May 9, 2016

It’s a “D-C” Day!

Happy Birthday to Spencer Arsenault, Nikita Sheppard and Ms. Christie Beck!  Belated greetings to Taylor J. Matheson, Ashton Ryan, Sarah MacMaster, Lindsay Birt and Ms. Lynn Hayes who celebrated their birthdays over this past weekend.

 Welcome to the following guest staff:  Kirk White for Donna White (am), Jenny McCarron for Gail Greene, Nicole Butler for Jennifer Victor, Garrett Toole for Matt Kelly.

Wowser! A big congrats to Honourable Delegates Maddy Delodder, Liam Hatton, Sierra Macdonald, John Ployer, Kestra Greer and Cameron Davies who represented MRHS at the John Peters Humpfrey Model United Nations at St. Thomas University over this past weekend.  Also a special mention to Cameron who was awarded the prize as Top Delegate in the World Health Organization Committee on Vaccination Procedures.

Changes in Library this Week: The School Library will be CLOSED during this week May 9-13 due to DELF exams being written. Study Block students may use Room 201 to work all week. Room 201 will be supervised for quiet study only during lunch time. If students require the use of a computer to print during lunch, go to Learning Centre Room 95. Please plan accordingly. Library will be open each morning from 8:15 to 8:45am and all day Thursday! We apologize for any inconvenience.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Garland’s homeroom would like to challenge all other homerooms to raise $1 per student in the class to donate to the Red Cross fund for Fort McMurray.  Let’s make an attempt to donate $1 for every student that attends MRHS.  (The Federal government announced on Thursday that they would match every dollar raised to help support families who have lost everything and have been displaced.)
  • Grads: Viking Pin applications are due by 3pm today! Because the Library is closed please submit to main office. No late applications accepted.
  • There is a Grad Activity Committee meeting today at 12 pm in Room 119.
  • Freezie sales this week will be going to the PROM committee to help cover some of costs of decorations.  Freezies are being sold in Learning Centre A for $1. Please make sure all wrappers go in the garbage, thank you!
  • Prom Decorating Committee will be meeting after school today. You will meet in the Cafeteria at 3:15.
  • Prom Fundraising Committee needs to see Ms. Pike during the morning break to sign up for freezie sales.
  • MRHS Awards Banquet is on May 31 at 6 pm. Athletics, Music Department, Student Council, and Yearbook awards will be presented. Tickets are on sale ($5 for students, $10 for parents) this week only, Monday to Thursday, at noon in the ticket booth. All students, staff, and parents are invited to attend. Athletes have already paid for their tickets in their athletic fee, but MUST STILL SIGN UP at the ticket booth to attend.

Upcoming Events:

  • Important STRIVE meeting on Tuesday at lunch time. Please go to Student Services.
  • Don’t forget to nominate someone for the “Pie in the Face”! Talk to Daniel Whalen, Patricia Crant or Tristan Ohl by this Wednesday.
  • MRHS Student Council invites you to a hypnotist show being held Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 in the Cafeteria.  Tickets cost $7.  Come out and try to get hypnotized by Ian Stewart.
  • Breakfast for Lunch: This week’s Culinary meal is a delicious home-made quiche with a side of warm crispy hash-browns, a light fresh fruit salad, a slice of freshly baked fruit bread, and a yogurt parfait for dessert. To top it all off is an iced coffee to drink. The meal is on Friday and the cost is $8.

 Student Services Information:

  • Hockey PEI Scholastic Award and the Jim Stirling Scholarship submissions are due May 13, 2016. Each are valued at $1000, more information available at Student Services.
  • Tricia Martell will be here on May 18 to present to Grade 12 students about the PEI Student Loan program that is offered through the government. The presentation will be in the Library Conference Room at 11:45.

Athletic Department:

  • No Women’s Softball today. Game tomorrow during “Fill the Hill”. Players should pass in their forms and money so you can get a uniform.
  • Softball and Track and Field forms and fees are being collected in the PE office every day at lunch time. These must be handed in before the first competition. Softball players will receive your uniform when both items have been handed in. Outstanding Rugby fees are still being collected as well.
  • Ball Hockey Intramurals this week: Georgetown vs Cardigan Flyers on Tuesday, JASONS vs Prestige Worldwide on Thursday.
  • MRHS Juice Box Female Athletes of the Week:
  • MRHS Juice Box Male Athletes of the Week:

MRHS Track and Field:

  • Tryout dates: May10, 12, 17.
  • Athletes must attend a MINIMUM of 4 of the 5 tryouts to be considered for the team. Rugby and Softball athletes are expected to attend track and field practice before joining their rugby/softball practice. Athletes must compete in at least one event other than relays.
  • MRHS can send 4 competitors per event, and 2 relay teams per event.
  • Team practice dates: May 19, 24, 31, June 2
  • Regional East Meet: May 26 at UPEI. Top 8 competitors per event and top 4 relay teams from Regional East Meet qualify for PEISAA Provincial Championships on June 3 & 4 at UPEI.


  • Triathlon: Swimming training is at 7:00am at AFC on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning training 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 meeting every Thursday at 12:00 noon in Room 141.
  • Mindful Mondays: helping teens de-stress. Meeting on Mondays in the Library Conference room from 12:00 to 12:30pm.
  • Grads, Viking Pin applications are due May 9!
  • 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.

Montague Summer Days Presents “Montague’s Got Talent”:

  • Any act/age can enter, you get 10 minutes to perform. PA and Soundman will be provided.
  • Acts must be family friendly and safe. Top three picks will be awarded cash prizes.
  • Entry forms available in main office, due back on June 24, 2016.
  • Call Bobby Gallant 902-218-0372 for more information.
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