The James M Hill Boys soccer team traveled to Moncton this past weekend for their first tournament of their season. During the tournament they lost to École L'odyssée (Moncton) with a score of 4-1, they lost to Moncton high with a score of 7-0 and finally they tied Cité Des Jeunes (Edmundston) with a score of 1-1 “we lost all our games but we got better as the weekend went on”(Hiew Mersereau Grade 12).
On Monday October 1, 2018 we celebrate Blue shirt day every year since 2009. We wear the blue shirts to stop bullying and show support to those who get bullied because of who they are, look like, religion, sexuality, and etc… The stomp out program has helped over 5 million resolve bullying and cyberbullying situations. They also assisted 100,000 students and saving 2,000 lives because of the STOMP OUT bullying helpChat online. Kids are bullied all over the world and we try to help them with the blue shirt.
Over the weekend the baseball team played 3 amazing games. One after school on Friday where they beat Tracadie 6-1 with Julien McDonald pitching. The second game was played Saturday morning they lost to MVHS 4-2 with Logan Walsh and Riley Russel pitching. That night the boys played there final game of the night beating Tracadie 16-1 with Ryan Savoy pitching. The boys played great over the weekend.
The field hockey team had four back to back games on Saturday the 29th at their KV tournament. The first game was at 9am against Harbourview High School. They lost that game 2-0. At 11am they took took on Saint John High School, they were down 1-0 but with just two minutes left, Maddie Dickson did an awesome backward sweep and tied up the game. They had to go into a shootout, Abbie Martin, Maddie Dickson and Olivia Cripps were the ones picked to shoot. They all scored the first time through the line up. They went a second time, Abbie and Olivia scored again. They had won in a shootout.
Mi'kmaq story teller and singer came to James M. Hill on September 28th to speak on Orange Shirt Day. Augustine spoke to students about the history and customs of the Mi'kmaq people, as well as different types of medicine and healers they have used for ages. To finish the presentation she sang a song of Mi'kmaq culture and asked students and staff to sing along with her. Donna Augustine is a Mi'kmaq traditional elder whose spirt name is Thunderbird Turtle woman.
On monday Oct 1st 2018, JMH participated in blue shirt day in support of preventing bullying. Everyone came to school wearing their blue as a sign they support preventing bullying. Blue shirt day takes place on the first monday of October each year, its also known as World Day of Bullying Prevention and kicks of National Bullying Prevention month. Everyone around the world wears blues shirts to represent bullying prevention suchas cyberbullying, cruelty, rasism and homophobia.
The first meeting for the 2020 trip to Africa was held in Mr. Theriault’s room Tuesday. The trip is for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. The group will be heading to Rwanda for late February to early March 2020, and will be participating in various activities there, such as meeting with an Interact group in Rwanda, visiting a genocide memorial and going on a safari. WRED will be involved in fundraising for the trip, and Interact likely will be as well.