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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students prepare for exams, assessments

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.

Welcome is extended to Megan Grant, who is working as a work place assistant and to Ashton Smallman, an educational assistant.

The final exam schedule can now be found on the school's website, Exams begin on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. with Grade 10 students writing the pilot for the Secondary Literacy Assessment while Grade 11 grade math students will write the Secondary Math Assessment.

A new after school fitness program is about to begin at CRHS. Potential offerings include a learn-to-run program, an intermediate/advanced running program as well as insanity fitness training and yoga. The schedule will be made based on the level of interest. So students are encouraged to sign up and take part in this exciting opportunity.

Westisle Composite High School

Students who will be graduating this year are encouraged to contact Mrs. Hamill, the guidance counselor, regarding the application process as well as scholarships and reference letters. Due dates are coming up quickly and, in cases where a deadline falls on a weekend, schools will not be accepting them past due. So ensure that applications are submitted on time. Hamill is hosting 30- minute information sessions on these opportunities and also has a Google classroom set up for students who are unable to attend.

Any student who enrolled in the fall as a Grade 10 student will be required to write the SLA (Secondary Literacy Assessment). It will be written the morning of Jan. 24. All students who will be writing will have a sample version available to them next Tuesday. Contact Heidi Morgan with any questions. Parents/guardians are reminded that a list of the names of children who will be writing will be posted in the office window on Jan. 24. Also the Westisle Facebook page is checked frequently so that all comments may be addressed in a timely fashion. However, time sensitive concerns may be dealt with by calling the school directly at 902-853-8626 so that the issue may be addressed as soon as possible.

Parent Council meeting is Jan. 16, 7 p.m. The last day of classes for the first semester is Jan. 24.


‪Parent Council meets Thursday in the KRHS Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. All parents/guardians are welcome.

Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. and Culture Summerside presented “My Canada, My Place: Projections in Nation Building”, a Canada 150 project at KRHS on Jan. 10. This project is studied the role of the working class in the building of Canada. Through the technology of interactive projection, students met and chatted with working class Islanders of 1867.

Appreciation is expressed to Stephen and Dawn Clow and family for cutting out the wooden Santas and to Patricia McKenna for leading the craft-making session during the December Community Wellness event. Also, to Kim Bailey, school counseling consultant, for providing information on stress and anxiety and offering a few tips on how to manage them.

The next Community Wellness Event is ‪Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Students and staff will talk about exam stress and share the strategies they use to deal with these issues.

Then, participants will play board games, a great stress reliever. Feel free to bring some board games to play. The Community Wellness events are promoting positive health and providing an opportunity for parents, students, and staff to socialize and promote greater health. Everyone is welcome to invite a friend or family member and come out for a fun evening.

The Dental Preventive Clinic will start the first week of February. For more information, please visit

Montague Regional High School

Student Council will be organizing a Facebook Silent Auction for February to help raise funds to support school programs and outreach within the community. Anyone wishing to donate to the auction is asked to contact Chantelle Beaton by email at or by phone, 902-838-0835. The auction will provide an excellent opportunity to show case products.

Yearbooks can be ordered until Feb. 23. Cost is $50. Payment can be made by cash or by cheque made payable to MRHS. Yearbooks can also be ordered online using a credit card. The link is available on the school’s website.

Colonel Gray High School

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

Students who would like helpful coping strategies for dealing with anxiety, stress and preparing for upcoming exams, can attend a lunch time session today and/or Wednesday in Student Services. Snacks will be provided.

The final exam schedule is: Jan. 24 – Grade 10 assessments, Jan. 25 – Block A exam, Jan. 26 – Block B exam, Jan. 29 – Block C exam and Jan. 30 – Block D exam.

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.

Bluefield High School

Final semester exams will start Jan. 24. The Provincial math assessment will also take place Jan. 24.

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