MS DAILY – Wednesday, February 1, 2017



This year’s ISA tests will occur on February 14 and 16. This year, however, they will be done online, rather than the traditional paper version. To help you get ready for the new system, you will have a trial next week. The test will only be the maths, and will take an hour to complete during periods 1 and 2 and and you will do them in your regular classroom for that time. As with the full version of the tests, you do not have to study for them. Calculators are not necessary, but you may use them if this is normal practice. Your maths teacher will advise you on this.
As Tech Week will be also on, there may be a couple of room changes to your regular schedule, these will be in the Daily on Monday or Tuesday. The dates and times for the trial are:
Monday, Feb. 6 – Grade 9
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Grades 6 – 8.
(Mr. Snowball)

  • Final Stationary Drive for HOPE Service Trip

Do you have extra stationary and school supplies at home that are in good condition but you no longer use? Please donate any of the below items into the labelled box in the Main Building lobby by Friday. All items collected will go to supply an elementary school in rural Cambodia that students from the HOPE Service Club will be constructing next week. We still need more:

  • Notebooks (colorful covers are nice but plain, lined paper inside) & sketchbooks
  • coloring pencils, water color sets, paint sets
  • small rulers, erasers, mini pencil sharpeners, pencils

Thank you for your generosity! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Countdown to Cambodia Coin Drive – UPDATE

After 2 days of the Coin Drive, here are the current standings as of Tuesday evening:

Grade 6 – WINNING!
Grade 10 – 2nd
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 11
Grade 12
Grade 7 – 2nd to last
Teachers – LOSING! (by a lot)

3 days left – C’mon Teachers! (Ms. Urquhart)

  • Maker club

Dear Makers,

Maker club is FINALLY meeting today (Wednesday) at 4:05 pm in Room M404. Bring your ideas, requests, and plans so we can decide what we need to find or get, and/or anything you are already working on. (Mrs Harrison)

  • LGBTQ History Month

Good morning everyone!

February is LGBTQ History Month. The LGBTQ Group will have a special event once a week for this month, in order to celebrate the LGBTQ community, but also reflect on what this community has had to deal with and put up with in recent history.

Today, there will be a bake sale in front of the canteen. Please come and support our group, and the LGBTQ community.

Spread Love. (The LGBTQ Group)

  • Creative Writing Workshops (Repeat)

Holly Thompson is our visiting author this year! We will have creative writing workshops in whole grade levels at the following times:

Thurs Feb 2 (Day 9)

  • Grade 7 – P3 and 4 (Loft)
  • Grade 6 – P5 and 6 (Loft)
  • Grade 9 – P7 and 8 (Auditorium)

Fri Feb 3 (Day 10)

  • Grade 10 – P3 and 4 (Loft)
  • HS Magazine – HS lunch (MB 303)
  • Grade 8 – P7 and 8 (Loft)

(Mr. Hutton)


  • MS Dance Committee

As some of you may know the February dance is coming up on February 22nd! Dance committee will be starting today during lunch time in M103 (Ms.Madrids room.) We are looking for new members with new ideas! We are also hoping for them to gain experience with dance planing since the last dance of the year can be planned by 6th and 7th graders only! In dance committee you can plan the drinks for sale, design the dance decorations, come up with the them, create the playlist and become the DJ! If you are interested please come to M103 today during lunch to join the dance committee. Feel free to take your friends with you! We hope to see many of you there! (MS Student Council)

  • MS Athletics/Activities

Championship week, is upon us as almost every team in both the MS and HS has their final tournament this upcoming weekend. Good luck to all the teams traveling to other venues, and hope to see many of you at the KANTO Field Hockey championship at YCAC, and AISA Girls Basketball at YIS!

Games this week:

MS Girls Soccer
– vs St.Maur @YCAC on Thursday, February 2nd, starting at 4:30 pm.

MS Boys Basketball
– KANTO Tournament @ CAJ (A Only) Saturday, February, 4th, tip-off at 9:00 am.

MS Girls Soccer– KANTO Tournament @St.Marys (A Only) on Saturday, February 4th, starting at 9:00 am.

(Mr. Tananone)

  • MS Book of the Day

Brave beautiful Merry Owen, the Longbow Girl, time travels to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry VIII to save her ancestors #msbookoftheday (Ms. Katy)

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