January 20, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White for Craig Conohan (am), Michael Brothers for Matthew Killeen, and Janet MacDougall-Turner for Sharon Anderson.

Happy Belated Birthday to Dylan Lowery and Alanna VanWiechen who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend.

Procedures When Weather Affects Exams:

  • If there is a delay, exams will be delayed by the same amount of time.
  • If early dismissal is required, the exam to be written that afternoon will be re-scheduled for January 30 at 9:00 am.
  • If a school closure causes a cancellation of exam(s):
    • We will use January 31 to re-schedule missed exams.
    • End of Semester Administration Day will be moved to February 3.
    • February 4 will be the first day of second semester.
  • If all schools are closed on January 31, 2014:
    • End of Semester Administration for all schools will be moved to February 3.
    • February 4 will be the first day of second semester.
  • If classes are canceled on January 31 in one school or a Family of Schools:
    • End of Semester Administration for affected schools will be moved to February 3.
    • February 4 will be the first day of second semester for affected schools.

From the Library:

  • Danielle Villard, please see Mrs. Killeen.
  • The Library is in “exam mode” for the next two weeks. This means absolutely no noise will be tolerated at any time throughout the day in the Library, especially during lunch. The Library is for individual study only.
  • Groups are asked to sign out study rooms. This is on a first come, first served, basis. Time in rooms may need to be limited if necessary. During exams, these rooms may be used for oral testing, scribing, etc. Please see Mrs. Killeen with any questions.

Athletic Department:

  • Today’s Home Games:
    • Women’s Basketball team plays Bluefield 2 at 5:30 pm
    • Men’s Basketball team plays Bluefield 2 at 7:30 pm
  • The Power Lifting Team trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15pm in the Fitness Centre.
  • Vikings & Red Rock Wrestling Clubs practice Monday and Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at Montague Consolidated.


  • Requests for the Friday song: Submit a copy of lyrics and your name to Ms. Dowd or Brent Deagle.
  • All students are responsible for Student Fees which are payable at the main office.

Upcoming Events:

  • Triathlon students that are attending the spin class at Total Assets on Wednesday morning, please register with Ms. Mason in Room 90.  Cost is $5 and needs to be paid by the end of the day Tuesday. 
  • Peer Helpers: There will be block meetings for all peer helpers on Wednesday.
  • Exams start this Friday and run through to Thursday, January 30, 2014.
  • Students are reminded that many colleges and universities require a resume with their applications.  During the week of exams, Lynn Hayes will be available to assist students in developing resumes.  Please contact Lynn in Learning Centre A if you would like any assistance with your resume.
  • Time is running out! Do you want a yearbook this year? Remember that you only have until January 30 to order yours. You can order from the website using a credit card http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=152996&pfid=2013101204154867059&affiliateId=1111993 or you can see Olivia Jamieson or Sabryna Schurman to pay by cash or cheque. Don’t forget that you can make a down payment for your yearbook and pay the rest before they arrive in June. Hurry up.

Student Services:

  • All Grade 12 students considering attending UPEI next year should sign up for an information session planned for February 10, from 12:30 to 1:45. This is very important!  You must have teacher permission to attend this session. Remember to sign up in Student Services!
  • Upcoming Scholarship deadlines; see the Scholarship Board in Student Services for more information.
    • Schulich Leader Scholarship (Jan.23)
    • Canada’s Luckiest Student 2 Student Life Network Contest (Jan. 23)
    • Terry Fox Humanitarian Award (Feb 1)
  • The UBC (University of British Columbia) Entrance Awards deadline is Jan. 31.  The purpose of these awards are to support academically qualified students who show an interest in applying to  UBC , but who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance. See Student Services for more information.
  • Digital Bootcamp (Center for the Arts and Technology): This three day, jam-packed event is a combination of hands-on experience, and education about future career paths. Register by January 31 and pay only a $100.00 fee (after January 31, registration is $150.00). Deadline: March 3, 2014. Two camps offered:
    • Halifax location: April 1-3, 2014
    • Fredericton location: March 3-7, 2014
  • Holland College will be hosting Campus Tour Days on the following days/locations:
    • February 8: Prince of Wales Campus, Georgetown, Tourism and Culinary
    • February 22: Summerside Waterfront Campus, Alberton, Atlantic Police Academy
    • o   At these events, students can apply for free.  Also students who fill out a ballot at these will be entered into a draw for free tuition. For more info or to register please contact tvessey@hollandcollege.com or call 902.566.9503.
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