Genius Hour is a concept where students of all ability levels are encouraged to explore their own passions in a special one-hour-per-week time reserved for this activity. After identifying a passion or a huge interest, the students then learn how to research, organize and share their knowledge in diverse ways. At Gretna Green, 2 classes of Grade 4 students took on Genius Hour this winter. For 3 months, once a week, 25 students pursued vastly different interests with the help of their classroom teachers: Carolyn Simmons and Linda Dickson.
Throughout April Skills Canada New Brunswick holds a series of province wide skills competitions for High Shool students in ten different trades at various locations in N.B. On Saturday April 17th the competition for Automotive Service was held at Nepisiquit High School in Bathurst. Four ASD-N students participated in this event and it was a clean sweep for ASD-N with Kolen Jones of James M. Hill H. S.
The annual ASD-N Speak Out
competition was held on Saturday, April 25th at Superior Middle
School, Bathurst. In all, 22 students from across the district competed
and while the judges had a difficult time choosing the top three in each
division and category, they managed nonetheless. Please see attachment below
for their decisions. Congratulations to all! The top 2 competitors in
each division will be moving on to provincial
competitions in Fredericton on May 29th. For photos of
the participants visit 2015
ASD-N Speak Out.
On Monday evening April 20th, Jacquet River
School hosted the ASD-N French Oratorical Competition. There were 36
competitors in total from grades 6 to 12 from the Early and Late
Immersion programs as well as from the Post-Intensive French
program. All of the speeches were extremely well done and the judges
were very impressed. The winners have the opportunity to participate in
the upcoming provincial competition on May 2nd in Moncton.
Congratulations to all the participants on a job well done! See the attachment
below for the results