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April Newsletter

There has been a change made to the Maniwaki Woodland School calendar.  Tuesday, April 18th will be a Professional Development Day for both elementary and high school students.  There are no classes for Maniwaki Woodland students on April 18th.  Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th are holidays.

Friday, April 7th is a Professional Development Day as indicated on the school calendar.

Changes in End of Day Transportation

The Hauts-Bois School Board provides transportation to students attending Maniwaki Woodland School.  They will be putting in place a change in end of day transportation of students from the local French schools and Maniwaki Woodland Elementary School.  This change will start on May 1st. There are no changes to the end of day transportation routine for high school students.  They may, however, arrive home 15 minutes earlier once the new system is in place.

End of Year

The end of the school year is very quickly approaching and this is a key time for students to be fully prepared for exams.  There is still material to be covered and review sessions that will benefit the students will be scheduled for year end.  A number of exams in May/June take place over several days.  Often the conditions under which these exams are administered cannot be duplicated when a student has been absent.  Attendance and participation in all classes is extremely important at this time of year.  The Ministry exam schedule has been made available to students and can be viewed here.  Local school exams will be added to the schedule in early May. 

Spaghetti Supper at Rialdo’s

On March 27th the secondary 5 graduating class held a spaghetti supper at Rialdo's Restaurant to raise money for their upcoming graduation. The night saw 160 guests arrive at the restaurant resulting in a profit of $800 for the evening. The grads would like to thank all those who purchased a ticket for the event and Rialdo's Restaurant for hosting this great fundraiser. Also the secondary 5 grad class 50/50 draw is set to be drawn on Thursday April 13th.  Tickets can be purchased from any secondary 5 student prior to April 13th.

Woodland Running Team Event

On Saturday April 1st, The Woodland Running Team travelled to Ottawa to compete in the Run Ottawa 5 km race.  Led by their coach Mr. Dieudonne, the team faced snowy and slushy conditions but still managed to have a great showing with all student runners posting personal best times. Runners competing in this event were Colten Jerome, Norman Thusky, Katherine Kistabish, Jacob Howes and Mr. Ryan.  Congratulations goes out to all the runners.

Broomball Tournament

On Friday, March 31st the Maniwaki Woodland broomball team participated in a broomball tournament held in Aylmer.  Competing teams were Kitigan Zibi,  Symmes D’Arcy and Maniwaki Woodland high schools.  The team placed third after a white knuckle tie breaking shootout. A great time was had by all participants. 

Scholastic Book Fair

The school is having a Book Fair from April 3rd to April 6th.  The Book Fair is being held in the computer lab of the elementary school.  This is an excellent opportunity to build on home libraries and promote enjoyment of reading. 

On April 6th the high school running team is putting on a supper in the Breakfast Room of the elementary school.  Indian Tacos and smores will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The cost of a meal is $5 and includes a bingo card for those who would like to join us in the gym for games of Bingo for Books.  Order forms for the supper can be picked up in room 280.

Governing Board Meeting

The next Governing Board meeting will be held on May 1st.  Governing Board meetings are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. at the elementary school.

Guest Speaker Terry Orlick

On Tuesday April 4th, Terry Orlick will be visiting the high school campus to talk to students about mental links to self-excellence and positive living skills. Terry is a world renowned professor from the University of Ottawa. He has worked with many high performance athletes throughout his career and helped them reach their highest potential in their specific sport. He will be working with a select group of classes and the running team. We are looking forward to having Terry join us for the day.