs from October until May.

JK Program:

2018-2019 was the first year this program ran on FWFN.  The classroom is located in the same building as the bingo hall, and is proceeding very well.  Children are excelling in this program.  Parents seem to appreciate this new incentive.  The children are bused to the school location, given a light breakfast, lunch and snacks.  This program employees 1 band member as a class room support person, and utilizers our nutrition program.

Curriculum Funding:

  • Elementary Students

FWFN processes a $30 payment to the parents of elementary students on a bi-yearly basis.  These payments are made in September and February of each year.  The purpose of these payments are to offset some of the expenses of necessary school supplies.

  • High School Students

FWFN processes a $100 payment directly to the student on a bi-yearly basis. These payments are made in September and February of each year.  The purpose of these payments are to offset some of the expenses of necessary school supplies.

Backpack Program(funding not yet secured)

  • JK- Grade 6

For the past 2 years FWFN has been able to access funding to purchase a backpack and a reusable lunch bag for our community/band member students.  This program has been well received and assists parents with school start up costs.

  • Grade 7- Grade 12

For the past 2 years FWFN has been able to access funding to purchase a backpack and enough school supplies for our community/band members to start school. This program has been well received and assists parents with initial start up costs.