Graduates are reminded that measuring for Grad Gowns is now taking place in the office. You must order a gown to attend graduation. Grad fees are $50, and need to be paid when you are measured for your gown. Please see Mr. Collier or Mr. Nicholson if you need to make special arrangements.
Please be advised that Memorial High School is not affiliated with S-Trips or Breakaway Tours.
Options and Opportunities (O2)
O2 is a new program being offered at Memorial 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
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.
Memorial Composite High School is accepting registrations for September/2015. Students entering Grade 10, senior high schools, recent graduates, or mature students, have an opportunity to register for *Pre-Apprenticeship and Technical/Workforce Entry programs. The training is free for students presently in high school, or under the age of 21.
Note: For students entering Grade 10, there are limited openings in:
Graphic Design-Print Media: Intro into Computer Layout and Design, High Speed Copying, Safety, etc.
Cooking: Basic Theory, Sanitation and Safety, Proper Food Handling, etc.
Vocational Mechanics 10: Introduction into Motor Vehicle Repair, Heavy Duty Equipment Repair, Welding, Safety, etc.
Vocational Construction 10: Introduction into Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Safety, etc.
For Students entering Grade 11 or 12, recent graduates, or mature students, there are limited openings in:
Information Technology: Microcomputer Applications, Programming, Website Design and Development, Hardware and Software Troubleshooting, etc.
Radio & Television Broadcasting: Studio Cameras, Digital Editing, Radio Production, TV/Video Production, etc.
Dining Room Services: Hostess, Cash register Sales, Waitressing Techniques, Buffet-Banquet, etc.
Graphic Design-Print Media: Hand and Computer Generated Layout, Multimedia, Visual Design using a variety of media.
*Cooking: Apprenticeship Outcomes, Food Preparation and Presentation, Baking Theory, Stocks and Sauces, WHMIS, etc.
*Motor Vehicle Repair: Apprenticeship Outcomes, WHMIS, Braking, Ignition, Cooling & Electronic Systems, etc.
*Heavy Duty Equipment Repair: Apprenticeship Outcomes, Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Electrical, Tractors, etc.
For more information contact:
Ken Collier-Vocational Dept. Head
Memorial High School, 80 Memorial Drive
Sydney Mines, B1V 2Y5
Phone 736-6233 or Fax 736-3895
Please Note that Memorial High School Strives to be Scent and Nut Free.
Please consider becoming a Host Famly for an International Student.
Students are required to dress in a dignified and appropriate manner. In general, clothing must be modest.
Daily Classes Begin at 9:00 AM
Last Class Ends at 3:10 PM
May 22, 2015
Canadian Parents for French offers bursaries to graduating students who are, or whose parents are, current members of the organization. Please let Mrs. Currie know if you qualify (by Monday at lunch) as the names of eligible students must be forwarded to the committee.
May 21, 2015
Safe Grad sign up sheet and tickets need to be passed in ASAP.
Band members are reminded the have rehearsal: Thursday 3:30-4:45 & Friday 2:15- 3:45.
Prom practice tonight at 6:00p.m. in the gym.
Emergeny Drama Club meeting at 12:15 you MUST be there.
May 20, 2015
Youth age 15-20 with Type 1 Diabetes are invited to speak with a qualified diabetes professional and mingle with other youth with diabetes. Also, guest speaker "Champion" will be there. Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30pm. New Dawn Centre (formally Holy Angels High School) Neepean St., Sydney, first floor. Food and refreshments will be served. Registration Necessary !
Prom practice tomorrow in the gym at 6:00p.m.
There is a GSA meeting today at 12:15 in the Drama room.
Prom is little more than three weeks away. If you didn't sign up for a group, you should in Ms. Osmond's class room (337).
***REMINDER*** We are still taking orders for Grad Gown's in the office, however the deadline is fast approaching. Please order your gown ASAP if you plan to attend graduation. The cost is $50 and must be paid when ordering.
May 19, 2015
There will be a Drama Club meeting today after school. This is the second last meeting, therefore we will be staying late.
Girl's softball practice tonight at 6:00pm behind Seton Elementary.
Lunch time Math help will be offered tomorrow Wednesday, in Room 327, Kim Corbett's room. There will be a list posted in the office by lunch time today. You are required to sign the list if you plan to attend.
May 15, 2015
The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board, along with other school boards in Nova Scotia, recently signed an information Sharing Agreement with Elections Nova Scotia. This agreement authorizes the School Board to share, on an annual basis, information about 16 & 17 year old students directly with Elections Nova Scotia for the sole purpose of adding them to the electorial list when they become eligible at the age of 18. The specific information to be shared includes student ID, school name, county, student's full name, gender, date of birth, mailing address, civic address, and indicates if a student is currently enrolled in school. Please note that as students reach 18 years of age and are added to the Register of Electors, they may correct and/or update their information and/or opt out of the registry at that time if they wish by application to the Elections Nova Scotia office.
There is a manditory meeting of all NSISP students today at 12:15 in Kim Corbertt's room (327) Please bring a lunch.
