Stu­dents busy with win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties

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Mon­tague Re­gional

High School Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Re­mem­brance Day Con­test. In the poem cat­e­gory, Geena Bushey placed first and Brea­hanna Cal­laghan placed sec­ond and third. Brea­hanna also placed first in the colour poster cat­e­gory, while Whit­ney Camp­bell placed first in the black and white poster cat­e­gory.

Ex­ams will take place be­tween Jan. 24-30.

The in­stru­men­tal mu­sic class will be host­ing an evening of great mu­sic on Thurs­day, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Stu­dents will be pre­sent­ing their fi­nal as­sign­ments as well as some mu­sic they have been work­ing on as a team through­out the se­mes­ter. Ad­mis­sion is free but do­na­tions to the in­stru­men­tal mu­sic pro­gram would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the stu­dents.

Year­books can be or­dered from Fe­bru­ary 4- 21, 2019. Cost is $50; pay­ment can be made by cash or cheque, payable to MRHS. Year­books can also be or­dered on-line us­ing a credit card. The link is avail­able on the school’s web­site.

Colonel Gray High School

To­day at lunch, Parks Canada stu­dent re­cruit­ment of­fi­cers will be set up out­side stu­dent ser­vices with in­for­ma­tion and ap­pli­ca­tions forms for sum­mer jobs for stu­dents.

Wel­come to Aimee Jenk­ins, who is com­plet­ing Gordie Cox’s teach­ing as­sign­ment for the rest of first se­mes­ter. Also, wel­come back to teacher Jared Chev­erie. Best of luck to Don McKenna, who ac­cepted a clean­ing po­si­tion at Kens­ing­ton In­ter­me­di­ate High School.

Two days last week, MADD Canada pre­sented Weed out the Risk to eight groups of in­di­vid­ual classes. The topic in­cluded safety while driv­ing.

First se­mes­ter fi­nal ex­ams are sched­uled from Jan 24 - 30, be­gin­ning with the Grade 11 math as­sess­ment. Block A ex­ams are on Jan. 25, Block B ex­ams, Jan. 28, Block C, Jan. 29 and Block D, Jan. 30. The first in­struc­tional day for sec­ond se­mes­ter is Feb. 1.

Char­lot­te­town Ru­ral High School

A re­minder to Grade 12 stu­dents to be aware of dead­lines for post-sec­ondary ap­pli­ca­tions, schol­ar­ships, and bur­saries. Stu­dents are also re­minded to sign up for Re­ if they haven’t al­ready.

Mem­bers of the E.Y.E.S. com­mit­tee re­cently com­pleted a 24hour food fast. This acted as a fundraiser for the lo­cal food bank as well an aware­ness event con­cern­ing food se­cu­rity in Canada.

Stu­dents Katie Liu and Lucy Li were awarded a Ris­ing Youth grant. They used the funds to pro­vide some new recre­ational ma­te­ri­als for se­niors at Beach Grove Home as well as some per­sonal care gift bags for res­i­dents.

Stu­dents who are in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the Na­tional Youth En­gage­ment Week are asked to come to stu­dent ser­vices and pick up an ap­pli­ca­tion. This is a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence five days at De­pot, the RCMP’s train­ing academy in Regina. A select group of Grade 12 stu­dents from across Canada will ex­pe­ri­ence what it’s like to be a cadet in train­ing. Dead­line is Jan 31.

Kinkora Re­gional High School

Fi­nal ex­ams will run Jan. 24-30. Jan. 31 is the turn- around day, with no classes. Feb. 1 is the first day of the sec­ond se­mes­ter.

The den­tal pre­ven­tive clinic at Kinkora Re­gional High will start the sec­ond week of Fe­bru­ary.

The Vic­tory in Europe Tour 2020 com­mem­o­rates the 75th an­niver­sary since the end of the First World War in Europe as well as im­por­tant stops from the First World War. Stu­dents will visit France, Bel­gium and the Nether­lands from April 28-May 7. In De­cem­ber, stu­dent trav­ellers sold tick­ets on a Christ­mas house tour and a gift card tree. Win­ners of the gift card tree were Heather Rogers, Roger Doucette and Krista Mill­man, third. If any­one has ques­tions, con­tact Kevin Bus­tard.

ADP stu­dents will head to Ot­tawa on Feb. 10 for a week at En­coun­ters with Canada. The theme of their week is tech and food. Par­tic­i­pants will ex­plore in­no­va­tive and ex­cit­ing ideas to feed Canada and the world in the fu­ture. Spon­sored by Farm Credit Canada, par­tic­i­pants travel from lab­o­ra­tory to field to dis­cover the wide va­ri­ety of op­por­tu­ni­ties in the tech and food are­nas.

School food think tanks were held re­cently in three school com­mu­ni­ties where nine schools are pre­pared to pi­lot a school food pro­gram. Hun­dreds of stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the events at East Wilt­shire In­ter­me­di­ate, Kinkora Re­gional High, and Mon­tague Re­gional High. Their sug­ges­tions will be in­te­grated into the school food pi­lot project planned for fall 2019.

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