October 23, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Jessica Campbell for Angela Killeen, Greg Felix for Carl Evans, Michael Hambly for Lianne Garland, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Johnston, Shirley McKenna for Kelly Matheson.

Happy Birthday to Dexter Fraser, Colton Matheson, Emily Brothers.

Today’s Highlights:
• Today is the Cake Auction held by Ms. MacLeod’s Hospitality and Tourism class. The auction will be held in the cafeteria during lunch break. Make sure you bring lots of money to help support the IWK… and as a bonus, you will get to enjoy a “to-die-for” cake!
• The following people are asked to see Mrs. Hicken today: Martha Cudmore, Alex MacKinnon, Ross Power, Dawson Lund.

Student Services:
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College is having an Open House. You must register online at hollandcollege.com/campus-tour. Bring your applications and resume and they will waive your registration fee. If you have any questions please come see Ms. MacGregor-Harris or Ms. Victor.

Athletic Department:
• The Men’s Volleyball last home match of the year is tonight at 5:30. Grade 12 students, Patrick Walsh and Ty Murphy, will play in their final home game vs TOSH. Go Vikings!!
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Marcus Miller. Marcus scored twice, including the game winner in a 4-3 victory over Westisle last week. Marcus also scored in a defeat of O Poly EW Losier in the Colonel Gray tournament.
• The MRHS Female Athletes of the Week are Emma Collings and Chloe Chapman.
o Emma Collings is a dedicated member of the Women’s Soccer team and scored two goals last week, one against TOSH and one against Souris.
o Chloe Chapman scored the 2 goals in a 2-0 win for the Field Hockey team in their last regular season game against Bluefield.
• Next Dodgeball Action: Crash Test Dummies play Semi Pro on Friday.
• Today’s Home Games: Women’s and Men’s Volleyball teams play TOSH at 5:30 pm
• The Men’s Soccer Team tied Bluefield 1-1 in their last regular season game. Marcus Miller scored for MRHS.

Upcoming Events:
• Envirothon meeting on Friday at noon in Room #131: Aquatic Wildlife with Mr. Trainor.
• The MRHS Disney Choir will be hosting the Haunted Corn Maze at Chuckwagon Farms in Eldon on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $12 each. Come get the scare of your life!!
• All potential Disney Choir members must have their contracts and trip deposits in to Ms. McInnis by Monday, October 27, at the very latest.
• Any Disney Choir members who are selling Christmas basket raffle tickets can pick them up from Ms. Beck.
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining first round Culinary meals; the dates are firm, the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. Sign up for the $8 meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and watch announcements.
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), pumpkin cheesecake, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Garden salad made with spring mix, sweet chopped red peppers and fresh grated mozzarella cheese, bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with tomatoes, garlic and basil), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy no-bake cheesecake with a graham crumb finish topped with strawberries, and a tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Library:
• October 27 to 31 is 2014 Library Week! More details will be featured in daily announcements next week.
o Monday- “Guess the Number of Books in the Library” contest!
o Tuesday- Library puzzles for prizes!
o Wednesday- Homeroom trivia challenge
o Thursday- Free book draw!
o Friday- Dress as your favorite literary character and get a chance to win a free book!
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! You don’t even have to include your name. You may win a free book for your efforts! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends this Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until this Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
• Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
• Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Public Service Announcements:
• Island STORM Basketball Team Inter-squad Game: Sunday, November 2, at 1 pm at Montague Regional High School. Admission: $3 Student, $5 Adult, $10 Family Rate, and U6 free.
• Abeqweit Driving School will be offering a course beginning November 3 at MRHS. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 – 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.
• Biathlon PEI 2014 Run & Shoot: Brookvale Provincial Park on Sunday, October 26. Registration is from 8:00 to 8:45am, Safety Briefing at 9:00am, Races at 10:00am, with Awards at 12:00noon. Rifles and ammo supplied by BPEI; four different categories/levels. All funds raised at this years’ event will go to the Canada Winter Games Biathlon team as they prepare to compete in BC and QC.
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.
• Junior Curling registration will be held at the Montague Curling Club this Friday, Oct.24, at 6:00 to 8:00pm. If you cannot make this, please stop by the Curling Club, or email Larry at montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com. Grades 2 to 6 curl on Tuesday and Thursdays, right after school. Grades 7 to 12 curl on Mondays and Wednesdays right after school. Curling starts on the first week of November. Try a sport you can enjoy for your whole life.

