October 29, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Ellen MacCannell, Dean Lackie for Jared Cheverie.

Today’s Highlights:
• SAVE meeting today in Student Services at 12:00pm. New members welcome.
• Nurses are inviting any students who would like to have lunch with them today to join them in their office by the staffroom. They would love some company and all are welcome 🙂
• Student Council would like to thank everyone who came out and dared enter the Halls of Horror. The food bank will be very happy with our donation from the evening. Thank you to all the students who came out and helped make this night such a success. Lastly, please keep a look out for Kaitlyn Patton and Tessa Steele as they were last seen running to the washroom screaming and haven’t been seen since.

Today’s Cafeteria $5 Special
: Oven baked parmesan haddock, a double baked potato with sour cream/chives and veggies. Tomorrow’s special will be sheppard’s pie with a side Caesar salad and a garlic breadstick.

This week is Fall Fest!

• Wednesday: Workout Wednesday
• Thursday: Black and Orange Day
• Friday: Dress up in your Hallowe’en costumes (no masks or weapons)

Student Services:
• Holland College is having an Open House on November 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. You must register online at hollandcollege.com/campus-tour. Bring your applications and resume and they will waive your registration fee. If you have any questions please come see Ms. MacGregor-Harris or Ms. Victor.
• Memorial University is having an information session for any Grade 12 students and their parents on November 5 at 7:00 pm in Charlottetown at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
• Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture is having an Open House on November 7.
• The University of Toronto is inviting any Grade 12 students, along with their parents, to an information session on November 17 at 7:00 pm in Charlottetown at Colonel Gray High School.
• Acadia University will have an information session for Grade 12 students on Wednesday, November 19, at 11:45 in the Library Conference room. Please sign-up in Student Services if you are interested in attending the session.
• Dalhousie University will have an information session for Grade 12 students on Wednesday, November 26, at 11:45 in the Library conference room. Please sign-up in Student Services if you are interested in attending the session.
• Montague Ringette Association is offering bursary hours for Grade 11 and 12 students who would be interested in operating the time clocks and/or shot clocks for regular season games. Also, their annual ringette tournament will be held on November 13-16 and the MRA is offering double hours for anyone interesting in volunteering. If you are interested please see Ms.Victor before Friday, October 31.

Athletic Department:
• The MRHS Female Athlete of the Week is Sierra MacDonald, also know as “Linda” or the “Energizer Bunny”. Sierra is a dedicated member of the MRHS Women’s Soccer Team. She has played hard and made a valuable contribution each and every game this season.
• The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Tynan Murphy. Ty was instrumental in defeating TOSH last week. He had several key kills and blocks in his final home match that help lead the team to victory.
• The Women’s Soccer Team defeated TOSH last night in quarter final action. Hannah Glover started the scoring with one goal, and Sarah MacVarish added three more to make the final score 4-1. The girls play their semi final game at Charlottetown Rural today at 4:00. Keep up the good work, girls!
• The Men’s Soccer Team defeated TOSH 1-0 in quarterfinal action last night. Daniel Morrison scored the lone goal. Brandon Lund had the clean sheet. The men take on Charlottetown Rural in the semifinals today at the Cornwall turf at 3:30 pm.
• The Soccer bus will depart today at 1:30 pm.
• The Men’s Volleyball bus departs for Colonel Gray at 4:30 today.
• The Women’s Field Hockey team will take on TOSH for the bronze medal on Thursday at UPEI at 4 pm.
• The following students have outstanding athletic fees. Payment due to Ms. Nabuurs or the main office immediately:
o Men’s Soccer: Matthew Quinn, Milo Ryan
o Women’s Field Hockey: Chloe Chapman, Bethany MacKenzie
o Men’s Volleyball: Patrick Walsh, Jake Banks
o Men’s Baseball: Colin MacIntyre, Dean Hicken, Max Morrison
o Golf: Maria Ferguson, Riley Lavandier
o Cross Country: William Henbest, Morganne Rice, Patrick Walsh, Donavan Bears, Amanda Gormley, Sarah Christensen
• Today in Dodgeball Action: Hit Me Up play Klumsy Kyle. Next game is on Friday when Team Switzerland take on the Staff Hawks.
• Wrestling: No practice today. Next practice is Monday, November 3, from 4:00 to 5:30 at Montague Consolidated School.
• All baseball players must return their uniforms to Ms. Nabuurs this week, Friday latest!

Upcoming Events:
• Peer Helpers: There will be block meetings for peer helpers on Thursday, October 30.
• BioGENEous Challenge: There will be a meeting for all students interested in participating in this year’s BioGENEous Challenge in Room 129 (Physics) at 11:45am on Thursday. Interested in a career in research? Want a head start by working with a practicing researcher on a project of interest? Join them on Thursday for an overview of this program!
• New: Caring Hearts Club! Do you like helping others? Do you want to make a difference? Join the Caring Hearts Club! First meeting is Thursday at noon in Mr. MacPhee’s Room, No.224, all are welcome! Contact Breanna Ching for more details. Remember that bursary hours are available for those involved in this club.
• Any students who have signed up for Strive are asked to meet in Student Services Thursday, October 30th at 12:00 pm. Please see Ms MacGregor Harris or Ms Victor if you cannot be present.
• Readers’ Circle will meet this Friday at 12:05 in Library Seminar Room A. Bring a lunch and a friend!
• Culinary Meal: Following is the menu for the remaining first round Culinary meal scheduled for Friday, October 31. Sign up for the $8 meal will be at the ticket booth in the lobby at noon. Menu: 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.
• Retakes are scheduled for Monday, November 3 (morning).

Library:
• Library Week continues:
o Wednesday- Homeroom trivia challenge
o Thursday- Free book draw!
o Friday- Dress as your favorite literary character and get a chance to win a free book!
• In honour of Library Week, Tuesday’s winner of a free book was Brittany Beck. Students, be sure to visit the Library, sign out a book for a ballot which gives you a chance to win a free book this week!
• Winners of the School Library week puzzls were Kelsey Young, Jessica Shepard and Jimmy Shepard.
• Today’s Quote: “For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.” (Moby Dick, chapter 110, Herman Melville)
• 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/ Deadline for entries is Friday, November 7.
• 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.
• Richard Wagamese, award-¬winning Ojibwa novelist, journalist and memoir writer, will give a public reading on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Hosted by Faculty of Arts at UPEI. His new novel, Medicine Walk, which follows his best¬selling novel Indian Horse with its focus on Aboriginal hockey and residential schools, testifies to the redeeming power of love and compassion. Among his honours are the 2013 Molson Prize for the Arts and 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communications. His reading is sponsored by the UPEI Department of English, with the collaboration of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts.

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.
• 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.

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