Friday, April 30, 2010

Grade 4 Student Wins Earth Day Contest

Grade 4 student Jules Keenan (fourth in front row from right) poses with her classmates and displays her new prize, an Ipod Shuffle. Jules won first prize in an Earth Day Contest and her classmates also received recognition for their efforts. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Be One of a Kind!

Last Week (April 12 - April 16) Blackville School held their first annual "Be One of A Kind!" Week. The purpose of the week was to encourage students to make a difference and to develop empathy for others.
Classes in Kindergarten through Grade 12 participated in a number of events throughout the week. Some of the events included a food drive for the Miramichi Food Bank, Caught You Caring Campaign (where students who were randomly caught doing good deeds received a ballot that was entered for a draw for a movie pass), a positive message t-shirt design contest, and classroom lessons on kindness and making a difference.
The finale of the week was Pink Shirt Day in which students wore pink t-shirts to show that they agreed to take a stand against bullying. Many classes had 100% participation rates proving that Blackville School students can and do make a difference.
High School Student Council Executive Members Sylvia Donovan, Mitchell Donohue, Grace Coughlan, and Melita Urquhart get the food donations ready for the Miramichi Community Food Bank.