As winter approaches, the MSS Mustangs are getting into the giving season, and saying goodbye to fall and warm weather. On Wednesday, October 25, Three Fires had an taco sale to raise money for future events held by Three Fires. The sale went exceptionally well, raising $250.
On October 30, Students’ Council held a pumpkin carving contest at lunchtime. 10 teams of 2-3 participated. The carved pumpkins varied in design from a head mask to a ghost with knives in its head. Garret Gauthier and Abby Smith won the pumpkin carving contest and received candy bags as a prize.
October 31 was the Students’ Council costume contest. Emily Savage won scariest costume with her professional make up. Boston Thibault won funniest costume as a deviled egg, and Dayn Beauchamp won best overall costume as a scarecrow. All three contestants won a candy bag to celebrate Halloween.
On October 31, 30 students from MSS collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Manitoulin Family Resources. There were people collecting in Little Current, Manitowaning, Gore Bay, Mindemoya, and AOK. Assiginack, Little Current and C.C. Maclean Public School all collected cans to donate to the cause as well. Additionally, many MSS students and staff brought contributions from their families. In total, the We Scare Hunger participants collected 1,463 non-perishable food items. Any high school student who participated in the door-to-door collection was entered into a draw for a $50 iTunes gift card.
One of the lead organizers, Marshall Maciuk, said, “It was a great year, but next year we should shoot for $2,000 as a goal. If we have a goal, it might create motivation for the overall initiative.”
Three Fires had a “soul feast” on November 1 that was an open potluck to the entire school. There was salad, chili, fish, moose, turkey, gravy, nachos and desserts. The line for potluck wrapped around the cafeteria, as students waited to get in on the school-wide activity.
On November 2, Three Fires Confederacy had a small celebration, wishing Ethan Mejaki a happy birthday with a drum song, smudge ceremony and birthday cake. The room was full of laughter as Ethan received everyone’s birthday wishes.
The girls’ hockey team had their first exhibition game against Espanola on October 31. The game was very aggressive, and Espanola won in overtime. The team is looking forward to playing against Espanola in their regular season.
With all of the community events and celebrations, the MSS Mustangs recognize that school is enhanced through participation. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.