The MSS students have showed amazing school spirit this week, in sports events, and in a battery drive run by SHARE/Go Green. Students, staff, and community members brought their dead batteries to MSS for the Battery Drive to Save Lives campaign. A company called Teck takes the zinc out of dead batteries and sells it, then donates all the money to children in developing countries for food, healthcare and shelter. The students, staff, and community members brought in 2,890 dead batteries and saved 17,340 kids lives, providing them with food, water and healthcare.
SHARE/Go Green is fundraising for their Free the Children brick-by-brick campaign to build a school in Haiti. On Parents’ Night on October 15 from 7-9 pm, the members of SHARE/Go Green will be holding a bake sale. There will be cupcakes, pie, pulla, cookies, truffles, and other goodies to raise money for the school. Also during the Parents’ Night, SHARE/Go Green is launching the WE Scare Hunger event, collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank. This event will continue until Halloween Eve when high school students will go trick-or-treating for canned goods.
The sports teams from MSS are doing an amazing job representing our school. The girls’ basketball teams went to Espanola last Thursday and played their hearts out. The junior team won their game 23- 21, and the seniors played a very close game scoring 28-33. Connor Croft, coach of the junior team, said, “The last minute and a half was so intense my hands were shaking, and I couldn’t write, but they played great.” On the way back from Espanola the teams had a celebratory dance party. The boys volleyball teams also played hard at their home tournament last Wednesday: the juniors had 3 wins and 1 loss while the seniors won all four of their matches. Way to go, Mustangs!
On October 13, there was a Student Vote in the cafeteria. Student Vote is a parallel election for young people under the voting age. MSS is one of 7,392 schools across the country that are participating in the national program. Students are given the opportunity to learn about the election process by voting in the federal election. Student voters were given the same options as an adult voter in voting for MPs. Lots of students participated in the Student Vote, and there were many discussions about the election and political parties in classes.
The first Magazine Drive activity was a loonie jump in the cafeteria last Tuesday, and every student who sold a magazine was able to participate. Student onlookers cheered and clapped for their classmates as they jumped over a line of loonies. Students got to keep the money they jumped over. Thanksgiving weekend brought the Magazine Drive to a close.
The Mustangs did an amazing job cheering for their sports teams and saving lives across the world. There are so many more exciting activities coming up, including more basketball and volleyball games, cross country meets, the Halloween Dance, WE Scare Hunger, and Brick-by-Brick fundraisers. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.