November 19, 2012

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Brenlee Brothers and Brooke Hancock. We extend belated greetings to the following students who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend: Laura Ferguson, Joel Hancock, Blake Llewellyn, Darren Martin, Dillon Perry, Dominick Vandaele, Alysia Docherty, Kana Komori, and Devin Prosper.

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Mark Gregory for Bethany MacLeod, Zak Likely for Carl Evans, Andrew Murchison for Ralph Jamieson (pm), Donna White for Sharon Anderson, Jessica Campbell for Krista MacFarlane, and Wanda Cheverie for Toby Murphy.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Students are encouraged to submit requests for the Friday Song to the office by Thursday each week. Students who want to request a song must submit a printed copy of lyrics with their name on the top.
  • Any students in French (Immersion, Core or Enriched) either semester, who are interested in applying for the Canadian Parents for French (CPF) French Student Excellence Award are asked to see Mme Flynn for an application. This is an excellent opportunity to win a week at the Terry Fox Centre (Encounters with Canada) in Ottawa. Winners will receive a fully paid week (theme of their choice) in the winter session (January-April). For more details see Mme Flynn or Mme McLane.
  • Mr. Lea’s Global Issues class is taking part in an Active Citizenship Project, selling 50/50 tickets with proceeds going to local families in need. See Emily Blue, Kandyce Wood, Thea Lavers, Chanel Campbell, Laura Ferguson, or Kristen Williams if you would like to purchase tickets. They are having weekly draws!
  • All students are responsible for a $20 Student Fee which is payable at the main office.

Athletic Department:

  • Jenna Fitzpatrick and Jessica MacKay, please see Ms. Dowd directly following reading period.
  • Basketball Athletic fees ($80 or $75 if you have already played on an MRHS sports team this year and paid the $5 banquet fee) and consent forms will be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday at 12 pm (noon) at the uniform room.
  • Come out and cheer on the basketball teams in their home openers against Bluefield on Wednesday! Women play at 5:30 pm, Men at 7:30 pm.
  • The Fitness Centre will be open from 8:10 to 8:40 every morning for any students who would like to work out. Remember that it’s open to Power Lifters only on Fridays after school.

Library News:

  • Patti Larsen has generously given the MRHS Library copies of all of her novels in hard copy and e-book format.  Run is one of her novels which is in the process of being made into a feature film.  Patti’s books are available for loan in the library! This is a reminder of Ms. Larsen’s writer’s club this Wednesday, November 21, at 3pm.  If you missed the last meeting, feel free to come and join the group.
  • MRHS Library is selling 4 GB or 8 GB flash drives to raise money for new books!  Come see the sample in the library and place your order.  All orders must be pre-paid by this Friday, Nov. 23, for delivery in early December.  Get your Lizard!
  • Forgot your pen or pencil? Come to the library and buy a pen or pencil for $1.  All proceeds going to purchasing new books for the library.

Upcoming Events:

  • Culinary Meals: Reserve Friday, Nov.23, Thursday, Nov.29, Thursday, Dec.6, and Thursday, Dec.13 for the next CUL meals. The menu for this Friday is posted by the door of Room 136. It’s an Italian themed meal consisting of fresh tomato bruschetta, homemade pizza, garlic fingers, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, and fruit punch.  Cost is $8. Tickets are on sale at the ticket booth today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Be sure to book your meal since the sign-ups go fast!
  • Europe Travellers are to meet Tuesday at 12:00 in Mme Flynn’s room. Please bring any chocolate bar money with you at that time.
  • There is a very important meeting for anyone who is volunteering to help with our musical, Little Shop of Horrors. People wishing to volunteer with backstage, lights, sound, set design, costuming, ticket sales, etc. should all meet in room 228 (Mr. Nick’s room) on Tuesday, November 20, at 12:10. The first rehearsal for all cast members of Little Shop of Horrors is Friday, November 23 at 3:30.
  • There is a Harry Potter Club meeting on Wednesday at lunch.
  • Disney trip payments and contracts are due to Ms. McInnis by Friday, November 23.
  • Orders for Choir hoodies and jackets are due to Ms. Beck by Tuesday, November 20.
  • The first Disney Choir rehearsal is Thursday, November 22 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Stop Cyberbullying News:

