Posted: March 10, 2009

Ten District 16 teachers of French have been invited by Smart Technologies to participate in a SMART Content Creation Seminar in Montreal, March 21 and 22, with additional support from local school authorities. The intention of the seminar is to create French language materials for classroom teachers to use with SMART Technologies’ classroom products, including the interactive whiteboards known as SMARTBoards ™. This is an opportunity for these teachers to share their expertise and experience with teachers of French from other areas of Canada.

Posted: February 25, 2009

The World Issues Class of Mr. T. Theriault at James M. Hill Memorial High School has accepted UNICEF Canada's Spread the Net Student Challenge and is currently ranked in 3rd place nationally in funds raised. JMH student Eric Bowes is leading the country as highest individual fund raiser with $1670.00.The Spread the Net campaign across Canada is attempting to raise enough money to purchase 500 000 mosquito nets for African children to help prevent them catching malaria.

Posted: February 20, 2009

School District 16 teacher Karen MacDonald is attending classes this academic year at the Eastern Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery for a 10-month graduate program focusing on how best to teach Grade One students who have difficulty with early literacy. The graduate study, done in cooperation with Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS, is part of a training program that will qualify Mrs. MacDonald to be a Reading Recovery teacher leader.

Posted: February 19, 2009


Posted: February 13, 2009

The nominees are: Patrick Losier; Dillan MacTavish; Theresa Roy Project: I-Pod Touch School: Nelson Rural School Description: All of the photos in Dillan’s PEC booklet were digitized and uploaded to the I-Pod Touch. Personal photos and videos of school presentations have also been uploaded. Patrick, Theresa and Dillan are now exploring ways that the I-Pod Touch can be used to assist Dillan, who is non-verbal, in communicating with others.

Posted: February 12, 2009

On Thursday February 12, 2009, students and staff across District 16 took one big bite towards healthy living through healthy eating. Food Share’s ™ program called ‘Great Big Crunch’ invited students and teachers to learn about healthy eating and local and global food systems and enjoy an apple for a snack during their mid-morning break.

Posted: February 11, 2009

School District 16 will be holding the 2009 CUTE Awards on Wednesday February 18th, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the James M. Hill Theater. Come and celebrate the innovative ways our students and teachers are using technology. Learn why District 16 is recognized as a global leader in the use of technology. Experience the excitement and discover how our students and teachers are transforming our classrooms. Again this year we will be featuring live entertainment throughout the evening, a technology display in the main lobby, tours of the digital media studio, and a few additional surprises.

Posted: February 7, 2009

Students Ashlee Arbeau and Aaron Malley took part in the taping of three hockey games at the Miramichi Rotary Pond Hockey Tournament February 6th, 2009 at French Fort Cove, Miramichi. The games involving CFB Gagetown teams were then streamed over the internet for viewing by Canadian troops in Afghanistan, some of whom participated in this tournament in 2008.

Posted: January 27, 2009

District 16 students hosted 10 visiting Chinese students for a week in January in a program called Winter Camp. These students chose to visit Canada for a chance to improve their ability to speak English and explore opportunities to eventually further their education in this country. The 10 students visiting locally were part of a larger group of students visiting New Brunswick, all of whom stayed with host families for this portion of their visit. They were in Canada for a total of 20 days.

Posted: January 25, 2009

Several elementary schools of the District 16 have made plans to participate in cross country skiing again this winter. Excursions to visit the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club in Nelson-Miramichi are being made by many of the nearby schools. Equipment has been made available by partnerships between the ski club and schools with the financial support of the New Brunswick Department of Culture, Heritage and Sport and Sport Canada.


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