June 10, 2015

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Donna White for Bethany MacLeod

Happy Birthday to Hannah Aitken, Cassidy Morrison, Damien Taylor

Mental Health Tip of the Week – Avoid Overreactions: Wait until some time has passed and your emotions have decreased in strength before deciding to act in some significant way. Generally speaking, people don’t stay angry for long, they forgive, you forgive, and life returns to normal. Many people tend to catastrophize (i.e. think of the worst case scenario) following stressful events, and they feel like they have to act NOW! Breathe, slow down, and wait until things have calmed down.

Today’s Highlights:

  • All CSLC 2015 participants meet Ms Beaton in Room 139 at morning break today.
  • The following people must meet in the music room at 11:43 today: Noah Perry, Ian Soloman, Robert Villard, Stephen Chandler, Alex MacKinnon, Leslie Creed, Gillian MacLeod, Tara Llewellyn, Katie Jordan, Danielle Villard, Maria Tarenta.
  • Students should note that the Library printer is temporarily out of toner; sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Money for paintball, grad barbeque, and hypnotist is being collected at the ticket booth at lunch hours until Thursday.  The cost is $30 if you are participating in all these activities.
  • Students registered for Peer Helping next year should see Ms. Beaton or Mr. Killeen as soon as possible.
  • SEVEC Students:  A reminder of an important parent meeting being held tonight at 5pm at the school.  Please see Mr. Munn or Mr. Kelly if you are unable to attend.
  • Yearbooks have arrived and are being passed out. If you forgot to order your book, check at the Yearbook Office; there are a few extra.
  • Tickets for Prom are now on sale. Students are reminded that they must have paid their student fees before purchasing a ticket. Cost per ticket is $10. Contracts for students and sign-ins are in the main office; sign-in contracts are due Wednesday, June 10, in order to be reviewed.

Summer Learning Registration Information:

Student Services:

  • The following Grade 12 students have not filled out a Final Transcript Request form: Toria Campbell, Drew Christiansen, Brooke Clarey, Brett Hicken, Hope Higginbotham, Dalton Kemp, Jacob Lava, Saul Lanigan, Michelle MacLennan, Cassandra McGillivary, Krista McKeeman, Jacob McSweeney, MacKenzie Murphy, Julianna Ross, Patrick Walsh.   In order for Student Services to send along your final transcript, we MUST have it filled out.
  • Connolly Estate Bursaries are available to male and female first and second year full-time university students who are residents of P.E.I., Roman Catholic, of Irish descent and who have a demonstrated financial need.  Applications may be found at owenconnollyestate.com.
  • Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to assist with a house being built for a family in our community.  Community Bursary hours can be gained though this volunteer experience.  If interested, students can contact Becky Mullen. She is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity PEI and her email is executivedirector@habitatpei.ca If you have any more questions please feel free to contact her.  Her number is 902 367 3041.

Athletic Department:

  • Congratulations to all MRHS Awards winners!
  • Female Athlete of the Year: Morganne Rice
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Michael VanDerZwaag
  • Musician of the Year: Tara Llewellyn
  • All athletes must hand in their fees and uniforms by tomorrow in order to attend grad events/receive their report cards.

Upcoming Events:

  • Prom Committee is having a BIG meeting Thursday after school. We will be painting, spray painting, and finishing up our photo ops. All hands on deck please 🙂
  • All Library materials are due Friday, June 12. Please return to avoid charges on report cards. See Mrs. Killeen with any questions about your account.
  • We are pleased to recognize and honour the careers of five staff members who are retiring this year by hosting a reception in the School Library on Wednesday, June 10, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Please join us as we reminisce with and acknowledge our retirees: Harold Brothers, Ralph Jamieson, and Bobby Nicholson. Also retiring are Peggy Flynn and Roderick MacDonald, who, unfortunately, are unable to attend.

Reminders:

  • All students are required to pay the $20 Student Fee.
  • All Grade 12 students must pay Student Fees before purchasing a ticket for and attending Prom.
  • Fall and winter athlete photos are for sale for $5; check at the main office. Please purchase your photo!
  • MRHS Athletic Clothing is on sale! All articles are buy one and get one for 50% off! Hoodies are $30, gym pants are $30, and T-shirts are $10. Athletic clothing is on sale in the ticket booth.
  • Students are reminded that all missing items must be paid for or returned in order to receive final end of year reports. Home room teachers have been provided with listings of students with missing items. Payments may be made at the main office.
  • Morning Exams on Friday, June 12: ENG421A, ENG521A, ENG621A, ENG631A
  • Afternoon Exams on Friday, June 12: BIO621A, HIS621B

Public Service Announcements:

  • The deadline for Miss Montague applications is June 19.
  • The folks at Eastern Eagles are still looking for soccer coaches this year. They need an u8 coach an u4 coach (which is only one hour a week on Thursday evenings (from 6:30 to 7:30) and some u6 helpers. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn time for a Community Service Bursary. Please help, these programs can’t run without help. They will give you all the necessary tools to be a success.  Please send an email to easterneaglesoccer@hotmail.com.
  • Over the past year and a half, the Southeast Environmental Association (SEA) has been working towards creating a pollinator-friendly community garden just behind AccessPEI Montague. We have big plans for this site and have been successful in raising some funds to get a good start. We want to make this project BIG NEWS in the community and across PEI and hopefully use it to attract visitors to the area over the next several years. As well, it will have the role of acting as an outdoor classroom and research site for the High School and surrounding schools/daycares. We would love to have as many people there as possible to celebrate and welcome any volunteer hours you can spare. It is open to all ages and feel free to share this information with other groups, churches, community organizations, etc that you think would be interested – just trying to get the word out anyway we can. For more info, please ‘LIKE’ on Facebook at Southeast Environmental-Association and check for updates. Students in Grades 11 and 12 may also collect Community Service Bursary hours while volunteering with this organization.
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