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This week at Kinkora Regional High School

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By KRHS student reporter Selina Lowther

DATES TO REMEMBER

Sept. 19 - Annual Terry Fox Run

Sept. 20 - Peer Helping Training

Sept. 20 to 21 - Eastern Farm Tour for Grade 10 ADP Students

Sept. 24 - FCC Drive Away Hunger Tour begins

Sept. 27 - Gr. 11 & 12 ADP students will be traveling to the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus High School Induction Day in Truro, N.S.

Sept. 28 - Orange Shirt Day

WELCOME

Welcome to all KRHS students, especially our new Gr. 9 students. We have 150 students plus 14 teachers, three educational assistants, two youth service workers, one workplace assistant, three support staff, and seven bus drivers.

WARM BLAZER WELCOME

A warm Blazer welcome to all KRHS students, and a very special welcome to our new staff: Jo Cullen (School Counselor), Samantha Dawson (Youth Service Worker), Ceildh Gaudet (Educational Assistant), Rodney MacFadyen (Youth Service Worker), Tracey MacMillan (Math), Jocelyn Mullin (Workplace Assistant), and Kirk White (Music & English).

FAREWELL & GOOD LUCK

Many thanks to the following KRHS Staff who left in June to pursue new endeavours: Lori Allen, Glenda MacDonald, Adam MacKay, & Peter Wynne. Your contributions to KRHS were certainly appreciated and you will be missed. Remember, once a Blazer, always a Blazer. Best wishes to you all.

NUT BAN

Our school has a total nut ban due to students with severe allergic reactions to nuts.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our most recent Student of the Week ~ Katie Pearce.

KRHS STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

The Student Council Executive for 2018/2019:

President ~ Rebecca Green

Vice-President ~ Katie Pearce

Executive Members ~ Abi Hamilton & Dakota MacWilliams

Teacher Advisor ~ Kevin Stewart.

School Dance ~ The first school dance will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8-11 p.m.

Pie Fund Raiser ~ The Student Council will be taking on our school’s annual pie fundraiser in October.

ANNUAL KRHS TERRY FOX RUN

Our 38th Annual KRHS Terry Fox Run will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with all funds raised going to cancer research. We thank Kevin Stewart & the Student Council for their tremendous efforts in organizing this event. Students & staff will walk on the Confederation Trail. Last year we raised over $870.

PEER HELPING TRAINING DAY

On Sept. 20, KRHS Peer Helpers will attend Provincial Peer Helping training at Credit Union Place with various other Island high schools. Many thanks to Peer Helping teacher Lesley Cousins.

VICTORY IN EUROPE TOUR

There is still time and space available for students to sign up for this trip of a lifetime. This trip commemorates the 75th anniversary since the end of World War II in Europe as well as important stops from World War I. KRHS, KISH, and TOSH will be visiting three countries: France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The cost is just under $3,700 and there will be some fundraising opportunities prior to the trip. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Bustard at the school, 902-887-2424, or by email, kwbustard@edu.pe.ca.

ENVIROTHON

Any students with an interest in studying the environment and representing KRHS in an environmental competition are asked to speak to Mr. Bustard.

ACADEMY DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN AGRICULTURE & BIOSCIENCE

Jessica Reeves is in charge of the Academy Diploma Program in Agriculture & Bioscience here at KRHS.

ADP News:

Welcome back, Aggies!

The Grade 10 members of the ADP in Agriculture & Bioscience will be participating in the Eastern P.E.I. Tour and their Animal Safe Handling course from Thursday, Sept. 20 to Friday, Sept. 21.

Other Important Upcoming ADP Dates:

Sept. 16 - P.E.I. Open Farm Day (All students are encouraged to participate with their family and friends.) Check out the website for more details: www.peiagsc.ca/openfarmday

Sept. 24 - Drive Away Hunger begins - This year the Aggies will once again spearhead the Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger Food Drive with the generous support of all KRHS students and staff. This year we will be working with the South Shore Food Share which is a new food bank located in Crapaud and is serving our community.

Sept. 27 - the Gr. 11 & 12 ADP students will be traveling to the Dalhousie University Agriculture Campus High School Induction Day in Truro, N.S. Students will tour the campus and explore the many programs of studies. They will also participate in a plant science and an animal science hands-on lab in the afternoon.

2019 GRAD NEWS

The Grad Executive members are responsible for planning & organizing all grad activities throughout the year. Meetings most often take place at lunch once a month. Any grads interested in being on the 2018 Grad Executive, please see Mrs. Cole.

KRHS LIBRARY NEWS

Be sure to check out our reading room for some great fiction. The KRHS Library is open during all four classes every day plus at noon, in the mornings and at breaks as well as after school. Shelley Tremere is the Teacher-Librarian here at KRHS.

KRHS BREAKFAST & SNACK PROGRAM

Rodney MacFadyen, our Youth Service Worker, is busy every morning supervising and preparing for our breakfast/snack program which is offered free for all students daily. There are toast and/or bagels and fresh fruit available every morning from 8:15-8:30 a.m.

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