February 17, 2017

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Grace Boyce and Keighan White.

Welcome to the following guest staff:Colin Clarke for Matthew Killeen, Michael Brothers for Natasha Nabuurs (pm), Patricia Hewitt.

Calling all would-be chefs or want-to-be’s! If you are interested in competing in the PEI Provincial skills Canada cooking competition, please tell Ms. Anderson as soon as possible. If she has more than one interested, it will be necessary to have a cook-off which will be scheduled at noontime next week. Ms. A will take the first six names for the cook-off. Having taken Foods 421 is an asset. The Skills Canada competition is Tuesday, March 8. The meal the winner will be preparing for the judges is: fish chowder, roasted pork tenderloin, black peppercorn sauce, gratin dauphinois, sautéed spinach, maple glazed carrots batonnet, carrot cake with frosting and a fresh fruit garnish.

Today’s Highlights:

  • The first Culinary meal of the new semester is this Friday, February 19, in Room 136 at 11:50am. The menu includes Caesar salad with garlicy homemade croutons and dressing, warm, out-of-the-oven Focaccia bread, chicken lasagna made with fresh pasta rolled in our kitchen, slowly simmered tomato sauce and melted ricotta cheese. Dessert is a hazelnut gelato (an Italian ice cream) and the beverage is limonada (a kind of citrus slushie) which will cleanse your palate. Sign up in the ticket booth from 12 noon to 12:20 Wednesday to Thursday. Cost is $8 – a very good deal!
  • Students who have requested a meeting with Holland College are to go to the library at the beginning of lunch to get a time from Ms.Victor.
  • This week all across PEI is Family Violence Prevention Week. All students and staff are encouraged to wear purple today to show your support and post your photos at Facebook.com/govpe or send them to pacadmin@gov.pe.ca for posting on the online gallery of Family Violence Prevention Week.
  • Parents and students are invited to attend tonight’s information night starting 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.
  • How would you like to win a trip to Toronto April 19-22?  If you participate in the school poetry recitation contest you could be entered to win!  Choose two poems from www.poetryinvoice.com and memorize one.  Come to Mr. Lea’s room 211 today, tomorrow, or Friday at lunch to present them.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Burrows, Mr. Lea, or last year’s school champion Rose Henbest.

 Athletic Department:

  • Congratulations to the Woman’s Basketball team who added to their record of 15-4, with a 34-28 win over TOSH ‘AA’!
  • Today’s Home Games: Women’s Basketball v. Souris 5:30 pm and Men’s Basketball v. Souris 7:30 pm
  • There is a sign-up sheet outside Mr. Kelly’s classroom (226) for any male students interested in playing for the school’s high school hockey team.  Sign-ups are open to male students in grade 10-12 who play Midget A or AA hockey.
  • Men’s Rugby: Practice rescheduled to Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
  • Gymnastics practice on Thursday for all athletes competing at Provincials this weekend.  Provincials are Saturday in Kensington. All gymnastics athletes MUST hand their consent forms in to Ms. Nabuurs this week in order to be able to compete at provincials this weekend.

 Upcoming Events:

  • There will be a very important SEVEC meeting in Mr. Kelly’s room (226) at 12pm this Friday, February 19.  All students are asked to bring a piece of photo identification and their health cards.
  • 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.
  • On Thursday, February 18, the MRHS Disney Choir, Here Comes Treble, and the Small Ensemble present the annual Love Songs Concert. The concert begins at 7:00 in the cafeteria and costs $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There will be a bake sale and cake auction.  All are welcome to attend!
  • 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.
  • Oulton College from Moncton NB will be here on March 8 at lunch time for any students interested in information.  They will be set up in the lobby.


  • We have a few extra days to sign the journal for Mary Ellen. If you haven’t done so, please feel free to stop by Learning Centre B during breaks or at lunch to sign it. We know Mary Ellen’s family will appreciate reading your thoughts, comments and stories 🙂
  • 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.

Public Service Announcement:

  • Benefit Concert: Floyd Jenkins, a former MRHS bus driver, has to travel to Nova Scotia for further testing and procedures to deal with health issues regarding his heart. There is a benefit concert scheduled for February 21, 2016, starting at 2:00pm at the King’s Playhouse in Georgetown. Any funds raised will be used to assist with the cost of travel, accommodations, medications, etc. Your help would be appreciated.
  • Spring League Volleyball teams for girls at Montague Regional High School starting on Monday, February 22 at 7pm. Plans are to have a Grade 7-9 team and a Grade 10-12 team. If there are any questions, contact John Munro at mjmunro33@gmail.com, or call 659-7200.
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