February 7, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Michael Brothers for Kristina McLane, Brian Somers for Anne MacKinnon, Juanita Bradley for Earl Campbell, Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, Shawn Smith for Ralph Jamieson, and Wanda Cheverie for Yvonne Higgins.

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, come hear UPEI student Jordan MacPhee, former 2012 Active 8 Ambassador, talk about his experiences with International Development, and get inspired to take action!

Highlights for Today:

  • The first winter Olympic Gold medalist was from Lake Palcid: Charles Jewtraw, who won the 500 meters speed skating title in 1924. The first Olympic Female Gold medalist was Herma Planck Szabo of Austria in the Figure Skating event, in 1924.
  • 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: “What is more important in a Library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.” (Archibald MacLeish)
  • 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.


  • 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:

  • Looking for a way to say something special for Valentine’s Day? Try CSLC’s cupcake grams that’ll be on sale next week for $2. You will need to know where we can find them during C Block, so they can be delivered. 
  • Find your perfect match at MRHS by purchasing your matchmaker results next week for $2.
  • 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!
  • Debate Club will rise from the ashes like a phoenix next Wednesday at 12:00 in Room 211.
  • Trip deposits for the Halifax Choir and Band trip are due to Ms. McInnis on Tuesday, February 18. 

Student Services:

  • ·         Holland College will be hosting Campus Tour Days on February 8 at Prince of Wales Campus, Georgetown, and Tourism/Culinary. Students must register in advance by emailing or phoning Tracey Vessey at 902-566-9503 or TLVessey@hollandcollege.com.  Pre-Registration ensures that your application fee will be waived and you will be entered into a draw for free tuition!
  • Representatives from St. Mary’s University will be putting on an information session at the Holiday Inn in Charlottetown on Monday, February 10, from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Students who have not yet applied are encouraged to bring in an application and a most recent transcript which can be obtained from student services. They can apply for admission on the spot and the application fee will be waived.  Representatives will talk about scholarships, the application process, and other information about SMU.
  • Dalhousie will soon be hosting an information session for prospective students in Charlottetown on February 11 at Confederation Centre, 145 Richmond St. at 7pm and Summerside on February 12 at the Loyalist Inn at 7pm. Students are encouraged to register for either event online atwww.dal.ca/infosession and to bring along their family and friends.
  • 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.
  • Students wanting to apply to St. Thomas University can do so for FREE on Wednesday, February 19, at 1:30. A representative will be here to meet with students and accept applications. Please sign-up at Student Services as well as get your teachers’ permission to attend.  Session will be held 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.
  • 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.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Curl for Kids Sake 2014: This event is part of the 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 to 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.
  • Lainey’s Taekwondo is pleased to introduce an alternative to regular after school programs. They will be offering after school Taekwondo classes beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Montague location only.  Children can be dropped off by the bus right after school and will need to be picked up by 5:30pm as they have regular classes starting at 6pm.  Snacks will not be provided, however there will be time allotted for children to have a snack when they arrive as well as time allotted to work on homework after the Taekwondo lessons.  Since this is a martial art, there is an annual insurance fee that is paid to Taekwondo Canada at $50 per student and is due when you start and every September afterwards.  Existing members have already paid this fee so it is only applicable to brand new students to Taekwondo.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email laineystkd@hotmail.com.
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