On Wednesday February 15th, our school celebrated Heritage Day. We started the day with the Honour song and Smudging Ceremony. All students participated as Emmerson Simonson did the ceremonial drumming and Mrs. Vicaire explained the ceremony and performed a smudging. After the public and students toured the school seeing displays of Native Heritage ranging from legends to what a native village looked like in the 1400's. Mrs.Vicaire had a display of Spirituality and traditional ceremonial items.we would like to thank everyone who came to our school to see our students displays!
Hockey Day in Eel GroundMonday January 30th was an exciting day for all of the students and staff of Eel Ground School. While the K4 to grade 4 students skated from 9 to 10 a.m., the remaining students in grades 5 to 8 waited for the opportunity to play hockey against the school staff and 5 members of the Miramichi Timber Wolves and former student Jonathan Ginnish of MVHS. It was fun for all, regardless of the final score, which is still discussed. Many thanks to Coach Rob MacDonald for letting his players join us. Thank-you to the players and the rest of the team. We may need to call
There will be no school on Monday, December 19,2011 in the morning due to the funeral of the late Doreen Sark. Classes will resume at 12:45pm. The bus will run at 12:30pm. There will be regular classes in the afternoon. The Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 20,2011 at 1:00pm. The dance has been rescheduled for Tuesday also from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Admission is $2.00 for student council card holders and $3.00 for students without. THE Grade 7 & 8 class have been studying Rockets as part of their Science curriculum.
The Eel Ground School Drama Club are hosting a merchandise bingo this Sunday. There will be great prizes and food as well. All money raised will go towards their trip to the New Brunswick Drama Festival in Fredericton at the end of April. Doors open at 12:30 and bingo begins at 2pm. Hope to see you there!
basketballEel Ground School will be having their first basketball team this year! Students from Grade 3,4 and 5 began practice and will soon be playing games against other schools. Coach of the team is Kelvin Simonson and we look forward to their first game.
Grade 6 Sports Stacking ChampionCups were stacking fast and furious on Wednesday November 16th as the District 16 Sports Stacking championships took place. Several students from Eel Ground School headed to MVHS to compete against schools from Napan, Tabusintac, Gretna Green, Harkins E.S., Croft, Saint Andrew's, Millerton and Burnt Church. Our own Angel won the Grade 6 division! Congratulations to all our students who participated as well as Mrs. Harris the coach of our sports stacking team.
One of our very own staff members was recently honoured for her work. Helen Bernard Ward was recently in Rothesay for The Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy awards ceremony on Sunday November 20th. Mrs Bernard Ward recieved an award for her work in Early Childhood Literacy. She was one of five groups or individuals to be recognized in the province.
Witch and Devil Abel Romeo and Lynzie MatchettThe Eel Ground School Drama Club performed their original production "Thunderstruck" at the schools gymnasium November 7th. The "Who done it" mystery was performed first in front of the student body ,followed by an evening performance for the general public which was well attended. The drama club will take a break from the stage until the New Year when they will attend improv practice followed by their next production for the New Brunswick Drama Festival to be held in Fredericton April 30th to March 2.
Lots of laughs will be heard in Eel Ground on November 10th. Eel Ground School is proud to present Hypno Harry. This funny hypnotist will be performing at the Eel Ground Band Hall on November 10th at7:30pm. Hypno Harry will have you laughing out loud or maybe you will be on stage unde rhis spell! Tickets will be on sale soon for just$10.00 Don't miss this great show for the whole family. All money raised goes towards school projects