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 Options and Opportunities (O2)

Options and Opportunities (O2) 

O2 is a new program being offered at Memorial Composite High.

Options and Opportunities is ideally suited for students who do not flourish in traditional classroom settings and are looking for a more hands on, career oriented approach to education. Our class size is small – no more than 20 – and our goal is to help students start out on a self-guided career path which they can pursue through the rest of their high school experience and give their post-secondary education some direction.

O2  can connect students to a career, help them to select the proper courses to follow that career path, and assist them in gaining work experience and certifications in the process. Students will learn about workplace safety, resume and portfolio building, job/ career shadowing, different professions from working professionals, as well as field trips and hands on instruction.

When students complete O2 in 2017, they will have a Nova Scotia Community College seat in the program of their choice held for them.

O2 is recognized by most major industries including hospitality, tourism, all trades and many more. If you are interested, and would like more information, please contact

 Jeff Matheson


 Coming Events
  11th Nov
Remembrance Day (School Closed)
  27th Nov
Parent-Teacher Interviews (6 to 8 pm in school gym)
  28th Nov
Professional Learning Morning (9 am to Noon - Teachers Only)
  28th Nov
Parent-Teacher Interviews (1 to 3 pm in school gym)
  12th Dec
Professional Learning Day (Teachers Only)
  19th Dec
Last Teaching Day Prior to Christmas Break
  5th Jan
First Teaching Day After Christmas Break
  26th Jan
Final Exams
  27th Jan
Final Exams
  28th Jan
Final Exams
  29th Jan
Final Exams
  2nd Feb
Grading and Classifying Day (Teachers Only)
  16th Feb
February Holiday (School Closed)
  13th Mar
Last Teaching Day Prior to March Break
  23rd Mar
First Teaching Day After March break
  3rd Apr
Good Friday (School Closed)
  6th Apr
Easter Monday (School Closed)
  23rd Apr
Parent-Teacher Interviews (6 to 8 pm in school gym)
  24th Apr
Professional Learning Morning (9 am to Noon - Teachers Only)
  24th Apr
Parent-Teacher Interviews (1 to 3 pm in school gym)
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 Parent Portal
Parent Portal
There is now a Parent Portal available to parents who wish to check on the attendance and marks of their student(s). It is available here. This can be set up by contacting Charmaine Cox through her email (charmainecox@staff.ednet.ns.ca)

 Vocational Programs


 Nova Scotia International Student Program.
Nova Scotia International Student Program (click for flyer)

If you or someone you know would be interested in taking part in the NSISP by hosting an international student, please contact Tammy Sampson at 577-0349. Host families are expected to treat their student like one of the family. All families and students receive a handbook of guidelines for a successful homestay experience. Families are encouraged to become Nova Scotia ambassadors by providing opportunities for tours of the local area, shopping trips, cultural experiences, and sports and recreational activities. The families are provided with a monthly stipend to compensate for the student’s basic accommodations.

 S- Trips
Please be advised that Memorial High School is not affiliated with S-Trips.

 Looking Inward
Looking Inward Newsletter

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board continues to meet its community consultation commitments as it gathers input needed to better decide on the future of facilities within its jurisdiction. Theses efforts are the result of the school board’s strategic plan released in 2012 and planning document Looking Inward: a Planning Framework for long-term facility provision and system sustainability in a time of changing demographics (2013). Please refer to the right hand column, as we are pleased to share our next steps and provide a brief summary of completed efforts and outcomes

Please visit the link below to participate in a survey regarding grade level configuration:


We value and appreciate your input.

For More Information:

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
275 George Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Attn: Michelle MacLeod

Email: lookinginward@cbvrsb.ca
Facebook: Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board
Twitter: @CBVRSB


September – November

• Focus group sessions
• Public consultation sessions
• Surveys


10 community information sessions
• Briefings for Principals
• Cape Breton Regional Municipality briefing
• Briefing with the unions
• News Conference
• Ongoing School Board briefings
• Created online communities using Facebook and Twitter


Additional scenarios were added to our list of 27
• Open and honest discussions in our communities
• Increased sharing of information and regular communication

 Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy (Revised):

Cell phones and electronic recordable devices are not to be used within the school. Before entering the building, all cell phones and electronic devices are to be powered down and put in backpacks, lockers or out of view and shall not be accessible to students.

