To view the Final Exam Schedule for ABMHS, please open the document attached below.
November 6 was a day to remember in all the years in which we have participated in the Techsploration Program. For the first time ever, we've participated in our Techsplorer Alumni Conference, remotely, in the safety of our community. Normally, we would have travelled and stayed overnight with our alumni to the main land to participate in this one day conference with other alumni teams from throughout Nova Scotia. This year we had a total of 8 participants take part in our ABHMS chapter of this conference. During this conference our alumni worked together on building two project activities. For the first project activity, alumni had to work together (covid-style) to build an Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship using foam boards and plastic sheets. They learned how to read authentic technical drawings designed by a team of engineers from Irving Shipbuilding. In the second activity our students put together a wind lift. They experimented with the apparatus and took part in a challenge with other alumni teams in Nova Scotia, to determine which team could lift the most objects in their basket of the wind lift - our team won the challenge with the most objects! We were able to tune into a couple of online round robins, in which role models talked a bit of their careers. There were some challenges navigating through the platform and with technical difficulties of gathering online, so we caught as much as we could. But those challenges that didn't stop us from making new memories with our Techsplorer sisters. We even got to enjoy ice cream at the end of the event - which is a tradition of Techsploration we just couldn't break!
At the 49th JUNO Awards ceremony held on June 29th, 2020, you may have spotted a familiar face or two or more on the livestream broadcast. Allison Bernard Memorial High Schools’ Music and Technology teacher, Carter Chiasson, was the recipient of the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year award.
Originally scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in March of this year, the JUNO Awards were canceled due to safety concerns regarding Covid-19. Instead, the awards were announced during an online event this June. The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year award presentation occurred during the livestream broadcast between presentations for “Group of the Year” and “World Music Album of the Year”.
MusiCounts were in town in our community of Eskasoni this past February working with Carter and his students to produce a video package to accompany the presentation of the award, which can be seen here: 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year - Carter Chiasson
It is so incredible to see our staff and students being recognized for their hard work and talent on a national stage.
Congratulations once again to Carter Chiasson, and all the students and staff at ABMHS!
ABMHS Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. For more information, please follow the link below.
Attached below is a memo to parents of students at ABMHS.
Pathways in Technology, Early College High School (PTECH) is a new education model offering integrated high school and college curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while also providing workplace skills including leadership, communications and problem solving. This is a for High School Students beginning in Grade 9. Mentorship will be facilitated by Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK). Upon completion the grads will be transforming the education landscape and be equipped with the skills needed for future jobs with IBM and other ICT companies.
For more information on this new program, and to register:
Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey are currently accepting applications for the Sister Dorothy Moore Mi'kmaq Education Scholarships and for the Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship fund.
The closing date for applications is August 21, 2019. Award recipients will be notified on or before October 1st.
For more information and to apply, please open the file posted below.
Attached is an application for the Sammy Gehue Grade 12 Graduate Scholarship. One $750.00 Scholarship will be awarded. Please open the application file for more information on eligibility criteria and to apply.
Also attached is an application for the Sammy Gehue Achievement Award. This award is open to all 5-12 year old Mi'kmaq children of Nova Scotia. The first place winner receives a trophy and $250.00, second place receives a trophy and $175.00, and third place receives a trophy and $125.00. If you have or know of a child who has made an achievement in any of the following categories: Sports, School, Humanitarian, Environmental efforts, etc., please open and complete the application form.
Allison Bernard Memorial High School was host to a “Techsploration goes to school” event on May 3rd. Techsploration is a program dedicated to the empowerment of young women in the STEM fields. The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, trades and technology occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options.
In the weeks leading up to the event, students in the school’s techsploration group met weekly to study various occupations from each of the STEM fields and to learn more about potential career paths available to them. During this time the students also familiarized themselves with the work of their Techsploration role model – Eilidh Lindsay-Sinclair, Director of Operations at CloudKettle.
CloudKettle is a Halifax-based consultancy that specializes in helping enterprise software companies with sales and marketing. Eilidh was CloudKettle’s first employee. After studying Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University she was brought on by CloudKettle as Marketing Coordinator. Over the years her passion for process and efficiency led to her transition into her new role as Director of Operations. Eilidh is passionate about advancing opportunities for women in technology and developing stronger equity for women in STEM fields. Through her role at CloudKettle, Eilidh founded and now co-chairs Digital Skills for Women, a learning cohort aimed at increasing digital literacy.
The Techsploration goes to school event was a great success. Organized by ABMHS teacher Carol Ann Jeddore and Techsploration coordinator Margaret Davidson, students attended presentations by local women in leadership roles within the STEM fields and did a presentation of their own about their role model Eilidh Lindsay-Sinclair. Students got to hear from Eskasoni’s own Gaetanne Stevens about career and education opportunities in the RCMP and about the application of various branches of STEM in everyday police work. Students also heard from Deanne van Rooyen, Assistant Professor in Geology at Cape Breton University.
On May 24th, students attended the provincial Techsploration event at Acadia University hearing from and presenting to schools and role models from across the province about their own experiences as part of the Techsploration program.
Great job to everyone involved in this program!