Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Kin Film Fest.The winning films in the Kinsmen Category were:First Place: 'Shane at the SPCA' by Shane JohnstonSecond Place: 'Volunteering and You' by Breckan Delano, Mike Tucker, Thomas Girouard and Dylan DoucetteThird Place: 'The Importance of Volunteering' by Gehrig Hale and Caleb AridanoThe winning films in the Open Category were:First Place: 'Job Interview' by Samuel Crowell, Coralie Curtis and Megan McKinelySecond Place: 'Locked In' by Sebastian McLaughlin, Ryan Van Buskirk and Matt ChiassonThird Place: 'Ambiguous' by Muhammad Farhan Hos
School District 16 and the Miramichi Kinsmen are pleased to announce the finalists for the Kin Film Fest. There were 47 entries in all and the finalists are:The Kinsmen Category:"The Miramichi Food Bank" by Harkins Middle Tech Club"The Importance of Volunteering" by Gehrig Hale and Caleb Aridano"Why Volunteering is Important" by Maddie McNeil and Hanna Dunn"Volunteering" by Harkins Elementary Grade 4D"Volunteering and You" by Breckan Delano, Mike Tucker, Thomas Girouard and Dylan Doucette"Shane at the SPCA" by Shane Johnston"For the Love of the Game" by AJ Adams, Ian Waters and Spencer Waye"A
The father of a boy shot and killed by a fellow student in 1999 will be speaking about bullying to parents of District 16 students at James M. Hill Memorial High School on May 9 at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Rev. Dale Lang will be pointing out that empathy and compassion are so important and that people must care about others, even those that are tough for us to like. Reverend Lang’s son Jason was an innocent victim of an angry, bullied 14 year old boy at W. R. Myers High School in Taber, Alberta.
The public is invited to attend the first Miramichi Kin Film Fest to take place at the Empire Theatre on Saturday May 7th at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. School District 16 students have submitted a number of short films in the contest and the top entries will be screened on the "Big Screen" The event will wrap up with the presentation of awards and cash prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend. The concession stand will be open during this event. There will be no admission charge but the Miramichi Kinsmen will be accepting donations to the Miramichi Food Bank.
The annual "Mango - Go For 42" challenge will soon be here. During the program from May 9th to June 10th students will be encouraged through their schools to be physically active and walk/run 40 kilometers. On July 3rd they are invited to participate in the Mango Kids Fun Run to complete the marathon run distance of 42.2 kilometers. The Fun Run will be held in conjunction with the annual Miramichi Rock 'n Run road race. Please find further details and the Mango Kids Fun Run registration form attached.
The District 16 Education Council will be making public its recommendation to the Minister of Education on "Policy 409 - School Sustainability Review", on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm at James. M. Hill Memorial High School (Theatre). The D.E.C. would like to thank all who participated in the consultation process.
The Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) recently recognized Miramichi Rural School Teacher Mr. Adam Hayward as the organization’s “Professional of the Year”. Although teaching for fewer than 5 years Mr. Hayward has an impressive record in education, inside and outside the classroom.
An enthusiastic group of District 16 science students took their research work to Fredericton on Friday April 15 for the River Valley Regional Science Fair. Seven project entries from Middle and High School were presented to the judges and four were recognized with medals. In the junior category Jenny McEathron (“Slip Sliding Away” - Dr. Losier Middle) as well as Alex Hallihan and Riley Donovan (Gravel vs Sand - Blackville School) received bronze medals while Lindsay Jay-Keating (“No Bull About it” - Harkins Middle) was awarded gold.
So say the Rotary Interact Clubs of Miramichi Valley and James M. Hill high schools and they used this as a title for the benefit event they organized and held Thursday April 14 to raise money and awareness to support the recovery process in Japan, following that country’s recent devastating events. The well attended concert program, put together through a joint effort between the two city schools, included performance by students and members of the Miramichi community as well as informative student presentations on earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear energy power station disasters.