There are less than two weeks left until the end of first semester! Culminating projects, final tests and assignments should all be wrapping up within the next few days.
Friday, January 15 was sparkle and shine day to celebrate the new year! Students and staff wore their sparkliest clothing and masks for the occasion. A school-wide Kahoot! was held over both lunches challenging students’ memories about events and trends from 2020.
The last day of classes is Thursday, January 28. Some final exams will be taking place on Friday, January 29 and the following week. It will be up to teachers to decide if they are going to have an official exam outside of class time. Please double check with your teachers to ensure that you have the correct date if they plan on holding an exam. An exam joke for you:
A student took an environmental science exam the other day and proved themselves to be an exemplary student. They put their exam paper in the recycling bin!
Culminating time is always exciting at MSS. This year, students in Miss Ferguson’s Social Equity and Justice class were given the task to create a micro initiative. Students came up with great ideas and plans of how they could help out and raise awareness for many different causes in order to make a visible change in our community. Some students sold items, held fundraisers, made cards, or created a social media page as a part of their culminating project to raise awareness for their specific cause. It was great to see students make an impact both here on the Island and elsewhere!
The next opportunity for students to switch from remote learning to in-person learning is on February 8. A form will be available online from today, Wednesday, January 20 to Friday, January 22 for parents and guardians to confirm their child’s learning status for the next few months.
Due to the province’s additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 new measures have been taken at MSS. In December, plexiglass was installed in the cafeteria to separate students at tables. Students must wear masks indoors at all times except while eating in the cafeteria, and they must also be worn outside when physical distancing is not possible. Just a reminder to screen for any COVID-19 symptoms each morning before school.
Do you like playing guessing games? In the cafeteria, there is a contest to see if students can match teachers to their baby pictures. Join in on the fun to test your feature matching abilities!
Joke of the week: I went to the library to get a medical book on abdominal pain. Somebody had torn the appendix out.
Upcoming events include second semester and the virtual information night on Thursday, February 18.
Until next time, “Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve!”