Bookmark April 29th and 30th

Are your kids bored? Do they need a project? Print these handy bookmarks for them to colour. Don’t forget to save the dates and times of the Scholastic Book Fair. Share, share, share this event on Facebook, by word of mouth, over the VHF and remember … “the more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go (Dr. Seuss)”.

Book Fair & Coffee House

Book Fair & Coffee House

Arts and Culture Week at NESS

Mr. Gary Davis opens the feast.

Students, staff and teachers have pulled together at NESS this year to work on two big projects to celebrate art and culture.

Ms. Allain’s art classes are creating a mural from shoe impressions taken of all students, staff and community elders, while Ms. Swinn’s writing class is producing an anthology of student writing (SOUL IMPRESSIONS) following the theme of “journey”. ┬áIf you haven’t had a chance to step on a piece of clay, then mosey on down to the art room. And while you’re at it, stop by room 309 to share your journey with Ms. Swinn and the writing class. They are looking for submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The deadline is May 31st.

Kicking off the projects, was an enthusiastic and tasty feast/coffee house. Students invited elders from all of the Nass Valley communities, and cooked a traditional feast for them. Many thanks to the students and teachers for their efforts. The feast was appreciated by everyone. Following the feast, was a coffee house in which students from kindergarten to grade 12 took part. Singing, poetry reading, and rapping filled the gym and the halls, and everyone had a great time. Talent at NESS is flourishing! Keep your ears tuned for another coffee house in June. We will be celebrating the culmination of our Arts and Culture Week projects. (More photos attached below.)

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Sensational Serendipity Swings Into March

The coffee house run by the secondary students of NESS is a success once again, thanks to the enthusiastic support of student and community performers and loyal audience members. Facilitators, Martha Swinn, Danielle Allain and Edson Johnson send virtual high fives to all of the students who participated, as well as to the people who stayed a little longer to help tidy up after the event. The next Serendipity Cafe Continue reading