Campbellton Middle School (CMS) wrapped up their annual Cans for Kindness Food Drive last week. Students collected over 1175 items (approx. $1100) for community members in need. For a number of years, CMS has been collecting non-perishable food items, but recently they have expanded by adding personal hygiene products (such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes), to their drive. The collected items were donated to the Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association (RCVAA).
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ASD-N Students! Does your teacher have a classroom or subject web page that supports your classroom experience? Are you and your fellow students so proud of your school that you are busting to let others know about it? Have you used technology in your classroom to help you learn? If so then the 2015 ASD-N CUTE Awards are for you.

  •  NOMINATE your Teacher’s Web Page (parents can also make nominations for this award),

  • Get involved with making a School Spirit Video - You school could win ...

Taylor Kennah, a student at Bathurst High School has been selected to participate in the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship Program, in Ottawa, May 3, 2015 to May 6, 2015. The 4 day program includes  students from across Canada sponsored by Rotary Clubs from across Canada. She and two of her school mates spoke at the February 23rd Bathurst Rotary Club regular meeting on the topic of “What it is like to be a Canadian”.  In the above photo, left to right are: Robert Vautour, Event chair, participants Taylor Kennah, Olivia Hamilton, and Catherine Eddy, all of Bathurst H.S., Sean MacDonald, Principal BHS, and Gilles Deveaux Bathurst Rotary Club President.

Friday, May 8th is no longer listed in the provincial school calendar as a Professional Learning Day. It will be a regular school day instead in consideration of the number of student contact days lost this year due to weather.

Pink Shirt Day across Canada is Wednesday February 25th. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia when two students organized the day to protest against bullying in their school. They distributed pink shirts to all of the boys to wear in empathy with a boy who was being bullied. The day has grown over the years and now we are all asked to wear pink on this day to help stop bullying. A number of schools in ASD-N are marking this day, on or about Feb. 25th.  On-going ant-bullying campaigns are conducted throughout the school year in many schools. For more information visit Pink Shirt Day .

Over the past few weeks a number of ASD-N schools have celebrated Family Literacy Day with special events. The importance of hard copy books and personal interest in reading were emphasized. Here are some examples. On Tuesday, February 10th, Harkins Middle School hosted their first annual Family Literacy Night.  Students, Staff and their families ...