Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Creating Ripple Effects at Blackville School

Environmental Science Students
Patrick Donovan and Cody Maillet
Many students are likely familiar with the excessively large water bottles that used to stand in our hallways. These were used to collect bottles and other recyclable deposits. This is similar to the project the students in Mr. Hallihan’s Environmental Science class is undertaking.

Students must collect a certain sum of "eco-points" in the class. These are awarded for contributing something meaningful to the environment. To collect their class points, some students have decided to help clean up the community of Blackville.

This is meaningful for many reasons, as it is not only a way to ensure lots of "eco-points," but also improve the appearance of our community and clean up the environment. The money earned from the bottles and cans found in the ditches will also contribute to other Environmental Science class projects.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Elementary Soccer Teams Share Victories

Both elementary soccer teams emerged victorious from the District Jamboree.

The gold team first suffered a loss to Miramichi Rural, with a score of 4-0. They defeated Nelson 6-1 with J.P. McCormack scored 3 goals, and Dalas Curtis, Kolton Collins and Thomas Hallihan had 1 each. Finally they defeated Millerton 2-1 with J.P. McCormack and Milia Hallihan scoring the 2 goals.

The blue team first played Nelson, tied them 4-4. Jace Jardine scored 3 goals, and Garland Manderville scored 1. They then went on to defeat Eel Ground 8-0. Shamus Gunter scored 3 goals, Jace Jardine scored 2, Samuel Brennan and Nate Hallihan had 1 each. Lastly, they played the other Nelson team, succeeding with a score of 7-0. Shamus Gunter and Garland Manderville with 2 each, Allison Manderville, Nick and Nate Hallihan had 1 each. 

Article by Piper Duffy

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Walkathon Efforts Celebrated with Prizes and Pies

Last Friday, two lucky students were given the rare chance to sweeten the appearance of Blackville School's Principal and Vice Principal.

Grade 7 student Stephen Brophy and Grade 3 Ellie Jardine were drawn to be the fortuitous holders of a pan filled with whipped cream. This fluffy weapon was launched into the awaiting faces of Mrs. Moody and Mr. Buggie. 

The humorous event was held in celebration of the efforts of those who raised money for a recent fundraising Walkathon.

Grade 2 student Hannah Hallihan raised the most money, and second place was a tie between kindergarten student Cameron Innes and grade 4 student Keenan Underhill.

Over $5500.00 was raised for Student Council initiatives. To see more photos from this event, click here.

Article by Julia Curtis
Photos by Maggie Jardine and Cassidy Coughlan

Senior Girls Game

Last night we saw the girls in a must win game dominate the field and pull a fantastic win over NSER.

 They needed a win to secure their spot in regionals, and they sure came out to play last night, beating the girls 4-0. Scoring for the girls were, Tori-Sullivan with 3 goals, and Reese Urquhart with 1.

The girls were so pumped with their win last night that they celebrated after the game by going out for supper with some of the players.