MSS Kids in the Halls

Is everyone still feeling the effects of the time change? It sure isn’t fun when it gets dark so early. I think this calls for a sleep joke to wake you up:

What happens if you sleep on your smartphone? 

You download a nap.

On Sunday, October 31, Halloween Night, MSS students went door to door across Island communities collecting non-perishable food donations for Halloween for Hunger. On that night alone, students collected over 776 food items. This is on top of the 485 items collected in homeroom classes during the school week. This brings the Halloween for Hunger’s campaign total to over 1,255 non-perishable food items plus monetary donations. All donations are going directly to Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR). Thank you to everyone who donated to this cause.

On Wednesday, November 3, MSS hosted a senior boys volleyball tournament. There were three teams in play: Manitoulin, Espanola, and Elliot Lake. Each team played four games during the day, playing each team twice. Also, the junior boys were in action on the road last Wednesday. The junior boys team went undefeated yet again! Great job, Mustangs!

Hockey is back! The MSS girls hockey team played their first exhibition game on the evening of Wednesday, November 3 at the NEMI Rec Centre against Espanola. Our girls’ team won 15-0. The girls will play again on Thursday, November 11 against St. Benedict at the McCrory-Countryside Arena. Spectators are allowed at games, and proof of double COVID-19 vaccination is required at the door.

On Saturday, November 6, six runners from MSS participated in the OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) cross-country championships in Lakefield, Ontario at the Lakefield College School. Every runner had absolutely amazing finishes on Saturday! The junior girls team, consisting of Maren Kasunich, Mackenzie Green, Annie Balfe, and Morgan Green, won the team division with their total combined times and brought home the banner!  Maren Kasunich ran a wonderful race and placed 3rd, Mackenzie Green finished 17, Annie Balfe came in 30th, and Morgan Green placed 52nd. Xavi Mara finished 56th in the novice boys race, and in the junior boys division, Brodie Pennie placed 23rd. Great job, everyone! You made MSS very proud!

On Thursday, November 11, a Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at MSS for students and staff to attend.

With next week being deer season, it is only appropriate that there be a spirit day to celebrate the annual occasion. Thursday, November 18, is Camo Day at MSS. I hope to see all students decked out in their favourite pieces of camo clothing!

Joke of the week: How do baby bats learn to sleep upside down?

They slowly get the hang of it.

Upcoming events include Remembrance Day, Camo Day and a Professional Development Day!

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