Thursday, October 22, 2020
In this week's podcast, Anna and Reese get the students input on COVID-19 and explore how it has affected their lives. They also discuss some favourite television shows from around the school.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
|Daniel Moody on the day of his signing|
Source: Miramichi Timberwolves
|Daniel with goalie partner in Drummondville|
Source: Facebook/Stacey Sutherland
|Name: Macaully Gillespie |
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
For the month of September, three classes were chosen for class of the month, one from each of the following grade levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
|Name: Hailey Singer|
Favourite Brand: Adidas
|Name: Eden |
Favourite Brand: Adidas
Monday, October 19, 2020
In their first podcast, Anna and Reese discuss the Senior Boys soccer season with team captain Macaully Gillespie and also find out what popular apps students are using.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
|Grade 9 student Abby Underhill playing|
against NSER players
The following Tuesday, they came out on top with a 3-0 triumph over Baie-Sainte-Anne, additionally on the home field. Grade 11 striker Dakota Curtis led the way with 2 goals followed by grade 12 mid-field Reese Urquhart with 1 goal. The girls showed great improvement from the first game and maintained possession of the ball 75% of the time.
In their most recent game, the Blackville Eagles challenged CNBA on their home turf in Boiestown. It was a close call but they came out with their second tie of 0-0.
Although the game has changed since last fall as a result of Covid-19, the girls are just happy they are able to compete. With a smaller league and no Regionals or Provincials, the game has adapted to be pandemic friendly. Close contact has been minimized with all players exempt from touching the ball.
"I think they did a good job, trying to make the game as normal as possible, but it is still disappointing that in my last year of high school there is no competitive play. Especially since I really had my sights set on provincial champs this year," said soccer co-captain and grade 12 student Reese Urquhart.
"The season is going well, we are competing even though it is a different type of season with Covid restrictions, but I feel like we are going to finish the season strong," noted Matthew Sturgeon, High School Girls Soccer coach.
The girls next see the field Thursday, October 15 in NSER for their fourth game of the season.
by Andrea Lynch
Friday, October 9, 2020
|Will Eardley is the team's new goalie|
In the first game of the year the boys were looking good as they defeated NSER to a score of 7-0. Only having one practice, the boys were not to sure how they would manage, but that uncertainity quickly changed as the whistle blew. The boys were dominant. Scoring for the Eagles were: Preston Gillespie with 3, Kyle Malliet with 2, and singles from Keaton Walls and River Stewart.
The second game of the year was much similar to the first. The boys again dominated, but this time it was against ERBSA. The following game was held only after two practices. Again, the boys did not know how they would hold up even though last year they beat them all year. The boys came on top with a score of 5-0. Scoring for the Eagles were Preston Gillespie with 3, singles from Hudson Underhill and Caiden Duffy.
The third game is when the Eagles fell short to Stanley. The boys first away game was a loss. They battled hard, but did not succeed as Stanley won 5-2. Scoring for the Eagles was Preston Gillespie and Caleb Gillespie with a penalty kick. It was a hard loss, but the boys plan to get them next time at home.
Will Eardley, a new student who was moved from Manitoba to New Brunswick has stepped in between the pipes this year as Jacob Mercer graduated and hung up the cleats last year. The boys were worried about not having a goalie this year for soccer when Will stepped up and said he would do the job. To start the season he had back to back shutouts, and made some great saves.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
|Grade 6 student Logan MacKeigan|
This award acknowledges the significant contribution that individuals make to the students and staff of Anglophone North School District.
Logan was recognized for his very impressive actions in response to an unknown visitor at the doors of Blackville School.
While leading a group of his classmates to the bus, an individual who Mr. Logan had not recognized, buzzed in at the main doors. He immediately took action and stopped his friends from allowing the visitor to enter, until the office had approved.
"His quick response was absolutely on point and exactly what we would want all of our students and staff to do. Logan put the safety and security of his school first, and I think he should be recognized for that," said Caissie.
"Blackville School is very proud of Logan's attentiveness to school policy and we are glad to have students like Logan at our school," added Principal Rodney Buggie.
By Andrea Lynch
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
With help from high school students in the Entrepreneurship and Outdoor Pursuits classes, the students were engaged in a number of activities including quinzee tours, toboggan races and snowshoeing.
The students had a chance to test the cardboard sleds that were designed for the District's STEAM League Winter Challenge.
The high school students also provided a hot chocolate stand during activity breaks.
To see more photos from some of the activities, click here.
Photos by Shana Jardine
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
All the Middle School students participated in this month's STEAM challenge. While the cardboard sleds were tested, the other students had some opportunities to enjoy the hill with their own sleds or the school's new toboggan.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The challenge allows students to explore these five areas as they engage in inquiry, problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking.
High School students in the OutDoor Pursuits class are also participating in the challenge. To find out more about the District challenge, click here.
To see more photos from the sliding event at Blackville School, click here.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Aiden shares his unique perspective on the public school experience after being home schooled all his life.
Note: This interview took place before the January exams.
Friday, January 17, 2020
|Lori Gillies with grade 12 students Patrick|
Donovan and Hayley Underhill
Gillies is a registered respiratory therapist who travels to patients homes to assist them when they have lung or heart problems.
She says that she deals with many teenagers whose breathing problems stem from smoking and/or vaping.
Gillies started off by explaining the difference between a cigarette and a vape pen. The main difference is that a cigarette is tobacco wrapped in a paper coating with a filter on the end. A vape, however, is a battery powered device where the main source of nicotine comes from a pod filled with flavoured juice.
|Kenson Warren, Drea Hallihan, Amber Walls, and Layla|
Hallihan participating in the In-School Mentoring
Program. (Missing Trixie Coughlan)
This program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share experiences with.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a federation that provides direct services to struggling youth and children in Canada with the mission of enabling life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.
Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development. With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced, or even avoided, and youth can reach and realize their potential.
"I decided to become a mentor because I wanted to give back to the community and try to make someone else's life better, and also to give myself a chance to get involved with the elementary in the school a bit more," says Layla. She is mentoring Kenson Warren.
Article and photo by Abby Keenan