Today marks the debut of our schools newest team. The Eel Ground School soccer team kicks off its first season in the Middle School Boys Tier 2 Soccer League at home today. They will be hosting Harkins at the ballfield at 4pm today. The team is coached by Mr. Hawkes and have been busy these last few weeks getting ready for the season. They will be competing against Blackville, NSER,Nelson,Millerton and Espenoopetitj.This will be the first of 3 home games for the Eagles and we hope to see a good crowd cheering them on.
The Eel Ground School Student Council elected their executive this week. Grade 8 student Emma Ward will be the 2011-2012 Student President. The Vice President is Amethyst Murphy. Council are busy planning the first school dance which will be held Thursday September 29th from 4pm until 6pm. The council are also selling Student Council cards for $5.00 each or $10.00 per family. With the card you save one dollar on the admission price to school dances, which saves you $6.00 during the year.
The elementary cross-country runners have participated in the Nelson and Gretna Green meets and did great. They are practising every day at noon hour and will make our school proud at the meet next Wednesday in Blackville.
Miramichi Kinsmen and School District 16 are pleased to accept film
entries for the first annual Kin Film Festival. All School District 16
students are invited to participate. Films can be submitted in one of
two categories: Open and The Kinsmen Category. The top 10 films in each
category will be screened on May 7th, 2011 at Miramichi Empire Studio
5. Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded for the winners
in each category.
Visit the Kin Film Fest page for more information.
John Kershaw, the department of education's deputy minister in the province of New Brunswick, toured Eel Ground School this week in a series of visits to first nations schools in the province. Mr. Kershaw toured the school to learn about the programs and resources that band operated schools have. The department of education and band operated schools have been working on a number of projects to increase student and teacher resources as well as initiating professional opportunities for staff to strengthen literacy and numeracy programs.
The final total for the money raised by students at Eel Ground School is $1534. Congratulations to all the students who raised funds through their sponsors to support the school project. It shows the dedicated effort by our students and the generosity of our sponsors. Special thanks to Mrs.Harris who co-ordinated the Jump Rope for Heart program at the school.
Eel Ground School will be having its first Fine Arts Day on Tuesday, February 23. Parents and the general public are invited to attend. Art work will be displayed throughout the day and there will be three live blacklight drama performances on a native legend performed at 9 and 11 AM and 1 PM. Three of the schools DVD productions from previous years will also be shown. All activities will be held in the school gymnasium. For more information on the Fine Arts Day contact Donald Donahue at the school (627-4615). Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Students at Eel Ground School have been actively signing up sponsors and collecting pledges for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Jump Rope for Heart raises the awareness in schools and communities as to the need to stress the importance of physical activity and good nutrition to reduce the effects on the human heart.