Attached is a document released from Superintendent Mr. Donovan regarding an alert from the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response regarding the MOMO Challenge that is circulating on Social Media.
Miramichi hosted the Special Olympics over the weekend. We had the opportunity to cheer on a team on Friday at MVHS. Our grade 2 and grade 6 french immersion classes sponsored the Acadian Pennisula Team in cheering them on during a couple of their floor hockey games on Friday. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students and staff. Our students had a great time cheering on the athletes and got autographs as well on their signs.
On Friday, February 15th, Nelson Rural School honored the National Flag at their annual Flag Day ceremony. Grade 6H hosted the event. Special guests included MP Pat Finnigan, MLA Michelle Conroy, and Michelle Tobin-Forgraves (district supervisor for Music and French language). It was definitely a heartwarming event. Thank you to all students and staff for participating, and thank you to Mrs. O'Neill-Delano for organizing the ceremony.
Nelson Rural Grade 7 and 8 students have had the opportunity to work with Fredericton recording artist Stephen Lewis over the past two months. The songwriter has shared his musical knowledge, taught us how to use our loop pedals and keyboards, and helped the students create amazing pieces with this music technology. He also shared his lyrical and poetic expertise, and this past week the students’ spoken word poetry and lyrics came to life over top of the student produced musical loops. They created their very own songwriting and music production studios.
Please note that we have extended the dates for the fundraiser because of the storm days we have had. The pledge sheets will now be due back on Tuesday February 19th and the Spell-A-Thon will be held on Wednesday February 20th.
Nelson was recently recognized as the first Heart Healthy School in the district. We accepted challenges and our student body came out on top for their efforts in the following areas: eating more fruit and vegetables, decreasing screen time, engaging in phsical activity, and drinking more water. Congratulations everyone. Visitors can check out our HUGE banner in the lobby.
Code Club was a great success this fall with students from grades 3-8. Each week, we had approximately 30 students meet for Code Club and work on programs such as Microbits, Scratch, Arduino, and makey makey projects! It was a great time for learning, collaborating, coding and expanding their knowledge of computer science.
We hope to continue Code Club in the Spring! Stay tuned and keep coding!