Thursday, December 17, 2020

Senior Boys Hockey Highlights: Blackville Vs. Caraquet

Virtual Elementary Christmas Concert 2020


Blackville School elementary students perform in the Virtual Christmas Concert. The video also includes a music video feature by grade 9 students. Videography by Anna Sturgeon. 

Teachers of the Week

Name: Melanie Sobey
Age (or what you tell people): 47
What you teach: Grade 2/3
Favourite subject to teach: Reading
Hobbies: Camping and reading
How many years teaching: 22 
Dream job: Personal Organizer
Favourite song: "Be A Light" by Thomas Rhett
Favourite TV show/movie: Grey's Anatomy

Name: Olivia Buggie
Age (or what you tell people): 20
What you teach: Supply
Favourite subject to teach: Math
Hobbies: Chilling in the hot tub
How many years teaching: 3 Days
Dream job: Physiotherapy

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Elementary Christmas Colouring Contest Winners

High School Student of the Week

This week's high school student is Anna Sturgeon.  Anna goes above and beyond in everything she does. She was nominated by Ms. Cheryl Underhill who says Anna is an exceptional student and person. The other students who were nominated this week were Tyra Martin, Eddy Manderville, Thomas Burns, Marty Dunn, Layne Jardine and Drea Hallihan.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Timberwolves Diary: Wrapping Up Before Christmas

By William Schofield

Team News
This weekend we have a 2 game weekend. We travel back to Campbellton Friday night to play our division rival in what is sure to be a good game at 7 at the Memorial Civic Centre. Last time we were there, we beat them 4-3 in a shootout thriller and led the division series 3 games to 1. 

Saturday night we are back home at the Miramichi Civic Centre, one of the top teams in the league, the Edmundston Blizzard. Last time we played them we lost 5-4 in overtime. With only playing them twice this year, we are split a game apiece between and are expecting a fast hard hitting game Saturday night at home.

Personal Update
This was a pretty easy week at school only having a few tests to do. Hoping for a good last week of school before the Christmas break and enjoying the time off!

William Schofield is a grade 12 student at Blackville School and plays for the Miramichi Timberwolves.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Promotions from the Eagles Nest

Host Stephen Brophy provides news and other highlights for the week of December 11 at Blackville School. 

High School Student of the Week


    Jamie is this week's high school student of the month.
He is in Mr. Norton's Physics class.  Mr. Norton nominated him because he always gives 100%.
 Other students who were nominated this week include: Andrea Lynch, Kale Hallihan, Anna Sturgeon, Hunter Merritt and Chloe Curtis. Congratulations to Jamie and all the other nominees.

Eagles Win Their First Game in NBIAA Northern Hockey League Play.

By Keaton Walls

Landon Coughlan, Defenceman for the Eagles
The Blackville Golden Eagles headed to PLM (Caraquet) to face off in the first game of the home and home on Tuesday, December 8. The boys were looking for redemption after a tough loss in the nest on Sunday, November 29. 

In the first, the boys were flying and scored two quick ones on the power play. Scoring in the first for the Eagles was Preston who cracked the goose egg and Macaully popped the second one for the Eagles. The Eagles lead after the first 20 minutes.

In the second, the boys were starting to get into penalty trouble half way through and throughout the rest of the game. PLM scored two goals, but the Eagles bounced back with goals coming from Caiden and Jacob scoring with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second period. The Eagles were leading 4-2 after the second.
Preston and Macaully Gillespie, forwards for the Eagles.

In the third, Blackville struck first with another goal from Jacob. On the 5 on 3, PLM scored to regain momentum then followed with another one. As the third went on, the penalties kept coming, but BHS scored a sixth goal on a 4 on 4 coming from Jaden Vickers. PLM then scored with 5 minutes remaining in the third, but the Eagles held on to win the game by a score of 6-5. They are now 1-2 in NBIAA Northern Hockey league play.

The boys play the second game of the home and home tonight at 7:30 at the Tom Donovan Arena. The Eagles are looking for two in a row tonight. Come out and support your boys in blue.

