Thursday, March 30, 2023

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Braden Burke is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Ms. L. Brophy.

Ms. L. Brophy said, "Braden is an awesome student."

The other students nominated are Carter Curtis, Austin McCormack and Abbie McAllister. 

Students Learn About African Culture Through Dance

Students and staff at Blackville School participated in African dance and music activities on Wednesday, March 29.

Students from kindergarten to high school were treated to a variety of activities which was led by members from the Maritime Centre for African Dance.

According to the centre's website, it is "an organization dedicated to teaching, sharing and promoting African Culture though the art of dance, to youth and adults across Nova Scotia and Canada." 

To see more photos from the event, click here. To learn more about the centre, click here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Hometown Teen Shines as He Plays for Team He Grew Up Watching

Kaden McNeil playing for the Miramichi Timberwolves against
 the Summerside Western Capitals at the Credit Union Place,
Summerside, P.E.I, March 9. (Photo by Derek Gilchrist)
By Derek Gilchrist

From playing mini sticks in the hallway with his dad playing goalie, to shooting in the garage, it all led to his love for hockey. Once he got out on the ice for the first time and started playing real hockey, he knew the sport was made for him.

Kaden McNeil was born in the small town of Renous, New Brunswick watching his dad play the game he loved at the local rink. Seeing his father's love for the game helped him decide that he was going to be a hockey player.

McNeil knew that, eventually, if he wanted to develop his abilities and move his career forward, he would have to leave home and play hockey in a larger city.

“It was a little sad, leaving my family and friends behind in my little hometown, where it all started but my passion and drive and love for hockey will always matter for me the most and if it meant I had to go away for hockey I was willing to do that.”

He moved to Saint John where he attended Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS), took class and played for the school's hockey team. He was able to put up 32 points in 92 games. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Jerrica Manderville is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mrs. J. Underhill. 

Mrs. J. Underhill said, "Jerrica is a hardworking student who always tries her absolute best. She is also a valuable member of our Student Council. Jerrica is cooperative and adds positivity to our school environment with various activities the Student Council organizes. Jerrica is also a positive voice on our volleyball team. She cheers her teammates on and off the court. Keep up the great work, Jerrica!"

The other students nominated are Abby Sturgeon, Eden Lynch and Bree Hallihan. 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Cafeteria is Closed March 20-24

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the cafeteria service at Blackville School will be closed March 20 to March 24. This includes the snack cart.

Friday, March 17, 2023

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Madison Jardine is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Ms. C. Underhill. 

Ms. C. Underhill said, "Madison is an awesome student who participates well in class discussions. Furthermore, she consistently produces great work."

The other students nominated are Aiden Hennessy and Emily Stewart. Congratulations to Madison and the other nominees.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

High School Student of the Week

Grade 9 student Michael Kelly is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mrs. Stewart. 

Mrs. Stewart said, "Michael is a hard worker in Social Studies 9. Keep up the great work, Michael."

The other student nominated are Curtis Duffy, Sebastian Boateng, Emily Stewart, Julie Gippert and Ethan Sullivan.