If staff members see any of these items, they will take it from the student and pass it in to the office for safekeeping. A parent/guardian must come to pick up the device. It is the student's responsibility to inform you of this infraction.

Shoud misuse continue to subsequent offences, the issue will be dealt with as a discipline matter.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Administration

 Standards of Dress

Students are required to dress in a dignified and appropriate manner. In general, clothing must be modest.

  • hiking or walking shorts are allowed
  • skirts or shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length
  • t-shirts and blouses must provide adequate coverage
  • low rider jeans must be appropriate in rise
  • undergarments must be worn at all times

Not Allowed

  • tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti-straps, mini skirts, PJ pants
  • clothing that implies or suggests violence
  • clothing with obscene language or pictures
  • caps and hats are not permitted in classrooms


Daily Classes Begin at 9:00 AM

Last Class Ends at 3:10 PM


Daily Announcements

October 30, 2014

There is a Marauders Hockey Game today at the Emera Centre at 7:00 p.m. MHS verses RHS.

The Youth Health Centre is looking for two female students, preferably in grade 11 or 12, to participate in a presentation on "Sexual Violence Strategy of Nova Scotia."  This will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Sydney.  Please see Guidance if you are interested!

There will be an Interact meeting today at lunch time in Mr. Sampson's room.  New members are always welcome.

Any staff wanting tires changed for the winter, should make an appointment asap.  Monday is November 3 rd. and we are booking up fast.

There is a Halloween Dance tonight from 8 - 11 p.m.  There are no masks to be worn and the canteen will be open.  The cost for the dance is $5.00.

The game last night at the Emera Center MHS were defeated by Sydney Academy 5 - 4.  For MHS Sam Snow scored 2 goals, Kyle Dunville and Glen McInnis scored one goal each.  Good game Mauraders!

October 29, 2014

RTV will host the annual Horror Fest in the Lecture Theatre starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 29th.  this year's three films are John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, Dawn of the Dead and Godzilla 2014.  Once again this year, admission will be $6 for all three films and you will get a free pop as you enter.  The movie's start at 3 p.m. and end at around 9 p.m.  Popcorn and pizza will be on sale in the theatre during the shows.  tickets will be on sale Tuesday during lunchtime in the main lobby and again on Wednesday at the same time.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in getting more information about the NSSSA and the upcoming Regional Conference this Friday, October 31, 2014 in Kerri Lynn Power's room at lunch time.

There is a Marauders hockey game today at Centre 200 at 7:30 p.m. MHS verses SA.

October 28, 2014

Student Council will be having a candy sale today in the lobby.

The cooking program is once again selling fruit cakes for the Christmas season.  The list, to be signed, is on the wall in the office, if you wish to plance an order. 

 October 27, 2014

Girl's Volleyball practice today has been cancelled.

There is an important Safe Grad meeting Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a GSA meeting today in the art room at lunch time.

There is Boy's Basketball practice at 8 p.m. this evening in the gym.

The recent game for the boy's hockey defeated Sydney Academy.  Ryan Lawless with 2 goals, Sam Snow, Glen McInnis, Ryan Lettice, Kyle Dunville, Ricky Forrest, Tyler Rose and Kale Andrea all with one goal each. Congratulations boy's!

Sign up sheets are now in the office for grad photos.  The sitting fee is $20 and is payable at the time you get your picture taken.  Boy's wear a white shirt and tie and ladies wear a V neck or scoop neck shirt.  Photos will be starting Monday, November 3, 2014.

October 23, 2014

Could the following students please see Mr. Matheson some time before the end of today.  Brittany Ford, Jessica Munro, Brittany Young. 

Anyone interested in trying out for the boy's softball team in the spring, there is a meeting Saturday at 12 in the Rambler room on Pitt. Street.

There will be no Interact meeting today at lunch time.  Our next meeting will be next week.

There is a Youth Advisory meeting in room 315 today at lunch time.

There is a boy's hockey game at 7 pm MHS verses Sydney Academy.

