M.S.S Kids in the Halls

March break flew by and just like that students are back in school. It is also officially spring according to the calendar! You know what that means? A spring joke!

Why did the farmer bury his money? To make his soil rich!

When students and staff returned to school on Monday, March 21, there was no mandatory masking, cohorting, distancing and confirmation of screening. Masking will no longer be mandatory on school buses or in elementary and secondary schools, but staff, students and families may wear a mask if they choose to do so. Although other measures have been lifted, before leaving home, students should still be screening for COVID-19 using the screening tool. Please stay home when you are sick.

The week before March break, the Share/Go-Green committee held a very successful fundraiser for Ukraine. The committee set up a table in the front foyer where they held a candy guessing game where students could guess how much candy was in the jar for $1. They also held a bake sale and draw for a cake on Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10. Through these efforts, they were able to raise $370 for Ukraine.

With some restrictions being lifted, this allowed for the first game day buyout to happen at MSS since the beginning of the pandemic. For a $5 fee, students with a signed permission form were bused to the NEMI Rec Centre yesterday, Tuesday, March 22, for the MSS girls’ hockey game. This game was a one-game playoff series against MacDonald Cartier. The hockey team qualified for the playoffs by finishing second in their division.

Before the break, many other MSS sports teams were in action. The junior girls’ volleyball team was in Espanola on Wednesday, March 9 to take part in the NOSSA championship. Coming into this tournament, the team was undefeated, meaning they had won all their sets. They lost the first set of the first game and played a nail-biting second game that they lost 35-33. The loss of the second game put them just out of reach of the finals. Great job this season, girls!

On Thursday, March 10, the senior girls’ volleyball team hosted NOSSA. The girls played their hearts out but unfortunately lost both their games on Thursday to L’Horizon and Confederation Secondary Schools. Wonderful job, girls!

The junior and senior boys’ basketball teams were in action prior to the break as well. Both teams played against CASS (Central Algoma Secondary School) but unfortunately each team was defeated. The junior and senior teams also took part at the NOSSA championships at College Notre Dame. The teams gave it their all but lost their two games to Espanola and College Notre Dame. Good job, Mustangs!

This Thursday, March 24 is parent/teacher interviews. These will be held virtually again from 5 to 7 pm. Parents should email their child’s teacher to set up a time for a conversation.

Joke of the week: What do you call it when you put maple syrup in the washing machine? A viscous cycle.

Upcoming events include parent/teacher interviews.

Until the next time, “Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve!”