School Information




We, at RMES, strive to develop:

Respect and Responsibility,

Meaningful Learning,

Excellence and

Success for All.

We strive to develop, in cooperation with parents and community, the full potential of each student – intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually – to empower and inspire them to become caring and responsible citizens.




Robert Melrose Elementary School is committed to:

  • Establishing high levels of community/family involvement, working to improve students’ academic and personal growth.
  • Aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment with Division and Provincial standards.
  • Collaborating and communicating within our learning community as part of focused professional development.
  • Creating a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success and allows for individual differences and learning styles.
  • Encouraging students to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm and a willingness to solve problems.
  • Building positive attitudes towards leading active, healthy lifestyles through quality, daily physical education and nutrition programs
  • Promoting a safe, orderly, caring and supportive environment
  • Nurturing high self-esteem and respect for others through the development of positive relationships with students and staff.
  • Celebrating the pursuit of lifelong learning because we believe that everyone can become better thinkers and independent learners.
  • Facilitating and encouraging a perspective that respects diverse views and personal responsibility


Promoting a safe, orderly, caring and supportive environment

Nurturing high self-esteem and respect for others through the development of positive relationships with students and staff.

Celebrating the pursuit of lifelong learning because we believe that everyone can become better thinkers and independent learners.

Facilitating and encouraging a perspective that respects diverse views and personal responsibility

Office Hours the School Secretary is available in the main office from 8:30-12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00. The principal is available in the office from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 – 4:00 p.m.


8:40 a.m.                 school doors unlocked

8:55 a.m.                 classes begin

10:30 – 10:45           recess break

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.    SQUIRT

2:05 – 2:20              recess break

3:25 p.m.                 bus pupils dismissed for the day

3:30 p.m.                 town pupils dismissed for the day

Supervision is provided

8:45 – 8:55 a.m.     (playground)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  (playground)

12:00-12:45 p.m.    (classroom, hallways, playground)

2:05 – 2:20 p.m.      (playground)

3:25 – 3:30               (buses)

Doors to the school open at 8:40 A.M.  Students are asked not to arrive before this time. Town students and non-bus students are expected to go directly home after dismissal at 3:30. Once they have gone home and entered their home they may return to play on the playground.  There is no supervision provided on the playground after 3:30.


Kim Nicholls                      Principal; Gr 3 ELA

Kelly Mills-Seib                 LRT, Grades 1 and 2 Health, Grade 1 Drama

Brandee Braaten             Grade 1, Grade 4 PE

Val Wilton                         Grade 2, Grade 1 Music

Kelly Onyskiw                    Grade 3

Monique Gollings             Grade 4, K-5 Computer

Shelly Lissinna                   Grade 5

Lauren Koropatnicki          Kindergarten

Candice Patrick                  Band

Secretary                             Shelley Peterson

Librarian                              Sherry Romanus

EA                                         Heather Morrow

Custodians                           Darren and Cheryl Kowalchuk



The SCC meets eight times per year (September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May) in the Library of Robert Melrose Elementary School.  The AGM is held in January of each year, where elections take place.  Members serve a two-year term.

At the monthly meetings, open to all parents, the SCC meets to makes decisions about RMES activities and related expenditures.  The principal and one teacher from Robert Melrose Elementary attend every meeting to talk about school activities, curriculum, events and concerns.




Kelvington Playschool                          Room 9

Horizon School Division Computer Technician

Elaina Bindig – Room 11


Kelvington High School was first located along Highway No. 38 in 1958.  The original school was necessitated because of rural bussing of students into Kelvington.  In 1963 the original gymnasium was added.  In 1965 there was a need for expansion and the split level was added on the north end.  In 1982 a new science lab and band room was added on the north end.  Finally, in January of 1994, construction was started on an addition of 4 classrooms and a library on the north end as well as a complete renovation to the entire school.  A completion date of September 15, 2004 was set.  The budget for the project was $2.97 million.

Kelvington High School was once part of the Wadena School Division #38.  On January 1st, 2004 the Wadena School Division amalgamated with the Shamrock School Division to form Lakeview School Division #142.  A further amalgamation took place on January 1st, 2006 when Horizon School Division #205 was formed amalgamating the school divisions of Lakeview, Sask Central, Lanigan, Wakaw, Humboldt Public, and Humboldt Rural School Divisions.

In the fall of 2007, Horizon School Division consists of 44 schools that are spread from Kelvington in the NE to Ituna in the SE to Bulyea in the SW to Wakaw in the NW.  Horizon School Division covers an area of 49,578 square km, spans 51 rural municipalities, 76 urban municipalities, approximately 6658 students attending school, over  500 teachers, 400 support staff and business personnel, and 300 substitute teachers.

