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HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS: Students put their efforts behind various projects

P.E.I. students busy with studies, extracurricular activities.
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Westisle Composite High School

Westisle's student council president Mary Fran Williams and her team, as well as the students of Westisle, had a successful fundraising campaign called Socktober. Over 340 new pairs of socks, 23 coats, 14 hats, 14 pairs of mittens and numerous slippers, boots and scarves were donated to this worthy cause.

The school appreciates the efforts of the parents/guardians who made it out to parent/teacher interviews. Anyone unable to make the interviews who would like to speak with teachers or administration should feel free to call the school at 902-853-8626.

As part of the recognition of the 40th anniversary of Westisle Composite High School, the school is reaching out to all former students to update or create a profile page with LinkedIn and join Westisle alumni. To create a new LinkedIn profile, type in Westisle Composite High School in the Education section and click on the link. For those who already have an account, update the education section with the new Westisle link.

Kinkora Regional High School

Nov. 20 is the pie pick-up, 3:30-6 p.m., at the Kinkora Fire Hall. All pies are to be picked up by the student/seller only.

Nov. 20 is also the day for Grade 9 immunizations.

On Nov. 22, a MUN rep will be visiting KRHS.

The parent council meeting is Nov. 26, 6 p.m.

The school welcomed members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 Borden-Carleton to participate in its Remembrance Day service on Nov. 7. Also involved were Kirk White and the KRHS Band, Ryan McAleer, Kevin Bustard, Grace Smith, Daniel Arsenault, Morgan MacLean, Elisa Carota, Abi Hamilton and Elizabeth Phillips. White and the band members also participated in the Remembrance Day services in Borden-Carleton and Kinkora on Nov. 11.

Anyone interested in ordering school clothing can do so any time at http://kinkora.entripyshops.com/.

Students from KRHS, KISH and TOSH will be taking part in Liberations of the Netherland 75, April 28 to May 7, 2020, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War II in Europe. It will also highlight important moments from the First World War I. Students, who will be visiting France, Belgium and the Netherlands, will be expected to do some research into both World Wars as well as two veterans who have served in Canada's armed forces. For fundraising, students are selling 50/50 tickets every Tuesday evening at the Kinkora Bingo and every Thursday evening at the Borden-Carleton Bingo. They are also selling tickets on a gift card tree and planning a Christmas house tour. For information, contact Kevin Bustard, 902-887-2424 or kwbustard@edu.pe.ca.

Colonel Gray High School

The student well-being team have weekly drop-in hours for students every Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., in the SWT room on the second floor.

Students have organized Children’s Wish Wednesdays with themed dress-up days and lunch activities planned each week into December. All donations will support the Children’s Wish organization.

Mid-semester report cards will be sent home with students on Nov. 20. Keep these in a safe place and do not discard them. In the future, report cards may be required for attendance verification, immigration documentation or unofficial marks for university applications or when applying for scholarships and bursaries.

A parent education information and panel discussion called “My child’s social journey through high school” will be held on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Panelists will include youth workers, property manager from Spring Park Road, a Crown attorney, Public Schools Branch director and city police.

On Nov. 21, Acadia University will be visiting student services at lunch and Memorial University after school. On Nov. 27, Mount St. Vincent University will be visiting after school (waiving application fee). St. Francis Xavier University is at the school during lunch on Nov. 28.

The KEY Club recently installed 56 flags in the cafeteria representing the home countries of Colonel Gray students. Rising Youth and the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown provided support in this project. Enjoy a night of food and fun, exploring and celebrating Colonel Gray’s diverse community, with an international coffee house on Nov. 27, 7 p.m., in the cafeteria.

Montague Regional High School

Grade 10 student Hailey Macintyre is attending Encounters with Canada in Ottawa, Nov. 17-23, for a medicine and health week.

Students Damien Collings, Berry Genge and Luke Smith will participate in Rotary Youth Parliament later this week, where they will act as MLAs and have the opportunity to present and debate acts and resolutions on the floor of the legislature.

The public is invited to come to the student art exhibit and sale on Nov. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Montague Rotary Library to appreciate the artwork of MRHS students.

The Art After Dark Fundraiser will take place on Nov. 28 at the high school. The cost is $15 and includes light refreshments catered by our culinary class. Parents/supporters of the Art program at MRHS are invited to sign up on Facebook.

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