AN INVITATION - Wednesday, Oct 22, 6 - 7:30 pm, Harkins Middle School, Learn more about the science and technology being used by your friends and neighbours! Illuminate is a chance for students, their families, and community members to talk to professionals about their jobs ... and to see and even handle the tools and technologies being used in different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, right in their own hometown! The event is free, and open to the public.
     Science East educators will also be conducting workshops with students at Harkins Middle School.

     This event is scheduled to take place also in Rexton at EWG Middle School on Wed. Nov. 5th.
     For more information, please call Angela Chang at 506-470-5179, or email .

Students at North and South Esk Regional High School were treated to a feast on October 15th as they celebrated Mi’kmaq History Month.  The afternoon meal, preceded by a presentation by Elder George Paul, included traditional Mi’kmaq food such as salmon, moose and fiddlehead ferns which were followed by cake and cookies. For photos visit Feast.
In the address by “Traditional Elder” George Paul of Metepenagiag  First Nation, students were told about some of his personal experiences in becoming aware of his culture and traditions and how important they are to him. Mr. Paul devotes much of his time promoting the revival of Mi’kmaq songs, chants and ceremonies and has done so for more than 30 years. He has been recognized for his work with, among other honours and involvements, the presentation of the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal in 2004. During his talk Mr. Paul performed an honour song that he wrote and later encouraged the NSER students to sing part of it with him. View Mi’kmaq Honour Song.

Physical Educators from across the province assembled recently at Miramichi Valley High School (MVHS) for the annual “Remember When” conference, hosted by Anglophone North School District on behalf of the New Brunswick Physical Education Society (NBPES). The theme of the conference was “Step Outside Your Comfort Zone” with the intention of encouraging teachers to provide opportunities for their students to determine their own challenges as they participate in an active lifestyle. Great care is taken of course to present the perceived challenges, in a safe, low risk environment. The epitome of such a challenge is demonstrated by the ...

Anglophone North School District recently hosted a delegation of four educators from Brazil. They visited the school district with officials from Atlantic Education International, the Fredericton based agency that promotes international students attending New Brunswick Schools and also recruits educators for service in other countries. Students from Brazil are amongst more than 80 international students presently attending ASD-N schools. The list of countries also includes Colombia, Turkey, Germany, Mexico and China. The photo above includes four Brazilian students attending James M. Hill High School as well as the visiting Brazilian educators, AEI and ASD-N officials.

Hundreds of ASD-N  high school students in senior grades are having an opportunity this week to take a serious look at their future career options. Each high school in turn is hosting a travelling exposition organized by the  Atlantic Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AARAO). Universities and colleges throughout the Atlantic Region participate in this annual event, sending displays and personnel, which allows students a close to home “one stop” opportunity to talk to the representatives and explore many of their options once they graduate from high school. To see photos visit AARAO.

The fall sports programs have begun in schools across the district. Yesterday more than 200 elementary school students, grades 3 to 5, participated in a cross country running meet at Gretna Green Elementary School in Miramichi. This was the first of 4 weekly meets that make up the fall schedule for yesterday’s participants. Meets, held Wednesday afternoons, will be hosted by North and South Esk Elementary, Croft Elementary  and Blackville School in coming weeks.
     Schools across the ASD-N will be participating in a wide variety of outdoor fall sports over the next 2 months and community members are encouraged to support events at their local school.  Check school web sites for schedules, it is a nice times of year to be outdoors. To see photos visit Cross Country .