The GSA is hosting a movie night today in room 314. It will start at 3:15 and end at 5:30. Admission is free food will be available for purchase.
May 14, 2015
The GSA is hosting a movie night tomorrow in room 314. It will start at 3:15pm and will end around 5:30pm. Admission is free and snacks will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there.
May 13, 2015
Our annual awards night will be held on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00pm. All students who are a member of a sports team, extracurricular club, or are on the Principal's List are invited to attend. There will be a banquet in the cafeteria followed by an awards presentation in the lecture theatre. Students who plan to attend must pick up a ticket in the office by Friday, May 22. Staff planning to attend should sign up in the office.
There is a practice for the fun dance today at lunch in the gym.
Reminder to return your tickets and sign up sheet for Safe Grad in room 224.
There is a manditory GSA meeting today at lunch in the drama room.
May 12, 2015
Congratulations to Catherine Briand and Nicole Porier, who will be our Student Government Co-Presidents for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications are now available in the office for Grade 10 and 11 students who are interested in applying for student council postitions for the next year. Available positions are: Grade 10 rep, Grade 11 rep, secretary, m-crew co-chair, promotions co-chair. Due Friday May 15.
Any student interested in attending a six week "Adolescent Greif Counselling Group", beginning Thursday, May 14, is asked to contact Guidance for more information. There are 6 spots still open!
Anyone attending NSSSA provincial conference , there will be a mandatory meeting at lunch today in Mrs. Power's room (308).
Anyone who sold epicure as part of the Italy trip fundraiser should pick up the kit's before leaving today in room 308.
There will be a Drama Club meeting today after school in Room 105. This meeting will run late, therefore a supper is suggested.
Graduates are reminded that measuring for Grad Gowns is now taking place in the office. You must order a gown to attend graduation. Grad fees are $50, and need to be paid when you are measured for your gown. Please see Mr. Collier or Mr. Nicholson if you need to make special arrangements.
May 11, 2015
The Principal's List is now posted in the office. In order to make this list, you must have an aggregate of 510 using English and five other courses. Marks from 1st semester and mid-term marks from 2nd semester have been used. Please check the list and let Guidance know if there are any errors or omissions.
Every Monday in May, Bianchini's Pizzeria will be putting on "Marauder Monday". Buy a pop and receive a slice free, a total cost of $1.85. Have your memorial student I.D. present.
Boys Hockey banquet tonight at 7:00pm at the Lingan Golf and Counrtry Club.
May 7, 2015
The library will be closed today between 10:30 and 11:10.
Cape Breton University is hosting an information session for grade 10,11, and 12 students and their parents on May 13&14. The sessions are held in The Vershuren Center at 6:30. Information on program offerings, courses neeeded for programs, scholarship information and support services information will be presented. For more information please see one of the guidence counsellors.
Graduates are reminded that measuring for Grad Gowns will be taking place in the office on Monday. You must order a gown to attend graduation. Grad fees are $50, and need to be paid when you are measured for your gown. Please see Mr. Collier or Mr. Nicholson if you need to make special arrangements.
May 6, 2015
We are going to start taking Grad Gown orders on Monday May 11th. The cost is $50. Please come in the office and see Meghan.
Memorial Cafe will be closed on Thursday, May 7 due to CPR training. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Any student who took application #74 (Sgt. James Patrick MacNeil Scholarship) is asked to see Ms. Currrie (Room 204) as soon as possible. There is a change to the application.
Anyone who is part of a sports team or club, we will be doing group photos tomorrow.
Attention to grads: The big grad photo will also be taken tomorrow, please be here for it and please be dressed in your finest green and gold!!!
Boys Softball tryouts today 5:00pm at the Indian Beach ball field in North Sydney.
Tomorrow, Thursday May 7 , we will be celebrating all things Brazil and Italy for International week. Please help us celebrate these countries by wearing the colors: green, white, blue, yellow.
May 5, 2015
Safe Grad meeting today at 12:30 in Room 226.
Track and field practice today at CBU 5-7pm.
There will be no math help today at lunch, due to International Week activities. Ms. Corbett says she will see you next Tuesday instead!
Boys softball tryouts have been postponed until tomorrow at Indian Beach Ball field 5:00pm.
There will be a drama club meeting today after school in room 106. This meeting will run late, therefore a supper is recommended.
Information about the 2015 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards can be found in the display case outside the biology lab. Deadline is August 31.
Applications for the Reverand Melvin Findlay Scholarship are available in the office. Criteria include: 1) Must be pursuing education in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Theology. 2) Volunteers in school and community. 3) Academic excellence. Deadline is May 15.
Tomorrow Wednesday, we are celebrating all things China and Turkey for Memorial's International Week. Please help us celebrate by wearing the colors of red, yellow, or white tomorrow.
May 4, 2015
The school is involved in a campaign with 101.9 the Giant called "Leave the Phone Alone". It is an anti-text and drive campaign and the school with the most pledges receives $2000. Go online at 1019thegiant.com and take the pledge for Memorial.
Dalhousie University is hosting an information session for students in this area who will be attending there next semester. The session is this coming Wednesday. The session will cover course registration and residence information and other important information. Students can register on-line for the session at dal.ca/welcomsession.
