February 11, 2016 “(C-D)” Day

Welcome to the following guest staff: Colin Clarke for Isis Fluegge, Michael Brothers for Christie Beck (pm), Michael MacAdam for Andrew Henderson (am), Wanda Cheverie for Gail Greene, Helena Jamieson for Dawn Martell (am).

Today’s Highlights:
•Congratulations to Hailee White who made it through the first round of the 10th annual Polar Expressions Publishing Poetry contest, with her poem “I Dream of You”. All student winners will be announced mid to late May. Best of luck Hailee! Thank you for representing MRHS. Hailee’s poem will be published and move forward to the final round of the competition to possibly win one of 3 prizes totaling $6500! MRHS now has received an entry towards the bonus prize worth $875. Thank you Hailee!
•Any student who has not yet notified Ms. Victor or Ms. Toombs in Student Services on where to send their transcript needs to do so today.
•Any student interested in applying for the Canadian youth delegation for the Junior 7 summit in Japan in April 2016, please visit http://www.acic-caci.org/volunteer-opportunities/ or come to Student Services for more information.
•Saint Mary’s University Information Session: Today at 7:00pm at Confederation Centre. Interested students should register at info@smu.ca.
•Match Makers are on sale for $2 in the ticket booth until next Tuesday, February 16.
•A reminder for Grade 12 students who are planning on applying to UPEI Nursing Program that the deadline is February 15, 2016, and there is a supplementary form that is required.
•Students, and staff are invited to Learning Centre B to sign a memory journal that will be presented to Mary Ellen Campbell’s family at the end of the week. You are welcome to leave a memory, a thought, a note of sympathy, a sketch or drawing, or whatever is in your heart. Please see Ms. Beck or Mrs. Power if you have any questions.
•Choir Members – Pick up time for the Steerman Quality Meat orders has been changed to 1:00pm on Monday, February 15. Please be on time.
•How would you like to win a trip to Toronto? If you enter the school poetry recitation contest, you could! Choose two poems from http://www.poetryinvoice.com, and memorize one this weekend. Come to Mr. Lea’s room 211 next Wed, Thurs or Fri at lunch to present them and you could be entered to go to Toronto April 19-22nd. If you have any questions please see Ms. Burrows, Mr. Lea, or Rose Henbest (she went to Montreal last year to compete!).

Athletic Department:
•MRHS Juice Box Male Athlete of the Week: Denver “Hollywood” MacDonald, Grade 10 Forward. Denver continues to demonstrate hard work and dedication to his training; and in return, he is showing improvements every day. Last week, Denver had a season high 8 points and led the team with 8 rebounds in a very important win versus Kinkora.
•Gymnastics practice is today after school until 5:00pm at MCS.

Upcoming Events:
•Out of respect for the late Mary Ellen Campbell, there will be no classes for students on Friday, Feb.12.
•Parents and students are reminded that Monday, February 15, is Islander Day; therefore, there will be no classes for students. Tuesday will be a “C-D” Day.
•Parents and students are invited to attend an information night on Wednesday 17, 2016, at 6:30pm in the Montague Regional High School Cafeteria. Holland College and UPEI will be doing a short presentation and will be available for questions. Important graduation information will be shared such as grad activities, student awards, graduation and prom. Parents of students in lower grades are welcome to attend.
•Holland College visit is now scheduled for February 18 at 11:45am. They will have one on one meetings with students who would like to meet individually with representatives from Holland College. They will assist with applications, scholarships, as well any other questions students may have. Please sign up at Student Services for a time.
•Acadia University 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.

Reminders:
•Want to win a Galaxy Tablet? Visit scholastic.ca/contests for complete details or contact Mrs. Killeen for more information. Deadline for entries is March 11, 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.
•Wrestling practice goes until 6:00pm on Wednesdays from now on.
•Ordering Your Yearbook: 2015-16 Yearbooks are on sale until February 26. Don’t be disappointed.
•Friday Song Requests can be submitted to 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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