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In accordance with the provincial school review policy, the Northside Family of Schools School Options Committee will hold the first of three public meetings on October 6 at Memorial High School at 7:00 PM.


The purpose of the first public meeting is to provide an explanation of the School Review Process including:

  • The mandate of the School options committee
  • Work to date
  • The terms of reference and time frames that will guide the work of the School Options Committee
  • The options provided by the Board for consideration by the Committee
  • The identification of schools that could potentially close from within the Northside Family of Schools 


The second public meeting will be held in November to share with the public the deliberations of School Options Committee on the Board options and alternative scenarios generated by the School Options Committee. 


During the third public meeting to be held in January, the recommendations of the committee with respect to schools identified for potential closure will be shared with the public.  Participation by the public at the third meeting will ensure that public input presented at the meeting will be represented in the final written report of the Northside School Options Committee to the Board in mid-February.


At each of these public meetings, an opportunity to provide feedback to the SOC will be provided.


Additional information with respect to the school review process can be found on the website of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board or by contacting Michelle MacLeod at mmacleod@cbvrsb.ca

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

 Jeff Matheson


Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities


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

Email kenc@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Website: www.cbv.ns.ca/mchs/voctec.htm

Vocational Programs


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)

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

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

Transcript Request Contact


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October 7, 2015


October 6, 2015

A mandatory quick meeting at lunch time in Mr. Sampsons room for the Interact Club.

There is a girl's soccer game tonight at 8:00 pm. in New Waterford which is at BEC.

The Drama Club meeting scheduled for today at lunch time is cancelled.  It will resume next Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at lunch time in room 103.  Sorry for any inconvience this may have caused.

Information on the TD Scholarships for community leadership is now available from our guidance counsellors.  The main criterion for these awards is outstanding community leadership.  The deadline for applications to be received by TD is November 27, 2015.

MHS is having a food drive to support local food banks as we approach Thanksgiving.  Each homeroom is asked to collect non-perisable items until this Friday, at which time the food will be collected and delivered.  The homeroom class who collects the most items will win a pizza party!

There is an important NSTU meeting on Wednesday, October 7th. here at Memorial at 7:15 p.m.

The Maurders Hockey Players are to see Teddy Cleman sometime today.

Congradulations to the golf team.  They competed in the Provincial Tournament at Penhills.  They had a great showing and were excellent representatives for the school.  The team members are Aaron Shaw, MacKenzie Cadwell, Ian Fraser and Colin Fraser.

In the boys Regional  Baseball Playoffs game #1 MHS defeated with a shutout against RHS 2 out 3.  Zach Sutherland had a no hitter and 2 doubles, Josh Capstick had 2 singles, Evan LeBlanc,Mike Skinner and Jacob Keagan had a single each. 

Game #2 is at Brown Street at 4 p.m. MHS verses RHS.

October 5, 2015

Girl's soccer practice today at 4:00 at Munro Park.

Memorial cheerteam conditioning Tuesday and Thursday this week from 4 - 6 both days.  anybody is welcome.  Bring water and wear appropriate clothing.


October 1, 2015

There will be cheer conditioning in the gym tomorrow from 4 - 6 p.m. in the gym.  Everyone is welcome!

September 30, 2015

 There is a GSA meeting today at lunch time in room 100.  All new members are welcome.

There is Band rehearsal this week.  Band members are reminded to submit their first festival deposit by October 7th!

Memorial Boy's Soccer "A" team to be dismissed at 3 p.m..   Game at Riverview at 4:15 p.m.

Information on the SAT's is now available from our guidance counsellors.  The first test date is December 5th and the application deadline is November 5th.

The Peter Kohler Scholarship! Information about this scholarship is now available at the Guidance Office.  This is a Scholarship for students going into an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2016.  Deadline for applications is November 30, 2015.

Grade 12 students are reminded that Friday is the last day to bring a resume in, if you want to be considered for nomination to the Loran Scholarship Program.

No Parking in unmarked or un-lined areas!   Tickets will be given!  Example next to grass area across from shops.


September 29, 2015

There is Cheer conditioning today at 4 p.m. !  Everyone is welcome.

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

There will be a Drama Club meeting today at lunch in room 335.  Everyone is welcome!


September 28, 2015

GSA Announcement!  The gender Sexuality Alliance would like to share a few points with you.  We are a group of students coming todgether to create a non-judgemental environment for those who one allies or apart of the LGBT and community.  We intend to fight issues such as homophobia, equality rights, as well as transphobia and much more around our schools and communities.  So come and join us in the fight, come show your support for Memorial's GSA by getting involved or come to just show your support.  don't be shy, all students are welcome - we are in room 100 on the first level every Wednesday.  We hope to see you there.

