Our School Drum: Building Community and Relationships

Jenny Pert, Melissa Ewanchuck, Michael Boos

From the principal’s window the other day, we could see three boys in the kindergarten playground area who had taken a box and tipped it upside down on the ground. They each had a stick in one hand and were drumming on the box. Their faces bore an expression of real pride as they managed to keep the beat together. The heartbeat of the Mother Earth and the pride among our students are alive and well at Sioux Mountain Public School.

Gichi Miigwech to the Sioux Mountain Public School Community and to the ETFO Poverty and Education Project.


young students painting

Feet shuffling to the beat, fingers snapping, tunes cranking – our students reluctantly stuff their iPods in their pockets as they enter ou

music teacher singing and playing keyboard surrounded by students who are also singing

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