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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students preparing for exams

P.E.I. students are busy with autumn activities.
P.E.I. students are busy with autumn activities.

Montague Regional High School

Art Battle was held in early December. The winner was Joel Annear from Montague High, with second place to Maria Lutz from Souris High and third to Chelsey VanKeymeulen from Montague High.

This battle raised $100 for "You are not alone at Christmas Campaign", which is for children who are missing a parent or loved one due to suicide and mental health.

The school also sent lots of food to Montague Food Bank.

Looking ahead to the end of the month, the exam period for first semester course is Jan. 24-31.

Colonel Gray High School

Welcome to Johnathan Bruce, a new addition to staff who started on Jan. 3. He joins Colonel Gray as a part-time youth worker to be shared with Charlottetown Rural.

At lunchtime on Jan. 16, P.E.I. Parks Canada will set up a recruiting booth outside of student services for students interested in summer employment. Many positions are available for both English and bilingual work. This is a great opportunity for Colonel Gray students to line up a job summer for 2018.

The final exam schedule is Jan. 24-30. Semester turn-around day will be Jan. 31, with no classes for students. Students return on Feb. 1 for the first day of classes for second semester.

Kinkora Regional High School

On Jan. 10, KRHS will be hosting “My Canada, My Place: Projections in Nation Building”, a Canada 150 project. This project is a study of the role of the working class in the building of Canada. Through the technology of interactive projection, students will meet and talk with working class Islanders of 1867. All students are invited and encouraged to take part ‪in the project that takes place at noon in the cafeteria.

There is a January grad activity planned for Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The grads are planning to go to Doolys, and then return to school for Chinese food and a movie.

The Grade 10 Secondary Literacy Assessment is set for Jan. 24.

Final exams for first semester are Jan. 25-30.

Bluefield High School

The school appreciates the efforts of the Step-Up committee and student services, as well as community members, who made the Christmas project, supporting Bluefield families a success.

On Jan. 9, representatives from Parks Canada will be set up in the main lobby for students looking for summer employment. Students must bring an up-to-date resume and a completed application form.

On Jan. 10 representatives from Holland College will be at Bluefield High School to talk about their Holland College scholarship process. Students must sign up in student services.

The student council has custom knit toques ($15) and scarves ($22) for sale or $35 for both. Contact Melanie Headley via e-mail or at BHS to reserve yours.

All Grade 10 students will write the Provincial Secondary Literacy Assessment across P.E.I. on the morning of Jan. 24. Information letters were sent home with students on Jan. 3. In preparation for the assessment, students will have exposure to sample questions in advance of the test. For information, contact Linda MacDonald, achievement coordinator, department of education, early learning and culture, 902-438-4901.

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