Gretna Green Elementary School students have produced a promotional video in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission which was formally unveiled at a ceremony at the school on June 17th. The message in the video encourages teachers and students in New Brunswick schools to participate in a program called Capital Encounters. This program provides travel subsidies and curriculum material to help students learn about the capital region and learn about provincial governance.
"The face of grade 9 and 10 is changing in District 16. Research has taught us that change is needed if we are to keep students engaged and to prepare them for the workplace of the future. The only thing we know for sure is that the workplace of the future will be different than it is today. Discussions are ongoing as to what the next evolution of high school will look like. One point that is emerging is that changes must occur if our students are to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
District 16 honoured twenty-eight retiring employees at a dinner held at the Rodd Miramichi on June 9th. Their contribution to the children and youth of the area was high-lighted by District Superintendent Laurie Keoughan and each was presented with a retirement gift and framed certificate of recognition for their years of service.
The week of May 30th to June 5th has been declared Disability Awareness Week by the Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons. District 16 schools are participating. The theme is "Yes We Can" and the aim is to promote support for persons with disabilities in New Brunswick. Disability Awareness prizes are being presented at district elementary schools and a "Walk and Roll" event is being encouraged at each school for Friday June 4th. This will involve 15 minutes of sustained walking or rolling to coincide with a province-wide Walk and Roll Challenge.
"A SMART Showcase Community" is the latest description given to the Miramichi. This distinction was announced June 1st by SMART Technologies, a Calgary based world leader in the development of interactive Smartboards and related technology. Mr.
For many years School District 16 has been an innovator with the application of technology to assist the classroom learner. A key feature of every classroom in the district is an interactive whiteboard known by its brand name SMART Board. The important word is "interactive" in that as a creative and well used piece of technology equipment it has been shown to significantly engage the modern learner in his or her classroom experience.
Twenty-seven area students were recognized recently for their success during the District 16 Turnaround Achievement Awards dinner at the Rodd Miramichi. Family, friends and teachers were on hand to share with the honourees the stories of their accomplishments as each was presented from the podium. A commemorative jacket was presented to each, in addition to the award. Superintendent Mr. Laurie Keoughan was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and the guest speaker was Ms. Debbie Good of the New Brunswick Department of Education. Ms.
Miramichi Valley High School Theatre was the venue for the 2010 District 16 Elementary Drama Festival with 6 plays being performed over the two day event. The very entertaining and well prepared productions were a delight for those in the audience and were received with critical acclaim by the adjudicators. Large numbers of students were involved acting on stage, singing in choirs and back stage, providing support in various ways. Between plays high school drama students from MVHS and James M.
Ian Baillie Primary School students and staff are "as pleased as Punch". Teacher, Mr. Pat Lange, is to receive the Premier's Award of Excellence in Education at a gala ceremony in Fredericton on June 8th. Mr. Lange along with 15 other educators and community members from across New Brunswick will be honoured at the Playhouse in the annual event.