Monday, December 10, 2018

Grade 9 Music Class Participates in CBC's National Music Challenge

The grade 9 music class at Blackville School participated in CBC's Canadian Music Class Challenge, performing their version of "Stay," a pop song by Alessia Cara.

"We think it went pretty good," said grade 9 student Emma Hallihan "It took up about three months all together and we believe we did a decent job."

"It went pretty good," agreed Camden Curtis.

Their performance is featured on the CBC Music Class YouTube channel and website. The contest ran from August 28 and ended November 27. The Top Tens in each of the seven categories will be announced this Tuesday and the winners will be announced on December 18.

According to the CBC Music website, the three goals of the contest are for kids to learn Canadian music in the classroom; draw attention to the exceptional work music teachers are doing with children across the country; and reinforce the importance of music in a well-rounded education.

Watch the video below of the Blackville School grade 9 music class performance of "Stay."

By Chloe Donovan

Friday, December 7, 2018

Students Participate in Hour of Code

Over 30% of students at all the grade levels participated in the Hour of Code this week.

The Hour of Code is a global movement, reaching 180+ countries, and has been held annually the last few years.

The movement is designed to promote coding and programming during computer science week.

Students are introduced to the basics through online tutorials.

For more information, go to the Hour of Code website.

By Julia Curtis

Eagle's Scream for December 7

Hosts Christopher Underhill and Kel Vickers share news and sports updates from Blackville School. Heard every Friday on Life Radio.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cobras Vs. Eagles: The Beginning of a Rivalry

Both the high school girls and boys played NSER on December 3. Even though both games were close, they are now ready to make a come back at the annual Cobras VS Eagles coming up soon.

The girls lost with a score of 45 to 41, and the boys lost with a score of 71 to 56, both games were close and there is lots of room for improvement for the next big match.

The high school boys hockey team played last weekend against Saint Quentin. The boys won with a score of 7-3.

Scoring for the Eagles were Garett Donohue, Peyton Gillespie and Devon Underhill with two goals each, and Macaully Gillespie with one.

Ring a Bell 2018

Source: Dots NB
Students in kindergarten to grade eight across the province will be learning about mental health in school through December 3-7 to inspire youth and their families to raise awareness and support for youth mental health.

At Blackville School, the grade 7 health class will be colouring strips themed to inform them of the five aspects of mental health and will spend a class discussing their questions.  Also, individual participating classes will be given the chance to ring a bell during class time in support of the event.

For more information, click here.

by Julia Curtis