Children of the Corn!  Enter if you dare at Hank's Farm, 522 King's Grove Road in Millville.  The cost is $10 and the date is October 23, 24, & 25th from 7:30 p.m. until 11 pm. 

October 22, 2014

Girl's Ice Hockey!  There is a sign up sheet in the office.

There is a GSA meeting today at lunch time in the Drama Room.  New members are welcome.

The deadline for students to bring in their permission slips for the AARO trip is Thursday at 1 p.m.  Names cannot be added to the list after that. 


October 21, 2014

The Division 1 Girl's Basketball team have their next tryout Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6 p.m.


There will be a GSA meeting in the Art room at lunch time.  All executives must attend. 

There will be a drama club meeting after school in room 102, Mr. Winter's classroom.  Attendance is manditory.  New members are always welcome.

The Drama Club will have a bake sale at lunch time on Thursday, October 23rd.

October 20, 2014

Any students interested in being part of the Youth Advisory Council are asked to attend the first meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:15 in room 315.

The Debating Team will meet with Mr. Nicholson today at lunch time in room 300.

There will be an important Safe Grad meeting tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Please contact Jeri at Ext. 6257 if you plan on going to Yoga after school today.

Attention Students! Remember to get your NSSSA registration forms for CAPERS 2014 in.  The deadline for skillbuilders is Thursday, Oct. 24th. and the deadline for delegates is November 14th.  If you have any questions please see Kerri Lynn Power or Andrew Cantwell.

There will a meeting for all international students at 12:00 p.m. in room 206.  With teacher's permission!

The boy's hockey team defeated Glace Bay 5 - 2.  Glenn MacInnis and John Hart scored the goals.  Congratulations boy's!



October 17, 2014

Yesterday, there was an announcement about a leadership camp at ST.F.X.  The deadline for application is October 22nd and not October 17.  Please see Guidance for details. 

October 15, 2014

Girl's Toonie ball tonight at 8 p.m.

Division 1 tryout at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Any students interested in participating in a skin care clinic on Monday, October 20, 2014 can sign up at the Youth Health Center.

Any students interested in being part of the Youth Advisory council are asked to attend the first meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. in room 315.


Would the students who spoke to Brenda MacNeil about a Musical selection at the Remembrance Day Service, please see her today.

The Marauders had a very successful game opener with a 3 - 2 win over Glace Bay.  Tyler rose, Jacob Keagan, and T.J. Forrest scored the goals and Darion Caldwell made 22 saves to record the win.  The Marauders would like to thank the fans who come to support them.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

All international students are to meet in room 327.  Kim Corbett's room today at 12:30 p.m.

Caperbase Outreach / Health Promotion & Prevention is offering a community workshop with The Youth Project called "An Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity".  Meal and transportation is included.  the workshop will be held on Thursday, October 16th at 5 p.m.  For more information contact one of the guidance counsellors.

 First Drama Group meeting is Thursday at lunch time in Mrs. Ross's room 300.  Everyone welcome!  Our goal is to put on a production at the end of the year. 

October 14, 2014

No Boy's Basketball tonight!  Tryouts start Sunday, October 19th at 8 p.m. There will be one team only this year!

The last day to order pictures is Wednesday, October 15th.

There is a hockey game today in North Sydney at 7:40 p.m. MHS verses GB.


There will be a short meeting for students interested in debating today at 12:45 p.m. in Mrs. Ross's room 300.  Any students who cannot come at that time, should let Mrs. Ross know they are interested.

Grade 12's!  Permission slips are now available in the office for the AARAO visits at CBU.  This is an important Post-Secondary education career fair where students get to speak to representatives from various Colleges and Universities.  This is based on a "first come, first served" basis and if  by Friday of this week, the number is not complete, we will open it up the Grade 11, s  Thank you

There will be an important meeting today at 12:45 p.m. for any student enrolled on the London trip.  Any students still interested may also attend.  Room 308.

St. Mary's University will be holding an information session in Sydney at The Cambridge Suites on Wednesday, October 15th.  the session is for all interested students and parents and is from 7 - 8 p.m.

Girl's Division 1 volleyball practice is cancelled for today! 

