Please note that the Orientation Session for new casual ASD-N staff scheduled for tonight (December 5th) at the Dalhousie Ed Centre has been postponed. Details on the rescheduled date will be posted once confirmed.
The Orientation Session for new ASD-N casual staff will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at the Dalhousie Ed Centre, located at 500 Canada Games Drive. The session will run from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
On November 1st, 1993, Major General Roméo Dallaire stood in Kinihira, Rwanda, overlooking the lush, green, rolling hills that tumble across this land that Dallaire called “Paradise on earth” (Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, 2007). There, he raised the United Nations flag to officially launch what would become the ill-fated peace keeping mission to Rwanda.
Grade 9 and 10 art students from MVHS recently participated in a mandala workshop for mindfulness. The students learned about the origins of these intricate designs and produced their own beautiful works. This is just one example of how the Fine Arts are being celebrated in Anglophone North School District. And with the exciting news that nine teachers in our district received Fine Arts grants totaling over $24000.00, that education will flourish.
We would like to send out a great big thank you to all students, teachers, administrators and staff members who recently participated in our very first ASD-N Take Me Outside Day Challenge. We were overwhelmed by the support shown for this initiative from K-12 classes across the district. In all we had 32 schools registered, including First Nation schools and Alternative Education sites, with hundreds of photos and videos submitted and/or posted online.
On Saturday, October 20th, a group of students from Miramichi Valley High School made the choice to spend their day off helping coordinate and host a six team NB Special Olympics Floor Hockey Tournament. This group of young adults, under the guidance of teacher Ann O’Neill MacDonnell, volunteered their time as officials, scorers, timekeepers, lunch servers, and avid supporters of the athletes.
On Monday, October 1st Parkwood Heights Elementary School literally launched into their monthly STEM initiative with a demonstration of their award winning catapult from the APEGNB/ASDN Pumpkin Fling Catapult Competition.
Fresh off a second place finish at the annual contest the “Parkwood Launchers” presented their winnings of $500 to the student body, showed off their trophy, and launched a small gourde across the gym to demonstrate the power, precision, and accuracy of their catapult.
The ASD-N First Nation Education team would like to thank everyone who participated in Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 28th. We had 52 submissions to our contest and a winner was chosen randomly from this list on Monday, October 1st.
Congratulations to Melanie Sobey, Grade 2/3 teacher at Blackville School, who is the lucky winner and who will receive $300 to purchase resources for her class.