Monday, September 30, 2019

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Blackville School kindergarten students 
Many students and staff wore orange shirts today, September 30, to support and promote awareness of residential school survivors. 

The colour orange is significant to residential school survivors because of Phyllis Webstad. In 1973, six year old Phyllis Webstad wanted to wear her new shirt to Mission School.

But when Phyllis arrived to the school, she was forced to remove her new orange shirt, and she never saw it again.  

According to orangeshirtday.org, Phyllis said, "Since then the colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing." 

To see more photos, click here

Friday, September 27, 2019

Blackville Sports Update

Elementary soccer action last night saw Blackville team 1 defeat Millerton. Scoring for Blackville was Garland Manderville, Samuel Brennen, Allison Manderville, Malia Halihan and Dallas Curtis.

Team 2 from Blackville faced off against King Street, but fell short.

Middle School girls soccer team faced off against Rexton. The team fought hard, but came up short in the end. Girls practice after school today at 4:30.

Senior Girls soccer team is reminded of the games tomorrow in Dalhousie at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. They will be meeting at Douglastown Tim Horton's at 10 am.

Senior boys soccer action last night saw the boys travel to CNBA for a road game. The boys won with a score of 3-1. Boys are also are reminded of their game in Campbellton tomorrow at 12 pm. Good luck guys.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Students Win Signed Jake Allen Jerseys

Danica Mullin, Tyson Burns, Kohen Coughlan, Janna Hallihan
Four students were the lucky winners of St. Louis Blues jerseys that are signed by Canadian NHL goaltender Jake Allen.

Principal Mr. Buggie got in touch with Jake Allen's father in Fredericton - where Allen is from - to find out when his son would be home. Mr. Buggie then purchased several jerseys and had Allen sign them.

Today students' names were drawn for the jerseys. The winners were Janna Hallihan, Kohen Coughlan, Danica Mullin and Tyson Burns.

Allen is not a stranger at the school. He made a big visit in 2015 when students got to meet him and get signed autographs. To view that story, click here.

Article by Calvin Keenan
Photo by Mr. A. Hallihan

Soccer Update: Sr. Girls Pull Off Win Against Sunny Corner

Last night, the girls traveled to Sunny Corner for an away game against the Cobras, and came away with a win. Scoring for Blackville was Dakota Curtis, Reese Urquhart, and Jayna Brennan with a goal each for a 3-0 victory.

Tonight, the Senior Boys soccer team travels to CNBA to face off against the Nighthawks for a 4:30 pm kickoff.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Soccer Update: Seniors Boys Pull Off First Win

Last night the Senior boys pulled off their first win of the season with a 8-0 score against ERSA in Baie-Sainte-Anne. Rookie Kyle Maillet led the way with three goals. Drake Donovan had two along with Preston Gillespie and Hudson Underhill with one goal, and Ty Croft with the shut out.