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October 22, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Dean Lackie for Christie Beck, Patricia Hewitt for Caleigh Oehlke, Janet MacDougall for Bethany MacLeod, Jessica Campbell for Kirk White (pm), Mike Hambly for Mary Ellen Campbell.

Happy Birthday
to Cordell Blaisdell, Alexis Carroll, Kestra Greer, Kristin MacDonald.

Today’s Highlights:
• Ms. MacLeod extends a thank you to Ms. Hicken for the challenge :)! Attention all students: Hospitality and Tourism is busy making delicious cakes for a cake auction in support of the IWK. The auction will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 23, at lunch. Make sure you bring lots of money to help support this worthy cause… and as a bonus, you will get to enjoy a “to-die-for” cake!

Student Services:
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day. Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.

Athletic Department:
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Marcus Miller. Marcus scored twice, including the game winner in a 4-3 victory over Westisle last week. Marcus also scored in a defeat of O Poly EW Losier in the Colonel Gray tournament.
• The MRHS Female Athletes of the Week are Emma Collings and Chloe Chapman.
o Emma Collings is a dedicated member of the Women’s Soccer team and scored two goals last week, one against TOSH and one against Souris.
o Chloe Chapman scored the 2 goals in a 2-0 win for the Field Hockey team in their last regular season game against Bluefield.
• Dodgeball Action Today: No Hit Sherlock takes on Ball of Duty. Next game is on Friday when Crash Test Dummies play Semi Pro.
• Today’s Home Games:
o Men’s Soccer Team plays Bluefield at 4:30 pm
o Women’s Soccer Team plays Morell at 4:45 pm
o Women’s Volleyball Team plays Morell at 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events:
• Envirothon meeting on Friday at noon in Room #131: Aquatic Wildlife with Mr. Trainor.
• The MRHS Disney Choir will be hosting the Haunted Corn Maze at Chuckwagon Farms in Eldon on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $12 each. Come get the scare of your life!!
• All potential Disney Choir members must have their contracts and trip deposits in to Ms. McInnis by Monday, October 27, at the very latest.
• Any Disney Choir members who are selling Christmas basket raffle tickets can pick them up from Ms. Beck.
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining first round Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. Sign up for the $8 meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and watch announcements.
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), pumpkin cheesecake, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Garden salad made with spring mix, sweet chopped red peppers and fresh grated mozzarella cheese, bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with tomatoes, garlic and basil), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy no-bake cheesecake with a graham crumb finish topped with strawberries, and a tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Library:
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! You don’t even have to include your name. You may win a free book for your efforts! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends this Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until this Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
• Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
• Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Public Service Announcements:
• Island STORM Basketball Team Inter-squad Game: Sunday, November 2, at 1 pm at Montague Regional High School. Admission: $3 Student, $5 Adult, $10 Family Rate, and U6 free.
• Abeqweit Driving School will be offering a course beginning November 3 at MRHS. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 – 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.
• Biathlon PEI 2014 Run & Shoot: Brookvale Provincial Park on Sunday, October 26. Registration is from 8:00 to 8:45am, Safety Briefing at 9:00am, Races at 10:00am, with Awards at 12:00noon. Rifles and ammo supplied by BPEI; four different categories/levels. All funds raised at this years’ event will go to the Canada Winter Games Biathlon team as they prepare to compete in BC and QC.
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.

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October 21, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Mike Hambly

Happy Birthday to Ethan Batchilder, Alexis Giersdorf, Patrick McGee.

Today’s Highlights:
• Nurses want to invite any students to drop into their office today at lunch time, they would love some company! :)
• Don’t forget… Today is the last day to get your school photo orders in! Students are to return orders in sealed envelopes to home room teachers. Home room teachers will be asked to submit all orders to Mrs. Killeen at the end of A Block. Retake date is on Monday, November 3 (morning). If students do not like their photo, they must hold on to their original envelope until that date.
• There will be a meeting today in the Library Conference room at the beginning of lunch for all students interested in joining SNAC (Student Nutrition Action Committee). Please bring your lunch as we would like to start at 11:45.
• Child Care has started a fund-raising effort to promote school spirit. They have challenged Ms. MacLeod’s Hospitality and Tourism class to do something to promote school spirit and to see if they can match or beat the child care’s donation of $77 to the IWK. They have until Friday, October 24, to complete this task and to pass it on.

Student Services:
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day. Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.

Athletic Department:
• Men’s Basketball Team practice tonight at 7:00pm.

