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New Parking Rules at Memorial High

Effective September 3, 2015 there will be new parking areas here at Memorial High. On the shop (pool) side of the school, this area will be staff parking only. In the large parking area to the right of the school, this will be student and staff parking with administration continuing to park in front of the school. There will no longer be any requirement for traffic behind the school with entrances and exits on each side of the school.

 

The new bus loop in front of the school is for busses only. It is not to be used as a drop off point.

 

Traffic control will be onsite for the first 2 weeks in September as we adjust to the new parking configuration.

Scent and Nut Free

Please Note that Memorial High School Strives to be Scent and Nut Free.

Peanut Free

Options and Opportunities (O2)

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

 Ryan Hawboldt

 

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is available to parents who wish to check on the attendance and marks of their student(s). It is available at https://siscbvrsb.ednet.ns.ca/public/home.html . This can be set up by contacting Charmaine Cox through her email (charmainecox@nspes.ca)

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Nova Scotia International Student Program.
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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.
Become a Host Family

Please consider becoming a Host Famly for an International Student.

For more information click here!

S- Trips & Breakaway Tours

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

Transcript Requests Official transcripts are only available in person from the Memorial Composite High School Office.
There is a transcript request form available which much be filled out and signed to process the request.
We cannot process transcript requests made by phone or email.
There is a $5.00 charge for all transcripts.

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April 29, 2016

Meeting today at 12:15 in Kerri Lynn Power's room (308) for anyone who wants to participate in the Relay for Life on June 4.

April 28, 2016

There will be a meeting Friday April 29 at 12:15 in Kerri Lynn Power's room (308) for anyone who wants to participate in the Relay for Life.

April 27, 2016

Dalhousie University is hosting a Welcoming Event at The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, May 7th., beginning at 7 p.m.  This is for students who will be starting there in September.  For more information see one of the guidance counsellors.

A representative of St. Mary's University will be here Monday, May 2nd . from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. to help students register for their courses.  There is a sign-up  sheet in the office for individual times.

There will be a drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

The prom meeting for today at lunch time is cancelled and will be rescheduled at another date.

Reminder!  All scholarship applications that are returned to the school are due by this Friday, April 29, 2016.

Any graduate who has received and accepted scholarships outside of the school (University entrance) must bring a copy of the letter to Ms. Currie in Room 204.  Failure to do so will mean that the information is not read at graduation.

Congratulations to Memorial High Band students on receiving a designation of "Excellence" at the Rhythms Festival in New Youk City this past weekend.  Students represented our school with pride.

There will be a Hackathon Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront, The Cabot Room lower level starting with registration at 8:30 a.m.   Hackathons are neither for hackers nor for people to perform hacking.  for more information contact janine@mimirnetworks.com

 April 26, 2016

There is a sign up sheet in the office for Relay For Life that will take place June 4, 206.

There is a meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. for the parents of those grade 10 students interested in going on the grad trip to Germany / Austrial / Switzerland in 2018.

There is a drama club meeting today at lunch time in the lecture theatre.

 

The Principal's List for awards night has been posted in the office.  In order to be placed on the Principal's List you must have an aggregate of 510 using your English mark and 5 other course marks.  Semester 1 and Quarter 3 marks can be used.  Students must check the list and report any errors or omissions to guidance.

April 25, 2016

There is a new application #93 Victoria the Lakes Progressive Conservative Scholarship Application.  This application must now be mailed dto the address on the form by May 16 (IT IS NO LONGER RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL).  If anyone has already taken application #93 please get a new one.

April 22, 2016

There will be a parent meeting for the 2018 Austrial Germany trip (for current grade 10 students) on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 evening at 7:00 p.m. here at the school.

April 21, 2016

We would like to extend  congratulations to all the participants who were involved with the French Public Speaking  which took place last evening.  We would also like to personally congratulate Sofia Brownstein for placing 1st. in the Francophone 9110 category and Rebecca Bennett for placing 1st. in the late immersion 11/12 category.  Job well done girls.

Reminder to Grade 10's, and 12's that their dodgeball game is today starting at 12:30 p.m. in the gym.

April 20, 2016

There will be a Drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

Reminder to Grade 11 & 12's that there is dodgeball starting at 12:30 today.

Congratulations to Hannah MacIntosh and Jade Wallace who won first and second place in their category at last night's board-wide French public speaking competition!

April 19, 2016

Band members travelling to New Yorke are reminded they have a rehearsal last period Wednesday afternoon.

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch time in the lecture theatre.

Reminder to Grade 9's and 10's  about their dodgeball game at lunch time today starting at 12:30 p.m. in the gym.  There will be no lunch time activiities this week due to the dodgeball tournament.  Everyone is encouraged to come in the gym and watch the games.

Acadia University is hosting their annual Science Seminar on Friday, April 29th.  For more information please speak to one of our guidance counsellors. 

The Royal Canadian Legion / Nunavut Command is offering a nine day Leadership Training Camp to students who have completed Grade 10 and 11.  The camp begins on Saturday June 25th. and ends on Sunday July 3rd.  The camp which is held at the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie in Truro focuses on art, drama, athletics, music and dance to motivate and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  If you would like further information or an application, please see someone in guidance.

