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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: MADD Canada to visit Montague on Friday

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities. - Sally Cole

Montague Regional High School

There will be no classes on Tuesday as it is a PD Day.

On Friday, MADD Canada representatives will be in the building delivering the 2018 school program “The Pact”. This presentation will help students think about the seriousness of impaired driving and what they can do to stop it. The film and discussion will highlight alcohol but also cannabis use. In fact, driving after smoking, cannabis is now more prevalent among some younger drivers than driving after drinking. This will be a powerful presentation for all students. See Mrs. Killeen with any questions.

Student Council will host an All You Can Eat Dessert Party on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-8 the cafeteria at the school. Cost is $5. Everyone is welcome. Storm date is Wednesday, March 14.

Charlottetown Rural High School

CRHS will be celebrating C.A.R.E. (Count All Raiders Equal) week from March 5-9. The student council has planned activities that will help build a stronger school community and remind everyone that they are valued. The week will end with Pink shirt day on Friday.

CRHS and the student council are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of the school mascot. However, we need a new name. Students can enter the Name the New Mascot contest by filling out a ballot in the main office. Contest runs from March 5- 9.

Congratulations to Charlottetown Rural High School in placing second overall in the recent Provincial Debate Tournament, the Confederation Cup. Special recognition goes to Alyx Hodson who placed third overall in the province and Tolu Faromika who was named top debater for the tournament.

There will be no classes for students Tuesday, due to Provincial PD Day.

Colonel Gray High School

Today, music students will enjoy a lecture theater performance by the Atlantic String Machine. The professional string group is a contest win by Madison Lockman’s poem entry, where the prize was a professional performance at the winner’s school.

The photographer will be in the library taking grad photos from Mar. 6-7.

There will be no classes for students on March 6 due to Professional Development Day.

Student Melanie Mitchell is attending Encounters With Canada in Ottawa this week.

There will be a MADD Assembly for students on Mar. 12.

The Colonel Gray Senior Concert Band (Grade 11/12) and the Grade 10 band will perform at the P.E.I. Band Days at the Delta Prince Edward on March 14. Grade 10s will play from 2:30-3:05 p.m. Grade 11 and 12 students will play from 3:40- 4:15 p.m. All performances are open to the public.

UPEI will host a registration and individual academic planning event for Colonel Gray students after school on March 22 in the CG Computer Lab 153. Sign up at Student Services.

Kinkora Regional High School

There are no classes on Tuesday due to a professional learning session.

Bon voyage to Grade 11 student Dakota MacWilliams who will be attending Encounters with Canada at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa from March 3-10. The theme of the week is First Responders.

Congratulations to school custodian Elmer Croken, one of the 2018 Extra Mile Award recipients. He has been employed as the dedicated, much-loved custodian at KRHS. for the past 27 years. Students, staff, family, and special guests honoured Croken with a surprise assembly on Feb. 15.

Parent and students are invited to register for next year’s courses on Mar. 8. The school is using the online program, myBlueprint (, 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. It will also allow them to explore possible post-secondary options.

Grade 9 students and their parents are invited to the come to the cafeteria at 6 p.m. while students and parents in Grades 10 and 11 will meet in the computer lab at 7 p.m. This is a great chance to learn about some course options.

The Symons Medal and Lecture Essay Contest invites P.E.I. students in Grades 11 and 12 to submit an original and creative essay on the State of Canadian Confederation. Winning essayists will receive prizes totaling $2,000. Deadline is March 23. For more information visit

Kinkora’s Destination Imagination team will be competing in a Provincial tournament on Mar. 17 at East Wiltshire School in the Fine Arts Dramatic Improv competition. KRHS team members include Grade 9 students Elisa Carota, Grace Smith, Hayden Callaghan, Mikyia MacGillivary and Ryley MacWilliams. Appreciation is expressed to teacher advisor Norah Pendergast.

Jessica Reeves facilitates the ADP in Agriculture and BioScience here at the school. Students attended the International Potato Technology Expo and had a tour of MacTalla Farms on Feb. 23.

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