Kindergarten and grade one students at Eel Ground First Nation School attended a Fancy Nancy Party on Friday, February 5. The party was organized by Miss Kassandra Donahue, the grade K-4 teacher, to raise the awareness level of literacy initiatives at the primary level and to give younger readers a memorable reading experience. Fancy Nancy is a series of children's books by author, Jane O'Connor. The books are brightly illustrated by Robin Glasser.
For the past six years Eel Ground students have participated in drama productions at the school, in community venues and at the NB Provincial Drama Festival. Most plays have been written by retired drama teacher, John Bosma. The plays focused on social issues in the community and have been produced in DVD format. On January 26 former student, Ryan Ward, and staff member Ev Gray were invited to the North Shore District Council Community Coordinators Meeting to speak about the play, Mary Moses.
Gail Francis, our methods and resource teacher, carried the Olympic Torch in Miramichi in November. It was an opportunity for the staff and students to participate in the Winter Olympics which will be held in British Colombia in February. Prior to the torch relay Eel Ground students learned about the Olympics by completing activities and doing research work at the school. Our k-4 and k-5 classes made their own Olympic torches. For pictures of this activity and others click on the Image Galleries on the left sidebar.
The school will be hosting a Fine Arts Night in February. Our students participated in drama productions and completed art projects during the Fall term. We will be displaying framed student art pieces at most grade levels. As well we hope to launch our video on PDM-The Game Show which has been in production since last June. The play was performed at the NB Drama Festival in May, 2009. Everyone is invited to attend. The date of the Fine Arts Night will be announced in two weeks.
Our school web site will be updated over the next month. It is now hosted by District 16. Teachers may use the site to post messages for their classes. The site will be user friendly so we anticipate that there will be more postings by students and teachers. Stories, pictures and student projects will be posted on our site shortly.
On Monday, October 3rd, an Eel Ground produced video, "Two Buffalo", will be featured on The Link on APTN. The program airs at 5:30PM.For more information on other Eel Ground video content being featured on The Link.On November 7th, Eel Ground students will present 'The People vs. Mary Moses' at the Burnt Church School at 6:30 PM. This presentation is part of Eel Ground School's continuing effort to increase knowledge and awareness of FASD.On November 10th, Eel Ground School will be hosting parent-teacher day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM including noon hour.
The Grade 8 students left this morning for the Mikmaq Maliseet Annual Health Conference in Dartmouth, NS. The students will be presenting a blacklight production and the "People vs Mary Moses" DVD in the City Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Dartmouth at 7:00PM.
In 2005, the Eel Ground Grade 7 and 8 students produced a flash animation as part of a video project for the First Nations On-Reserve Housing Liason Committee. The animation was called 'The Mold Man' and focused on indoor air quality. Tonight the animation will be featured on The Link, a new program on APTN. The program airs at 5:30PM.