M.S.S Kids in the Halls

I hope everyone made it through April Fools’ Day last Friday without many cheesy or terrible jokes being played on them. Did you hear about Kraft Peanut Butter’s joke? On March 30, the company announced that after 60+ years on the job, Smoothie and Crunchy the bears would be retiring. This caused some tears to be shed by many. Then on Friday, April 1, the company announced that it was all an April Fools’ joke. They had me fooled! An April Fools’ joke for you:

For April Fools’ Day, my friend replaced my Alpha-Bits with Cheerios. I have no words to say how angry I am.

Last week was another short week with two snow days, or should I say ice days, on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31. March went out like a lion, that’s for sure.

On Tuesday, March 29, the awards ceremony for the York University Robotics competition was held. MSS’s Manitoulin Metal FRC 6865 won the judge’s award! And to top off the amazing news, co-captain Jocelyn Kuntsi is a provincial finalist for the prestigious Dean’s List Award! Great job team! They competed this past weekend (Sunday, April 3) in North Bay and are heading to provincials next week from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 16.

On Friday, April 1, the MSS junior girls’ volleyball team hosted the NSSSA ‘A’ championships. The girls won their game on Friday, and they went undefeated in league play during the season. Wonderful job, girls!

After a long journey through all the challenges of the pandemic, the MSS 2022 10-minute musical, Book Lovers, is now ready for outside viewing! The cast includes Natalia Bell as Charlotte, Xavier Mara as Dewey, Jordan Goddard as Cyrano De Bergerac, Jocelyn Kuntsi as Helen of Troy, Alexis McVey as Juliet Capulet, Lydia Pennings as Hester Prynne, and Zack Hill as Sir Lancelot. The production crew includes Lauren Talbot and Mark Otosquaiob as sound and light crew; Willow Fogal, Ezra Diebolt, and Daphne Carr as stage crew. The Producer is Ms. Bauer, the Artistic Director is Mr. Zegil, the Musical Director is Mr. Theijsmeijer, the Technical Director and Stage Manager is Ms. Theijsmeijer, and the Head of Costumes is Ms. Ferguson. The full production of Book Lovers can be viewed and shared freely online by going to www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONYVFHZaZSY.

Donations to support the MSS Musical Theatre program can be made through the GoFundMe page https://gofund.me/2909466cCheque.

Students planning to graduate in the 2021-2022 school year must have 20 community service hours by June in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. Volunteer opportunities are becoming available across the island. The Little Current Fish and Game Club is looking for volunteers to help at the hatchery. If you are interested, please contact Lou Short at 705-368-2446.

Joke of the week: What do you call a well-dressed king of the jungle? A dandy lion.

Upcoming events include a senior girls volleyball tournament on Thursday, April 7 and Easter.

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