Thursday, December 18, 2014

Star Athletes of Blackville School for December

High School Boys: Josh Underhill

"Josh is a very good athlete, a good team leader and has great sportsmanship!" said coach Loretta Gorbett about Josh concerning his leadership, game play and attitude on and off the court. Josh has been an integral part of the High School Boys Basketball team since Grade 9 and now in Grade 11 is the starting point guard and hardly comes off the court. Josh also plays hockey and football outside of school.

High School Girls: Abby Donovan

"Abby has great work ethic and an awesome attitude," said coach Matthew Sturgeon about Abby's playing and attitude not only on the court, but off the court as well. Abby spends a fair amount of time on the court, despite only being in Grade 10. Abby looks forward to being a key figure in the basketball teams hierarchy for the remainder of her high school career. Abby also plays hockey and soccer.
Middle School Boys: Denver Donovan

When asked about Denver Donovan's efforts with the middle school basketball team, coaches Josh Underhill and Connor Duffy said that "Denver is a really hard working kid. He listens very well and is a monster around the rim." Denver is a senior player on the basketball team seeing that he is in grade 8 and is looking forward to being on the senior boys team next year when he makes the jump to high school. Denver also plays hockey, soccer and volleyball.

Middle School Girls: Tori Sullivan

"She always keeps the team motivated, and she is kind to her teammates. She is an overall great athlete!" said coach Jessica Munn. Tori is a senior member of the middle school girls basketball team seeing she is in Grade 8, and plays a major leadership role on the team for the younger players. Tori also plays soccer and hockey.

Compiled by Larissa Bryenton, Graham Manderville, and Ashley Vickers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elementary Christmas Concert 2014

KH & KN presenting their "Christmas Chant"
Blackville Elementary grades K to five had their annual Christmas Concert which was held in the cafeteria on December 16.

There was a huge turn out with many parents and people from the village who came to watch. MC's Jorja Donovan and Cohen Munn were a huge hit with their humour and great presentation of the classes from K to 5.

A majority of songs were sung including "Reindeer Love to Boogie" which was sung by KH and KN. Also 3TM did a great job with their song "Nuttin' for Christmas". Grade 1C sang "Reindeer Pokey" followed by Grade 3M singing "Feliz Navidad" and their intro saying "Merry Christmas" in different languages.

To view more pictures of the Elementary Christmas Concert click here!

By Ashton O'Donnell      
Photos by Jules Keenan

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Band and Choir Night 2014

Elementary Choir 
Blackville School held their annual Band and Choir night. It took place in the school cafeteria on December 9.

The evening featured the Elementary Choir, School Girls Choir and the Blackville School Jazz Band/9T Band class. The MC's were Vice Principal Pamela Underhill and Principal Rodney Buggie.

Blackville School Girls Choir 
During the concert the audience heard "S.A.N.T.A" and "Ebenezer Scrooge" sung by the Elementary Choir, and "Carol of the Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from the School Girl's Choir.

The Blackville School Jazz Band/9T Band class played "Frosty the Snowman" and "Feliz Navidad." 

To view more pictures from Band and Choir night 2014 click here!

By Ashton O'Donnell
Photos by Noah Donovan

Friday, December 12, 2014

School's In Podcast for December 12, 2014

Hosts Leah Hennessey and Ashton O'Donnell share news from Blackville School for the week of December 12, 2014.  School's In podcast are heard on Life Radio Friday evenings.  Podcast is edited by Perry-Jay Peterson.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tales From The Borderlands: Zer0 Sum Review
Embrace the chaotically hilarious world of Pandora once again in the new episodic graphic adventure game based on the Borderlands series in Tales From the Borderlands.  The game is developed by Telltale Games in partnership with Gearbox Software and 2K Games, featuring voices from Chris Hardwick as Vaughn,  and Patrick Warburton as your nemesis Vasquez.  Episode one of Tales From the Borderlands is named 'Zer0 Sum' and was released November 25, 2014 on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.

School's In Podcast for December 5, 2014

Hosts Leah Hennessey and Ashton O'Donnell share news from Blackville School for the week of December 5, 2014.  School's In podcast are heard on Life Radio Friday evenings. Podcast is edited by Perry-Jay Peterson.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peoples Picks (Dec.1-5 )

Student of the week is Larissa Bryenton. Larissa is from Blackville and enjoys playing volleyball and working in her spare time. Larissa's favourite sport is volleyball. Congratulations, Larissa!
Teacher of the Week is Mr. Norton. Mr. Norton is from Boiestown and obtained his education through the University of New Brunswick and has been teaching for 11 years. Mr. Norton's favourite subject to teach is physics. Congratulations, Mr. Norton!

Staff of the Week is Jamie McNeil. Jaime likes to spend time with her family in her spare time and is from Blackville. Jaime has been working at Blackville with the cafeteria staff for six years. Congratulations, Jaime!

Compiled by Trent Thibodeau and Noah Hallihan

Viewpoint: Fly Fishing Club

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Upcoming Christmas Events

Christmas Chaos Week
December 15 to 19
Monday- Jersey Day
Tuesday- Toque Day
Wednesday- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Thursday- Greed & Red Day
Friday- PJ Day

Dates to Remember...
December 9th- Band & Choir Night
December 16th- Elementary Christmas Concert
December 19th- Last Day before Christmas Break

Movie Night: 
December 4th at Blackville School. 
Cost- $5- includes movie, popcorn, and kool-aid jammers, there will be extra kool-aid jammers for sale $1.00 each
6:00 to 7:15- grades K-4 Movie: Elf on the Shelf and Smurfs Christmas
7:30 to 9:00- grades 5-8 Movie: Home Alone

Monday, December 1, 2014

Opinion: Dress Code

We all have different ways to express ourselves, whether it is with music, opinions and even our clothing. You are your own "you," and no one can change that. Except when you walk into a school and you have to follow a "dress code." Many people have different opinions on this and it is one of the most talked about topics in high school, especially with high school girls.

In my opinion, I think that dress code doesn't allow people to express who they are, but then again there is a limit and people should know where to stop because they have gone too far. I think that a dress code applies more to girls because boys don't "reveal" themselves as many girls would. Also, some people have different views. Some girls feel more comfortable in a T-shirt and jeans while other girls like to express themselves more with a low cut shirt and skirt- just because they feel comfortable in it. I also think that dress code limits what people can wear and causes girls to feel self conscious about what they wear just so they aren't revealing themselves.

There is a limit, and you should dress to show that you have respect for yourself, but you should be able to express who you are too. Some people like to express themselves by their clothing.  To get some other opinions other than mine, I asked other students what they thought of the dress code. Here is what they had to say.

Gina Keenan (9U): "I think that the dress code is stupid. It shames girls of their bodies because we're forced to conceal everything."

Leah Hennessy (12U): "My personal opinion on dress code is that yes it can suck not being able to wear certain clothes in the summer when it is hot outside when you wish that you could be wearing lighter clothes, but at the same time I don't think I would want to see girls walking around showing their three B's. I also don't think that the girls dress code is stricter than the guys."