Bluefield High School (Prince Edward Island)

Bluefield High School (BHS) is a Canadian secondary school in Hampshire, Prince Edward Island for students from the Mid-part of Queens County, including the town of Cornwall.

Bluefield High School
Address
924 Colville Road

, ,
Canada
Coordinates46.282343°N 63.293184°W / 46.282343; -63.293184
Information
School typePublic High school
MottoTomorrow's Education Today
Founded1968
School boardEnglish Language School Board
SuperintendentJane McMillan
AdministratorLenette MacDougal
Mary Miller
PrincipalMr. Wenn
Grades10-12
Enrollment700 (2011)
LanguageEnglish
Area98,001 square-feet
Colour(s)Blue and White         
MascotBobcat
Team nameBluefield Bobcats
Websitewww.bluefieldhigh.ca

The school is administratively part of the English Language School Board.[1] 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.[2]
  • 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 high school offers both French and English languages.[3]

Facilities

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.

School Sports

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:

Sports Tournaments

The Snowbird Classic

A basketball tournament hosted in December by Bluefield High which draws schools competing from across P.E.I., New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The annual teams are the Bluefield Bobcats, the Rural Raiders, the Colonel Gray Colonels, the Three Oaks Axemen, the Tantramar Titans and the Sackville Kingfishers.

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.[4]

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
  • SADD
  • PURPLE
  • Art Club
  • Nap Club
  • Anime Club
  • Travel Club

Notable alumni

See also

References

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