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Student Enrichment Program
At J.B. Mitchell we aspire to challenge students of all capacities. As well as in-class enrichment opportunities, students can self-select for enrichment activities that include sports, choir, and academics. Every year J.B. Mitchell provides programming through the Artists in the School Program. In the past we have offered sessions on pottery to all students, we have had a writer in residence for the Grades 3 to 6. We also offer students in Grades 4-6 the chance to represent the school at the Red River Heritage Fair and the Concours D’art Oratoire.
Students are also selected for various enrichment activities. Renzulli's Three Ring Conception of Giftedness, where "above Average ability, creativity and task commitment" factor into selection. For active readers in Grades 5 and 6, the school participates in the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Students are offered the chance to read up to 18 titles written for readers aged 10-14 and then vote on their favorite book.
Every year two to four students from Grade 6 are chosen to participate in the Quantum Arts Program. This program, organized through the division, allows students to participate in Drama at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School or Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
We also offer up to 10 students from Grade 5 and 6 the chance to participate in Saturday morning Art classes at the Winnipeg Art gallery.