Kelvington High School has been awarded several provincial championships over the years.  In 2004 the KHS Yearbook, under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Comfort, was selected as the winning yearbook in the provincial competition.  In 2006 the KHS newsletter, under the direction of Mrs. Sheila Guilbault, won the provincial newsletter competition

Kelvington High School is very successful in athletics.  Over the years various individuals and teams have captured 31 provincial championships (22 in volleyball), 19 provincial silver medals, and 14 provincial bronze medals.  The boys’ volleyball team has captured provincial championships in 1990, 1991, 1992, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012.  Provincial championships by the girls’ volleyball team have been won in 1976, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2003, and 2008.  In other athletics, provincial championships have been won by Doreen Dredge in 1949 for senior girls high jump, Ruth Hendren in 1955 for senior girls long jump and high jump, Louis Tapper in 1972 for senior boys high jump, Claudette Marquette in 1975 for junior girls high jump, Claudette Marquette in 1976 for senior girls high jump, Lisa Wagner in 1980 for junior girls triple jump, Damon Steadman in 1988 for junior boys shot put, Levi Rusnell in 2009 for midget boys 4 x 100m relay, Paul Mennie is 2013 for senior boys high jump, and Ty Peterson in 2014 in junior boys shotput.

Besides winning provincial championships Kelvington High School has also won numerous provincial medals (silver and bronze).  In individual sports: 1969 Eric Beaton won a bronze medal in midget boys cross country, Rosemary Halbach in 1977 won a silver medal for senior girls cross country, senior girls curling (Korelye Kiland, Stacy Young, Karen Mennie, and Norma Derbyshire) in 1988 won a silver medal, in 2004 Chantel Tracksell won a silver medal in the midget girls 4x100m relay, Allysia Doratti in 2009 won a silver medal for senior girls javelin, Mason Nedjelski in 2009 won a silver medal for senior boys 4 x 100m relay, Dana Bocking in 2012 won a bronze for midget girls 4 X 100 m relay, Shaelyn Standish won a bronze in 2012 for junior girls long jump, Zach McChesney in 2013 won a silver in junior boys 4 X 100 m relay, Ty Peterson in 2013 won a silver for midget boys discus, Ty Peterson won a bronze in 2013 for midget boys shotput, Shaelyn Standish in 2014 won a silver for senior girls 4 X 100 m relay, Jessica Szeles won a bronze in 2014 for female wrestling, Shaelyn Standish won a bronze in 2014 for senior girls long jump, Zack Spray in 2015 won a silver for junior boys discus, Ty Peterson in 2015 won a silver for senior boys shotput, and Tanesha Novak won a bronze for midget girls 4 X 100 m relay.

In team sports provincial medals (silver and bronze) have been won by the following:  1969 girls volleyball – silver, 1976 girls volleyball – silver, 1978 boys volleyball – silver, 1979 girls volleyball – silver, 1981 girls volleyball – silver, 1983 girls volleyball – silver, 1986 boys volleyball – bronze, 1989 boys volleyball – bronze, 1991 boys volleyball – silver, 1993 boys volleyball – silver, 1994 boys volleyball – bronze, 1996 boys volleyball – silver, 1997 boys volleyball – silver, 1999 girls volleyball – silver, 2000 boys volleyball – bronze, 2001 boys volleyball – bronze, 2004 girls volleyball – silver, 2006 girls basketball – bronze, 2006 girls volleyball – silver, 2006 boys volleyball – silver, 2007 girls volleyball – bronze.

Present School Profile

Kelvington High School follows the curriculum that is set out by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Learning.  As a result, the instruction at KHS is guided by specific, stated, and challenging indicators for each grade level.  Instructional strategies used by teachers recognize the individual learning styles, promote independent learning, and result in students who are actively engaged in the learning process.  The academic progress of each student is monitored and evaluated to ensure that learning and progress is taking place.

Each year KHS offers a wide range of activities for students to get involved in during the course of each school year.   KHS offers the following activities: yearbook, weekly email, student representative council, graduation, canteen, computer tech support, drama, Promotiing the Power in Play, work experience, career day, noon intramurals, recycling, noon Computer Lab, volunteer activities (both in and out of the school), Spring Supper, Girls Night Out, golf, cross country running, track and field, volleyball, basketball, badminton, and curling.

Annual activities and celebrations at KHS include:

  • Welcome back to school activities
  • Magazine sales fundraiser
  • Terry Fox school walk
  • Fundraiser for Terry Fox Foundation
  • Remembrance Day ceremony
  • Various presenters depending on school / SRC focus
  • KHS food drive for the Kelvington Food Bank
  • KHS Formal Day and Christmas Dinner
  • a visit by a Saskatchewan Roughrider
  • Downhill ski trip
  • Curling bonspiel
  • Telemiracle fundraiser
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Awards Night
  • Orientation for students who are new to the school


Grade 1 Classroom Library




Horizon SD Office: 1-866-966-2558

Director of Education                         Kevin Garinger

Division Board Member                        Wil Lengyel

School Case Worker                             Rick Malinski

Computer Technician                         Elaina Bindig

Maintenance                                        Gerry Shirley