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On Thursday, February 19, Grade 7 students took part in a celebration of learning and culture.  JWG welcomed Elder Wanbdi Wakita and drummer, Black Wolf Hart and his tiny, hoop dancing daughter, Riley, to celebrate with us in new and exciting ways.  Students participated in 8 stations throughout the day: Tipi Teaching, Drums & Dance, Snowshoes & Shooshers, Beads & Braids, 7 Sacred Teachings, Paddles of JWG, Koot-a-wan Café and Indigenous Games.  They tried everything from sculpting to throwing a snow snake, shooshing to sledge jumping and from drumming to dining on pea soup and bannock.  It was a jam packed day of mastery, belonging, generosity and independence as students celebrated their learning alongside their friends and teachers.  Thank you to our guests and the teaching team for providing such a rewarding experience to our Grade 7 students. 

Student Voices:

·"If I could do one thing again it would be to play the drum and sing, because it was very fun and humbling." Carter

·"If I could do one thing again it would be making my paddle, because it was a way to channel my spiritual artistic side."  Sydney

·"The Indigenous games we played in the gym were fun and it was good work with others and meet different people.  I made a new friend."  Alex

·"My favourite thing about the day was shooshing because we all worked as a team."  Austin

Photo by Sheldon Emberly

 Announcements

NOTICE TO GRADE 6 STUDENTS RE: BUSING & FEE-FOR-SERVICE 
by growe
 3/20/2015 12:34 PM

Please note Grade 6 students transported by RETSD School Bus will not be eligible for busing In Grade 7.  According to the Manitoba Education Public Schools Act Regulation (M.R. 259/2006) Grade 7 – 12 students living in the City limits are not eligible...

 
Torch budget issue now online 
by growe
 3/20/2015 12:34 PM

Check out a special issue of RETSD's community newsletter, The Torch, to read the school board's perspective on provincial education funding and the 2015–16 budget it recently passed.
 
Teen Tech - Scratch Programming for Grades 7-12 Attachment
by growe
 3/16/2015 2:09 PM
Please see the attached poster for more information on this program.
 
Board passes budget for 2015-16 Attachment
by growe
 3/4/2015 10:41 AM
RETSD school trustees have passed a $178.8-million budget for 2015-16, up $6.7 million from last year. For local taxpayers, that translates into a 2.2 per cent increase in school taxes, or about $32 on a home valued at $247,000. Please see the attachment...
 
Pizza Wednesday's 
by growe
 2/25/2015 2:33 PM
Prices are $5.00/meal (meal includes 2 slices of pizza & a drink) or $2.00/individual slice. Pizza is on a first come/first serve basis.
 
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3/30/2015 12:00 AM
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4/6/2015 8:30 AM
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4/7/2015 6:00 PM
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4/8/2015 2:25 PM
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4/8/2015 7:00 PM
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John W. Gunn Middle School
351 Harold Ave. W.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2C 2C9

Phone: 204.958.6500
Fax: 204.222.4967
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Principal: D. Finlay
Vice-principal: C. Faria