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  • [Article 4450]Students Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

    By Mr. Craig’s Media Class

    Students at Sioux Mountain Public School celebrated 100 days of learning on the morning of Monday, February 3rd, by getting together for a number of 100-themed-tasks.  Grades 1,2 and 3 teamed up for the occasion, and did some fun activities.

     

    Teacher Tracey Donnelly organized this event.  She told us there were five activities for the students: counting out 100 snacks for their snack bag, building structures with 100 cups, making 100 day glasses, stamping 10 sets of 10 with bingo dabbers, and making necklaces with 100 fruit loops.

     

    Grade 2 student Kobe told us his favourite activity was making the bags of 100 candies.  “You can keep it for lunch or snack time” he said.  Grade 1 student John also enjoyed eating the candies.  He noticed “I got a loose tooth when eating the candies”.  John’s favourite activity was making the 100 day glasses.

    Donnelly summed up the activity by saying “Students really enjoyed a change in routine to celebrate being 100 days smarter!”

     



  • [Article 4445]Sioux Lookout Pippoon Pow Wow

    February 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2014

    Friday:
    Warm-ups – 7pm

    Saturday and Sunday:
    Breakfast Served – 9 am
    Daily Grand Entry – 1:00 pm
    Traditional Feast – 5 pm
    Canteen
    Bannock Burgers

    For more information, please call:
    PaShawOneePinace at SMPS 737-3480 ext. 2230 or 737-0382
    Jenny 737-3480 ext. 2230

    ALL DANCERS AND DRUMS WELCOME!

     

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  • [Article 4435]School Book Fair

    By Trinity

     

    During Family Literacy Night on Monday January 27th 5:30 to 7:00 at Sioux Mountain Public School there will be a Books for sale. The books at the Book Fair will not all be the same price, they will be $5 and higher.  Books are available for  Newborns to Adults.  All payments need to be in cash.  Sioux Mountain School will receive 25% of the total sales back in free books for the school. Everyone is welcome.  Thanks for reading!



  • [Article 4430]Report Card Advice for Students!

    By Addison D.

     

    Report cards are coming out February 13th. Oh by the way I wouldn’t try to hide it or throw it out (It gets mailed to your parents). So I would just save the big plan to hide it and give it to your parents now. Anyways if you’re in Grade 7&8 you get percentages like a +D is a 57%, +C is a 67%, +B is a 77% and +A is a 95%. So don’t worry if you get a bad grade I just wouldn’t expect your parents to be happy.. Teachers are very busy at work preparing for the report cards. I sat down with Mr.Craig the French teacher and asked him Do you think it is important for students to go over their report card with their parents, and why?  “It is important for students  and parents to share report cards, so that parents are aware of their child’s progress and  they can set goals  together”.  And they are very very truthful so please don’t yell haha. Well I hope you get something good. Bye☼



  • [Article 4426]Winter Formal

    On January 17, 2014 Sioux Mountain Public School will be holding their first formal dance of the year. All grade 7 and 8 students of Sioux Mountain are welcome to come and dance from 7-10 pm however the doors close at 8:00. Admission will be 3 dollars.

     

    This is the second dance that Sioux Mountain School has held this year.  The student leadership group has organized this dance as a formal because we have had students come to us wondering when our first formal will be. The main organizer, Cassidy says “I’m excited for the dance and am happy it turned into a formal.” For more information please see any of the Student Council members.

     



  • Featured Image[Article 4377]Help Scare Hunger this Halloween!!!

    Mrs. Whately’s Grade 5/6 class will be running a Canned Goods Competition within the school until Friday, November 1st. Each class is encouraged to bring in as many non-perishable food items as they can. The class that brings in the most will win a prize! Help the Grade 5/6 class Scare Hunger this Halloween!!!

