Friday, June 21, 2024

38 Students Celebrate Graduation

Valedictorian Jaxon Jardine 
Thirty eight grade 12 students celebrated their graduations with family, friends, staff and community members at Blackville School on Thursday evening, June 20.

The valedictorian was Jaxon Jardine and the salutatorian was Abby Sturgeon. Reverend John Stewart gave the invocation and Reverend Lester Mitchell did the benediction.

Blackville School Principal Rodney Buggie addressed the staff, graduates and their guests.

Blackville School Graduates of 2024

Gifts were also presented to teachers Arlene Waugh and Lori Curtis who are retiring this year. 

Later that evening, after the graduation ceremony, the graduates participated in the overnight Safe Grad event at the Renous Rec. Centre and the Tom Donovan Arena.

Click here to see more photos. 

Photos: Thomas Hallihan


The Graduation Class of 2024

 

Elementary Awards Day 2024

Elementary Cross Country
The elementary students at Blackville School gathered in the gym with family and friends for the year-end awards on Friday, June 21, the last day of school.

Caleb Sturgeon was the recipient of the Ron Pauley Award. This award is given to a student who displays an overall interest and participation in sports while demonstrating good sportsmanship and is a good ambassador for Blackville Elementary.

Grade 2 student Graham Brophy and grade 3 student Mia Fortune were recognized for good attendance which means a student has missed only three days or less. Students who have perfect attendance for a particular month had an opportunity to have their names drawn for a $50.00 gift card. Marion Doyle received a gift card for April, Danika Crocker for May and Brady Hallihan for June. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Middle School Awards Day 2024

The Middle School students and their families celebrated recognitions and awards on Thursday, June 20 at Blackville School.

Good Attendance Awards, for students who missed three days or less throughout the school year, went to Grade 6 student Sofie Gilks and Grade 7 student Avery Korobko. 

Ty Coughlan was recognized for Perfect Attendance in April. Ayden Crocker took Perfect Attendance for May and Rhyder Losier was recognized for June. 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Prom 2024

The Blackville School Prom was held on Saturday, June 15. 

To see photos from the event, click here



Thursday, June 6, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Lincoln Curtis is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mr. Buggie.

Mr. Buggie said, he nominated Lincoln for "for his honesty when finding money and returning it to his teacher."

Congratulations to Lincoln.

Friday, May 31, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Kaden McNeil is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mr. Hallihan.

Mr. Hallihan said "Kaden has become an ambassador of our school through his play with the Miramichi Timberwolves. He is always first to give back to his school and community whether it be playing floor hockey or bringing in a championship trophy to get pics with elementary students."

"He is a great student to have in the classroom too, where he is always respectful and has a good sense of humour. It was an exciting year for the Miramichi Timberwolves, and a lot of local fans became part of the #backthepack movement because of Kaden - congrats on the experience."

The other student nominated was Randi Jo Sturgeon. Congratulations to Kaden and Randi Jo. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Relay for Life May 24

The first Relay for Life at Blackville School was held last Friday, May 24.    

Students, staff and many community members participated in the event. The event included a survivor lap to honour those affected by cancer. 

There was also a BBQ, ice cream and various outdoor games. All money raised is for the Canadian Cancer Society.

To see more photos, click here.

High School Recognition Ceremony 2024

The Recognition and Awards Ceremony for high school students was held on Monday, May 27.

Blake Curtis (grade 12), Jaxon Jardine (grade 12) and Abby Underhill (grade 12) were awarded the Male and Female Athletes of the year.

Their names will later be commemorated on a new list of athletes, while the old eagles will be taken down and given to the athletes.


Jerrica Manderville (grade 12) and Jaxon Jardine (grade 12) were awarded the Outstanding Female and Male Academic and Extra Curricular Activities.

Jerrica Manderville (grade 12) was awarded the Fenton Sturgeon Memorial Award. 

This award 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.


Danica Mullin was awarded the School Spirit Award. This award goes to an individual who is dedicated to school activities and events throughout the current school year.

The Family of the Year Award went to the Mullin family Todd, Sarah and their children Danica (grade 10), Riley (grade 8), Easton (grade 3) and Spencer.

The MCs for the event were Danica Mullin and Thomas Hallihan.

For more photos of the event, click here.


Monday, May 27, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Armani Hooper is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mrs. Stewart.

Mrs. Stewart said "Armani is an exceptional student in Visual Arts 9. She always puts 100% effort into her schoolwork and is always willing to help when needed. Awesome job Armani!"

The other students nominated are Addison Coughlan and Avrey Coughlan. Congratulations to Armani and the other nominees.

Friday, May 10, 2024

High School Student of the Week


Grade 12 student Abby Underhill is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mr. Hallihan.

Mr. Hallihan nominated Abby on her efforts to organize the first Relay for Life event at Blackville School. He said, "her passion for this project is evident in her launch this week and he is sure the event will be a success." He added, "Projects like these make a difference both in the school as well as the community - well done, Abby." 

The other students nominated are Kaden Coughlan and Keenan Underhill. Congratulations to Abby and the other nominees.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

High School Student of the Week


Grade 9 student Olha Ovcharuk is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mrs. T. Moody.

Mrs. T. Moody said, "Olha is always striving to do her best in all subjects. She has gained great confidence in her English speaking and works hard in any tasks that she is given. Olha has a very positive attitude towards her education." 


The other students nominated are Lucas Hannah, Dawson Miller, and Tyson Burns
Congratulations to Olha and the other nominees.