April 18, 2016

There is a Boy's Softball tryout Tuesday at Thompson Field in North Sydney at 4:30 p.m.

 

April 14, 2016

Grade 12 students are reminded to check the potential grad list in the office and report any errors or omissions to guidance.

On Monday morning there will be a representative of Student Aid here to speak to interested grade 12 students about applying for a student loan next year.

Any student in displaying their art work in the board wide art show, please bring their artwork to the office by April 20th.

April 13, 2016

There is a GSA meeting today at lunch time in room 103.  If you are going to the Dartmouth Conference it's important for you to attend today's meeting.

Memorial will be participating in the Relay For Life on June 3rd..  The sign up sheet is in the office now for anyone interested in joining the school team.

Anyone who is going to the Prom please go to Bernice Osmond's room to sign up for groups.  Please do not go during class time.

Prom committee meeting today at lunch time in the lecture theatre.

There will be a drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

There are sign up sheets in the office for any Grade 9,10,11 or 12 who would like to participate in a lunch time Dodgeball Tournament next week starting Tuesday through Friday.  Make sure you sign the sheet that has your grade on it.  Sign up sheets will be up until Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

 

April 12, 2016

Any Grade 10 who is interested in a trip to Europe in 2018 is invited to a meeting Thursday at 12:30 in room 308.

Information on The University Pengrowth Scholarshops for Business, Science or Engineering is available from our guidance counsellors.  Our school can nominate two students for these scholarships valued at $2500 per year for four years.  To be considered for nomination students must speak with a guidance consellor by this Friday, April 15th.

There are also Pengrowth Scholarships available to students going to NSCC next year.  These students can apply directly through the nscc.ca website.

All Grade 12 students bring in your Safe Grad sheets in to your A period class tomorrow.  If you do not have a sheet yet you can pick one up in Milton Bonnar's room by exit 8 at 2:45 p.m.

April 11, 2016

The Sgt. James MacNeil Scholarship is a $500 award given to a student pursuing any full time past secondary education or military career.  Information for applying can be found in the display case outside the biology lab.  The deadline is May 15, 2016.

Important Safe Grad meeting in room 226 at 12:30 p.m. in Mr Bonnar's room tomorrow April 12, 2016. 

There will be a drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

There will be a meeting for all grade 9 students who applied for O2 on Tuesday at lunch time in room 314 (Mr. Hawboldt's room).

 

April 8, 2016

There will be a meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2016 for any students in grade 10 who are interested in a grad trip to Europe in 2018.  The meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. in room 308.

Band members are reminded the NYCity rehearsal is 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. today.

Anyone who wants to attend the provincial NSSSA Conference at STFX in May is reminded that the deadline to apply is April 15th.  Anyone looking for a form or more info can see Mrs. Power in room 308.

April 5, 2016

There will be a drama club meeting in the lecture theatre today at lunch time.

Any Grade 11 student wishing to be considered for the Lieut. Governor's Medal should see someone in guidance for details asap.  All applications must be in and completed by Wednesday, April 6th. at 3 p.m.

March 30, 2016

Cape Breton University is hosting the 6th annual Women in Science Retreat at CBU on Saturday, April 2.  This is for students in grades 9 - 12.  For more information or to register, please see one of the guidance counsellors.

March 29, 2016

On Wednesday, March 30th and Thursday March 31st we will be doing course selections for next year, with our grade 10 and 11 students.  We will call the students to the lecture theatre shortly after the start of each class.  The students will be called alphabetically in groups of approximately 70 students.  Wednesday-Grade 10, Thursday- Grade 11.

Band members are reminded they have a rehersal Thursday (All members) and rehersal Friday (New York City Members).  Trip balances and all fundraising is due in early April as well.

Track sign up sheet is in the office for anyone interested in being part of the 2016 track team.

Anyone interested in joining a learn to run program there is a sign up sheet posted outside room 314.

There will be a meeting Friday for any students or staff interested in putting together a team for Relay for Life in June.  The organizers of the even will be hosting the meeting in room 308 at 12:15.

There will be a meeting Thursday for any students interested in attending this years provincial NSSSA conference at STFX in May. Room 308 at 12:30.

There will be a Drama club meeting today at lunch in the lecture theatre.

March 23, 2016

There is a GSA meeting at lunch time today in room 103.  New members are welcome!

Graduating students who will be attending NSCC next fall should refer to their website to learn about awards/bursary information.  for more help you should see one of our guidance counsellors.

There is a drama club meeting today after school in tghe lecture theatre.

Free 2BU is happening today in room 315 for girls in grade 9 and 10.

There will be a meeting today at lunch time for  the prom committee who are working on the dance for prom in the lecture theatre.

Teacher In The Law Workshop being held at the Hotel North March 30th at 4 p.m.  You need to register for the workshop.  Call 902 577-8243 or email: mhbonnar@nstu.ca to register.

Members of the travel group who sold tickets on the Easter basket are reminded they are due back tomorrow, Thursday.  The draw is being made after lunch.

The next date for SAT testing is May 7th.  The application deadline is April 8th.  For more information please see a guidance counsellor.

Cape Breton University is hosting Entrepreneurship Day for grade 11 and 12 students on Friday, April 1st.  For more information or to register, see one of the guidance counsellors.