The MRHS Female Athletes of the Week are Emma Collings and Chloe Chapman.
o Emma Collings is a dedicated member of the Women’s Soccer team and scored two goals last week, one against TOSH and one against Souris.
o Chloe Chapman scored the 2 goals in a 2-0 win for the Field Hockey team in their last regular season game against Bluefield.
• Next Dodgeball Action: Wednesday when No Hit Sherlock plays Ball of Duty.

Upcoming Events:
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining first round Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. Sign up for the $8 meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and watch announcements.
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), pumpkin cheesecake, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Library:
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! You don’t even have to include your name. You may win a free book for your efforts! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends this Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until this Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
• Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
• Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Public Service Announcements:
• Abeqweit Driving School will be offering a course beginning November 3 at MRHS. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 – 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.
• Biathlon PEI 2014 Run & Shoot: Brookvale Provincial Park on Sunday, October 26. Registration is from 8:00 to 8:45am, Safety Briefing at 9:00am, Races at 10:00am, with Awards at 12:00noon. Rifles and ammo supplied by BPEI; four different categories/levels. All funds raised at this years’ event will go to the Canada Winter Games Biathlon team as they prepare to compete in BC and QC.
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.

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October 20, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Dean Lackie, Ellen MacCannell for Charlie Trainor, Mike Hambly for Philip MacDonald, Wanda Cheverie for Toby Murphy, Brian Crane for Rod MacDonald.

Happy Birthday to Katie Green. We also extend belated greetings to Jenna Smith and Denver Garrett who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend.

Lost and Found: A bracelet was left on Bus #448 travelling to the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball games last Friday. If you are missing this item, please check at the main office.

Today’s Highlights:
• Don’t forget… Tomorrow is the last day to get your school photo orders in!
• Child Care has started a fund-raising effort to promote school spirit. They have challenged Ms. MacLeod’s Hospitality and Tourism class to do something to promote school spirit and to see if they can match or beat the child care’s donation of $77 to the IWK. They have until Friday, October 24, to complete this task and to pass it on.

Student Services:
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day. Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.
• Saint Mary’s University has three faculty specific Open Houses: one for Arts and Environmental Studies, one for Commerce and for Science and Engineering. Please check their website for more information.
• Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000. Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Athletic Department:
• Women’s Soccer Team defeated Souris on Friday evening with a 5-0 finish. Sarah MacVarish had 4 goals and Emma Collings had 1. Great job, girls!
• The Men’s Soccer Team went 2-1 before losing in the semi-final to Charlottetown Rural at the Colonel Gray tournament on the weekend.
• Congratulations to Mark Morrison who completed the PEI Marathon 5k yesterday in 22.19 minutes.
• Men’s Volleyball practice today from 3:15 to 5:15pm.
• Dodgeball Action Today: Klumsy Kyle play Dreamteam 06. Next game is on Wednesday when No Hit Sherlock plays Ball of Duty.

Library
:
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! You don’t even have to include your name. You may win a free book for your efforts! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends this Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• School Photos: The deadline for returning school picture orders is tomorrow, October 21. Students are to return orders in sealed envelopes to home room teachers. Home room teachers will be asked to submit all orders to Mrs. Killeen at the end of A Block on the October 21. Retake date is on Monday, November 3 (morning). If students do not like their photo, they must hold on to their original envelope until that date.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until this Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
• Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
• Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Upcoming Events:
• There will be a meeting this Tuesday in the Library Conference room at the beginning of lunch for all students interested in joining SNAC (Student Nutrition Action Committee). Please bring your lunch as we would like to start at 11:45.
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining first round Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. Sign up for the $8 meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and watch announcements.
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), warm apple crisp topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Public Service Announcements:
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.

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October 17, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Janet MacDougall-Turner for Bethany MacLeod, Jessica Campbell for Christie Beck, Dean Lackie for Charlie Trainor, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene.

Happy Birthday to Stephanie Bailey, Michaela Bell and Jonathan Schellekens.

The Cross Country Team had a great showing at the Provincial Meet yesterday. The top finishers were:
• Ally Clements – Second in Juvenile
• Donovan Bears – 21st in Juvenile
• Amanda Gormley – 7th in Senior
• William Henbest – 19th in Senior
Mr. Killeen would like to thank all the runners for their great effort.

