Monday, September 20, 2021

The Blackville School Terry Fox Run is September 29

Students and staff at Blackville School will participate in the 2021 Terry Fox Run on September 29. If you would like to donate, click here to donate online or speak to a student or staff who has a pledge sheet. all proceeds are for the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Middle School Recognition Day 2021

The Middle School Male Athlete of the Year is Roman
Stewart and Female Athlete of the Year is Lily McEvoy 
Students and staff at Blackville School held the annual Middle School Recognition Day on the last day of school, Friday, June 25.

Students were awarded several different prizes and awards, including the Miramichi Salmon Association prizes in stories, printing and art. Other awards included the Positivity Awards, the Hard Hat Awards and Outstanding Scholar Awards. 

Grade 8 student Jordyn Curtis was awarded the Most Improved Student. Middle School Student of the Year went to grade 7 student Lily McEvoy.

This year's recipient of the Ron Pauley Award went to both Jack Curtis and Myles Curtis. This award recognized students who display a good attitude toward school and do their best and are willing to help others. 

Students also received sport awards for soccer, basketball and volleyball. The Middle School Male Athlete of the Year is Roman Stewart and the Middle School Female Athlete of the Year is Lily McEvoy. 

The Family of the Year is Allan and Jennifer Furlong and Educational Assistant Lisa Sturgeon was awarded the Students First Award. 

To see more photos from the event, click here.

Photos by Gloria Kelly

Elementary Recognition Day

Grade 5C students receive their Outstanding
Scholar recognitions
Students and staff at Blackville School held the annual Elementary Recognition Day (K-5) on the last day of school, Friday, June 25.

Students were recognized for attendance as well as art and printing/writing awards. The Outstanding Scholar Awards and the Bronze B Awards were also presented. 

Grade 5D student Allie Hallihan was this year's recipient of the Ron Pauley Award which is given to a student who demonstrates good sportsmanship and is a good ambassador for Blackville Elementary. 

Students also received sport awards for cross country, soccer and basketball.

To see more photos from the event, click here

Photos by Gloria Kelly

Friday, June 25, 2021

Blackville School Graduation Ceremony 2021

The 2021 graduates crossed the stage at Blackville School on Thursday evening to receive their high school diplomas.

The valedictorian was Andrea Lynch and the salutatorian was Reese Urquhart. Pastor John Stewart gave the invocation and the benediction.

Blackville School Principal Rodney Buggie addressed the staff, graduates and their guests. Guests were limited this year due to COVID-19 protocols. 

To see a recording of the live event, click here for the Blackville School Facebook video page. To see photos from the graduation practice, click here.  

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Grade 5 Celebrates with Spring Banquet and Geocaching

The grade 5 students at Blackville School attended a year-end spring banquet on June 16. They were celebrating their completion of upper elementary.
The students received awards and recognitions. Awards were given for top students in academic subjects, as well as Peer Helpers, Bucket Fillers and other areas of strength.

They viewed a slide show of themselves through their earlier school years. They had a meal then traveled to the Blackville Park for some geocaching fun to finish off the day.

Congratulations to Grade 5 class of 2021! 
Click here to view more photos. 


Monday, June 14, 2021

High School Recognition Ceremony 2021

The Annual Recognition Ceremony for high school students was held on Friday, June 11. The event served to recognize students who go the extra mile in extracurricular and academics through a presentation of many awards.

Caleb Gillespie and Preston Gillespie (grade 12) and Andrea Lynch (grade 12) were awarded the Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Their names will now be commemorated on the wall of Eagles in the gym.

Andrea Lynch (grade 12) and Keaton Walls (grade 12) were awarded the Outstanding Female and Male Academic and Extra Curricular Activities. This is the second time Keaton has received the award as he received it when he was in grade 10.


Reese Urquhart (grade 12) was awarded the Fenton Sturgeon Memorial Award. This is presented to a grade 12 student who has participated in sports through all four years of high school, with special consideration given to those who have volunteered their time to coach young athletes outside of school.

The Middle School recognition ceremony will be held on June 25. 

For more photos from the event, click here

Photos by Chloe Hambrook

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Elementary Classes of the Month for May

Mrs. Waugh's kindergarten class
The elementary classes of the month for May are Mrs. A. Waugh's kindergarten class and Mrs. P. Duffy's grade 5 class.

These classes were 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.

Congratulations to both classes!



Mrs. Duffy's grade 5 class

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Tyson Mackeigan is the High Student of the Week. Tyson was nominated by Mr. J. Wright.

Mr. Wright said, "Tyson always has a positive attitude and puts his best foot forward in all that he does." 

The other students nominated are Jaiden Betts, Michael Curtis, Macaully Gillespie, Rudy Colford, Arianna D'Alessio, Ashley Wylie and Brayden Duffy. 

