November 3, 2014

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Adam Clow for Matt Kelly, Michael Hambly for Alana Trainor, and Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene.

Happy Belated Birthday to Alex Hurley and Cassie MacLeod who celebrated their birthdays yesterday!

Today’s Highlights:

  • Retakes are scheduled for this morning in the Library Conference room.
  • Student Council will meet in Room 133 at 11:45am today.
  • The following students need to return their Google Apps forms immediately: Stephanie Bailey, Faith Best, Colden Cory, Alexis Giersdorf, Peer Kristensen, Jesse Lafferty, Kayla Lamb, Kyle Llewellyn, Brandon Lund, Zachary Lund, Owen MacDonald, Marshal McLeod, Emma Mullally, Tristan Ohl, Maegan Pauley, Donald Pepperdine, Jessica Pirch, Brandon JC Quinn, Derek Snook

Remembrance Day Quick Facts:

  • Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11:00am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  • From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox-Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day”. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931.

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  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:

  • The MRHS Women’s Soccer Team had a well-played final game against KISH in the bronze medal game on Saturday. It was 2-2 at the end of regulation play and still tied up at the end of overtime. KISH ended up winning by one goal in penalty kicks. Sarah MacVarish scored both goals during regulation time, and Emma Collings scored in PKs. Congrats to the whole team on a great season. Please remember to pass in your jerseys ASAP if you haven’t already done so.
  • The Men’s Soccer team lost 1-0 to Bluefield in the bronze medal match on Saturday. The coaches would like to thank the team for their dedication this season and look forward to next season.
  • ALL Baseball, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball uniforms must be returned to Ms. Nabuurs this week. Students can give them directly to Ms. Nabuurs or can leave them in her mailbox.
  • The Men’s Volleyball team takes on Colonel Gray in AAA quarterfinal action today. Game time is 5:30pm at Colonel Gray. Come out and cheer them on! Bus departs at 4:00 pm.
  • Dodgeball Action Today: Dolls and Balls vs A-Team. Next game is on Wednesday when Crash Test Dummies take on 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
    • Cross Country: William Henbest, Patrick Walsh, Donavan Bears, Amanda Gormley, Sarah Christensen
    • Powerlifting: Anthony McGuigan, Morganne Rice, John Ross Young, Jasmine Knight, Breanna Ching
  • Wrestling practice today from 4:00 to 5:30 at Montague Consolidated School, and will continue every Monday and Wednesday each week.
  • Are you looking for a way to get volunteer hours or make some money? Volunteers are needed for score keeping for home basketball games. Any students interested are asked to see Ms. Nabuurs or Ryan Ferguson.

Upcoming Events:

  • There will be a SNAC meeting this Tuesday at 11:45 in the Library Conference room.  Please bring your lunch!
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $48 from November 5 to 14, during lunch break. They will also be available at Parent Teacher Interviews.


  • In honour of Library Week last week, Friday’s winner of a free book was Alexis Giersdorf.
  • Any students looking to freshen up their research skills should visit Mrs. Killeen in the Library during Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday between 6:00 and 8:00pm and Friday between 9:00am and 12 noon. We can review Koho, Ebsco, and Britannica Encyclopedia. If you will be at the school with parents or guardians, please stop by and see Mrs. Killeen for help.
  • 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. 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 today 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.
  • 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 or
  • 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:

  • Abeqweit Driving School is offering a course at MRHS starting today.  Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 6:30. Call 902-566-1482 to register.
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