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.
Twenty-five students from the south region of ASD-N were recognized at a dinner in their honour at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Thursday May 7th. The students were presented with Turnaround Achievement Awards in recognition of their developing attitudes and approaches towards academics and school life in general. The dinner, sponsored by the Chatham Rotary Club with support from Beaubear Credit Union, was well attended with family and school staff present to recognize the accomplishment of each of the recipients.
Four schools in the northern region of Anglophone North School District, along with the Bathurst Education Centre, recently completed a very successful clothing drive in partnership with the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL).
Genius Hour is a concept where students of all ability levels are encouraged to explore their own passions in a special one-hour-per-week time reserved for this activity. After identifying a passion or a huge interest, the students then learn how to research, organize and share their knowledge in diverse ways. At Gretna Green, 2 classes of Grade 4 students took on Genius Hour this winter. For 3 months, once a week, 25 students pursued vastly different interests with the help of their classroom teachers: Carolyn Simmons and Linda Dickson.