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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Universities holding open houses for students

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
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Charlottetown Rural High School

Student Hannah Deveaux is travelling to Ottawa for Encounters with Canada.

A welcome to math teachers Andrew Pauls and Rob Collins as well as EA Danielle Phillips.

Katelyn Greene (WA) and Ben welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Leni Grace, on Jan. 30.

There are no classes for students on March 2 for in-school professional development. There are also no classes on March 6 for a provincial learning day.

On March 2, Mount Allison will be holding an open house, featuring a residence tour and a chance to attend academic programs and extracurricular activities information sessions, eat at the award-winning dining hall and attend presentations regarding financial aid, academic advising and housing. Register at mta.ca/openhouse.

On March 9, students and their families are invited to Acadia for its on-campus transition event. Go on a tour, receive academic advising and register for courses. Register online.

Souris Regional High School

Graham Townshend is the recipient of the 2018 Extra Mile Award for excellence in teaching. An assembly was held honouring him with many great memories shared from his time as a teacher.

The SAVE Walk In Silence was commemorated in Souris, with a sizeable delegation of students marching from the school to the legion in solidarity against domestic violence and abuse. Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry led the group.

All students recently partook in the SRS Wellness Expo, learning about mental and physical well-being, and interacting with a number of guest speakers, as well as the Island Storm.

Delegates from the SRS debate team competed at the provincial debate tournament: Logan Rose, Ben MacDonald, Sarah Blaisdell and Christopher MacDonald.

Students have been competing in the Dinner Olympics at lunchtime, a mock tournament to coincide the Winter Olympics. All grade levels have taken in some of the fun, with excellent participation from younger students.

Montague Regional High School

The Grade 12 Brookvale ski trip is March 7. Any Grade 12 students interested in attending need to sign up in advance during lunch breaks in the ticket booth before March 1. The cost is $20 for everything or $10 for those who have equipment. The price includes the rental equipment, lift ticket and bus cost. All students must travel by bus. The bus will leave MRHS at 2 p.m. and return to the school by 9 p.m.

Check out the MRHS Student Council Online Auction 2018 on Facebook with a wide variety of items, gift cards and baked goods to bid on. All proceeds of the auction will go towards school and community projects.

There is a parent council meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

There are no classes on March 2 as it is a school goals day.

Staff appreciates the efforts of those who brought in meals and treats during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.

Colonel Gray High School

On Feb. 15, teacher Laura Lindsay, and her husband, Jason, celebrated the birth of their first child, Evie Joyce, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz.

St. Thomas University will visit at lunch on Feb. 27.

The photographer will be in the cafeteria at lunch on Feb. 28 for grads to make appointments for upcoming grad photos in the library on March 6-7.

Colonel Gray’s semi-formal dance is Feb. 28, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Admission is $6 or $5 with a note containing a positive message.

There will be no classes for students on March 2, due to a school goals day for teachers, or on March 6 for a professional development day.

A tourism job fair is March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Delta Prince Edward. Students should bring a resume and can talk with employers.

UPEI will host a registration and individual academic planning event for Colonel Gray students on March 22 after school in CG computer lab 153. Sign up in student services.

Bluefield High School

Student council is encouraging staff and students to outfit themselves in pink on Wednesday in support of National Pink Shirt Day.

Students in some of Bluefield's career explorations and opportunities and Grade 10 science classes had the opportunity to hear Sarah Stewart-Clarke, associate professor from Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, talk about climate change and oceans, as well as what it is like working as a scientist.

Transcripts must be sent to all universities and colleges for new applications and students already accepted. Students must ensure student services knows which college/university is to receive transcripts.

There will be no classes for students on March 2 due to a school goals day for teachers or on March 6 for a professional development day.

Kinkora Regional High School

There is no school on March 2 because of a school goals day and on March 5 for a professional learning session.

The treats, lunch and kind gestures during Teacher/Staff Appreciation were appreciated by everyone in the school.

Feb. 28 marks the 10th annual Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt Day across Canada. Students are encouraged to wear pink on that day.

Parents and students are invited to register for next year’s courses on March 8 using the online program called myBlueprint (www.myblueprint.ca/pei), which has many features such as up-to-date information on credits the students have already completed. This program assists students to plan for their remaining years in high school and allows them to explore possible post-secondary options. Grade 9 students and their parents are invited to the cafeteria at 6 p.m. while students and parents in Grade 10 and 11 will meet in the computer lab at 7 p.m. This is a great chance to learn about some course options.

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