March 12, 2013

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Mitchell Johnston, Gracyn MacLean and Madelaine Sibbick. 

Welcome Guest Staff: Kevin Scully for Charlie Trainor, Donna White for Anne MacKinnon, Mike Hambly for Jonathan Hayes, Martin Zver for Chantelle Beaton, and Bethany MacPhee for Earl Campbell.

“Leave the Phone Alone” Campaign: The New HOT 105.5 and the Province of Prince Edward Island are encouraging Islanders to commit to their 60 Day Challenge to not use their cell phones while driving for 60 days. We hope that after everyone realizes that checking for a text message or answering the phone can wait until you’re not driving. Eventually it will become a habit to Leave The Phone Alone when behind the wheel. Everyone can take the pledge at or come to the office and sign the pledge sheet that we have available for you. Deadline: Thursday of this week.

Highlights for Today:

  • Congratulations to Emmalee White who placed in the top three of the Skills Canada Secondary Cooking Competition yesterday. Emmalee, Lucus Cuddy, and Morgan MacKay will find out their exact placements at the Awards Night tomorrow evening. Stay tuned!
  • SADD meeting at 12 noon in Mr. Jamieson’s room.
  • Any students who are interested in volunteering at the Irving Oil Challenge Cup Hockey Tournament on March 21-24 should see Ms. Dowd TODAY for further details. Volunteer hours can be counted toward the Community Service Bursary.
  • Any French students interested in participating in the Concours d’Art Oratoire are reminded that the deadline to apply is March 15, this Friday. Great prizes and scholarships to be won. See Mme McLane or Mme Flynn for more information.

Athletic Department:

  • Women’s and Men’s Rugby training session is scheduled for today at 3:15 pm in the gym. All are welcome!
  • Receipts for athletic fees are available from Ms. Dowd if needed for income tax purposes.
  • Women’s Basketball Players must return their uniforms to Ms. Dowd this week.
  • The first Men’s Rugby meeting will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) in Mr. Munn’s room after school until 4:30pm.
  • Tickets for the Bluefield High School Hockey Tournament will be for sale at the ticket booth during lunch break for the last day today. Tickets are $5 per day for students and $10 for three days for parents. Also 50/50 tickets are on sale for $5 (there will be one large 50/50 draw for the whole tournament – there is already over $1000 in the pot). All proceeds go to the MRHS Athletic Department. MRHS game schedule is as follows:
    • Tuesday, March 26
      • Bluefield @ Montague (Boys) @ 4:30 pm – Cavendish Wellness Centre
      • Colonel Gray @ Montague (Girls) @ 6 pm – Cavendish Wellness Centre
      • Wednesday, March 27
        • Souris @ Montague (Girls) @ 4:30 pm – Cavendish Wellness Centre
        • Souris @ Montague (Boys) @ 6 pm – Cavendish Wellness Centre
      • Thursday, March 28
        • Colonel Gray @ Montague (Boys) @ 4:30 pm – Cavendish Wellness Centre
        • Montague @ Bluefield (Girls) @ 5:30 pm – CARI

Upcoming Events:

  • There will be block meetings on Thursday, March 14th. Everyone should attend.
  • Do you want to find out your blood type? Come to the “What’s Your Type?” booth in the lobby tomorrow (Wednesday) from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.  If you are under 17, there are permission forms available from Mr. Trainor in Room 131.

Student Services:

  • Any students who would like to learn more about Med School are invited to attend an information session put on by a medical student from MUN in the library during lunch break on Friday.  Interested students are asked to sign up in Student Services.
  • The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to invite high school students to attend UPEI classes on Monday, March 18, and/or Tuesday, March 19, during their March break. The University will provide lunch on both days. On Monday, the lunch will be hosted by the Atlantic Veterinary College and tours of the AVC will follow. On Tuesday, the UPEI Student Union will host lunch, followed by tours of the campus. Class visitations are available in the following subject areas: Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Spanish, History, Global Issues, English, Psychology, Applied Heath Services, Business, Women’s Studies, University 101. For a more elaborate list of which courses are available please visit student services. Interested students can register by emailing with course selection and day by March 14, 2013.
  • UPEI First Year Advisement, March 27 at 4:00pm: UPEI will be sending 3 advisement representatives to MRHS to help future UPEI students pick out first year courses and answer any questions you may have about 1st year at UPEI! This is a great opportunity for students who plan to attend UPEI in the fall to ask questions about courses, housing, campus and different major and minor options. All interested students are asked to sign up for a time slot in student services! Time slots are assigned on a first come first serve basis so hurry in ASAP!

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 from Tim Horton’s, Mcdonald’s, Subway, or Wendy’s.  A name is drawn from the ballots on the last day of classes each month.  Next draw date is today is March 29th and the Kobo draw will be in June!
  • 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.

Public Service Notices:

  • There will be an “Author Talk” with award-winning author Sharon McKay at the Montague Rotary Library on Wednesday, March 13, at 3:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!
  • Abegweit Driving School will be holding Drivers’ Ed classes from May 7 – 30. Students can enroll by calling 902-566-1482 or online at
  • It’s PROM Season! An eight-week boot camp designed to help educate and motivate teenagers to lead a very healthy and active lifestyle is being offered at Atlantic Fitness East. Camps include group time with a certified trainer as well as discussions with a nutritionist. Even though they having already started, new recruits are welcome! Gals’ Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30, and Guys (includes weight-lifting) meet on Thursdays, same times. Please call Cheryl at 838-3047 or email
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