Congratulations, everyone survived their first week back, and we are now well into the second week of school. The classes that the students have this week are different from last week. This is the same class setup as last year where students have two classes one week and two different classes the following week.
Last week, WOW (Week of Welcome) was held as a way of getting everyone back in the school spirit. On Tuesday, September 7, Stangley, the mascot, was hanging out in the cafeteria at lunch while music played. A Kahoot! was held over both lunch periods on Wednesday, September 8. Games were up and running on Thursday, September 9. And sadly, Freezie Friday, that was scheduled for Friday, September 10, had to be postponed until this week because of some freezie freezing complications.
Monday, September 13 was picture day! Everyone put on their fancy clothes and smiled for the camera. There was no cost to get your picture taken. Picture proofs will be sent out and families can decide to order photos from there. A picture day joke for you: Why can’t you find good photography jokes? They haven’t been developed yet.
Tomorrow, September 16, is stand up against bullying day. Students and staff across the Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) will be wearing pink as a part of this movement.
Monday, September 20 is the federal election. MSS will be holding a mock version of the election the same day. Students will be able to cast a ballot for candidates running in this riding.
It’s been a long time since there were extra-curricular sports going on at MSS, but I am happy to announce they are back up and running. Tryouts and meetings for girls’ basketball, boys’ volleyball and golf have already started. Late buses will be running Tuesdays and Thursdays meaning there will be rides from after school sports practices on those days. Students will have to organize their own ride home from after school practices on the days the late buses are not running.
Student council is looking for grade representatives! This opportunity is open to any student in Grades 9-11. As a grade representative, you will be an acting member of the Student Council Team. Grade representatives attend meetings, help run events, and assist in planning fun activities for the whole school! In this position, you will be encouraged to attend at least one meeting per month, and the date will be on the morning announcements. Please answer the Google form at the following link if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAiyisBKsgiCHEU44TRS8FX-4oipOi04ltd8QSpnsDTKEXjw/viewform. Student council will be choosing representatives shortly. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the student council on their social media pages or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joke of the week: A man leaves home, makes three left turns, and is on his way back home when he notices two men in masks waiting for him.
They are the catcher and umpire.
Upcoming events include pink shirt day, the MSS student vote, and freezies in the cafeteria!
Until next time, “Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve!”