October 31, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Michael Hambly for Karen Malone, Ellen MacCannell for Sandra Hicken, Jessica Campbell for Anne MacKinnon, Margaret MacLeod for Donna White (am), Dean Lackie for Jennifer Victor, Robert Kaufman for Charlie Trainor, Janet MacDougall for Maureen MacDonald, Pat Hewitt for Caleigh Oehlke.

Happy Birthday to Nicole Richards.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Today is the last day of Fall Fest! Dress up in your Hallowe’en costumes (no masks or weapons)
  • Readers’ Circle will meet today at 12:05 in Library Seminar Room A. Bring a lunch and a friend!
  • Don’t forget the Culinary meal being served today!
  • Girls Group meets today during C Block.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Please remember to turn your clocks back on Sunday morning.

Today’s Cafeteria $5 Special: Garden salad with a sandwich of your choice.

Student Services:

  • Any Grade 11 or 12 student who is interested in being a Junior Volunteer can pick up applications in Student Services.  Applications are due back by November 4, 2014.  Preference will be given to students who are interested in a career in the Health Sector.
  • 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. 

Athletic Department:

  • Brief Men’s Soccer team meeting at the beginning of lunch.
  • Congratulations to the Field Hockey team on their 3-0 defeat of TOSH in the bronze medal game last night. Scoring for the Vikings were Morganne Rice, Alyta VanDenBroek and Chloe Chapman. Billie MacKay had the shut-out. Thank you to coach Khrista Higginbotham for leadership and commitment to this team.
  • Field hockey players must return their uniforms to Ms. Nabuurs today or Monday.
  • Congratulations to the following student athletes  who have been selected to the PEISAA Provincial All Star Teams:
    • Morganne Rice – Field hockey
    • Billie MacKay – Field hockey
    • Cassie MacLean – A volleyball
    • Allee Gallant – A volleyball
    • Sarah MacVarish – A soccer
    • Amie MacPherson – A soccer
    • Sierra MacDonald – A soccer
    • Tynan Murphy – AAA volleyball
    • Daniel Whalen – AAA soccer
    • Brandon Lund – AAA soccer
  • 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 Volleyball team will compete in the semifinals on Saturday at 11:30 am at Francois Buote. Come out and cheer them on!
  • Dodgeball Action Today: Team Switzerland play the Staff Hawks.
  • The following students have outstanding athletic fees. Payment due to Ms. Nabuurs or the main office immediately:
    • Men’s Soccer: Matthew Quinn, Milo Ryan
    • Women’s Field Hockey: Chloe Chapman, Bethany MacKenzie
    • Men’s Volleyball: Patrick Walsh, Jake Banks
    • Men’s Baseball: Colin MacIntyre, Dean Hicken, Max Morrison
    • Golf: Maria Ferguson, Riley Lavandier
    • Cross Country: William Henbest, 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 should have returned their uniforms to Ms. Nabuurs. Today is the last day!

Upcoming Events:

  • 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.


  • This is the last day of Library Week: Students are invited to dress as their favorite literary character and get a chance to win a free book!
  • In honour of Library Week, Thursday’s winner of a free book was Aby McManus. Students, be sure to visit the Library, sign out a book for a ballot which gives you a chance to win a free book today!
  • Today’s Quote: “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.” (Joe Ryan)
  • 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 best­selling 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.


  • 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:

  • Come on out to the UPEI Music Department’s Haunted House on October 31 at the UPEI Steel building! This annual event runs from 7:00pm-11:30pm and is only $5 at the door! All proceeds go to music department scholarships and ensembles. Hope to see you there! Happy Hallowe’en!
  • 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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