April 30, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Michael Brothers for Caleigh Oehlke (pm), Mike Hambly for Natasha Dowd, Brian Somers for Peter Connaughton, Donna White for Jennifer Victor, Vanessa Foster for Mary Ellen Lowther,and Glenda Kohli for Amy Beck.

Happy Birthday to Alec Bryenton and Morganne Rice.

Congratulations to Morgan and Alex King for their accomplishments at the Regional BioGENEious Challenge competition held at Mount Allison University yesterday. Alex and Morgan earned a 1st for PEI and 3rd for the Maritime Provinces for their project titled “Developing a Standardized Cell Toxicity Assay for B-Sitosterol Glucoside and Other Toxins to Mimic the Effects of Parkinson’s Disease”. Morgan and Alex worked on this project throughout this school year with a company called Neurodyne. Along with the prestige of the win, they also received $1000, $250 of which goes towards MRHS science.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Tacos in a Bag will be available today; $5 includes a bag of Doritos, all the fixings, and a juice. They will be sold from the culinary room and all proceeds will go to the CSLC and NASC students. Come early so you don’t miss out!
  • Prom Committee will meet today at lunch break in the Library Conference Room.
  • There will be a very important meeting for ALL students travelling to Halifax with the Band and the Choir at the beginning of lunch today (11:42). Everyone must attend!
  • Students and Staff: It’s the time of year again when Mrs. Killeen is looking for your book suggestions, as she drafts an order for the fall. Please visit the library by Friday and fill out a pink slip with the book title and author name. Thanks in advance!
  • Reminder: Teachers are NOT to be interrupted during class to sign Viking Pin applications!!
  • Cafeteria: Subs will be available during lunch this week.
  • Grade 12 students: Pick up your Viking Pin applications in the Library. Only 10 school days are left to gather signatures and submit your application. Don’t miss out!

Athletic Department:

  • Female Athlete of the Week: Kirsten Whiteway who finished fourth in singles at the Badminton Provincials on Saturday.
  • Male Athletes of the Week: Colton Morris and Jake Banks who finished second in doubles at the Badminton Provincials on Saturday.
  • Triathlon: All students who are taking part in Triathlon must register with Ms. Mason in the Learning Centre during the lunch break.
  • Rugby and Softball forms and fees are being collected in the PE area every day this week from 12:00-12:20. Fee is $35 or $30 if you have already played a school sport this year. Forms and fees MUST be submitted before athletes can play in a game! Payment for rugby shorts is also being accepted at this time.
  • Men’s Softball practices will be held today and again on Friday at 5:30 pm.
  • Men’s Rugby players in Grade 11 or 12 who are interested in trying out for the PEI U18 Team should see Ms. Dowd or Mr. Connaughton for more information. Tryouts are on May 3-4.
  • The Viking Strength & Conditioning Club offers the following training times: Tuesday 6:15-7:45, Thursday 6:15-7:45 and Sunday 1:00-2:30 pm. If you are interested in training for sport or just to get in shape, come on out. For more information contact Ron Annear at 628-7762.
  • Spring Basketball on Mondays from 7-9 pm for all girls interested in playing for MRHS next year.
  • Vikings & Red Rock Wrestling Clubs new practice times: Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30pm at Montague Consolidated.

 Library News:

  • CBC’s Canada Writes http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/ is running the “Shakespeare Selfie” writing challenge until May 9; and they’re giving away an iPad mini especially to entrants aged 12 to 18. Shakespeare used selfies all the time. But instead of a camera, he used a quill. And instead of “selfies,” they were called “soliloquies.” Canada Writes will be asking Canadians to take a Shakespearean character, situate him or her in a present-day scenario, and write a new soliloquy or monologue for that character.
  • 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!

Upcoming Events:

  • Blood Donor Clinic: Students over 17 and staff are reminded of the Blood Donor Clinic tomorrow (Thursday), from 12:00 to 3:00 in the MRHS Cafeteria. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2-Donate (that’s 1-888-263-6283) or go online at http://www.blood.ca.
  • The annual Battle of the Bands is coming again on Wednesday, May 7, from 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance from any CSLC or NASC students.
  • Yard Sale There will be a giant yard sale at Montague High on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Admission is $2/person and tables are $10/table. You can contact Teresa MacKinnon at 962-4355 if interested in a table.

Reminders:

  • Requests for the Friday song: Submit a copy of lyrics and your name to Ms. Dowd or Colton Matheson.
  • All students are responsible for Student Fees which are payable at the main office.

Student Services:

  • Barry Gosbee from PEI Government will be here at 1:00 pm on May 21 to present about Student Loan applications and how to apply. Interested students and parents should plan to attend this presentation taking place in the Library Conference room.
  • Application forms are now available in Student Services for the PEI Mutual Education Trust Scholarship.  MRHS awards two of these scholarships every year.  The deadline for the Scholarship is May 17, 2014 and applications must be handed in to either Mr. Conohan or Ms. Victor.
  • There is an opportunity for Island students to travel to Kenya in July 2015. This trip is part of Farmers Helping Farmers 35th Anniversary Celebration. This trip is named Kenya 2015 Educational Travel for Global Awareness and Volunteerism. Information meeting is scheduled for this evening at 6:30 at Charlottetown  Rural High.  Email questions to peikenya2015@gmail.com.
  • Dalhousie University will be in Charlottetownon Monday, May 5,at 7pm,at the Charlottetown Confederation Centre. This will be a follow-up to the February info sessions and a great opportunity to learn more about course selection, registration, residence, orientation and more. For more details and to register, please go to www.dal.ca/welcomesession.
  • Interested in going to vet school? The Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, is offering an exciting, academically based program to help students understand what is involved in veterinary medicine education. The AVC Summer Academy provides participants with a “big picture” of veterinary school through classroom lectures, field trips, and hands-on sessions.  Participants explore the curriculum covered in each year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Eligibility is based on those who are currently enrolled in, or who have been accepted into, university.  Participants must have a minimum B+ (77%) average or GPA 3.3, and be 18 years of age or older.  For more information, please visit upei.ca/avc/summerprograms. The deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.

Public Service Announcements:

  • The Town of Montague is looking for volunteers for Montague Days. This would look great on a resume. For more information, contact Brendan Curran.
  • Any students interested in coaching Eastern Eagles U12 or U17 Men’s Soccer this summer should see Ms. Dowd for more information.
  • The last chance for registration for Cardigan Ball is tonight (Wednesday) from 6-9pm at the Fire Hall in Cardigan.
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