Posted: May 17, 2011

Theatre enthusiasts from four district 16 elementary schools performed  very entertaining plays at the Miramichi Valley High School auditorium on Tuesday May 17 at the Third Annual District 16 Drama Fest. Hosted by drama students from MVHS, the well run event was thoroughly enjoyed by the more than 100 participants and the audience alike. Nelson Rural School performed What a Knight and received the award for “Character Work”.  North and South Esk Elementary School performed a play called Best of  Both Worlds which won recognition from the adjudicators for “Costume Design”.

Posted: May 15, 2011

Elder abuse, bullying, animal welfare and freedom were among the topics about which District 16  students spoke eloquently in the recent high school oratory contest held at James M. Hill Memorial High School. Two representatives from the district’s 5 high schools  had a five minute time frame to speak to the audience on a topic of their choice followed by a one minute impromptu speech on a randomly selected topic, drawn from a box, for which they had 30 seconds to prepare.

Posted: May 12, 2011

Approximately 200 girls and 50 volunteers which included School Champions, activity leaders and other partners  participated in the Go Girl Festival on Tuesday, May 11 at the Golden Hawk Recreation Center in Miramichi.  A group of  Grade 6-10 girls from most schools in District 16 and our 4 First Nation Communities  attended and participated in various events throughout the day. Girls were invited to see and try a variety of sessions lead by community volunteers.

Posted: May 9, 2011

The District 16 Middle School Oratory Competition was held recently at Dr. Losier Middle School. Sarah Doak of the host school earned first place with her speech on “Emotions”. Craig Fernandez of North and South Esk Regional High School, who spoke on the topic of “Bullying” placed second and Layne Wallace of Nelson Rural School placed 3rd with a speech titled “Girls Who Bully Girls”. The award for best Impromptu Speech went to Ashlyn Moody of Blackville School. Representatives of Harkins Middle School, Millerton School and Miramichi Rural School also participated.

Posted: May 9, 2011

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

Posted: May 4, 2011

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

Posted: May 3, 2011

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.

Posted: May 3, 2011

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.

Posted: April 27, 2011

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.

Posted: April 26, 2011

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.


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