Students in Mr. Theriaullt and Ms Kings grade 6 classes at Eleanor Graham Middle School raised money recently through a unique language arts project that combined writing book reviews and creating bookmarks. The colourful bookmarks were sold at a crafts fair at Rexton Elementary School and funds raised were used to purchase a water filtration system for a family in Haiti. But their contribution to Haiti continued even after their objective was reached. This project is very consistent with a number of criteria that are considered essential to 21st Century Learning, not the least of which is Global Citizenship. To see the full description of this project visit EWG and Water Filters for Haiti .
A large crowd was on hand to celebrate the Christmas Season at James M. Hill High School on Wednesday Dec. 7th. The District 16 Festival of Word and Song featured student art work, story telling, Christmas treats and on stage performances by local school choirs. Participating in the event were Ian Baillie Primary School, Napan Elementary School, North and South Esk Elementary School, Millerton School, Miramichi Rural School and St. Andrew's Elementary School. The event was hosted by the District 16 Office staff. To see a video of the performance visit Festival of Word and Song .
Join a little girl named Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a magical world called Wonderland. Adventures await her as she encounters a blue caterpillar, a Mad Hatter, a talking cat, Humpty Dumpty and many others on her journey to find a way home. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a timeless fantasy that is sure to delight children of all ages.The MVHS Drama Club is presenting Alice in Wonderland. The club members have been working very hard to put this play together and are looking forward to entertaining large audiences. This production will be enjoyed by the whole family. Showdates are December 14-18 at 7PM with a matinee on Saturday December 17 at 2PM. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at Books Inn, from the cast or at the door.
The second annual District 16 Festival of Word and Song will be held on Wednesday December 7th at James M. Hill High School from 4:00 pm until 6:00. There will be readings of Christmas stories by district teachers, a display of student art work and beginning at 4:30, musical performances by various schools on stage. Everyone is welcome to the celebration hosted by the District 16 Office staff.
District 16 will be hosting an exposition at James M. Hill High School on Wednesday November 30th to highlight student work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The public is invited to attend at 4:15 pm when judging will have been completed. Awards will be presented at 5:15 pm. The STEM EXPO is designed to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their creativity, research, design, building, and problem solving skills through a public demonstration of their learning. Students will present concepts learned in class and highlight their relevance. The event also provides access to STEM-related professionals, businesses and organizations in the District 16 catchment area for students to share and explore their interests.
The District 16 Transition to School program is up and running. Children, 3 and 4 years old, have been visiting the schools where they will begin their kindergarten experience next year. They have been involved in some of the activities of the kindergarten program and have had a chance to meet their teacher and principal. If you haven't registered your child for kindergarten yet, please contact your local community school to do so. You will receive helpful information and begin the transition to school process for your young learner. To see photos visit Transition to School Program .
The District 16 Education Council honored Superintendent Laurie Keoughan at a retirement dinner on November 16th at the Miramichi Curling Club. Mr. Keoughan will be retiring at the end of December after contributing 35 years to the education system. The dinner was well attended by colleagues, friends and family members. Greetings on behalf of the Minister of Education were delivered by Zoe Watson, Assistant Deputy Minister. As well, best wishes were extended on behalf of the principals and vice-principals, the District 16 Office, and his family by Claude LaBerge, Richard Walsh, and Father John Keoughan, respectively. Patricia Lee, DEC chair, thanked Mr. Keoughan for his many years of dedication, commitment and service to School District 16. Shown in the photograph are Mr. Keoughan and Mrs. Sheila Bowie, his Executive Assistant.
On November 10, 2011 the Miramichi Highland Societydonated $12 409.85 to School District 16 to be used for Assistive Technology in the classroom.Some months ago Dawn MacDonald, an Educational Assistant at Ian Baillie Primary School, realized that a number of students in her school could benefit from Assistive Technology.After several months and several meeting ...
Bob Gillis, District 16 Technology Consultant, was honoured Saturday evening in Fredericton by being presented with the Minister’s Excellence in Teaching Award by Education Minister Jody Carr. He was one of nine teachers who were selected from each of the Anglophone districts as very worthy recipients of this award.Five teachers from each of the Francophone districts were honored in a similar manner on November 5th. In introducing Bob to the assembled guests, District Education Council Chair, Patricia Lee, noted ...
The District 16 Sports Stacking championship was held on Wed. Novemeber 16th at MVHS. Nine district schools were represented by 49 school champs from kindergarten to grade 8. Participating schools were Napan, Tabusintac, Gretna Green, Harkins E.S., Croft, Saint Andrew's, Millerton, Eel Ground and Burnt Church. Winnners were ...