Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flipping out

Students from Blackville School visited Miramichi Valley High School to take part in the High Elements Course on Wednesday, May 18. The purpose of the activity is to challenge students to move outside their comfort zone while also building support, trust and teamwork. The High Elements Course is part of District 16's Adventure Initiative. For more photos, click here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty pets

The High School Graduation Class held a Cutest Photo Pet Contest this semester. Students and staff entered about 70 pet photos in the contest. A judging committee narrowed the choices down to three pets and then the three choices were placed at the local convenience store with money jars available for voting. The money raised will be used for Safe Grad in June.

Photo (right): First place winner went to Shadow, owner Kaelyn Hallihan (grade six).
Photos (below): Runner ups Kiser, owner Kristen Gillespie (grade five) and Samcro, owner Amber Hambrook (kindergarten).

Monday, May 16, 2011

High school play performances

The Theatre Arts 120 Class and High School Drama Club performed their two plays for the general public last Thursday, May 12 in the school cafeteria. The plays were also performed at the New Brunswick Drama Festival on Monday, May 2.

The plays won some recognitions and awards at the festival. The Theatre Arts Class' performance of The Way It Is was recognized for Ensemble Work, Outstanding Use of Set, and Outstanding Teacher Director Award to Ms. Cheryl Underhill.

The High School Drama Club's Performance of 13 Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview was recognized for Ensemble Work, Outstanding Choice of Material, and Outstanding Student Directors Award to Michael McNeil and Melissa Underhill.

The money raised from admission at last Thursday's performances was donated to the school's Free the Children Adopt a Village Water Project. For more photos from the performances, click here.

Photo at top: A college applicant (Junior Vickers) makes the college admission officers (Kennedy Coughlan and Taylar Curtis nervous as they realize he is obsessed with attaining a succesful admission in 13 Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview.

Photo above: A student (Nathan Hetherington) shares with the audience his thoughts on popularity and fame as other cast members act it out in The Way It Is.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oh my, it's time for pie

In the spirit of charity, Blackville School teacher Mr. Mason allowed himself to be subject to "teacher torture" in a fundraiser at the school. On Wednesday, May 4, one student from each home room had the chance to "share" a pie with Mr. Mason during a school assembly in the gym. Mr. Mason was the school's choice for the teacher torture and a pie was auctioned off in each homeroom for students. The event raised over $400.00 for the school's Free the Children Adopt a Village Initiative and was organized by students. For more photos from the event, click here.