Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Blackville Rundown Halloween Podcast

This week Reese and Anna talk to Grade 11 student Jaiden Betts who has a created a Haunted House on Howard Road. There are also a few other Halloween tricks and treats!

Teachers of the Week

Name: Ms. T. Underhill
Age (or what you tell people): 45
What you teach: High School Science/ Math 9 
Favourite subject to teach: Bio 112, Human Physiology 110
How many years teaching: 21
Favourite song: Beautiful Crazy
Favourite TV show/movie: HGTV, Hallmark, Christmas movies

Teachers of the Week: The wonderful, loving and fun Ms Trudy.
She fills the classroom with charisma and joy.

Name: Mrs. Lyons
Age (or what you tell people): Very young...
What you teach: Grade 1
Favourite subject: All subjects
Hobbies: Camping, walking in woods, fourwheeling
How many years teaching: Too 21 years
Dream job: Travel agent
Favourite song: Anything Luke Combs
Favourite TV show/movie: Hawaii Five-o

Teachers of the Week: The magnificent Mrs. Lyons. She is beloved by her grade 1 one class and makes everyday an amazing one with her unforgettable, awesome personality. 

Congratulations to both of our Teachers of the Week!

Students and Staff Celebrate Halloween Week

Blackville School celebrated Halloween this week. Each day the school had a different theme that applied to grades K to 12. 

Monday was Ghost Day so all students wore white. Homeroom classes in middle and high school also competed in a door decorating and pumpkin carving challenge. The high school winner was Mrs. Stewart's grade 9 class while the middle school winner was Mr. Johnson's grade 6 class. 

Tuesday was Witches day and everyone had to wear purple and black with a mummy game at the high school lunch. Winners of this competition were Grade 10 students Hailey Singer and Eden Lynch, and Grade 11 student Kensen Brennan. 

Next up was Pumpkin Day. Students were encouraged to wear orange and there was an intense game of bowling during high school lunch. Lastly, Thursday was Costume Day. Students sported their most  costumes as there was a competition for best costume. Winners of this competition are yet to be announced. 

Most students participated and showed great involvement in all activities and dress up days. Halloween takes place on Saturday with trick or treating curfew of 8 pm. Have a safe and happy Halloween, Eagles!

To see more photos from Blackville School's Halloween Week, click here

Halloween Colouring Contest Winners

Grade 12 Student Begins Junior Hockey Career in Miramichi

William Schofield, a grade 12 Blackville School student, has been signed to the Miramichi Timberwolves. Schofield made the switch to BHS (Bathurst High School) in grade 10 as he played for the Midget AAA Northern Moose. Schofield then returned to Blackville High School during the second semester of the school year after his team's playoff run. 
Will in exhibition game against Grand Falls.
                        Source: Miramichi Timberwolves Facebook 

Schofield was drafted to the Timberwolves on June 13, 2020, along with Daniel Moody. He began playing AAA in Peewee for the Miramichi Riverman. 

This was the last team Schofield had played in his home city, since the AAA teams for both Bantam and Midget were moved from Miramichi.

During his second Bantam season he played for the AAA Bantam Blackhawks and was affiliated with the Midget AAA Northern Moose. For the Blackhawks, Schofield put up 34 points in 27 regular season games and 6 playoff points in 5 games. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

KD Cup Tradition Continues for Second Year

Last week the elementary soccer Teams 1 and 2 competed in the second annual KD cup. This event was created last year as a result of Renous winning Kraft Hockeyville. 

They hit the field at 4:00 PM and the action was steady until the game was over. It consisted of four five minute shifts for each half with five on five. 

The final shift was a free for all with all players of each team on the field at the same time. It was a hard fought battle but Team 1 came out on top with a 6-3 win.

"Both teams improved and played hard. They both show promise for the Eagles in the future," said Coach Mrs. Cortes.

Click here to see photos from the event.  

Photos by Tara Martin and Amber Hambrook                           

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Blackville Rundown: COVID-19 Impact

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

School Alumnus Returns Home to Finish Junior Hockey Career

Daniel Moody on the day of his signing
Source: Miramichi Timberwolves
As the MHL season is in its pre-season and the regular season is just around the corner, we have some local players on the roster this year. One of them is Daniel Moody, a Blackville School alumnus.

