Monday, December 10, 2018

Grade 9 Music Class Participates in CBC's National Music Challenge

The grade 9 music class at Blackville School participated in CBC's Canadian Music Class Challenge, performing their version of "Stay," a pop song by Alessia Cara.

"We think it went pretty good," said grade 9 student Emma Hallihan "It took up about three months all together and we believe we did a decent job."

"It went pretty good," agreed Camden Curtis.

Their performance is featured on the CBC Music Class YouTube channel and website. The contest ran from August 28 and ended November 27. The Top Tens in each of the seven categories will be announced this Tuesday and the winners will be announced on December 18.

According to the CBC Music website, the three goals of the contest are for kids to learn Canadian music in the classroom; draw attention to the exceptional work music teachers are doing with children across the country; and reinforce the importance of music in a well-rounded education.

Watch the video below of the Blackville School grade 9 music class performance of "Stay."

By Chloe Donovan

Friday, December 7, 2018

Students Participate in Hour of Code

Over 30% of students at all the grade levels participated in the Hour of Code this week.

The Hour of Code is a global movement, reaching 180+ countries, and has been held annually the last few years.

The movement is designed to promote coding and programming during computer science week.

Students are introduced to the basics through online tutorials.

For more information, go to the Hour of Code website.

By Julia Curtis

Eagle's Scream for December 7

Hosts Christopher Underhill and Kel Vickers share news and sports updates from Blackville School. Heard every Friday on Life Radio.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cobras Vs. Eagles: The Beginning of a Rivalry

Both the high school girls and boys played NSER on December 3. Even though both games were close, they are now ready to make a come back at the annual Cobras VS Eagles coming up soon.

The girls lost with a score of 45 to 41, and the boys lost with a score of 71 to 56, both games were close and there is lots of room for improvement for the next big match.

The high school boys hockey team played last weekend against Saint Quentin. The boys won with a score of 7-3.

Scoring for the Eagles were Garett Donohue, Peyton Gillespie and Devon Underhill with two goals each, and Macaully Gillespie with one.

Ring a Bell 2018

Source: Dots NB
Students in kindergarten to grade eight across the province will be learning about mental health in school through December 3-7 to inspire youth and their families to raise awareness and support for youth mental health.

At Blackville School, the grade 7 health class will be colouring strips themed to inform them of the five aspects of mental health and will spend a class discussing their questions.  Also, individual participating classes will be given the chance to ring a bell during class time in support of the event.

For more information, click here.

by Julia Curtis

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blackville Young Entrepreneurs Fair December 12 and 13

Young entrepreneurs at Blackville School are learning about business, creating their own products, and putting their imagination to work.

As part of their learning, they will be holding The Blackville Young Entrepreneurs Fair at Blackville School on December 12 from 9am-11am and December 13 from 8:30am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

The students will be offering 35 unique products to choose from and prices vary from $0.50 to $5.00.

This event is an excellent chance to support young entrepreneurs and also find some different Christmas gifts for the holiday season.

By Julia Curtis

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blackville's Seasonal Duos: Slight Rise to Victory

Over the weekend the boys hockey team traveled across New Brunswick to participate in an extensive tournament in Hartland.

The boys started out strong, winning against Saint Quentin, 7-2. Scoring for the Eagles were Peyton and Preston with three goals each, and Landon Coughlan with one.

They became victorious again with the second game they played, the score was 4-3. Scoring for the Eagles were Peyton with two, Preston got one and Denver scoring on a power play.

While the odds were looking good for the boys, they stepped off the ice sadly losing to Hartland, 7-3. Ty Croft, Macaully Gillespie and Denver Donovan scoring the three standing goals.

The boys were upset to lose their last game in the tournament, but they could hold their heads up after hearing the news that Hartland won the whole tournament, so they were beat out by the best team present.

Monday night the boys basketball team played Sunny Corner and played hard, but still walked out with their heads hanging, the score was 89 to 61. This just shows our boys that victory is not easy and you need to work for it!

By Piper Duffy

Monday, November 26, 2018

Senior Boys Hockey Roster

Name: Denver Donovan
Number: #11
Height: 5'10
Favourite Player: Phil Kessel
Name: Ethan Vickers
Position: Left Wing
Number: #18
Height: 5'11
Favourite Player: Keaton Walls

Name: Ethan Whalen
Position: Right wing
Number: #2
Height: 5'9
Nickname: Easy E
Favourite Player: Alex Ovechkin

Name: Peyton Gilespie
Position: Center
Number: #14
Nickname: Peyt
Favourite Player: Tom Wilson