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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students on countdown to March break

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities. - Sally Cole

Montague Regional High School

Farm to Table is March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come out to see local farms showcased, plant seeds and sample healthy local food. This evening is sponsored by the P.E.I. Home and School Federation and the Montague Regional High School Parent Council, with contributions by the P.E.I. Agriculture Awareness Committee.

There will be no classes March 18-22, as it is March break.

McPhee Gotell has advanced to the next round of the 13th annual Polar Expressions Publishing short story contest with her short story, "The Awakening".

The following students are competing in the Provincial Skills Competition this month: Frank Paquet; Caleb Creed; Dillon Snook; Colin Lea; Alex Vandaele; Alex Bourgeois; Braden Gillis; Travis LaPointe and Courtney McGeoghegan.

Cuyler Brehaut, Tyson Hayter, Merlin M’Cloud, Olivia Sibbick and Allison Vandaele represented MRHS at the Confederation Cup Provincial Debating Championships, with Brehaut finishing fifth overall and M’Cloud second. His second-place finish qualified him to participate in the National Debating Seminar in Halifax later this year.

Charlottetown Rural High School

Raider Night is March 14, 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and provide access to a roving food experience, prepared by Raider culinary 801 students in collaboration with students from the Culinary Institute of Canada. Food stations will be positioned throughout the school as guests explore and discover student talent through band and improvisational skit performances, participate in interactive recreational activities and science labs and visit the multi-cultural diversity district student displays. In addition, there will be a cake auction and silent auction to support the school's band culinary and band programs. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by contacting the school at 902-368-6905

UPEI will be holding course registrations at the Rural for incoming first-year students on March 14. Interested students must sign up at student services beforehand and pay their $250 tuition deposit beforehand.

Colonel Gray High School

Over March break, UPEI is offering first-year students the opportunity to sign up for individual fall and winter courses. Academic advisers will assist students in the Robertson Library during the following times: March 18, 9 a.m. to noon; March 19, noon to 4 p.m.; March 20, 9 a.m. to noon and March 21, noon to 4 p.m.

A registration session with UPEI first-year advisers will also happen at Colonel Gray High School after break on March 28 at 3:10 p.m. in lab 153. Students entering UPEI in September should take advantage of these opportunities.

The Community Service Bursary Program permits students in Grades 10-12 to accumulate volunteer hours, calculated at a rate of $5 per hour. Students need to register at studentloan.pe.ca or by calling 902-368-4640 and then can accumulate a minimum of 30 hours, up to a maximum of 150 hours. These CSB hours will then be credited to the student’s post-secondary account when starting university or college.

Kinkora Regional High School

On March 11, the P.E.I. Humane Society Fundraiser Cupcake sale is at noon.

There are no classes March 18-22 as it is March break.

Parent and students are invited to register for next year's courses on March 25. Grade 9 students and their parents are invited to the come 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.

The annual Blazer Beef Supper, a major KRHS fundraising event, will be held at Kinkora Place on April 28, f4-6 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults & $8 for children under 12. Take-out will be available.

Grad 2019 parents are reminded that yearbook parent ads are ¼ page in size, and the cost is $50 per ad. Email pictures and a message to ldcousins@cloud.edu.pe.ca before March 29. Make cheques payable to Kinkora Regional High School.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation is sponsoring free Mental Health First Aid on March 14-15 in Kinkora. There were over 100 communities that applied for the funding and only 12 were accepted

The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year until March 15 for students, parents and teachers.

Westisle Composite High School

Westisle students will be completing the CSTADS (Canadian Student Tobacco and Drug Survey) today during first period. Students received an information sheet on Thursday outlining the details. Parents who do not wish for their child to write the survey should sign the document and return it no later than today.

Any students who are enrolled in the co-op program are reminded to sign and return all their documents as soon as possible as they will be starting their work placements over the March break.

If any students are interested in bursary hours, there is an opportunity to the K-2 JRNBA program on Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., for seven weeks beginning March 30. Those hours would count as bursary hours. For more details, contact Laura Rogers.

Westisle’s parent survey is up again and can be completed at ourschool.net/survey/splash/westisleparents2019.

Course registration for UPEI will be held at Westisle on March 26 during first period. It is highly recommended that any students attending UPEI attend.

Students will not have classes on March break, March 18-22.

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