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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students busy with extracurricular activities

P.E.I. students are busy with autumn activities.
Students are busy balancing their studies with extracurricular activities.

Charlottetown Rural High School

Rural hosted a Special Olympics Fun Day as part of Wellness Week. It was developed and run by Stanley Chaisson's leadership class. Along with representatives from P.E.I. Special Olympics, the class helped to plan and run the event. Some students went through the stations with the athletes as peer buddies. This event gave students with an intellectual disability the opportunity to try a variety of different Special Olympic sports in a fun, non-competitive, participatory environment. Other activities included meditation sessions, a visit from Island Hill Farms, healthy snacks served at lunch as well as soccer, ball hockey and a staff versus student dodge ball game.

The deadline for entries for the Women's Institute Island product cooking contest is Dec. 15. It is open to all intermediate and high school students in up to four categories: appetizer, soup, main dish and sweets. More information is available in student services.

Band students are selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser for their upcoming trip. Students have coupons for a 6-8 foot tree. Cost is $35 and trees can be picked up at the Canadian Tire parking lot until Dec. 19. Customers who wish to cut their own tree can take the coupon to David’s Tree Farm, located at 300 Toronto Rd. in Mayfield.

The CRHS Christmas band concert is Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Enjoy the wonderful talents of band students under the direction of Mark Parsons. Admission is by donation.

Westisle Composite High School

Westisle has recently been approved for the Transitions program alongside the Holland College West Prince Campus beginning in February. This is a great opportunity for students to both explore what Holland College has to offer and earn two Grade 12 credits in the process. Students who pursue this will be recognized if they apply to Holland College.

Island artist Kelly Mooney will perform a concert in the school’s theatre Dec. 10. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to library funds.

The House of Commons page program is also accepting applications. Check out the Parliament of Canada website: www.ourcommons.ca/page.

Christmas dance is Dec. 8 with a storm date on Dec. 15. Students’ last day of classes in 2017 is Dec. 22.

Montague Regional High School

Today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the MRHS school library fundraiser is at Chapters Indigo in Charlottetown. MRHS choir students will entertain shoppers with their musical talents. A percentage of sales will go towards future school library purchases. Visit this link to purchase books or e-giftcards online: https://indigo.flipgive.com/f/493925.
The Disney Choir is selling tickets on a chance to win a Christmas dinner basket filled with all the trimmings to make a complete Christmas dinner. This is a fundraiser for its upcoming trip to perform in Disney World.
There will be an Art Battle on Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Entry is by donation to the food bank and auctioned paintings at the end of the show. Four high schools will be participating: Montague, Colonel Gray, Charlottetown Rural and Souris.

S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Week is Dec. 4-8. There will be a display set-up to remember the 14 women killed in the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989.

MRHS drama and music departments will present “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $5 for students and seniors. Storm date is Dec. 19. There will be hot apple cider and sweet treats for sale. Let's not forget our annual cake action.
The Montague Regional High School choir alumni concert is Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $6 each or $5 for students and seniors. There’s a rehearsal at 3 p.m. for any former choir members who would like to participate. For more details, go to the MRHS Alumni Choir Facebook page.

KINKORA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

A Christmas party for grads will be held Tuesday at the school from 5-7 p.m.

The Foods 421 class will host a Christmas Tea for local seniors in the KRHS library from 2-2:50 p.m.

Grade 11 students Abby Webster, Jamey Smallwood, Dakota MacWilliams and Katie Pearce, along with teacher Shelley Tremere, heard Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak at the Confederation Centre of the Arts where he received the 2017 Symons Medal.

Students, parents and community members are invited to the Community Wellness Night presentation, “Rethinking Anxiety: Being Aware and Managing It” on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the school. Making a Santa craft, led by Patricia McKenna, will follow it. Due to the need to have materials prepared, organizers are asking people to sign up on this form by Dec. 4:

https://goo.gl/forms/R4I01qCpsbtmOa3j1

Colonel Gray High School

Welcome to Autumn Evans who is joining the Colonel Gray staff on Dec. 6 as administrative assistant in the main office.

The music department Christmas concert is Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The Christmas semi formal is Dec. 14 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Students looking for work opportunities to accumulate their community service bursary volunteer hours should check the bulletin student services’ bulletin board for recent additions.

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

Bluefield High School

Final grad photo appointments finish up on Dec. 5.

Bluefield’s Christmas concert is at the school on Dec. 7 at 2:20 p.m.

Bluefield’s Wellness Committee and Step Up Club are holding their second annual food drive, through the homerooms, from Dec. 4-8.

All food collected will go back to families within our school community. The homeroom class bringing in the most food items will win a pizza party.

Last year's food drive was a huge success with over 1400 food items collected.

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