Rexton Elementary School was abuzz with plenty of action on Saturday, March 16th as students from the Miramichi and Rexton area schools took part in the first of two District Chess Tournaments taking place this year. The Northern region event will be hosted at Lord Beaverbrook School in Campbellton on Saturday, March 23rd.
“This class has become so much more than just a course for me. It really became a passion of mine. It has changed my outlook on life.” This reflection came from Maggie Jardine, a grade 12 student from Miramichi Valley High School, while being interview by CBC radio about her recent experience taking a class that focused on planning, organizing, fundraising and volunteering for the New Brunswick Special Olympics Winter Games held in Miramichi from February 21st to 24th.
On Friday, February 15th, the Grade 6H class at Nelson Rural School hosted a Flag Day Ceremony for students, teachers and guests. Students presented readings to explain why we have Flag Day. Several songs celebrating Canada were performed throughout the concert in both official languages.
Anglophone North School District was notified late last evening that a book containing racist messaging was discovered at one of our elementary schools.A variety of steps and actions have been taken since that time, and all staff have been notified.
Miramichi Valley High School teacher, Brandon Savage, was part of the team that worked with the Royal Canadian Mint to solve the mystery of the identity of the soldier whose face is portrayed on its 2019 Silver Dollar commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Mr. Savage, the grandson of a soldier of the North Shore Regiment, helped identify the soldier as Private George Herman Baker, a member of No. 3 Platoon of the North Shore Regiment who landed at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.
In the event that schools are closed on Monday, January 21, due to the snow storm that is in the forecast for this weekend, the DEC meeting will be held the following night on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m.
If schools are open on Monday, the DEC meeting will continue to be held as scheduled on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.