February 12, 2013

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Brittany Beck, Sierra Belong, Jessie Boutilier, and Cassie MacLean.

Welcome Guest Staff:  Kevin Scully for Philip MacDonald, Donna White for Sandra Hicken, Janna Goodwin for Kim Mason (pm), and Marlo Dodge for Toby Murphy.

Scent Free Policy: Students and staff are reminded that MRHS is a scent free space. Some students are very sensitive to scents so we are asking cooperation from everyone to refrain from wearing scented products.

Highlights for Today:

  • There is a Grad Activity Committee meeting today at 12 noon in Room 119.
  • Global Action Club will meet today at 12:00 in Mr. Jamieson’s room.
  • The following students are asked to see Mr. lea before the end of the day: Phoenix McCloud, Sarah Brothers, Monica Furness, Alysia Docherty, Pierce Conohan, Amelia Hameline, Danny Cain, and Evan Furness.
  • St. FX is hosting an information session for new applicants and their parents in Ch’town, at the Hotel on Pownal, today from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Participants must register in advance at infosessions@stfx.ca. Visit student services for more information.
  • Europe Travellers: You are reminded that your bus money and signed forms are now past due. Also, please see Mme Flynn to help complete the phone tree. There are still a few passports that have not been handed in to Dawn yet. Please take care of that immediately.
  • Grade 12 Ski trip is planned for February 21. No experience is needed (lessons are available). Students must have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian, and must travel on the bus. There are three cost options: $5 covers bus cost (come and hang out at Brookvale), $10 includes lift ticket and bus, or $20 includes rental equipment, lift ticket, and bus. 

Family Violence PreventionWeek: The SAVE group has planned the following events as part of Family Violence Prevention Week:

  • From Monday through Thursday SAVE members will be selling candy-grams at lunch. Buy one of these sweet treat bags and sent a message of kindness, love, or appreciation to a friend.
  • On Wednesday there will be the walk of silence for all involved school groups. A list of participating students will be sent to teachers.
  • On Thursday, wear purple to show your support for the prevention of violence. This is a homeroom challenge and the room with the most people in purple will receive a $50 dollar gift certificate to Famous Peppers Pizza.
  • On Friday candy-grams will be delivered; and an inspiring video, written, directed, and produced by a class of Montague students will be played for the whole student body. There will also be a SAVE bake sale at lunch.
  • Throughout the week some short announcements, audio skits and songs written by past and present SAVE members will be played to remind everyone that taking a stand can help prevent violence.

Athletic Department:

  • The Women’s Basketball team loss to Kensington last night 58 – 36. Alanna VanWiechen had 12 points, Monica Furness had 8 points and Kirsten Stewart had 7 points. The girls finish the season with a 10 – 8 record. Good season, ladies. Now they are getting ready for the play-offs on Febuary 22 & 23.
  • The MRHS Athletic Department would like to thank all athletes, coaches, officials, minor officials, and parents who helped to make the SUBWAY Island Hoop Fest Men’s Basketball Tournament a success. Also thank you to our tournament sponsors: Subway, Holland College, Montague River Dentistry, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and the PEI Department of Health and Wellness.

Upcoming Events:

  • Matchmaker will be sold at the main student entrance on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week at noon. The cost is $2.00. Come and see who are your best matches at school.
  • Parents’ meeting for Europe Travellers on February 19 at 6:30 pm. Meet in Mme Flynn’s room to go over final forms and answer any questions you and your parents may have.
  • There is a benefit concert planned for Robie and Tammy Gardiner on February 17 (this coming Sunday) from 2 to 4 pm. This family had a house fire. All are invited out to the concert which will include lots of great entertainment as well as sale of fudge, 50/50 tickets and door prize tickets. Lunch will be provided.

From the Library:

  • Continue to use your MRHS student ID to check a book out of the library and receive a ballot to win a $10 gift card. A name is drawn from the ballots on the last day of classes each month.  Next draw date is February 28, and the Kobo draw will be in June!
  • Stop Cyberbullying meeting tomorrow, February 12, at noon in the Library Conference room.  Please drop your survey questions off to Ms. MacDougall-Turner asap!
  • Patti Larsen’s Writing Club will meet on Wednesday, February 20, at 3:10pm in the Library.
  • 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.
  • Do you have a suggestion for fiction, non-fiction, magazines for the Library?  Please write your suggestions on the bulletin board in the Library or speak with Ms. MacDougall-Turner. An order is being placed very soon!
  • If you are interested in being a Library Monitor in the morning, during lunch break or after school, please see Ms. MacDougall-Turner.

Student Services Notices: (More Information Available in Student Services Office)

  • NSCC just recently added a new Practical Nursing program at Cumberland Campus’ Amherst location. Spots are still available and interested students should apply as soon as possible, as the programs below have a tendency to fill quickly.
  • Attention Grade 12 students: First semester transcripts are being sent out to Colleges and Universities this week.  If you are planning to apply to a post secondary school, you should fill out a transcript request form if you have not already done so.
  • Camp Abegweit: Application forms for Camp Coordinator and Counsellors are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is March 27.
  • Scholarship packages for Honour Roll students applying to Saint Thomas University are available.
  • Projects Abroad provides opportunities for students to live and work in developing countries. For more information, visit www.projectsabroad.ca.
  • The Atlantic Veterinary College will offer its Summer Academy in August for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine.  The College’s Summer Academy provides student an exceptional opportunity to explore the profession in a hands-on, authentic way.  Applicants must be accepted into University and be 18 years of age or older.  For more information, visit student services.
  • An RCMP officer will be coming to the school on the morning of February 25 to do an info session for students thinking about pursuing a career in the RCMP.  Students must sign up and have teacher’s permission to attend this session. Go to student services to sign up or obtain more information.
  • Saint Thomas University: FREE “Admission on the Spot” – February 20, 11:30am
  • UNB: On February 26 at 7:00 pm, UNB is hosting a “Transition to UNB Fredericton” student and parent information session at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
  • UNB: “Admission on the Spot” – February 27, 9:30am.
  • Explore Program Deadline: February 28.
  • UPEI Scholarship and Bursary Applications Deadline: March 1.
  • UNB Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1. Available only online!
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