MSS Kids in the Halls

We have made it through our first month of school! It has been a busy couple of days for the Mustangs this week. Many things have happened since this author last wrote.

As mentioned before, MSS hosted a club fair last Wednesday. Many community members and students came together to show students what the school has to offer. Public Health, the OPP and many other community services made an appearance and offered resources to students. The fair took place during second period and throughout lunch. Classes came down in groups to explore and ask questions about clubs offered. There were many sign-ups for clubs like the musical theatre group, band, the greenhouse, student council, athletics association, rainbow rights and many more.

Picture proofs from picture day were sent out this week. Families are now able to order their child’s photos! Keep an eye out for picture retakes, though a date has yet to be announced.

On Monday, September 26 there was a university information session for interested senior students interested. Students were given advice and resources to make important decisions about their next steps after high school.

A huge congratulations to Manitoulin Metal who have been granted $10,000 from McMaster University to cover the cost of travel for the McMaster University competition! The money will go towards getting the robotics team,  and their robots, to and from the tournament.

A sports update for you: MSS currently has girls’ basketball, boys’ volleyball, golf, cross country and mountain biking teams practicing for games. Speaking of games, a schedule has yet to be announced so make sure to keep an eye out for it!

By far the biggest event for Mustangs this week was Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is also known as National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. MSS encouraged students to wear orange shirts to show respect for the lives affected by the residential school system. Along with this there was a staff and student organized potluck feast to raise awareness about the residential school system. Jean Debassige, the Native language teacher, gave a touching speech and prepared a feast plate to honour the lives lost through residential schools before everyone sat down to eat. Overall, it was an educational day for everyone and the students of MSS acquired a deeper understanding of Truth and Reconciliation.

That’s all for now folks! See you next week.

Go, Mustangs, go!