Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires

Millbrook South Cavan Principal Retires
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She may be sitting in her office in the photo, but that is not where Millbrook/South Cavan principal Sheryl Hunter spends her workday.   She can be found in the schoolyard during recess, in the halls speaking to students or filling in on Tupper Street for an absent crossing guard.  Students … Continue reading

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College

The Spirit of the Voyageurs Lives on at Fleming College
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Last week, Galerie Q donated a significant oil painting to Fleming College by by renowned Québécois Master artist, Ginet Leblond, widely known for her historical depictions of the 18th to 20th centuries.  Entitled “Rabaska over Québec,” the work reflects a scene based on a French-Canadian Folktale, “The Flying Canoe.” (La … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block

North Cavan Students Unveil their Quilt Block
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It’s been a year since grade one and four students at North Cavan public School took pencils and paint to develop their quilt blocks relying on one of 12 traditional quilt patterns and a selected colour pallet developed by members of the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail group. The creative … Continue reading

Pedal for Hope

Pedal for Hope
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Local elementary schools outdid themselves this year in their fundraising efforts for pediatric cancer research with their donations to the local Pedal for Hope project.  This three-week, 1,000 kilometre cycling tour across central Ontario features local police service staff volunteers who visit 46 elementary schools delivering a message about cancer … Continue reading

Free Parenting Seminar at North Cavan Public School

Free Parenting Seminar at North Cavan Public School
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Principal Martin Twiss is excited about the upcoming seminar entitled “Building Resilient Families” that his school is hosting on the evening of June 12th.  This free event will provide parents and caregivers with a wealth of information designed to answer some common questions and provide expert insight into some of … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club Seeks Municipal Support

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At the May 7th meeting, Millbrook Figure Skating Club executives Kelly Hines and Melissa Blakely asked Council to consider a request for $2000 of support for their club.   Last year the club experienced a sharply lower enrolment which fell from 74 to 49 skaters, resulting in a break-even financial year … Continue reading

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain
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  Compass Early Learning and Care and Millbrook Valley Trails hosted an evening walk for preschoolers, their families, and educators on April 24, 2018. Compass educator Norma Curtis rallied 36 eager walkers from childcare campuses in 3 adjoining counties. For many it was their first visit to Millbrook. And for … Continue reading

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) has been buzzing with excitement for the last several months, since learning that we have secured funding under the new EarlyON programming. This funding, that is redirected to us through the City of Peterborough, has put our Family Centre in a position of … Continue reading

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee
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Seventeen students in grades four through six lined up in the North Cavan Public School gymnasium last week to show off their spelling skills to all of the staff and students at the school.  These students had prepared for the challenge, working on word lists with a teacher the previous … Continue reading

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents
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For the past fifteen years, Moyra Seabright has been front and centre at the Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) where her contribution to the organization and to the lives of local families cannot be overstated. She has helped shaped the early lives of countless numbers of our youngest community … Continue reading

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students
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Last week, representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) came to Millbrook South Cavan Public School with a somber message for grade seven and eight students.  The organization hosted a screening of their film entitled “The Pledge”.  It is this year’s message that will be shared with elementary students across … Continue reading

New Forest School will Offer Unconventional Academic Experience This Fall

New Forest School will Offer Unconventional Academic Experience This Fall
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  Rather than embracing technology with smart boards and small screens in a climate-controlled classroom, the Road Less Travelled Academy is adopting a throw-back approach to early education, using nature as the backdrop and over-arching theme behind its curriculum. It is the newest Forest School in Canada, and is set … Continue reading

Students – Make Your Own Summer Job!

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Applications are now being accepted from aspiring student entrepreneurs by the Peterborough and Kawartha Business Advisory Centre for the 2018 Summer Company program.  Summer Company is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program that connects students ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This … Continue reading