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.
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.