North and South Esk Elementary student Avery Hiemstra has just been awarded first place in the 'Junior Essay' category of The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Literary Contest. Avery was recognized for her writing proficiency and her ability to clearly evoke a strong sense of Remembrance in her work in a congratulatory letter from Dominion President Thomas Irvine, sent on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is this Sunday, June 21st.
It is a day for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate and showcase who they are, and a day of prayer to give thanks.
It is important to recognize the many contributions of the First People of this land, and to celebrate their culture and identity.
Elder Donna Augustine from Elsipogtog First Nation has been a long-time valued contributer to the education and growth of ASD-N students and staff. In the attached link, Elder Donna shares a special message with ASD-N students about National Indigenous Peoples Day.
This is a big week for the graduates of ASD-N's eight high schools. Although celebrations won't look like they have in the past, each school has found unique ways to honour this group of graduating students.
ASD-N is very proud of their accomplishments and their resiliency, and hopes that 2020 graduates apply their many school experiences to help build bright and successful futures.
A CBC News story about Miramichi Valley High School and their Special Olympians has won the national RTDNA award! The story, which originally aired in February 2019, won the Adrienne Clarkson Award for diversity for all of Canada. Congratulations to MVHS students and staff, to the Special Olympians, to Special Olympics NB, and to Vanessa Blanch!
Congratulations CBCNB for winning the 2020 RTDNA Canada National Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award (Radio) for CBC New Brunswick - Miramichi Students Bond with Special Olympians.
The 2020 Restigouche Turnaround Achievement Awards recognizes youth from our local schools who have overcome multiple barriers as a result of their effort, commitment, and perseverance and turned their situation around in a positive way. As well, it also recognizes the unsung heroes – the teachers, parents, and/or counsellors - who spend the time, effort and contribute to the youth’s journey to self-reliance. In light of the circumstance surrounding COVID-19, and its necessary precautionary measures, we cannot host the traditional banquet associated with this worthy recognition. We bel