MSS Kids in the Halls

It is official! There is less than a month until Christmas and only 16 school days until Christmas Break!

On Tuesday, November 20, over 20 students at MSS participated in ‘We Are Silent.’ ‘We are Silent’ is a campaign to give voice to those who do not have one. The campaign presented a challenge to those students who had to do oral presentations that day.

Teacher: Why is your paper blank?

Student: Sometimes silence is the best answer.

On Thursday, November 22 some students from MSS participated in the 10th annual Free To Be Me conference at Lockerby Composite School in Sudbury. The day’s events began at 10 am with a keynote address by local entrepreneur Ryan Benoit, owner of ‘The Positive Inception.’ Born with cerebral palsy, Ryan made it his life’s goal to never let his disability get in the way of his dreams. Throughout the day, students took part in a variety of workshops including: Be a Global Citizen; Behind the Curtain: Queering Theatre for the Stage Frightened; Being Trans and Fabulous in School; Raising Awareness about Poverty; Greater Sudbury Police Service and the LGBT2SQAI+ Community; Live Your Truth; My First Purpose in Life: Anishinaabemowin and Cultural Teachings; and yoga.

Also on Thursday, November 22, the Grade 9 members of the junior girls’ volleyball team played in Lively at a midget tournament. The girls did great and made MSS proud! Good job, girls!

The junior girls’ volleyball team members include Aryriell Nodecker, Hailey McGills-Prior, Haylee Cress, Naomi Naokwegijig, Sienna McGraw, Amber Wiwchar, Madison Skippen, Jordan Bailey, Malia Leighton, Sophie Hietkamp, Chloe Peltier, Autumn Deschenes, Whitter Gauthier and Darci Debassige. The team is managed by Leah Carrick.

On Friday, November 23, there was an open gym from 3 to 6 pm for gymnastics. Students were able to come out and try various different apparatus. The vault, bars, beam and floor were all available for the students to use.

A gymnastics joke for you: What do gymnasts, acrobats and bananas have in common? They can all do the splits.

Also on Friday, November 23 there was a college application workshop for any students planning to go to college next year. There will only be three other workshop opportunities like this prior to Christmas. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this workshop, make sure to keep listening to the morning announcements for information on the next one.

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 29, there will be a sundae bar for any students that participated in the magazine drive.

Also on Thursday, November 29, both the girls’ and boys’ hockey teams will be playing home games. The boys’ team will be playing at the NEMI Rec Centre against L’Horizon  at 4:30pm and the girls’ team will be playing in M’Chigeeng against St. Benedict at 5 pm.

This Friday, November 30 is a P.D. Day! Students will be sleeping in and enjoying a three day weekend!

On Monday, December 3, the boys’ hockey team will be playing at the Carmichael arena against St. Charles at 7 pm.

On Wednesday, December 12, MSS’s annual school talent show will be taking place, along with a Christmas Concert in the evening. All are welcome to attend the evening concert. More details to follow.

Last week’s weekly expectation was: “Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.”

Joke of the week: Where do animals go when their tails fall off? The retail store.

Upcoming events include basketball, hockey and volleyball games, a sundae bar, P.D. Day and Awards Night!

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