Staff and students at Michipicoten High School are back in the swing of things in 2017. The Winter Break started off with a talent show and luncheon for students and parents. We have many talented students in our school, including pianists, diablo masters, comedic grade 9s and our very own version of ‘JibJab’ featuring the grade 12 English class and some of our teachers’ faces! Thank you to Mrs. Morrison’s grade 12 Health and Nutrition class for preparing some of the wonderful dishes and getting things out and ready for our students and guests. Also, to the staff, students and parents who brought in desserts and other goodies: thank you. The afternoon was filled with a variety of activities, including the annual student/teacher hockey game, board games, cookie decorating, and games in the gymnasium.
Another wonderful event brought to us by the Grade 12 Health and Nutrition class was the December bake sale they held at Northern Credit Union to raise funds for the school. More information is to follow, but a heartfelt thank you to all who bought goodies and to the Credit Union for hosting the bake sale.
The regular season of sports is wrapped up with the girls playing volleyball and boys playing basketball. Last Thursday, games against Dubrueilville closed out the season. The junior and senior boys’ teams will be advancing to NSSSAA. Congratulations to all teams and coaches. A special thank-you to our community partner coach Matthew Trudeau for working with our boys’ basketball. Coming soon will be badminton team tryouts.
Classes are winding down, so that means final projects and exam preparation! Exams begin on the 27th of this month and run to February 2nd. Exams are held in the morning with the White River bus leaving at noon. There are no classes in the afternoons, but the afternoons are available for students to finish up any projects. Let’s not leave things to the last minute! Get working on those culminating assignments as soon as you get them! Students should also be planning their study schedule and getting their course materials gathered and organizing so that they are ready for exams.
Second semester will start on Monday, February 6th with a fresh set of courses for everyone.
We welcomed Mrs. T. Bernath back as co-vice principal with Miss Rowe for this semester.
We have had a variety of clubs and events happening at MHS, including Art Club run by Ms. Rota, Intramurals: pizza and play on Fridays, Spirit Council run by Mrs. Morrison, and Band run by Mr. Larrett. As well, Ms. Rota’s Lead class offers a hot lunch for a minimal cost each Thursday.
Congratulations to Anna Lachine who submitted her art in the Youth Art contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Her artwork was one of ten pieces selected from across Ontario. Her artwork will be displayed as a banner outside Ontario’s Legislative Assembly in Toronto.
We are very excited to have a parent council this year. The next parent council meeting will be held on January 24th at 4:15. If you would like to join or get more information, please call the school (705-856-4464).