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Abaco Club Awards Scholarships to Students

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s General Manager, Casey Counseller, along with Cameel McDonald, Executive Assistant, recently distributed backpacks and school supplies to 7th grade students on the island of Abaco including Moore’s Island.

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Rotarians Hold Career Fair at SC Bootle

On October 31 the Rotary Club of Abaco held their annual Career Fair Day at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. Hurricane Matthew postponed the original date but several Rotarians were able to make it despite the rescheduled date. Rotarians Valerie Dean, Desmond Bootle and Bradley Albury were joined …

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Schools Participate in Coastal Cleanup

On October 28, 2016, Abaco Central High School and St. Francis de Sales participated in the International Coastal Clean Up at Coconut Tree Bay. The group was able to collect thrity bags of trash in only one hour. Trash collection was donated by Desmond Swain. The Coastal Cleanup was organized …

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FHA Hosts Successful Guy-O-Ween

Forest Heights Academy held a very successful post-Halloween trunk-or-treat event on Friday, November 4. This year, the school combined the concept of trunk-or-treat (establishing a central location for children to trick or treat out of the backs of cars) with Guy Fawkes (typically celebrated November 5.) Guy-O-Ween, as the event …

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Green Turtle Guy Fawkes Ceremony Raises Funds for School

There will not be an Island Root Heritage Festival in 2017 because of elections, so the Guy Fawkes commemoration usually overseen by the Island Root Heritage Festival Committee, took place together with a fundraising event to benefit Amy Roberts Primary School. As the two committees joined forces, they produced an …

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Judo Gives to Interact’s Hurricane Fund

The Abaco Judo Club made a donation to Forest Heights Academy’s Interact Club to assist in relief efforts for persons affected by Hurricane Matthew which impacted the Bahamas in early October.

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MUNS Winners Visit New York for UN Session

Students from Forest Heights Academy visited the United Nations (UN) in New York in September along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, as a part of the reward for winning the Model United Nations (MUN) debate on climate change in April this year.

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District Superintendent Evaluates Changes and Challenges Facing the New School Year

“Educate Students to Create Long Time Learners” is the District of Education’s theme for this school year. In order to actualize this theme, a National Administrator’s Conclave is to walk through a series of training sessions to become familiar with the McRel Balance Leadership Program. A program created to have leaders in education being able to adapt to an ever changing environment that requires higher expectations, greater accountability, rapid increase in information, public scrutiny, and work overload.

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Interact Club Cleans Casuarina Beach

The St. Francis de Sales Interact Club, partnering with FRIENDS of the Environment, cleaned up Casuarina Beach last weekend as part of a coastal cleanup.

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Parents Protest School Conditions: Hold Students Back on Opening Day

A failure to repair the school over the summer break led to a protest on opening day by concerned parents on Moore’s Island, who kept their children home.

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