October 20, 2015

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Matthew Chapman and Halle Quinn.

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Brett Wilson for Heidi Hayden-Ward, Nicole Butler for Sharon Anderson, Marla McCarron for Gail Greene.

New Contest: Win Hallowe’en Candy! Come to the School Store between 10:30am and 12:00noon and guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. Guesses are 50¢ each or three for $1. Winner gets the jar of candy on Friday, October 30.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Any Grade 12 students who are interested in the Physics Enrichment program at UPEI must meet with Mr. Stewart today!
  • Peer Helpers: You have block meetings today.
  • School Picture orders are due today! Home room teachers are asked to please submit the large collection envelopes of student picture orders to Ms. Killeen by first break.
  • Don’t forget: You only have this week to help out! Support the ‘Seventh Annual Fill the Shelves Food Drive’ for the Southern Kings and Queens Food Bank.  Bring in your non-perishable food items or monetary donations and see which home room can collect the most! Donations will be picked up on Monday, October 26, so get to it! Student Council is promoting this homeroom competition and will be presenting the winning room with a prize!

Student Vote Results: The results are in for Montague High’s Student Vote for the 2015 Federal Election. Thank you to all who participated in the vote, as well as the History 621A class who orchestrated the vote.

  • 374 Valid Votes
  • 19 Rejected Ballots
  • 0 Spoiled Ballots
  • Lawrence MacAuley of the Liberal Party had 172 votes
  • Teresa Doyle of the Green Party had 77 Votes
  • Billy Cann of the NDP had 72 Votes
  • Julius Patkai of the Conservatives had 38 votes
  • Christine Squires of the Christian Heritage Party had 15 votes

Athletic Department:

  • Women’s Soccer team defeated Evangeline 9-0, scoring 7 of the 9 goals in the first half. Sarah MacVarish scored 8 times. Girls play their last regular season game at MRHS this evening against Francois Buote at 4:30. Team members are asked to be on the field at 4:00pm.
  • The Men’s Soccer team played to a 2-2 draw with Bluefield last night. Michael VanDerZwaag had both goals. Navjot Singh created several scoring opportunities and drew the penalty that tied the game for the Vikings.
  • MRHS Juice Box Male Athlete of the Week: Daniel Whalen. Daniel finished 3rd at the PEISAA Provincial Cross Country Championships last week, running a sub-20 minute 5 km. Daniel also had a strong soccer game against Colonel Gray.
  • MRHS Juice Box Female Athlete of the Week: Ally Clements. Ally finished 3rd at the PEISAA Provincial Cross Country Championships last week, running 4 km in 17.19.
  • MRHS Juice Box Female Athlete of the Week: Grace Gormley. Grace finished 2nd at the PEISAA Provincial Cross Country Championships last week, running 3.5 km in 16.56.
  • Athletes of the Week should see Ms. Nabuurs for your coupon for a smoothie at The Juice Box!
  • Men’s Basketball Today: Strength and Agility training at 3:45pm, Skills and Competition training at 7:15pm.
  • Dodgeball Today: Backwoods River Horses play Body Shots
  • Next Dodgeball Action: Sitting Ducks play the Staff Hawks on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events:

  • The University of New Brunswick will be hosting a “Future Student Night” on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00pm at the Loyalist Country Inn in Summerside and Thursday October 29, at 7 pm at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.  These sessions will feature a presentation and a chance to talk with UNB representatives about admissions, scholarships, student life, and more.  Interested student can even have their application assessed on the spot. Students must request a transcript prior to the event if they want admissions on the spot.
  • Saint Thomas University will be here on November 9 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the library conference room.  Come and hear what this university has to offer and ask any questions you may have.
  • Memorial University will be here on Thursday, November 26, from 11:45 to 12:30.  If you are interested in finding out more about this school, please come to the Library Conference room.
  • Acadia University is here on Wednesday, December 2, and will be in the Library Conference room for any students interested in finding out more about Acadia.
  • Saint Mary’s University will be here on December 3 to present and answer any questions you may have.  They will be in the Library from 11:45-12:30.


  • Heritage Minute video submissions are open to Canadian students in Grade 5-12 and are due November 30, 2015. Check out http://storiesofsirjohna.ca/#student-resources or see Mrs. Killeen for more info.
  • 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.
  • How We Remember Contest: Submissions of a drawing, painting, poem or short story around the theme of remembrance of the First or Second World War will be accepted. More details are available from Mrs. Killeen or at http://canada1914-1945.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/contest-rules.pdf
  • Breakfast Club is up and running, and is open for all students.
  • 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 the office.
  • MRHS Athletics clothing is on sale in the ticket booth on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Wrestling practices are at Montague Consolidated from 4:00 to 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. All are welcome.
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