Please refrain from wearing perfume!! Some people have allergic reactions. Friday was really bad in the cafeteria.
Students are invited to join Cathie Penny, from the Cape Breton Center for Sexual Health on May 11 in the lecture theatre for a discussion on Healthy Sexuality. There will be 2 sessions. Register at the Youth Health Center for details.
MAY 4 – 8, 2015
Monday: Belgium & Netherlands
Tuesday: Japan & Canada
Wednesday: China & Turkey
Thursday: Brazil & Italy
Friday: Spain & Germany
May 1, 2015
Are you interested in running for school president 2015-2016? If so, applications will be available in the office on Monday and will be due Friday May 8th. For more info, See Maggie, Tiffany, or Mrs. Power in room 308.
101.9 the Giant has released a campaign "Leave the Phone Alone". This campaign is to promote safe driving and abstain from texting. There is a $2000 prize for the school. To win this we must have the most people pledged not to text and drive. Make the pledge at 1019thegiant.com
Warren Gordon- photographer will be here on Thursday May 7 to take group and team photos as well as the grade 12 graduating class photo. Please dress accordingly.
Interc BBQ at lunch, hot dogs and pop.
April 30, 2015
The 3rd Annual Emma van Nostrand Memorial run will be held Sunday, May 3rd at Riverview Rural High School. Registration begins at 8:00am with the race starting at 10:00am. Registration fees are $20 for adults & $10 for students. All proceeds go to the Emmma van Nostrand Memorial Scholarship Fund. All are welcome to participate in the 5k & 10k run or walk. New this year: Cycling component starting at 9:45am. There are three optional routes 10km, 20km, 35km. Pre-register at: http://www.limitlessracetiming.com/event/27
Green & Gold dance tonight 8:00pm-11:00pm. This will be the last dance of the year!
Talent show tickets will be sold at lunch in the lobby today. The talent show will be Friday third period and you must have your ticket signed by "B" period teacher to be exused.
April 29, 2015
Tryouts for Cape Breton Cubs Senior Baseball team will be today and Sunday May 3 at 7:30pm at the dome at CBU. Cost is $10 per person per practice.
All international students will meet in Paul Bowne's room today at 12:30.
April 28, 2015
There will be a drama club meeting after school today. Today's meeting will be longer than usual, so be sure to have money or a supper.
Just a reminder than many scholarship applications are due May 1. Don't miss the deadline!
Any Grade 12's going to prom, there is a practice for the grad fun dance Wednesday at lunch in the gym.
April 27, 2015
There is a sign up sheet for this Friday's Talent Show in the office. Also the dance this Thursday will be the last dance of the year. The theme is green and gold and it's from 8:00pm-11:00pm.
Math help will be held on Tueday at 12:30 in room 327 - Kim Corbett's room. You must sign the sheet in the office to attend.
Girls softball tryouts today in the gym at 6:00.
The final potential grad list has been posted in the office. All grade 12 students who are expecting to graduate must check this list to make sure your name is on it. report any errors or omissions to Mr. MacNeil or Mrs. Wallace immediately.
April 23, 2015
There is Band rehearsal today after school.
There will be a Blood Donor Clinic May 5, 2015. See Mr. Bowne or Mrs. Clarke, if you would like to attend.
April 22, 2015
Math help (usually offered on Tuesday's at lunch) will be held this week on Wednesday, April 22 at 12:30 in room 327, Kim Corbett's room. Please be sure to sign the sheet in the office if you plan to attend.
A representative from The Canada Student Loan Program will be here to do a presentation for graduating students. She will explain how the program works ane will show students how to complea student loan application. This will be in the Lecture Theater during last class.
Munro Academy students will present their award winning environmental project at the North Sydney Heritage Museum. 309 Commercial St. on April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm.
April 21, 2015
Track & Field practice today and tomorrow at 6:00 pm in the gym.
ACAP garbage clean up April 22 at lunch. Meet in the lobby at 12:15 pm.
Any students who have taken application #76, Holy Family Parish CWL, are asked to come to the office to get a new application form as the address has changed.
Remider to grads attending prom - the fun dance is being taught in the gym today at lunch.
There will be a drama club meeting after school today in room 106.
Spring Fling Week will be next week. Information will be provided Thursday on Twitter.
April 20, 2015
The Ross Ferry Marine Park is looking for a student worker for the summer. Please contact Guidance for details.
CUPE Local 5050 deadline for scholarship application is May 22nd NOT May 24th as stated on the form.
There is information in the display cse outside the biology lab and applications in the office for the following scholarships - The Muriel Duckworth Memorial Bursary and Nova Scotia Federation of Labour/CLC Bursaries.
April 17, 2015
For anyone going to T.L to speak with the grades 8 and 9 about BSA, there is a mandatory meeting in Mr. Matheson's room.
Information is available for the Wendie Muise Foundation bursaries in the display case outside of the biology lab. Deadline is May 25th.
Applications are available for the Gian't Music Scholarship in the office. Dealine is May 15th.