  • MRHS and the Stop Cyberbullying Group are asking all students and staff to visit www.stopcyberbullying.ca and take the pledge to stop cyberbullying. After taking the pledge you will be given the option to “Share Now” which will link you to the Stop Cyberbullying Facebook page. Please take the pledge, spread the word, and stop cyberbullying.
  • “Stop, Block and Tell!”  Come to the Library or Cafeteria at lunch any day this week to make a brief video of the “Stop, Block and Tell!” steps.
  • Stop Cyberbullying Group will meet in the Library on tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon. Feel free to go and take your lunch. They will be making posters for the “Stop, Block and Tell!” campaign.

Student Services:

  • The Is It Worth It? Teen Driver Safety Campaign is sponsoring a student multi-media competition, offering more than $5000 in prizes to the best student created video public service announcements.   For more information, visit Student Services.
  • The first Strive meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 22, in the seminar room at the back of the library.  Lunch is provided. The Strive Program is a scholarship program for Grade 12 students who plan to go on to post-secondary study.  It is designed to educate students about different careers and programs of study and motivate students to improve their academic performance.  Participants are required to attend 3-4 sessions throughout the year and at the end of the program two students who have demonstrated great improvement are rewarded with $1000 scholarships for University or College Study.
  • The Senate Page Program offers positions to students from Universities in Ottawa and the University of Quebec in Gatineau for one year.  This may be of interest to bilingual students who are thinking of going to The University of Ottawa, Saint Paul’s University, Carleton University or the University of Quebec in Gatineau. Interested students are asked to come to student services for more information or visit http://www.parl.gc.ca/employment/senate/pageprogram/splash.htm
  • Holland College will begin offering Early Acceptance in select programs to strong applicants starting November 30, 2012. The following programs are open to Early Acceptance: Architectural Technology, Bioscience Technology, Construction Technology and Management, Electronics Engineering Technology, Environmental Applied Science Technology, Accounting Technology, Administrative Assistant Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Legal Administration, Marketing and Advertising Management, Medical Support Services, College Foundation Program, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking Technology, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations, Culinary Arts, International Hospitality Management, Pastry Arts, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Care and Education, Human Services, Resident Care Worker, Commercial Diving, Power Engineering, Fundamental Arts, Graphic Design, Video Game Art and Animation, Journalism, Photography and Digital Imaging, Basic Firefighting, Correctional Officer, Law and Security, Dance Performance, Music Performance, Performing Arts Foundation, Sport and Leisure Management, Golf Club Management, Professional Golf Management, Tourism and Travel Management, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Electromechanical Technology, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, Outdoor Power Equipment, Plumbing, Precision Machinist, Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Welding Fabrication, Welding Level 1, Wind Turbine Technician, Wood Manufacturing – Cabinetmaking, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technology, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations Distance.
  • The University of Ottawa will be having its Information Evening on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7:30 pm. The presentations will be streamed live on the web for parents and students who live outside the Ottawa region, so they can also benefit from the important information and advice to be covered. The information will focus on the undergraduate studies admissions process for high school students, important deadlines and ways to increase scholarship and bursary potential. Presentations will also be available on their website after the event. Please visit http://www.admission.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=3566 for more details.
  • Saint Mary’s University will be having an open house on Friday, November 23. The open house will take place on the Saint Mary’s Campus and will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This is a great chance for future students to talk with current students, meet your future professors, learn what you can do with your degree, connect with representatives from Admissions, Student Services, and Academic Advising, or take a tour of our campus and residence facilities. Students with strong Grade 11 marks may apply for admission and scholarships on the spot! (bring your application and transcript with you)
  • Oulton College will be hosting an open house to celebrate 56 years of post-secondary education. The event will taken place on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 4 Flanders Court, Moncton, NB. Time: 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP before November 19, 2012, by contacting Jessica Whalen at jwhalen@oultoncollege.com

Abegweit Driver Education classes will begin on November 27 at their Charlottetown office. To enroll, call 902-566-1482 or sign up online at http://www.drivepei.com.

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