Principal’s Message M.C.I. Daily Schedule Warning bell 8:50 am It seems timely that today, December 16th, I am writ- Maplewood 8:55-9:00 am ing this message for our newsletter—on a day when Parent Portal Homeroom the School Division Busses are not running and the Parents, if you are inter- Period 1 9:00—10:01 am schools are open. ested in accessing your Period 2 10:03—11:04 am child’s marks, attendance As a staff we met before classes started today and and other school informa- AM Break 11:04—11:11 am came up with a plan to try to get as many town stu- tion online, please contact Christine at the office Period 3 11:12 am—12:13 pm dents into the school as possible. While some of our 867-2794 or students are not at school due to busses not running, Noon Hour 12:13—12:58 pm email: the school really is operating and our staff are here: firstname.lastname@example.org Period 4 12:58—2:07 pm teaching, reviewing, running tests and providing help PM Break 2:07—2:15 pm to those students from town that came to school to- day. So some of your students may have received a Period 5 2:16—3:25 pm call from myself or one of the staff asking them to come in to get caught up or to write a test. M.C.I. – School Plan 2010-2011 Just for the record, I did check all of the classrooms throughout the day and there was not a single movie Each year all schools in Manitoba are required to sub- mit a school plan identifying their priorities for the year. being shown or a classroom where “nothing” was be- ing done to provide educational opportunities to our This year M.C.I.’s priorities include the following: students. • Student learning will be evaluated using essential curricular outcomes. Mr. Ingenmey • To foster critical and creative thinking and improve student learning by effectively utilizing the technol- ogy available in our school where appropriate – A Christmas Carol Literacy with ICT. The full School Plan, which includes indicators, strate- MCI Drama Production gies, data collection, is posted on the M.C.I. web page: http://www.rrsd.mb.ca/schools/minnedosa_collegiate/ Tuesday December 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm pages/school_plan.html MCI Gym—Tickets at the Door Yearbooks Almost Sold Out! 2010-2011 Yearbooks are still available www.rrsd .mb.ca/m ci Although the early bird deadline has passed, yearbooks are still available to pre-order—but only a few. $65 per yearbook We have almost met our pre-order quantity with our yearbook printer so if you want to guarantee that you get this years yearbook see Mrs. Enns today. 2 Paris, The Loire and The Riviera 2012 The MCI French Club will have the opportunity to go on a trip to France in April of 2012. As part of a greater Divisional initiative, The Elton Travel Club has asked us to join them in planning a trip to Paris, the Loire and the Riviera in April 2012. Elton will be uniting with Rivers, Minnedosa and Erickson to make this trip available to high school students Division-wide. We will be travelling with EF Educational Tours on a ten-day tour of southern and central France, that will take us from the contemporary sights of Monaco and the Riviera, through the historical eras of the Roman Empire, 11th and 12th century grottos of the troglodytes, to the French capital of art and culture. In detail, we will be flying to Nice, travelling through the Riviera before heading north via motor-coach through the Pont du Gard, Provence, Avignon, Lyon, the Loire Valley, Chartres and finally Paris. We will fly home out of the city of lights, Paris. Our tentative date of departure from Winnipeg is April 11th, 2012. 1st Recruitment meeting: The 1st parent meeting took place on December the 7th at 6:45 p.m. in room 2 at Minnedosa Collegiate. Mr. Wil Lamont, from Elton Collegiate, was on hand to discuss the trip, show a video from the Spring 2010 France trip, and to answer any questions regarding the trip. There was an overwhelming response from parents and students with over 42 students from grades 9 through 11 hoping to secure a spot on the 2012 French Rivi- era trip. At this point in time, the trip will be available to all students’ currently in grades 10 and 11 and there will be a cap of 20 students. Should this be a successful trip, I would hope to be able to extend an invitation to the current grade 9’s to attend the France trip in 2014. Presently, MCI has reached the cap and there is a waiting list for the remaining students in grades 10 and 11 that would like to go on this trip. I will keep you posted if any openings arise. Mrs. Sandra Enns SCHOOL BUS CANCELLATIONS R.R.S.D. Administration monitors winter weather conditions and makes decisions to run or cancel school bus service on a daily basis when required. This process includes the analysis of local forecasts, wind chill values, road conditions, and information available from area contact persons. The School Division has adopted a wind chill value of –47º Celsius as a reference point that corresponds closely with the former 2300 watts. Although serious consideration is given to the cancellation of buses at this temperature, actually outside temperature is also considered prior to declaring a cancellation. When the Division deems that weather conditions are not favorable for school bus transportation, school buses will be cancelled and communicated to Parents and Students as follows: 1. Division wide cancellation of bus service will be announced on local Radio stations by 7:30 AM. Parents will not be personally contacted in the event of a Division-wide shut down. 2. If bus service is cancelled in specific areas but not for all routes in the Division, Bus Drivers will contact each parent to advise them of the cancellation for their specific route. Buses cancelled in the morning due to weather conditions will not operate in the afternoon. Parents are encouraged to ensure their children are properly dressed for winter travel conditions and are ready to board the bus when it arrives. Rolling River School Division will respect a Parent’s decision to keep their children off the bus on days when they feel weather or road conditions are in question. For more information contact: Daryl Tesarowski, Transportation Supervisor at 867-2754 extension 1. 