On Wednesday, April 22, there will be an information session in the Lecture Theatre during last period on the Canada Student Loan Program. This session is for graduating students who are continuing on to post-secondary study next September. Note: It is not for all grade 12 students.
April 15, 2015
Math help is usually scheduled for Tuesday at lunch time, it is being held today at 12:30 in room 327, Kim Corbett's room. Please be sure to sign the sheet in the office if you plan to attend.
There is a gender sexuality Alliance meeting today at lunch time in the drama room. Attendance is mandatory and new members are always welcome.
Any Band member attending the musical next week in GlaceBay are reminded to give their permission slip to Steve MacInnis this morning.
Memorial Cheerleading team did an amazing job last night at Regionals. They are on there way to Provincials next weekend for the first time ever. Congratulation girls!
April 14, 2015
There will be a drama meeting today after school in room 106. Attendance is mandatory!
There will be a drama club meeting after school today in room 106.
Cheerleading Regionals are tonight at RHS at 6:00 p.m. Come support our Cheerleading team.
How would you like to attend NSSSA Provincial Conference for free? If you are interested submit a 200 + word blurb on either "What would you do with your newfound leadership skills gained at NSSSA"? or "What does leadership mean to you"? This is due Wednesday, April 15th at midnight and can be submitted to Ms. Power room 308 or to Tiffany MacLeannan.
April 13, 2015
There is a mandatory Safe Grad meeting tomorrow at lunch in Mr. Bonnars room.
There is Girl's softball tryouts today in the gym at 4:00 p.m.
Important parent meeting tomorrow night Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for Europe 2017 trip.
March 30, 2015
Those prom committe members that are available we will be meeting at 2:30 at the civic center today.
The Prophet play will take place Friday April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's church in Bras d'Or. You can make a donation of your choice at the door. Please go to support your local actors.
Memorial Cheerleading team competed at Cheer Expo in Halifax this past weekend, they placed 4th out of 11 teams, misisng 3rde place by 0.23 of a point. A very close competition.
Students going on next years Italy trip are reminded that all fundraiser money orders are due back ASAP.
Early bird registration for NSSSA provincial conference is due today to Mrs. Power (308). Final deadline for registration is April 17th.
There will be a meeting Tuesday at 12:30 in room 308 for all those interested in a grad trip to Europe in 2017.
March 27, 2015
Grad sweaters are going to be $45.00 each! Orders will be taken Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31st.
There will be a school 50/50 draw today at 2:30 p.m.
Nova Scotia Community College has a new award opportunity which has a mid-May deadline. It is available to a student from one of the local High Schools who is entering any Trades and Technology Program at Marconi. There are three $1000.00 awards available. This is a great opportunity. For more information please see Mr. MacNeil in the guidance office.
March 26, 2015
Today is World Epilepsy Day! Here are some epilepsy facts! 42 people in Canada learn they have epilepsy each day. In 55% of cases, the cause of epilepsy is unknown , 44% of people are diagnosed with epilepsy before the age of 5, Only 0.6% of the canadian population has epilepsy, in honor of these people, we thank everyone who has worn purple today.
Grad Sweater orders will be taken Monday and Tuesday of next week as we are still waiting on a confirmed price. Please watch the student council twitter account for further information.
One Match Swabbing Event! Thanks to all students who helped out.
March 25, 2015
There will be a Prom meeting today at 12:15 p.m. in Room 341.
There is a Gender Sexualty Alliance meeting at lunch time in the drama room.
March 24, 2015
This year's provincial NSSSA Conference is being held at STFX University in May. Anyone interested in attending should attend a meeting Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in room 308.
All those participating in the fundraiser for next year's Italy trip are reminded that orders are due back Friday, march 27th.
Any grade ten students who are interested in the Grad Trip to Europe in 2017 are asked to attend a meeting on Tuesday, March 31st. at 12:30 p.m. in room 308.
There will be a drama club meeting today after school in room 106.
There is a Safe Grad meeting today in room 226.
There will be math help today at lunch in room 327. You must sign the sheet in the office to attend. this is the only requirement.
Applications for the Sister Rita Clair Music Scholarship are available in the office. This is an $800.00 scholarship offered to students persuing full-time studies in music or music education. The deadline is May 15.
March 23, 2015
Course selection process will be starting tomorrow. Grade 10 students will do their selection on Tuesday, grade 11 students on Wednesday and all others on Thursday morning. Students will be called to the Lecture Theatre in alphabetical order.
100 Youth Who Care - CBRM - register at http://100kidscbrm.wix.com/100kidscbrm
Grad sweater orders will be taken Thursday and Friday ONLY. More information will be provided later in the week. There will be an important safe grad meeting tomorrow at lunch. All grade 12's are encouraged to attend.
Boys Softball meeting tomorrow, March 25 at 7:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Anyone wanting to try out, MUST attend the meeting.
A representative from University of King's college will be here at noon today in the main foyer. Please take advantage of this learning opportunity.
Enjoy the March Break Everyone! See you all on Monday, March 23, 2015
March 13, 2015
There will be Free Public Skating at the Emera Centre Northside:
Saturday, March 14 - 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.
