February 14, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White, Brian Somers for Carl Evans, Michael Brothers for Kim Mason, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene (pm), Brian Crane for Pauline Kelly, Krista MacFarlane for Angela Killeen, and Mike Hambly for Matthew Killeen.

Thank you to all the parents and students who contributed treats for the staff this past week. It’s always great to be appreciated!

Highlights for Today:

  • Would all those students who are interested in the cook-off for Skills Canada cooking competition, please meet in Ms. Anderson’s office at 11:45 for a very brief meeting? This is important, so please be there!!
  • All grads are reminded that this is the last day to get your grad write-up and baby pictures in to the Yearbook Staff.  If you do not get these in today, you risk not having it published in the yearbook.

From the Library:

  • Today’s Quote: “Libraries are the future of reading.” (Courtney Milan)
  • Olympic Fact: The first country to boycott the Winter Games was Taiwan when they refused to change their name from the Republic of China as the IOC tried to appease China in 1980.
  • Mrs. Killeen and her Library Monitors are busy 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. Go Canada Go!
  • Congratulations to Jason McCormack for receiving a gold medal while competing in the Mario & Sonic Olympic Games! Your daily practice is paying off!

Athletic Department:

  • The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Alanna VanWiechen for her offensive contributions (Alanna scored over half of her team’s points in a tough loss to Colonel Gray) as well as her tough defense.
  • 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.


  • 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:

  • Trip deposits for the Halifax Choir and Band trip are due to Ms. McInnis on Tuesday, February 18. 
  • The Student-Teacher Hockey Game has been moved to March 13 at 6:30pm.
  • Video Contest for PEI High School Students: Are you interested in a chance to win cash for you, and for your school?  Create a two minute original video that captures the importance of workplace safety.  Entries accepted until March 28.  For contest rules and entry forms, go to: wcb.pe.ca/workplace/contest  

Student Services:

  • Reminder to students who are applying to UPEI that the scholarship deadline is March 1, 2014.  Don’t forget to apply for the John S. MacDonald Scholarship awarded only to a MRHS Graduate. 
  • 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.
  • Want to apply to Holland College and haven’t yet?  They will be here for one to one meetings on Thursday, February 20 at 11:30. Any students who are interested in applying and or have questions can sign up in Student Services for an appointment.  
  • UNB admission on the spot! Stop by the Conference Room in the Library and apply to the University of New Brunswick on February 25, 2014 during last block. You will need to sign up for an appointment time at Student Services as well as get your teacher’s permission. 
  • The ACTIVATE National Youth Leadership Forum spans across 4 days at Carleton University and serves as a platform for learning, empowerment, teaching youth the importance of leadership and sport, and most importantly, providing them the tools to return back to their home communities to make a positive change.  Application deadline is February 28.  To apply or find out more info check out the following link: http://www.motivatecanada.ca/en/activate
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