May 8, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Darrell Bradley for Glenda McInnis, Donna White for Bethany MacLeod, Mike Hambly for Kim Mason (am) and Christie Beck (pm), Glenda Kohli for Anne MacKinnon, Trevor MacDonald for Kristina McLane, and Joseph Weale for Trisha Burrows.

Happy Birthday to: Chase MacLeod and John Paula!

Lost and Found Items: There is quite a selection of clothing and other items in the Lost and Found area in the main lobby. Students are advised that all items not claimed by Friday, May 16, will be donated to charity.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Culinary Class is serving a Mexican-themed meal today; cost is $8.
  • Grade Twelve Students: Viking Pin applications are due next Thursday. Only 5 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:

  • Congratulations to the Women’s Softball team for the win yesterday against Souris! Score: 22-9
  • Final try-outs for a Basketball PEI U-16 Women’s Basketball team will be held at Charlottetown Rural on Sunday, May 11, from 1:00-3:00pm and on Tuesday, May 13, at Summerside Intermediate from 6:30-8:30pm. Girls aged 17 years and younger are welcome to attend.
  • Track and Field practice after school today.
  • 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. 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:

  • The last STRIVE meeting has been changed to Friday in the Library Conference Room.  This is the last meeting and it is very important that all STRIVE members attend.  Lunch will be provided.
  • 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!)

  • 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:

  • Any student interested in applying to Oak Acres Children’s Camp as a Camp Counsellor can stop into Student Services to pick up an application.  Applications are due Monday, May 19, 2014.
  • 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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