May, 2016 - Middleton Regional High School



May, 2016 - Middleton Regional High School
Principal: James Gushue
Grade 6-8 Vice-principal: Karen Lander-Pinard
Grade 9-12 Vice-principal: Greg Bower
Phone: 902-825-5350 | Fax: 902-825-5355 | Email: [email protected]
Spring Fling will be held on FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016. There will be regular classes from 9:10 to
10:30 a.m.
This year’s theme is “AROUND THE WORLD”.
The following activities will be offered:
• Dodgeball
• Minute to Win It
• Soccer-Tennis
• Low Organized games
• Softball
• Bounce Kingdom
There will be a canteen available to raise money for
Junior Student Council and a barbeque with proceeds going
to the grads. All students will be given a passport and are encouraged to attend as many
activities as possible to get a stamp and fill up their passports.
In the afternoon, there will be a dance group performing, as well as a
special guest appearance by musical artist, Terry Kelly.
Ms. Britney’s PE 12 class and members of the Jr and Sr Councils have
worked hard to provide a fun and team building day for the students
of MRHS.
The Spring Band Concerts will be held this month in the old gym:
May 25—Junior/Beginner Bands—7:00 p.m.
May 26—Senior Band—7:00 p.m.
The MRHS Band Parent Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, May
30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
LIEUTENTANT-GOVERNOR MEDALS: Each year, two grade 11 students are nominated by their school based on academic performance and qualities of leadership and service demonstrated in their school and community. Congratulations to Ivy Journeay
and Harper Metler for being chosen as this year’s recipients. A special ceremony to present the medals will be held at AVRSB
Regional Office on June 8.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country
and spend an adventure-filled week in the nation’s capital! Students will have the opportunity to check out future career options, discover their country, and share hopes and dreams. Each year, two grade 11 students are selected to attend - the students chosen this year are Sarah Spencer and Laara Banks. Each week is a different theme and Sarah and Laara will have the
opportunity to choose which week they want to attend during the next school year.
VOLUNTEER AWARDS—Congratulations to MRHS students Trent Guilbault, Ryean Emmett and Kayla Gillespie who received
2016 Annapolis County Volunteer Awards at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal on April 13.
This year’s Awards Presentation Ceremony and Dance will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 starting at 6:00
p.m. in the old gym. The entire student body, as well as parents/guardians, are invited to attend the ceremony. This
is a wonderful family event and we encourage everyone to come out and celebrate the success of our students.
There will be a reception after the ceremony in the cafeteria. There is no cost to attend the presentation ceremony/
The dance is open to all students and will begin at 7:45 and end at 10:30 p.m. Students will enter the dance through
the Gates Avenue entrance. This is a video dance—the cost is $7.00 or $6.00 with a food bank item. All athletes and
school group members are asked to please bring in one of the following items. (Please bring only the food your team/
group has been assigned. If students are involved in more than one team/group, please choose one item to bring.)
Food can be taken to the cafeteria prior to the reception and placed around the tables. Thank you.
Veggies & Dip
Crackers & Cheese
Jr Girls Basketball
Jr A & B Boys Basketball
Girls Rugby
Sr Girls Soccer
Sr Boys Soccer
Sr Boys Volleyball
Sr Girls Volleyball
Jr/Sr Council Committee
Jr Hockey Team
Boys Softball
Girls Softball
Math League
Cross Country
Fruit Tray
Sr Girls Basketball
Sr Boys Basketball
Jr Girls Soccer
Jr Boys Soccer
Jr Boys Volleyball
Girls Hockey
Jr A & B Girls Volleyball
Track & Field
Sr Boys Hockey
On the morning of Thursday, April 21, two performers from the Maritime Centre For African Dance attended
the grade 6-9 Physical Education classes, performing cultural dances for the students. Students were then
invited to participate in this energizing dance workshop and had a great time!