3 The Drama 2010 MCI drama is putting on their rendition of A Christmas Carol on 21 December at 7pm for the public and TCS and MCI is going to able to see the dress rehearsal on Mon- day, 20 December. The audience will ex- perience the talents of a wide range of stu- dents this year from students taking R.R.S.D. Su Drama 20S/30S as a course (which means rve ys this is assessment night), to students taking All RRSD parents w drama as an extra-curricular option, to mailed sur ere in identifyi veys to ass ist TCS students. The students in my course ng priorities a educational have both onstage and offstage roles. My s part of divisional th planning pr e role has been as co-director, along with par- ess. oc- ent, Jennifer Mickle and Susan Nelson as assistant director, both who have been in- Please retu rn the surv valuable to us. As well as acting, some stu- by Dec 20, eys 2010. dents have been dancing under the direction pf Christine Bailey and lunch time Christ- mas caroling under my supervision. Per- haps some of you witnessed Victorian Christmas carolers promoting the play by singing carols on main street last week. Some students have been practicing on Wednesdays after school to co-ordinate Congratulations to Sean Horner of MCI with the extras and also to be able to access on receiving a 2010 TD 4-H Agriculture to the gymnasium and some have attended Scholarship of $2,500 awarded to appli- Sunday run-throughs this month. This type cants with the highest academic average of joint activity has been able to promote who are continuing studies in vet medi- accountability, responsibility, confidence as cine, engineering, agriculture or bio- well as talent. I’m proud of the journey chemistry. Well done Sean! the students have made. We are very ex- cited for the first electronic sets produced by our technology-talents. Thank yous are ex- tended to all the drama-friendly students and staff. Have a merry Christmas and “God bless us, every one!” Mrs. J Roche 4 Chancellor Hockey News The Minnedosa Chancellors Hockey Team has had a very successful start to our season. With a league record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 1 overtime loss, the Chancellors are tied for the lead in the North Division of the WHSHL. The Chancellors placed 4th in their home tournament (Nov. 13-14) and recently lost a tough shootout semi-final game to #1 ranked Killarney in the Killarney tournament Dec. 11-12, finishing 3rd. The Chancellors are currently ranked 4th in the province and are looking forward to finishing the first half of the season strong. Game Results: Killarney Tournament 3rd Place Minnedosa 5 Kenora 2 Semi-Final Killarney/Wawanesa 5 Minnedosa 4 SO Quarter-Final Minnedosa 3 Melita/Waskada 1 League Games Killarney/Wawanesa 5 Minnedosa 2 Minnedosa 5 Bossevain 3 Minnedosa 5 Crocus Plains 4 Vincent Massey 3 Minnedosa 2 OT Upcoming Games: Friday Dec. 17 8:30pm Rivers/Elton vs Minnedosa @ Minnedosa Wednesday Dec. 22 12:30pm Minnedosa vs Neepawa @ Neepawa Wednesday Jan. 12 7:30pm Minnedosa vs Souris Valley @ Souris Friday Jan. 14 8:30pm Major Pratt vs Minnedosa @ Minnedosa Tuesday Jan. 18 8:30pm Minnedosa vs Birtle/Shoal Lake @ Birtle Friday Jan 21 8:30pm Minnedosa vs Hamiota @ Hamiota Friday Jan. 28 8:30pm Deloraine vs Minnedosa @ Minnedosa December 22, 2010 – MCI Schedule 3rd Annual Christmas Classic Period 1: 9:00 – 9:45 Wednesday Dec. 22 Period 2: 9:45 – 10:30 12:30 pm Period 3: 10:30 – 11:15 Minnedosa vs Neepawa Lunch: 11:15 – 11:50 in Neepawa Homeroom: 11:50 – 11:55 Depart for Neepawa @ 11:55 Students Attending the Game will be Game: 12:30 – 2:30 Transported from MCI by School Bus Depart for Minnedosa @ 2:30 Cost of admission is a donation of a non-perishable Arrival in Minnedosa @ 3:00 food item—brought to homeroom by Monday Dec. 20 Dismissal @ 3:25 Students not going to Neepawa will return to the school for their afternoon activities at 1:00 The canteen will close @ 1:00 Printable entry form and addendum (outlining types of classes offered, scholarships available, etc.) are available at www.discoverminnedosa.com under Community Organizations. The syllabus, forms and addendum are at Regional and School Libraries, Minnedosa Pharmacy, and Rivers Home Hardware Questions: Celebrating 30 Years Contact Val Dornn @ 867-2432or Colleen Lewis @ 826-2184 2011 in Minnedosa Submit entries to: April 04-08 and 15-19 Rolling River Festival of the Arts Entry Deadline: Attn: Colleen Lewis Wednesday January 19, 2011 Box 333 No late entries will be accepted. Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 5 Eye on MCI by Kate Soltys (this article will also be printed in a January edition of the Minnedosa Tribune) The past month in MCI has been a busy one. There are a lot of sports starting and ending, volleyball, basketball, hockey, and curling. There are also many other extra-curricular activities going on in the school, with student council, drama, yearbook and more. On November 17th our school as well as all the other schools in the Rolling River School Division participated in Drug Awareness Day. Everybody gathered at the Minnedosa Community Conference Center, where there were a number of speakers who talked to us about the impacts of drugs. There was a great attendance from all the schools and the speakers were very influential and inspirational. In sports, the girls’ volleyball is all wrapped up. The junior girls went to provincials in Souris on November 18- 20 and placed 4th. The senior girls took part in provincials in Forest on November 25-27 and placed within the top eight. Another sport starting up is boys’ hockey. The Chancellors this year have a great league record, so far they are 4-1-1, four wins, one loss, and one overtime loss. They have also participated in three tournaments in Minnedosa, Hamiota, and Killarney. They placed 4th at home, 5th in Hamiota, and 3rd in Killarney. The team also has the Christmas Classic coming up against Neepawa in Neepawa at 12:30 pm on Dec 22. They have a great season ahead of them, good luck boys! Basketball is another sport going on at MCI. In league play the junior boys have won both of their games against Erickson and MacGregor and the junior girls have one their one game, against MacGregor. The senior girls lost their first league game to Neepawa. Both the senior girls team and junior boys team participated in a tournament in Roblin on December 4th. Although neither team won the tournament, our own Justin McKinnon won the bump competition. MCI Drama is putting on a play on December 21st. The play is called “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The play will be in the MCI gym at 7:00 pm and admission is $5.00. There will also be a dress rehearsal at 1 pm on De- cember 20th. Both MCI students and some grades from TCS have been invited to come watch the dress rehearsal. The new 2010-2011 MCI yearbooks are still on sale, even though the first sales deadline is past. Yearbook now $65.00, but there are only a few left to pre-order. Normally they order a few extras so if students want to get them in the next school year, a few are available. This is now changed; they are not ordering any extra yearbooks so if you want one you’ve got to order it! Student Council was disappointed that the Dec. 15 Christmas Dance was cancelled but they are hoping to reschedule it near Valentine’s Day. The C.H.A.N.G.E. committee was going to decorate for the Christmas Dance T.A.D.D. was going to sell “mocktails”. We would like to thank very much all the people who are offered their time to come chaper- one the dance. It is very much appreciated and we couldn’t put on a dance without you. Hopefully we can get every- one involved again in February for the re-scheduled dance. A few T.A.D.D. members participated in a conference on December 13th. They had two very good speakers, Mitch Dorge and Anders a magician. “It was a great experience” explained Emily Kingdon, “I’m very glad our T.A.D.D. group got to be a part of it.” Another conference that MCI students participated in was the Social Justice Conference on November 18th and 19th. Here Kate Soltys (Minnedosa Collegiate) and Jordyn Maduke (Erickson Collegiate) got to travel to Winnipeg to represent the Rolling River School Division. There were many amazing speakers, such as Stephen Lewis, and much more. For the Christmas Classic on December 22nd MCI student council is taking bids on the teams alternate jerseys to wear to the game. Everybody is getting into and it is great to see the school spirit. And that’s an Eye on MCI. 6 MINNEDOSA COLLEGIATE FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE January 2011 January 10 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ELA 40 Provincial Exam January 11-13 During ELA Class ELA 40 Provincial Exam Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday January 24 January 25 January 26 January 27 January 28 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM Pre-Calc 40S Consumer Math 40S Applied Math 40S Applied Math 40S Biology 40S 12:30 PM Psychology 40S JANUARY 31 - GRADE 12 SEMESTER 2 BEGINS Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday January 31 February 1 February 2 February 3 February 4 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM ELA 10F a & b Math 15F a & B Science 10F a & b Power Mech 10S a & b Applied/Pre-Calc 20F Science 20F Essentials Math 20F a,b,c Geography 20Fa ADMIN. DAY Chemistry 30S Applied Math 30S PreCalc 30S History 30S a & b Consumer Math 30S NO CLASSES 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM Basic Service 20S Engine Fund 20S Exams for Ski Trip Stu- Geography 20Fb Biology 30S dents who miss Feb 3 FEBRUARY 7 - GRADE 9, 10, 11 SEMESTER 2 BEGINS HOST FAMILIES STILL NEEDED Visit www.studymanitoba.ca for more information about this exciting initiative and how you can participate as a host family in the homestay program. TADD members have been busy reminding students and the community to stay safe Teens this holiday season. Christmas wreaths sold not only beautified homes, but spread a message to enjoy the season responsibly. Sales of wreaths helped fund fifteen students to attend the Crocus Plains TADD Conference, where Against we networked with other schools, brainstormed activity ideas, and met with An- ders the Magician and Mitch Dorge. Candy canes will be delivered by our TADD “elves” before Christmas break, and Mocktails were planned for Distracted the Christmas dance. Hopefully we have a chance to mix our fancy alco- hol-free drinks in the New Year to promote fun, healthy alternatives. TADD wishes everyone a joyous holiday season…Remember to call a Driving taxi, get a designated driver, and use hands free communication to keep our roads safe for all!
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