April 8, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Alana Marchand for Caleigh Oehlke, Anna Ignacio for Craig Conohan, Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, and Michael Hambly for Matt Killeen.

Leadership Students’ Easter Seals Fundraisers:

  • Students will be collecting spare change at lunch until April 15 for Easter Seals. Collection cans will also be in the Cafeteria and office. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.
  • Each home room that raises $20 by Friday, April 11, can have the opportunity to choose two teachers to be tied together during lunch break on Monday, April 14, 2014.
  • Wednesday: Toonie Toss taking place in the hall above the gymnasium. Try to toss your toonie into a bucket and win a prize! Bring your money and have a chance at winning a $25 gift card for Famous Peppers.
  • Thursday: Cake Auction at lunch break with Mr. Munn as the Auctioneer. Pool your money with friends and win yourself a cake to enjoy in the afternoon!
  • Adirondack Chair Auction: On Tuesday, April 15, 12 noon in the Cafeteria, there will be an auction on a chair donated by Colby.
  • On Wednesday, April 16, there will be a stand-up assembly at 10:50am to welcome Brett Robinson, 2014 Easter Seals Ambassador. Our donations will be presented; let’s show him our generosity at MRHS!

Today’s Highlights:

  • Important! For all those who signed up for Burger Love: Due to the high demand, you must pay to keep your spot! Pay today or someone else will be able to claim your burger. CUL students will be in the ticket booth at noon to take your money.
  • Prom Committee, please meet in Learning Centre B at the beginning of morning break.
  • Today is the Prom Vote! Students from the Prom Committee will be visiting B Block Grade 12 classes to discuss the options for prom night: Option A – Sit Down Formal Dinner $25 or Option B – Dance and Finger Foods $25
  • Skills Canada: Everyone who participated in Skills Canada is reminded that you must meet in the Yearbook Office at the start of lunch today. Please have your medals with you.
  • SADD: There will be an important planning meeting for SADD today at 11:45. Please bring your lunches!
  • Viking Pins: Any graduating students wishing to apply for Viking Pins are advised that application booklets are now available in the Library. Applications are due on May 15, but it is good to start accumulating signatures from advisors and coaches ASAP. Pins are awarded in June at the Awards Banquet.
  • Cafeteria Promotion Extension: Anyone who spends $6 or more on one transaction in the Cafeteria can enter in a draw to win a $50 movie night for two at Cineplex Theatres. This promotion runs until April 11.

MRHS Burger Love: Culinary students are preparing burgers for their own version of the PEI Burger Love Competition. Each group is preparing only ten burger meals, so buy your ticket soon if you want to take part:

  • Thor’s Mjolnir Burger: “Shockingly” juicy burger, “clouded” with smoked bacon and “struck” with peanut butter BBQ sauce, homemade aioli, and ketchup. Served with a side of “lightning” roasted vegetables and finished off with a dessert of “thunder” marble cake.
  • Da Bomb Burger: Seasoned ground beef with a ciabatta bun, green leaf lettuce, tons of bacon strips and mozzarella cheese, roasted red pepper, japola pepper, grilled Portobello mushrooms and a black garlic ailoli. Served with a side of homemade potato chips with a Cajun spice, and dessert is a supreme brownie with chocolate and caramel sauces with a whip cream finish.
  • Mount Mozza: Seasoned PEI ground beef stuffed with creamy goat cheese and topped with caramelized onions, bacon strips, arugula greens, spicy mayo with potato frites on a toasted homemade sesame seed bun. Garnished with a stringy mozza stick and served with a garden salad with vinaigrette dressing on the side. Tangy lemon squares for dessert.
  • The Mad Melt: Burger with cheese and roasted peppers, served with a broccoli salad on the side with a nanaimo bar for dessert.

Athletic Department:

  • Rugby this week: Men practice today (Tuesday) and Men & Women practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • There will be basketball on Wednesday of this week, from 5-7pm, for any male students interested in trying out for the Men’s Basketball team next year. Please follow the daily announcements for additional training times in the coming weeks.
  • Badminton players who are interested in participating in the 2014 Atlantic Junior Badminton Championships in Summerside on May 2-4 should see Ms. Dowd for registration information.
  • 4 on 4 Basketball Tourney sign up sheet is posted in the gym area. See Earl if you have any questions.
  • Spring Basketball on Mondays from 7-9 pm for all girls interested in playing for MRHS next year.
  • Vikings & Red Rock Wrestling Clubs practice Monday and Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at Montague Consolidated.

Library News:

  • The Library will be closed today and again on Friday due to DELF exams being written. Study Block students may go to Room 119. During breaks or before/after school, students may use Learning Centre B, Room 95. Library will be open on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Readers’ Circle will now meet Wednesday, April 9 at 12:05 in Seminar Room A. Bring your lunch if you wish.
  • Scholastic Book orders for April and May are currently available in the Library. Stop by today! Orders will be placed periodically over the next few weeks!
  • Teachers are reminded that book inventory forms are due to Mrs. Killeen on Thursday, April 10.

Upcoming Events:

  • SAVE students should plan to attend the meeting on Wednesday, April 9.
  • Blood For Life: There will be a meeting for all members on Wednesday at 12:10 in Mr. Trainor’s room.
  • Debate Club: There will be a meeting on Wednesday at 12:00 noon.
  • Meeting at 11:45 in Mrs. Hicken’s room on Wednesday, April 9, for all students going to NASC.
  • Meeting at 11:45 in Mrs. Hicken’s room on Thursday, April 10, for all students going to CSLC.
  • Hypnotist Show: Ian Stewart, master hypnotist, will be performing at Montague High on Thursday, April 10, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Tickets are $7/person in advance and $8/person at the door. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sandra Hicken at 838-0835 or any student council member.
  • Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
  • The CSLC participants are holding a Spring Fling Dance on Friday, April 25, from 7 – 10 pm. Cost is $8/person. Tickets will be on sale in the ticket booth from Tuesday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 22, so please don’t miss out – buy your tickets early. In order to purchase a ticket, you must have a Dance Contract signed by your parents. The contract can be picked up in the main office. If you are bringing a “Sign-in”, the Sign-in Contracts must be returned to Ms. Evans-Renaud for approval no later than April 17.
  • Yard Sale There will be a giant yard sale at Montague High on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Admission is $2/person and tables are $10/table. You can contact Teresa MacKinnon at 962-4355 if interested in a table.


  • 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.

Student Services:

  • The PEI Fishermen’s Association Scholarship has extended their deadline to April 15, 2014.
  • STRIVE –  the next Strive meeting will be this Thursday, April 10, in the library conference room.  This is a mandatory meeting and lunch will be provided.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Eastern Eagles Soccer Association is looking for coaches for the summer season. Coaches can use the hours towards the Community Service Bursary. Please see Ms. Dowd or contact Lori Lund if interested.
  • Cardigan Ball Registration (Softball and Baseball): Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9 am to 1pm , and Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 6 to 9pm at the Cardigan Fire Hall. Registration cost this year is $45 Tee ball (players born in 2009/2010), $90 all softball and baseball players born between 1996-2008, $200 for a family. For more information, Go to http://www.baseballpei.ca/cardiganmba/index.php Or email: mjmunro33@gmail.com
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