We would like to send out a great big thank you to all students, teachers, administrators and staff members who recently participated in our very first ASD-N Take Me Outside Day Challenge. We were overwhelmed by the support shown for this initiative from K-12 classes across the district. In all we had 32 schools registered, including First Nation schools and Alternative Education sites, with hundreds of photos and videos submitted and/or posted online.
On Saturday, October 20th, a group of students from Miramichi Valley High School made the choice to spend their day off helping coordinate and host a six team NB Special Olympics Floor Hockey Tournament. This group of young adults, under the guidance of teacher Ann O’Neill MacDonnell, volunteered their time as officials, scorers, timekeepers, lunch servers, and avid supporters of the athletes.
On Monday, October 1st Parkwood Heights Elementary School literally launched into their monthly STEM initiative with a demonstration of their award winning catapult from the APEGNB/ASDN Pumpkin Fling Catapult Competition.
Fresh off a second place finish at the annual contest the “Parkwood Launchers” presented their winnings of $500 to the student body, showed off their trophy, and launched a small gourde across the gym to demonstrate the power, precision, and accuracy of their catapult.
The ASD-N First Nation Education team would like to thank everyone who participated in Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 28th. We had 52 submissions to our contest and a winner was chosen randomly from this list on Monday, October 1st.
Congratulations to Melanie Sobey, Grade 2/3 teacher at Blackville School, who is the lucky winner and who will receive $300 to purchase resources for her class.
The annual Fall Harvest will feature the APEGNB Pumpkin Fling and is hosted by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick in partnership with Sunny Corner Enterprises and NBCC Miramichi. This event allows APEGNB to promote engineering in a fun and creative way.
At 1:00pm, a special contest for schools only, is the catapult contest for both a trophy and cash prize of $750, $500 or $250. There is also a $250 prize for the best school spirit award. Cash prizes go to the schools to support STEM learning initiatives
An ASD-N student from the Campbellton Learning Centre (CLC) has just won the 2018 Mi'gmaq Writers Award - 17 and under category.
Margaret Caplin submitted her writing, "The Girl with the Long Black Hair", and was selected first overall in her category. Her writing will be published and distributed online and in print shortly. She is the second CLC student to win in this category since 2015.
Congratulations, Margaret! We are very proud of your accomplishments.
Let's give some applause to the paws! Waterview Animal Hospital in Miramichi recently held its First Annual School Supply Drive during the month of August, and donated nearly $600 in school supplies to the Anglophone North School District.
Throughout August, Waterview Animal Hospital offered free nail trims to pets when their owners donated a school supply item. The hospital also donated all cash payments from their regular clients' nail trims, and then used that cash to purchase additional school supplies for the drive.