Thursday, March 21, 2019

Video Promotes Support for Tom Donovan Arena in Kraft Hockeyville Challenge

The Tom Donovan Arena, located in Renous, NB, is in the final Top 4 for Kraft Hockeyville.

In the video below, students are challenging everyone to support the school community's efforts by voting for the Tom Donovan Arena on March 29 and 30 on the Kraft Hockeyville website.
 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Students Artwork to Appear in Upcoming Book

Mya Underhill and Allie Hallihan
An illustration created by Grade 3 students Allie Hallihan and Mya Underhill was selected to appear in a book that will be published this spring.

Both young artists students love to draw and were very excited when they heard the news in February.

Their teacher Mrs. Lindsay Turner was informed of the illustration challenge by Vice Principal Mrs. Angela Moody.

"I asked if anyone in the class had any interest in participating. Allie and Mya jumped at the chance, and they started the project right away," Turner explained.

"Although we don't have a copy of the actual drawing as it was submitted. They drew the theme chinchilla in great detail," Turner added.

Turner knew that both the girls enjoyed drawing, and she said, "they possess great talent for eight year olds."

"They completed it together, without any assistance from peers or teachers. They came up with the idea themselves and how they wanted to organize it and their end result reflected that," she added.

The illustration challenge was organized by "5210 A Way of Life." According to the website, it "is an initiative that partners with communities across the Northumberland County to promote healthy behaviours."

It centres around the vision that "Northumberland County lives, works and plays in an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice."  For more information, visit the 5210 website

Pizza Pie for Pi

Cassidy Hallihan and Hayley Underhill
Two high school students received Pizza Trio gift certificates for remembering quite a few digits in Pi during the Pi Day contest on March 14.

Grade 11 student Hayley Underhill could recite 60 digits of Pi from memory while Grade 10 student Cassidy Hallihan completed 52.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Dino-Mite Book Fair Planned for Next Week

Blackville school will be holding the Scholastic Book Fair in the school library from March 18-21. This year's book fair is titled "Dino-Mite." 

Students can guess how many dinosaurs are in the large dinosaur painting for a chance to win a $10 value in books. 

The Book Fair will be from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Family night is Wednesday evening from 5-7pm. 

There will be a family draw event and anyone who enters has a chance to win $25 in books and $25 in books for a class.

You can also check out the latest Wimpy Kid and Peppa Pig offerings along wth sports and video game books. 

Everyone is welcome. All purchases benefit the school.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We Are Hockeyville

The following reflection and photos will appear in the 2019 Blackville School Yearbook. It was written by Yearbook Co-editor and Grade 12 student Maggie Jardine. 

Unity. We know what the definition of this word is, but do we know what it really means? We see it in a crowd erupting into chaos as their team wins on an overtime goal. It's in a class dressed in pink t-shirts with #neverdunn proudly written across their chests as they take their yearbook picture. It's how a community rallies together to try to take the title of "Kraft Hockeyville." But unity can also be seen in the strength of a grieving family at the center of a movement.

In the past year, our community has known what it means to go through hard times as we have dealt with the loss of many people we still saw as children. Instead of crumbling under the weight of it, we have banded together to show support for those struggling in any way we could.

One of those ways was to try to bring "Kraft Hockeyville" to our community and win $250 000 for the Tom Donovan Arena. Fourteen-year-old Thomas Dunn grew up playing hockey on this ice. After his passing, his family believed bringing the spirit of hockey to our rink would be the perfect way to honour his name.

Whether we actually bring Hockeyville to our rink or not, in a sense, our community has already won. We have shown what it means to be stronger together and make the best of our hardest times.