Welcome to the Nelnah Bessie John School website!
Our school is located on the traditional territory of the White River First Nation and was named after respected White River First Nation elder and Native Language teacher, Nelnah Bessie John. At NBJS we believe in family, community and cultural connections. We are a small school in the Yukon Territory. You can find us along the picturesque Alaska Highway. Our community is very close to the Canada/USA border crossing and we are the most westerly community in Canada…18 degrees west of Vancouver. Please check out our photo gallery to see our community, school and activities.
Important Dates and Times:
School starts 8:45 a.m.
Lunch 12-1 p.m.
End of day 3:28 p.m.
April 29th @ 3:30pm: Parent Meeting for Anchorage Trip
May 7th @ 3:30pm: 5pm Yukon College STEM activities
May 7th – 9th French Monitor Joannie’s last visit for the year
May 10th: Cycle Smart info session and ride
May 13th – 16th: Junior REM in Faro (grade 7 & 8)
May 16th: Claire Ness concert @ the school, parents welcome to attend
May 17th: school trip to Edith Creek for fishing, etc. with KLS
May 20th: NO SCHOOL Victoria Day
May 21 & 22nd: mural painting with artist in the school
May 22nd: Police Dog demonstration 2pm
May 28th: Salmon Release at Quill Creek
May 30th: End of year Celebration Dinner and awards at the school
June 3rd: Leave for Anchorage
June 7th: Return from Anchorage
Wow! LOTS happening!
Please contact Ms. Warren or Miss Flood if you have any questions.
C: 867-332-3789 (can text this number as well)
Information on the water issues in Yukon schools can be found at www.education.gov.yk.ca/water-testing.html