November 5, 2013

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Zak Likely for Karen Malone, Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, and Wanda Cheverie for Pauline Kelly (am).

Student Council: Results are back from all of our fund-raising efforts dedicated to the Food Bank for the month of October. Together, our Student Council fund-raised $350.00 (including Jacob’s Haunted Halls of MRHS) and 800 lbs of food for the Food Bank! Megan and Allie would like to thank everyone who participated. Way to go, Student Council!

Highlights for Today:

  • Home room teachers: Please notify students of overdue library items (lists were placed in mailboxes on Monday). Students may return items or simply renew at break or lunchtime. If there are any concerns, please see Mrs. Killeen.
  • There will be a SAVE meeting today at 11:50 in the Library Conference Room.
  • Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. You can order Postcards for Peace free of charge from Veterans Affairs Canada. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage.  Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Wednesday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details.
  • 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.
  • Student Fees are now payable at the main office. Remember that the Christmas Dance is coming up soon and your Student Fees must be paid in order to purchase a dance ticket.

Athletic Department:

  • The MRHS Athlete of the Week is Maddie Sibbick. Maddie had personal best lifts in bench press and the dead lift, where she lifted 225 lbs.
  • The Montague Men’s Volleyball Team made the long and arduous journey by bus to the land of Bluefield for their match in the quarterfinals. While Bluefield would reign supreme in the end, the Vikings would exhibit glimpses of genius on the court as well. For instance, Tristan “T-Dawz” Dawson made an amazing hit during the second set that hit the floor with such force that all of the car alarms in the parking lot would go off. Tynan Murphy continued to dominate the front of the court. And rookie Anthony McGuigan demonstrated a lot of promise with his strong hits that will certainly gain even more force next year if he continues to train with the power lifting club. After the match, the Vikings took a page out of the Golden Girls’ playbook when they drowned their sorrows in a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. (RIP Dorothy Zbornack.) Thanks for a great season, boys. It’s been a fun ride.
  • Today in Intramural Dodgeball action: The Grade 12 Boys play Shafts of Death.
  • Women’s Basketball team will meet today at 3:30pm and Wednesday at 5:30pm.
  • Students interested in participating in a U16 badminton tournament on November 24 should see the flyer on the bulletin board in the PE area or Ms. Dowd for more information.
  • The Power Lifting Team trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15pm in the Fitness Centre.
  • MRHS Wrestling practices are at Montague Consolidated School on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Library Highlights:

  • “Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.” (Lady Bird Johnson) Want to know more about the author of this quote? Stop by the Library!
  • Check out the new Library Blog for frequent updates, contests, research links and so much more!
  • New Scholastic book orders for November have arrived and are in the Library. Orders will be taken all month! Holiday flyers are available too!

Student Services:

  • Student Life Network, in collaboration with CIBC, is currently offering a $20,000 award to help a current Canadian student pay for school. The award is not merit based, is open to all students 16+, and it is free to apply. In addition to the $20,000 for school it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student¹s life easier. Students can register to win the scholarship at: http://bit.ly/19YYoI3
  • PEICOD in partnership with the PEI Aerospace Association are holding an information session on training and employment  in the Aerospace Industry on Wed. Nov. 13th at the Rural Action Centre in Montague starting at 1pm. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Students who missed Ms. Trainor’s Chem Lab on Friday will need to meet in the Chem Lab on Wednesday at 11:43am to complete the lab.
  • JAM (Jesus at Montague) will be meeting in Learning Centre B on Thursday for this week only. All are welcome! Bring your lunch!
  • There will be Block meetings for Peer Helpers on Wednesday.
  • There will be a SAVE meeting on Wednesday at 11:50 in the Library Conference Room.
  • Readers’ Circle will meet in the Library Conference Room on Thursday at 12:05. If you missed the last meetings and would like a copy of the book we’re reading, please stop by the library this week and ask Mrs. Killeen for a copy of Sweetness at the Bottom of Pie by Alan Bradley.
  • Next Intramural Dodgeball Game will be on November 7 when Target Practice play the Wrecking Balls.
  • BYOB! Bring your own banana on November 7. Make a sundae for $3 in the Cafeteria.
  • Bake Sale on November 15 in the Cafeteria!
  • Students who registered for the Youth Summit on Stop Cyber-bullying this Saturday, Nov. 9, please pick-up a Media Release Form at the office.  Note: This form MUST be signed and returned BEFORE attending the Summit as it is being webcast.
  • Kick off wrestling camp at MRHS on November 15 with former national team member and high performance coach Clint Kingsbury. $20 for Wrestling PEI members, $30 for non-members. See Ms. Dowd or Ms. Morrison for more information.
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