February 10, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White, Janet MacDougall-Turner for Craig Conohan, and Dean Lackie for Ronnie Munn.

Happy Birthday to Cody Fitzpatrick and Dakota McKearney.

Found: CGA jump drive was left in the Library during A Block last Friday. Check at the office if you are missing this item.

Highlights for Today:

  • Homeroom teachers: In your mailboxes is a list of students in your A Block who have overdue items. These sheets are blue and should be reviewed and posted with the class. All of these accounts have been restricted until items are returned. Some are owing from September and October! Students may see Mrs. Killeen at break time to renew or return, or to use the drop box in the hallway. Thanks so much. Teachers, just let me know if there are any issues with students on your list that may no longer be in your class.
  • All Grade 12 students considering UPEI next year should attend the meeting today from 12:30 to 1:45. This is very important!  You must have teacher permission to attend this session.
  • Any male members of the Disney Choir who did not already pick up their shoes from Ms. Beck must come see her at first break this morning.
  • Looking for a way to say something special for Valentine’s Day? Try CSLC’s cupcake grams that are on sale this week for $2. You will need to know where to find the recipient during C Block, so cupcakes can be delivered.
  • Find your perfect match at MRHS by purchasing your matchmaker results this week for $2.
  • 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.

From the Library:

  • Today’s Quote: “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” (Harold Howe)
  • Olympic Fact: The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch will be the first to travel in space – one leg of the relay involved a spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts.
  • Mrs. Killeen and her Library Monitors will be busy over the next few weeks keeping track of Canadian athletes as they represent Canada at the Olympics. Please check out the display case and the medal count which will be updated twice daily outside the library. Featured sports of the day will also be indicated. Huge thanks to Ms. Garland and Anna Frankfurt for providing the beautiful coloured posters! Go Canada Go! There will be a home room contest next week! Stay tuned for more details!
  • Jenny McCarron, Trent McGuigan, and Amelia Hameline are asked to go to the Library sometime today.
  • If you are interested in supporting Montague High Environthon team, please see Mrs. Killeen to purchase a ticket for a $2000 travel voucher. Tickets are $20. Draw takes place Friday here at the school!
  • 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 following students should see Ms. Dowd today: William McGuigan, Amelia Hameline, Reagan MacDonald, James Sudsbury, Ryan Ferguson.
  • Men’s Basketball players who have not yet paid their athletic fees in full must do so this week. The balance can be paid to Ms. Dowd or at the main office.
  • 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.
  • All students are responsible for Student Fees which are payable at the main office.
  • Any students who need the help of a free peer tutor should visit Learning Centre B for more information.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events:

  • SAVE will be kicking off Family Violence Prevention Week by selling Hot Chocolate on Tuesday at lunch time for $1.  Please come out and support our group.
  • If students 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.
  • 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!
  • There will be a meeting this Wednesday at 12 in the Library Conference room for any Grade 12 students interested in helping out with Prom!
  • Readers’ Circle will meet at 12:05pm on Wednesday in the Library Conference room.
  • Debate Club will rise from the ashes like a phoenix on 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:

  • Important SAVE meeting is being held at Student Services today at 11:45am.
  • Attention Grade 12 Students: Transcripts are being sent out, please come today if you have not yet requested one.
  • Representatives from St. Mary’s University will be putting on an information session at the Holiday Inn in Charlottetown this evening from 7:00 to 8:30. 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 in 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.
  • 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.
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