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Information Session for Parents of Children Entering Middle School

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will be hosting an information session for parents of children who will be entering middle school in September 2015 on Tuesday, March 24th at Sherwood Park Educational Center from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Dr. Dru Tomlin will be the speaker and he will be discussing the research that supports middle schools and talking about how parents can support their middle school children.

African Heritage Month Activities

-The Grade 1 and 2 classes had Brian Borden (student support worker)
speak with the students about African Heritage.
-All classes read and discussed several books pertaining to African
heritage and equality
-The grade 2/3 created postage stamps that would best represent Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.  Students also wrote down the meaning of their
-All classes had discussions about racism and discrimination.
-The grade 4 class had discussions about African Americans/Canadian
firsts such as Bessie Coleman who challenged racism to become the first
African American woman to become a pilot.
-Students explored Traditional African musical instruments.
-All classes were told Viola Desmond's story and discussed it.
-Grade 5 and 6 students explored the stories of numerous African
Canadians and African Nova Americans and discussed what impact they had.

-Phyllis Marsh-Jarvis came in to work with students from grade primary through 6.

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