Hillcrest Academy was asked to participate in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) and was selected as one of two schools in Canada to be filmed for the challenges. This mainly involved the Grade 4 class.
Hillcrest plans on doing as many challenges as possible, but there are three that have been picked for television. This will air sometime in March or April- TBA.
The main link is located here: http://energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca/2015/main/index
Three challenges for filming are: Green Innovations (The students made wormeries), Post-it (Students will use a variety of materials to create art encouraging people to become more energy aware) and Windy City (they will be travelling to a local wind farm and then comparing it to others in Canada).
All of these challenges pertain to the curriculum and are cross-curricular in nature. Hillcrest is one of 7 schools in Nova Scotia that have signed up.
This March they are being filmed for the challenge of Post-it. The McKay Library has graciously offered a community space for the after challenge display.
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Hillcrest encourages other schools to become involved and sign up next year. The lessons and resources that are available are well written and extremely useful. "It is an honour to represent Nova Scotia and the Tri-County Regional School Board in this endeavour", stated John McKay, teacher at Hillcrest Academy.
On February 26th, the grade 10 O2 class at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School experimented with glass engraving. Each student engraved a mug to be used as a thank you gift for special guests and presenters for the O2 program, and another mug for them to take home and keep as a souvenir.
Any child who is 5 (five) years of age on or before December 31, 2015, is eligible to attend school in September 2015.
Prents are asked to contact their neighborhood school as soon as possible to pre-register any eligible children for school in September 2015. Formal registrations will be conducted by the schools at a later date.
It is the policy of the Tri-County Regional School Board that students will attend schools that service the area in which they live unless student transfers are permitted in accordance with established guidelines and procedures. For further information on transfers and current boundaries, please contact your neighborhood school.