PJ Day for Fort Mac

On May 6th, the students and staff at Dr. W. A. Macleod had a PJ Day where students paid a twoonie to wear their comfy PJs for the day and help raise money to send to help people who had been affected by the fires at Fort MacMurray.  We were able to raise $826.80.  Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Grade 8 Quebec Trip

From Sunday, May 8th to Thursday, May 12th, 73 Grade 8 students travelled to Quebec and had a fun week experiencing the French culture.  Highlights included the tour of Old Quebec and the Plains of Abraham, the Quebec Aquarium, the Haunted Walk, the meal at the Sugar Shack and the Discos Boat Cruise.  The following picture was taken at the famour schrine of St. Anne de Beaupre.  Lots of memories were made by both students and chaperones.


Winter Carnival 2016

Check out the list of events happening this week for our Winter Carnival.

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We Are Silent Rescheduled

Dr. W. A. MacLeod's "We Are Silent" event which was scheduled last Friday will now be held on Monday, February 8th.  Make sure to bring your donation and sheet to Mrs. Fulton on Monday morning.

Exploratories February 2016

On the afternoons of February 10th, 17th and 24th, students at Dr. W. A. MacLeod Consolidated School will be involved in Exploratories.  For the students in Primary to Grade 6, they will be experiencing different activities each week.  For the students in Grade 7 & 8, they will be choosing an activity which they will do for the three weeks.  The following is a list of Exploratories that Grade 7 & 8 students will be choosing from (inlcuding the cost to particpate in each activity):

1) Painting with Watercolors (Cost $2)

  • In this activity, students will learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors.  We will practice these techniques in a variety of activities.

2) Physical Fitness (Cost $5)

  • With Instructor Amber Austin, student will partake in various fitness activities , including Zumba during the three week period.  Come and get fit!

3) Colorful Science (No cost)

  • Students will explore the science behind making mixtures.  Each week will feature different projects and students will experiment with the properties of solids, liquids and gases. (Possible project ideas-rock candy, bath bombs, silly putty and moon sand)

4) Drawing Facial Features (No cost)

  • Learn to draw realistic eyes and mouths.  We will also explore drawing faces so bring a picture of someone you would like to draw.

5) Chalk Pastel Exploration (No cost)

  • Students will be introduced to a variety of soft pastel techniques through guided demonstration and practice.  Each student will then participate in creating their own piece of pastel art with their newly acquired skills.

6) Coding (No cost)

  • Students that enjoy video games and computer science will love this session.  Try your hand at video game creation and learn how video games are created.

7) Bracelets (No cost)

  • In this actvity, you will learn to make your own colorful bracelets of threads or yarn.  As fun for beginners as it is to intermediates.  Learn to read and choose a pattern, practice techniques and then make a bracelet or two.

8) Needle Felting (Cost $3)

  • Over the 3 weeks, participants will learn how to needle felt and be able to create a small animal or object by using a needle and wool.

9) Introduction to Guitar (No cost)

  • Come jam and learn some basic guitar chords to eventually play a song.  Session will wrap up with an air guitar contest!

10) How to play the ukulele (No cost)

  • Students will learn some basic beginner ukulele skills.

11) Skating (Cost $5)

  • Learn some basic skating skills for beginners.  Experienced skaters can help teach as well.  Students will walk to the Stellarton Memorial Rink in order to do this activity.

12) String Art (Cost $5)

  • Students will pick a design they will show as a piece of string art.

13) Snowshoeing (No cost)

  • Students will be learning how to put on, walk in and take off snowshoes properly.  They will be taken on an hour and 40 minutes hike throughout the wooded and filed area behind the school.

14) Baking Basics (Cost $4)

  • Bring your own apron and bake some tasty treats.  Improve your kitchen skills while making a variety of cookies and muffins.

15) Healthy Living-Workout Room (No Cost)

  • For this exploratory, we will be looking at developing healthy workout routines and habits while using the equipment in the Healthy Living Room.

16) Sobeys Soccer complex (Cost $5)

  • The Director of Player and Coach Development for the Highland District Soccer Association will be working with students at the Sobeys indoor soccer complex on soccer skills. Students will have an opportunity to work on skill development as well as play a fun game of soccer.

17) Arts- Let's Paint! Get Crafty! (Cost $3)

  • Student will create a set of three art projects.  One will be an abstract art piece.  Another will involve using thumbtacks to create word and/or picture art.  The final activity will be a canvas painting of a quote.

18) Learn Java (No cost)

  • If you think Java is just a fancy name for coffee, you are wrong.  This exploartory will teach you Java programming on computers and what you can do with it.



Accidental Tranbsmission via Alert- October 15th

Accidental Transmission via Alert: Email, phone calls and text messages - October 15, 2015
Earlier this afternoon a message was accidentally released via Alert Systems, by East Pictou Middle School, to many parents and guardians across CCRSB about student absences. The accidental transmission happened during a training exercise. If you received this message via email, text or phone call, please disregard it.
CCRSB apologizes for any confusion and inconvenience this may have caused for parents, guardians and students.

Regional Silver Medalists

Our Grade 7/8 Girls' Softball team captured the Silver Medal at the Regional Championships.  We are very proud of their accomplishments.  Go Coyotes Go!

District Softball Champions

Pictured are the Girls' Softball Champions for our area.  They will be competing with other schools from our Region for that championship.  Way to go, girls.

CyberBullying Presentation

On Friday, June 12, Justice Minister Peter MacKay came to our school to do a presentation for our Grade 8 students and guests from other schools.  The topic was CyberBullying.  Accompanying Minister MacKay is MLA Tim Houston.  Two of our students, Leah McPherson and Camden Bonvie introduced and thanked Minister MacKay.



Visit to MacGregor's Farm

Ms. Shaw's Grade 2 class recently visited MacGregor's Farm where they got to see how a large farm operation works.  Thanks to the MacGregors for their hospitality!


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