September 29, 2015

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Brett Wilson for Heidi Hayden-Ward, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Johnston, Mindy Johnston for Christie Beck, Harold Brothers for Peter Connaughton, Jenny McCarron for Gail Green (am), Nicole Butler for Angela Killeen.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Peer Helping meeting for all Peer Helpers in Room 139 today at the beginning of B Block.
  • The MRHS Slam Poetry Team will meet for the first time this school year today at 11:50 in Room 85. All interested students are welcome.
  • Grad Activity Committee meeting today at 12:00 noon in Room 119.
  • Student Council applications can be picked up in Ms. Beaton’s room (Room 139).  All those interested in Student Council must fill out an application.  Those who were on Student Council last year and would like to be again this year need to see Ms. Beaton.  Applications are due Monday, October 5.
  • Friday Song Requests can be submitted to Christina Howlett or Ms. Nabuurs. You must submit a copy of the lyrics and have the song available on your electronic device.
  • Attention, MRHS! Keep your eyes peeled and phones ready. We are looking for pictures of random acts of kindness throughout the school. If you happen to see someone helping others, or even just being an amazing person, snap apick, and send it to clbeck@edu.pe.ca. All photographers involved will receive a delicious prize. Good luck, and happy picture-taking!

Athletic Department:

  • MRHS Female Athletes of the Week: Zoie Farish, Emma Prosper, and Sarah MacVarish. Zoie and Emma had strong first games, Zoie with great passing and attack, Emma with her setting and leadership on and off the court. Zoie and Emma were also named the captains for the 2015/2016 season! Sarah scored 4 goals in a 6-0 win over Colonel Gray last week.
  • MRHS Male Athlete of the Week: Evan Stewart. Evan shot the best round out of 40 golfers in a provincial qualifier with a 75 at the very tough Mill River Golf Course.
  • The Men’s Soccer team defeated Charlottetown Rural 2-0 with a full team effort last night. Zach Lund scored the pair of goals and Brandon Lund recorded the shut-out.
  • Field Hockey team will depart for TOSH at 2:45 pm today.
  • Men’s Basketball: Tuesday- Strength and Agility training, 4 pm in the fitness room. Skills and Scrimmage at 7:15 pm.
  • Cross Country team meets in the main lobby every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:

Upcoming Events:

  • Choir rehearsals for this week only will be on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 am and on Thursday, October 1, from 3:30-5:00. Next week we will be back to our usual Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning schedule. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome!
  • Auditions for the duet, “From Where You Are” will be held in the music room at 11:42 on Wednesday, September 30.
  • It’s that time! The Culinary class is going to have its first meal on Friday, October 2. Look for the posters with all the info posted throughout the school next week. The menu is lettuce wedge salad, corn bread, chili con carne (some veggie chili too in limited amounts so sign up early), apple crisp with whipped cream, and orange strawberry fizz… all for $8.00. Meal will be served at 11:50am in Room 136. Meal tickets will be sold in the ticket booth today, Wednesday, and Thursday. Note: Paid customers will be served first!
  • Acadia University will be here on Wednesday, September 30, from 11:45 to 12:30.  They will be set up in the lobby and will be offering students on the spot admissions.  Acadia University will waive the $40.00 admissions fee.  Any Grade 12 students interested in Acadia should see Ms.Victor prior to and a transcript can be prepared for you.
  • Junior Achievement will be here on Thursday, October 1, during lunch to meet with students who may be interested in their after-school program.  Please see Kelly at the display booth in the lobby.
  • On October 14, from 1:15 to 3:00pm, representatives from various post secondary schools will be set up in the Cafeteria to answer any questions you may have about post secondary studies.  Ms. Victor will be around to Grade 12 classes prior to the event to give students some direction.
  • Thomas University will be here to present and answer any questions you may have.  They will be in the Library Conference Room from 11:45-12:30 on November 9.
  • Mary’s University will be here to present and answer any questions you may have.  They will be in the Library from 11:45-12:30 on December 3.

Reminders:

  • Breakfast Club is up and running, and is open for all students.
  • Any student interested in the Legislative Assembly Page Program should see Ms Victor for an application and more information.  Applications are due to Ms. Victor by Thursday of this week.
  • SPC cards are on sale during the month of September for $10.00.  To purchase one, see a member of student council or Ms. Beaton in Room 139.
  • The fitness centre is open for students Monday – Thursday from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. The fitness centre may be closed some Mondays when there are staff meetings.
  • Anyone who would like to have a free peer tutor to help with his or her subjects, see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • Sarah and Josh, UPEI 4th Year Nursing Students, are here on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until December. They are located in Student Services; drop in for a visit!
  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee each year. Payment should be made to home room teachers.
  • MRHS Athletics clothing is on sale in the ticket booth on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Inclusion Initiative: Learning Centre A is looking for Social Tutors. Please consider this important role at MRHS! It is a fantastic way to get involved in your school! Applications are available from Mrs. Power.
  • Student Services is now accepting applications for the Loran Scholarship.  Students who demonstrate character, leadership and a strong commitment to service in the community should come and see Ms.Victor for an application package.  Students are asked to fill out the paper copy provided for you from Student Services.  Deadline for applications will be October 2 at 3pm.

Community Notes:

  • CHAMP, Community Health Assessment of Montague Project, is looking for participants for eight research focus group discussions about health and health care in Montague. Participants must be 14 years of age or older. Research organizers are from the UPEI and Dalhousie Schools of Nursing. For further information or to see if you are eligible to participate in this research, contact Lisa MacDougall by phone at (902) 940-7395 or by email: lcmacdougall@upei.ca.
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