February 14, 2013

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Amber Breau, Victoria Duffy and Hayden MacKinnon.

Welcome Guest Staff: Kevin Scully for Philip MacDonald, Donna White for Sandra Hicken, Nancy Cudmore for Peggy Flynn (pm), Mike Hambly for Krista MacFarlane, Marlo Dodge for Pauline Kelly, Wanda Cheverie for Toby Murphy, and Denise McGillivray for Gail Greene.

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.

SAVE Fact For Today: Individuals in a relationship sometimes feel the other person has ignored some of their needs or has not respected some of their rights. In a good relationship, this does not happen very often. When things go wrong, the people involved talk to each other and find solutions to the problem. In an unhealthy relationship, there is often a lack of respect and the people involved cannot find a solution to the problem. Sometimes, one of the partners will act as if they do not care about finding a solution.

Highlights for Today:

  • Staff of MRHS would like to thank the Parent Council for organizing treats & gifts for Staff Appreciation Week! Staff are enjoying all the wonderful goodies being delivered each day! Wednesday’s winner of the prize draw was Ms. Glenda McInnis.
  • Desperately needed:  Volunteers for the Breakfast Club on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays! See Ms. Anderson in the office for more details.
  • The Hemingways meet today at 11:45 in Room 211. Please bring your lunches… a moveable feast, if you will.
  • Matchmaker will be sold at the main student entrance again today and tomorrow at noon. The cost is $2.00. Come and see who are your best matches at school.
  • Kings County Bantam AAA Playoff Hockey:  Kings County Kings take on the Western Maroons in ¼ Final Game #5 this evening at 8:20pm. Come to the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague and cheer them on!
  • 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 Prevention Week: The SAVE group has planned the following events this week:

  • Today, SAVE members will be selling candy-grams again at lunch. Buy one of these sweet treat bags and sent a message of kindness, love, or appreciation to a friend.
  • Today, all were encouraged to 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:

  • There is a sign up sheet in the PE area hallway for all those interested in being members of the MRHS badminton team (posted until next Wednesday).

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!
  • 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.

 Upcoming Events:

  • 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.
  • Abegweit Driving School will be having classes at MRHS from May 7 to 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  To register, call 902-566-1482 or email drivepei@gmail.com
  • Game Force is offering their Game Force 3D program at Montague High, starting Monday, February 25 and ending Thursday, March 7, from 3:20 to 5:20 pm. Only 10 seats are available. Students who have taken computer courses (CMP521, CMP621, ITE801 or CMM801) will be given preference. Seats will then be open to anyone who has taken ITC. You must be willing to commit to the 8 days. See Ms. Garland by Friday if you are interested.
  • MRHS has been invited to participate in the 2012-13 School Health Action Planning Evaluation System – PEI (SHAPES-PEI) survey. This survey, which is implemented by UPEI and the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, collects information and youth perspectives on multiple health behaviours such as healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, school connectedness, and more. Following the completion of the survey, MRHS will receive a comprehensive School Health and Profile Summary. MRHS students are scheduled to complete the survey on Friday, March 1. Parents should receive permission letters for their children in the mail. If you do not receive a letter, you can obtain one at the main office at MRHS.  More information about this survey is available at http://www.upei.ca/cshr/SHAPES.
  • Toonie Swim for Mitchell Laybolt: 21 year old Morell resident Mitchell Laybolt has recently been diagnosed with two types of aggressive cancer. Atlantic Fitness East in Montague is hosting a $2 swim from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, February 21. All proceeds will go to the Laybolt family.

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 admission is on a first come, first served, basis. The first student applicants who meet program admission requirements are admitted to the program.
  • 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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