February 23, 2016

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Calleigh Matheson.

Welcome to the following guest staff: Michael Brothers for Donna White (pm), Adam Clow for Alana Trainor.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Any student who has completed the Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award must bring their completed applications to Ms. Victor or Ms. Toombs in Student Services before lunch on Tuesday. Students cannot apply for this award on their own, it must be submitted through Student Services.
  • Congratulations to Hailee White who made it through the first round of the 10th annual Polar Expressions Publishing Short Story contest, with her short story “Spectrum”. Just a few short weeks ago, Hailee also qualified in the poetry contest as well! WOW! Hailee’s short story 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 for representing MRHS! All student winners will be announced mid to late May. Best of luck, Hailee! Students: please see Mrs. Killeen on how you can enter into future contests!
  • There is a Grad Activity Committee meeting today at 12pm in Room 119.
  • It’s that time of year again! Mrs. Killeen is ordering Library books and taking suggestions! Visit the Library and jot down your suggestions!
  • Skills PEI is having a job fair today from 2:00 to 6:00pm at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague. Bring your resume!
  • UNB will be here today in the Library to answer any questions students may have about applications, residence, and scholarships.  Please let Ms.Victor know if you plan to attend the event.
  • Acadia University will be hosting a Parent and Student Night at the Holiday Inn in Charlottetown this evening, starting at 7pm. Prospective students and applicants have been notified of this event. At this event they will be doing admission on the spot for students who have not yet applied, as well as answering any questions about scholarships, residence, and next steps.
  • Interested in puzzles in a quiet space? The library monitors have some puzzles set up in the library. We’ll rotate the puzzles every few weeks, while increasing difficulty. Stop by before school or at lunch and work on it by yourself or with a friend.
  • Emma Prosper, Kathleen Chandler, Ella Kingdon, Charity Shepard, and Stephen Chandler are asked to see Glenda McInnis this week.

 Athletic Department:

  • MRHS Juice Box Female Athletes of the Week: Sarah Campion, Maya Hinks, Lily Levesque, Faith MacLeod, Katie MacNeill. Our Midget Girls Gymnastics team won the team title at the PEISAA Provincial Gymnastics Championships on Saturday. Congratulations to the team on representing MRHS so well!
  • There will be Women’s Rugby training after school on Wednesday. New players are welcome!
  • All Powerlifters who are competing at provincials on March 15 are expected to be training at least twice a week in the fitness centre. Team practices will be held on March 2 and March 8 after school. All lifters competing at provincials are expected to attend.

 Upcoming Events:

  • There will be a meeting for the Environment Club this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 12:00 noon in room 131. New members are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 24. We encourage everyone to practice kindness, and wear a pink shirt, button, or pin to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.
  • Tacos in a Bag The Hospitality and Tourism class is serving Taco’s in a Bag on Thursday, February 25, at lunch in the foods room (#136). Cost is $5/bag which will include a bag of Doritos covered in your choice of taco toppings and a small glass of juice. All proceeds will go towards helping the students fund-raise for a tip to tip tour of PEI.
  • Indigo Teen Book Club is hosting book club this Thursday at 7:00pm at the Charlottetown store. The two books being discussed are the strange and beautiful sorrows of ava lavender by Leslye Walton and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. New members are always welcome! See Mrs. Killeen for more information.
  • 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.


  • It is that time of year again where we are looking for great peer tutors who are interested helping their fellow students. These peer tutors can accumulate community service bursary hours for this work. Anyone who is interested should come and see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B.
  • The school is looking for students who would be interested in helping out other students who are new to Montague High. If you are interested in the New Student Mentoring Program, please see Ms. Beck in Learning Centre B. Students can accumulate community service bursary hours by volunteering with this program.
  • Mindful Mondays: helping teens de-stress. Come and see Ms.Victor and Ms.Toombs in the Library Conference room to learn about how to put some strategies in place to deal with stress.  Meeting on Mondays in the Library Conference room from 12:00 to 12:30pm.
  • 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 on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30pm and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
  • 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 or Haley MacLeod.
  • 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 Announcements:

  • Snowboard PEI – RIDERS Speed & Style event at Brookvale – February 27, 2016: The event is open to participants aged 8 and up, who have basic snowboarding skills. The event is a partnership between Canada~Snowboard (C~S) and Snowboard PEI that is intended to attract and engage youth into the competitive snowboarding world. A RIDERS Speed & Style event introduces participants to competition through a multi-discipline skills course designed to challenge the fundamental snowboard skills (agility, balance & coordination) of freestyle, snowboard cross and alpine snowboarding. The event also serves as a capstone to showcase Snowboard PEI’s first season of RIDERS programs in a fun competition that includes an on course training session, 2 runs with feedback on skills plus prizes for Best Style, Most Improved and Sportsmanship. Snowboard PEI will be hosting a BBQ at Brookvale following the event. Come see what we are about!
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