Friday, 24 March 2017

Thank You Parents!

The Ness Middle School staff would like to extend a HUGE "thank you" to our parent community for a wonderful week of special treats.  Your generous donations were so appreciated!

Wishing you all a safe and happy spring break.

Over the past two days, our grade 6 students took part in presentations put on by WISE Kidnetics.  They had the opportunity to  build and compare series, and parallel circuits using Snap Circuits – an electronic, educational toy. In addition, they built a simple motor using a battery, an elastic, two safety pins, and magnets. 

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Congratulations to all students who participated in Expo Science this year! 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Staff Apreciation Week: March 20 - 24

From the Parent Network:

This is a friendly reminder that next week, March 20-24, is Staff Appreciation at Ness Middle School.  Thank you so much to parents who have already sent in contributions.  Below you will find a link to an online sign up sheet with many options if you would like to contribute.  We are also accepting monetary contributions in the hopes of having lunch ordered in on Thursday, March 23rd.  Each class has been assigned a student rep to collect funds.  If you would rather, you can send it in an envelope with attention to the PARENT NETWORK.

Class reps:
Room 201 - Alexa P.
Room 205 - Ava M.
Room 206 - Sydnee M.
Room 207 - Ethan B
Room 208 - Ava N.
Room 209 - Vaughn B.

Online sign up link:

Thank you!



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Expo science projects at Ness

Students are sharing their learning by presenting their science fair projects over lunch hours throughout the week. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Congratuations to Belle and Sheriss, who won silver, and to Ryan and Mikael who won gold at last night's Concours d'art oratoire competition.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Badminton ID Camps

Badminton season is about to start!  ID camps are taking place this week on Wednesday and Friday at lunch (12:10 p.m.) and on Thursday afternoon from 3:45 - 5:30.  We look forward to seeing many Knights come for this activity!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hé ho!

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the Parent Network for supporting our school-wide outing to the Festival du Voyageur last week.  The students had a wonderful day.  Your generous contribution to this outing was sincerely appreciated.  We continued our festivities the following day with a Festival gym blast.  Congratulations to room 206, the champions of our Voyageur games - hé ho!

Personal Electronic Devices

Students are reminded that if bringing personal electronic devices to school, these devices must stay in lockers between 8:50 - 3:45.  If students are needing to contact home, they are asked to use the phone in the office.  We continue to encourage students to leave valuable items at home.

Student-Led Conferences: A Celebration of Learning

Student-Led Conferences: A Celebration of Learning – Term 2

March 7th 2017 (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)


Student-led conferences will be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 7th.  The conferences are a celebration of all the hard work your child has accomplished.  We hope you will come out and share in your child’s progress.


Conferences will be held in your child’s various classroom environments.   Families are welcome to visit various classrooms any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  This will be done in an open house format and therefore parents will not be required to book a conference time.  Please come when it best suits you.  The process of our student-led conferences is designed to paint a clear picture of your child’s learning to date.  Students have the responsibility of taking an active role in explaining and demonstrating their learning and setting goals for improvement.


During these conferences, you will have the opportunity to look through work samples and/or participate in some activities together with your child.  Throughout the evening, you will move from one classroom/subject area to another at your leisure.   Please note that there will be other families in the classrooms at the same time.  If at any point you feel a particular classroom is too busy at the time of your arrival, please feel free to visit another learning environment and return to any classroom at a later time during your visit.  Should you wish to discuss something of a particularly sensitive nature, we invite you to schedule a meeting with a particular teacher at a later date.


One on one appointments will be available for Mme Marcoux (Guidance/Resource), and Mme Buckwold (Principal). Please call the school office at (204) 837-1361 to book an appointment with the above mentioned staff members.


It is very important for your child to be able to discuss his/her progress at the conference and hear your praise and encouragement for his/her accomplishments.  Please make an effort to attend.  The staff at Ness Middle School looks forward to seeing you there.




Canteen closed on Tursday, March 2nd

Please note that the canteen will be closed on Thursday, March 2nd.  Students should ensure to bring their lunch to school.