November 6, 2014

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome the following guest staff today: Adam Clow for Matt Kelly, Janet MacDougall for Bethany MacLeod (am), Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene.

Happy Birthday: Dennon Dixon, Bailey Jackson and Dawson McCarthy.

Found: Gold/Blue “For Merit” pin. This was found last evening after the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.

Today’s Highlights:

  • BIO521: Those students who missed Mr. Trainor’s BIO521 flower lab are reminded to come today at 11:45am.
  • Caring Hearts Club will meet today at 12:00 noon in Room 224. New members are always welcome!
  • There is a mandatory SADD meeting in the Library Conference Room today at 12:00 noon. If you cannot attend, please contact Ashley! Thank you.
  • Parent-Teachers Interviews are this evening from 6:00-8:00pm and Friday from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00pm. There are no classes for students on Friday.
  • The following students need to return their Google Apps forms immediately: Stephanie Bailey, Faith Best, Colden Clory, Peer Kristensen, Kyle Llewellyn, Brandon Lund, Zachary Lund, Owen MacDonald, Tristan Ohl, Maegan Pauley, Donald Pepperdine, Jessica Pirch, Brandon JC Quinn, Derek Snook
  • Goji’s frozen yogurt is now available for sale in the Cafeteria. There are 5 flavours to choose from: Vanilla, Chocolate, Oreo, Birthday Cake and a lactose-free Fruit Punch Flavor. $3.50 each.

Remembrance Day Quick Facts:

  • In advance of the ceremony, long columns of Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, RCMP officers, and cadets march to the memorial lead by a pipe band and a colour guard. At the end of the ceremony, they march away to officially close the ceremony.
  • Some of the 54 Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other nations observe a solemn day but at different dates. For example, ANZAC Day is observed in New Zealand on April 25. In South Africa, Poppy Day is marked on the Sunday that falls closest to November 11.

Student Services:

  • 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 Female Athletes of the Week are Emma Mullally, Billie MacKay and Chloe Chapman. Emma’s strong serve helped the Volleyball Team come back from a two set deficit in the championship game on Saturday. Billie shut out TOSH in the Field Hockey Team’s bronze medal win and Chloe scored the winning goal for the Field Hockey Team in the bronze medal game.
  • The MRHS Male Athlete of the Week is Michael Vanderzwaag. Michael demonstrated exceptional two way play and dominated play in the air in a 1-0 semifinal loss to eventual champions Charlottetown Rural.
  • Men’s Basketball Tryouts continue today. Schedule is as follows:
    • Today: 3:30 to 5:30pm – Tryout 3 – Team Selections (“cuts”) to follow.
    • All interested students are encouraged to attend, you MUST attend the tryouts in order to be eligible to make this year’s team.
  • 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.
  • Dodgeball Action Today: Dodge the Bounty Hunter vs. Team Switzerland. Next game is Monday when Who let the Dodge Out takes on Dream Team 06.
  • 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
  • Are you looking for a way to get volunteer hours or make some money? Volunteers are needed for score keeping for home basketball games. Students are compensated by volunteer hours or $10 per game. Any students interested are asked to see Ms. Nabuurs or Ryan Ferguson.

Upcoming Events:

  • The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived!! Auditions for MRHS’s production of the musical, Footloose, will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 13 and 14 after school and a dance call back on Monday, November 17, from 3:15-4:15. All students who are auditioning should prepare a monologue and a song. A sign-up sheet is posted outside the music room at MRHS.
  • Students are reminded that items left in the Lost and Found box will be washed and donated after Thursday, November 6. If you are missing any items, please check this box.
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $48 from November 5 to 14, during lunch break. They will also be available at Parent Teacher Interviews.


  • 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.


  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee. Payment may be made at the main office.
  • 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.
  • Wrestling practice from 4:00 to 5:30 at Montague Consolidated School every Monday and Wednesday.
  • 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.
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