March 22, 2016

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch in the lecture theatre.

Over the next few days the dafodil money will be collected.  Flower delivery will be March 30th. Thankyou for supportibng "The Canadian Cancer Society".

There is a Safe Grad meeting today in room 226 at 12:30 p.m.

Any students who wish to apply to one of our Vocational Programs for September, should pick up an application in the office.  This could be students from any grade level or as Returning Grads.

There will be a meeting Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in room 308 for any students interested in attending this years provincial NSSSA conference at St.FX.  The conference will be held the long weekend in May and is open to any high school student interested in meeting other students from across the province while learning leadership skills in a fun atmosphere.

March 21, 2016

Last call for applications to the O2 program!  Please drop them off to Mr. Hawboldt as soon as possible.

Grade 10 and 11 students will be making their course selections during the week of March 29th.  Students should be prepared at that time to make informed and appropriate choices about their courses for next year. 

March 9, 2016

Money Matters!  Nova Scotia Community College, Marconi Campus in Sydney will be hosting a free one hour workshop starting at 6:30 Wednesday, March 9 called "Money Matters."  Participants will learn about scholarships, bursaries, Canada Student Loans and developing a financial/budget plan.

On the spot application to NSCC is available if you bring your transcript.  Tour the campus and speak to faculty.

Cape Breton University is providing an information session here at noon on Thursday regarding their Bachelor of Arts Programs.  they will be providing pizza for lunch.  Please sign up at the office.

Reminder that the Nova Scotia Power Scholarships are being offered again this year.  Deadlines can be found in the display case outside the biology lab.

Reminder!  The KOC Simon J. Knatter Scholarship has a deadline which is March 11, 2016.

There will be a GSA  meeting today at lunch time in room 103.  All new members are welcome.

Any boys wanting to try out for the softball team can sign the list in the office. 

Reminder!  There is Band rehearsal afterschool today.

Free 2BU for girls grade 9 and 10 is starting now in room 315.

There is Cheerleading Competition today at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $5.00.

  

March 8, 2016

There is a Safe Grad meeting today at lunch time in room 226.

There will be a drama club meeting today in the lecture theatre at lunch time.

Information for the Jordan Boyd Leadership Award can be found in the display case outside the biology lab.  this is a $2000.00 award for students playing hockey and planning to continue on to a Canadian University or Community College.

Attention any grade 9 students who are interested in applying for the O2 program.  Applications must be passed in to Mr. Hawboldt in room 314 before March break.

March 7, 2016

A reminder to Grads that Grad Sweaters will be on sale in the lecture theatre all week at lunch time.  they are $46 each from a small to an X-Large.  Any larger than an X-large is $48.

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

 Please stop by room 315 at the bell to sign up.a safe grad meeting today in the art room at lunch time.

International students who wish to go skiing at Ben Eion tomorrow must pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Ross today.

Members of the travel group that sold 10- 49's are reminded that they are due back tomorrow (Tuesday).  Please bring to room 308.

The Student Council meeting for taday is cancelled.

Girl's D1 Basketball uniforms are due today!

 

March 4, 2016

There will be a meeting for any students or staff interested in putting together a team for Relay for Life Monday at 12:15 p.m. in room 308.  Organizers of the relay will be here to discuss the worthwhile event.  This is cancelled until after the March Break!

Grade 12 students are reminded to sign up for the noon time CBU presentation on Tuesday, March 8th.  The session will focus on their Bachelor of Science programs.  They will be providing pizza for lunch.

Any grade 9, 10 girls interested in free 2 B U.  Please stop by room 315 at the bell to sign up.

March 3, 2016

The CBU presentation scheduled for today has been cancelled.  CBU will be here next Tuesday at noon to talk about their Bachelor of Science Programs.  There is a sign-up sheet in the office.

Attention all potential graduates, starting Monday, orders for Grad sweaters will be taken by Student Government.  From Monday to Friday next week you can place an order in the lecture theatre at lunch.  All sweaters are $46.00 each, including the crest, '16' with signatures, and a name on the sleeve.

March 2, 2016

The cheerleaders won 3rd place at Riverview lastnight.  All stars were Taylor Hernandez, Julia Fraser, and Haley Gillard.

The Northside the Lakes Community Health Board is looking for a student volunteer to serve for a one year term on their Board.Theyare looking for a student who is interested in a future career in health care, motivated, and dependable.  This is a volunteer position and would provide an excellent oppertunity for a young person to learn about health care in our communities, contribute their insights and build positively on a resume.  If interested, please leave your name with Guidance by Friday, March 4.

Grade 9's are reminded to return your course selection sheets by Friday March 4th.

There is a Safe Grad meeting in Milton Bonnar's room today at lunch.

March 1, 2016

There is a Drama Club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.  New members are always welcome.

There will be a meeting for all those participating in the Easter basket fundraiser for travel group (both 11&12) Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in room 308.  It will be brief!  Tickets will be given out and items collected.

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch time in the lecture theatre.

Grade 9 students are reminded to tell their parents about the information session here on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre.

CBU is holding an information session here on Thursday at noon in Room 206.  They will be discussing their Business Program.  Students who have already applied or are thinking of applying should attend.  Please sign up at the office.

