April 23, 2013

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Happy Birthday to Tanner Nicholson and Mike Welsh.

Welcome Guest Staff: Jonathan Gallant for Peggy Flynn and Mike Hambly for Mary Ellen Lowther. Gail Greene is not here today.

Highlights for Today:

  • Lisa Morrison and Megan Walsh are to see Mrs. Hicken some time today.
  • The Library will be closed again from 8am to 3:15pm today and tomorrow. This includes all study rooms, conference room and use of computers.  The library will open for regular after-school hours.
  • Grade 12 students are reminded that if you are interested in the positions of valedictorian or historian, today is the last day to give your name to Ms. McInnis (room 119)!
  • Culinary class is serving a Mexican themed meal on Thursday. Cost is $8: get your ticket now!
  • Healthy Snacks will be sold from the Ticket Booth every day at morning break. Cost is $1.
  • Students are reminded that the “School Store” will be open during B Block every day.
  • Students who have not yet paid $20 Student Fees are reminded that it must be paid in order to purchase a Prom Ticket.

Athletic Department:

  • Any Men’s and Women’s Rugby players who wish to order rugby shorts and have not done so already must see Ms. Dowd in her office at morning break.
  • All students interested in participating in track and field this year should sign up in the PE area today.
  • MRHS is pleased to announce that there are co-athletes of the week for both women and men for the week of April 15-20.  Male athletes of the week are Colin McIntyre and Jason Reeves and the Female Athletes of the week are Erin Brown and Kaytlin Chandler.
  • Colin had a dominate performance at the juvenile zone meet held at MRHS. He qualified for the provincial meet in both the singles and doubles events. Colin finished second in the single’s competition and with his partner Jesse Campbell qualified first in doubles.
  • Erin dominated the senior zone, winning the women’s singles event and qualifying for the provincial meet. Erin, along with her mixed doubles partner Ben Lanigan, also had a good showing finishing second and qualifying for provincials.
  • Kaytlin pinned her opponent in the first round to win a gold medal at the provincial wrestling championships this past weekend.

Upcoming Events:

  • There will be a Harry Potter Club meeting on Wednesday at 11:43 in Learning Centre B.
  • All Choir and Band students are reminded that your final Halifax trip payment of $100 is due this Thursday to Ms. McInnis.

Student Services:

  • PEI Mutual Scholarship Applications are now available! Two $800 scholarships will be given to MRHS grads. These scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need! Interested students are asked to go to Student Services to get your applications. Deadline is May 17, 2013.
  • Midterm transcripts are not automatically sent to universities. If post secondary institutions have requested midterm transcripts or if students want their 2nd semester academic improvements considered for admission or scholarship purposes, please come to student services to made arrangements to have transcripts sent.
  • Students who have received scholarships or awards from universities or other organizations are asked to report this information to student services. If possible, please bring in the offer letter. Students who have been awarded scholarships and awards are recognized at graduation and it is important to recognize both the recipient and the donor at that time.

Prom 2013 Update:

  • All girls attending prom: Book your makeup appointments at Shoppers Drug Mart! Fee is $25 per booking, but if you buy $25 worth of makeup, your application is free! Cosmeticians are available to help you look your best!
  • Prom tickets will be on sale from May 6 to May 15 for $25 per person in the ticket booth at lunch.  Tickets will not be available after May 15, so please plan ahead.  Please bring your signed pink prom contract sheet with you when you purchase your tickets.  All student fees must be paid to the office before a prom ticket can be purchased.
  • Prom Committee is asking all Grads to submit pictures of school events, sports teams or fun memories throughout your Grade 1-12 years for a slide show during the dinner. Please drop off pictures to Ms. MacDougall-Turner in the library or email to jmturner@edu.pe.ca. Deadline for submissions is May 10.

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, Subway, or Wendy’s.  A name is drawn from the ballots on the last day of classes each month.  Next draw date is April 30 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.

REEL Canada Film Festival:

  • MRHS welcomes REEL Canada Film Festival on Tuesday, April 30!  The festival gives students and teachers an opportunity to view Canadian films that have content which is relevant to courses offered here at MRHS.  Not all classes will be participating in the festival this year.  If your class is viewing a film, attendance is required as there will be an assignment given for each film shown on festival day.  Please ask your teachers for more details or see Ms. MacDougall-Turner.  Watch for further updates as we get closer to festival day!

Public Service Announcements:

  • Cardigan Minor Ball Registration will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 6pm-9pm at the Fire Hall in Cardigan.  Any student wishing to play baseball or softball this summer in Cardigan needs to register that evening, or contact John Munro at munroj33@hotmail.com. For softball teams, players can come from any school in Kings or Queens County.  Also, baseball teams are comprised of students from the Montague Family of Schools, and for some of the age groups, Morell and Souris Family of Schools too.
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