Moody started his journey in junior hockey after getting drafted by the Victoriaville Tigers in the QMJHL in 2016. He was then later traded to the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Moody stayed there for two season where he played a total 28 games, and had a GAA of 3.19. 

Moody was then traded to the Chicoutimi SaguenĂ©ens during the 2018-2019 season. He finished the season their and then began the 2019-2020 season with them, but then got traded once again to Baie-Comeau Drakkar. 

He played 6 games there, and is now returning to his home province to play with the local junior A team, the Miramichi Timberwolves.

Daniel with goalie partner in Drummondville
Source: Facebook/Stacey Sutherland
Moody is looking forward to returning to his home province and local city. 

“Im pretty excited,” said Moody. “Having been away for the past three years it will be nice to play in front of friends and family once again in my hometown."

"I'm looking to enjoy this time, as it’s my last year of eligibility for junior hockey,” he added. 

Moody is already thinking about his plans after junior hockey.

“Playing at the university level would be a great fit for me. Playing major junior has given me the opportunity to continue pursuing a university degree while playing at a high level.”

You can watch Moody play at the Miramichi Civic Centre for the Miramichi Timberwolves.

By Keaton Walls

Senior Boys Soccer Team 2020


Name: Macaully Gillespie 
Number: 10
Position:Half back 
Favorite Brand:Nike
Name: Jaxon Jardine 
Number: 5
Postion: Striker
Favorite Brand:Nike

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Classes of the Month

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. 

The K-2 class of the month for September was Mrs. J. Hallihan's 2/3 split. This class was recognized for following school policy and being kind and respectful to their other classmates, as well as teachers and other classes. They also demonstrated very good manners and always displayed a positive attitude.

The 3-5 class of the month was Mrs. T. Manderville's 3/4 split. They were also chosen for following school rules and maintaining a friendly and well-mannered classroom environment. They constantly used their manners and always remained cheerful. 

The 6-8 class of the month was Mr. A. Loggie's grade 6 class. Mr. Loggie's class received the award for their great class attendance and strong ability to always be prepared for class.  The students in this class were continually on time and displayed kindness and consideration towards each other and all other classes.

Senior Girls Soccer Team 2020

Name: Hailey Singer
Number: 6
Position: Forward/Striker
Foot: Right
Favourite Brand: Adidas

Name: Eden 
Number: 8 
Position: Sweeper
Foot: Right
Favourite Brand: Adidas

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Blackville Rundown (Podcast)


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

Athletes of the Month

The High School Male Athlete of the month of September is Preston Gillespie. Preston has led our senior boys soccer in offence to a 2-0 record defeating both NSER and BSA. His hard work and soft touch around the net is a threat every time he has the ball in the offensive zone. Great work Preston!
The High School Female athlete of the month of September is Dakota Curtis. She was acknowledged for her positivity and willingness to improve her skills. She is also leading her soccer team in scoring so far and demonstrates a strong work ethic along with good leadership skills.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Senior Girls Kickoff on the Right Foot

Grade 9 student Abby Underhill playing
 against NSER players
The Senior Girls soccer team are kicking off the season on the right foot as they are currently sitting at no losses, with one win and two ties. They first hit the field October 21 on their home field, landing themselves a tie of 0-0 with their rival team, Sunny Corner, resulting in Layla Hallihan's first of three shutouts of the season. 

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

Senior Boys Start the Season Strong

Will Eardley is the team's new goalie
After three games, the Senior Boys soccer team are sitting with a record of 2-1. The boys came out strong in the first two games of the season gathering two wins, but fell short in the third game.

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.

By Keaton Walls

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Blackville School Student Receives Starfish Award from ASD-N

Grade 6 student Logan MacKeigan 
Grade 6 student Logan MacKeigan of Blackville School received the Starfish Award on September 15. He was nominated by Meredith Caissie, the Anglophone North School District (ASD-N) Director of Communications. 

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