September 22, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Michael Hambly, Amy Beck, Dean Lackie, Ellen MacCannell, Brian Crane and Tracy Schurman.

Happy Birthday to Calista Steele. We also extend belated birthday greetings to Jacob McSweeney who celebrated his birthday over this past weekend:

Today’s Highlights:

  • There will be no Choir this week.
  • There will be no Here Comes Treble rehearsal this week.
  • Lost and Found: An LG phone was found last week. If you are missing one, check at the office.
  • Attention Grads: Heckbert Studios will be here this week for photos. Every grad must get a picture taken.

Student Services:

  • There will be a meeting for all students who signed up for the Junior Achievement After School Program on Thursday, September 25, at 12:00 in 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.

Library:

  • The following students are asked to please return overdue magazines to the Library before Friday: Liam Thompson, Blake Llewllyn, Tynan Murphy
  • “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.

Athletic Department:

  • Women’s Volleyball Highlights: The girls played a tough volleyball game and came up strong against Souris, winning the first 3 sets. Congratulations to all the girls who played an amazing game on the net and in the back court. Everyone communicated well and had fun while doing it!
  • Women’s Soccer Team was victorious of Friday evening, defeating Souris 4-0.
  • Today’s Home Games: Men’s Soccer Team plays Colonel Gray at 5 pm, Men’s Volleyball Team play Colonel Gray at 5 pm, and Women’s Soccer Team takes on KISH at 5 pm.
  • The Field Hockey Team bus will depart for Charlottetown Rural (Cornwall turf) at 3:30 pm.
  • The Men’s Soccer Team defeated Bluefield 2-0 on Friday evening. Goal scorers were Nolan McKenna and Michael VanDerZwaag. Brandon Lund recorded the shutout.
  • There will be another practice for those interested in trying out for this year’s Men’s Basketball team on 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 is available every day in Learning Centre B from 12:00-12:20.
  • 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 and can be purchased from Ms. Sandra Hicken.

Upcoming Events:

  • SAVE will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 1, at 12:00 in Student Services.  SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere.  We are looking for old and new members so please come along to see what we are all about.
  • Breakfast Club volunteers are asked to make sure that you have passed your completed community bursary services sheets in to Ms. Anderson by this Thursday, September 25.
  • 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.
  • MRHS’s Young Blood for Life Club will be hosting a “What’s Your Type” clinic tomorrow 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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