Thursday, November 20, 2014

School's In Podcast for November 21, 2014

 Host Leah Hennessy shares news from Blackville School for the week of November 21, 2014.  School's In podcast are heard on Life Radio friday evenings.  Podcast edited by Perry-Jay Peterson.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity Review
Through fear, crime, betrayal, and bloodshed, experience the newest extension to one of the most well known major action-adventure franchises today. Assassin's Creed Unity has something for everyone's inner assassin. Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal, have done it once again, they have managed to make their seventh instalment to the Assassin's Creed series and it surely lives up to its predecessor Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Directed by Alexandre Amancio and written by Travis Stout, Assassins Creed Unity hooks you in as soon as you start the game. Assassins Creed Unity was released November 11th, 2014, and is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Star Athletes of Blackville School

 High School Boys - Dylan Storey
"He's been consistent, dedicated and works hard in games and practices," said Coach Rodney Buggie about Dylan concerning his efforts with the Senior Boys soccer team and his place in their quest for the provincial banner. Dylan is not only the goalkeeper for the Senior Boys soccer team, but he is also a crucial part of the Senior Boys Basketball team. Outside of school, Dylan likes to play any type of pick up sports including outdoor basketball and road hockey.

Friday, November 14, 2014

School's In Podcast for November 14, 2014

Host Leah Hennessy shares news from Blackville School for the week of November 14, 2014. School's In podcast are heard on Life Radio Friday evenings.  Podcast edited by Perry-Jay Peterson.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Remembrance Day Colouring Contest 2014

Take Your Kid To Work Day

Delanie Coughlan at Home Hardware
Grade nine students at Blackville High School took part in, "Take Your Kid To Work Day," on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The students went to various work places to be an employee for the day, and get a sense of what it is like to be in the work force.

Each student went to their preferred work place setting. The students learn about what type of tasks are done on a daily basis as well as participate in the daily tasks that typically take place at the establishment.

Mackenzie Stewart at Valu Foods
Janet Jardine went to work at McEvoy Insurance, Delanie Coughlan went to Home Hardware and Madison Underhill as well as Mackenzie Stewart went to Value Foods for the day. Other places that the students went to are the Blackville RCMP as well as the Adult Learning Center.

By Ashley Vickers

The Teddy Bear Project

Blackville School kindergarten students
Blackville school is partnered up with Instituto Tecnológico Avanzado en Educación del Sureste in Mexico for the Teddy Bear Project. This project, organized through the iEarn Collaboration Centre, involves Mrs. Norton and Mrs. Hallihan's Kindergarten classes as well as a class from Mexico.

The purpose of the Teddy Bear Project is to have students foster understanding and knowledge about other countries and cultures.

Dating Violence Presentation

Family Violence Outreach Coordinator Patty Michaud and Youth Care Worker students from NBCC Miramichi came to speak to high school students about Dating Violence on Wednesday November 13. They first showed a short slide show about dating violence and then they broke off into focus groups to ask questions and talk about dating violence.

From left to right: Michael Waugh, Alex Hallihan,
Larissa Bryenton, Moranda Frennette, Patty Michaud
 and NBCC Students from the Youth Care program

Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Blackville School

Opinion: Remembrance Day

Every year on November 11 we remember those who fought for our country. We respect those who are still here with us today and also those who sacrificed their lives for us and this country. A country they loved and believed in so much, they fought to defend its values.

Here at Blackville School every year around Remembrance Day we always hold a service that takes place in the gym.  The ceremony features our choirs, band, readings from students between K to 12. It also includes  the wreath laying which includes each person from each grade to lay a wreath in remembrance of our soldiers that fought in the world wars. The wreath laying also includes members from our community, such as the local legion and the wreath is laid in memory of fallen soldiers. 

Mersereau: We can't stray from honouring the past

A piece of the Berlin Wall that belongs to Mersereau
This past week I had the privilege of interviewing former army communications officer and Blackville native Warrant Officer Troy Mersereau. Son of Vera and Burton Mersereau and brother of elementary school teacher Twila Sturgeon.

Mersereau graduated from Blackville in 1986 alongside Blackville School's principal Rodney Buggie. He spent his youth in Blackville playing hockey and as a member of the Blackville Air Cadet squadron. He joined the army branch of the Canadian military in 1987 after working in Fredericton for a short while, trying to find his place in life.

Memorabilia from Mersereau's military career
Troy had a long and rewarding military career, having been stationed in numerous locations in Canada, including Petawawa and Kingston, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta; he also was stationed in numerous places overseas including Germany, Syria, Israel and three tours in Bosnia. Some of the answers that are given in the interview below are paraphrased and are not direct quotes.

Q: Why did you join the military? What would recommend the military as a career path to a graduate of today?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Middle School Student of The Month

Middle School Student of the Month for 6D is Denver Jardine. Denver is a hard working student and especially kind and helpful towards others. Denver is also especially thoughtful in school. Congratulations, Denver!

Middle School Student of the Month for 7M is Brady Nash. Brady is especially kind and helpful towards others and is also very respectful. Brady has also been coming extra early for homeroom. Congratulations, Brady!

Middle School Student of the Month for 7W is Shana Jardine. Shana is a hard working student and shows great leadership skills in school. Shana is especially kind and helpful towards other students and has reached an academic achievement recently in school. Congratulations, Shana!

Middle School Student of the Month for 8O is Gabe Keenan. Gabe is very hard working and shows outstanding effort in school. Gabe has improved very much this year in academics. Congratulations, Gabe!

Middle School Student of the Month for 8M is Christopher Underhill. Christopher is a very hard working student and is especially kind and helpful towards others. Christopher shows outstanding effort in school and has reached an academic achievement recently. Christopher is also very thoughtful and shows respect for others as well. Congratulations, Christopher!