September 13, 2013

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Taylor Johnson for Bethany MacLeod, Zak Likely for Sandra Hicken, Donna White for Kim Mason and Dean Lackie for Charlie Trainor (am).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Happy Birthday to Patrick Martens.

Highlights for Today:

  • Any students interested in working as a score keeper at home games this semester are asked to see Ms. Dowd, Morgan Campbell or William McGuigan before Sept.24. This is a great way to get volunteer hours.
  • Emily Brothers, Taylor Ferguson, Amanda Gormley, Makayla Jackson, Chloe Jardine, Katie Jordan, Ali White, Julia Patton, and Katelyn Patton, please see Mrs. Hicken some time today.
  • Want to catch more fish? Do you tie flies or do you want to learn how to tie flies? Visit Mr. Trainor in Room 131.
  • Chives Needed! Look in your gardens… ask your parents! We need lots of chives for Wednesday, September 18, for our baked potato lunch. See Ms. Anderson for details.

Athletic Department:

  • Men’s Soccer players who did not receive a schedule can pick one up in the main office.
  • Men’s Soccer Team will practise on Monday at 3:30pm.
  • Men’s Volleyball uniforms will be handed out at the Uniform Room today at 12 noon.
  • All athletic forms and fees are due Monday, September 23. Students who don’t have forms in and fees paid will not get to play! Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Field Hockey fees are $35. Cross Country and Powerlifting fees are $15.  Students should note that your fee payment includes a ticket for the Athletic Banquet. All fees and forms can be passed in at lunch break in the Uniform Room, No. 67.
  • Any students interested in being a member of the MRHS Cross Country team are asked to sign the list posted outside Mr. Killeen’s Room 129 as soon as possible.
  • The following students should have handed in their Track and Field uniforms in to Ms. Dowd by now: Tyler MacGillivray #28, Tyler Laird #18 shirt, Cameron Glover #42 shorts, Drew Hinks #15 shirt, Jesse Campbell #21 shirt, Cole Jenkins #45, Drew Christensen #43 shirt, Jonathan MacDonald #29 shorts, #26 shirt, and Chloe Chapman #23 shorts.
  • There is a sign-up sheet outside the gym on the wall for School Golf Team and the Power Lifting Team. These sign-up sheets are for both Female/Male. 

Student Services:

  • Study and Go Abroad Fair: Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo, Study and Go Abroad, is coming to Halifax. It provides an opportunity for you to meet with top-ranked universities and colleges from around the world. This expo will include a Student Travel Zone, with organizations offering internships, volunteer programs, work abroad and adventure and language travel. Admission is free. You can register in advance at or on day of fair: September 24, 2013, at Kenneth C. Rowe Heritage Hall, Pier 21, Halifax, from 10am to 4pm.
  • Students and Parents are invited to an evening program on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 7:00 pm, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration, Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, with admission officers from the following Universities:
    • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Any students planning to apply to universities in the US need to write SAT or ACT tests and should contact Mr. Conohan for information.

  • Community Service Bursaries: If you are in Grade 11 or 12, you are eligible to earn a bursary valued up to $500 simply by volunteering in the community. Visit student services for more information.

Library Highlights:

  • The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff.” (Timothy Healy) Want to know more about the author of this quote? Stop by the Library!
  • Library hours of operation are as follows: Monday and Friday from 8:15am to 3:10pm and Tuesday to Thursday from 8:15am to 4:00pm.
  • Scholastic Book Clubs has continued their very popular Teen Readers Club. September book orders have arrived and forms are always available in the Library for ordering. Cheques are to be made payable to Scholastic Books Ltd.
  • There are still a number of outstanding books from spring. Please return; no questions asked!
  • Are you interested in getting involved at MRHS? Perhaps being a Library Monitor would be a perfect fit! There will be a variety of times available soon! Students should stop by the Library for an application form.
  • Get in the CSLC spirit and check out the Library display case. “Follow the Leader”! Read about fascinating leaders. Is someone missing? Please let Mrs. Killeen know!

Upcoming Events:

  • Heckbert’s Studio and Gallery will be at school from Tuesday, Sept. 24, to Friday, Sept. 27, to take grad photos. All grads must have their photo taken at this time. Grads must book their appointment by Thursday, Sept. 12. Please contact the yearbook editors, Sabryna Schurman or Olivia Jamieson, to book an appointment time.
  • Abegweit Driver Education classes will begin on October 7 pending enrolment. To enroll, call 902-566-1482 or sign up online at
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