Skateboards are not to be used in school.  Please keep them in your locker.

February 29, 2016

Th prize winners for the Sports team 50 / 50 draw are as follows:

1. Lawrence Summerell - Glace Bay - $264.50

2. Wanda Pearo - Sydney Mines - $478.50

3.  Allison MacDonald - Sydney Mines - $583.00

4.  William Sampson - Sydney - $540.50

5.  Robert Hardy - North Sydney - $557.00

6.  Michael MacDonald - Sydney Mines - $435.50

7.  Joy McNeil - Alder Point - $411.00

8.  Erin LeBlanc - Big Brasdor - $398.00

9.  John Higgins - Sydney Mines - $381.00

There is no student council meeting today.

There will be a Safe-Grad meeting today at lunch in Milton bonnar's room.

Would any student who took application #33 (Knights of Columbus Simon J. Khattar scholarship) please see Ms. Currie in room 204.

 

February 26, 2016

Just a reminder that the yellow applications for the Grade 10 shop Vocational Programs are due by Monday.  Pleases bring them to Mr. Collier in the office.

Anyone who is going on the Paris / Amsterdam trip who did not get the information on the upcoming fundraiser should see Mrs. Power today.

February 25, 2016

There will be a meeting of the Grade 11 travel group today at 12:45 in room 308.  The meeting is regarding fundraising. 

The boys hockey team will play Riverview tonight ay 7:20pm in North Sydney.

February 24, 2016

Cheerleading competition at Sydney Academy today at 6 p.m. and it will cost $5.00.

Cape Breton University will provide an information session here on Tuesday, March 1st. at noon in room 206.  The session will focus on their professional degree programs such as Engineering, Public Health and Nursing.  They will provide pizza for lunch.  Please sign up at the office.

There will be a meeting of the Grade 11 travel group Thursday, February 25th. at 12:45 in room 308.  The meeting is regarding fundraising.

February 23, 2016

There is no badmonton today.

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch in the lecture theatre.  New members are always welcome.

The Prom Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday at lunch, will now be tomorrow (Wednesday) in room 341 (Mr. Jenkins) at 12:15 p.m. 

An up-dated Potential Grad List for June 2016 is now posted in the office.  Grade 12 students expecting to graduate must check this list and report any errors or omissions to the guidance office.

Cape Breton University is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 24th. beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Verschuren Center.

The Environment Scholarship offers 5 $1000 entrance scholarships to students entering into an environmental related program in Nova Scotia.  These can include, but are not limited to, engineering, sciences and social sciences.  For information, see the display case outside of the biology lab.

February 22, 2016

Mauraders lost 3-2 last night to Riverview.  Goals: Trent Reardon & Adam Coleman.  Assist: Mike MacDonald, Matt LeBlanc, and Glenn MacInnis.  Evan Jardine stopped 25 shots.  Game 3 tonight at the county.

The Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign is underway.  The cost is $8 per bunch or $10 for a bumch plus a pin.  You will be contacted towards end of this week if you would like to support this great cause.

We are extending the food drive for another week.  The grade 9's appear to be taking the lead... in particular Pam Francis' homeroom!  The rest of us need to take up the challenge for this great cause.  So bring in all that you can and win a pizza party for your "A" period class.  Pam's class has already won an ice cream party for being in the lead.

Boys Basketball MHS vs. RHS Zack Sutherland- 17, Jacob Buis- 17, Patrick Norman- 14, Will Day- 11.

Girls Basketball MHS vs. RHS Alisha McNeil- 11, Toni Bianchini- 12.

There is a Safe Grad meeting today at 12:15 p.m. in Room 226

 

February 17, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award.  The Award is in the amount of $2,500.  Deadline is February 29, 2016.  More details are available at the Guidance Office.

There is a Drama Club meeting in the lecture theatre today after school.

Information for the future Health Research & Innovation Scholarships is found in the display case outside the biology lab.  This is a $2500.00 award for grade 12 students continuing their education in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care.

International students should pick up a permission slip for Tues movie/Boston Pizza.  Seee Mrs. Ross Room # 300.

There is Yoga after school on Monday for staff.  Please confirm with Jeri if you can attend.

February 16, 2016

Information about the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award can be found in the display case outside of the biology lab.  This is an award valued at $2500.  The application deadline is February 29.

Cape Breton University is providing an information session for grade 12 students, here on Friday at noon, in room 206.  They will be providing information on their scholarship program and on Canada Student Loan Program.  They will be providing pizza for those who attend.  Please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the office.  They will also accept applications on that day.

Interact members who are volunteering for junior achievement tomorrow morning are to meet in room 303 at lunch time with a JA Rep.

Any band members with Cuba tickets need to return them today or tomorrow.

Safe Grad meeting today at 12:15 in Room 226.

Memorial Cafe will be closed to the public on Wednesday February 17, due to a private function.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

There will be a Drama club meeting today at lunch in Room 103 for all Drama Club members.

February 12, 2016

There is a game today for JV Girl's Basketball between MHS verses Cabot at 4:15 p.m.

We will have a 50/50 draw next Friday!

February 11, 2016

We are challenging students and staff to help replenish food bank shelves.  Each "A" period class is asked to bring as many food bank items as possible, the class with the largest number of items per student will win a pizza party.  We will run this contest starting tomorrow and continue next week.

