September 23, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Michael Hambly, Amy Beck, Dean Lackie, Ellen MacCannell, Krista Boudreault, Robin Dickieson, Krystal Feehan.

Happy Birthday to Zachary O’Connor and Monique Visser.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Lost and Found: An LG phone was found last week. If you are missing one, check at the office. Also, a red 32GB NexxTech Jump Drive has been found.
  • 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.


  • 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:

There will be another practice for those interested in trying out for this year’s Men’s Basketball team today from 7-9pm. All are encouraged to attend.

  • The MRHS Women’s Soccer Team defeated Souris 4-0 on Friday. Sarah MacVarish and Sierra MacDonald each scored two goals. Last night, the team won against KISH in a close 4-3 game. Sarah MacVarish scored two goals, and Emma Collings and Sierra MacDonald each scored one. Congrats to the whole team for their 3-0 record so far this season! There will be practice on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Next home game is next Monday at 5:00.
  • The Men’s Soccer Team lost 3-0 to Colonel Gray last night.
  • MRHS Men hosted Colonel Gray in PEISAA AAA volleyball action. They took the early lead winning the first game. Colonel Gray came back to win the next two games. Montague tied it at 2-2 forcing a fifth game. Colonel Gray took control of the fifth game to clinch the match, 3-2. The Vikings top players were Tynan Murphy and Patrick Walsh.
  • Congratulations to Cassie MacLean and Amie MacPherson, the MRHS Female Athletes of the Week!
    • Cassie brings a contagious energy to the court every game, lifting the play of her teammates. She played well defensively and made some excellent passes to lead her team to two wins over Westisle and Souris last week.
    • Amie MacPherson played two solid games last week. She made a number of key saves against Colonel Gray, and she had a shutout against Souris. She’s also doing a great job of being a vocal team leader from the net.
  • Congratulations to Patrick Walsh, Nolan McKenna and Michael VanDerZwaag, the Male Athletes of the Week!
    • Patrick Walsh has shown excellent commitment to the Men’s Volleyball team over the past 3 seasons. He has a very high attendance rate for all team functions and has worked himself into a starting position on the team. He played consistently well at both the Three Oaks tournament and the first league match against Westile.
    • Nolan McKenna scored a goal in each of his first two games as a rookie with the Men’s Soccer team, including the winner in a 2-0 victory over Bluefield on Friday.
    • Michael VanDerZwaag’s vision of the field and strength in the air helped him to lead the Men’s Soccer team to a win and a tie last week.


  • 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.

Public Service Announcements:

  • Every Monday evening from 6-7pm. there will be youth group held at Murray Harbour Church of Christ for Grades 7-12. For more information, contact Cynthia Bell at (902)940-3996 or Hope to see you there!
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