Students were given the opportunity to take part in a schoolwide photo/art contest. Categories included, digital print, painting and drawing. Prizes were awarded at each grade level for each category. An impartial judge from outside the school was invited in to make the final decisions and the prizes and pictures were awarded at a morning assembly. All art work is displayed in the cafetoriam for parents to see at Parent/Teacher night. Our judge was very impressed with the quality of work submitted and it was not easy to select our winners.
The Minister of Education announced last week at a press conference that boundary changes would proceed for July however, Rexton area schools will remain with the Miramichi area. He explained that public input was the reason for the change.
Once again, EWG Foods is providing a free turkey dinner with all the fixins' and dessert to all students on Tuesday, December 20th. Many thanks to those staff and suppliers who have donated to this cause. There will be no other meal options on Tuesday so if your son/daughter does not want the dinner, please ensure they bring a lunch.
Students from Mr. Theriault’s and Ms. King’s grade 6 language arts classes at Eleanor W Graham Middle School had the opportunity to take part in an international fundraising activity this fall. They had learned about the poor living conditions and lack of access to clean drinking water in countries like Haiti and they wanted to help.
St. John Ambulance is holding a "What Every Babysitter Should Know" course at EWG Middle School on Jan. 4th from 8:30-4:30pm. Registration is $40 and payable on Jan. 4th. This course is open to all students 12yrs of age and up. Forms are available in the office from Mrs. Lawson and must be returned by Dec. 11th. If you are turning 12 in January you would qualify to take the course. Each student is asked to bring a doll or stuffed bear along with a bagged lunch.
The staff and students of EWG are holding their annual food drive. This event will run until Friday, Dec. 16th at which time all food collected will be delivered to the Food Bank. Students who donate an item have their name put in a draw and all ballots will be sent to District Office for a district wide draw at the end of the drive. Thank you to those who are able to donate and keep the spirit alive!
A Take 10 for Breakfast Program was recently launched at EWG. Since many of our students are bussed a long distance and our wellness survey indicates that many youth today are skipping that most important meal of the day we have set up a breakfast basket in the cafeteria. It will include, toast, jam, butter, yogurt, apples and oranges. It will be accessible in the morning up to the playing of O'Canada. Student volunteers will be helping out but it will be up to the individual to make their own toast or help themselves to a piece of fruit or yogurt.
Report cards will be going home and Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place this Thursday evening, December 1st from 6-8pm and again on Friday morning, Dec. 2nd from 9-12:00pm. There will be no school for students on Friday, Dec.2nd. For K-8 it is report card time and for 9-12 it is a Minister's Exemption Day.
The students of EWG took part in an assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 15th. This included a presentation on Cyberbullying, a video produced by students at EWG, a skit depicting an actual act of bullying followed by a way to resolve the conflict and sthen they shared some information on facts and tips if you are being bullied or if you are a bully. Two groups worked on our Take a Stand, Lend a Hand wall where students were asked to sign a hand promising to stand up against bullying at EWG. Friday was wear blue day in support of National Anti-Bullying Week.