There is girl's soccer practice today at 4:00 p.m. at Munro Park.

There will be a Marauders hockey practice at 4:50 p.m. today, Monday at the Emera Center.

September 25, 2015

Information about the Angad Hundal Memorial Award ($5000.00) can be found in the display case outside the bilogy lab.

On Monday, Sept.28th any students interested in being part of the Youth Advisory Committee in conjunction with the youth health center can sign up at lunch time.



September 24, 2015

Band members are reminded rehearsals start today at 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Girl's soccer game today at 4:00 p.m. at Munroe Park.  Students are to be excused from class at 2:45 p.m. with the teachers permission.

There will be a meeting for International students at 12:45 p.m. in Room 300.

The first Interact Club meeting is at 12:15 p.m. today  in William Sampson's room, all new members are welcome!

There will be a drama club  meeting next Tuesday Sept. 29th at lunch time in room 335.  Everyone is welcome.

The Canadian Armed Forces "Army Reserve" will be set up in the main foyer at lunch time.  Stop by for information and applications.

We will be having  the first dance this evening starting at 8:00  to 11:00 p.m.  The cost is $5.00.   The dance is for grades 9 - 12 students only!!!

Today (Thursday) is the final day for grade 12 students to pass in permission slips for the CBU t5rip on Monday.  there will be no more slips accepted after 3 p.m. today.

There will be skills & Conditioning Basketball today at 6 - 7:30 p.m.


September 23, 2015

The GSA will ne having its first meeting today at lunch time in room 100.  New members from all grades are welcome to join.

There is a boy's soccer team game today at Open Hearth Turf at 4:15 p.m..  Dismissal at 3:00 p.m.

Welcome to Memorial Cafe!  Opening day will be Friday, Sept. 25th. for a Luncheon buffet. 


September 22, 2015

There will be a drama  club meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 29 th at lunch in room 335.  All new members are welcome.


September 17,2015

The Breakfast Program will be starting on Mnday, September 21st.  this is served in the cafeteria from 8:20 to 8:55 a.m. each day.  All students and staff are invited to take part in this program.  There is no cost.  We expect you to clean off the table and put your garbage in the proper bins before you leave the cafeteria.

Any grade 10 - 12 students interested in being part of the Volunteen program, in conjunction with the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and its local sites here on the Northside, can receive further information at the Youth Health Center.

Girls Free to be You will begin soon.  Sign up at the Youth Health Center.   There will be 2 groups, grade 9 and 10 and a second group of grade 11 and 12.  All interested are encouraged to sign up but a limited number will be selected. 


September 16, 2015

Scholarship Information on the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is now available.  this is a national program aimed at students who have overcome adversity and wish to make a unique contribution to society.  The deadline for applications is October 25, 2015.  For more information see one of our guidance counsellors.

Grade 12 students are invited to take part in a field trip to Cape Breton University on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  The purpose of the trip is to meet with representatives of post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic provinces.  Students will have one hour at CBU for this event.  Bussing is provided.  Students can get a permission slip at the office.  Limited seating on the busses.

Information on the Loran Scholarship Program is now available from one of our guidance counsellors.  The deadline for applications is October 21st for sponsored applicants and October 28th for direct pool candidates.

All Run for the Cure participation forms are to be passed to the office today, before 3:00 p.m.

There will be a meeting for the decorating committee at lunch time today.

Girl's soccer practice for today is cancelled.

Band members have a meeting Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in the band room.  All band members are required to attend (Grades 9 - 12).  Any student in the school who wishes to join the band can attend as well.

Toonie Ball for boy's Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Girl's Toonie Ball is Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Baseball tryouts today at 4 p.m. at the Brown Street Park.


September 15, 2015

Safe Grad meeting today in room 226!  Very important meeting.

The Anime Club will be starting up once again in room 352.  It will be every Tuesday ad Thursday at lunch time. New members are welcome.

There will be a decorating Committee meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16 at 12:15 p.m. in the Drama Room.

Girls soccer today at 4:00 p.m. at Riverview.  Soccer players are excused from classes at 2:45 p.m.

High school try outs today at 4:00 p.m. for Baseball at the Brown Street Ball Park in Sydney Mines.

Jr. Varsity Girls soccer is cancelled today.