Monday March 16 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 18, - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday March 20 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday March 21 - 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
March 12, 2015
The meeting for boy's softball is postponed.
Memorial Cheerleading team placed 3rd in last night at RHS competition. They lost to 2nd place by 0.65 points and lost to 1st place by 3 points. Congratulations girls!
The Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign is underway. The daffodils must be ordered this week for delivery just prior to Easter.
The cost is $8 per bunch of 10 flowers. heather Thomson will be collecting orders. The Cancer Society thanks you for your support.
The Whitney Pier Youth Club is offering scholarships of $750 - $4000 to gr4aduating students from the Sydney area. The application deadline is Friday March 20th. For more information please see Mr. MacNeil in the guidance office.
March 11, 2015
Prom Committee meeting today at lunch in Troy Jenkins classroom.
Anyone wanting to try out for the Boys Softball Team can attend a meeting on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 at the Rambler Room on Pitt St. in Sydney Mines.
Anyone who missed the yearbook meeting yesterday, must contact Tiffany MacLennan ASAP
Information concerning the following scholarships can be found in the display case outside the biology lab and applications can be found in the office: Atlantic Commerce Scholarship, Kares Scholarship, and Community Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarships.
Reminder to Grade 10 & 11 students! The deadline for applications for the Math Camp at St.F.X. is Friday, March 13, 2015. Please see guidance if you are interested in attending.
March 10, 2015
Memorial Cheerleaders placed 3rd out of 5 teams.
Math help today at lunch in Room 327 - Kim Corbett's room. Sign the sheet in the office.
Drama Club meeting after school in room 106. Attendance is mandatory.
March 9, 2015
Candle orders can be picked up by Band Members.
Memorial Cheerleading Competition tonight. Doors open at 6:00 and starts at 6:30. $5.00 at the door.
Meeting regarding yearbooks and yearbook deposit refunds tomorrow.
There is a Gender Sexuallity Alliance Executive meeting in Mr. Matheson's room at lunch.
Teachers who participated in the Healthy Eating presentations, please send a representative to the Youth Health Center to pick up the evaluation forms. Please provide the representative with the number of evaluations you require for each class that attended.
CBU is hosting a FREE Tech Camp at CBU this March Break. It is designed to give young people an exciting, hands on introduction to technology. They will have a chance to do basic coding (build a video game), program a robot, and learn the steps in building their own app. The camp will also highlight entrepreneurship- with a mock pitch competition and hackathon sessions. This is a beginner tech intro - a non-intimidating look at all things tech - no experience necessary. There will be prizes and interesting guest speakers. Lunch will be provided. For more information see one of the guidance counsellors.
Candle orders can be picked up by Band members today.
Please do not park in Health Center spots at Exit 8.
There is a Gender Sexuality Alliance Executive Meeting in Mr. Matheson's room at lunch.
There will be a meeting regarding yearbooks, and yearbook deposit refunds tomorrow.
Memorial Cheerleading competition tonight. doors open at 6, starting at 6:30. The cost is $5 at the door. Come support your cheerleaders at their first comepetition of the year. Hope to see you there!!
March 6, 2015
There will be a meeting Monday regarding the next fundraiser for the Italy trip. Anyone still interested in joining the trip is welcome to attend. Room#308 at 12:15.
March 4, 2015
Free 2BU girls are meeting at 11:10 in room 315.
Youth art connection is seeking youth ages 16-25 who are looking to turn their artistics passions into a career and business... singers, artists, rap artists, dancers, painters, drawers, poets, writers, sculptors, videographers, and all forms of art are welcomed to apply. The deadline is March 6, 2015 and more information is available at the youth health center.
There are Drama Club auditions today at lunch in room 106. This will be the only day for auditions, so be there! As you were informed, if you do not show up, you will be assigned the part we find fits you best.
Math Help that would have been yesterday at noon will be held next Tuesday in Room# 327 Kim Corbett's room.
March 3, 2015
February 2, 2015
There is a Safe Grad meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in room 226.
There will be a prom meeting this Thursday, Feb.5th. in room 341 for anyone interested in helping with the prom this year. All are encouraged to attend. It is your prom!
The London travel group has a very important meeting Tuesday, Feb 3rd. at 12:30 p.m. in Mrs. Power's room.
If you are looking to purchase a yearbook for this year, you have to put a deposit down before Friday, March 6th. We need to sell 175 yearbooks before that date and so far we sold 12 only! Please see Tiffany MacLennan to order one.
There will be Blood Services Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
Information on the Pengrowth Scholarship Program is now available. Students must be entering a Science, Business or Engineering Program at University next fall. Students must have a minimum average of 75 and no more than $2500 in University Scholarships to qualify. Students wishing to apply must have their application in to Mr. MacNeil by April 2nd. For more information see a guidance counsellor. Pengrowth Scholarships are also available to students entering Nova Scotia community College next fall. Please see a guidance counsellor for more information.
