Thursday May 3, 2012

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Mike Hambly for Matt Killeen, Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, Sheri Jackson for Philip MacDonald, and Tracy Schurman for Dawn Martell.

Today’s Highlights:
● Peer Helpers: Block meetings will be held today. Please make sure you attend.
● The Global Action Club will meet today at 12:00 noon in Room 211.
● CSLC Participants please pick up your gift card orders in Room 87 before the end of the day.
● Cookie Club: The following students are reminded that you are responsible for bringing cookies for Monday, May 7th: Julie Grant, Caitlin Vankeymeulen, Laura Young, Lily Klein, and Hannah Gormley. If you are a member of the Cookie Club and you don’t know which day you’re responsible for, please find out!
● The Environmental Club will be selling steel water bottles with MRHS logos on them to help reduce the amount of plastic water bottles being used in our school. Reusable water bottles significantly reduce the amount of waste in our school. They will be sold for 5 dollars over the next week. We are going to ask that home room teachers pass around the sign-up sheet in their mailbox. Money will be collected on May 9.
● All French trip travellers are asked to please stop by Mme Flynn’s room at lunch time to pick up an important memo.
● The Culinary Meal today is mango curry chicken served on rice, an appetizer of soft cheese plate and crackers, mini chip cheesecakes for dessert and planter’s punch to drink. Check it out!
● Lost and Found: Two ladies’ rings were found in the school yesterday. If you are missing one, please check with Kelly in the office. Also, a blue water bottle was found in Ms. Malone’s room last week. If you are missing it you can pick it up in the office.
● BioGENEous Challenge: Congratulations to both MRHS teams (Brooke Drover/Megan Arsenault and Lily Klein/Ellen Holland) on excellent projects and presentations at the provincial competition. Lily and Ellen moved on to the regional competition and took home a win for PEI along with $1000 for their project titled “The Mitigating Effects of Bioactives in Natural Products on Neurodegenerative Diseases.”

Athletic Department:
● Girls fitness will be held today.
● There is a track and field sign-up sheet posted by the PE bulletin board. All track and field athletes should sign up on the List of Athletes and the Event Sign UP.
● Any Men’s Rugby players who did not fully pay for your jackets, please see Devin before May 9. (Kole McNeill, Ryley Somers, Tanner Nicholson, Spencer Ross, William Buell)
● Men’s and Women’s Softball players are reminded that you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Colonel Gray Tip Off Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Please see your coaches for a schedule.

Library Announcements:
● MRHS has been challenged! Schools in the area are raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and we’ve been challenged to see who can raise the most! To do this, MRHS is having a walk on Monday, May 14, at lunchtime. See Mrs. MacDougall-Turner for pledge sheets. Students who raise $25 or over for CF get to stay out on an extended lunch on the 14th. Rain date is the 15th.

Student Services:
● Holland College is offering new programs at the Summerside Waterfront Campus starting September of 2012: Legal Administration – 42 week accelerated program, and Computer Information Systems (with e-health components) – two year program. Please see the Guidance office for more information.
● The Atlantic Vet College is hosting a one week summer academy for students interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. Students must be accepted into University, have academic grades in the 80% plus range, and be 18 or older by August 5. For more info come to Student Services.
● Upcoming Scholarships:
1. Provincial ASAP Award – May 15th
2. Hockey PEI Lorenzeitti Award – May 18th
3. Hockey PEI Scholastic Award – May 18th
4. PEI Mutual Life Scholarship – May 18th
● There will be a Student Loan Information Session for all parents and students looking to apply for Provincial Student Loans. The session will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:00pm in the Library. All students interested in attending please see Mr. Conohan or Ms. Coady in student services to sign up.

Upcoming Events:
● The prom committee would like to remind students of the dates for purchasing prom tickets. Our caterer requires a week notice to prepare for the big night; therefore, the tickets will be sold only from May 7 until May 16th, during lunchtime. The absolute last day to buy tickets for the prom will be Wednesday, May 16th, and there will be no exceptions. You must have your prom contract signed and student fee paid before you can purchase tickets.
● The Town of Montague is holding a Miss Montague Pageant as part of the Montague Summer Days Festival. The pageant will take place the weekend of June 22-24th at the Montague waterfront. Miss Montague contestants need to be between 14 and 18 years of age. Applications are available here at the main office, to be returned to the Wellness Centre in person or by fax.

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