Students busy with winter activities
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 Remind.com 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.