School District 16 will be hosting the New Brunswick Teachers Association Middle Level Council Day Friday, May 7th at James M. Hill Memorial High School. Middle Level school teachers from across the province will be attending a wide variety professional development sessions throughout the day as well as attending a keynote presentation from motivational speaker Mr. Farley Flex. Mr. Flex has a background in popular music and is a tireless worker on behalf of youth.
On Monday May 3rd St. Andrew's Elementary School joined music lovers from across Canada and participated in "Music Monday". Schools throughout the country united by singing an identical piece of music at the same time, entitled SING, SING,SING by Serena Ryder. Following this opening number music teacher Emily Comeau coordinated a program of variety for the public in the school's gym with such numbers as a class "playing the spoons" , another playing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on small xylophones and everyone joining in on the action filled "Unicorn Song".
Mango Fun Run - July 2009This year’s District 16 involvement with MANGO’s “Go for 42” initiative was officially launched on Monday, May 3, 2010 at St. Andrews Elementary School. After a warm up session in the school gym, a walk through England’s Hollow in a gentle rain followed. The approximately 275 participants included students and staff of St. Andrews School as well as parents, grandparents of students and community partners.
Recently Miramichi Valley High School welcomed 31 French Immersion students from School District 16 to show their skills in their second language. The participants presented amazing speeches before their friends and family. It was a difficult task for the judges to select the winners in each category. After much deliberation they selected the following winners who will be representing School District 16 in the Provincial Oratory competition at University of Moncton on May 1st. We wish them all “Bonne Chance!”
Grade 6 Early Immersion
Jantzen Losier ( Dr.Losier Middle School)
Bonar Law Memorial School (BLMS) in Rexton was host recently to the annual District 16 Oratory Competition. BLMS student Paige Hebert was awarded the honour of first place, Katie Hamilton of North and South Esk Regional High School was second and Sarah Hayward of James M. Hill placed third. Each of the five District 16 high schools was represented by two speakers who had qualified earlier at the school level. The presentations were five minutes long followed by a one minute "off the cuff" impromptu speech on a random topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.