MSS Kids in the Halls

It’s Halloween week! All the spooky decorations are being put up in preparation for Saturday! What could be more Halloween-like than a Saturday night and a full moon?

Why are skeletons so calm? Because nothing gets under their skin.

On October 15, MSS runners participated in the SDSSAA (Sudbury District Secondary Schools’ Athletic Association) preliminary cross country meet at Kivi Park in Sudbury. In the novice boys’ division, Brodie Pennie finished 6th overall, Andrew Rose finished 20th and T.J. Green finished 22nd. In the junior boys’ division, Alan Wilkin led the way for MSS runners finishing in 5th place. Keaton Gauthier finished 16th, Jack Pennie in 18th, Ben Willis in 23rd and Rhys Allison in 28th. The senior boys’ event featured Julian Wemigwans finishing in 18th. In the novice girls’ event, Maren Kasunich came in 1st place with an amazing time of 15:17:00. Mackenzie Green was close behind in third, Annie Balfe in 6th, Morgan Green in 14th and Brooke Gilbeault in 38th. Katie Chapman was the only Mustang in the junior girls’ division, finishing in 19th. Congratulations to the MSS novice girls for scoring a perfect quartet and placing first in that division! Way to go, Mustangs! Runners are competing again today, Wednesday, October 28, at Kivi Park in the finals against approximately 255 other athletes representing 14 different high schools. Runners will be grouped by school and will start individually according to a pre-assigned schedule throughout the day.

Progress reports were sent home with students on Tuesday, October 20. Parent-teacher interviews were held virtually on Thursday, October 22.

MSS’s SHARE/Go Green committee is hosting Halloween for Hunger! Each day this week and on Monday, November 2, there will be a box in the foyer for students and staff to place non-perishable food donations for the food bank.

Due to COVID-19, recycling at MSS had to be put on the back burner for a little while, but I am happy to say that it is back up and running! Make sure to throw all your garbage into the proper blue bins! Students will be around to collect the paper and plastic recycling every Thursday morning.

MSS spirit wear is available for students to purchase! There are multiple different MSS embroidery options for some select articles of clothing. There are order forms available outside the main gymnasium doors. If you have any questions, talk to Mr. Smith or Mr. Theijsmeijer.

Speaking of spirit wear, every Friday is Mustang Friday! Make sure to wear your Mustang gear or black and/or gold to show your school spirit!

The cafeteria has started serving food again; however, it is only serving students at lunchtime this year. There is no debit or credit machine; you must pay by cash.

Despite everything going on this year, students still have the opportunity to get involved at school. The SHARE/Go Green committee is always welcoming new members. They meet every Wednesday from 11:20 to 11:45 am to cover both lunch periods. The robotics team is also looking for new members. Email Mr. Davy if you are interested.

Joke of the week: Why do ghosts like to ride in elevators? Because it raises their spirits.

I hope everyone has a safe, spooky and happy Halloween!

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