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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

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 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...
 
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 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.
 
Band News - Important dates for Parents 
by growe
 2/23/2015 11:58 AM

Feb 23: Banff final payment is due ($285)  and can be paid today or at the meeting Feb. 25th. Cheques are payable to John Gunn Middle School, please include student's name with payment. 

Feb 25: 2nd Banff meeting at 6:00 PM in the Library

Mar 3rd:...

 
SMP celebrating 100 years of learning Attachment
by growe
 2/20/2015 2:01 PM
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Asessippi Ski Trip Attachment
by growe
 2/4/2015 3:44 PM
Please see the attached for information on the March 11-12 ski trip.
 
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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