November 2, 2015

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Happy Birthday to Alex Hurley and Cassie MacLeod.

Welcome to the following guest staff today: Nicole Butler for Angela Killeen, Jeffrey MacDonald(am) and Donna White (pm) for Heidi Hayden-Ward.

Envirothon Champs:

The Provincial Forests Envirothon was held this past weekend at Brookvale Nordic Ski Park and Camp Seggie.  Montague Regional High sent two teams to the event.  Montague #1 (Grade 12 students) consisted of Amanda Gormley, Bethany MacKenzie, Emily Brothers, Chloe Jardine and Tara Llewellyn.  Montague #2 (Grade 10 students) consisted of Jasmine Katz, Alena MacLean, Grace Gormley, Kim Lava and Chloe Murphy.  Both teams took part in a day of testing and then worked to develop a solution to an invasive species problem they were given, presenting it to a panel of judges (industry experts).  The Grade 12 team was the overall winner of the event, placing first in Aquatics and Presentation Aspects.  They won the right to represent PEI in the North American Envirothon Competition that takes place this July in Peterborough, Ontario. This is only the second time a Montague Team has won this event since its inception!! The Grade ten team had a great showing at this year’s event as well and were especially strong in the presentation portion.  They will be strong competitors in next year’s competition.   Mr. Killeen would like to thank the girls for a great competition and he was very proud of how the teams represented MRHS.  Go Vikings!!

Today’s Highlights:

  • Any Grade 12 students who requested transcripts from Kelly or Ms.Victor and have not filled out the orange transcript request must do so immediately.
  • Symons Student Contest: Open to all Grades 11 and 12 students, this year’s focus is on the Arts within Canada. There are two categories: written and visual; and contest deadline is January 22, 2016. Entries will be judged according to specific criteria with is available from Mrs. Killeen in the Library.
  • Culinary Class are planning the November 19th Meal: Crisp broccoli covered in a smooth creamy sauce with crispy bacon and island grown red onions, crunchy carrots and PEI cheddar cheese, freshly baked baguette, still warm from the oven, covered in a homemade garlic spread, lasagna made with handcrafted noodles with mozzarella, parmesan and cottage cheese, mouth watering Roma tomato sauce and PEI ground beef, a refreshing icy drink with freshly squeezed lime and vibrant green mint, and vanilla sponge cake smothered in strawberries and whipped cream. All this for $8; sign up during lunch break at the ticket booth.

Library Week Winners:

  • Congratulations to Martha Cudmore for winning the library week book draw.
  • Congratulations to Liam Hatton for winning the “Guess the Number of Books” in the library. He had the closet guess to 12159.
  • Congratulations to Kestra Greer for winning the Library Week Trivia with a score of 18/20.
  • Congratulations to Danielle Villard for winning the Pinteresting mason jar contest correctly, identifying My Sister’s Keeper & The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. Danielle is also the winner of the literary character contest having dressed as Belle from Beauty & the Beast.
  • Thank you to all participants during library week!

Athletic Department:

  • There will be no powerlifting after school today due to a staff meeting. All powerlifters are asked to meet in the fitness center at 12 for a quick meeting.
  • Dodgeball Today: 4th Line Grind take on Moose
  • Women’s Basketball: First tryout is today from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
  • All athletes must return their uniforms to the PE office at lunch time this week!
  • Today’s Playoffs: Men’s Volleyball v. Charlottetown Rural at Charlottetown Rural at 5 pm. Bus departs at 3:15 pm.
  • Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the PEISAA A Women’s Volleyball Championships a success on Saturday. The Athletic Department would like to thank all MRHS fall team coaches for their dedication and expertise this season!
  • Congratulations to the Men’s Soccer team on winning the PEISAA Provincial Championships Bronze Medal game 2-1 over Bluefield! Donovan Bears and Zach Lund scored for the Vikings.
  • Congratulations to the Women’s Soccer team on winning Bronze at the PEISAA Provincial Soccer Championships on Friday!
  • Congratulations to the Women’s Volleyball team on taking home Silver at the PEISAA Provincial Volleyball Championships!
  • Next Dodgeball Action: Squad Balls play Backwoods River Horses on Tuesday.

2015-16 Men’s Basketball Tryout Schedule:

  • Monday: 4:30-5: 30pm Track Run/Fitness Session…outdoor shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Monday: 5:30-7:30pm On-Court Evaluation # 1
  • Tuesday: 4:30-5:30pm Track Run/Fitness Session…outdoor shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm On Court Evaluation # 2
  • Wednesday: 4:30-5:30pm Track Run/Fitness Session…outdoor shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Wednesday: 5:30-7:30pm On Court Evaluation # 3
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday – TBA
  • Players interested in trying out must register in advance in room 120. Spread the word!

Upcoming Events:

  • Remembrance Day: Public is invited to the MRHS Remembrance Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Novemb er 4, starting at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria.
  • Fly Tyers will meet Wednesday at 11:45am in Mr. Trainor’s room. New members welcome!
  • 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 5. See Mrs. Killeen for more details. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to fill one out Wednesday evening, November 4, at evening service.
  • 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.
  • Power Lifter’s Meet is on Thursday, November 19. See Earl or Mr. Toole if you have any questions.
  • The Canadian Coast guard College is celebrating its 50th anniversary and cordially invites students and staff to an Open House on Friday, November 20, 2015, between 10:00 and 15:00 This is a great opportunity for guidance counsellors, teachers and students to learn about the Canadian Coast Guard College and its programs.
  • 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.


  • Retake proofs are due Wednesday morning, November 4.
  • Friday Song Requests can be submitted to Christina Howlett or Ms. Nabuurs.
  • 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.
  • Anyone who would like to have a free peer tutor to help with his or her subjects, see Ms. Christie Beck.
  • 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.
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