Saturday, December 21, 2019

Teams Dasher and Rudolph Victorious in Floor Hockey Tournament

Students from grades 3 to 5 and middle school participated in a floor hockey tournament on Thursday, December 19.

In the elementary battle, Team Dasher won the title, defeating Team Vixon with a score of 5 to 0. 

Meanwhile, Team Rudolph won over Team Grinch with a score of 4 to 1 in the Middle School competition. 

The students had some help with the return of alumni Daniel Moody and Michael Waugh who refereed the games.

For more photos from the event, click here

Photos by Drake Donovan

Friday, December 20, 2019

Blackville Buzz: Christmas Podcast

The Blackville Buzz crew interview staff and students before the Christmas break. The crew then spends some time discussing their favourite Christmas activities and traditions.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

People's Picks - December 18

For this week's edition of People's Picks, we asked Grade 12 student Abby Keenan who her favourite Blackville High School staff member was.

Abby enthusiastically chose Brent Wilson, a janitor here at BHS. Brent has been employed at Blackville School for the past 18 years, first as a bus driver and then as part of the janitorial staff.

Abby chose Brent because of his wonderful attitude and because he always goes out of his way to talk to students in the halls and make them feel welcome.

Brent was very shocked but also very happy with his win. "Wow! I feel pretty good right now." Brent also said that the best advice he could give the rest of the students and staff is to stay happy. "I always try to be happy, and it's gotten me pretty far."

Just yesterday, Brent witnessed four high school students participating in a recent dance trend born on the social media platform, TikTok. Instead of ignoring them, like most people probably would, Brent hopped in the video and showed off his amazing dance skills. Talk about a boomer with rhythm. This is just one example of Brent's ability to make students happy, no matter the circumstances.

Congratulations, Brent! Keep up the good work! Click here for a link to Brent's TikTok or see the video posted below.

Bucket Filler of the Week is Maci Underhill

This week's Bucket Filler is Maci Underhill. Maci was given this award for always being polite.

She is very helpful, and is a kind friend to all.

Good job Maci, keep up the great work.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

High School Student Council Generate Over $400 from Third Annual K-5 Christmas Shop

The High School Student Council gift wrapping the K-5 Christmas gifts. 
The High School Student Council held their third Annual K-5 Christmas Shop this Wednesday, December 18 and raised $420.

This is the Student Council's third year holding the Christmas shop where they offer gifts for sale, costing no more than a toonie ($2). The also offer a free gift wrapping service for the students' purchases.

This event offers the K-5 students a chance to buy Christmas presents for their parents/guardians, allowing them to have an independent experience, and helping them to feel good about giving back to the people they love which they may not have been able to do otherwise. 

It was a very successful K-5 Christmas Shop 2019! To see the rest of the Christmas Shop photos, click here.

Article by Abby Keenan
Photos by Drake Donovan

Christmas Viewpoint

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Almost 70% of Students Participated in Hour of Code

Students receiving their certificates of achievement. 
Almost 70% of students at Blackville School participated in the International Hour of Code.

There were 234 students who participated out of a population of 349 student. This was 33% more from last year.

This past Monday, December 16, the students who participated received certificates of achievement.

Madame Duffy's 4/5D and MSTE 7O were the winning classes who received a micro:bit kit. Each of these classes will do a draw to determine who will win the prize.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Hour of Code last week. It looks like BHS will definitely be taking part in Hour of Code 2020!

For the rest of the Hour of Code pictures, click here.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Blackville School Variety Show Highlights

The Week's Bucket Filler is Kent Hogan

This week's Bucket Filler is Kent Hogan. Kent was given this award for being very helpful and kind inside and outside the classroom. He is all around a great boy. Good job Kent, keep up the great work!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Young Entrepreneurs Generate Over $2000 in Sales

Students Sophie Munn and Danica Mullin at the Young
 Entrepreneurs Market and Showcase.
This past Wednesday, December 11, the young entrepreneurs of Blackville School held their Young Entrepreneurs Showcase and Market in the school cafeteria from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

With 55 student ventures, the students had a very successful fair, making a total of $2481.30.

$104.20 was donated to the T6 fund, and $146.80 was donated to the Miramichi SPCA from percentages of the students sales.

There were some very creative products for sale including moose callers, clothing, jewelry, ornaments, scrunchies, and many more interesting items.

Blackville School definitely has some very determined and talented students. Great job everybody!

Congratulations on your hard work and a successful Market and Showcase!

Click here to see more photos.

Article by Abby Keenan
Photos by Isabella Hallihan

Athletes of the Month

The High School Male Athlete of the Month for the months of November and December is Coewan Munn. Coewan has been recognized because he is hard working, always giving his all, always smiling, bringing up spirits of the team mates, and always willing to sacrifice himself and take a hit to make a play.

Our High School Girls Athlete of the Month is Jorja Donovan. She was given this award because of her constant willingness to learn and improve, along with a positive attitude towards every game.

Elementary Christmas Concert 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Elementary Students Code with Seniors for Hour of Code Week

Gr. 3/4M coding with the seniors of Kelly's Special Care
Before the International Hour of Code arrived this week, students in Mrs. Manderville's 3/4 class were already taking part in the event.

The students visited Kelly's Special Care Home last Friday, December 6 to showcase their coding skills with Scratch, Hour of Code, Micro:bits with MakeCode, Sphero and MBot Robotics.

This week, December 9-13 (Computer Science Education week), around two thirds of all students and teachers at Blackville School will be participating in the Hour of Code 2019.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching hundreds of millions of students in 180+ countries offered in 45+ languages each year.

