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June 26
Important Note About First Day Back in September...

We want to take an opportunity to wish you all a great summer and to thank you for supporting your children here at Devon Middle. Just a reminder that, for the first time, the first day of school, September 5th, will be for the new Grade 6 students only. All Grade 7 and Grade 8 students begin school on Wednesday, September 6th. Please mark that date on your calendars.​

Also, the new school calendar for 2017-2018 is located in our Latest School Documents section in the menu to the right.

School Opening 2017-2018.pdfSchool Opening 2017-2018.pdfASD-W School Calendar 2017-2018 (Colored).pdfASD-W School Calendar 2017-2018 (Colored).pdfASD-W School Calendar 2017-2018 (Office Use).pdfASD-W School Calendar 2017-2018 (Office Use).pdf

June 19
Devon Middle Awards Assemblies

Hi everyone, the DMS awards ceremonies are scheduled for this week:

Grade 6 - Wednesday, June 21st at 1:10pm

Grade 7 - Thursday, June 22nd at 9:00am

Grade 8 - Thursday, June 22nd at 1:10pm

We hope you can make it out and celebrate, with us, the 2106-2017 school year!

June 13
St. Mary’s Students Win Inaugural Indigenous Youth Writing Award

Left to right: Ginger Carson, Kayla Paul and Kyler Paul.

Two Devon Middle School students were awarded the first Indigenous Youth Writing Award on Friday, June 9, 2017, in Fredericton.

The Indigenous Youth Writing Award was created by the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP/PPCCL) as a way to give back to the communities where they come together in the wake of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and of the recent scandals that have rocked the Canadian literary establishment.

Devon Middle School students Kayla Paul and Kyler Paul and their teacher received the foundational award at the opening ceremony of the CCWWP/PPCCL Conference, in the presence of the conference attendees as well as distinguished guest writers El Jones and Herménégilde Chiasson, the featured speakers that night.

The Devon Middle School students, representatives of their entire class, received recognition for their classwork in learning about Canada’s notorious Residential Schools. The project was conceived by Ginger Carson, a First Nations Literacy Teacher, and Perry Constantine, a Social Studies teacher. Students read books by two Residential School survivors, Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton: Fatty Legs and When I Was Eight.

After reading the novels, the Grade 8 students from St. Mary’s First Nation were curious to know more about the outcomes of the characters’ lives: “They were left wondering how Olemaun’s [the main character’s] life unfolded with her siblings, her parents and friends and if there would be a third book. At this point students were inspired to write Margaret Pokiak-Fenton letters to ask her questions that their teachers could not answer.”

Chair of the Board of Directors of the CCWWP/PPCCL, Robert Budde, said of this student-driven initiative that the association: “loves what the class did and felt they should be recognized.”

The students accepted a cheque for the establishment of an indigenous student writing prize, something Budde called: “a collaborative effort by CCWWP and Tracey Lindberg and a growing number of donors.” From the Kelly Lake Cree Nation in BC, Lindberg is a renowned author of Birdie and an indigenous rights activist. She was also a keynote speaker at the CCWWP conference.

Spoken word poet and social justice activist, El Jones, is based in Halifax where she was the 2013-15 Halifax Regional Municipality’s Poet Laureate. At the event she declaimed poems denouncing the hypocrisy of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the treatment of prison inmates, and against racism and sexism. Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and noted Acadian intellectual, Herménégilde Chiasson, gave a formal bilingual speech entitled “Contraintes/Constraints,” a retrospective look at the self-imposed obstructions and difficulties he inflicts on himself as a writer and artists.

The CCWWP/PPCCL gathered at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus for their annual meeting. Included in the CCWWP’s mandates is “to advance and discuss the social practice of creative writing and its role in social justice.” The Fredericton CCWWP/PPCCL Conference was organized by Dr. Sue Sinclair, of the UNB Department of English’s Creative Writing Program and Associate Editor of The Fiddlehead literary journal.​

June 09
School Supply Lists For 2017-2018

​Hi everyone, the DMS school supply lists are now available in the Latest Documents section of our web site. Look to the right in the menu.

June 09
Band and Choir Outdoor Concert!

The Devon Middle School Band and Me to We Singers along with our Be The Change Group will be holding a Celebrate Canada 150 ! Outdoor Band Concert on MONDAY, June 12, 2017 at 7:00pm in the back field.  

Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 8.32.47 AM.pngAll cash donations given at the concert will be given to an Orphanage and School project in Zambia, Africa. Thank you for helping us promote this concert for a very worthy cause.

Rain location will be in the school gym.
June 06
​Thursday, June 8th is Pizza Night at Papa John's Northside Location!

Need a quick meal?  Don't feel like cooking?  Why not jump online and order a pizza and help support Devon Middle School?   

Here's how it works: 

Enter the Promo Code:  DEVON
Create your custom order choosing the NORTHSIDE Papa John's location as your pick up or delivery from address 

Please note:
  • the fundraiser only works with online orders 
  • the offer is only valid on orders from the Fredericton Northside location  
  • Papa John's Northside is located at: 269 Main Street, Fredericton​​
When our promo code (DEVON) is used 20% of the order is donated back to the school AND if your order is over $25 you will automatically earn 25 Papa Points towards a free pizza in your online account which is equal to a free large 3 topping pizza. These points expire in 30 days if not redeemed - it's like buy 2 get 1 free!! 

May 31
Last Day For Students

​We have been informed that the last school day for students, June 23rd, will be a HALF DAY. Buses will pick-up students at 12:05pm.​

May 31
Last Regular School Dance...

​The last regular school dance of the year will take place this Thursday, June 1st from 6:30-8:30pm. The admission is $5.00 and students are asked to enter and leave via the School St. side of the building. Please ensure that your pick-up is schooled before coming to the dance for 8:30pm.​

May 30
Grade 6 Assessment Update...

Good evening parents and guardians of Grade 6 students... Beginning tomorrow and carrying on at different times over the next week all grade 6 students will be writing the Provincial Grade 6 Assessments. Please ensure that your children have a full breakfast in order that they are nutritionally ready to write these important exams. The content being tested is aimed at determining how the children have progressed in the respective areas of study and, while they do not count on our report card, they are counted in provincial/district data. In short it is an important assessment. The schedule is as follows:

6 Immersion - 

French Language Arts: Wednesday, May 31st Periods 3 + 4

English Language Arts: Thursday, June 1st Periods 1 + 2 

Science: Friday, June 2nd Periods 1 + 2

Math: Thursday, June 8th Periods 1 + 2

6 English - 

Post-Intensive French: Wednesday, May 31st Periods 3 + 4

Language Arts: Thursday, June 1st Periods 1 + 2 

Science: Friday, June 2nd Periods 1 + 2 

Math: Thursday, June 8th Periods 1 + 2

May 18
Devon Middle is Looking For Host Familes...


Every year international students come to Fredericton determined to improve their English, make new friends, show interest in what our community has to offer, and ready to share their own stories and cultures.

Currently, we are looking for homes for grade 6-12 girls and boys. Canada Homestay Network, invites you to open your heart and home, to one of these students and make a friend for life.

We provide:

·     Cultural orientation and ongoing support

·     Access to a counsellor 24/7 in case of emergency

·     A generous monthly stipend to offset expenses ($700)

·     6 week - 10 month hosting opportunities

·     A student matched to your interests grade 6-8

·     Students from Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Germany, and China

To learn more about hosting, please contact:

Pam Harvey  at  506-999-2809

Email: pharvey@canadahomestaynetwork.ca

Apply on line at:   www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca​

Host Family Brochure (2016).pdfHost Family Brochure.pdf

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