Grade 8B & Their Storybook Adventure
Ms. Shields (Acadia University Student Teacher) and Mrs. Crouse challenged their
Grade 8B English Language Arts students to create children`s books with a theme
and lesson that might send a positive message to a younger audience. The Grade 8
students worked diligently and creatively for three weeks to write, design, colour and
polish off ten great books to share with two classes at Annapolis East Elementary
School. The Grade 8 students were wonderful ambassadors of MRHS and enthusiastically shared their books with Mrs. Shields` Grade 4 class and Ms. Tidman`s
Grade 2/3 class. Mrs. Crouse and Ms. Shields would like to thank AEES for allowing
them to visit!
Scholarship Reminders: Students in Grade 12 who receive scholarships and bursaries are reminded to bring the letter of notification to the School Counsellor. Not only do we want to congratulate the students, but we also need this information for the graduation ceremony. Also, new scholarships come into the Student Services office daily. Students are asked to continue to check in the
Scholarship Information folder in the outer office and on the school website. Be sure to listen to
morning announcements for developments.
Student Profiles: If you are a graduating student, make sure you have filled in your Student Profile form and passed it into the main office. We use this information to award local bursaries and
scholarships. Copies can be found in the Student Services office.
Acceptance into Post-Secondary Programs: Grade 12 students are asked that when they receive a letter of acceptance into post-secondary programs, to please inform Student Services. This
helps with awards as well as for our records.
To contact Mrs. Arthur: [email protected]; 902-825-5357; or at the Student Services by chance or
From May 6 to 8, five students will travel to Fredericton, NB to participate in the Model United Nations.
Liam Taylor and Skylah Van Wagoner will be competing in Junior High Nationals in Halifax from
May 20-22.
Grad All-Nighter: The grad all-nighter at the Greenwood Base will be held on Friday, May 13. Grads will meet at 10:00
p.m. on the base at the bowling alley. Grads will also visit Zedex Theatre, Roos, the Recreation Centre and will go to
McDonald’s for breakfast. Grad fees must be paid in order to participate.
Spring Fling Grad BBQ: The Spring Fling Grad BBQ will be held on Friday, May 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Items on
the menu are: Hot Dogs—$1.00; Sausages—$2.00; Juice & Water—$1.00
Grad Bottle Drive: The Grad Committee of Middleton Regional High School is having a Bottle Drive in and around Middleton on Saturday, May 28. All proceeds go to safe grad activities for the graduates of 2016. If anyone wishes to contribute, please have your bottles available for door-to-door pickup or roadside. Bottles may be dropped off at MRHS
the same day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as well. Thank you in advance!
For the past number of years, a Respect for Diversity Day has been held for grade 8 MRHS students in April. Respect
for diversity encompasses acceptance and respect—teaching students that each individual is unique and to recognize
our individual differences.
On Thursday, April 28, students from MRHS—Jenna Gillis, Danielle Stewart and Danielle Prout started out the day
with an introduction on diversity. Special thank you to our guest speakers for the day: Kerry Johnson (Student Support Worker with AVRSB ); Pam Durling (Native Student Advisor with AVRSB ); the school’s Autism Learning Centre
led by Ms. Croft; and Lorraine Whitman-an Elder and Coordinator at Glooscap First Nations.
The Get Real team from Acadia University visited in the afternoon. Get Real is a movement of university students
across Canada who speak to high schools about “unlearning” LGBTQ discrimination and bullying, and creating an inclusive environment for every student.
Keith Frittenburg, Grade 9 student at MRHS, recently donated a bat house to
MRHS that he made as a project with the 1st Kingston Scouting Troop. There
are six species of bats that can be found in Nova Scotia and one of them — the
little brown bat — is dying off at an alarming rate. Little brown bats are known
as the most efficient nocturnal insect-eating machines in nature. Scientists
across the Maritimes began monitoring the bats, since the white-nose syndrome was confirmed in New Brunswick in 2011.
Keith is pictured here presenting the bat house to Mr. Bower, Vice-principal.
