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September 20
Early Dismissal - September 26th

​Hi everyone, as noted in the ASD-W School Calendar, September 26th is a half day for students due to a scheduled, afternoon professional learning opportunity for teachers. As a result our buses will be arriving at Devon to pick up students starting at 11:50am, instead of the usual 2:50pm. Parents arranging pick-up should be here at 11:50am on the School St. side of the school.

September 15
Indigenous Games Champion at Devon!

​Today we are celebrating our own grade 8 student, Madison Wilson, who this summer won gold, silver and bronze at the North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto in July. See here​ for the news release this past July and a picture of Maddie displaying  her medals at school! She was one of only three gold medal winners from the New Brunswick team.

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September 15
Helmet Policy

​Hi everone, just a reminder that all students that take a bike to school, ride skateboards or use in-line skates ​must use a helmet. We are also asking that these students, with their parents, sign our Helmet Policy form found in our Latest School Documents section of our web site.

Helmet Policy.pdfHelmet Policy.pdf

September 09
Open House/Meet the Teacher

​The annual DMS Open House/Meet the Teacher event will take place this Wednesday, September 13th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Everything kicks off with a barbeque at 5:30pm. followed by a brief assembly in the gym with our administrative team. After that parents​ will be visiting their child's teachers for the remainder of the evening.

Please note: We will also be taking nominations for our Devon Middle PSSC.

September 07
Allergy Update...

​Hi everyone, it has come to our attention that the document that went home regarding food allergies did not state clearly enough the foods that some of students have allergies against. That being the case we must ask that foods containing nuts of any kind be omitted from all snacks and lunches. Not only that, we also need to add shellfish to the list as a food which we must avoid bringing to school in student lunches. At this time we will continue permitting foods containing tuna and salmon.​

Allergy Update 2017.pdfAllergy Update 2017.pdf

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.
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