February 9, 2016

Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council offers 3 scholarships for students pursuing education in tourism and hospitality and culinary.  For information, see the display case outside of the biology lab.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia (CPANS) is offering four $1000 scholarships to students who will be attending University in September to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Commerce for a copy of the application form, please see the guidance office.

The African Nova Scotian scholarships are on the website listed in the scholarship booklet.  For any assistance, please see the guidance office.

 

February 8, 2016

Cupe Nova Scotia has cancelled the meetings that were to be held on February 8th in Sydney at the Grand Lake Hall at 7 p.m..  or February 9th in Baddeck at The Inverery at 7 p.m. to give Locals information about developments on the provincial scene.

There will be a drama club meeting in room 103 at lunch today.

There is a mandatory GSA meeting today at lunch time in room 103, all members must attend.

International students and student liaisons are reminded of today's lunch meeting in Mr. Hawboldt's room.

Students who are applying to university are reminded to submit their request for transcripts to the office by the end of this week.  This would also include students who applied prior to the end of January.

Students who are applying to Cape Breton University are reminded that they need to include (1) a scholarship application form (2) a cover letter and (3) an academic reference letter if they wish to be considered for scholarships.

 

February 5, 2016

The sign up sheet will be posted until Monday for the 1st. annual MHS Lip sync battle entries must be in to determine how many rounds it will take.  All students may participate.  All students may participate and remember to BYO guitar.

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch time in room 103.  New members are always welcome.

Memorial University will be hosting an information session for prospective grade 11 and 12 students at The Holiday Inn in Sydney, on Monday, February 8th at 7 p.m.

 A reminder to staff and students that our school must be scent free.  We have students with Asthma, this is a life-threatening condition that is aggrevated by scents produced from things such as perfume, strong soaps, deordorants and especially scented hand sanitizers.  Please be mindful.

 

February 4, 2016

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch time today in Room 103.  New members are always welcome.

There will be a meeting for the decorating committee today at lunch time in the drama room.  New members welcome.

Tuesday Feb. 9 and Wednesday Feb. 10 MHS will be holding its first annual lip sync battle at during lunch.  Teams and clubs who sign up will need to prepare 3 songs and it will happen in a 9 series of rounds!  Sign up sheet is in the office now.

February 3, 2016

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch time in room 103 on the first level.  All new members are welcome.

Our staff and students would like to wish Matthew MacDonald, Josh Prince, and Thomas Foster Good Luck in the Boxing Tournament this weekend!

February 2, 2016 - 2nd Semester starts today

There is a Marauders game tonight against Riverview at the Emera Center in North sydney at 7:20 p.m.

There will not be a drama club meeting today at lunch.  Instead, the drama club will meet on Thursday, February 4 at lunch time in Room 103 for this week only.

The scholarship booklets are now available in the office at a cost of $2.00.  The information is also on the school website under scholarship information.

Students are reminded that St.F.X. University is hosting an information session Thursday, February 4th from 6:30 - 8:00p.m. at the Joan Harris Pavilion in Sydney.

January 27, 2016

St.F.X. will be hosting an information session at the Joan Harris Pavillion on Thursday, February  4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, please see one of our guidance counsellors.

Students are reminded today is Bell Let's Talk Day and are encouraged to participate in the social media campaign to raise awareness about mental illness!

January 25, 2016

Dalhousie University will be hosting an information session at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on Monday, February 1st at 7 p.m.  For more infomation or to register please see one of our guidance counsellors.

January 22, 2016

Entrance Scholarship Applications are now being accepted Online at Cape Breton University for students who are planning to attend in September 2016.  The deadline to accept applications is March 7, 2016.  Check the CBU Scholarship website or see one of us in the Guidance Office for further information.

January 21, 2016

The girls JV Varsity Basketball game Memorial defeated Glace Bay 44 - 37.  Faith Denny scored 14 pts, with Jillian Finney with 12 pts. and Jenna Finney with 12 pts.  Congratulations girls.

The Div. 1 girls Basketball game SA defeated MHS 57 - 44 with Toni Bianchini scored 18 pts, and Cameryn Evans had 12 pts.  Good game girls.

January 20, 2016

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch time in room 103.  All members are welcome!

There is rehearsal Thursday after school for all band members.

The dance II final recital will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 night at 7 p.m. in the lecture theatre.  There is no admission cost and everyone is welcome!

Grade 10 students who have English this semester will write the Provincial Exam on Monday morning, January 25th, in the English Wing.  Teachers names and class lists will be posted on the walls next to classrooms so you will know which classroom you are writing in.  ***Please bring a pen - Blue or Black ink.***

January 19, 2016

There will be a drama club meeting in room 103 at lunch time today.

The boy's hockey team will play S.A. tonight at the Emera Center at 7:20 p.m.

January 18, 2016

Memorial Cafe' will be closed this week, due to exam preparation.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  We will reopen Feb. 10, with a breakfast menu.  Our breakfast menus will run until March break.

