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Montague Regional High School
Welcome back to teaching staff Trisha Burrows, Sara Visser and Karen Malone, who have returned from leave and to teacher Mindy Johnston, who is with the school again for second semester.
The Music Department will be hosting the ninth annual Love Songs Concert on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There will be a treat table and a cake auction. It promises to be a night of fun and romance. The storm date is Feb. 14.
The Student Council online Facebook Auction will begin today. Appreciation is expressed to those who donated items. There is a wide variety of items so be sure to check it out. The successful bidders can pick up their items at the school on Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Colonel Gray High School
Welcome to new staff Kent Blenkhorn (English), Mitchell MacKinnon (biology, math), Lysiane Soucy (French) and Li-Jean Tsai (a counsellor until May).
All universities/colleges will require first semester final marks. It’s extremely important that, by today, upcoming grads fill in a transcript request form in student services, so that final grades can be sent as part of a massive mail out for university deadlines.
On Feb. 13, St. Thomas University will be visiting at lunch time.
Grad photo retakes are Feb. 13-14 in the library. Students requiring retakes or who previously missed can book an appointment time online at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqyyrrv/. All graduates should be photographed, at this time to be included on the 2019 wall composite.
Report cards will be sent home with students on Feb. 14 (delayed from Feb. 7). Parents/guardians/students are asked to retain this important document in a safe place, as it may be required for attendance verification in the future, immigration documentation or unofficial marks when applying for scholarships and bursaries. In other words, do not throw out report cards.
Holland College will be waiving its normal $40 application fee for students who apply on Feb. 14. Also, at lunch on Feb. 20, admissions staff from Holland College will be at Colonel Gray. Students can sign up in student services and will then have an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with final questions about programs, applying or scholarships. Feb. 28 is the HC deadline for program applications and the majority of student entry scholarships.
Mount St. Vincent University representative will be in student services at lunch time on Feb. 22 and will be waiving the normal application fee for anyone applying on the spot.
There will be no classes for students on Feb. 25, due to a professional learning say.
Kinkora Regional High School
Feb. 11-15 is Family Violence Prevention Week at KRHS.
Feb. 18 is Islander Day with no classes.
Good Morning Yoga is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15-8:30 a.m. Drop in format, grab a mat at the door and join in.
From Feb. 10-16 some of the Grade 10, 11 and 12 Academy diploma program in agriculture and bioscience students will be attending Encounters with Canada at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa. The theme of their week is Tech & Food.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is Feb. 11-15. Everyone is encouraged to find ways of saying thank you to administrators, teachers and staff for the contributions they make.
The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year, Feb. 19 to March 15, for students, parents and teachers.
Chef Kirby Gill is at the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to prepare hot, nutritious meals for students.