MSS Kids in the Halls

There is only one week left until exams! As the first semester draws to a close, students are finishing up activities and preparing for exams. An exam joke for you:

I did the tree surgeon entrance exam. First question had me stumped.

On Thursday, January 9, MSS hosted a girls’ volleyball tournament. The visiting schools included the Espanola Spartans, the Elliot Lake Atoms and W.C. Eaket S.S. The Mustangs have been playing well all season and continued to do so at home with the support of MSS students and staff. The junior girls’ team is currently undefeated this season. Great job, girls!

On Friday January 10, the OELC (Ontario Education Leadership Centre) Committee hosted a Grade 8 information day. The event was called 4d8s (48). Grade 8 students from five elementary schools across the Island came to MSS to learn about high school life, elective classes and extracurriculars. Students had the opportunity to attend five different presentations throughout the day where they learned about the different classes that will be offered. The presentations included information about classes such as learning strategies, humanities, science, tech and business. At lunch students were offered homemade soup and cookies. Also during their lunch period, groups of students were sent to the gymnasium to explore some of the extracurriculars that are available to join once in high school. Some clubs, teams and groups that displayed information on Friday were SHARE/Go Green, robotics, Student Council, vocal group, concert band, the musical, tennis, gymnastics, basketball and volleyball. The day ended with a huge game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Cheer!” Thank you to Mr. Harfield, Mr. Balfe and students for making the soup for the event. Also a big thank you to all the teachers who did presentations, organized the day and accompanied the Grade 8 students; you all made the event a success!

Today, Wednesday, January 15, classes are cancelled for Grades 9 to 12. The Rainbow District School Board website states that the “Rainbow District School Board’s secondary teachers and support staff represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will engage in a full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in response to negotiations at the provincial level.”

Tomorrow, January 16, the girls’ hockey team is playing a home game against Confederation High School at the M’Chigeeng arena at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on the Mustangs.

On Friday, January 17, the girls’ hockey team is back in action against Horizon at the NEMI Rec Centre at 5:30 pm. Also on Friday, January 17, the boys’ hockey team is hosting St. Benedict at the NEMI Rec Centre at 7 pm. Go, Mustangs, go!

Joke of the week: One day an ice fisherman drilled a hole in the ice and peered into the hole and a loud voice said, “There are no fish down there.” He walked several yards away and drilled another hole and peered into the hole and again the voice said, “There’s no fish down there.” He then walked about 50 yards away and drilled another hole and again the voice said, “There’s no fish down there. He looked up into the sky and asked, “God, is that you?” “No, you silly,” the voice said, “it’s the rink manager.”

Upcoming events include, hockey games, exams and much more!

Until the new year, “Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve!”