Congratulations to Tyson and the other nominees.

Friday, June 4, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student McKenzie Jardine is the High Student of the Week. McKenzie was nominated by Mr. Carter.

Mr. Carter said, "McKenzie has a great attitude and works well with other students."

The other students nominated are Denver Hogan, Hudson Underhill, Amber Walls and Caidan Duffy. 

Congratulations to McKenzie and the other nominees.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Kaden McNeil is the High Student of the Week. Kaden was nominated by Mrs. Jennifer Underhill.

Mrs. Underhill said, "Kaden is a hard worker who always tries his best. He is helpful and cooperative to all of the other students in class."

The other students nominated are Ryan Moody, Seth Donovan, Summer Cosgrove, Landon Coughlan, Logan Urquhart, Drea Hallihan and Danika Hallihan. 

Congratulations to Kaden and the other nominees.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

High School Student of the Week


Grade 9 student Denzel Patles is the High Student of the Week. Mason was nominated by Mr. Rodney Buggie. 

Mr. Buggie said, "Denzel is always willing to lend a helping hand."

The other students nominated are Madison Jardine, Christina Curtis, Jaden Vickers, Camden Curtis and Andrew Walls. 

Congratulations to Denzel and the other nominees.

Friday, May 14, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Mason Donahue is the High Student of the Week. Mason was nominated by Ms. C. Underhill and Mrs. J. Underhill

Ms. C. Underhill said, "Mason comes to class each day with a positive attitude." Mrs. J. Underhill added, "Mason is a hard worker who truly cares about his school work, and he is very helpful to other students."

The other students nominated are Kale Hallihan, Abby Underhill and Jacob Bell. 

Congratulations to Mason and the other nominees.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Elementary Classes of the Month for April

Mrs. J. Hallihan's Grade 2/3
The elementary classes of the month for April are Mrs. J. Hallihan's Grade 2/3 class and Mrs. A. Cortes's Grade 5 class.

These classes were 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.





Mrs. A. Cortes's Grade 5












Friday, April 30, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Jorja Donovan is the High Student of the Week. Jorja was nominated by Ms. L. Brophy.

Ms. Brophy said, "Jorja is a great worker, and she is very positive."

The other students nominated are Gary Vautour, Hayden Jardine, Kensen Brennan, Braden Burke, Michaela Theriault, William Schofield and Jerrica Manderville.

Congratulations to Jorja and the other nominees.

Friday, April 23, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Eden Lynch is the High Student of the Week. Eden was nominated by Ms. C. Underhill. 

Ms. Underhill who teaches Grade 10 English said, "Eden is a great student who always comes to class prepared and ready to do her best."

The other students nominated are Devon Edwards and Emily Stewart.

Congratulations to Eden and the other nominees.

Monday, April 19, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Austin McCormack is the High Student of the Week (April 12-16). Austin was nominated by Mr. D. Haché. 

Mr. Haché, who teaches music, said "Austin has been very coachable and hard-working. He comes to class focused and ready to learn."

The other students nominated are Jonah Jardine and Hailey Coughlan.

Congratulations to Austin and the other nominees.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Blackville School Celebrates and Supports Elsipogtog First Nation for Hockeyville 2021

For many students and staff at Blackville School, supporting Elsipogtog First Nation in Hockeyville 2021 brought back many memories. The school was active in supporting Renous in 2019, and Renous won that year. 

Students and staff celebrated Elsipogtog First Nation's bid in the competition with a Kraft Hockeyville Day on Thursday and Jersey Day on Friday.

On Friday, middle and high school students and staff were encouraged to vote for Elsipogog First Nation. The First Nation community is one of four finalist and voting is open until Saturday, 6 pm.

To vote, click here. To see more photos from the Kraft Hockeyville Day and Jersey Day at Blackville School, click here.

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Owen Underhill is the High Student of the Week. Owen was nominated by Ms. A Mutch. 

Ms. Mutch, who teaches Dramatic Arts, said that Owen comes to class with "a great attitude and is willing to participate in anything asked of him. He encourages and hypes up his classmates during their performances which enhances the drama experience."

The other students nominated are William Eardley, Anna Sturgeon and Andrea Lynch. 

Congratulations to Owen and the other nominees.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Middle School Classes of the Month for February and March

Mr. A. Loggie's Grade 6 class


The Middle School classes of the month for February and March are Mr. A. Loggie's Grade 6 class and Ms. P. Davidson's Grade 8 class.

These two classes were chosen for following school rules and maintaining a friendly and well-mannered classroom environment. They constantly used their manners and always remained cheerful.



Ms. P. Davidson's Grade 8 class


Elementary Classes of the Month for February and March

Mrs. M. Sobey's Grade 2/3 Class


The elementary classes of the month for February and March were Mrs. M. Sobey's Grade 2/3 class and Mrs. T. Manderville's Grade 3/4 class.

