MSS is getting caught up in the Christmas spirit, giving to others, working as teams and getting a head start on Christmas shopping.
Mr. Theijsmeijer started a new activity at the school called the Dark Horse Cafe. The Dark Horse Cafe is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to perform in front of their peers, whether singing, playing an instrument, or sharing a different talent. The Dark Horse Cafe will take place in the music room every second Thursday at noon.
The girls’ hockey team had their first home game of the season! The team played on Thursday, November 17, against St. Benedict’s. The boys’ hockey team beat the LaSalle Lancers 6-0 on Friday, November 10. The senior boys’ volleyball team had their NOSSA Championship tournament on Friday, November 17. On Thursday before the team left, they were bid good luck by many students and staff members in the halls.
Students’ Council and the Three Fires Confederacy organized a shoe box campaign at MSS. Homeroom classes will be collecting items to donate to families on Manitoulin who are in need of a little extra Christmas. Items that can be brought in include school supplies, toiletries, or anything else that won’t break or open during transportation. Whichever class fills the most shoeboxes will get a free taco lunch. In addition to the shoe box campaign, these two groups are collaborating on a clothing drive. The time for collecting mittens and hats is over, and now the collection theme is coats and scarves. Any donations can be dropped off in a box in the front foyer of MSS.
The Christmas Craft Sale at MSS was from Friday, November 17 to Saturday, November 18. Vendors from all over the Island came to the school to give community members the opportunity to get in early Christmas shopping, all the while supporting fellow Islanders. SHARE/Go Green had a Silent Auction set up, as well as helping out with the Penny Table. SHARE/Go Green also had their newest fundraiser set up at the door. The Brick by Brick campaign is designed to sell 5,000 Lego bricks for $2 each so that when all the bricks have been sold, the $10,000 raised will be enough to build a school through the Me to We Organization.
There are many exciting activities planned for the time left before Christmas break, including the Students’ Council-organized Winter Formal, the 12 Days of Christmas events, and the winter talent show. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.