ASD-N schools in the Bathurst area held the annual ChariTea at Terry Fox Elementary School on Saturday June 1st. This event is part of an ongoing effort in support of the African country of Lesotho.
     In the fall of 2005, the “Lesotho Initiative” was introduced to the staff of then School District # 15 by the organizing committee which was made up of educators from the district. The “Lesotho Initiative” committee for the A. N. School District continues to  ...

Two hundred girls in grades 6 to 9 were able to enjoy the Go Girl Festival at Miramichi Valley High School on Wednesday May 29th. The participants from schools in the southern area of ASD-N as well as three First Nation schools, enjoyed a wide variety of activities provided by teachers and community volunteers, most of which took place outdoors under pleasantly warm late spring sunshine. The purpose of the event was to ... 

Preparing for physical activity is important! Did you know that it is important to warm up your body before any physical activity? Warming up prepares your body physically and mentally for exercising, and also helps prevent injuries. If you are going for a run, you can warm up with some light jogging followed by some stretching. So lace up your sneakers, “warm up”, get a friend and go for a run. It’s Go for 42 time! 

The Cool History Kids, a group of Grade 4 and 5 students at Gretna Green Elementary School, have recently completed a short film called "The Great Miramichi Fire".  The film is modelled on the popular Heritage Minutes, seen on television, and is intended to teach about this tragic and significant event in Miramichi's history.  The film is part of an ongoing enrichment project at the school and was completed with the help of ASD-N Technology Mentors Craig Duplessie and Mike McCallum. To view the film visit Our Miramichi Heritage .

A splendid dinner at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel was enjoyed by twenty-six area students at the Turnaround Achievement Awards ceremony on Monday May 27th. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Chatham with support from Beaubear Credit Union, students from ASD-N and First Nation Schools schools in Rexton, Blackville, Tabusintac and points in between, were recognized for their perseverance in their education. In the ceremony each student’s accomplishments were highlighted in a short video clip prior to their receiving a trophy and gift card. For details please see attached file. For photos visit Achievement Awards .

The 31st Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grades 7, 8 and 9 took place on Friday, May 10, 2013. ASD-N was well represented entering a total of 117 mathematicians out of the 1243 students competing from across the province. Of all the New Brunswick Grade 7 students Julia Bent of Harkins Middle School, Miramichi, placed 3rd in the province (and first in ASD-N of course). Placing first in Grade 8 in ASD-N was Vacili Osipeau of  ...

A group of Gretna Green Elementary School grades 4 and 5 students are about to launch Defenders of Middle Island, a video game they have produced in collaboration with New Brunswick Community College-Miramichi. The launch, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the school, will be followed-up with the game being featured on June 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Jalloo Festival of Animation taking place at NBCC-Miramichi. At the launch on June 12, Ms Caroline Daley, Middle Island Curator, will make a presentation to students involved in the project: Keisha, Braydan, Cameron, Hunter, Aaron, Dylan, Skyler, and Colby. The game features some of the ships participating in the Fesitval of Tall Ships taking place in Miramichi this weekend. The project, also involving NBCC students,  is being coordinated by Gretna Green vice-principal Krista Bransfield and Kevin Gallant of NBCC.

Is physical activity really good for you? Did you know that by increasing your physical activity you can greatly reduce your chances of getting sick?  You will also be happier and healthier! Playing outside with your friends is a fun and easy way to stay physically active. Running improves your heart, lungs, flexibility, and gives you more energy! Running can also help you improve in other sports.  Don’t forget to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day!  Lace up your sneakers and get out there to accumulate Kilometers and “Go for 42.” 

The wet weather over recent days didn’t dampen the spirits of many elementary school students in the Miramichi area. In fact, it could be said … it was,  “like water off a duck’s back!”. With the support of Ducks Unlimited™  interpreters, Emily and Kristen, students got to hear about and explore the biodiversity of wetlands, the birds that might make wetlands their habitat, about the life on and below the water’s surface and about ...

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