MSS Kids in the Halls

Students at MSS are keeping their spirits up even with all the stress of finishing up activities and studying for exams.

Today is the last day of full classes before the start of exams, tomorrow, Thursday, January 23. Block D class exams are scheduled for tomorrow, Block C classes write on Friday, January 24 and Block A and B on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28, respectively. There will be half classes on Thursday afternoon after the first exam. In the case of a snow day, the exam schedule will shift one day. An exam joke for you:

On a chemistry exam, one question asked was how to clean the floor after a chemical-powder spill. In detail, I described the liquid that I would combine with the powder in order to dissolve it with chemical bonding and electron transfer. I was pleased with my grasp of molecular structure until the exams were handed back. Our teacher asked another student to read her answer. She suggested a broom and a dustpan to sweep up the spill. She got full marks.

On Monday, January 13, the MSS boys senior and junior basketball teams hosted the Elliot Lake Atoms. Both teams played with lots of spirit and passion, but neither team claimed victory.

Last Friday, January 17, there was an MSS Hockey double header at the NEMI Rec Centre in Little Current. The girls’ team faced off against L’Horizon at 5:30 pm, followed by a boys’ game at 7 pm against St. Benedict. Donations were collected during the game for the Island chemo treatment room in memory of former Mustangs player Cassandra Cristo. Players on the girls’ team added stickers to their helmets in memory of Cassandra. Also on Friday night, the MSS Mustangs retired Cassandra’s sweater, No. 16, and presented it to her family.

Yesterday, January 21, was pyjama day! After a stressful few weeks of finishing up course requirements, along with the fact that exams are only days away, students were able to “de-stress” by wearing comfy pajamas all day.

Today, January 22, SHARE/Go Green is hosting a bake sale in the cafeteria. All proceeds will go to assist in battling the fires in Australia.

Friday, January 31 is a PD Day. Students in the Rainbow District School Board have the day off. That means a three-day weekend!

The start of the second semester will be on Monday, February 3.

Joke of the week: Question from my exam, “what is plagiarism?” Wasn’t sure, so I copied my answer from the person beside me.

Upcoming events include, hockey games, exams, the MSS production of “Bye Bye Birdie” and much more!

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