The World’s Tiniest Teachers were celebrated on
Monday, June 1st at the Miramichi Kincenter at our annual Roots of
Empathy Baby Celebration. This year 18 classrooms in our area experienced the
Roots of Empathy program. Over 300 children experienced first-hand the
opportunity to watch their visiting babies grow and learn while becoming more
caring and compassionate citizens. As Isaac Trevors, Grade 1 student at St.
Andrews Elementary told the group, “ when our baby smiles it warms my heart”.
School and community partners who helped make this program happen in our
Upwards of 50 elementary school students
gathered recently at Croft Elementary School in Miramichi to determine who are
the best spellers. Nine elementary schools participated in the ASD-N Spelling
Bee for grade levels kindergarten through grade 5 on Friday May 29th. The earnest
young spellers were fully engaged and made their best efforts, writing boards
in hand, listening carefully and taking on the challenge of some very difficult
words as the competition progressed. Attached
below is a list of the eventual winners and runners-up. For photos visit Spelling Bee .
Andrea Bell, a grade 11 student
at Miramichi Valley High School has been awarded second place nationally
in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest for poetry in the Senior
category. In addition to the certificate recognizing her accomplishment, she
received a $500.00 cash prize. Her poem, “Row by Row” is attached below.
Anglophone North School District recently presented the Celebrate the Spirit Awards to four recipients at the Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) Appreciation Dinner held in Bathurst. The award is given to recognize groups or individuals who have contributed “above and beyond” to our district and, by virtue of their mere presence in our schools, have enhanced the positive and enthusiastic culture the makes ASD-N a great place to educate children.
Four ASD-N students were recognized for their sportsmanship in high school sports by the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association at 10th Annual Sportsmanship Awards Banquet which was held Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The students who received the Raymond Légère Sportsmanship Award are Larissa Bryenton of Blackville School, Andrea Dinan of James M. Hill High School, Michael MacKay of Miramichi Valley High School and James Lee of Bonar Law Memorial School.
Congratulations to Josanna Hickey of Bathurst High School. She recently
was named as one of 16 students from across Canada to win a Beaverbrook Vimy Prize. Josanna will spend two weeks in
August visiting the Vimy Ridge Memorial and other historic sites in Europe
sharing the experience with 15 other young Canadians. This scholarship aims to “educate and inspire
students through the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge, where Canada came of age
and was then recognized on the world stage”. For more on this program visit Beaverbrook Vimy Prize and Taking on Europe
The ASD-N Regional Drama Festival was held at James M.
Hill High School on Tuesday May 12th. Three plays were presented in the morning. "Robin
Hood" was performed by Nelson Rural School. "The Wonders of Storybook Land" was
performed by Napan Elementary School. "The Little Mermaid" was performed by Gretna
Green Elementary School. After lunch workshops were held for the young actors,
conducted by the Theatre Arts students of James. M. Hill. These sessions
covered choreography, make-up, acting skills, set design and performance warm-up
launch of the Go for 42 Initiative was held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Harkins
Elementary with students, staff, parents and community members in attendance.
This Kindergarten to Grade 8 initiative is led by MANGO
and will take place in local Miramichi area schools from May 11th
until June 12th. Students will attempt to accumulate 40 kms of
running/walking during that time. They will receive colorful shoe tags to mark
their progress. On Sunday June 28th at 11:00 am students are encouraged to
participate in the Mango Kids Fun Run which will complete the last 2.2 kms.