Today’s Highlights:
• Readers’ Circle will meet today in Seminar room A at 12:05pm. Bring lunch and bring a friend!
• Envirothon Training: Today at 1:55 (last block) in Room 129 with Peter Sheppard from Provincial Forestry.
• Culinary students are serving a meal today. Students who pre-booked their meals can visit the Culinary Lab at lunch break.
• Child Care has started a fund-raising effort to promote school spirit. They have made a video and have collected $77 to go to the IWK, just by collection of change within the class. The child care class is challenging Ms. MacLeod’s Hospitality and Tourism class to do something to promote school spirit and to see if they can match or beat the child care’s donation to the IWK. You have until Friday, October 24, to complete this task and to pass it on. The video will be shown at 12:00 today in the cafeteria.

Student Services:
• October 18 – UNB Fredericton Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Currie Centre – For more details visit unb.ca/openhousefr (Enter to win a $2,500 Tuition Credit and a Macbook Air or an i Pad Mini).
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day. Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.
• Saint Mary’s University has three faculty specific Open Houses: one for Arts and Environmental Studies, one for Commerce and for Science and Engineering. Please check their website for more information.
• Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000. Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Athletic Department:
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Will Henbest. Will placed first by a large margin in the Senior Men’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet last week. He will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
• The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Ally Clements. Ally placed first in the Juvenile Women’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet, where she also ran faster than all in the Juvenile Men’s division. Ally will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
• Dodgeball Action Today: Hit Me Up plays Ball of Duty. Next game is on Monday when Klumsy Kyle takes on Dreamteam 06.
• Men’s Soccer and Volleyball team bus will depart at 2:30 pm today.
• Women’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball teams will depart for Souris at 3:30 pm today.

Library:
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Island students age 9 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015) have until Monday, October 20, at 11:59 p.m. to submit an original essay or video on ‘How Colonel Hadfield has inspired your pride and sense of being Canadian.’ Student submissions will be grouped in categories; age 9 to 12 and age 13 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015). Each category will have one grand prize winner who will receive a six day space camp trip at the Cosmodome in Laval, Quebec. Select contest entrants will be invited to an exclusive meet and greet with Col. Hadfield at the Mack on October 30 at 11 a.m. where the winners will be announced. – See more at: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/news-read-more.php?news=572#sthash.2AtvlfOw.dpuf or see Mrs. Killeen for more details. Registration forms and additional information is available at confederationcentre.com/hadfieldessay. Students must submit their essays or videos to submissions@confederationcentre.com.
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends next Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. You can order Postcards for Peace free of charge from Veterans Affairs Canada. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out during Thursday, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• School Photos: The deadline for returning school picture orders is Tuesday, October 21. Students are to return orders in sealed envelopes to home room teachers. Home room teachers will be asked to submit all orders to Mrs. Killeen at the end of A Block on the October 21. Retake date is on Monday, October 27 (morning). If students do not like their photo, they must hold on to their original envelope until that date.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
• Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
• Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Upcoming Events:
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining Culinary meals in the first round; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. All meals are $8. Sign up for meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and listen to the PA announcements. Save these dates:
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), warm apple crisp topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Public Service Announcements
:
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.

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October 16, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Janet MacDougall-Turner for Bethany MacLeod, Hannah Uyterlinde for Lynn Hayes, Brian Crane for Gail Greene.

Happy Birthday to Derek Snook.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Peer Helpers: There are Block Meetings scheduled for today.
  • The Cross Country Team bus will depart for the provincial meet at 11:15 am today.
  • Grad Photos: Heckbert Studios will be here today to pick up photo orders. Please note that they will be here during lunch break only and will be located in Ms. McLane’s room, No. 229.

Student Services:

  • Post-Secondary Night for Parents – This evening at 6:30 at Bluefield High School.
  • Friday, October 17 – Acadia University is hosting an Open House.  Students can get on the spot admission with a copy of their transcript.
  • October 18 – UNB Fredericton Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Currie Centre –  For more details visit unb.ca/openhousefr (Enter to win a $2,500 Tuition Credit and a Macbook Air or an i Pad Mini).
  • October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
  • October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
  • October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room.  Please sign up in Student Services.  The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
  • October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
  • November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
  • November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day.  Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.
  • Saint Mary’s University has three faculty specific Open Houses: one for Arts and Environmental Studies, one for Commerce and for Science and Engineering.  Please check their website for more information.
  • Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000.  Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Library:

  • Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
  • Readers’ Circle will meet Friday in Seminar room A at 12:05pm. Bring lunch and bring a friend!
  • Island students age 9 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015) have until Monday, October 20, at 11:59 p.m. to submit an original essay or video on ‘How Colonel Hadfield has inspired your pride and sense of being Canadian.’ Student submissions will be grouped in categories; age 9 to 12 and age 13 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015). Each category will have one grand prize winner who will receive a six day space camp trip at the Cosmodome in Laval, Quebec. Select contest entrants will be invited to an exclusive meet and greet with Col. Hadfield at the Mack on October 30 at 11 a.m. where the winners will be announced. – See more at: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/news-read-more.php?news=572#sthash.2AtvlfOw.dpuf or see Mrs. Killeen for more details. Registration forms and additional information is available at confederationcentre.com/hadfieldessay. Students must submit their essays or videos to submissions@confederationcentre.com.
  • Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
    You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
  • Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends next Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
  • Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. You can order Postcards for Peace free of charge from Veterans Affairs Canada. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage.  Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out during Thursday, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Athletic Department:

  • The Men’s Soccer team came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Westisle 4-3. Marcus Miller scored twice and Nolan McKenna and Donavan Bears scored once each in the victory. Marcus Miller was man of the match.
  • The Field Hockey girls are playing their final home game on Friday, October 17, at 5:00pm and they want to “fill the hill” with fans. Come cheer the girls on! We want as many students out watching the game as we can get!
  • Men’s Soccer Team will depart for Colonel Gray at 2:45 pm.
  • Cross Country Team will depart for Provincials at 11:15 am.
  • The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Will Henbest. Will placed first by a large margin in the Senior Men’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet last week. He will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
  • The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Ally Clements. Ally placed first in the Juvenile Women’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet, where she also ran faster than all in the Juvenile Men’s division. Ally will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
  • Dodgeball Action: Next game is on Friday when Hit Me Up vs Ball of Duty.
  • We are still looking for female and male Power Lifters. Students with questions are asked to see Earl in Student Services or show up for a practice today right after school. It’s never too late.

Reminders:

  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
  • School Photos: The deadline for returning school picture orders is Tuesday, October 21. Students are to return orders in sealed envelopes to home room teachers. Home room teachers will be asked to submit all orders to Mrs. Killeen at the end of A Block on the October 21. Retake date is on Monday, October 27 (morning). If students do not like their photo, they must hold on to their original envelope until that date.
  • Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
  • SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
  • Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
  • UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
  • Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
  • Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Upcoming Events:

  • Envirothon Training: Friday at 1:55 (last block) in Room 129 with Peter Sheppard from Provincial Forestry.
  • Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the first round of the Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. All meals are $8. Sign up for meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and listen to the PA announcements. Save these dates:
    • Friday, October 17: Tomato watermelon salad with crumbled feta, juicy chicken pieces slathered in a roasted pepper and maple BBQ sauce, cheddar and onion perogies, sweet lemon meringue tart, and sparkling citrus drink.
    • Friday, October 24: Fresh spinach salad with strawberries and apples and a homemade pomegranate vinaigrette, spaghetti and meatballs in a delicious made from scratch tomato sauce, garlic herb bread, chocolaty fudge brownies, and luscious slush punch.
    • Friday, October 31: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), warm apple crisp topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
    • Thursday, November 6: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.
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October 15, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Janet MacDougall-Turner for Bethany MacLeod (pm), Hailey Butler for Anne MacKinnon, Mike Hambly for Mary Ellen Campbell, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Johnston, Amy Beck for Seana Evans-Renaud.

Happy Birthday to Lachlainn deMontbrun, Kassidy Kerr and Kendra Kerr.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Change in today’s lunch times: Lunch will run from 11:30am to 12:15pm today only. This will allow time for Career Day preparations.
  • Biology 521: Those students who need to write Mr. Trainor’s Biology 521 test should go to Room 131 at 11:40am to write their test.
  • All student council MUST see Mrs. Hicken today to pick up some important information.
  • SADD meeting at 12:00 today in Room 224.
  • Career Day today from 1:15 to 3:00 pm.  Post-secondary Schools and organizations will be here at MRHS to talk to students about future plans.