Anytime this week for one hour, students and teachers will commit to one hour of code to learn some of the basics of computer science and what keeps the internet going.

For more information, click here to visit the Hour of Code website.

Students Discuss Species at Risk

This week the Blackville Buzz crew discusses some species at risk with High School Grade 12 students.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Busy Weeks Ahead for Blackville School

As Christmas break comes near, Blackville School is in for a couple of busy weeks filled with activities to get the students and staff into the Christmas spirit.

Today, Tuesday the 10, the Annual Elementary Christmas Concert took place, along with the Annual Christmas dinner. Tonight the Grad class of 2020 is putting on a Variety Show from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Come out and show some support for your 2020 Grad class and local talent.

The High School Student Council will be hosting their 3rd Annual K-5 Christmas Shop Wednesday morning, December 18. Presents will cost no more than a toonie ($2) and will be wrapped for the students at checkout. This gives the younger students a chance to buy Christmas presents for their parents/guardians.

There will be a window decorating contest held for the Middle and High School students this Wednesday, Dec 11. All windows must be finished by this Friday, Dec 13.
As well, from the 16-20, there will be Holiday Theme Days as follows:

Monday - Candy Cane Day (Red/White)
Tuesday - Christmas Sweater Day
Wednesday - Christmas Spirit/Character Day
Thursday - Red and Green Day
Friday - PJ Day

Keep an eye on the Blackville School Twitter/Facebook page for notices on more activities to come!

Grade 9 Students Donate $300 to Local SPCA

From left to right, Chloe Hambrook, Tyra Martin, Amber Hambrook,
Tara Martin. Missing Emily Stewart and Lydia Sullivan. 
Grade 9 students Amber Hambrook, Tara Martin, Chloe Hambrook, Tyra Martin, Emily Stewart, and Lydia Sullivan donated $300 to the Miramichi SPCA.

Originally, the six girls were fundraising for a rainbow crosswalk to be painted on the entrance stairs of the school for their group which they call the GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance).

Through their grade 7 and grade 8 years of school, the girls held numerous bake sales and made close to $1000.

Instead of painting the crosswalk, they decided to donate $300 of the $1000 to the SPCA and give the rest of their money to their 2023 graduation fund.

Emily Stewart explained, "...we wanted to donate to the SPCA because we all really care about animals and wanted it to go to something we care about."

Congratulations, girls! Blackville School is proud of your generosity and kindness.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Two Wins for Seniors Boys Basketball Team

In high school boys basketball action, the boys defeated NSER on Monday with a score of 82-54. Devon Edwards led the scoring with 35 points, Spencer Mullen with 23, Macaully Gillespie with 7, Keaton Walls had 6, and Calvin Keenan and Camden Curtis with 5 each.

The boys also defeated Fredericton Christian School with a score of 77-75. Devon Edwards and Camden Curtis led the way with 21 points each, Spencer Mullen with 14, Daniel MacVicker had 9, and Calvin Keenan with 5

Good job, boys, keep it up!

Bucket-Filler Award for December 6

This week's Bucket-Filler award goes to Maverick Howe.

Maverick was awarded this title because he is always kind to others. He is very helpful around the classroom, and always friendly.

Congratulations, Maverick and keep up the great work!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

People's Picks for December 2

This week's winner of People's Picks is grade 12 student Aiden Keenan. Aiden just transferred to Blackville school this year for the full senior year experience after being homeschooled for the past 12 years.

Despite his short time here, he has made quite the impression on students and staff. Aiden was chosen by his homeroom teacher Mrs. Brophy, because she has heard wonderful things about him and he is never late for homeroom. We also spoke to Aiden's Math teacher, Mr. Grattan, who said "Aiden is the hardest working student in my class," and his History student-teacher, Mrs. Barry, who said that Aiden had a great interest in the subject and a vast knowledge of historical events.

Aiden was quite pleased about the recognition. "I feel pretty good. I didn't expect Mrs. Brophy to choose me, but it's nice that she hears good things. I'm so honoured, and I will continue to keep up my hard work."

Congratulations, Aiden! Keep up the good work.

High School Students Visit Superior Industries

The Blackville Buzz crew interviews some grade 11 and 12 students who went for a visit to Superior Industries, an international machining fabrication company with a site located in Miramichi.

Click here for more photos.

(Photos: Laurren Newbatt)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Elementary Students Receive Recognition After First Report Card Period

Mr. Buggie presenting Becca Hallihan her award for achievement
 in Physical Education. 
This past Thursday, November 28th, select elementary students received awards of recognition to celebrate a successful first report period.

Based on their performance during the past term, the elementary teachers chose well-deserving students to receive awards for a variety of things.

Based on academics and behavior, awards such as the Positive Attitude Award, The Cooperation Award, as well as achievement awards in Math, Reading, Writing, Physical Education, Speaking and Listening, and others were awarded.

These awards were provided as a form of encouragement for the awarded students to continue their hard work, and for those who did not receive anything this time around to have something as motivation to work towards. 

Well done to all elementary students, the teachers and staff hope that the students will keep up their hard work!

To view the rest of the recognition pictures, click here

Monday, December 2, 2019

Bucket Filler

On November 15th, the Bucket-Filler award was given out to Chloe Furlong from 4/5D. Chloe was given this reward because she is always kind, always polite, and she constantly goes out of her way to make someones day! Keep up the great work Chloe and congratulations on your award!