October 22, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Dean Lackie for Christie Beck, Patricia Hewitt for Caleigh Oehlke, Janet MacDougall for Bethany MacLeod, Jessica Campbell for Kirk White (pm), Mike Hambly for Mary Ellen Campbell.

Happy Birthday
to Cordell Blaisdell, Alexis Carroll, Kestra Greer, Kristin MacDonald.

Today’s Highlights:
• Ms. MacLeod extends a thank you to Ms. Hicken for the challenge :)! Attention all students: Hospitality and Tourism is busy making delicious cakes for a cake auction in support of the IWK. The auction will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 23, at lunch. Make sure you bring lots of money to help support this worthy cause… and as a bonus, you will get to enjoy a “to-die-for” cake!

Student Services:
• October 24 – Open House: Undergraduates – University of King’s College
• October 26 – Open House: McGill University. Register online at http://www.mcgill.ca/openhouse/register
• October 27 — UNB Fredericton will be doing a lunchtime presentation for all interested students in the Library Conference room. Please sign up in Student Services. The session will begin at 11:45; please plan to take your lunches with you.
• October 28 — UNB Fredericton will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.
• November 7 — Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House.
• November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm – Holland College will be hosting an Open House Campus Tour Day. Students must register in order to attend at HollandCollege.com/campus-tour.

Athletic Department:
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Marcus Miller. Marcus scored twice, including the game winner in a 4-3 victory over Westisle last week. Marcus also scored in a defeat of O Poly EW Losier in the Colonel Gray tournament.
• The MRHS Female Athletes of the Week are Emma Collings and Chloe Chapman.
o Emma Collings is a dedicated member of the Women’s Soccer team and scored two goals last week, one against TOSH and one against Souris.
o Chloe Chapman scored the 2 goals in a 2-0 win for the Field Hockey team in their last regular season game against Bluefield.
• Dodgeball Action Today: No Hit Sherlock takes on Ball of Duty. Next game is on Friday when Crash Test Dummies play Semi Pro.
• Today’s Home Games:
o Men’s Soccer Team plays Bluefield at 4:30 pm
o Women’s Soccer Team plays Morell at 4:45 pm
o Women’s Volleyball Team plays Morell at 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events:
• Envirothon meeting on Friday at noon in Room #131: Aquatic Wildlife with Mr. Trainor.
• The MRHS Disney Choir will be hosting the Haunted Corn Maze at Chuckwagon Farms in Eldon on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $12 each. Come get the scare of your life!!
• All potential Disney Choir members must have their contracts and trip deposits in to Ms. McInnis by Monday, October 27, at the very latest.
• Any Disney Choir members who are selling Christmas basket raffle tickets can pick them up from Ms. Beck.
• Culinary Meals: Following is the schedule for the remaining first round Culinary meals; the dates are firm (barring disaster), the menus may be tweaked as time goes on. Sign up for the $8 meals will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Look for posters each week for more details and watch announcements.
o Friday, October 24: Garden salad with cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber and celery with our ranch dressing, herb foccacia bread, Italian stew (made with macaroni, beef, carrots, tomatoes and cheese), pumpkin cheesecake, and sunshine juice (a colourful mixture of orange and cranberry).
o Friday, October 31: Garden salad made with spring mix, sweet chopped red peppers and fresh grated mozzarella cheese, bruschetta (toasted baguette topped with tomatoes, garlic and basil), marinated chicken kebabs served with white rice, creamy no-bake cheesecake with a graham crumb finish topped with strawberries, and a tropical strawberry banana smoothies.

Library:
• Students are encouraged to check out the following website for into on poster and literary contests offered through The Canadian Legion. Here’s your chance to win a trip for two to Ottawa for the National Remembrance day Ceremony on Nov 11! See Mrs. Killeen for more details, registration forms and brochures. http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/
• Students and staff: we’re looking for your book recommendations in the library. We’ve started a new display “Hooked on Reading” inside the library and hope to get a full bulletin board over the next several weeks!
You don’t need to complete a super long book review…just a general suggestion (title, author, theme, length, description of favourite characters or setting) on an index card. Why do you love it? Why should we try it? That sort of thing. It’s wide open and a work in progress! You don’t even have to include your name. You may win a free book for your efforts! See Mrs. Killeen for more info!
• 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 this Friday, October 24, 2014. Visit the Library and ask Mrs. Killeen for more information about this writing contest.
• Postcards for Peace is a learning activity in which youth send messages of thanks to those who served and those who continue to serve Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. If students wish to send a postcard to a veteran, the Library will cover the cost of the postage. Postcards should contain an appropriate message and no personal information should be shared. Please get your postcard in the Library and return it by Thursday, November 6. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Thursday evening, November 6, at Parent-Teacher interviews.

Reminders:
• All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
• Super Saver Books: Super saver books are now on sale for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a booklet, please see a student council member or see Mrs. Hicken.
• SPC Cards: SPC cards will be on sale until this Friday, October 24. Please pick yours up in Room #133 before this time.
• Students are advised that the “Lost and Found” bin in the main lobby will be emptied once a month and the contents discarded and/or donated. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
• UPEI Nursing students, Natasha McHerron and Jennifer Morrison-Ryan, are working out of Room 220 (Teacher Prep Room beside Staff Room). Have a Question? Concern? Issue? Need to chat? Come see them in Room #202 and ask for Jenn and Tash or email them at jfmorrison@upei.ca or nlmcherron@upei.ca.
• 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.

Public Service Announcements:
• Island STORM Basketball Team Inter-squad Game: Sunday, November 2, at 1 pm at Montague Regional High School. Admission: $3 Student, $5 Adult, $10 Family Rate, and U6 free.
• Abeqweit Driving School will be offering a course beginning November 3 at MRHS. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 – 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.
• Biathlon PEI 2014 Run & Shoot: Brookvale Provincial Park on Sunday, October 26. Registration is from 8:00 to 8:45am, Safety Briefing at 9:00am, Races at 10:00am, with Awards at 12:00noon. Rifles and ammo supplied by BPEI; four different categories/levels. All funds raised at this years’ event will go to the Canada Winter Games Biathlon team as they prepare to compete in BC and QC.
• Come out for a “Night of Terror” hosted by Atlantic Fitness East on Sunday, October 26. Doors are open from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Cost is $5 for ages 12+ and $3 for children. Proceeds go to building maintenance! Drop by for your fill of fear before Hallowe’en even darkens your doorstep! If you have any questions, call AFE at (902) 838-3047.

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