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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Island students busy with extracurricular activities

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Montague Regional High School

There are no classes on Feb. 25 as it is a joint staff day.

Yearbooks can be ordered until Feb. 21. The cost is $50. Payment can be made by cash or cheque, payable to MRHS. Yearbooks can also be ordered online using a credit card. The link is available on the school’s website.

Student council is hosting an All You Can Eat Dessert party on Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m. The cost is $5. Everyone is welcome.

Farm to Feast is March 5 (storm date March 7), 6:30-8:30 p.m., as MRHS students will feature local farms and give parents and students an opportunity to learn about their operation, to plant seeds to take away and to learn how to make nutritious and delicious food using local ingredients. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.

Kinkora Regional High School

Students are reminded to dress comfortably on Wednesday, during Pajama Day/Pancake Day. The student council will prepare a free pancake breakfast for students and staff from 8-9 a.m. Regular morning classes will follow after breakfast.

Welcome back to Jessica McCarthy, school counsellor, who just returned from parenting leave.

Also, welcome back to Jessica Reeves and the 27 ADP students who were attending Encounters with Canada at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa last week.

The dental preventive clinic started the second week of February.

Charlottetown Rural High School

A warm welcome is extended to Kristi MacKay (SRO) and Craig Conohan (counselor) who have joined CRHS for the second semester.

Friday is the 2019 Socks for Shelters Day across Canada. CRHS will be participating in this event to gather socks to donate to shelters on P.E.I. Students and staff are encouraged to bring new socks to the cafeteria at lunch time on Friday and try to land them in the basket placed up it the balcony.

Westisle Composite High School

Students will not have classes on March 1 due to a PD Day, March 8 due to school goals day, or on March break, March 18-22.

Westisle's cannabis presentation has been rescheduled for today at 7 p.m. in the theatre and is open to the general public.

UPEI will be available at Westisle on Feb. 20 for a scholarship session. There will be a presentation third period. If students have their scholarship applications completed, they can drop them off at this time. Scholarship applications are due March 1. Course registration for UPEI will also be held at Westisle on March 26 during first period. It is highly recommended that any students attending UPEI attend. Contact guidance for more information regarding scholarships and application information.

The results from the vote for Westisle’s 2019 prom location are in. There are 80 votes for Mill River and 41 votes for Westisle. Westisle's prom committee will be passing along more information to the Grade 12 students over the next few weeks.

Colonel Gray High School

Report cards were sent home with students last Thursday. Do not throw out report cards, as they can be required for attendance verification in the future, immigration documentation or unofficial marks when applying for scholarships and bursaries.

At lunch on Feb. 20, admissions staff from Holland College (HC) will be at Colonel Gray. Students can sign up in student services and will then have an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with final questions about programs, applying, or scholarships. Note, Feb. 28 is the HC deadline for program applications and the majority of student entry scholarships.

Mount St. Vincent University representative will be in student services at lunch time on Feb. 22 and will be waiving the normal application fee for anyone applying on the spot.

There will be no classes for students on Feb. 25, due to a professional learning day.

On March 1, there will be an open house at Mount Allison University with chances to win prizes, including a $5,000 residence award. Anyone bringing two other potential Mt. A. students will have their gas/travel expenses covered. There will be complimentary lunch, as well. Students must bring transcripts to receive on-the-spot admission. Register at

On March 4, St. Thomas University will be visiting at lunch time.

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