The automotive High School Challenge will be held this weekend at the Miramichi Dragway. Cars, prepared by students during their own time, will be entered in this annual provincial racing competition which follows very strict guidelines. Amongst other rules, a vehicle is restricted to ...

The University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre  was the venue for the Bonar Law Memorial School track and field team’s recent weekend adventure as they participated in the Nike’s™ Canadian Grand Prix Track and Field Invitational Meet. Along with 300 athletes from 21 schools representing 12 provinces and territories, the BLMS athletes competed in the 10 event, one day meet, and brought home several awards. Jonathan Leblanc ...

Visit 2013 Go for 42 Details for information letter and registration form. For schools in the southern portion of ASD-N, Mango Mania is back this month with -  Go for 42. For the next 5 weeks there will be posts on school websites giving information for students about being physically active and nourishing their bodies to enable them to stay active and encouraging participation in the Go for 42 challenge at school. Won’t you join us for ...

“Go Wild for Reading” was the theme of the kindergarten to grade 5 literacy project that took place during  April at Jacquet River School. The purpose was to enhance the students reading and writing skills through novel activities at school and at home. 
     Each grade represented one particular animal.  Students did research ...

The Grade One students from Mrs. Colleen Kane and Mrs. Heather Mutch's classes have been engaged in Literature Circles!  The students read from books and poetry selections that followed the theme of Spring and Animals in Spring.  Tuesday, April 30, the students presented their selections through a variety of means:  poetry, music, drama, art and choral reading.  “It is exciting to see Primary students work through the roles and concepts associated with Literature Circles, with such success and obvious enjoyment!", stated District Enrichment Co-ordinator Mrs. Charlotte Loggie. Visit NSEE Literacy Circles for photos.

On Monday May 6th, students, teachers and parents of Saint Andrews Elementary School had the opportunity to enjoy a sing-along with the Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, who played his guitar and sang from space along with earth-bound Ed Robertson of the Canadian group “Barenaked Ladies” ! This high tech. and high flying event was a CBC production shared with other schools all across Canada, all in recognition of Music Monday!  This “out of the world experience”   was just one element of the school’s assembly reflecting the importance of music education. The remainder of the assembly featured performances by students of dance and music numbers performed under “black light” which created a good deal of amusement and novelty. To see photos (taken in the dark!) visit Music Monday Photos . Students chuckled when Commander Hadfield twirled his weightless guitar in the air at the completion of the number!

The Miramichi Kinsmen and Anglophone North School District are pleased to accept film entries for the Third Annual Kin Film Festival.  All students in ASD-N are invited to participate.  Students may submit films in one or both of the two categories.
The first category is the Kin Category.  Films in this category will address the theme “Doing the Right Thing”.
The second category is the Open Category.  Films of any genre or subject matter can be submitted to this category.
The top films selected in each category will be screened.
Also this year, Director Michel Guitar from the NB film Co-op will be offering a training session at Miramichi Valley High School before the screening of the films.
All films will be screened Sunday May 26th, 2013 at 6:00pm at our new location Miramichi Valley High school.
Cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100 will be awarded for the winners in each category.
Deadline for Entry is May 17th For more details on each category and to book a seat for Michel Guitars session please go to www.kinfilmfest.com

A number of ASD-N students from Bonar Law Memorial School had an opportunity last month to experience democracy’s “front line”. They were taken on as poll workers for a provincial by-election held in Kent County. They were joined by students from Ėcole Clement Cormier in a program supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Visit Student Poll Workers for more details.

The Regional Heritage Fair Showcase for Anglophone North School District, held May 1, 2013, provided a wonderful insight into the work of many young historians from all parts of the district. Many observers commented on the fine quality of the research and presentations displayed. Held in the cavernous gymnasium of Superior Middle School in Bathurst, the showcase was one of eleven being held throughout the province.  A panel of judges toured the 64 poster presentations and interviewed the presenters about their work. The very difficult task of deciding two overall winners took considerable time. In the end Avery Watt of Nelson Rural School and Crystal Roy-Mackenzie of Superior Middle School were selected to represent ASD-N at the Provincial Showcase in Shippagan, NB, June 21st to 23rd, 2013. Avery’s project was titled “Proud to be a Country Boy” and detailed life on his family’s farm in Barnaby River. Crystal’s project called “Stolen Children”, explored life in Canada’s residential schools for  First Nation, Inuit and Metis children.
     Additional projects were singled out to receive awards in eleven categories. Attached below is a list of these projects and awards. Visit  ASD-N Heritage Fair 2013 for photos of these presentations and respective projects as well as other pictures from  the showcase.

The Lesotho Initiative committee invites the public to the annual “Chari-tea” at Terry Fox Elementary School, Bathurst, on Saturday June 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Strawberry Shortcake will be served along with tea or coffee for $5.00. The Lesotho Intiative was started by educators in the former School District 15 in 2006 to promote global citizenship through the use of a curriculum based on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. To date the committee has raised $76 123.05 through events such as “ChariTea”, calendar sales and the “Salt of the Earth Artisan and Craft Fair”. The “ChariTea” event is in support of Grandmothers of Lesotho, Africa.

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