Thursday, November 25, 2010

Money matters

Grade 12 Blackville School students had the opportunity to get some pointers on budgets and credit advice. Tamara Kelly, Director of Education for Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, spoke to the 2011 graduates to discuss how money, interest and budgeting works. For more information on Credit Counselling Services, click here.

In photo (l-r): Alejandra Leon de Gante, Melita Urquhart, Taylor Colford, Braden Clarke, Tamara Kelly, Kayne Colford, Laura Richard and Alex Colford.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Browsing at the Book Fair

Grade one students Jonah J. and Kyle M. browse through some of the books at the Blackville School Annual Scholastic Book Fair. The fair is being held this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Family Event is tonight, November 24, from 5 pm - 8 pm. The money raised from the fair provides books and other resources for the school library.
Photos by Alejandra Leon de Gante, Taylor Colford and Kaitlin Arbeau

Friday, November 19, 2010

A whale of a time

For more photos click here.

Captain Art Gaetan and first mate Spencer Houston, from Oceans Wild came to Blackville School on November 17. They delivered a presentation about what they do, how they do it, and they also informed the students about the negative impact humankind is having on the ocean, and how we can prevent it.
Filled with passion and dedication to what they do, the presentation really hit home for many of the students. The information they provided gave a reality check to the student body about what is happening in the world surrounding us, and how so many of the small decisions we make impact us so greatly.
Gaetan and Houston had excellent display tables with many artifacts, fossils and life size replicas of sharks, whales and fish. All the demonstrations were presented with real life artifacts from his life experiences as a shark fisher. In the words of Captain Art Gaetan, “our generation will not be affected, nor will our children, but our grandchildren will be affected by our decisions and actions due to the rapid increase in global warming.”
The event was sponsored by the Blackville Home and School Association. For more information on Oceans Wild, click here.
Front Row (left to right)- Mackenzie Fournier, Jade Underhill, Robyn Stewart, Braxton Stafford, Jacob Donahue, Captain Art Gaetan and Riley Donovan (First mate Spencer Houston in background)
Article by Jessica McIntyre and photo by Krista Sherrard

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cool Campers

Blackville School Grade 11 students of the Outdoor Pursuits class braved the elements on November 9 and 10 when they camped overnight at Kouchibouguac National Park.
In photo: (left side) Alex Sturgeon, Taylar Curtis, Braden Coughlan, Eldon Duffy, Michael Bell, Lyall MacDonald
(centre) Mr. Craig Russell.
(right side) Gina Sturgeon, Michael McNeil, Lindsay Underhill, Colby Buggie, TJ Donohue, Dustin Keenan
, Bradley Couglan

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scholastic Book Fair next week

The Blackville School Library will be hosting its Pre-Christmas Scholastic Book Fair next week.
  • November 24, 25, and 26
  • 9 am to 4 pm each day
  • Family Event is November 24 from 5 pm - 8 pm
Everyone is invited to check out the fantastic selection of popular new titles. Please come out and support this annual school library fundraiser.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How will you remember?

Students and staff of Blackville School joined many community members for the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the school on Wednesday, November 10. Following the ceremony, special guests, including veterans, were invited for a luncheon hosted by the Culinary 110 class. Shown here is Grade 11 student Cory Keenan serving tea and coffee to World War II Veteran Corporal Joyce Fortune and Blackville Fire Chief Garth Underhill.
Photo by Alejandra Leon de Gante

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Boys Middle School Soccer takes bronze

The Middle School Boys Soccer team took the bronze medal at their Soccer Jamboree. The boys first played Dr. Losier and lost with a score of 4-1. The only goal was scored by Stewart Jardine. The team played Nelson next and won with a score of 3 to 2 in a shootout. Scoring for the team was Tanner Manderville, Riley Keenan and Bailey Curtis.