The winners for the 2013 Blackville School Calendar Photo Contest have been decided by an independent and impartial judge.
Congratulations to the winners and those classes who received honourable mentions. We have received a lot of positive feedback on the 2013 calendar and special thanks to every class for helping to make it a success.
A big thank you to our judge, photographer Melanie Keenan, for taking the time to judge the contest.
Blackville School was recently selected as one of twelve schools across Canada to receive funds in the 2013 Future Generation Tech Lab program.
Sponsored by Future Shop, Blackville School received $15, 000 which will allow the school to purchase more equipment that can be used for podcasting, video production, online publishing, photography, interviewing and writing.
The equipment will be used mainly for Journalism 120 and Media Studies 120, but will also be available for students to use in other courses when the technology is required to complete assignments.
The equipment that will be purchased includes updated computers, software and digital cameras.
On Monday, March 11, representatives from Future Shop along with Anglophone North District Superintendent Nancy Boucher were present at the school for the cheque presentation ceremony.
Anglophone School District North has renamed the Annual Elementary Science Fair to the STEM Fair. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. This Fair is designed to offer students the chance to present their STEM related project to STEM experts, their peers, and to the public. The STEM Fair targets elementary aged students to think critically about bigger issues in society related to the STEM areas.
The STEM Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 26th at Gretna Green Elementary School. Participants will have the chance to present their projects in a stress-free environment. As well, each students at the Fair will have the opportunity to participate in STEM related activities. The public is invited to attend the event that runs from 9am-12pm.