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Posted: April 26, 2010

Mr. Dee: The "Carlos" ProjectStudents at Harkins Middle School have begun a campaign to collect school supplies for Carlos and his classmates. Carlos is an 11 year old Haitian who became an orphan as a result of the recent earthquake in his country. Carlos has been very active in trying to restore his school in order for him and other Haitian children to have a chance to get an education and  have a brighter future.

Posted: April 26, 2010

Darlene MacDonald of District 16's Healthy Learners Program invites all parents to visit the web sites below during the National Immunization Awareness Week April 24th to May 1: http://www.immunize.cpha.ca/en/default.aspx http://www.gnb.ca/0053/public_health/immunization-e.asp 

Posted: April 23, 2010

Many District 16 students from grades 4 to 9 will be displaying the results of their curiosity of history at the annual Heritage Fair to be held at the Douglastown Community Center on Thursday May 13th. Having presented their work at their schools and promoted to the District Showcase, the young historians, approximately 100 in number, will be eligible for 14 awards in a variety of categories and promotion to the Provincial Heritage Showcase at Village Historique Acadien, in late June. Among the special invited guests is the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

Posted: April 22, 2010

District 16 played host Friday April 16th to the annual provincial District Education Council (DEC) Symposium. This year's theme was "Educating Today for Tomorrow". This provided an opportunity for the showcasing of local projects and courses that represent key aspects of 21st century learning as presented in the New Brunswick's Department of Education strategy titled "NB3-21C". Presentations were also made from Districts 2, 8 and 15.

Posted: April 19, 2010

Fifteen District 16 students traveled to Fredericton April 16th to present their science investigations at the River Valley Science Fair held on the Campus of the University of New Brunswick. Each exhibit was judged at least twice, requiring students to explain their interest in their chosen topic, their research and their results. In reviewing the event, organizers expressed their favourable impression of the students’ work . Later in the day the public was invited to view the exhibits on display in Toole Hall. Monica Tremblay from Dr.

Posted: April 15, 2010

Local veteran John Forbes will be participating in a commemoration marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Holland, taking place in Holland next month. Members of the Gretna Green Elementary School student newspaper, the Gretna Green Times, made this possible. Student reporters Zachary, Bailey and A.J. recorded an interview with Mr. Forbes regarding his wartime experience and submitted it to a national contest sponsored by Friends of Veterans Canada. The submission was a winner and the prize, a trip to Holland for Mr. Forbes.

Posted: April 14, 2010

The recently established Miramichi Rural School Observatory will have its Grand Opening Friday evening April 23rd. There will be displays of student work, demonstrations of robotic vehicles and announcements of winners of several related contests. If the sky is clear that evening then a battery of telescopes will be available for students to lead visitors through an exploration of the night sky. This project has been developed by teacher Adam Hayward with support from the Department of Education through an Innovative Learning Fund grant, Sky-Tech and CanDomes.com.

Posted: April 10, 2010

District 16 students are invited to the Gretna Green Elementary School gym on Wednesday April 14th for 3:30 pm to take part in “Let's Skippit District 16”. This event, expected to last an hour, is open to students of any age from D16 schools and will give participants a chance to learn new skipping tricks with short and long ropes, practice Double Dutch and have a good deal of fun along the way. Skippers could be selected to be members of the District 16 Skipping Demonstration Team. Skipping is recognized as being an excellent activity for the development of aerobic fitness.

Posted: March 30, 2010

 First Nation students attending Bonal Law Memorial School in Rexton NB will soon be able to participate in an entrepreneurial program that will allow them to start a business venture, receive support and take advantage of mentoring from local business leaders, made possible by the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative. An agreement was signed at the school on March 29th 2010 by former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, NB Premier Shawn Graham, D16 Superintendent Laurie Keoughan and Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Jessie Simon.

Posted: March 29, 2010

The young chess enthusiasts, Marley Thompson and John Roberts from Harcourt School, will be representing School District 16 at the Provincial Chess Tournament to be held at the Mathew Martin High School in Dieppe on Saturday April 10, 2010. Congratulations to them and best of luck.

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