PCS Science Fair Winners awarded medals

By James Wastasecoot Posted Feb. 11, 2019 on Peguis School web site (www.peguisschool.ca) sciencewinners700Science Fair winners in silver and gold advance to the regional science fair.

Peguis Central students who placed first, second or third, in the 2019 school science fair received their medals today in the school cafeteria. The Science Fair was actually held Feb. 2 in the school gymnasium. Mr. Smith, the high school science teacher, handed out the medals with the help of Elder Clementine Spence. “The science fair went very well considering the weather that we had just prior to the event,” he said. “There were over a hundred science projects. A few were not completely developed, but we had a good turnout and good participation.”

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Lunch N’ Earn program at Peguis Central

By James Wastasecoot
There’s a new program at Peguis Central School that gives students a chance to earn their lunch by doing jobs that need done around the school. lunchprog500Faron Bruce-Stevenson helps Elder Clementine Spence in lunch duties.
The students earn coupons which are then cashed in at the school cafeteria for menu items. Students who want to participate must sign up at the main office desk until 10 o’clock each day. The names of 20 students are randomly drawn and those students are given a task helping out a staff member somewhere in the school. “It’s a way of reinforcing the idea of contributing to your own food by working for it,” said Bill Thomas, mental health therapist at Peguis Central, who, along with the Elders Program began the project. “They undergo an orientation session and they must have parental consent.”
The program is sponsored by Jordan’s Principle unit at Peguis Health Centre.

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Peguis Central Varsity Girls put up a good fight at zones Volleyball

By Corey Birdgirlsvolleyballgrp 600The Girls Volleyball team made strides toward end of the year.

The girls volleyball team showed a lot of character and hard work as a team this year. With only 2 returning starters from last year and the rest rookies, the season looked grim. However, with dedication and valuable veteran leadership, the team made giant strides towards the end of the year.

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Land-based education reinforces identity, language at Tommy's Point

By James Wastasecoot
It’s a 45-minute bus ride from Peguis Central School to Tommy’s Point Cultural Camp on Lake Winnipeg. Today the Grade 7’s are out with Bernie McCorrister, the land-based education teacher, school safety officer, Vic Sutherland, and teaching assistant, Tyler Woodhouse, for a day of trapping in the forest around the camp. The group gathers in the main lodge to prepare for the day. At minus 15, the first thought on a teacher’s mind is to make sure everyone is dressed appropriately for the weather. “She’ll have to wear my boots but maybe they’re too big,” says Bernie, handing boots to one of the girls. Bernie has extra clothing at the lodge for students who may need it. Fortunately, the wind-chill isn’t a big factor today, the trees providing a wind break on the trail. grade7 nov18 18Grade 7A class and staff at Tommy's Point Cultural Camp

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Veteran’s Day observed at Peguis Central

By James Wastasecoot
PEGUIS (Nov. 6, 2018) Peguis School students and staff held a ceremony on Nov. 6 to observe Veteran’s Day which falls on Nov. 11. wreaths600Students created wreaths which were pinned to the memorial post in the school gym.
Flags of Canada, Peguis and the Province of Manitoba were paraded into the gymnasium at the start of the ceremony while women sang an honour song with hand drums.
“I want to thank the young men and women, the parents of all of those who served in the World Wars, including the Korean war for their sacrifice and services,” said School Board member, Rod Sutherland.

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