September 19, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Adam Clow for Matt Kelly, Dean Lackie for Ronnie Munn, Michael Hambly for Chantelle Beaton (am) and Karen Malone (pm), Amy Beck for Tim Lea, Janet MacDougall-Turner for Bethany MacLeod, Jessica Campbell for Anne MacKinnon.

Happy Birthday to Amie MacPherson and Stella Shea.

Today’s Highlights:

  • JAM: No meeting today.
  • There will not be a Chrispie and the Squares rehearsal on Monday morning.
  • The Grad Activity Committee will meet at 12:00 noon today in Room 119.
  • Readers’ Circle begins today. Meeting is in Library Seminar Room A at 12:05pm. Bring your lunch if you like! You’ll discuss what book to start with and make a plan for the semester. New members welcome!

Student Services:

  • Student Services is recruiting students for the Provincial Page Program. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Legislative Assembly AND make some extra cash!  The following is a list of the criteria for the program.
    • Must be a Grade 11 or 12 honour roll student (can afford to miss some school)
    • Must have an interest in the legislative assembly and public affairs
    • Must be able to meet the demands of a weekly shift when the house is in session (preferably someone that is not too heavily involved in other activities)
    • Student must attend at least one shift per week when the house is in session, therefore; needs access to transportation to and from town
    • Students are paid $55 for a day shift and $40 for an evening shift +  mileage
    • Students can come to Student Services for more information and/or an application form.  Deadline to apply is September 25, 2014.
  • Loran Scholarship – 30 scholarships valued up to $80,000.  Character, Service and Leadership, and strong Academic achievement (average of at least 85%) are the key areas for selection.  Students must be considering applying to one of the sponsored universities.  See Ms. MacGregor-Harris or Ms. Victor for important information and the application form.  Applications are due to Student Services by Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
  • Any student wanting or needing to write the ACT or SAT tests should come to Student Services and see Ms. Victor or Mrs. MacGregor-Harris. Any students planning on attending a school in the States will need to write these tests.
  • Sign-up sheet for STRIVE is up. Please come and sign up in Student Services. This program is a great way to set some goals, see progress and celebrate achievement.

Library:

  • The following students are asked to see Mrs. Killeen in the Library as soon as possible: Katie Jordan, Tara Llewellyn, Danielle Villard
  • “Fishing” for a new book? Over 70 titles new titles have arrived and more are coming in weekly!
    Check out the display and get “hooked” on a new read!
  • Scholastic book flyers for the month of October have arrived and are available in the library. Orders due on or before October 21st. Mrs. Killeen places orders weekly so you don’t need to wait! Order today!
  • Student Essay Contest: Imagine you have the power to fix the biggest problem in the world. In two pages or less, describe the problem and what you would do about it. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see a special advance screening of the movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Contest ends on Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
  • The following students are asked to please return overdue magazines to the Library today: Alexandra Parsons, Kenzie Stewart,Sam Thompson, Liam Thompson, Blake Llewllyn,Tynan Murphy, Austin Bernadino, Daniel Grant.

Athletic Department:

  • Soccer girls should have handed in their jacket money to Michaela MacSwain; today is the deadline!
  • Men’s Volleyball Team members are reminded to submit their permission forms and money for the Truro Tournament to Ms. Victor today, if you haven’t already done so.
  • Today’s home games: Women’s Soccer Team plays Souris at 5 pm, Women’s Volleyball Team plays Souris at 5 pm.
  • Men’s Soccer Team bus departs for Bluefield at 3:30 pm.
  • Baseball Team players will get your uniforms at 12 noon in the PE office. Team bus departs for TOSH at 4 pm. Game is at Legends Field.
  • There will be practice for those interested in trying out for this year’s Men’s Basketball team on Saturday, from 12:30-2:30pm, and next Tuesday from 7-9pm. All are encouraged to attend.

Reminders:

  • UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison, are working out of Library Seminar Room D. Drop by for a visit.
  • Any students who would like to have a peer tutor, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • Homework Club has begun. If you need some extra help with studying for a test, doing an assignment, getting yourself organized, please feel free to come to Learning Centre B Monday to Friday from 12:00-12:20. A teacher will be there to help you out in any subject.
  • Students may make requests for the “Friday Song”. Requests have to be submitted no later than Thursday to Noah Hoskins, Colton Matheson, or Ms. Natasha Nabuurs.
  • Student Council is selling SPC cards. Cards are $9.

Upcoming Events:

  • There will not be choir next week.
  • There will not be Here Comes Treble rehearsal next week.
  • There is a meeting for all interested Choir members and their parents on September 30 at 5:00 in the music room to discuss the big Disney trip for 2016. Anyone interested in joining choir and travelling with them to Florida is encouraged to attend.
  • Breakfast Club volunteers are asked to make sure that you have passed your completed community bursary services sheets in to Ms. Anderson by next Thursday, September 25.
  • Attention Grads: Heckbert Studios will be here September 22-25 for grad photos. Every grad must get their picture taken.
  • MRHS’s Young Blood for Life Club will be hosting a “What’s Your Type” clinic next Tuesday, September 23, during the lunch hour in the main lobby. This is an opportunity to find out your blood type. If you are under 17, you need a permission form that can be picked up from Mr. Trainor in Room 1313. There will also be a sign up sheet at this clinic for the Blood Donor Clinic taking place Thursday, September 25, here at MRHS. The Blood Donor Clinic is for people 17 and over only.
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