May 10, 2016

It’s a “C-D” Day!

Happy Birthday to Isaac Arbuckle and Harrison MacKay.

 Welcome to the following guest staff:  Jenny McCarron for Pauline Kelly, Michael Brothers for Alana Trainor (pm), Amy McCarron for Doug Weeks, Ralph Jamieson for Sharon Anderson.

The MRHS Envirothon Team competed in the Nova Scotia Envirothon Competition at Acadia University. The team consisted of Amanda Gormley, Bethany MacKenzie, Chloe Jardine, and Kim Lava.  The girls wrote field exams and then made a presentation on invasive species to a panel of industry experts. The team will compete this July in Peterborough at the International event.

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:

  • Important STRIVE meeting today at lunch time. Please go to Student Services.
  • Our Vocal Music program had a record breaking week at the Kings County Music Festival last week and had two beautiful performances at the Kings County Awards Concert on Saturday evening. Between the four vocal groups, they received $1000 in prize money!!! Also, the MRHS Small Ensemble and Here Comes Treble were both recommended to Provincial Music Festival Finals with the recommendation that they be considered for National Finals. We are so proud of all of these talented students!!  🙂
  • There will be a meeting for all those on the Pitched to Perfection planning crew at lunch today at 11:45 in Learning Centre B.
  • There will be auditions on Friday for the parts of the two MC’s for the vocal spring concert (non-choir members) and for the competitor individual parts (choir members). Students should come prepared with a ten line memorized monologue to the music room Friday at lunch time.

Upcoming Events:

  • Peer Helping Block Meetings: Wednesday (tomorrow) in Room 139.
  • Don’t forget to nominate someone for the “Pie in the Face”! Talk to Daniel Whalen, Patricia Crant or Tristan Ohl by this Wednesday.
  • Triathlon team will have a bike and run training session after school on Wednesday, May 11, at 3:30pm.  If you need a safe place to leave your bike during school hours, please see Mr. MacDonald or Ms Evans-Renaud. Saturday, May 14, at will be a full practice with a swim, bike and run.  Team will meet at the pool at 7:50am to set up your bike.  Swim starts at 8am.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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, until 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.

 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:

  • Ball Hockey Intramurals today: Georgetown vs Cardigan Flyers.
  • Game Day Lunch in Mr. Munn’s room to get ready for our game against Westisle.
  • “Fill the Hill” this evening when Women’s Soccer, Women’s Rugby, and Men’s Rugby teams will be playing! Don’t worry about snacks… there will be a BBQ too!
  • 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 Thursday: JASONS vs Prestige Worldwide.

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: 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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