Bluefield High School (Prince Edward Island)
|Bluefield High School|
924 Colville Road
|School type||Public High school|
|Motto||Tomorrow's Education Today|
|School board||English Language School Board|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Team name||Bluefield Bobcats|
The school is administratively part of the English Language School Board. Its official colours are blue and white and the mascot is a Bobcat. The sports teams from BHS are called the Bluefield Bobcats.
History and characteristics
- In 2000, a new $2 million addition to Bluefield High School was officially opened by students, staff, parents, Eastern School District representatives and government officials. The new addition at Bluefield was 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2). It consists of seven new classrooms, one special education area, a sick room, an art room, two work rooms, a general office area and a new main entrance area. Renovations were also carried out in the existing building to provide new washrooms and a teachers' lounge. The Honourable Jeffrey E. Lantz, Minister of Education, also participated in the official opening.
- In 2007, Bluefield was one of three Island schools, and one of ten Canadian schools, to receive a $40,000 HP grant to improve teaching by using technology. The grant was used to enhance teaching math and science at Bluefield. A team of five Bluefield teachers applied for the grant earlier that year. HP is committed to innovative educators who are transforming teaching and learning through the effective use of technology.
- In 2010, BHS put on an open house of readings at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery by the Creative Writing Group of Bluefield High School led by Yvette Doucette.
The school's $40,000 HP grant in 2008 alouded bluefield to install some of the following modern features:
- A large library and resource centre will have an adjoining seminar and meeting rooms.
- The cafetorium features a large stage, prop area, and sound and lighting room.
- Spacious band and music room.
- A kitchen which is used to supply lots of in school events or public speakers or organizations who want to visit the high school.
- Trades training includes a large, well-equipped spaces for carpentry, welding, motor vehicle repair and applied technology.
- All classrooms have SmartBoards and accompanying technology to improve lesson presentation.
- One classroom has a wall made of thick see-through glass.
- Two major computer labs
- A 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) gymnasium and an auxiliary gym above it.
Sports at Bluefield Today
Bluefield is home to many sports that give students the chance play and have fun of there three years of high school. Some sports fields that are at Bluefield are: One Field Hockey Field, One Soccer Field, One Rugby Field and One Softball Field.
Sports at Bluefield High Include:
The Snowbird Classic
Bluefield Invitational Hockey Tournament
In 2012 Bluefield High School and the school's Parent Advisory Council decided to have a fundraising hockey tournament in rinks in Kensington, Montague and Charlottetown. The round-robin tournament featured four female teams and five male teams from the high schools of Evangeline High, Kinkora High, Bluefield High, Colonel Gray Sr. High, Montague High and Souris High.
This was the first time that high school hockey has been played on PEI since 1989 when Bluefield won the provincial title. Funds went to support the Breakfast Program, band, Jo-bo Fitness and sports teams at Bluefield.
Clubs at Bluefield
Bluefield High is home to a variety of clubs, including:
- Outdoor Adventure Club
- Yearbook Committee
- Chess Club
- Science Club
- Junior Achievement
- Rotary Youth Parliament
- Art Club
- Nap Club
- Anime Club
- Travel Club