April 6, 2016

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Morgan Kemp, Matthew MacDonald, Jessica O’Brien

Welcome to the following guest staff: Harold Brothers for Carl Evans, Garrett Toole for Karen Malone, Vanessa Foster for Kirk White (pm), Andrea Crane for Pauline Kelly.

Be there!  The following badminton players must report to the gym at lunch today to play important try-out/seeding games. Failure to attend will result in a forfeit for you or your team. Grace Gormley, Kelly Clements, Emma Stewart, Abby Munro, Evan Stewart, Lucas MacAulay, Stephen MacGeoghegan, Ty Peardon, Perry Gotell, Jake Matheson, Hunter Pauley, Bethany MacKenzie, Emma Collings, Maria Ferguson, Lexy Mooney, Tessa Steele, Maddy Stewart, Molly Stewart, Zoie Farish, Jonah Wilton, Braden Stewart, Donavan Bears, Daniel Martell, Nolan McKenna, Mark Morrison, Jake Banks, Ryan Curran.

Today’s Highlights:

  • There will be a meeting today in Room 224 for anyone interested in helping out with PROM!
  • Don’t forget to sign up for this week’s Culinary meal. Sweet and sour meatballs with rice and corn with a side of strawberry spinach salad. For dessert, there is angel cake topped with strawberry rhubarb sauce and fruit punch to drink.
  • Holland College will be here today from 11:45 to12:30 to answer any questions you may have in regards to scholarships at Holland College. Even if students have not heard on admission they should be preparing to apply to scholarships.  See Ms. Victor or Ms. Toombs for a time.
  • There will be a Parent Information meeting for students involved in the Maple Leaf Exchange at 6:00 this evening.
  • This is Spring Fling Week. We will be having our dance on Friday.  Today is the last day to purchase your tickets for $. Dress Up Week continues with Wildlife Wednesday, 80’s Throwback Thursday, and Tie Dye Friday.  We will be a photo booth in the student council room and we will be having another Instagram hashtag competition. There will be daily draws for bags of candy so be sure to participate! 

Student Services Information:

  • shOUT Conference: Are you interested in attending a conference related to gender and sexuality issues? On Saturday, April 23, 2016, PRIDE PEI and the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, will be hosting shOUT 16, the third annual GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) conference for junior and senior high school students and staff. There will be a variety of presenters and organizations on display, including the Youth Project, and PRIDE PEI.  There is no cost to attend this event. Lunch is provided free of charge. Individuals are asked to register before April 21, 2016 at http://peigsaconference.eventbrite.ca or see Ms. Toombs in Student Services.
  • There is a new club at MRHS, the Social Justice and Diversity Club. If you are interested in human rights and justice, and want to make a positive difference in society, check out the SJD club. First meeting will be Friday, April 8, in the Library conference room, 11:50am. Any questions, please see Ms. Toombs.
  • The Saint Dunstan Scholarship is a $5,000 renewable scholarship available to graduating PEI high school students who will be attending UPEI. Applicants must have obtained a minimum grade average of 85 % over their final two years of high school. SDU will offer four Saint Dunstan Scholarships per year. Application deadline is April 15 of the current academic year.
  • The SDU Bursaries have a value of $600 and are available to PEI students who are attending a post-secondary institution either on or off PEI. Bursaries are renewable for a maximum of three additional years. Application deadline is August 31of the current academic year. A maximum of two hundred bursaries will be awarded.
  • The SDU Board of Governor’s Award is available tograduating high school students in good academic standing who have demonstrated ability in citizenship, leadership and service to community, church and school. This award is a non- renewable $1,000 award to students entering a post-secondary institution. A minimum of one award per PEI High School will be given. Application deadline is May 1 of the current academic year.
  • Students can see Ms. Victor or Ms. Toombs or go onto the website at saintdunstansuniversity.ca for information regarding any of the Saint Dunstan opportunities.
  • Student Services has received updated information on the 4H Scholarships. Please see Ms. Toombs or Ms. Victor for information.
  • Grade 12’s who are eligible for the PEI Fisherman Association Award are reminded that the deadline is April 15,2016.
  • Hockey PEI Scholastic Award and the Jim Stirling Scholarship.  Each scholarship is valued at $1000.  Deadline for submission is Friday, May 13, 2016.  Applications can also be found on their website at: http://hockeypei.com/page.php?page_id=40723or at Student Services.

Athletic Department:

  • Congratulations to the Women’s Hockey team who defeated Bluefield 7-0 last night in their first game of the KISH Tournament. The Men’s team lost 5-1 to Bluefield. Men’s next game is tonight against TOSH at 7:50 in Kensington. The Women’s Hockey team plays Morell/Souris tonight at 6:30 pm in Pownal.
  • Men’s Rugby team fundraiser forms and money can be handed at the PE office at lunch time today. Tomorrow is the last day forms and money will be accepted.
  • Ball Hockey Intramurals tomorrow: Cardigan Flyers vs Prestige Worldwide
  • Athletic Fees are due from the following students: Donovan Bears (Powerlifting $10), Ryan MacEachern (Basketball $75), and Kyle Parlee (Basketball $75).
  • Badminton practice from 3:30 to 5:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.
  • Women’s Rugby Practice from 3:30 to 5:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • All students interested in playing Men’s Softball for MRHS this spring must sign up in the PE hallway by Friday, April 8.

Upcoming Events:

  • Environmental Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 7, after school to plan for Earth Day activities.
  • STRIVE Meeting this Friday at 11:45 in the Library Conference Room.  All students should plan to be there; new members are welcome.
  • Student Council is participating in a clothing drive. Get a head start on your spring cleaning and bring in any used clothes or shoes.  Clothing with small stains are also welcome as all items collected are distributed.  Please drop off your items in your home room before Friday, April 8.  The homeroom that brings in the most wins a pizza party.
  • The SEARS Scholarships for the Summer Acting Conservatory offers young actors from the ages of 12 to 18 the opportunity to train with professional actors during the summer months. Classes may include improvisation, scene study, dance, Shakespeare, voice and speech, monologues, stage combat, etc. SEARS Canada has made it possible for up to five students in Grades 10 or 11 on the Island to attend a two week acting camp (July 25 to August 5) for free. Students need to simply send in a resume and a one-page essay titled “I love theatre because …” Submission deadline is April 15. Please email applications (resume, one page essay, full contact details) to: Kate Martin at eslkatie1@gmail.com.


  • 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 $20 must be paid to Ms. Evans-Renaud or Mr. MacDonald to help defray the cost of the pool and registration. Team will be meeting every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Room 141.
  • 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.
  • Wrestling practice goes on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30pm and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
  • The library monitors have some puzzles set up in the library. They will rotate the puzzles every few weeks, with increasing difficulty. Stop by before school or at lunch and work on it by yourself or with a friend.
  • Teachers, please remember book inventory is due on April 11 to Mrs. Killeen.
  • Grads, please get started on your Viking Pin applications! They are due soonish! Obtaining signatures can be time consuming. Pick up a copy in the library!
  • 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.
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