These classes were 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.


Mrs. T. Manderville Grade 3/4 Class






Thursday, April 1, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Cole Eardley is the High Student of the Week. Cole was nominated by Mr. Carter.

Mr. Carter said, "Cole has consistently put forth his best effort in History 10."

The other students nominated are: Jaxon Jardine, Derek Gilchrist, Amy Walls, Tyra Hallihan and Caleb Gillespie.

Congratulations to Cole and the other nominees.

Friday, March 26, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Jayda MacDonald is the High Student of the Week. Jayda was nominated by Mrs. T. Underhill.

Mrs. T. Underhill said "Jayda is a hard worker and gives her best each class. Jayda is always friendly and genuinely cares about her classmates."

The other students nominated are: Keaton Walls, Lucas Hannah, Cayden Hallihan, Layla Hallihan and Amber Hambrook. 

Congratulations to Jayden and the other nominees.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Thomas Burns is the High Student of the Week. Thomas was nominated by Mrs. J. Underhill.

Mrs. J. Underhill said "Thomas is a very hard worker who is always polite, friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. He is an awesome member of class. Keep up the great work, Thomas."

The other students nominated are: Emma Sturgeon, Andrea Lynch, Olivia Donahue, Kylie Sturgeon, and Riley Gerrish.

Congratulations to Thomas and the other nominees.

Friday, March 12, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Abigail McEvoy is the High Student of the Week. Abigail was nominated by both Ms. Cheryl Underhill and Mr. Allan Carter. 

Ms. Underhill said Abigail is "an exceptional student" who "is polite and driven." Mr. Carter said she is "self motivated" and is "always prepared and engaged in class." 

The other students nominated are: Jorja Donovan, Emily Hallihan, Logan Urquhart, Stephen Brophy, Destiny McCormack, and Nathan Gillespie. 

Congratulations to Abigail and the other nominees.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Winter Carnival Week 2021, Pink Shirt Day and 100 Days of School

Students held a Winter Carnival Week at Blackville School and they included different themes each day. 

On Monday, students wore school colours (blue and gold). Each class selected a colour to wear on Tuesday, but due to the unexpected snow storm, the theme day was cancelled. 

Wednesday was Pink Shirt Day. Students wore pink and there were several different activities about anti-bullying and how to treat others with dignity and respect.  

The Grade 8 Middle School Technology Exploration class designed t-shirt logos and sold t-shirts for this year's Pink Shirt Day. This was a fundraiser for their end-of-year graduation ceremony.

Elementary students also celebrated 100 days of school on Wednesday.  

Thursday was a tropical theme day, and on Friday many of the students and some of the staff sported their pyjamas. There were also different activities for students Friday afternoon. 

Click here to see more photos. 

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Reese Urquhart is the High Student of the Week. Reese was nominated by Mrs. Lori Brophy, because she is a "great worker" with a "great attitude."

The other students nominated are: Amber Walls, Tara Martin, Coewan Munn, Chloe Hambrook, Breanna Curtis and River Stewart. 

Congratulations to Reese and the other nominees.

Friday, February 12, 2021

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Raelyn Sherrard is the High Student of the Week. Raelyn was nominated by Ms. Trudy Underhill, because "Raelyn puts forth a great effort in every class and is always willing to participate." 

The other students who were nominated are: Tessa Munn, Blake Curtis, Payton Jardine, Kyle Maillet, Hailey Singer and Brock Coughlan. 

Congratulations to Raelyn and the other nominees.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Final Blackville Rundown Podcast


In their final podcast, Anna and Reese discuss what they think the second semester will bring and speak to some other students about what they will be doing for their work co-ops.

Classes of the Month

Grade 5D
For the month of December and January, four classes were chosen for class of the month, one from each of the following grade levels: K-5 and 6-8. 

The K-5 classes of the month for December and January were Mrs. C. Lyons's Grade 1 class and Mrs. P. Duffys Grade 5 class. These classes were 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.
Grade 1L

The 6-8 classes of the month were Ms. A. Mutch's Grade 7 class and Mrs. O' Keefe's Grade 8 class. 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.
Grade 8O









Friday, January 22, 2021

Teachers of the Week


Name: Arlene Waugh
Age (or what you tell people): I'll never tell!
What you teach: Kindergarten
Favourite subject to teach: All subjects (Reading)
Hobbies: Cooking
How many years teaching: 29!
Dream job: I'm doing it!
Favourite song: Love all music!
Favourite TV show/movie: Grey's Anatomy

Name: Angela Moody
Age (or what you tell people): 47
What you teach: Grade 5 Math, Resource as well as being an administrator
Favourite subject to teach: Language Arts, Math
Hobbies: Drawing, Decorating
How many years teaching: 14 years
Dream job: Own a Decor store
Favourite song: "Before You Go" Lewis Capaldi
Favourite TV show/movie: 911 and Chicago Fire

Thursday, January 21, 2021

High School Student of the Week

The High School Student of the Week is Tessa Munn in Grade 10. Mr. Norton selected Tessa because, "She was keeping him updated while he was out."

