October 30, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Michael Hambly for Mary Ellen Campbell, Jessica Campbell for Christie Beck, Wanda Cheverie for Toby Murphy.

Today’s Highlights
:
• Peer Helpers: There will be block meetings for peer helpers today.
• 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 today. Interested in a career in research? Want a head start by working with a practicing researcher on a project of interest? Check out this meeting for an overview of the 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 today 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 today at 12:00 pm. Please see Ms MacGregor Harris or Ms Victor if you cannot be present.

Today’s Cafeteria $5 Special: Sheppard’s pie with a side Caesar salad and a garlic breadstick. Tomorrow’s special will be garden salad with a sandwich of your choice.

This week is Fall Fest!

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

Student Services:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 was defeated last night in semi-final action against Charlottetown Rural. Sierra MacDonald scored the lone goal for the Vikings. The girls will play for the bronze medal Saturday morning at 9:45 on the Cornwall turf. Come out and cheer them on! A reminder to team members: you must be at the field (ready to play) at 9:10am.

  • The Men’s Soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Charlottetown Rural in semifinal action last night. The team played their best game of the season and the coaches are very proud of their efforts. The men play for the bronze medal on Saturday at 12 noon at the Cornwall turf.
  • Zach Lund, Drew Christensen, and Emma Collings are reminded to return their extra jerseys to Ms. Nabuurs asap.
  • • The Women’s Field Hockey team should be excused today at 2:00pm as they will be leaving to take on TOSH for the bronze medal today at UPEI at 4 pm.
    • The Women’s Volleyball team will compete in the semifinals on Saturday at 11:30 am at Francois Buote. Come out and cheer them on!
    • Next Dodgeball Action: Friday when Team Switzerland take on the Staff Hawks.
    • 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
    • Wrestling: 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:
    • 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.
    • Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Please remember to turn your clocks back on Sunday morning.
    • Retakes are scheduled for Monday, November 3 (morning).
    • Yearbooks will be on sale for $48 from November 5 to 14, during lunch break. They will also be available at Parent Teacher Interviews.

    Library:
    • Library Week continues:
    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, Wednesday’s winner of a free book was Julianna Ross. 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!
    • Congratulations goes out to Mr. MacPhee’s homeroom class for winning the Library Movie Trivia! His class will be treated on Friday! Close finishers include Ms. Beaton, Ms. Burrows and Ms. Powers. Answers are posted outside the Library.
    • Today’s Quote: “A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books… Children learn to read being in the presence of books.” (Horace Mann)
    • 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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