Teachers of the Week

Name: Allan Carter
Age (or what you tell people): 50
What you teach: English, History, BBT, Journalism, Digital Production, Media Studies
Favourite subject to teach: History
Hobbies: Gardening/Reading/Procrastinating 
How many years teaching: 18
Dream job: Be an extra in sci-fi films
Favourite song: "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen
Favourite TV show/movie: Star Trek 

Name: Aaron Johnston
Age (or what you tell people): 43
What you teach: Middle School LA, Social Studies
Favourite subject to teach: History
Hobbies: Canoeing/Hiking
How many years teaching: 18
Dream job: Archeologist
Favourite song: "Pharisee" by Stan Rogers
Favourite TV show/movie: Parks and Recreation (Ron Swanson)

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Classes of the Month

For the month of November, 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. L. Curtis's Kindergarten class. 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 Madame. M. Hachey'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 Mrs. P. Davidson's grade 8 class. Mrs. Davidson'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.

Athletes of the Month

 Eden Lynch was chosen for November's Female Athlete of the Month. Eden is a hard worker and continues to show commitment to the senior girls basketball team. She has been consistently improving her skills throughout the season, and is not afraid to ask for help when needed. Congratulations, Eden!

The High School Male Athlete of the Month for November is Hudson Underhill. He always gives 100 percent effort and works hard to be a formidable opponent. Hudson's presence intimidates other teams and this makes him a great asset to the senior boys hockey team. Congratulations, Hudson!

"Hudson is a player that other teams hate to play against," said Mr. Norton, Staff Advisor to senior boys hockey. 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Timberwolves Diary: Big Division Rival Tilt

Team News

This weekend is a good and short weekend for us as we head to Campbellton for a Friday night game versus our division rival, the Tigers. This is the third time we are playing them spitting a hand apiece between them, but beating them 8-3 last time at home which was one of our best team games this year. 

This is the first time we are heading to Campbellton this year to play; it should be a good game and a little different playing on the Olympic-size ice. Either than that it is a pretty quiet weekend with just one game because our away game in Fredericton was canceled due to Fredericton still being in the orange zone, but that will be made up on a later date. 

There are many question marks around the league regarding what is going on and the limited number of the teams that can play, but, for us, we are lucky enough to play and are the only junior hockey league able to play in the Maritimes during the outbreak in the province. So we just got to wait and see what the league says, but make every game we play count - especially the ones versus our division rivals like Campbellton.

Personal Update
I have been back home for over a month now and things are finally starting to fall back into place, and I’m used to my new daily routine. Hoping to do well and finish strong in school and hockey before Christmas break.

by William Schofield
William Schofield is a grade 12 student at Blackville School who plays for the Miramichi Timberwolves.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Students Raise Over $500 for Christmas Giving Tree

Blackville School students raised over $500.00 on Thursday. Students donated $2.00 each so they could wear their pyjamas. 

The funds will go toward a District-wide effort to raise money for the Christmas Giving Tree hosted by 95.9 Sun FM radio station. 

This is the fifth year for the event and Max Aitken Academy made a special call out to other schools in the District because raising the necessary funds has been difficult with COVID-19 restrictions.

The Giving Tree provides a gift to 500 senior citizens who reside in nursings homes. The goal is to raise $5000.00.  

Teachers of the Week

Name: Tracey Lee McCormack
Age (or what you tell people): 54
What you teach: Culinary, Housing, PDCP
Favourite subject to teach: Nutrition
Hobbies: Walking
How many years teaching: 20+
Dream job: Teaching 
Favourite TV show/movie: Friends

Name: Ashley Cortes
Age (or what you tell people: 32
What you teach: Grade 5
Favourite subject to teach: Science
Hobbies: Reading/playing sports
How many years teaching: 8
Dream job: Teacher
Favourite song: Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Favourite TV show/movie: Grey's Anatomy/Any Disney movie!

Our teachers this week have been picked thanks to their great attitudes
in the classroom and the awesome job they do as teachers.

The Blackville Rundown Podcast: Christmas is Coming!

This week, hosts Anna and Reese start the Christmas countdown! Plus students get to wear PJs to school to help raise money for the Miramichi Giving Tree.

Senior Boys Hockey Highlights: Blackville Vs. Tracadie (WAL)


Elementary Christmas Art

Elementary students start celebrating Christmas by sharing their art in the hallways of Blackville School.