October 9, 2013

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White for Kim Mason, Zak Likely for Karen Malone, Dean Lackie for Charlie Trainor, Janet MacDougall-Turner for Christie Beck, John Smither for Trisha Burrows, and Sara Prosser for Toby Murphy (pm). 

Happy Birthday to Ethan MacKay and Deanna Morris. 

Highlights for Today:

  • There will be block meetings for all Peer Helpers today.
  • Cafeteria Thanksgiving Special includes sliced roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables, gravy and dessert with a small white milk… all for $7, being served today.
  • SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) meeting today at 11:50 in the Library Conference Room.
  • Any grads interested in being on the grad class committee are invited to attend a brief meeting at 12:00 in Room 119 today.
  • Did you buy an SPC Card this year? Student Council is selling SPC Cards for $9, so if you are interested in purchasing one, please see Mrs. Hicken in Room #133. Remember, you will receive $2 off your Christmas Dance ticket by using a SPC card!
  • Students who wish to make a request for the Friday song must submit a copy of the lyrics with your name on top to Ms. Dowd or Brent Deagle. 

Athletic Department:

  • Cross Country team will practice today at 3:15pm.
  • Today’s home games:
    • Women’s Field Hockey take on TOSH at 4:30 pm
    • Men’s Soccer play TOSH at 4:30 pm
  • Women’s Volleyball team will depart for Francois Buote at 3:15 pm from the Wellness Centre.
  • All baseball players should return their uniforms to Ms. Dowd this week.
  • The Power Lifting Team trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15pm in the Fitness Centre.
  • The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Kyle Parlee of Montague. Kyle has taken on the new position of setter, which he has never played before. He is consistently the most positive player on the team during each and every game.
  • The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Grade Ten student Amanda Gormley of Murray River. Amanda was an instrumental player and scored her first goal as a Viking against Charlottetown Rural on Friday. 

Student Services:

  • Global Young Leaders Conference: Held in various locations in the US, China, and Europe during the summer of 2014. Deadline for school nomination is the end of October. Please see student services for more information. 

Library Highlights:

  • Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.” (Sidney Sheldon) Want to know more about the author of this quote? Stop by the Library!
  • October book orders are now available in the library. Even though the final day to submit orders is October 30th, Mrs. Killeen can place your order at any time. Please stop by today!
  • Be original. Be creative. Be part of the new Canada Day Challenge! If you’re between 8 and 18 years of age and live in Canada, you’re invited to express what Canada means to you by submitting an original poster design, a digital photograph, or a piece of creative writing inspired by the theme Canada: Strong and Free. Information about the 2014 edition of the Challenge is available in the Library; see Mrs. Killeen. 

Upcoming Events:

  • The Cafeteria will be closed for afternoon break on Thursday.
  • Cross Country team will practice tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:15pm.
  • Next Intramural Dodgeball Game: The Wrecking Balls play Balls of Fury on Thursday, October 10.
  • First Culinary Meal of the Year: Friday, October 11, served at 11:50am in Room 136. For only $8, your meal will include mouth-watering Caesar salad, homemade chicken quesadillas with delicious veggies, lite lemon cheesecake squares, with watermelon fresca.
  • School photo proofs have been distributed. The due date for money and forms to be returned is Wednesday, October 16th. These are to be handed in to homeroom teachers!
  • Attention Grads: Those who would like to order grad photos from Heckbert’s should note that they will be here at school next Wednesday, October 16, at lunch to take orders. Please call them at 566-5500 if you have any questions before that day. Grads: If you choose not to order from Heckbert’s, we will gladly include one of the pictures they took in the yearbook and composite.
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