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South Marysburgh Central School community celebrated at Milford Fair

It was a community celebration for young and old! Hundreds came out to participate in the Milford Fair on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

Among the attendees were current and former students and staff from South Marysburgh Central School. [1]

"When I am at an event in the community I really get a sense of how tightly knit the community is and what an important part our school plays in the community at large," remarked Principal Marg Thompson.

Director of Education Kathy Soule concurred. "Being there, being part of the parade and seeing so many students and community members was amazing," she said.

Prince Edward-Hastings M.P.P. Leona Dombrowsky was a special guest whose presence was truly appreciated. Principal Marg Thompson showed her student artwork and written compositions. Ms. Dombrowsky enjoyed reading the students’ perspectives on South Marysburgh Central School.

Pictured L to R: Principal Marg Thompson shows Prince Edward-Hastings M.P.P. Leona Dombrowsky student artwork and written compositions.

Trustee Dwayne Inch thoroughly enjoyed the event, as well. "It was fantastic to be part of the event. I was so proud of our community and students," he remarked.

Pictured L to R: Trustee Dwayne Inch and Director of Education Kathy Soule proudly display the school sign in the parade.

South Marysburgh Central School, located in Milford, is the setting for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes. Grade 3 to 8 students attend Athol Central Public School, located in Cherry Valley, 5 km away. The twinned schools of Athol and South Marysburgh have a combined enrolment of approximately 190 students. Both schools boast spacious playgrounds in country settings and computer labs at both locations. As Healthy Active School Communities, Athol and South Marysburgh promote regular physical activity and healthy living through daily physical activity, our sports teams and special events. The schools are dedicated to excellence in instruction and student achievement with an emphasis on balanced literacy and numeracy. An instrumental music program is provided to intermediate and junior students. A focus on character development using school-wide Respect Agreements which encourage respect for self, respect for others and the school community , complements our strong academic programs. Well developed school and community partnerships that support student success also exist such as the Milford Play Group, Food for Learning, EarthCARE, and Terrific Kids.

For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]