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.
LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR 2018 is Thursday December 20th with an EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:15am!
Family Movie Night! Friday November 30th, doors and concession open at 7pm movie begins at 7:30pm!
Team Hollywood Basketball! Come join us for some fantastic basketball excitement in Haines Junction at St. Elias Community School Tuesday December 4th.
Skills and drills for kids with former professional athletes at 3:30pm followed by a SUPERHEROES basketball game at 6:30pm.
Christmas Concert Wednesday December 19th (time TBA) followed by a Cake Walk at the BCCC!
Information on the water issues in Yukon schools can be found at www.education.gov.yk.ca/water-testing.html