January 15, 2015

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Welcome to the following guest staff:  Robin Dickieson for Earl Campbell, Dean Lackie for Charlie Trainor (pm), Harold Brothers for Brian Somers, Jenny McCarron for Pauline Kelly, Mindy Johnston for Tim Lea (pm), Harris Campbell for Alana Trainor, Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene, Vanessa Foster for Kirk White (pm).

“Tips for Timbits” This is the last day for a tip for Occupational Health and Safety included in the announcements.  After hearing the tip, write it on a piece of paper, along with your name and grade; then place your entry in the timbit box located in the office. On Monday, January 18, the OHS leaders will draw a name with a top for the prize of a box of timbits.

  • Tip #4: You have the right to refuse unsafe work by law, according to OHS Act 16. Keep yourself safe!

Jamie Oliver Stamps! Keep ‘em coming! With all your generous donations of Jamie Oliver stamps, the Foods/Culinary lab now has 2 carving sets, 7 pairs of kitchen shears, and 7 chef’s knives. Ms. Anderson is still collecting for 7 pairing knives and 5 bread knives. Rumor has it that the program is ending sometime in February so any stamps collected would be deeply appreciated.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Kirsten Whiteway to the Library, please.
  • Students and staff are reminded that the hallway fountains are for water only. Please refrain from using the fountains for dumping other substances.
  • Did you see the new schedule for exams? Grade 11 Math Assessment is on Monday, Jan.25; Exams for A Block classes are on Tuesday, Jan.26; B Block classes on Wednesday, Jan.27; C Block classes on Thursday, Jan.28; and D Block classes on Friday, Jan.29. Exams are written in the morning, leaving the afternoon open for presentations/seminars/oral and practical exams, make-up exams, or study time.
  • Callum Thomson is an eight year old Belfast student who has been recently diagnosed with Leukemia. He is currently undergoing treatment in Halifax. Student Council are still collecting spare change during lunch break today to help out this family.  Thanks in advance for your donations!

Athletic Department:

  • The Basketball teams will depart at 12:55 pm today for the Islander Invitational Tournament. Good luck!
  • MRHS Juice Box Female Athlete of the Week: Rebecca Martens. Rebecca played well at the confederation city classic was player of the game. She played very well defensively in the tournament.
  • MRHS Juice Box Male Athlete of the Week: Kyle Parlee – Grade 12 guard. Kyle led the basketball team in scoring and rebounding last week (32pts 16rebs) as the Vikings defeated Charlottetown Rural #2 in their first game after the holiday break.  As a senior, Kyle continues to show leadership with his hard work on the court and his dedication to training.

Upcoming Events:

  • The MRHS Vocal Class will be presenting a concert of solo work by each student in the class on Monday, January 18, at 7:00. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully received and will go toward the purchase of music for the vocal music class.
  • Mount Allison University will have booth set up in the lobby on Monday, January 18, from 11:45-12:30.  Students are encouraged to stop and ask questions.
  • UPEI will be here on Tuesday, January 19, from 11:45 to12:30.  They will have a booth in the lobby and can answer any questions students may have about admissions, scholarships etc.
  • STRIVE meeting is being held on January 21 at 11:45, please bring along your folder.  New members are welcome.  See Ms.Victor for more information.
  • Indigo Teen Book Club (465 University Avenue, Charlottetown) is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, at 7:00, discussing the following books: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, and Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.
  • Schulich Leaders Scholarship Applications are available at Student Services.  The deadline for the application is January 25, 2016.
  • Terry Fox Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2016.  Students should see Ms.Victor if they have any questions.
  • FX will hold an information session on Wednesday February 10, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Hotel On Pownal (146 Pownal St, Charlottetown).  Please RSVP to Erin Draper at edraper@stfx.ca
  • Acadia will be back for a winter visit on February 24 from 11:45 to 12:30 in the Library Conference Room.  There will be on the spot admissions.  This visit will be more focused on scholarships and residences.
  • The Canadian Association of Principals are proud to sponsor the CAP Student Leadership Award. Criteria for Selection includes Leadership in School Activities (1 to max. of 25 points), Leadership in the Community (1 to max. of 25 points), Academic Achievement (1 to max. of 20 points), and Essay (1 to max. of 20 points). Award amount is $250.00. Students should see Ms. Victor for an application.  The deadline is March 1, 2016.


  • Triathlon: If you are training with Ms. Evans-Renaud and Mr. MacDonald, swimming will be at 7:00am at the AFC on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings will be in the Fitness Centre at MRHS.  An athletic fee of $10 must be paid to Ms. Evans-Renaud or Mr. MacDonald to help defray the cost of the pool.
  • Ordering Your Yearbook: 2015-16 Yearbooks are on sale until February 26. Don’t be disappointed.
  • 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 to 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.
  • All students are required to pay a $20 Student Fee each year. Payment should be made to the office.
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