May 6, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, Glenda Kohli for Holly McKenna, and Michael Hambly for Class Composition.

Happy Birthday to: Ben MacDonald, Taylor J. Matheson, and Ashton Ryan.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Found: A lady’s ring was found yesterday. If you are missing this item, check at the office.
  • The last STRIVE meeting will be held today in the Library Conference Room.  This is the last meeting and it is very important that all STRIVE members attend.  Lunch will be provided.
  • Readers’ Circle members should stop by the Library today and pick up the next book selection!
  • Prom Committee will meet today after school in the Learning Centre.
  • Battle of the Bands has been cancelled due to the lack of entries. If you have purchased a ticket, please return it to the person you purchased it from. A ticket is needed in order to get a refund.
  • Grade Twelve Students: Viking Pin applications are due next Thursday. Only 7 school days are left to gather signatures and submit your application. Don’t miss out! Reminder: Teachers are NOT to be interrupted during class to sign Viking Pin applications!

Athletic Department:

  • The Women’s and Men’s Rugby teams both defeated KISH in their home openers yesterday. The Women won 18-0, and the Men won 19-7. Congratulations!
  • Mandatory Men’s Softball practice today at 5:30 pm. All men’s players must hand in their forms and fees in the PE area at noontime today.
  • Men’s Spring Basketball training will continue this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5-7pm. Any Grades 10 and 11 students interested in playing basketball next year are encouraged to attend.
  • Women’s Softball practice today after school. Practice is mandatory.
  • Triathlon: Participants must register with Ms. Mason in the Learning Centre.
  • Track and Field practice after school today and Thursday.
  • 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 May are currently available in the Library. Stop by today! Orders will be placed periodically over the next few weeks!

Upcoming Events:

  • Prom Committee will meet again tomorrow (Wednesday) at Lunch in the Library Conference Room.
  • 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.

Upcoming Culinary Meals: (Book your meal at the ticket booth!)

  • Thursday, May 8, Mexican Meal: Restaurant-style tortilla chips topped with specially seasoned beef, sautéed with green onions and jalapeno pepper, mounded with sharp cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream. A must have for any Mexican food lover. Mexican skillet with sausages cooked just right, mixed in with a delicious mixture of tomatoes, chili powder and sour cream. For the side, a perfect Mexican soup with golden brown sautéed onions in a chicken broth, tomatoes and chopped green chilies for some spicy kick, topped with Monterey Jack cheese and parsley. For dessert, a moist tender spice cake beaten with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves, baked to perfection and covered with a decadent Dulce de Leche sauce, giving your palate a taste it won’t forget. Finish your dish by cooling your tongue with an ice cold pureed watermelon, blended together with sugar, lime and fresh mint leaves to make a delicious watermelon aqua fresco. This meal will leave you wanting more! Cost is $8.
  • Wednesday, May 14, Summer Brunch: Main dish is a savoury, open-faced pastry crust filled with Swiss cheese, ham and diced red pepper. The side dish is a garden salad with juicy lettuce and ripe cherry tomatoes, garnished with croutons and bacon served with an Italian lemon dressing. Drink is a tangy mint cooler, a refreshing minty virgin cocktail with an explosion of flavours to quench your thirst. Dessert is a delicious, mouth watering apple crisp, full of fresh apples with a crunchy oatmeal topping that melts in your mouth. Cost is $6.
  • Friday, May 16, Pizza Party Meal: Delicious grilled flatbread covered with smooth tangy tomato sauce topped with fresh bell peppers, roasted red onions, chunks of tender chicken, crispy bacon crumbles, and of course, melted mozzarella cheese. Salad will be made with tender quinoa mixed with nutty asparagus tops, bright sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy herbed goat cheese, covered in a tangy red wine vinaigrette. One bite and you’ll fall in love! Dessert is an orange chocolate hazelnut cake, a moist chocolate cake filled with a rich chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with a zesty, smooth orange buttercream icing. Roy Rogers Mocktail is a sweet and tangy mix of lemon-lime soda, gingerale and classic grenadine syrup garnished with a vibrant orange wedge. Cost is $6.
  • Friday, May 23, Louisiana Meal: Main is a real Louisiana jambalaya, fluffy rice piled high with steamed vegetables, chicken and sausage simmered in a delectable Creole sauce, served with a side of fluffy sky high buttermilk biscuits. These delectable biscuits will melt in your mouth and will leave you wanting more. Wash down your meal with a fruity and extremely colourful Shirley Temple made with fizzy lemon drink, sweet grenadine, and a flavourful orange/pineapple juice, topped with a ravishing red cherry. Dessert is a miniature creamy key lime pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream which will take you to the tropics. Cost is $6.

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:

  • Encounters With Canada is offering a great end of year promotion. To be eligible, students must be a new or first generation Canadian (they were born outside Canada or at least one of your parents was born in another country) and aged between 14 and 17 years. If interested visit student services for more info.
  • New Scholarship Opportunity: Credit Union Scholarship: Three one thousand dollar scholarships are available to Grade 12 Montague Regional High Students who will be going to College or University in the fall.  Applicants or their parents must be an active member of a Credit Union on PEI. Other considerations include Extra-Curricular Involvement, Community Involvement, Leadership Roles, Career Goals, and Financial Need. Students must apply online by May 15.
  • 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.
  • Barry Gosby 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.
  • 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.
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