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Thursday, 27 April 2017

2017 Spaghetti Bridge Competition

Bruce Students Successful at the 2017 Spaghetti Bridge Competition


Each year the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba hold a spaghetti bridge competition. The goal is simple: build the strongest structure from 350 grams of spaghetti and glue. With this in mind, the grade 7 science students explored the Forces & Structures unit with pasta and wood glue in Mrs. Bouchard’s and Mr. Fisher-Smith’s classes. At the end of the unit, the entire grade 7 class entered their structures in competition at Kildonan Place on Thursday, March 9. 


At the mall, the students waited patiently as volunteers from the Engineers and Geoscientists measured each group’s bridge: did the students meet the required parameters of length, height, and mass? After completing registration, the engineers carefully placed each team’s structure in the hydraulic press, affectionately known as the “Dream Crusher”. In seconds, the bridges were stressed to the max and students eagerly recorded the maximum mass held by their bridges while the judges gave some advice on the construction. Every kilogram supported by bridges was tallied by the organizers who later used this total to make a donation to Winnipeg Harvest!


After three days of competition among students from across the province, Bruce students did extremely well. The team of Igor, Steven, and Korbin won the grade 7 level and received certificates and $100.


In addition to the grade 7 team, many grade 8 students participated in the contest as well, entering their structures on Saturday, March 11. The team of Katryna and Miree won the grade 8 level and also received certificates and $100. In addition, everyone who participated in the spaghetti bridge building competition will be celebrating with a pizza party sponsored by the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.


Congratulations Bruce students!



Submitted: Mr. Fisher-Smith, Bruce Middle School.




Thursday, 13 April 2017

Earth Week Activities April 17-20

International Day of Pink

April 12 was the International Day of Pink, a day to raise awareness to stop bullying and celebrate diversity. Bruce was proud to have many staff and students wear pink to support this cause. More info can be found at

Here is a music video by Canadian Artists who joined together to support anti-bullying.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Year End Awards Ceremonies

Our Academic Awards have been changed to Wednesday, June 28th 
at 1:30 pm at Bruce Middle School.

Our Sports Awards will be held at Bruce Middle School 
on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:00 am. 
We are changing our approach this year so that all students will be included. 
There will be no breakfast at the ceremony.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

SJASD Visual Arts Exhibition

Information from Winnipeg Parking Authority

EpiPen Recall

Please note Pfizer has recalled 1 lot of EpiPen and 1 lot of EpiPen Jr.  In Canada, the recall impacts one lot (5GU763) of the 0.3 mg strength of EpiPen Auto-Injector expiring in May 2017 and one lot (5GR765) of the 0.15 mg strength of EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector expiring in March 2017.

The following link provides more detail.  To view the Health Canada Advisory link click here

Monday, 3 April 2017

Springtide Art Show and Sale

Don't miss the Springtide Art Show and Sale on April 28, 29 and 30. The Charleswood Art Group hosts this annual show which features the work of 43 artists. These artists are juried into he prestigious Charleswood Art Group. Many members are recipients of National and International awards.

The show opens at 5 pm on Friday, April 28 at the Charleswood United Church, 4820 Robbin Blvd. at Dieppe Road. The show continues Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00.

Check out some of the art at or on Facebook.