The girls JV basketball tournament over the weekend for Game 1 MHS defeated North Nova 52 - 25 with Maggie Forbes scoring 12 points.  Game 2 MHS defeated RHS II 59 - 47 with Jillian Finney scoring 20 points and the Final game RHS I defeated MHS 51 - 41 with Faith Denney scoring 10 pts.  Congratulations girl's.

January 15, 2016

The hockey game on last night MHS defeated Galce Bay 2 - 1.  Goals scored by Jacob Keagan and Mike MacDonald.  The assists were from Matt Ryan, Glen MacInnis and Owen Higgins.  Brad LeBlanc played a strong game in nets.  Congratulations boy's!

January 14, 2016

There is a General Meeting for NSTU members Thursday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hotel North (formerly the North Star Inn)  All NSTU members are encouraged to attend.

The Jr.V. Girl's basketball have a game tonight at 8 pm here at MHS verses Sydney Academy.

There is a Marauders Hockey game tonight at 7:20 p.m.at the Emera Centre Marauders verses Glace Bay.

Any female grade 9 or 10 who has an aptitude for math and little or no exposure to computer science is eligible to apply for a week long computer science event to take place at the University of Waterloo.  See your math teacher for the information you will need.

The deadline for major scholarships for University of Kings College is january 15, 2016.  Please see someone in the Guidance Office ASAP for further information.

Jananuary 11, 2016

Girl's  J.V.  Basketball Tournament at Amherst!  In game 1 Citadel beat MHS 67 - 33.  Second game CP Allen beat MHS 45 - 25 and the third game MHS defeated North Nova 77 - 35 with Kirsten Cantwell with 17 pts, Meaghan MacDonald with 14 pts. and Jenna Finney with 12 pts..

Interact Toy Drive is going on all week for the Clifford House.  There is a bin in the lobby that will be emptied everyday.  Puzzles, books and board games are needed.

Attention to all potential graduates of 2016!   This year as in previous years, student council will be taking each of the grad signatures.  You must go to class this week as Rebecca Bennett will be going around to collect your signatures.  If you do not attend class, you will not get your signature on the back of the sweater.

New EAL schedule will be posted on classroom door in library.

 

January 8, 2016

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch for all members, everyone is welcome.

January 5, 2016

We will be having our first school 50/50 draw January 15, 2016.

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathmatics programs at our Canadian Partner Universities.  Nominees must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and financial need.  For more information on this scholarship please see someone in the guidance office by january 15 for further information.

Rehearsals start this week for all Band members.  Even splits are due.

Students are not to be walking in the bus lane!  Stay on the sidewalk please.

There will be a drama club meeting today at lunch time in room 103.

January 4, 2016

The Donald R.Sobey Scholarship, valued at 25,000 is open to first year students applying to Kings College for September 2016.  Deadline for applying for this scholarship is Friday, January 15th.  First semester final marks must be received by Kings College by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  For more information please see someone in the Guidance Office.

December 15, 2015


There will be a Drama club meeting today in the lecture theatre at lunch.

All Library books are due!  Please return before the Christmas Break begins.

There is a GSA meeting today at lunch in room 103, all members must attend.

December 10, 2015

If any teachers have hat money or would like to donate to casual day funds, could you please leave the funds, could you please leave the money in KL Power's mailbox.  We would like to make our donation before the holidays.

Band pies will not be available for pick up today.  Mr. MacInnis will let everyone know through email when they will be available.

If any one has questions, they can see Steve MacInnis in the bandroom before lunch.

December 9, 2015

There will be a drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

Reminder to all of Mrs. Aiken's Tech ED9 class that they are going to Protocase tomorrow so all permission slips need to be in by tomorrow at 9 a.m.  The bus will leave at 9:15 a.m.

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Building Futures for Youth summer employment program is next week.  Please see Mr. Collier if there are any questions.

December 8, 2015

Memorial Cafe will be having their Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 10.  It will feature a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  Price $6.00

There will be a Drama Club meeting today at lunch in room 103.

Today at lunch time there will be tickets on sale for anyone who wishes to attend our annual Christmas Daddies Talent Show.  all proceeds will be given to Christmas Daddies.  all donations are appreciated.

At lunch today there is a manditory meeting for anyone who wishes to participate in the talent show.  If you do not attend or tell student council that you are in it but cannot make the meeting, you will not be permitted to participate in the show.  The meeting will be in room 308.

Band members are to return all Fundraising money before the Christmas Break.  They are also reminded their December New York deposit is due.

Any band member who is going to Festival this year has to see Steve MacInnis in the music room sometime today.

GSA will be selling tickets on a Christmas Basket in the lobby today at lunch tickets are $1/each or 3 for 2.

December 7, 2015

Anyone who ordered fruit cakes or Cherry loaf, from the cooking program is asked to pick up their cakes as soon as possible.  Thank you

There will be a staff meeting today!

The Girls basketball tournament  held at the DJH Gillis over the weekend in the first game JHGillis defeated MHS 75 - 49.  Top scorer was Toni Bianchini with 20 points.  The second game MHS defeated Halifax County 47 - 41 with Jessie Beddow with 14 pts and Toni Bianchini with 13 pts.  In the third game North Nova defeated MHS 64 - 48 with Cameron Evans with 12 points.

