Kids in the Halls

Introducing our new Kid in the Hall, Alexandra Wilson-Zegil!

With one week under our belts, Mustangs old and new are already getting settled into the school year. Manitoulin Secondary School is preparing for a great semester ahead as class schedules and events return to normal.

MSS kicked off the new school year with its first annual “Rookie Week.” Students participated in an assortment of events including face painting, where students had the opportunity to show their school spirit with gold body glitter on Tuesday, September 6. There was also a variety of minute-to-win-it games including plate towers, cup stacking and “Face The Cookie,” a game where students attempted to get a cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands. Finally, on Thursday, September 8, students were invited to participate in karaoke in the cafeteria and were able to perform in front of everyone over lunch break. These first week events were missed over the past few years and we are glad that they are back!

The athletes of MSS are already jumping right back into extracurricular sports! Some teams starting tryouts include: cross country, golf, girls’ basketball and boys’ volleyball. We are also pleased to announce that our school will be hosting NSSSA (North Shore Secondary School Athletic) golf and cross country tournaments. Dates for these tournaments will be announced soon!

Speaking of extracurricular activities, many clubs have already started having meetings! The SHARE/Go Green club had their first meeting at lunch on Wednesday, September 7 where they brainstormed some ideas for the upcoming school year. SHARE/Go Green meets every Wednesday and they are always happy to welcome new members. Along with this, the Robotics Team, also known as Manitoulin Metal, returned to their weekly meetings on Thursday, September 8 at lunch. Students are welcome to check out the robots and join in on the meetings to see what Manitoulin Metal is all about.

Say cheese! Monday, September 12 was picture day. All day students plastered on their best smiles for the camera. Getting pictures taken came at no expense to the student and families can order prints after picture proofs are sent out.

The cafeteria was closed for three days in the past two weeks. As an alternative, many clubs hosted fundraiser meals. On Friday, September 9 the MSS Musical group hosted a hot dog barbecue, there were also free freezies being handed out to students. The following Monday, September 12 the Athletics Association served burgers and on Wednesday, September 13 Manitoulin Metal had soup and chili up for sale. 

That’s all for now, see you next week!

Go, Mustangs, go!