HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: P.E.I. students enjoying Easter break

Published on April 17, 2017

The halls of P.E.I. schools are empty due to the Easter Monday holiday today.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Following are the high school reports for the week of April 17.

KINKORA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL: Today is Easter Monday, so there is no school for students across the Island.

Madeline Hamill, a grade 11 student has been selected to attend Shad, a Canadian enrichment program this summer. With over 1,900 applications for 750 places, it was a tough competition. The program provides an academically stimulating, mind-expanding adventure for top, well-rounded students. Madeline will attend the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ont.

Ashton Muttart and Jordan Boutcher won this year’s annual KRHS regular season hockey pool. Second place went to Brady and Nick van der Velden. Lorraine Mulligan finished third.

Canadian Film Day is April 19. To promote it, there will be a showing of “The Trotsky” and students are invited to come and watch it after school. The film promotes awareness for standing up for your rights as a student.

The school will be making a donation of $150 to Easter Seals when the tour stops over at Somerset Elementary this month.

The grad class is looking for parents interested in hosting the annual grad barbecue after the last final exam in June as well as the Annual Grad Breakfast on the morning of graduation, June 22. Contact Jaime Cole if interested in hosting either of these events at your home.

Montague Regional High School

The Easter Seals visit is April 24, 10:30-11 a.m.

UPEI first-year advisement will meet with grads April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up in student services.

Celina McGuigan and Kyla White will participate in third annual Wits and Words Slam Poetry contest. The contest will take place April 26, 7-9 p.m., at The Receiver in Charlottetown.

S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) is having a dessert auction on April 20 in the cafeteria. Admission is $12. The money raised will go towards family violence prevention. Come out and get that favorite treat.

Students at MRHS are performing the musical, “Sister Act”, a tale of over-coming and accepting difference, featuring the music of famed composer, Alan Menken, and lyrics by Glenn Slater. There will be three evening performances on May 9-11 at 7 p.m. at the school. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from a cast member or by contacting Sandra Hicken (sahicken@edu.pe.ca or 838-0835) or Carla Richards (cadesroches@edu.pe.ca or 838-0835, ext. 232).

MRHS will host a Relay For Life Youth Event at our school on May 26.  More information will be coming about this event in the coming weeks.  Anyone interested in getting involved or putting a team in can contact Matt Kelly at mkelly@edu.pe.ca.

Westisle Composite High school: April 18 is a meeting of the Parent Council at 7 p.m. in the library. All are welcome.

Grade 10 and 11 students are getting ready for course selection for the 2017-2018 school year. And child, who has any questions regarding graduation requirements, should have them contact guidance as soon as possible as students are selecting our courses on April 20. Parents/guardians have the ability to access the online program for course selection at www.myblueprint.ca

UPEI will be here May 1 for registration. Students are asked to sign up in guidance.

There will be a Shad presentation for any students who are interested in applying for the 2018 summer program on April 19 at 1 p.m. Sign up in guidance if interested.

Walk so Kids can Talk registration is available online at walksokidscantalk.ca. This event will be held at the Rodd Mill River Resort on May 7.

Colonel Gray High School: There will be no classes for students on April 28, due to a professional learning day.

Public performances of Colonel Gray's musical production of Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" are May 11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21, $19 and $15 and available at Confederation Centre of the Arts Box Office. Parents/guardians/students are asked to keep report cards, distributed earlier this month, in a safe place, as they may be required for attendance verification in the future, immigration documentation or unofficial marks when applying for scholarships and bursaries.

Surplus yearbooks, from years in the past, are available for sale for just $10, by calling the school.

Charlottetown Rural High School: This is registration week at the Rural for the 2017-2018 school year. All forms were to have been signed and submitted to homerooms by the end of last week and students will be registering through My Blueprint online during class time this week.

Congratulations to Charlottetown Rural student Alina Yuan, an outstanding achiever in the 2017 Fermat contest. She has been invited to the Lloyd Auckland Invitational Mathematics Workshop at the University of Waterloo from May 28-June 3. This is a week of mathematical enrichment for selected students from across Canada and internationally. It features lectures, tutorials, and problem solving.