School children in  Anglophone North School District have had plenty of opportunity recently to understand that there are those in their respective communities who can benefit from support of their neighbours, and they have done something about it. On Thursday, December 20th the schools in the Miramichi area completed their annual Christmas Food Drive with more than ...

Members of the Environmental Science 122/3 class at Blackville School recently had an opportunity to discuss their “carbon footprints” and sustainable development with Colin Beavan, the director of the acclaimed documentary film, No Impact Man.  The film followed Colin Beavan and his family as they attempted to reduce their own carbon footprints to zero over a 12 month period while living in New York City.  After the class watched the documentary Mr. Beavan agreed to discuss environmental questions with regards to his documentary via Twitter...

Local ASD-N students, teachers and administrators along with service clubs, businesses and other community groups come together every Christmas to provide many senior citizens in the greater Bathurst area with the "Spirit of Christmas". This community-wide campaign brings food, presents, Christmas treats and a lot of personal warmth and caring, making a huge difference to many, both those who receive and those who give time, energy, goods and financial support.
    
This year each delivery included  ...

The Literacy Bridges Project, a program which aims to provide quality literature to students living in New Brunswick Housing Projects, was awarded the 2012 Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Award in the category of Community Literacy Programs on November 22, 2012 at Tantramar Regional High School in Sackville, New Brunswick. Through partnerships with the Anglophone North School District (Bathurst) the Bathurst Rotary Club, Poverty Reduction, IODE, Upper Dawson and Edgewood Tenants’ Association and the Bathurst High School Rotary Interact Club, monthly literacy sessions are held at each of the community centres. At each event  ...

A former Campbellton resident, Mayme Lefurgey, returned recently to speak to female students at Campbellton Middle School and Tide Head School. The occasion was the first United Nations declared International Day of the Girl Child, held on October 11, 2012.

Students at Bonar Law Memorial School listened closely when they had an opportunity on Tuesday Dec. 4th to hear about heart-wrenching childhood experiences so very different from their own. Mr. Jacob Deng, a survivor of civil war in southern Sudan, told how as a child his life was suddenly turned upside down by violence in his village. One of the“lost Boys of Sudan”, he became a refugee and had harrowing experiences ...

Citizenship is a character trait that was well demonstrated on November 29th in Campballeton as students and staff from a number of local schools participated in the Lord Beaverbrook School Human Link, an activity that includes a food drive to support the local food bank, as well as an awareness campaign regarding November being Family Violence Prevention Month.
    
Over 300 people came to join the Human Link, which stretched along the sidewalks, starting from  ...

Retired professional football player Bruce Beaton spoke to an audience of young athletes at James M. Hill high School on Wednesday Nov. 26th on what it takes to be successful. His audience comprised of students from the host school and neighbouring Dr. Losier Middle School, paid close attention as the native of Port Hood, Nova Scotia, spoke about the need for ...

Dalhousie Regional High School teacher Lisa Anderson was recognized for her excellence in teaching at the Minister’s Excellence in Teaching Awards celebration in Fredericton on November 24th. Known for her work in the classroom as being a champion of inclusion and for the effective use of technology, Ms Anderson has also shown school and district wide leadership support in the teaching of high school mathematics. She is also a leader in providing enrichment, tutorial and extended learning opportunities for students at Dalhousie Regional High. Ms Anderson presently teaching grade 9 math, was selected for the former School District 15.  Her school’s principal Ms Janet Cooper describes Ms Anderson as a very deserving recipient of this award.

Sheree Fitch, the well known Maritime based children’s author and poet delighted hundreds of Miramichi elementary students with her visit to three area schools on Tuesday November 27th. She recited many of her poems, known for their alliterative tongue twisting delightful plays on words. She strongly encouraged all her audience members to write creatively, outlining for them what is needed to be a writer and how long it sometimes takes to develop a piece of writing to the point of writer satisfaction. She had an enthusiastic audiences which totaled more than 1000 children by day’s end with long queues of book owners seeking her autograph after each session. She kindly obliged. She was very warmly received at the three schools visited; Gretna Green, Saint Andrews and Blackville School, with the audiences including students from all the nearby schools. For photos visit The Visit by Sheree Fitch .

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