There is a High School Hackathon Saturday, March 7th at 8 am to 8 pm at 37 Nepean Street, Sydney. It is free for all students and Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. You can Register at https://uithackathon.eventbrite.ca or contact Jacklin MacLeod in Room 320.
February 27, 2015
Hypnotist tickets will be sold at lunch for a cost of $3.00. You must go to first class after lunch for attendance.
The hockey Maurader's concluded their season with a 6-2 loss to Glace Bay in game 4 of the series at the Emera Center. Kyle Dunville with 1 goal, Ryan Lettice 1 goal and 1 assist, Glenn McInnis 2 assists. The Maruader's would like to thank all their fans for the positive support throughout the season.
Blood Services Tuesday March 3, 2015
February 26, 2015
Due to recent school cancellations, the deadline for Entrance Scholarships at CBU has been extended to Monday March 9, 2015. Students are encouraged to complete the on-line scholarship application form.
Memorial Cafe is closed Friday February 27 due to the hypnotist in the afternoon. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Reminder to band students there is no rehearsal today after school.
Blood Services next Tuesday March 3, 2015.
February 25, 2015
Survivor will be tomorrow third class. Sign up sheet is in the office. Popcorn bar is today at lunch, the cost is $1.
There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in the Drama room.
There will be a Drama club meeting at lunch today in room 106. This is a manditory meeting, as you will get your audition parts. New members always welcome.
Memorial cafe is open today Wednesday February 25.
February 24, 2015
Math support will be offered today at lunch in Kim Corbett's room Rm# 327. Please make sure you sign the list down in the office, as this is a requirement to attend.
Cape Breton University is hosting an open house on Wednesday February 25th, starting at 6:30 pm. This will take place in the Verschuren Centre. Tours and University information will be provided. All students and parents are welcome.
February 23, 2015
This Saturday February 28th is the Formally Yours dress sale. It is being held at the Emera Center from 1:00pm-4:00pm. If you're interested in selling a dress, the drop off time is 9:00am-11:00am with a cost of $10 for one dress. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Maggie Bunbury.
Any band members with a candle order please bring them to Mr. MacInnis in the band room today.
A reminder to those students who signed up for the CBU presentation today at noon that you are to go Mr. Bowne's room (206) at 12:15. Pizza is provided for you. There is still room for 4 more students at the presentation.
African Heritage month is a good opportunity to reflect on contributions made to our country by those of African Heritage.
Boys Hockey Maurader's lost 5-4 in overtime to the Glace Bay Panthers. Michael MacDonald with 3 goals and 1 assist, and Ryan Lawless with 1 goal. Game #3 will be played tomorrow night at the Bayplex at 7:30 pm.
Girls Division 1 basketball MHS 58- RHS 41. Maggie Bunbury with 17 points, Karina Kutchka with 14, and toni Bianchini with 12.
Jr. V. Girls Basketball won both games in a qualifying tournament in Wolfville Saturday. 1) MHS 45 - Amherts 43, Jillian Finney with 16 points, and Brittany Buis with 10 points. 2) MHS 73 - Datmouth 38, Jillian Finney with 16 points, Brittany Buis with 15 points, and Maggie Forbes with 11.
February 20, 2015
February 19, 2015
Information regarding the John Abbass Sr. Scholarship can now be found in the display case outsided the biology lab.
The Healthy Eating Presentation has been rescheduled and will take place on Monday February 23.
Volunteer restrictions have been lifted by the Cape Breton District Health Authority. Volunteers should inquire at their sites regarding their schedule.
February 18, 2015
Information is available concerning Sable Island and Neptune Theater Scholarships. Please check the display case outside the biology lab for information.
Memorial Cafe is closed today and will be open tomorrow and Friday.
Dalhousie University Information Session will be held tonight at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre at 7:00 p.m. Please see Guidence for registration details.
Reminder to all band students that Cuba tickets are due TODAY . Please bring to Mr. MacInnis if they are sold or not.
The winner of the Twitter retweet draw is Amber Haakman.
GSA will be meeting in Jeff Matheson's room today. Room 314.
Due to previous and upcoming weather conditions winter carnival will be moved to next week. This includes all activities and theme days, such as the dance, hypnotist, and survivor. The sign up sheet for survivor is still in the office for any teachers or students who want to participate.
February 13, 2015
February 12, 2015
Important notice for graduating students:
All students intending to apply for a post secondary program for next year must send their transcripts by the middle of February. Students who sent a transcript to a university or college prior to the end of semester one must send another one by the middle of February.
Also, some universities (e.g. Dalhousie) have an additional scholarship application form that must be submitted along with your admission application. Some universities (e.g. CBU) have additional forms which will be used to award scholarships outside of the guarenteed entrance scholarships.
Make sure that you are aware of the individual requirements for the university you are applying to. For more information, please speak with a guidence counsellor.
There is a GSA meeting at lunch today in the Drama room.
Friday, February 13/15 is Purple Friday signifying the end of Family Violence prevention week. Students and staff are encouraged to wear something purple on Friday to promote awareness and recognition of this issue.
Ballon gram sale at lunch in support of the cheerleaders. Send a balloon to a special friend or best friend for $1 and for an extra $1 a secret message inside the balloon.