The Boys Hockey Glace Bay Panther Classic tournament MHS won the championship game against JLIsley 2 - 1.  Glen McInnis with 2 goals and Jacob Keagan with 2 assists. The 2nd allstar award went to Glen McInnis and the for 1st team all star Matt LeBlanc, Jacob Keagan and Evan Jardine received the award.  "The tournament MVP was Evan Jardine.  Congratulations Boy's.

 

December 4, 2015

The Christmas Daddies talent show tickets will be on sale today at lunch time.

There will be a meeting at lunch in Mrs. Power's room for anyone who is attending this year's NSSSA conference.

In an effort to flood the Sydney Mines and North Sydney Food banks this Christmas, the staff of Memorial High are invited to place a food item donation in a box in the office.  For each food item you donate you can enter your name for a grand prize draw, you'll want to enter often.....because the prize will be your choice of the services a male administrator, Mr. Chris MacInnis , Mr. Chris Nicholson (niki) or Mr. Ken Collier.  You can have them spend the day in your shoes... pick your best day, give them the key to your room, your class lists, and maybe your backlog of correcting, in case they have some spare time!  The draw will be the last day before Christmas.  Enter often and enjoy the anticipation!

The application deadline for the next round of SAT testing is December 28th.  For more information please see one of the guidance counsellors.

December 3, 2015

There will be a meeting at lunch tomorrow in Mrs. Power's room for anyone who is attending this year's NSSSA conference.

December 2, 2015

There will be a drama club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.  Attendance is mandatory.

The Dr. P. Anthony Johnson Scholarship is a $6000.00 annual scholarship established by the province.  Information about this scholarship can be found in the display case outside of the biology lab.

December 1, 2015

The Christmas Daddies Talent Show will be Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture Theatre.  Anyone who wishes to sign up and put in an act, there is a signup sheet in the office.  Any questions contact Catherine Briand or Niclole Porier.

There are Christmas wreaths for sale for $25 from Theresa Power.  There is a signup sheet in the office if you are interested.

Girl's J.V. basketball win 69 - 54 against RHS.  The top scorers were Maggie Forbes with 15 points and Kirsten Cantwell with 11 points.

Boy's J.V. basketball MHS 94 - 74 RHS

Div. 1 Girls game MHS defeated SA 71 - 67.  The top scorers were Toni B with 26, Marlie McInnis with 13 and Jessie Beddow with 10 points.

November 30, 2015

The talent show scheduled for this Wednesday evening has been moved to next week - Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30p.m.

There will be a very brief manditory GSA meeting today at lunch.  All members MUST attend.

Just a reminder that all cake orders must be in by Friday.  We cannot guarantee any cakes after that date.

Anyone who has permission slips for the "Digital Skills Quest", they must be turned in today.

The Savoy's production of "The Nutcracker" ballet is the Sunday, December 6th.  Tickets are on sale online, at the box office at the savoy, or you can call to reserve tickets.  Come support your classmates.  Tickets are $34.50.

Band members are reminded to bring their Bake Sale items Thursday.

November 26, 2015

Basketball!  MHS girls defeated by RHS 59 - 49.  Alisha McNeil with 15 pts, Toni Bianchine with 12 pts.  Good game girls!

MHS Boy's defeated RHS in second game.  Congratulations Boy's!

November 25, 2015

Memorial  girls JV basketball team played and defeated Glace Bay 45 - 22.  Way to go girls!!!

There will be a short drama club meeting today at lunch time in room 103.  Also, there will be a drama club meeting today afterschool in the lecture theatre.

Any students in the Italy or Paris travel groups that want to participate in the Christmas basket fundraiser should bring in an item to Mrs. Aikens Room 307.  Students can pick up tickets to sell Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in room 307.

November 24, 2015

The drama club meeting today has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvience.

Teachers who bought Poinsetta's from Hayley Tobin to support Interact.  The money is due by lunch time on Thursday!  There is a list with an envelop in the office to pass your money in or you can give it to Hayley.

There will be an Open House at CBU Saturday, November 28th from 2 - 5 p.m..  All ages are welcome!  Visit CBU.ca/openhouse to pre-register for your chance to win an IPad Air.  The application fee is waived for that day.

Band members are reminded even splits and other fundraisers are due Thursday at the rehearsal.  New York Festival deposits are due as well.

Any NSSSA forms need to be passed in to Mrs. Aikens in room 307 by 12:15 p.m. today.

November 23, 2015

There is a sign up sheet in the office for anyone interested in participating in our 4th Annual Christmas Daddies Variety Show.   Everyone is encouraged to come and support this wonderful cause.

Jr. V Boys practice at 4:00 p.m. today.

Jr. V Girl's GB @ MHS 6:30 p.m.

November 20, 2015

Transgender day of remembrance is today so please keep in mind all those who we lost due to transphobia.

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in room#103.  New members from all grades are welcome.

You have the power to give life!  Register to donate stem cells and join the movement today.  Memorial High School One Match Swab Event: Monday November 23, 11 a,- 2pm.

November 19, 2015

NSCC Port Hawsbury Campus will be hosting it's National Institue's Marine Day on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  Any students who wish to see the programs offered at this Campus can see someone in the Guidance Office for registration information.

