February 6, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Happy Birthday to Evan O’Brien.

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White for Kelly Pike and Wanda Cheverie for Toby Murphy.

International Development Week:

  • February 2-8 is International Development Week and MRHS is hosting a series of inspirational speakers who are presenting during lunch break in the Cafeteria.
  • Today, Mr. Legrand Charles, all the way from Haiti, is visiting the Island for International Development Week. Come hear him and David MacKay speak in the Cafeteria on behalf of the group International Sustainable Community Assistance.

Highlights for Today:

  • Please stay tuned to daily announcements over the next few weeks as we highlight some Olympic facts. Be sure to check out the Library display case for interesting Olympic reads, as well as the medal tally.
  • Holland College will be visiting the school today from 12:15-1:00pm for an information session.  All Grade 12’s considering Holland College should attend the session.  You must sign up in Student Services as well get your teachers’ permission.
  • Want a new and interesting way to tell that special person that you love them? If you are interested in purchasing a singing love telegram to send to a loved one, see a member of the Disney Choir or contact Montague High School and choose from our list of songs. The telegrams cost $20 and will be delivered anywhere in Kings County or the Charlottetown area.
  • Anyone want to get a jump start on their studies this semester? Want a tutor to help you with that tricky subject? MRHS now has FREE peer tutors available in the morning, at lunch and after school. Come on down to Learning Centre B to get matched with the perfect tutor for you!
  • The Learning Centre is available at lunch from 12:05-12:30 for anyone wishing for a little extra help with that tricky paper, their math homework, or any other class they need help with. Come on down and let us help you!!

From the Library:

  • Today’s Quote: “The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned.” (Alberto Manguel)
  • Students are invited to participate in an anti-racism creative competition. There are 3 categories: short story/poem, poster and video – entries are to reflect an anti-racism theme. All contest details are online at www.peianc.com or check out the poster in the school Library. There is a cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the three categories, plus a $200 cash prize for the school of the 1st place winner in each category. Competition closes on March 7, 2014 at 4:30pm.

Athletic Department:

  • The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week for the week of January 27-31 is Alanna VanWiechen for her offensive performance in a tough loss to Charlottetown Rural. Alanna scored over half of her team’s points in the Rural game.
  • The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week for the week of January 27-31 is Brandon Henderson, a Grade 12 guard. Brandon’s hard work in practice, and extra skill work on his own time, have been paying off with an increasing roll on the court for the Vikings. His gritty style of play and understanding of the team’s offensive and defensive systems has led to more scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.  With only a few short weeks to go we hope that Brandon’s dedication to improvement will spread to his teammates as the Vikings make a final push for the playoffs.
  • Co-Winner Male Athlete for this week is Jason Reeves. Jason was undefeated and took home a gold medal at the Sackville High School Wrestling Tournament in Sackville, NS this past weekend.
  • 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.

Reminders:

  • 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:

  • The Disney Choir will be presenting the 3rd Annual Love Songs Concert “Gossip Girl: Love Abounds” on Tuesday, February 11, at MRHS at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There will be snacks for sale, a cake auction, and a “Best Loveseat in the House” Contest. Come checkout this love-filled evening!
  • Trip deposits for the Halifax Choir and Band trip are due to Ms. McInnis on Tuesday, February 18. 

Student Services:

  • All Grade 12 students who are planning on attending college or university next year, MUST come into Student Services and fill out a transcript request form.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Conohan or Ms. Victor.
  • Any students applying to Cape Breton University should visit Student Services for information regarding scholarships.
  • 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!
  • On Thursday, February 13, a representative from Acadia will be doing an info session for students who have applied or are considering applying to Acadia. The meeting will take place at Student Services during lunch so students should bring their lunches to the meeting. Interested students are asked to sign up at Student Services.
  • The Rotary Club of Charlottetown will be awarding scholarships for the 2014-15 school year to physically challenged Island students attending a university or college. Deadline is March 7th, 2014.  See Student Services for more information on this one and the many more scholarships on our Scholarship board.

Public Service Announcement:

  • Curl for Kids Sake 2014: This event is part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Campaign, an important community fundraiser. To participate in this event taking place on Sunday, March 16, ask three more people to join your team, call to book a time to curl in your community, get your team together and set a fundraising goal and start fundraising. Don’t miss your chance to be involved. For more information, call 1-877-411-3729 or email info@bbbspei.ca.
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