Thursday, March 30, 2017

Elementary Students to Attend STEM Fair this Saturday

Grade 4 students Lexi Sobey and Jaclyn Gilchrist
with their "Milk to Plastic" Science Fair Project
Grade four students had their science fair projects on display at Blackville School this week. 

Four of the projects were chosen to represent Blackville School Elementary at the District STEM Fair.

The four projects will be on display this Saturday, April 1 at James M Hill for the district event. 

The judges who selected the four projects were teachers Tracey McCormack, Trudy Hallihan-Underhill, and Chris Norton along with Principal Rodney Buggie.

Grade four student Lily McEvoy titled her project "What Popcorn Brand Yields the Most?" Students Lexi Sobey and Jaclyn Gilchrist explored "How to Make Plastic From Milk" while Roman Stewart analyzed "Patterns in Family Fingerprints." The last project chosen was completed by Logan Aston on "Water Powered Elevator."

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. To see more photos of the projects from Blackville School, click here

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

iRobot? Middle School Students Design New Companions

Grade 6 Post Intensive French students recently completed a unit called "Le Robot."

Students designed and created their own original robot that could complete daily tasks for them. 

These tasks included things the student do not enjoy doing, such as cleaning and homework.
The robots could also have extra features, like record players, Wi-Fi, candy machines. Students were free to create their robot as they saw fit. 

"Each student presented their creation and explained to the class the different features the robot had and how it was built," said Ms. Paula Duffy, grade 6 French teacher. 

This week the robots were on display for a few days in the school's main office. 

The robots were completed both in class and at home and took approximately one week to complete. 

Tyra Martin designed a red robot with wings. Tara Martin's box robot sported a splashy turquoise colour while Emily Stewart's was black and yellow. 

Cayden Hallihan's robot was sheathed with tinfoil and included a chef hat...sounds like a robot designed for culinary duties.

Photos by Noah Donovan 

Drama Productions Receive Financial Support

High School Drama members and Theatre Art 120 students
with the $500 cheque from NBCC-Miramichi Community Fund
The High School Drama Club and Theatre Arts 120 class recently received a $500 cheque from the NBCC-Miramichi Community Fund program.

In May, both groups are planning to attend the New Brunswick Drama Festival in Fredericton.

Foodland Blackville and the The Royal Bank of Canada are also supporting the drama groups.

The funding will help with production costs as well travel, festival registrations, and accommodations.