MSS Kids in the Halls

Today is the third day of the second semester! Students are starting to settle into their new routine of classes. February 14 will be the last day to make any changes to your second semester courses. 

On Monday, February 3, the boys’ hockey team was back in action after the exam break playing Lo-Ellen at the McCrory-Countryside arena. 

The girls’ hockey team is playing a home game tomorrow, Thursday, February 6 against Bishop Carter at the M’Chigeeng arena at 3:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on the Mustangs!

Also on Thursday, February 6, the Manitoulin Metal Robotics Team is expecting a special visitor. Mr. Mark Breadner, president and founder of FIRST Robotics Canada will be visiting the MSS robotics team to support the Island team during the building season. The team is getting ready for competitions at Georgian College in Barrie on March 6 to 8 and at Nipissing University on March 27 to 29.

The MSS musical production of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is only a week away. Show nights are February 13, 14 and 15. The curtain rises at 7 pm. Tickets are $16/each and are available at the Gore Bay IDA, and at the Guardian Pharmacies in Mindemoya, Little Current and Manitowaning. Tickets are also being sold at the door on show nights. The cast list includes Ethan Theijsmeijer as Albert Peterson, Abbie Harper as Rose (Rosie) Alvarez, Sam Howson as Conrad Birdie, Natalia Bell as Kim MacAfee, Maggie Chapman as Mr. MacAfee, Alexandria Lewis as Mrs. MacAfee, Larissa Chevrette as Ursula Merkle, Jocelyn Kuntsi as Mrs. Peterson, Jordan Goddard as Hugo Peabody, Aspen Debassige as Randolph MacAfee, Myah Emerson as Harvey Johnson/doctor/train conductor, Katie Chapman as Nancy/Gloria, Rachael Orford as Alice/wardrobe woman, Trish Patterson as Deborah Sue/sad girl 1, Cindy Middleton as Helen/Mrs. Johnson, Journey Ruyter as Margie/sad girl 2, Zoe Langevin as Penelope/ traveller/Phyllis, Ryan Goddard as Mayor/Mr. Johnson/teen/Maude, Cassandra Temple as the mayor’s wife/teen, Monica Zilio as Mrs. Merkle/teen, Lucy Joshua-Matthews as Karl/reporter 1, Chris Gillespie as Freddie/police 1/stage hand, AJ Steeves as guitar man/Teen/geezer 1/Lee, Gwyneth McLeod as Jimmy/reporter 3/geezer 2, Lydia Pennings as teen/reporter 2/TV camera person, Alexandra Joshua-Mathews as teen/reporter 4 /police 2 and Hailey Ferguson and Alexandra Wilson-Zegil as teens/reporters/TV people/citizens. The stage manager is Allie Carrick and the head technical director is Mrs. Theijsmeijer. 

Grade 8 information night for students and parents will be held at MSS on February 20 at 6 pm. 

Just a reminder for students needing volunteer hours that opportunities are always available across the Island. The Manitoulin Ice Showdown is needing volunteers for the upcoming ice fishing derbies. Check the guidance office for information and contacts as well as other volunteer opportunities.

Joke of the week: Two men were talking. Said the first, “I went to the theatre last night but had to leave after Act I.” 

“Why was that?” asked the second man. 

“Well, the program said ‘Act II – one year later’ and I couldn’t wait.”

Upcoming events include MSS hockey, the MSS production of ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Grade 8 information night and much more!

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