Ms Gilroy-Beck's Boggy Creek Field trip rescheduled to Thursday, October 8.

Due to weather, the Outdoor Ed department has cancelled Ms Gilroy-Beck's Grade 3 Field trip to Boggy Creek today, October 5.


It is rescheduled to Thursday, October 8.

This Week At Jack MacKenzie!

Monday, October 5 (4)- B Boys volleyball practice 745am

Monday, October 5, (4) -Grade 3 Mrs. Gilroy-Beck - field trip to Boggy Creek (all day)

Monday, October 5th (4) - A Boys volleyball practice @ 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 6th (5)- B Girls volleyball practice 745am

Tuesday, October 6th, (5) - A Boys volleyball hosting Grant Road @ 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 6th (5)- B Girls volleyball game @ Thompson

Wednesday, October 7 (1) - Girl's A Volleyball game at Henry Braun after school - Go Coyotes!!!


Thursday, October 8th (2) - noon - Senior Choir

Thursday, October 8th (2) - 1:15 - 2:15 Grade 4-6 Swim at Sandra Schmirler

Thursday, October 8th (2) - A Boys Volleyball practice @ 8am

Thursday, October 8th (2)- B Boys Volleyball game vs Thompson


Friday - October 9 - PD Day – NO School for Students



Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Happy 88th Birthday, Mr MacKenzie!

Thank you to Sarah Haidey and volunteers from the SCC who put on a wonderful celebration for a wonderful man!  Mr MacKenzie celebrated his 88th birthday surrounded by the students and staff of the school that was named after him.  Mr MacKenzie was surrounded by family members who joined him, who had traveled to Regina from BC to Ontario to join him on his special day!  Here are a few pictures of the day!

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Magazine fundraiser has begin!

Our annual magazine fundraiser has begin!  Please support Jack MacKenzie school by buying online using school online ID 3730876.

Our Cross Country Team!


Here is a photo of our amazing Cross Counrty Team!  They represented Jack MacKenzie School so very well on Wednesday, September 23.  Good luck to the runners competing in the Finals on Wednesday, September 30.  Well done, Coyotes!

This Week At Jack MacKenzie!

Monday, September 28th (4)- B Boys Volleyball Practice 7:45am

Monday, September 28th - Cross Country Running Practice 10:15

Monday, September 28th (4) - Girl's A Volleyball game against MacNeill after school - Go Coyotes!!!


Tuesday, September 29th (5)- Girls B Volleyball practice 7:45am

Tuesday, September 29th (5) - A Boys volleyball practice @ noon.

Tuesday, September 29th (5) - A Boys Volleyball Game @ MacNeill after school.

Tuesday, September 29 (5)- B Girls Volleyball Game @ Glen Elm after School


Wednesday, September 30 – Orange Shirt Day – Wear Orange in honour of Residential School Survivors

Wednesday, September 30 - QSP Kick Off  - Assembly at 2:30

Wednesday, September 30-City Cross Country Meet for top 25 Qualifiers at Douglas Park Track

Wednesday, September 30 (1) - Girl's A Volleyball game against McLurg after school - Go Coyotes!!!


October 2015

Thursday, October 1 (2) - Grade 6 Riou fieldtrip to Flying Creek (all day)

Thursday, October 1 (2) - Milk CASH sales, 1st recess in the foyer

Thursday, October 1 (2) - A Boys Volleyball Practice @ 8am.

Thursday, October 1 (2)- B Boys Volleyball Game vs Glen Elm


Friday, October 2 (3) - Mr MacKenzie's birthday! 8:00am Breakfast

Friday, October 2 (3) - GREEN DAY!

Friday, October 2(3) - Senior Choir at noon.

Friday, October 2 (3) - Gym Blast - Gym closed all day. Afternoon session is for Jack Mac Grade 6-8 students



Terry Fox Walk 2015



On Friday, the staff and students of Jack MacKenzie School participated in our annual Terry Fox Walk.  We were so honoured to hear the story of Jade Gritzfeld, cancer survivor and member of Terry's team.  Her story put into context the reason that we walk.




Mr MacKenzie turns 88!

Our beloved Mr MacKenzie turns 88 on Friday, October 2!  We will be celebrating with a pancake breakfast.  Get your orders in and join us for breakfast in celebration of this wonderful, inspiring man!

Wednesday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day

September 30th has been unofficially recognized as Orange Shirt Day throughout many regions of the country in recognition of the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters. As we continue on our reconciliation journey, it is important to participate and develop awareness of the history and impact of residential schools in Canada.

The orange shirt is symbolic of every residential school student’s loss of identity and self-worth and  becomes a symbol of defiance against that undermining of children’s self-esteem, and of our commitment to anti-racism and anti-bullying in general. We, the staff and students of Jack MacKenzie School, will be wearing Orange shirts in honour of this event.

Phyllis’s story, and her courage in sharing it, has become an international catalyst for discussion that resonates with all of us!


“I went to the Mission ( residential school)for one year. I had just turned 6 years old. We never had very much money, and there was no welfare, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission School in. I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It had eyelets and lace, and I felt so pretty in that shirt and excited to be going to school! Of course, when I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt. I never saw it again. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! Since then the colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing.


“I finally get it, that the feeling of worthlessness and insignificance, ingrained in me from my first day at the mission, affected the way I lived my life for many years. Even now, when I know nothing could be further from the truth, I still sometimes feel that I don’t matter. Even with all the work I’ve done!

“I am honoured to be able to tell my story so that others may benefit and understand, and maybe other survivors will feel comfortable enough to share their stories. I want my orange shirt back!”



Our Own Ms Hinz - Shared Values Award Recipient

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Congratulations to Ms Marlene Hinz, who is a Regina Public Schools Shared Values Award recipient!  

The Board of Education honoured nine Regina Public Schools employees for their demonstration of the Shared Values in everything they do. The annual Shared Values Recognition Reception was held on the evening of September 22, 2015 at the Terrace at Regina’s Innovation Place.  Recipients, their family, friends and colleagues, as well as Regina Board of Education Trustees and employee group representatives, participated in the annual reception that celebrates Regina Public Schools Shared Values.

This year’s recipients are (note these are positions held at time of nomination):

• Delaine Anderson, Guidance Counsellor, Sheldon Williams Collegiate

• Marlene Hinz, Arts Education Specialist, Jack MacKenzie Elementary School

• Angela Hutton, Vice-Principal, Rosemont Community School

• Amy Lawson, Grade Two Teacher, George Ferguson Elementary School

• Charlene McNeill, Special Education Assistant, Imperial Community School

• Christina Shordee, School Counsellor, Regina Public Schools Division Office (Posthumous Award)

• Rick Steciuk, Principal, Thom Collegiate

• Kathy Szarkowicz, Structured Learning Classroom Assistant, Walker Elementary School

• Cathy Wall, Communications Assistant, Regina Public Schools Division Office

Regina Public Schools is united by four Shared Values statements, I belong; I want to know; I am responsible; and I respect. These are the words on the Regina Public Schools logo. These Values give direction to what is taught both inside and outside the classroom. Students take responsibility for themselves and for others in the community. The school division celebrates and embraces multiculturalism and respects individual spiritual beliefs. The Shared Values transcend individual differences and provide an equal opportunity to recognize and encourage the unique characteristics and contributions of staff who work with students, parents/caregivers and partners. 

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