January 18, 2016

It’s “D-C” Day!

Happy Belated Birthday to the following students who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend: Bandanprit Kaur, Ewen MacPhee, Abagail Cooper, and Noah Jory.

Welcome to the following guest staff:  Dean Lackie for Philip MacDonald, Nancy Cudmore for Caleigh Oehlke, Sarah Mosher for Matt Kelly, Wanda Cheverie for Yvonne Higgins, Harris Campbell for Michael Stewart, Mary Ellen Toole for Garrett Toole.

High School Exam School Closures/Delays Information:

  • Secondary Mathematics Assessment – Monday, January 25, 2016
  • In the event of an Island wide school closure on Monday, January 25, the mathematics assessment will occur on the next day, Tuesday, January 26, at the same time. There will be regular classes for all other students on January 26.All other exams will move ahead one day.
  • If one family of schools is closed for the day on Monday, January 25, the assessment IN ALL SCHOOLSwill occur on the next day, Tuesday, January 26, at the same time. There will be regular classes for all other students on January 26. All other exams will move ahead one day.
  • If schools or families of schools are delayed an hour, the assessment in those schools will begin an hour later.
  • It is important that all schools write the SMA on the same day.

Today’s Highlights:

  • The MRHS Vocal Class will be presenting a concert of solo work by each student in the class this evening, starting 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 today from 11:45-12:30.  Students are encouraged to stop and ask questions. They will be doing on the spot admissions; students interested should see Ms. Victor in Student Services before lunch.
  • 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.

Athletic Department:

  • Powerlifting: The fitness center will be open for Powerlifters today. Mr. Toole is away, but Mr. Stewart will be here to supervise.
  • Basketball team bus departs for Colonel Gray at 3:30 pm today.
  • Atlantic Fitness East has reopened; therefore, Triathlon training will be at the pool tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
  • Congratulations to the MRHS Women’s Basketball team who went undefeated this past weekend in the Islander Invitational tournament, bringing home a banner for MRHS. The girls put in outstanding effort and fought strong through every game. Great work, ladies!
  • The Men’s Basketball team continues to work and show improvement on and off the court, finishing the Islander Invitational Tournament with a 1-2 record, all games being close. The Vikings opened the weekend with a tough 3 point loss to TOSH but rebounded with a 7 point win over KISH.  In the consolation final, the Vikings fought back from a 20 point deficit late in the 4th quarter but still fell short, losing to Rural by 8.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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.
  • Dalhousie University will be having an information session on February 3 at 7:00pm at Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St.  Please go to dal/connect.ca for more details and to register.
  • 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 (100 points) 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), Essay (1 to max. of 20 points), and Recognition, Awards, Honours and Scholarships (1 to max. of 10 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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