MSS Kids in the Halls

Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees, it’s getting colder, and it’s Halloween week! That definitely calls for a spooky joke:

What do you get if you cross a wizard and an iceberg?

A cold spell.

On Friday, October 15, Pre-NSSSA Cross Country was held on St. Joseph  Island. A total of 60 runners from seven schools participated in this event, and the MSS runners placed first overall! In the novice boys’ division, Xavi Mara placed first and Andrew Cooper placed fourth.

In the junior boys’ division, Brodie Pennie placed first, Patrick McCann came in fourth with Orland Carter-O’Hearn coming in right behind him in fifth place. In the junior girls’ division, Maren Kasunich placed first overall, MacKenzie Green came in second, Annie Balfe placed third, and Morgan Green placed sixth. As a team, the junior girls placed first. In the senior boys’ division, Julian Wemigwans placed eighth, Alan Wilkin placed 11th, Jack Pennie came in 13th, and Landon Hare placed 15th. The senior boys’ division had the most runners of all divisions, and as a team, the MSS senior boys placed second. 

The team was back up and running on Friday, October 22 for NSSSA cross country championships again at St. Joseph Island. In the novice boys’ division, Xavi Mara placed first and Andrew Cooper came in fifth. In the junior boys’ division, Brodie Pennie placed first, and Patrick McCann came in fourth. The MSS girls swept the junior girls division! Maren Kasunich placed first overall, MacKenzie Green came in second, Annie Balfe placed third, and Morgan Green placed fourth. In the senior boys division, Julian Wemigwans placed third and Alan Wilkin placed fourth. MSS brought home the ‘overall boys’ banner and ‘overall team’ banner. The team will be back in action on Wednesday, October 27, for NOSSA at St. Joseph Island for the third time.

The Halloween fun is about to begin at MSS. On Friday, October 29, there will be pumpkin carving in the cafeteria over both lunch periods, and a costume contest. Also, members of the student council will be giving out candy. I hope to see all Mustangs dressed up on Friday! A Halloween joke for you:

Who did the ghost invite to the Halloween party?

Whoever he dug up.

On Halloween night, October 31, over 30 MSS students will be going around Island communities collecting non-perishable food donations for Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR) as a part of “Halloween for Hunger.” In addition to this, there are ‘homeroom challenges’ set up at the school where students can bring in non-perishable items and put them in a designated box in their homeroom class. The class with the most items will win a prize! 

If you are interested in donating, there are bins at grocery stores across the Island that are a part of this initiative. 

Wednesday, November 3 is the Grade 9 “Take Your Kids to Work” Day. Grade 9 students had the opportunity to fill out a permission form to be excused from classes next Wednesday to go to work with their parents, guardians, or another chosen adult.

The ‘Zinc Saves Lives’ Battery Drive is over at MSS. With the help of students, staff, and the community, the drive collected over 4,202 batteries, saving the lives of at least 25,212 children. Some even better news is that MSS has been deemed a Call to Recycle Center.

This means that batteries can be collected all year long for this cause! If you have household batteries you would like to donate to the cause, please contact MSS.

Joke of the week: What do you call a ghost in a torn sheet?

A little holy terror!

Upcoming events include Halloween, Treaty Week, and Take Our Kids to Work.

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