Congratulations to the Math League Team for their Bronze Medal finish at the Provincial Championship held
at Dalhousie University on April 23.
The Nova Scotia Math League is designed to stimulate and challenge high school students across the prov-
Ms. Zaleski’s Grade 6 Art classes recently created a table centre-piece for AVRSB’s Regional Office as part of the students’
“Positive Transformation” art. It will be on display during the
Nova Scotia School Boards Association Annual General
Meeting and Conference from June 2-4, as well as for the
Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal Award ceremony coming up on
June 8. The centre-piece is made from pussy willows and paper butterflies, with positive and inspiring messages attached.
• Badminton: The Monarchs Badminton team had a great season and produced strong results. Fourteen players
advanced from Districts to Regionals where the team had the following results: Ned Brooks placed third in intermediate boys singles, Maura Saxon and Madison Steele placed second in intermediate girls doubles, Melissa Burbidge
and Caroline Saxon placed fourth in senior girls doubles, and Chris Llewellyn and Harper Metler placed second in
senior boys doubles.
At Provincials, the Monarchs played great, with Maura Saxon and Madison Steele winning a silver medal in a tight
three set match in the final. Chris Llewellyn and Harper Metler narrowly missed medaling, losing a close bronze
medal game to place fourth. Great showing, team!
• Senior Girls Softball Game Schedule
May 11– MRHS @ AWEC
May 6-7—Tournament in Yarmouth
(Other games yet to be determined)
• Martens-Monarchs 2016 Alumni Basketball Classic
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
6:00 p.m.—Blue-White
7:30 p.m.—Gold-Black
10:30 a.m.—Gold-White
1:30 p.m.—Gold-Blue
May 6 -
Spring Fling—Regular Classes from 9:10-10:30 a.m.
May 12 -
Early Dismissal—12:15 p.m.
May 18 -
Awards Ceremony—6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dance—7:45—10:30 p.m.
May 20 -
Inservice (No School for Students)
May 23 -
Victoria Day—(No School)
May 24-27
Grade 8 Provincial Assessments
→BMX SKATE PARK FUNDRAISER—The Heart of the Valley BMX Skate Park Society will be holding a fundraiser - ticket/live auction, BBQ and bake sale on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Annapolis East
Elementary School. All proceeds will support the Heart of the Valley BMX and Skate Park Society to break
ground for a permanent concrete riding park at the Rotary Raceway Park in Middleton.
To learn more about this group and their fundraiser, visit:
Resource Centre Parenting Journey—Family Support Program is a home-based visitation program that provides support for families experiencing complex, emotional and familial challenges that may impact overall
family functioning, parent-child relationships and the well-being and development of children and youth.
For more information, pamphlets can be picked up at the school office, or you can visit
→STAGE PROPHETS PRODUCTION—The 14th Stage Prophets Production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, takes place from May 19 to 22 at Festival Theatre in Wolfville at 7:00 p.m. each night
with 1:30 p.m. matinees on the 21st and 22nd. Tickets are $20 and are available at the following locationsKentville: Occasions Gifts and Décor; New Minas: Cotton Tale Café & Play; Wolfville: Box of Delights and
Acadia Box Office.
→ACADIA JUMPSTART SUMMER CAMPS—Canadian Tire Jumpstart/Acadia Summer Camps is a partnership
that aims to provide financial assistance to as many children and youth as possible who, due to lack of funds
or social circumstances, are not able to participate in select Acadia Summer Camps. For information on how
to apply for funding, pamphlets can be picked up at the school office. Application forms can be downloaded
→AFRICAN DANCE SUMMER CAMPS—From July 18-22, the Maritime Centre for African Dance will be holding camps with the “Intro Africa” Theme. Campers will have the opportunity to learn a variety of styles of
African Dance and African Drumming from all over Africa, African Art, Mbira (thumb piano) and more! Partial and full scholarships are available. Email [email protected] for scholarship information.
Pamphlets are available at the school office or you can visit [email protected]