Girl's Division 2 is on as usual.


October 10, 2014

Girl's Midget Basket Ball tryouts tomorrow, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at MHS at 12:00 p.m. for Grade 10 Girls only!

The Interact group will be selling pumpkins and they are $3 each.  there is a list on the front counter of the office and if you would like a pumpkin, please sign the list.  The pumpkins will be here this morning.  The Interact group will be around to collect the money today.

There is a meeting regarding forming a new club called Creepy Pasta!  There is a list in the office for anyone who is interested in joing this club. 


October 9, 2014

There is a decorating committee meeting today at 12:15 p.m. in the drama room!

Band members are reminded there is a show in the Lecture Theatre this afternoon.  They should be there by 1:30 p.m.  They can see Steve MacInnis for more information.

On October 20, 2014 from 1 - 5 p.m., Donalda Coakley from Shoppers Drug Mart will do 12 skin care consultations in the school.  Any student with any skincare/acne concerns can register at the youth health center.  First come, first serve basis!  Sunsense information will be available as well at the consultation!


October 8, 2014

The Kares Scholar Award is a one-time only award offered by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) in celebration of its 15th Anniversary of the Foundation.  The KARES Scholar Award is being offered to a grade 12 student in each of the nine school boards in the province who will be attending a university or community college in Nova Scotia in 2015 - 16.  The award is up to a maximum of $15,000 ($5,000 per year) over three years.  For more information see one of the guidance counsellors.

Toonie Basketball game for Girl's today at 8 p.m. at MHS gym.

There is a meeting for the decorating committee Thursday at lunch time 12:15 p.m.

There is a parent meeting for Safe Grad Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre.

There is a GSA meeting today at lunch time in the Drama Room.

Yearbook committee will meet Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Mr. Matheson's room 314.

The Interact committee will be selling pumpkins this Saturday, October 11, 2014 for $3 each, at CarQu;;est in North Sydney.  Please come out and support this event!

There will be no yoga afterschool today.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Memorial Militia shirts will be on sale in the lecture theatre at lunch time.  they are $18 with writing on the back and $15 for just the shirt.  There will be the original MHS Militia shirt and also the New Camo shirts!

October 7, 2014

Representatives from the Regular Armed Forces will be here at noon today (Tuesday).  They will be set up in the foyer to answer your questions.  Please take advantage of this learning opportunity.

Any grade 11 students who are interested in attending the Campeche International Leadership Camp can get information and applications from one of the Guidance Counsellors.

Any student who would like to contribute a musical selection to our Remembrance cermony which is being held Monday, November 10 in our school gym is asked to submit their name to Hughie MacNeil in the office.

A representative from Island Cresting will be here at lunchtime to show school sweaters, etc. 

Thank you to the members of the golf team.  Good job representing!

October 6, 2014

Blood Donor Clinic Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  If you are 17 or older,  you can donate!  there is a critical shortage of blood!  See Angela Clark or Paul Bowne if you want to sign up to give blood.

Girl's soccer game today at 4 p.m. at Munroe Park.  Students are excused at 2:45 p.m.

Boy's Volleyball tryouts today at 6 p.m. here at MHS.

Information is available on the Shad Valley Program for the summer of 2015.  This is a program for grade 10, 11, and 12 students to inspire leadership, teamwork and the entrepreneurial spirit.  See a guidance counsellor for more information.

Important Safe Grad meeting tomorrow , Octoober 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 226.

There is a meeting today for Staff at 3:15 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre "Learning Monday".

Congratulations to the boy's soccer team who are the Capers Classic Champs defeating BEC 1 - 0.  Maebou Secka with the only goal and the shut out by Graham Bishop.  There is a game today at 4 p.m. against RHS.  Players will be excused at 2:30 p.m. for the game. 

October 3, 2014

Notice to Students!  Emera Centre Northside "Teen Skate) will be on Friday's at 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. beginning October 3, 2014.

If you have a ticket for the talent show this afternoon it needs to be signed by your D period and A period teachers in order to get marked present for attendance.

Memorial Cafe will be closed today due to the Talent show.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Anyone in this afternoon's talent show is asked to be at the lecture theatre for sound check at 12:45 p.m.  The talent show will begin at approxmitaly 1:15 p.m.  Students must go to class for attendance and will called down when soudcheck is complete.