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  • [Article 4373]Staff Vs Students Badminton Tournament

    On Friday the 18th of October there will be a staff vs students badminton game. There are 6 teams for the students and so far 3 teachers signed up. So we think they’re scared that they are going to lose. So spread the word that we need teachers to play in the game .It is happening at Sioux Mountain School Gym.The school is invited to watch. By: Zach and Camden



  • Featured Image[Article 4271]New school year begins!

    A new year has begun at Sioux Mountain Public School. This morning, students lined the sidewalks outside the school, waiting to enter the building to see what the new school year will bring. Junior student Tristan said that he is “more than excited” to be back at school today. Junior student Hunter also said he was happy to be back.

    “One of the best things about coming back after the summer is to see how all the kids have grown” said Bruna Parker, an Educational Assistant.

    Many of the new grade 7 and 8 students said they were not happy to be back, but the smiles on their faces spoke louder than that words that came out.

    Later this morning, the school will assemble in the gym so that the students are officially welcomed back to Sioux Mountain.

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  • [Article 4223]Experimenting with Chemical Reactions

    Grade 7 students from Mrs. Ward’s and Miss McMaster’s class took part in and experiment on Wednesday, February 13th. Students were testing to see what would happen (reaction) when they added mentos to diet Pepsi. Students were able to observe the Pepsi shoot out of the bottle like a geyser when the mentos were added.



  • [Article 3809]Students Reflect on Our Elder’s Program

    We are very fortunate to have three Elders working in our Native Language program this year. Ralph Johnson, Juliette Blackhawk and Ellen Beardy share the responsibility of supporting the native language and cultural programming in our school. All three share their expertise while leading whole group language instruction, including reading and writing activities in the native language. While in small groups, they may be drumming, beading, or making traditional regalia with the students. They have also shown our students how to prepare and cook traditional foods, including bannock and moose. We greatly appreciate the participation of the Elders in our school programs and when talking with students, it is clear that they share the same enthusiasm.

      Here are a few things our students had to say about our Elder’s Program:

    Grade 4 Students
    “I have a Grandpa that’s an Elder (Ralph) and he told me my spirit name and he is going to make me a drumstick. I like having Elders in my room”

    “Elders teach you about respecting people and loving each other”

    “It’s fun to have Elders in our room, they can talk with you about what they know”

     Grade 5 Students

    “It’s fun having the Elders here- like when we drum and stuff”

    “I like having Elders here to teach us more about NL and Ralph teaches us more drum songs”

    “It’s better with the Elders here, and I’m going to be making a pipe”

    “Whatever you’re going through they can take your place-they help you out with lots and they help you out with lots of language”

    “I like having the Elders here because in Deer Lake we have an Elder as the syllabics teacher”

    “It’s a great honour to have the Elders here, it’s a great time to get together and drum”

    “They come and teach about culture- the moose, the medicines; a lot of medicines, the colours”

     

    Grade 6 Students

    I like having the Elders here because…….

    “I like to learn the lessons they tell us about”

    “They’re nice to talk to, they’re nice to us”

    “They’re nice to have around, they teach us a lot of stuff”

    “We learn new things like, “madwehiigan” and new ways to say things”

    “We learn a lot of stuff because they’ve been through a lot and theyr’e wise”

    “I like it when they help us with Native Language; because even if we get it wrong they will correct it for us”

    “It’s nice to see the Elders smile”

    “They read books to us and it’s nice to have them watching us do our stations”

    “Its’ wonderful to see them smile and laugh being around us”

     

    Grade 7 Students

    “Mrs. Blackhawk has good advice”

    “I like it when they come in because I learn new stuff”

    “I like having them here because when they speak it fluently you can kind of understand what they’re saying”

    “When they’re sharing their stories; I like listening to their stories”

    “They drum and they talk about what they mean and what the sacred items mean”

    “Before we go to our stations they give us some teachings and we learn about life and the drum and what it means; and the medicines, and that a drum can be kept for hundreds of years”

     

    For more information about our Elder’s Program, check out the article in the Sioux Bulletin.