MSS Kids in the Halls

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since the beginning of the pandemic and our last “normal” week at school. Despite that, Mustangs are staying positive and making the best out of every situation. That includes telling jokes! A St. Patrick’s Day joke for you even though March 17 is a week away.

What do you get when you cross a four-leaf clover with poison ivy? A rash of good luck on St. Patrick’s Day.

On Friday, February 26, the winners of the staff and student ‘Love Local’ photo contest were announced. Congratulations to Ms. Hurcomb for winning the staff category and Mason Leighton for the student category! In second place was Ms. McNeil for the staff category and Jorja Peltier for the student category. There was an excellent variety of submissions showcasing Manitoulin’s beautiful landscapes, sunsets and seasons. 

This week is Skittles week! Each day a different grade dresses up with certain Skittle colour clothing. On Monday, March 8 the Grade 9s wore purple; the Grade 10s wore orange on Tuesday, March 9; the Grade 11s are to wear red today, Wednesday, March 10; and the Grade 12s will be wearing green tomorrow, Thursday, March 11. Everyone will be wearing school colours on Friday, March 12! Those who participate by wearing their grade colour on the correct day can come to the cafeteria and take a guess at how many candies are in the jar for a chance at winning a Skittles-related prize. Another surprise may just be happening on Friday too!

The vocabulary challenges are still happening each Friday. Check out the March vocabulary quizlet to prepare for the challenges in the cafeteria. If you end up on the leaderboard, you may win a prize!

In lieu of the March Break, Friday, March 19 is a PD (professional development) day! Students happily accept this three-day weekend.

Graduation photos are only a few weeks away. Photo sessions will take place the week of March 29. Graduating students must book their session online and pay the $30 sitting fee. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marshall in the guidance office.

In February, many extra-curricular activities such as gymnastics and volleyball were able to resume after school but due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in other schools in the Rainbow District School Board and in the public health district those sport activities have been cancelled. Now that the Public Health Sudbury and Districts is in the ‘red zone’ they will be postponed for until further notice. 

The ‘Living Well Locker’ has been helping many students thrive in the school environment, whether it is for a lunch, a bag of groceries or hygiene products. All students are welcome to use the locker whenever needed. See Mrs. Aube in D corridor and she will be happy to assist you.

Every morning in the front foyer there is a ‘grab and go’ breakfast program set up for students. If you are looking for something to eat before class, or need something for lunch, don’t be afraid to grab what you need.

Don’t forget that the clocks go ahead this weekend! We get an extra hour of sunlight at night, but it will definitely be difficult getting up on Monday morning.

Joke of the week: I’ll turn back my clock an hour for Daylight Savings when I find where it landed in the yard.

Upcoming events include a PD day and graduation photos.

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