Girls soccer have a game today at Munroe park at 4:00 p.m.  They are excused from class at 2:45 p.m.


October 2, 2014

There is a Girl's JV Basketball conditioning this Sunday at 6 p.m.  All  girls interested in playing for the team this year are encouraged to attend.

Friday is Pink Day in support of antibullying there is also a talent show all afternoon.  tickets will be on sale in the lobby at lunch time for $2.

October 1, 2014

Bake sale today at lunch time in support of the Run For The Cure!

All International students are to meet in Kim Corbett's Room 327 at 12:30 p.m. today.

After school rehearsals are starting for school band at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014.  Any new members are welcome.

The Girl's Soccer team for MHS defeated SA 2 - 1.  Karina Kuchta and Cheyene Steel each with a goal.

The Last Day of registration for the Sydney Mines Youth Bowling League will take place Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the bowling alley.  This league is open to bowlers in grades primary to twelve.  If you would like more information about this league you may call 902 736-8910 or stop in the lanes Friday.

Friday will be Anti-bullying day and there will be a talent show all afternoon.  Tickets will be on sale at lunch time all week in the lobby.

September 30, 2014

A big thank you to all who took part in the Terry Fox Walk.  Any money collected can be sent to Mr. Bowne Room 206 or put it in my mail box.  Anyone has not contributed and would like to can give their money to their teacher.

This evening at 7 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish in Sydney Mines, will be having registration for the confirmation for students ages 14 and older.

There is a Young Womens Conference being held at NSCC on Oct. 28, 2014.  This is a one-day career exploration for girls who wish to explore interactive skilled trade and technology workshops. There is a very limited number of seats.  If interested, please see Mr. Collier in the office.

There is a girl's soccer game today at 4:00p.m. at the Open Hearth Park.  Girls can be excused from class at 2:30 p.m.

Boy's Baseball !  MHS defeated RHS 20 - 10.   Congratulations!  The Regionals start Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Nicole Meaney field in Sydney Mines. Playing SA.

Grade 12 students are reminded that the deadline for The Loran Scholarships is October 17th.  for more information contact one of our guidance counsellors.

The Potential Graduate list forJune 2015 is now posted on the wall in the main office.  it is the responsibility of grade 12 students to come down to the office and check the list as soon as possible.  if there are errors or omissions students must report these to guidance as soon as possible.

There is a Safe Grad Meeting today at 12:30 p.m. and all members must attend!

Mens Volley Ball tryouts today at 6:00 p.m. in the gym.



September 24, 2014

Just a reminder that MHS is striving to be nut and scent free.  Please support us in this endeavour


September 29, 2014

The Marauders Baseball team will be playing Riverview today at 4:15 p.m. athe the Nicole Meany ballfield in Sydney Mines.

Blood Donor Clinic Tuesday, October 7, 2014. You have to be 17 years old by October 7th.  See Angela Clarke or Paul Bowne.


M-Crew shirts will be on sale in the lobby all week.  They are $10 each.  If you missed sign-up in June and you are in grade 10, now is the time to join.

If any students would like to Volunteer at the Northside Hospital, the final orientation is Monday, Sept. 29th from 4 - 6 pm at the Regional Hospital.  Please come to the Youth Health Center if you need further information and to pick up the necessary paperwork.


The Holy Family Parish confirmation Program? if you are in Grade 10 or higher and are age 16 and older, registration for Holy Family Parish confirmation will be Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the church, applications are available at the church.




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The Coast 89.7 FM is starting a student based radio program expected to air weekly. The show would focus on issues, news, sports, and other ongoing activities that affect the lives of students directly outside and inside of schools. This would be great for practicing speech, writing and communication skills. It would also be a great way for you to publish and promote your school and activities.

 Parents As Career Coaches

Parents are the single greatest influence on their child's education and career decisions.

  • engage in productive career discussions with your teenager
  • better understand today's labour market and the skills today's youth need to succeed
  • access career websites and other resources to explore education and work options
  • help your child develop their resume and connect them with valuable work experience