District 16 Elementary and Middle Schools have a full schedule of cross country meets, 11 in all, scheduled throughout the months of September and October. Today the elementary schools had good weather for their second meet of the season at England Hollow in Chatham-Miramichi hosted by St. Andrew's Elementary School. There was an enthusiastic gathering of parents and supporters at the site which by its lay-out is essentially a stadium and the more than 100 runners where encouraged strongly as they completed the one kilometer distance.
Schools in New Brunswick are shifting to a learning model being developed by the Department of Education titled NB3-21C. The rational for this shift is clearly illustrated in a short film that can be viewed by following this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjJg9NfTXos.
District 16 educators gathered today at James M. Hill Memorial High School Auditorium to listen to a presentation titled The 21st Century Learner as they prepare for the coming school term. In the talk, international presenter Dr. Donna Walker Tileston, pointed out how very different learners are in the era of digital technology from learners of earlier generations and that there is continuing significant research being published but there is a large time lag before educators become aware of important findings and are able to apply this knowledge in the classroom.
District 16 middle school students in the Rexton area will be looking forward to returning to classes in September as their modern new school is very nearly finished. The new Eleanor W. Graham Middle School building in addition to 13 classrooms, includes: a cultural center, library, science lab, art room, technology center, stage, and specialized music room; features that did not exist in the former building. In addition the EWGMS community raised $100 000 and as a result its new indoor physical activity facility is 3 times the size of the former school’s gymnasium.
Hundreds of area students enjoyed a fun and festive atmosphere on Sunday morning July 4th, and completed their Go for 42 Marathon with a two kilometer run through the streets of Newcastle-Miramichi. The elementary school runners had run their first 40 kilometers during the final weeks of the school term. The annual event, held in conjunction with the annual Rock 'n Run road race and organized by MANGO, attracted 286 young participants all of whom received a T-shirt in recognition of their accomplishment.
Five District 16 teachers completed a year long training and received their Reading Recovery® certificates this June. Reading Recovery® is an effective early literacy intervention designed to reduce the number of children with reading and writing difficulties. It is delivered by a specially trained Reading Recovery® teacher to students in their grade one year. Many district 16 students will now benefit from the expertise of the following teachers (from left to right): Dianne Buggie (St.
During this last week of classes District 16 is holding its annual two days of track and field events for all the grades 3 to 5 students in the elementary schools in the district. Day 1, June 22nd, 2010, saw hundreds of energetic students from Croft, Gretna Green, Harkins, Ian Baillie, Miramichi Rural, Napan, Nelson and St. Andrews elementary schools compete. They participated in sprints, distance running, relays, hurdles, discus, javelin, softball throw and long jump.
Detailed information for the D16 students who are participating in the Mango Kids Fun Run and are preparing for the final two kilometers to complete their Marathon distance on July 4th in Miramichi West, is attached below (Notice to Parents).