Friday, April 19, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Jayda MacDonald is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mrs. A. Moody and Mr. Hallihan.

Mrs. A. Moody said, "Jayda has taken a keen interest in her co-op with Mrs. Waugh's Kindergarten class. She is both patient and kind and always enters the classroom with a positive outlook." 

Mr. Hallihan added, "Jayda has returned to Outdoor Education by getting a Personal Interest credit. She has taken on a leadership role in the class. Jayda is one to step up to get things done on our trips whether it is bottling syrup at Maritime Maples or sweeping the floor at John's Brophy's camp. She is a great addition to the course and I am happy to have her back!"

The other students nominated are Kale Hallihan and Jaclyn Gilchrist.
Congratulations to Jayda and the other nominees.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Pie in the Face

 

High School Student of the Week


Grade 9 student Kolby McCormack is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mrs. J Underhill.

Mrs. Underhill said, "Kolby is a very positive and hardworking student. He always tries his absolute best in class and adds so much cheer to our classroom environment. Keep up the great work, Kolby."

The other students nominated are Garland Manderville and Sophie Munn.

Congratulations to Kolby and the other nominees. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Pie in the Face Raises Money for Relay for Life

Students and staff at Blackville School had the opportunity "to pie" select staff and high school student council members on Monday, April 8.

The money raised is going toward the Relay for Life fundraising efforts. Further events for the Relay for Life are scheduled for the end of May.

To see more photos from the pie in the face event, click here.


Thursday, March 28, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 12 student Jaxon Jardine is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mr. A Hallihan.

Mr. Hallihan said, "Jaxon has been an active student in both my Outdoor Education 110 and Develop & Lead 110 courses. He takes a leadership role both in and out of the classroom as well as the ice."

The other students nominated are Lexie Sobey and Thomas Burns.

Congratulations to Jaxon and the other nominees. 

Friday, March 22, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Shamus Gunter is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Ms. L. Brophy.

Mrs. Brophy said, "Shamus works very hard in class, and he is kind and polite."

The other students nominated are Kale Hallihan and Ava Walls.

Congratulations to Shamus and the other nominees. 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Montana Stewart is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Mrs. A. Moody.

Mrs. Moody said, "Montana is doing very well in Essential Skills this term. She is motivated and shows a great dal of independence when working on projects. It is great having her in my class."


The other students nominated are Abby Sturgeon, Abbie McAllister, and Nate Hallihan.

Congratulations to Montana and the other nominees.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Pink Shirt Day Rally

Click here to see photos from Pink Shirt Day and other activities held during the Winter Carnival Spirit Week. 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Winter Carnival 2024

CLICK HERE to see more Winter Carnival photos 
Staff and students celebrated Winter Carnival with a variety of different events and activities throughout the last week before the March break. There were different dress up days. During Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, a K-12 rally was held in the gym.

On Friday morning, the middle and high school students had pancake breakfasts. There were also various activities and events during the day. To see photos from the Winter Carnival week, click here. 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 11 student Curtis Duffy is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Mr. Hallihan.

Mr. Hallihan said, "Curtis is always pleasant and polite in and out of the classroom. He took Outdoor Education 110 first semester and is back taking a Personal Interest credit doing it again as a student leader. He also has an interest in fly tying and plans to commit weekly to a fishing club for interested students."

The other students nominated are Kolton Collins, Sydney Snow and Gary Vautour.

Congratulations to Curtis and the other nominees.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Fancy Shawl Dancer Visits Blackville School

Fancy Shawl Dancer Shelly Ann Robichaud presented and spoke to the students and staff on Friday, February 9 about Indigenous history and culture.

A Mi'kmaw from the EsgenoƓpetitj First Nation Community, Robichaud led the assembly to chant traditional songs. Many of the younger students also joined her in dance.

Following the morning presentation, she was available in the open area of the school with her exhibit, showcasing different aspects of Mi'kmaq culture. She then led the grade 9 students in a dream catcher workshop.


On a Facebook post, Robichaud said "spending a morning with K-12 brought me so much joy, love and good medicine."

She added, "Thank you to my former English teacher Ms. Shannon Stewart for welcoming me into your grade 9 class to do a dream catcher workshop. I am so proud of each and every student for participating, showing respect and being so patient."


To see more photos from the presentation and workshop, click here

(Photos by Jerrica Manderville, Raelyn Sherrard and Gary Vautour)

 




Thursday, February 8, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Chase McIntyre-Connors is the High School Student of the Week. He was nominated by Ms. T. Underhill

Ms. T. Underhill said, "Chase is off to a great start in Science 10. Chase has shown his commitment to completing work and reaching out when he needs help. So awesome, Chase!"

The other students nominated are Judi Dottin and Kyle Leblanc.

Congratulations to Chase and the other nominees.

Friday, January 19, 2024

High School Student of the Week

Grade 10 student Danica Mullin is the High School Student of the Week. She was nominated by Loretta Gorbett and Mr. A. Hallihan.

Loretta said, "Danica is always at the office every morning to do the announcements, and does a great job at it. Her dedication for doing this does not go unnoticed." Mr. Hallihan added, "she does well in her math class and is a good class contributor. She was also a great mentor to our exchange student Julia Marato and even travelled to the airport to see her off."

The other students nominated are Allison Manderville, Jaclyn Gilchrist, Kolton Collins and Raelyn Sherrard.

Congratulations to Danica and the other nominees.