School District 16 held its third annual Creative Use of Technology in Education (CUTE) Awards Thursday evening, February 18th, 2010. The awards were held to recognize and celebrate the innovative and creative ways students and teachers make use of technology to enhance learning. Special guests with experience and expertise in various aspects of technology and media were invited to introduce the five finalists in thirteen categories and to ask "the envelope please" before announcing the award recipients.
On Wednesday February 17th District 16 Physical Education teachers held the "So You Think You Can Dance District 16" competition at Miramichi Valley High School. Organizers were pleased with the response by students from across the district, impressed with the quality of their performances and their enthusiasm. Thanks was expressed to the teachers and judges for their important contributions to the success of event.
The List of Winners :
Due to the school closures in the southern section of District 16 and the anticipated road conditions in the area, tonight's CUTE Awards ceremony has been postponed until Thursday evening February 18th at the same time. For details on the event visit http://www.district16.nbed.nb.ca/program/cute-awards .
District 16 has released the list of finalists for the 3rd Annual Creative Use of Technology in Education (CUTE) Awards , see below. The names of the recipients of the awards in each of the 13 categories will be announced at a ceremony to be held at James M. Hill High School auditorium on Wednesday evening February 17th starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend and there is no admission charge. The audience will have an opportunity before the presentation ceremony to see and hear some of the digital media created by District 16 students.
All District 16 students (and staff) are invited to dance away the winter chills and participate in “So You Think You Can Dance School District 16”. Students in all grades are being encouraged in their physical education classes to create short original dances and present them for judging with school winners competing in the district final at Miramichi Valley High School Wednesday February 17th. More details can be found in the attached document.
Students of several District 16 schools became closely involved with the recent Miramichi Rotary Pond Hockey Tournament held at French Fort Cove. The students were on the frozen pond, conducting interviews with participants, organizers and spectators, taking photographs and recording their impressions. The four participating schools were Croft Elementary, Gretna Green Elementary, Ian Baillie Primary and Millerton School. Their results of their involvement can be viewed at http://miramichipondhockey.blogspot.com/ .
Fourteen Mexican high school exchange students have been enjoying what a Canadian winter has had to offer Miramichi over the past 10 days. And what a range of temperatures they have had to adjust to. But none-the-less their schedule has included time at host school James M. Hill High, visits to Metepenagiag First Nation, sleigh rides, tobogganing, curling, cross country and downhill skiing, school visits, watching hockey games, watching Irish dancing and a games night at the Golden Hawk Recreation Center.
With scissors and glue in hand, a dedicated group of primary teachers dove into a “Make and Take” session on Jan.12. After a CI Day presentation on phonological awareness, teachers were provided with the materials to make activities to develop and reinforce these skills with their students.
The third annual D16 Creative Use of Technology in Education (CUTE) Awards are quickly approaching. Scheduled for February 17th (bad weather date February 18th) at the James M. Hill High School Auditorium the event promises to be another exciting evening extravaganza for students and teachers of District 16. Awards are presented for the creative and innovative classroom use of educational technology by means of a variety of digital media. For more information visit http://www.district16.nbed.nb.ca/program/cute-awards .
The drama club from Croft Elementary School visited the School District 16 office on December 17th to perform their latest production called The Best Christmas Pagent Ever. Although it could be called a costumeless dress rehearsal there was no lack of enthusiasm as just a few moments into the story the players warmed to their roles, gathered confidence and gave a convicing performance. The District 16 staff thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minute play that concluded with the spirited singing of two Christmas carols.