Memorial High is hosting an event called "Digital Skills Quest" on Tuesday, December 8.  This event promotes technology use and innovation through educational, fun, and interactive workshops.  Any Grade 9 or 10 students that are interested in attending this event, please sign the "Sign-up" sheet in the office.  Numbers are limited.

November 18, 2015

There will be a Drama Club meeting today after school in the lecture theatre.

Meeting for the Paris/Amsterdam trip (2017) will be held Thursday in room #308.  It will be a very brief meeting right at the lunch bell.

Meeting Wednesday evening for parents/students of Italy trip (current Gr. 12's) 7:00p.m.

November 16, 2015

There will be a meeting in Room 308 Tuesday, Nov. 17th. at lunch time for anyone interested in learning about this years NSSSA conference.  Everyone is welcome!

Grad proofs can be picked up in the Lecture Theater today at lunch time.

Important Safe Grad meeting today at 12:15 p.m..  Tickets should be returned in and auction items to room 226.

Student fees are due and they have to be paid before receiving report cards on Thursday!

Jr. Varsity Boy's Basketball 2nd tryout tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

There will be a 50/50 draw Friday.  All sport teams need to get there tickets in by Friday for the draw!!!

Jr.Varsity Girl's basketball will have a game Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. RHA verses MHS at Memorial High School.

November 13, 2015

There will be a meeting at lunch time in room 308 (Kerri Lynn Power's room) for anyone interested in learning about this year's NSSSA Regional Conference.  Everyone is welcome!

 

November 12, 2015

The G.S.A. has moved its weekly meetings from Wednesdays to Fridays.  This change will be in effect starting tomorrow.

The Interact list for the Quebec trip is in the office.

Band members are reminded there is rehearsal today after school. 

November 10, 2015

The Safe Grad Auction is moved to December 5th not Saturday, Nov. 14th.  Please let your parents know.

There will be a parent meeting for the Italy trip on Thursday evening at 7:00p.m. here at the school.  Please let Mrs. Power know if your parent / guardian is unable to attend.

November 9, 2015

Teachers are reminded that the front teachers' parking lot (the Quadrangle) will be closed tomorrow morning to allow for veterans parking.  It will be open as usual in the afternoon.  Thank you for your cooperation.

There will be a parent meeting for the Italy trip on Thursday evening at 7:00pm here at the school.  Please let Mrs. Power know if your parent/guardian is unable to attend.

November 6, 2015

There will be afterschool yoga for staff starting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Free 2BU is happening today in room 315 for grade 11 and 12.

 

November 5, 2015

Militia shirts and beanies will be handed out today at lunch time in the drama room.  Also anyone who had a misprint or did not receive their's, please come to the drama room at lunch time so that the student council can take care of this.

Friday is going to be spirit day!  Everyone is encouraged to where their school colours in support of the Green & Gold Hockey tournament.

There is a tailgate party tonight at the Green & Gold tournament at 7 p.m.

 

November 4, 2015

Students are reminded that information and application forms for the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are available from our guidance counsellors. The deadline for applications is November 27th.

There is a OH&S meeting on Friday, November 6th at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room.  If anyone has anything they would like brought up at the meeting, please submit in writing to Kenny before the meeting.  New members are welcome.

 

 November 3, 2015

Gr 12 students interested in attending St. mary's Universoty can attend an Open House on Tuesday, November 3 at the Cambridge Suites in Sydney.  Students may apply on the spot for free as long as you bring your official transcripts that include Gr.11 makrs as well as the Gr. 12 courses you are enrolled in currently. 

Any Sea, Air or Army Cadets or Militia Reserve members wishing to take part in the remebrance Day Service at Memorial on November 10, please contact Cst. Shane Baker in the office or forward your names to the secretary. 

Cape Breton Uviversity is hosting activities for Global Entrepreneuship Day on Friday, Nov. 20th. Interested students can speak with a guidance counsellor for more information. November 10 is the final day to register. 

Hockey passes will be for sale for the tournament tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at lunch. $5.00 each student. 

November 2, 2015

Militia Shirts will be available tpday at lunch in the drama room.

"MUST" meeting today at 12:30 pm Room 226. SAFE GRAD.

Island Cresting Clothing order in tomorrow at lecture theatre. Balance Owing is due!

If any staff that get their snow tires installed by the MVR shop, require them on before Christmas Break, they should come down ASAP to make an appointment or we will not be able to accomodate them. 

Memorial Cheerteam is having tryouts tomorrow (Tuesday, November 3) from 4-6 in the gym. This is your last chance to be on the team for 2015-16 season.  Anyoe is welcome! 

October 30, 2015

St Mary's Community Info Session!  Grade 12 students interested in attending St. Mary's University can attend an Open House on Tuesday, November 3 at the Cambridge Suites in Sydney.  Students may apply on the spot for free at this time as long as you bring your official transcripts that include Grade 11 marks as well as the Grade 12 courses your are enrolled in currently.

The talent show is at 1:20 p.m. this afternoon.  Students are to go to their classes until they are called down over the page.  There will be no tickets sold at the the door.  Your last chance to get your tickets will be at lunch time in the lobby.

There will be Cheerleading tryouts Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4 p.m..

October 29, 2015

Tryouts for Jr. Mauarders girls Midget 2 BBall team Saturday 12-2 @ TL Sullivan.

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