Peguis School land-based training and traditional practises
By James Wastasecoot
In 1984, Peguis School Board began building a camp on reserve land located on the shore of Lake Winnipeg about 40 minutes by car north of Peguis. The camp now has a main living quarters equipped with a generator, kitchen and bunk rooms for overnight stays.
In 2011, the community of Peguis completed a Comprehensive Community Plan identifying the key issues confronting the community’s growth and development. A vision statement and strategies for achieving goals were delineated for major areas. The following excerpt pertains to education (Life Long Learning, p37):
Pink Day April 10 2019
By Abigail Spence
Peguis Central School takes a stand against bullying with pink day assembly. On April 10th, 2019 many students from grades one to twelve came together and attended multiple different presentations within the school’s pink day assembly.
PCS Science Fair Winners awarded medals
By James Wastasecoot Posted Feb. 11, 2019 on Peguis School web site (www.peguisschool.ca)
Peguis Central students who placed first, second or third, in the 2019 school science fair received their medals today in the school cafeteria. The Science Fair was actually held Feb. 2 in the school gymnasium. Mr. Smith, the high school science teacher, handed out the medals with the help of Elder Clementine Spence. “The science fair went very well considering the weather that we had just prior to the event,” he said. “There were over a hundred science projects. A few were not completely developed, but we had a good turnout and good participation.”
Lunch N’ Earn program at Peguis Central
By James Wastasecoot
There’s a new program at Peguis Central School that gives students a chance to earn their lunch by doing jobs that need done around the school.
The students earn coupons which are then cashed in at the school cafeteria for menu items. Students who want to participate must sign up at the main office desk until 10 o’clock each day. The names of 20 students are randomly drawn and those students are given a task helping out a staff member somewhere in the school. “It’s a way of reinforcing the idea of contributing to your own food by working for it,” said Bill Thomas, mental health therapist at Peguis Central, who, along with the Elders Program began the project. “They undergo an orientation session and they must have parental consent.”
The program is sponsored by Jordan’s Principle unit at Peguis Health Centre.
Peguis Central Varsity Girls put up a good fight at zones Volleyball
By Corey Bird
The girls volleyball team showed a lot of character and hard work as a team this year. With only 2 returning starters from last year and the rest rookies, the season looked grim. However, with dedication and valuable veteran leadership, the team made giant strides towards the end of the year.Read more ...