The 2017 Anglophone North School District Chess Tournament was held at Rexton Elementary School on Saturday, March 18th and once again proved to be a very successful event. There were 48 students registered in the tournament this year representing 14 different District schools.
The New Brunswick Teen Apprentice Program (NBTAP) is recruiting Grade 10 and 11 students for Summer 2017 skilled trade pre-apprentice work opportunities with employers throughout New Brunswick. Applications will be accepted from February 1 to March 17.
Congratulations to the grade 2 students at Lord Beaverbrook School, L. E. Reinsborough School and Tide Head School who recently completed the fall session of the Elf Program. A winter session is currently underway at all three schools.
Students from Anglophone North School district in the Bathurst and Janeville area assisted in The Spirit of Christmas for vulnerable seniors with support exceeding over 270 recipients, many still residing in their own homes. Support included packing food items, baking, fundraising, shopping and decorating as a pay it forward gesture during the holiday season.
The Rotary Club of Bathurst and Superior Middle School are proud to introduce the first middle level Interact Club in the province. Approximately 30 students are participating and have already volunteered for The Spirit of Christmas, a local project for seniors. They have also begun to work with the Lesotho Africa global initiative.
Interact is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18. Members of the Rotary Club of Bathurst mentor interactors on a weekly basis to plan, organize and implement projects that helps their school or community.
Rexton area schools have developed a wonderful partnership with the Rexton Lions Nursing Home. Each school has a program that allows students the opportunity to visit the residents and spend a little one on one time with them. Mrs. Warman, Community Schools Coordinator has been taking students from EWG Middle School weekly, after school, to visit the seniors for 7 years! They make crafts, decorate cookies, record stories, help with special events and on the occasion play a game of bingo.
Anglophone North prides itself on the many programs and volunteers it sees each week at all area schools throughout the district. Rexton Elementary is no exception and is very grateful for the wonderful support it receives with it's ELF Program. RES has many dedicated volunteers and one in particular is sending out a challenge to other Veterans across the province to get involved! Robert (Bob) LeGoff is past District Commander of Northumberland/Kent District and past President and member of the Richibucto Legion Branch #30.