Monthly Archives: February 2015

Some Important Information

• NLVA Juvenile B Girls’ Volleyball Provincials in Clarenville this weekend
• Sr. Girls’ Basketball Regionals at RIA Wednesday, March 4th
• NLVA Juvenile A & B Volleyball Provincials in Clarenville on March 6th & 7th
• March 6th – Term 2 Ends
• March 16th – St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Lunches scheduled for next week:
Monday: Spaghetti, cookie & juice
Tuesday: Chicken Wraps, cookie & juice
Wednesday: Sobeys Pepperoni Pizza, cookie & Juice
Thursday: Tacos, cookie & juice
Friday: Grilled Cheese, cookie & juice

If you are able to help with these lunches please contact Sandy at the school.

Winter Clothing
Primary & Elementary students are asked to please bring along winter clothes as they will be going outside some days during lunch time. Please dress warm for the winter temperatures.

Eastern Health Coalition Supports RIA
*Random Island Academy would like to thank Eastern Health Coalition for their continued support and contribution to our Athletic Program. We have received another Grant in the amount of $500 to use towards athletic equipment.

Just a reminder to parents and guardians to avail of the recycling initiative at the school – it’s a great way to help fund any school associated costs that you need to pay. Remember to inform the depot when you get there that you are donating to Random Island Academy (green team), and don’t forget to take your slip. Beer bottles can be returned, but there is no “match” on them.

The Science Fair will be held on March 10th here at the school. It is opened to the public and grade 7 – 9 projects will be judged. Other Science Class work will be on display as well.

You Can Download the Entire Newsletter Here:  February 26th


RIA Comes Up Short At Boys Basketball Regionals


On Thursday Our Senior Boys Basketball team played off against Swift Current Academy for the chance to go to the SSNL A Boys Basketball Provincials. It was a great afternoon of basketball that saw two teams play very well in back to back games .  RIA came out flat in the first game and struggled with their offense against a tough SCA defense.  The final score was 53 – 34 in favor of SCA.  The second game was much closer as RIA pressed for the entire game and the score went back and forth until late in the second half when SCA’s size and skill took over;  they controlled the offensive rebounding and shot extremely well from the field.  The final score was 55 – 47.  RIA would like to thank Swift Current Academy for traveling to our school and displaying great sportsmanship and skill, and we would like to wish them all the best at Provincials.  For the second year in a row RIA earns the silver at Regionals, but showed great improvement and competitive spirit.  We would also like to congratulate Marcus Whalen who was selected as the sportsmanship winner for this event.  Finally, we wish to thank our officials, Vince Mulrooney and Jon Stone, our scorekeepers, our coaches Mr. Cook & Kenneth Dalton, and all our parent and student volunteers who made this event possible!  THANK YOU!!!

RIA Has Great Showing At Random Lions Speak-off

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Four students from Random Island Academy competed at the Random Lions Speak-off at the Lions club in Elliott’s Cove last night.  Lions Club members, judges, parents, and guests were entertained by speeches about the effects of social media on today’s youth, the validity of awards shows such as the Oscars and the Grammys, Internet addiction disorder, and the impact that last Fall’s shooting in Ottawa had on our country and its people.  All four speeches were great and our students represented our school very well.  In the end the judges awarded 1st place to Joanne Hart (Gr. 12), 2nd place to Melanie Reid (Gr. 12), 3rd place to Patrick Bowering (Gr. 11), and runner up to Taylor Martin (Gr. 10).  Our students all gained valuable public speaking experience along with Plaques/medallions and cash prizes.

Random Island Academy would like to thank the Random Lions Club for their continued commitment to public speaking and for being such fantastic members of our school community.  Your organization has long supported our school and its students and we are very grateful!  We look forward to the Intermediate and elementary Speak-offs coming in the Spring!

A Very Busy Time at RIA

We have finally reached our last day of Midterm exams.  We have had some bad luck with the weather and that has pushed exams forward.  We also had a very productive and valuable teacher in-service on Inclusive education on Tuesday.  We are a phase 6 school and are looking at all the good things we have already been doing in this area, as well as collaborating to find better ways to facilitate teaching and learning in our building.  RIA was very pleased to have visits from Regional office Personnel, Dan O’Brian, Sue Howell, and Colleen Abbott, and we had an informative visit from Christine Kennedy who is facilitating our transition into Inclusive Education.  It was a great day of Professional Development that will help us better our school community!

Our Last Midterms will be written today and all students in the high school will be back to regular classes and routines tomorrow.  Midterm Exam results will be posted in Power school once all exams have been completed and evaluated.  We thank you for your patience!

We would like to wish our Table Tennis team good luck as they travel to Heritage Collegiate today to compete in the SSNL Regional tournament.  We also have three teams traveling this weekend as our Junior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams are traveling to St. John’s to compete in the NLVA Provincials.  Our Senior Boys basketball team is set to kick off its 2015 season with an invitational tournament in Marsytown; it is an eight team tournament and should be a great weekend of Basketball.  Look for updates on twitter!  GO CRUSADERS!!!