Students at Bible Hill East Court Road School from Grades Primary and One visited the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. Students learned about different modes of transportation and how transportation has evolved over time. The focus of the visit was on the different parts of trains and how they work. The highlight for the students was when they decorated wooden train whistles and got to bring them home as a memento of their fieldtrip.
The village of Pugwash is being asked to "Butt Out" on May 1st. Butt Out Pugwash is an initiative promoted by Communities in Bloom in conjunction with Pugwash District High School, the Village Commission, the Pugwash and Area Community Health Board, and the Pugwash & Area Chamber of Commerce. Students in Visual Art 12 and Grade 10 students in the Co-op program, lead by Ms. Cloutier and Mr. Ryan, created a Pop Art Installation that visually supports the idea of smoking cessation. The Grade 12 art class also made posters to promote the concept.
The E.B. Chandler Junior High Grade 8 Concert Band recently received a gold standing at the Atlantic Festival of Music on April 30th at Mount Saint Vincent University. Their director, Kaitlin Conrad, couldn't be more proud of this group and all the hard work they have put in over the past months. EB Chandler's final concert is Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm.
Grade 2 and 3 students from Dr.W.A. MacLeod Consolidated recently had a visit from Angie VanKessel of West River Greenhouse. As a connection to their science curriculum, students learned about the different parts and needs of plants and discussed many different types of plants. The students enjoyed having the opportunity to plant their own flower while learning how to care for it!
Parents, guardians and students with questions about busing for the coming school year should call the bus garage in their area. Bus garage staff will need a student's civic address and the name of the school that they will be attending in the fall to help answer questions.
Students from Kennetcook District School (KDS) recently attended MusiCounts in Halifax to officially receive their $5,000 donation of new instruments! Students were treated to a special performance from the former CCMA Female Artist Of The Year, Jess Moskaluke, and had an opportunity to meet her and get some autographs.
Students at FH MacDonald Elementary recently held a "Hat Day" to raise funds to support Grade 3 student, Jeremey, who is in need of a motorized wheelchair. Thanks to their generosity, $500 was raised towards the wheelchair's purchase. Way to go, Dolphins!
A donation from the TD Bank provided the students of Salt Springs Elementary with opportunities to learn outside. The school applied for and received a grant from TD Friends of the Environment. The $1300 grant provided outdoor tables for an outdoor classroom. Students, staff and community celebrated the achievement with TD representatives on October 6th.
Grade 6 students at GR Saunders Elementary School participated in Bullying Awareness Week by hosting a public forum called “Let’s Talk about Bullying”. The event, facilitated by Scott Cameron, got a great response with over 60 people in attendance. A number of students read essays on the topic of bullying and its impact on the school community.