Healthy Eating Presentation Tuesday February 17, in the Lecture Theatre. There will be 3 session and they will run from 9-12:15. Contact the Youth Health Center for details.
Memorial Cafe will be reopening today Wednesday February 11. We will be featuring our breakfast menu for the next several weeks.
Next Steps Information Session for St. Mary's University will be held on Weds Feb 11 from 7:00-8:00 at Cambridge Suites in Sydney.
There will be a drama club meeting after school today. All members must attend. New members are always welcome.
Balloon gram sale at lunch for Valentines Day for the cheerleaders $1 for the balloon, and an extra $1 for a secret message inside!
Lunch time Math help offered in Room 327 Kim Corbett's room will resume next Tuesday. There will NOT be help today. Students are reminded to please sign the sheet in the office to attend next Tuesday at lunch.
There will be an important meeting at 12:30 in Room 308 for all those going in the London trip. Attendance is mandatory. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Power beforehand.
February 9, 2015
Scholarship information booklets are now available in the office at a cost of $2.00. This information is also found on the schools website. Any applications necessary for scholarships in the booklet can also be obtained in the office.
Any first semester Chemistry 12 student who would like to pick up their lab scribbler can do so anytime this week.
Those students in Business Tech "A" Block with Mr. Pyke, please go to Room # 220 today.
To all students who signed up for Co-op for next September; There is no list posted because several people who wanted an interview did not because of storm days. Anyone still wanting to interview, please see Mr. Matheson. The list will be up sometime after all interviews are done.
Valentines Day balloon sale all week. $ 1 for Balloon and $1 for your message. Support Memorial Cheerleaders!!
Game tonight Girls Division 1 Basketball at 6:30 p.m. vs. Glace Bay.
February 5, 2015
Grading & Classifying
February 4, 2015
9:15 a.m. Math 12 & Conflict Day
February 3, 2015
The Information session from St. Mary's University has been re-scheduled for Wednesday February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Suites in Sydney.
February 2, 2015
9:15 a.m. "A" & Grade 12 Shops
January 30, 2015
9:15 a.m. "C" & Grade 11 Shops
1:00 p.m. "D" Exam
January 29, 2015
9:15 a.m. "B" & Math at Work 10 Provincial
Safe Grad grocery bagging at Sobey's for January 30th & 31st has been cancelled.
January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015
January 26, 2015
9:15 a.m. English 10 Provincial
January 23, 2015
Storm Day - No School
January 22, 2015
Girls Division 1 basketball MHS defeated BEC 66-44. Toni Bianchini with 22 points, and Maggie Bunbury with 16 points.
Boys Hockey against Riverview tonight at the Emera Centre at 7pm.
January 21, 2015
There will be a 50/50 this week in support of the sports teams.
Ben Smith - a grade 10 student here at Memorial has been selected for the NS Canada Games Speed Skating Team February 13 - March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC. Congratulations Ben!
The Dance 11 class will be having their final recital tonight at 7 p.m. in the lecture theatre. Everyone is welcome!
Free 2 BU Girl's will begin February 4, 2015 at 11:10 a.m. Announcement will be made the day of to remind everyone.
January 20, 2015
Safe Grad Meeting Room 226 at 12:30
Grade 10 students who have English this semester will write the Provincial Exam Monday morning, January 26th, in English Wing. Class lists will be posted on the walls next to the classrooms so you will know which classroom you are writing in. ***PLEASE BRING A PEN - BLUE OR BLACK INK***
January 19, 2015
Dance 11 class members are reminded to go to Mrs. Aiken's room at lunch time today to finish their t-shirts.
Also, the dance 11 final recital will be held Wednesday in the lecture theater at 7 p.m.. Every one is welcome!
Could all Co-op applicants please turn in your applications and sign up for an interview time. If you have already done so, please remember your interview time and show up! Thanks
Girls Division 1 Basketball MHS defeated BEC 64-32. Toni Bianchini with 16 points.
January 16, 2015
Division 1 hockey MHS were defeated by Glace Bay High 4-2. Scoring Sam Snow 1 Goal, Glenn McInnis 1 goal and Evan Jardine made 36 saves in nets.
Division 1 Girls Basketball MHS defeated Sydney Academy 69-44. Tony Bianchini with 19 points, Karina Kuchta with 16 points, Jenna Jessome with 15 points, and Maggie Bunbury with 14 points.
Division 1 Boys Basketball Sydney Academy defeated MHS 86-72. Pap Diop with 31 points, Maebou Secka with 21 points.
January 15, 2015
Please make sure you sign the sheet in the office if you plan to attend Math Help today at Lunch in Kim Corbett's room #327.
For anyone in the Volunteer Program, all volunteering has been suspended at all hospitals until further notice.
January 14, 2015
There is an important Safe Grad meeting at 12:40 p.m. on Friday! It is important to attent this meeting!
Co-op applications must be passed in to Mr. Matheson by Friday, Jan. 16th and you must sign up for an interview time. Sign-up sheets are outside Mr.Matheson's class room 314.