The other students who were nominated were: Abby Sturgeon, Tyra Martin, Camden Curtis, Tobias Sullivan, Reese Urquhart, and Asia Duffy.

Congratulations to Tessa and all the nominees. 
 


Monday, January 18, 2021

The Blackville Rundown: High School Assessment Week

This week, Reese and Anna talk to students and staff about what assessment week looks like this year at Blackville School. They also give some helpful tips on how to relieve stress while studying.

Timberwolves Diary: Stuck in Orange

Team News
With New Brunswick still in the orange, there is no hockey going on - only practices. So, right now with the uncertainty of what will happen and when game play action will start up again, teams are just staying in shape and practising for when play returns. 

It’s definitely a very weird situation just practicing and trying to create "game-like situations" to keep in "game-like" shape and stay as sharp as possible. With the second half of the season starting, new faces are joining the team and we added two new forwards for the second half of the season.

Personal News
With New Brunswick still in orange and no games going on, I’m just staying in the Miramichi and practising with the Timberwolves. I am not going to Bathurst at all due to the limitation of traveling from zone to zone. I’m hoping to see games return sometime in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully the active case count will clear up and things will improve. Until then, I am waiting just like all the other players until the puck drops again.

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

Friday, January 15, 2021

Teachers of the Week

Name: Paula Davidson
Age (or what you tell people): 44
What you teach: Language Arts, Social Studies
Favourite subject to teach: Health and Wellness
Hobbies: Spending time with Hubs, pups and friends, snowmobiling and ATVing.
How many years teaching: 15
Dream job: Resort rater
Favourite song: “Automatic” - Miranda Lambert
Favourite TV show/movie: Downton Abbey


Name: Alex Loggie
Age (or what you tell people): 26
What you teach: Gr.6
Favourite subject to teach: Social Studies 
Hobbies: Violin, Skiing
How many years teaching: 4
Dream job: Astronaut
Favourite song: “C'est l'Halloween”
Favourite TV show/movie: Grand Budapest Hotel

Thursday, January 14, 2021

High School Student of the Week

The High School Student of the Week is Emma Hallihan in Grade 11. Mrs. Jennifer Underhill selected Emma because, "She is a very hard worker who always tries her best and is always willing to help out others whenever she can. Her smile lights up our room!" 

The other students who were nominated were: Lyndsay Jardine, Spencer Mullin, Dakota Curtis, Nick Donovan, and Macaully Gillespie. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Athletes of the Month - December


Andrea Lynch was selected as December's Female Athlete of the Month. She is a very hard worker and a great leader for her team. Each game she gives 110% and is one of the highest scorers. Andrea also plays well offensively as well as defensively. Congratulations, Andrea!

The High School Male Athlete of the month for December is Devon Edwards. Devon has been chosen for his dedication to the Senior Boys basketball team. He is a well-rounded player who models great skills both offensively and defensively. His talent is visible on the court as he always leads his team in points. Congratulations, Devon!



Friday, January 8, 2021

Blackville Rundown: 2020 Reflection and 2021 Resolutions

Hosts Andrea and Reese discuss the year 2020 and ask some students and staff what New Year's resolutions they made for 2021.

Hockey Highlights: Ty Croft Memorial and Regular Season Game

Hockey highlights from the Ty Croft Memorial game (Dec. 20, 2020) and a regular season game (January 3, 2021).

High School Student of the Week

The High School Student of the Week is Kale Hallihan in Grade 9. Ms. Trudy Underhill selected Kale because "he works very hard in class and always participates."

The other students who were nominated are: Raelynn Sherrard, River Stewart, Layla Hallihan, Caleb Gillespie, Kohen Coughlan, Tessa Munn and Derek Gilchrist. 
 

Teachers of the Week

Name: Jordan Wright
Age (or what you tell people): 28
What you teach: English, Physical Education
Favourite subject to teach: English
Hobbies: Jogging, Listening tp and playing music
How many years teaching: 5
Dream job: Ornamental Hermit
Favourite song: "Fat Old Sun" by Pink Floyd
Favourite TV show/movie: Twin Peaks

Name: Alexa Mutch
Age(or what you tell people): 23
What you teach: World Issues 120, Writing 110, Language Arts 7 & Drama Middle School
Favourite subject to teach: Writing
Hobbies: Hiking, surfing, four-wheeling
How many years teaching: 1
Dream job: Something that allows me to travel
Favourite song: Anything trending
Favourite Tv show/movie: Titanic