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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students busy with spring 2019 activities

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Charlottetown Rural High School

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI is hosting the 17th annual Math Camp from May 3-5. It includes two nights of accommodation and meals in residence at UPEI. Students who are interested in attending this camp should see Ms. Walker in Room 304.

During March break, 21 students and four staff members went to Peru on a service-learning trip. They participated in a service build of an eco-tourism restaurant on Lake Titicaca. During the week they also visited significant locations including Lima, Cuzco, Macchu and Pichu.

Montague Regional High School

The Farm to Table event was a great success with many community members perusing the farm showcase. Attendees went home with herbs that they planted in home-made pots. Cuisine featuring locally-sourced food was sampled. The menu included apple cider, potato chocolate cake, beef kabobs, fruit crisp, potato wedges, frittatas and roasted veggies.

During School Goals Day parents and students had a chance to meet with mentor teachers to review course registration options for next year. Registration will take place shortly.

Parent teacher Interviews will be held April 11, 6-8:30 p.m., and April 12, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., and 1-3 p.m.

Colonel Gray High School

Students are invited to a sustainable bus transit meeting on March 26 at 11:45 a.m. in the Colonel Gray Library. Participants will share ideas, receive feedback and help design and participate in a pilot project for T3 Transit. In return, students will receive a free City of Charlottetown bus pass, valid for the rest of the school year. They will also receive credit for Community Service Bursary volunteer hours.

UPEI is offering first-year students the opportunity to sign up for individual fall and winter courses. Academic first-year advisors will be at Colonel Gray High School on Mar. 28, after school in Lab 153. Students entering UPEI in September are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Apr. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m., and Apr. 12,

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Grads can keep a regular check for upcoming scholarships and bursaries, updated and advertised on the bulletin board in Student Services, as well as the bursary booklet on the school website (found under Student Services).

Parents are reminded that the pick-up and drop-off site for students is from the student parking lot (closest to downtown). Follow the signs and refrain from creating an unsafe high traffic volume in the staff parking lot.

Kinkora Regional High School

Students and their parents are invited to register for next year’s courses on March 25. The school will be using the on-line program, My Blueprint (www.myblueprint.ca/pei). It includes features such as up-to-date information on credits the students have already completed. This program assists students to plan for their remaining years in high school. It will also allow them to explore possible post-secondary options.

That night Grade 9 students and their parents are invited to the computer lab at 6 p.m. while students and parents in grades 10 and 11 will meet in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. This is a great chance to learn about some course options. There will be an information session on the course registration process, course choices, and grad requirements, as well as the opportunity for students to register for their classes with their parents. Mr. McAleer, Ms. Cole and Mrs. McCarthy will all be available to answer questions.

Parent/teacher interviews will take place April 11 after school and in the evening. On April 12, parent/teacher interviews will run from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. There are no classes that day.

The annual Blazer Beef Supper, a major KRHS fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 28, 4-6 p.m., at Kinkora Place. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children-under-12. Take-out will be available.

Deadline for parent ads for the 2019 yearbook is March 28. Cost is $50 per ad. Contact Lesley Cousins for more information.

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