Our next partner is Campbellton Middle School and the team of students of 6-7 grade, the teacher Ryan MacDougall. The school is in Campbellton, N.B., Canada.
The students write: ‘We are a small city, but the nearest METROPOLIS would be either Montreal (8 hours southwest) or Halifax (6 hours south).’ The area of the community is 1,630 km2 and the population - 7,385. People come to visit the area for fishing, canoeing the Restigouche River, watching the Campbellton Tigers, Junior "A” hockey team play or skiing/snowboarding/climbing Sugarloaf Mountain. Sugarloaf Mountain is the most unusual land formation near the community, which is a dormant volcano, 305 metre high.
Major industries and occupations in the city are AV Cell Mill (sawmill), Hospital, Tourism (i.e Provincial Park).
The school is not big with 250 students in it and 22 students in class.
School emblem is a sort of a ship made of the letters C, M, S and the words Campbellton Middle School. The students told us some facts about the history of their school: The cornerstone of our school was laid in 1926 and the school was officially opened. It began as Campbellton Composite High School. It remained a high school until 1970 when it was converted to a Junior High School (CJHS). It remained a Junior High until a shift to the Middle School Philosophy in 1992. It has been called Campbellton Middle School ever since.
They are a well-equipped school having approximately 200 computers – 90 are laptops in mobile labs that they can transport from class to class.
Such peculiarities as a period called FLEX where they can work on different projects; an Activity Period every day where all sorts of different activities are offered (i.e floor hockey, computer club, chess, etc…), and the fact that they use LOTS of technology, probably the most of any middle school in the area, make school program unique.
The school year in Campbellton Middle School begins September 7th and ends June 22nd. They have holidays twice during the school year: Holidays Dec 19th – Jan 6th, Holidays March 5th-9th and summer holidays of caurse.
Teenagers love listening to music and music groups Coldplay, Big time Rush, Cody Simpson, Simple Plan, Troup 41 are their favorite. They watch different TV programs (Degrassi, Pretty Little Liars, Big Bang Theory, Jersey Shore). Their favorite video and computer games are Minecraft, plasma burst 2, Mario games, batman arkum city. They like surfing such websites as Facebook, YouTube.
The most loved school subjects are language arts, gym, social studies, and math. The most attractive sports are basketball, soccer, football, dance, hockey.
Teenagers like reading the following authors: Gordan Korman, Robert Munsch, Margret Haddix
Their favorite foods are Kraft Dinner, meat, watermelon, Goldfish crackers, tacos, pizza.