It has been a busy month at NHS. We’ve had field trips, Independent Studies Fairs, Math Fairs, drama productions, Indigenous celebrations, Grade 9 Farewell, a Formal Day Dance, fundraisers, Kindergarten Graduation, and the start of final exams.
These photos capture only a part of the excitement that NHS has experienced over the last few weeks.
Looking for a way to cool off on Thursday’s forecast of a sweltering 30 degrees?
Jordan & Kaley (Grade 5) and Sydney & Isabelle (Grade 3) have a solution!
These students have decided to organize a freezie and cookie sale as a year-end fundraiser for the Pekse family. As you may know, the Pekse family is still in Bethesda, Maryland, recovering after Mitchell’s bone marrow transplant. They will remain there for a large part of the summer.
Jordan, Kaley, Sydney and Isabelle will be selling their freezies and cookies for $1.00 each at lunch recess on Thursday.
Mackenzie Brown is a First Nations Cree woman from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. She is a performer, singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and advocate of fun.
Mackenzie and her mother typically perform as a duo called the Warrior Women. Mackenzie will be performing solo for us.
Mackenzie will be leading workshops for various grades throughout the day.
Garden Of Hearts Ceremony (1:00 p.m.)
Over the last week, students and staff have been decorating wooden hearts and writing sentiments on them for our Garden of Hearts. They have been attached to our fence along Broadmoor. Our short ceremony will honor those who were lost to the residential school system.
“Celebrated in May and June, Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams invites individuals and organizations to join in reconciliation by planting heart gardens in their communities. Heart gardens honour residential school survivors and their families, as well as the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Each heart represents the memory of a child lost to the residential school system, and the act of planting represents that individual’s commitment to finding their place in reconciliation.”
Special Guests include Elder Theresa Strawberry, Mackenzie Brown, and Eric Tootoosis (Spokesperson for Treaties 1-11).
Grade 5 Shakespeare Production
Mrs. Watson’s and Ms. Joly’s Grade 5 classes will each be performing as Shakespeare play.
Grade 5W : 2:00 p.m.: Romeo & Juliet
Grade 5J : 2:30 p.m.: Macbeth
Parents are invited to this wonderful annual event. Please note that the doors open 5 minutes before each performance.
Elder Theresa Strawberry
Elder Theresa Strawberry will be holding sharing circles with classes in the afternoon to introduce herself.
Elder Strawberry will be vising our school on a regular basis in the 2018-2019 school your to help us understand Indigenous perspectives.
Fundraising Association of New Horizons School AGM (6:30 p.m)
Thank you to the parents who have already responded to the Board’s Annual Survey. If you haven’t done so already, we hope you can take a few minutes to complete the survey. Please use the link that was emailed to each household. Thank you!