June 11, 2015

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Dean Lackie for Chantelle Beaton, Michael Hambly for Mary Ellen Campbell (am), Donna White for Sandra Hicken, Darrell Bradley for Lianne Garland, Nicole Butler (am), Brett Roberts (am), Ellen MacCannell for Ashley Kenny.

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:

  • Bekah Buell and Sophie MacLean should see Ms. Beck today.
  • Any grade 12 students who were peer tutors this year should see Ms. Beck at break or lunch today to ensure that they receive their community service bursary hours.
  • Folks in Learning Centre A would like to thank all the students and staff for their support during the BBQ and freezie sales over the past few days!
  • Students are reminded to start cleaning out lockers and removing any items that could now go home or be discarded.
  • Extra yearbooks are available. Students can purchase one for $55 by visiting Kelly in the main office.
  • All Library materials are due today. Homeroom teachers have updated lists posted in classrooms! Please return to avoid charges on report cards. Students should see Mrs. Killeen with any questions about accounts.
  • Prom Committee is having a BIG meeting today after school. You will be painting, spray painting, and finishing up our photo ops. All hands on deck please 🙂
  • 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.
  • 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 are in the main office.

Summer Learning Registration Information:

Student Services:

  • 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:

  • MRHS Male Athlete of the Week: Alex MacKinnon. Alex broke the Midget Boys’ discus record to win the provincial title at the PEISAA Track and Field Championships.
  • MRHS Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Johnston. Ashley was a key player for the silver medal winning Women’s Softball Team.
  • Viking Strength and Conditioning Club: If you are interested in training for sport or just getting in shape, plan to join the Viking Athletics Club. Weekly schedule for the summer is Monday from 6:15 to 7:45, Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:45, and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30. Club begins on June 22. For more information, students can contact Ron Annear at 628-7762.
  • Outstanding Athletic Fees (as of June 10, 2015)
  • Volleyball ($30): Jake Banks
  • Cross Country ($10): Patrick Walsh, Donavan Bears
  • Baseball ($30): Colin MacIntyre
  • Badminton ($10): Donavan Bears, Kirsten Whiteway, Jake Banks, Mark Morrison, Riley Lavandier
  • Rugby ($30): Alisha MacDonald, Kaytlin Chandler ($10), Michaela MacSwain ($10), Michelle MacLennan, Isaac Arbuckle, Denver Bastedo, Lucas Cann, Logan Robertson ($14)
  • Softball ($30): Cody Fitzpatrick, Ashley Johnson, Rebekah Conohan
  • Track and field ($10): Donavan Bears, Mark Morrison, Keegan Creed, Cameron Pollard, Isaac Arbuckle, Kyle Parlee, Milo Ryan, Cody Taylor, Tynan Murphy, David Thompson, Emma Collings, Sarah Visser, Billie MacKay
  • Rugby/softball hoodies ($24): Alisha MacDonald, Kaytlin Chandler, Michelle MacLennan, Lucas Cann, Danielle Collings, Cameron Gillis, Ryan MacEachern, Danielle Collings, Kaitlyn Patton, Patrick Walsh

Reminders:

  • Students should note that the Library printer is temporarily out of toner; sorry for the inconvenience.
  • 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.
  • Island Storm hosting a free basketball camp at Souris Regional on Saturday, June 13, at 8:45 am. All of the information can be found on their Facebook page.  They are also giving away a free admission to their summer camp. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Storm-Basketball/207670782628895?fref=ts
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