Posted: March 15, 2011

Grade 11 English students of Mrs. Krista Cabel at Miramichi Valley High School received a challenge recently. An assignment they were given required them to write a profile about an individual they are not acquainted with, using information collected by means of an interview with the “stranger”. While some students developed interesting and authentic stories gathered from war veterans, police detectives, prison employees and doctors, amongst others, student Shauna Sweeney reached outside the community and contacted her hero, former NHL hockey player Theo Fleury.

Posted: March 14, 2011

 Many school students of District 16 have been enjoying the trails of the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club this winter under the direction of their teachers and volunteer members of the club. Although most of the young skiers have been from local elementary schools, middle school and high school students have also had an enjoyable introduction to the life-time recreational activity that is considered to be one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise.

Posted: March 14, 2011

The Miramichi Kinsmen and School District 16 are pleased to accept film entries for the first annual Kin Film Festival.  All School District 16 students are invited to participate.  Films can be submitted in one of two categories: Open and The Kinsmen Category.  The top 10 films in each category will be screened on May 7th, 2011 at Miramichi Empire Studio 5.  Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded for the winners in each category.   Visit the Kin Film Fest page for more information.

Posted: March 4, 2011

So the advertisement for the telephone companies once said, and it is still true, but now with something perhaps Dick Tracy would appreciate.  Today’s classrooms are reaching to the far corners of the globe taking advantage of the high tech and low cost of Skype. Grade 6 students of  Greg Theriault and Joanne Robichaud at Eleanor W. Graham Middle School in Rexton recently had a “video conversation” with local residents Tom and Judy Snowdon who are presently in Egypt with fellow Menonites providing humanitarian aid.  The students had many questions for Mr.

Posted: February 25, 2011

Details - Classroom Music PD added February 23rd             - Digital Photography added February 25th

Posted: February 17, 2011

School District 16 held its fourth annual CUTE Awards ceremony on Wednesday February 16th at the James M. Hill High School Auditorium. This annual event celebrates the Creative Use of Technology in Education. Students and Teachers had been invited to submit digitally created work produced over the previous 12 months in a variety of categories. Finalists were decided and samples of their work were displayed at the awards gala prior to the award recipient being announced.

Posted: February 15, 2011

The annual District 16 Sport Stacking Championships were held Wednesday February the Miramichi Valley High School gymnasium. The event involved 52 participants from kindergarten to grade 12, the age span  perhaps making this event unique. A list of the winners is given below.     District 16's Fastest Sport Stackers:   ·        K - Alexandre Comeau - St. Andrew's ·        Grade 1 - Carter Richard - St. Andrew's ·        Grade 2 - Jaden Claire - Elsipogtog ·        Grade 3 - Emily Sock - Rexton Elementary ·        Grade 4 -  Mya Francais- Elsipogtog

Posted: February 13, 2011

District 16 has released the list of finalists for the 4th Annual Creative Use of Technology in Education (CUTE) Awards , see below. The names of the recipients of the awards in each of the 12 categories will be announced at a ceremony to be held at James M. Hill High School auditorium on Wednesday evening February 16th. The event begins with a display of 21st Century Learning in the lobby at 6:15 pm. That will be followed by the ceremony in theatre, beginning at 7:00.  Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge!

Posted: February 9, 2011

Representatives of the international aid organization Free the Children made a presentation recently to students attending Blackville School. The focus of the presentation was drinking water and the issues around the conservation of drinking water and the environmental impact of bottled water. Following the presentation a workshop was held to develop a plan of action for Blackville School and identify a village in India the school can support in its efforts to improve its quality of water.

Posted: February 7, 2011



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