In the spirit of Thanksgiving, MSS is creating a school-wide Thankfulness Mural. Students and staff can write messages of thanks in each classroom. These will be assembled into a massive mural.
On Friday, September 30, the senior girls’ basketball team travelled to Parry Sound for a weekend tournament. The team played their first game at 2:30 on Friday, against Parry Sound. The team played really well defensively and learned a lot for offensive playing. Despite playing well, the girls lost 18-25. The second game was against Algonquin, with the same outcome of the first game, with a final score of 21-33 against the Mustangs. On Saturday the Mustangs played against Unity Christian, playing the entire game perfectly, the game ending with a score of 16-15 for Unity. The team was grateful for the skill building experience.
On Tuesday, October 4 the junior and senior girls’ basketball teams hosted CASS for the first game of the season. The seniors played a close game losing 25-30. The juniors played well, losing 15-38. The junior girls faced Blind River and lost with a score of 20-25. The senior boys’ volleyball team played their first league tournament. The team played well, winning all four games they played. Mr. Kategiannis is proud of the guys, as they continue to train.
The Sacred Circle group met on Thursday, October 6 to discuss what actions will be taken to stand up against discrimination in our communities. The group talked about several options: elementary school tours, a petition, a student survey, and a staff meeting presentation. The group was elated and full of ideas, pizza and juice.
Mr. Balfe hosted a Rolling Thunder Deadlift at lunch on Friday, October 7 to encourage physical activity. The competition divisions will be grades, then in each grade there will be a top female and male. The winners of each division will get a cross fit t-shirt. The Females Only Cross Fit Club has started up, meeting after school on Mondays. Girls who are interested in learning weight lifting techniques and working out are able to work with Mrs. Balfe and Ms. Rose to improve their fitness.
The QSP Magazine Drive came to an end on Tuesday, October 11. Students’ Council thanked everyone for their efforts to sell, and those who did were rewarded with freshly baked cookies. Any student who sold a magazine will be allowed to participate in the incentive events, including a half movie day, free freezies, bubble suit soccer, and the big prize, a magician.
Many activities are coming to an end, but there are sure to be more positive events coming, including spirit days and sporting events.