The Jr. Varsity Girl's Basketball last evening MHS defeated RHS 36 - 32. Jillian Finney with 10 pts., Emily McGuire with 8 pts. and Emma Strickland with 6 pts. Congratulations girls!
January 13, 2015
There will be a drama club meeting after school today.
The Tuesday noon time math help that was scheduled for today will be rescheduled for this Thursday, January 15, 2015 at noon in Kim Corbett's room # 327. Please make sur you sign the sheet in the office.
There will be a 50/50 draw Friday, January 16th. You can get your tickets from any of the sport teams or from Mr. MacInnis in the office.
January 12, 2015
There will be a meeting this Wednesday at lunch time in Mr. Bowne's room for anyone interesed in being a buddy for the International students second semester.
Any staff member interested in purchasing tickets on a trip for 4 to Cuba, in support of the band, can see Jerri Fraser.
Results from Girl's J.V. Basketball tournament in Amherst are as follows:
Game 1 MHS 50 - Amherst 44 with Jillian Finney 13 pts., and Emily McGuire with 9 pts.
Game 2 MHS 35 - C.P. Allen 46 with Jillian Finney 14 pts.
Game 3 MHS 30 - North Nova 44 with Jillian Finney 14 pts. Good Job girl's!
Girl's Basketball game tonight at 6:30 p.m. here at MHS verses BEC.
Girl's Basketball game is now cancelled due to inclement weather!
January 9, 2015
There will be a 50/50 draw today. Good Luck to everyone!
There is an occupational Health & Safety Committee meeting today at 11:30 a.m. in the conference room.
The Hockey Tournament MHS tied Hampton NB 3 - 3. Glenn macInnis had 1 goal and 1 assist, Jacob keagan had 1 goal & 1 assist, Ryan Lettice had 1 goal and Aaron Caldwell was goalie.
January 8, 2015
There is an Important Safe Grad Meeting today at 12:45 p.m. in Room 226.
There is a parent meeting for London Trip tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Div. 1 girl's basketball game last evening MHS defeated SA 60 - 52 with Toni Binchini scoring 20 pts, Karina Kuchta with 13 and Jenna Jessome with 9 pts. Way to go girls!
January 7, 2015
Just a reminder for International students will be meeting at lunch time in Room 327 on Friday's ranther than Wednesday's for the remainder of the semester.
There will be a doubleheader basketball game verses SA. Girl's game is at 6:30 p.m. and the boy's game is at 8:00 p.m. There is free admission.
The boy's hockey game MHS defeated Glace Bay 7 - 6. With Kyle Dunville scoring 2 goals and 2 assists, Jacob Keagan with 2 goals and 1 assist, Kale Andrea with 2 assists and Michael MacDonald, Glenn McInnis, and Matthew Fraser with 1 goal each. Good game boys!
January 6, 2015
There is badminton after school today at 4 - 5 p.m.
Book order is due. Any teachers requiring books see Chris Nicholson.
There will be a drama club meeting afterschool today. New members always welcome.
There is Band practice this Thursday after school.
The Memorial 2015 Yearbook can be ordered between now and March Break. See Mr. Matheson in Room 314. Books are $50.00 and half is required at time of order.
Any potential graduates who have not had a grad photo taken. Please see Mr. Matheson in Room 314.
There is Boy's Hockey tonight at the Emera Centre verses GBH at 7:30 p.m.
Jr.V girl's game is cancelled but there will be a practice.
There is a short staff meeting after school.
Are you interested in working in the community and getting a high school credit for it? Co-op has a 25 hour in class component and a 100 hour job placement in the community. You must fill out an application and complete an interview. Please see Mr. Matheson in Room 314 for more information. Interviews for next year's co-op class will be held January 19th to the 23rd.
January 5, 2015
There will be a mandatory meeting for students going to London on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a lunch. Also, there will be a parent meeting for that trip on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
A huge thankyou goes out to all teachers, students and classes who were part of this year's adopt-a-family program. As a result of your thoughtfulness and generosity, Christmas was brightened for others who needed a helping hand. Your kindness is appreciated.
Attention Grade Twelve Students! On Thursday and Friday of this week, the guidance counsellors will be doing presentations to grade 12 students who are planning any Post-Secondary Education next year. Students will be called to the lecture theatre in alphabetical order. These presentations will focus on information pertaining to : University and College Applications, Scholarships and Bursaries, and Student Loans.
December 17, 2014
Volunteer of the Year for Skills Canada is Arno Raymakers. Congratulations!!!
If anyone has found a cell phone, please return it to the office!
There is a GSA meeting today at lunch time in the drama room.
December 16, 2014
Homerooms participating in Adopt A Family, gifts are to be dropped of to Mrs. McCormick by Thursday.
Travel Group tickets are due Wednesday.
There will be an important meeting Wednesday at 12:45 for the London Trip. Attendance is mandatory.
The Grade 12 Carpentry Class will be selling tickets on a Nativity Scene in support of Adopt A Family, tickets are $1.00 and all money is going towards making someone's Christmas special. We thank you for your support. Draw will take place on Friday.
Any staff members interested in