Student Services:

  • Post-Secondary Night for Parents – Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 pm at Bluefield High School.
  • Friday, October 17 – Acadia University is hosting an Open House.  Students can get on the spot admission with a copy of their transcript.
  • October 18 – UNB Fredericton Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Currie Centre –  For more details visit unb.ca/openhousefr (Enter to win a $2,500 Tuition Credit and a Macbook Air or an i Pad Mini).
  • October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
  • October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
  • October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room.  Please sign up in Student Services.  The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
  • October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
  • November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
  • November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day.  Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.
  • Saint Mary’s University has three faculty specific Open Houses: one for Arts and Environmental Studies, one for Commerce and for Science and Engineering.  Please check their website for more information.
  • Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000.  Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Library:

  • Staff and students, if you have items you would like to add to the Library Remembrance Day display case, please see Mrs. Killeen. Special thank you to Cassandra McGillivrary for assisting with this display case.
  • Island students age 9 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015) have until Monday, October 20, at 11:59 p.m. to submit an original essay or video on ‘How Colonel Hadfield has inspired your pride and sense of being Canadian.’ Student submissions will be grouped in categories; age 9 to 12 and age 13 to 15 (as of August 15, 2015). Each category will have one grand prize winner who will receive a six day space camp trip at the Cosmodome in Laval, Quebec. Select contest entrants will be invited to an exclusive meet and greet with Col. Hadfield at the Mack on October 30 at 11 a.m. where the winners will be announced. – See more at: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/news-read-more.php?news=572#sthash.2AtvlfOw.dpuf or see Mrs. Killeen for more details. Registration forms and additional information is available at confederationcentre.com/hadfieldessay. Students must submit their essays or videos to submissions@confederationcentre.com.
  • Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
    You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
  • Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends next Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
  • Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. You can order Postcards for Peace free of charge from Veterans Affairs Canada. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage.  Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out during Thursday, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Athletic Department:

  • The MRHS Women’s Soccer Team defeated TOSH 5-3 last night. Sarah MacVarish scored 4 goals and Emma Collings scored 1. Next home game is tonight at 4:00 against Evangeline.
  • Congrats to the Field Hockey team for winning 3-2 over TOSH. Morganne Rice had 2 goals and Deanna Morris had her first field hockey goal.
  • The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Will Henbest. Will placed first by a large margin in the Senior Men’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet last week. He will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
  • The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Ally Clements. Ally placed first in the Juvenile Women’s division at the Zone Cross Country meet, where she also ran faster than all in the Juvenile Men’s division. Ally will compete at the Provincial Cross Country Championships on Thursday.
  • Dodgeball Action Today: Who Hit The Dodge Out play No Hit Sherlock. Next game is on Friday when Hit Me Up vs Ball of Duty.
  • Today’s Home Games:
    • Women’s Soccer against Evangeline at 4:00pm
    • Men’s  and Women’s Volleyball against Westisle at 5:00pm
    • Men’s Soccer against Westisle at 5:00pm
  • The Cross Country team bus will depart for the provincial meet at 11:15 am tomorrow.
  • We are still looking for female and male Power Lifters. Students with questions are asked to see Earl in Student Services or show up for a practice this Thursday right after school. It’s never too late.

Reminders:

  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
  • School Photos: The deadline for returning school picture orders is Tuesday, October 21. Students are to return orders in sealed envelopes to home room teachers. Home room teachers will be asked to submit all orders to Mrs. Killeen at the end of A Block on the October 21. Retake date is on Monday, October 27 (morning). If students do not like their photo, they must hold on to their original envelope until that date.
  • Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
  • SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
  • Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
  • UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
  • Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • Homework Club is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
  • Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.

Upcoming Events:

  • Here Comes Treble will be rehearsing at 7:30 Thursday morning and will not be rehearsing on Friday morning.
  • Peer Helpers: There are Block Meetings scheduled for Thursday this week.
  • Grad Photos: Heckbert Studios will be here this Thursday, October 16, to pick up photo orders. Please note that they will be here during lunch break only and will be located in Ms. McLane’s room, No. 229.
  • Culinary Meals: For you planners….. following is the schedule for the first round of the Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. All meals are $8. Sign up for meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and listen to the PA announcements. Save these dates:
    • Friday, October 17: Tomato watermelon salad with crumbled feta, juicy chicken pieces slathered in a roasted pepper and maple BBQ sauce, cheddar and onion perogies, sweet lemon meringue tart, and sparkling citrus drink.
    • Friday, October 24: Fresh spinach salad with strawberries and apples and a homemade pomegranate vinaigrette, spaghetti and meatballs in a delicious made from scratch tomato sauce, garlic herb bread, chocolaty fudge brownies, and luscious slush punch.
    • Friday, October 31: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), warm apple crisp topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
    • Thursday, November 6: Fruit cocktail (a delicious blend of at least pineapple, grapes, pears, peaches and apples), bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with a tomato, garlic and basil mixture), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy cheesecake and tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Tryouts for Georgetown Midget AA will be held tonight (October 15) at 9:00pm in Souris.
  • Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.
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