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Posted: December 3, 2010

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Posted: December 1, 2010

Three hundred District 16 students recently participated in a world wide Guinness Book of Records, record setting effort that involved students in 25 different countries. Representing  Blackville School, Harkins Middle School, Nelson Rural School and North and South Esk Elementary School, the students were among 316 757 participants setting a record in the category  "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day".  SportStacking is an activity that involves participants "upstacking" and "downstacking" plastic cups as quickly as possible.

Posted: November 25, 2010

James M. Hill Memorial High School was the location for Mr. Bernard Richard, New Brunswick’s ombudsman and child and youth advocate, to deliver his third annual State of our Children and Youth address on Thursday November 25th.  The presentation to an audience that included students from James M. High, Miramichi Valley High and École Carrefour Beausoleil, was preceded by various student workshops and a First Nation dancing demonstration by the Esgenoopeitj Dancers.

Posted: November 23, 2010

 International students attending District 16 schools were guests of honour at a dinner held on November 22nd at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel. The thirty students from Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and China were greeted by school, provincial and municipal officials and made to feel welcome. They received certificates of recognition from Miramichi MLA Bill Fraser and received a pair of Roots Maple Leaf mittens, timely as there was a very winter-like snowfall happening outside at the time.

Posted: November 22, 2010

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Posted: November 21, 2010

An Assembly of BlueSchools throughout District 16 recognized Bullying Awareness Week held from November 14th to 20th. Through assemblies and various other activities, strategies to reduce bullying both in and out of school, were promoted. Many of these strategies were student created and student led. Visitors to District 16 school web sites can see examples of these efforts in news items, newsletter articles and morning announcements. A Friday morning assembly at which Saint Andrew's Elementary School pupils wore blue to show solidarity, is typical of what took place in many district schools.

Posted: November 15, 2010

In early July of this past summer Miramichi Rural School Star Troopers made a presentation to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada General Assembly in Fredericton. Attached is an account of the experience prepared by MRS grade 8 student, Star Trooper Shane Wray. For more information on the Galileo Observatory at Miramichi Rural School visit http://miramichirural.nbed.nb.ca/other/galileo-observatory .

Posted: November 15, 2010

Bullying Awareness Week is being held across Canada, Nov. 14th to 20th. Below are three useful links. http://www.bullying.org  http://www.BullyingInfo.org http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids

Posted: November 10, 2010

Mr. KeoughanThe New Brunswick School District 16 Education Council (DEC) hosted a symposium for the Parent School Support Committees (PSSC) of district schools on Tuesday November 9that Dr. Losier Middle School. After enjoying a light supper parental representatives from area schools received a presentation given by Rick Hayward, D16 Technology Coordinator, as the first item on the evening’s agenda. Mr.

Posted: November 2, 2010

District 16 Skilled Trades and Technology students had an opportunity on Monday November 1st to take serious consideration of the importance of protecting their eyes. A graphic presentation at the James M. Hill High School auditorium  by Clarissa Harris-LeBreton of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind gave them an eyeful, so to speak, of what can happen through careless or inappropriate safety precautions in the work place. The presentation was made to coincide with the Canada-wide Skilled Trade and Technology Week which runs from November 1st to 7th.

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