On Thursday, September 17th, Credit Checks will be conducted with our grade 12 students in the lecture theatre.  Students will be called down shortly after the start of each class in alphabetical order.  They will remain in their classroom until we call for them over the PA.  Thank you for your cooperation.


September 14, 2015

Marauders practice today (Monday) at 6:50 p.m. at the Emera Center.

Any student who wishes to try out for the golf team must see Mr. Coleman in room 340 today.

Anybody interested in trying out for C.B. Expos Big League, there will be a meeting Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial High  in the Lecture Theatre.

J.V. Boys Soccer game today at 4:15 p.m. at the Open Hearth Park verses Sydney Academy.

Varsity Boy's Soccer game today at 4:30 at Monroe Park verses Riverview JV.


September 11, 2015

Boy's Volley Ball tryouts starts Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Lockers given out today at lunch time.


September 10, 2015

School pictures are being taken Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.  Listen to the announcement for your grade and class room to be called.

Reminder!  The school is a scent free environment, please refrain from wearing any scented products.


September 9, 2015

Anyone wishing to try out for High School baseball are asked to sign the list in the office.

If anyone is interested in joining the decorating committee, please contact Katie Unsworth or Catherine Briand.  there will be a meeting for anyone wanting to join Sept. 10, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. in the Drama Room.

There will be a meeting for any boys interested in trying out for the Marauders Hockey team.  The meeting will be Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. in room 340.


September 8, 2015

There is girls twoonie ball Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

There is boys twoonie ball Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 for conditioning.

Anyone who is interested in playing on the school golf team and who has not already talked to Mr. Coleman, please see him sometime soon.

CaperCon, which is am Anime, Sci-Fi, gaming, fantasy, and comic convention, is happening at Cape Breton University from Sept. 11 - 13, 2015.  Come check out this awesome array of activities.  There is something for everyone.  Full weekend and day passes are available at the door.  Visit www.capercon.ca for more information.

Students who sold tickets for the travel group are reminded that all tickets and money are due back.  Bring to Mrs. Power asap in room 308.

Lockers will be given out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.


June 18, 2015

NSCC has 30 new scholarships valued at $1000.  The deadline to apply for these is July 31st.  See a guidance counsellor for more information.

Band members are reminded they have rehearsal Monday evening at 6:00 and Tuesday afternoon at 1:00.

There are still nine students who haven't picked up their $10 refund from the prom video pre-sale.  If you ordered a prom video, you may pick up the down payment you made from Mr. Gregory in Room 352 before or after the exam periods in the next 3 days.  Please bring an ID to identify yourself.

Exam Schedule : Thursday, June 18, 2015 : 9:15am = English 10  1:00pm= "D" All grades plus Grade 11 Shops.

                                Friday, June 19, 2015: 9:15am = Math 10, Math @ Work 10, Math 12 Common Exam.  1:00pm = "C" All Grades.

                                Monday, June 22, 2015: 9:15pm= "B" All Grades plus Grade 12 Shop.  1:00pm= "A" All Grades.

For the information of grads, Next Thursday you will be given gowns, report cards, grad tickets, and extra requests (if available).  Everyone requires a ticket to enter.  Tell Mrs. Pedersen regarding disabled seating.


June 17, 2015

Students who are reading at the Ecumenical Service please pick up thieir readings from Brenda macNeil in room 301.

June 16, 2015

The Breakfast Program is now closed for the year.  We would like to thank the staff members who volunteered their time during the year.  Your help was greatly appreciated.

Grade 10 students who have English this semester will write the provincial Exam on Thursday morning, June 18th, in the English Wing, in rooms 300, 302, 303 and 305.  Signs 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.


June 12, 2015

Anyone elnrolled in the Europe trip (Grade 10 or 11) who didn't see Mrs. Power yesterday (Thurs) should see her sometime today in Room# 308.

June 11, 2015

Would students who are reading at the Ecumenical Service please pick up their readings today from Brenda MacNeil in room# 301. 

June 10, 2015

Students who paid a down payment on the prom video, may get refunded from Mr. Gregory in Room 352 anytime today between classes.

The RTV class will present day 2 of their best films of the year starting after the vocational bbq at around 12:15 today in the RTV room, Room 352.  It's Oscar night at MHS.  Everyone is welcome!  Ballots will be handed out to all that attend and you may vote for your favorite.  The winners will be announced later today.  Come and be entertained.

Students are again reminded to bring letters of acceptance for scholarships from University or Institutions outside of school to Mrs. Currie in Room 204 by this Friday June 12.

Lock return today at lunch.

There is a practice for the prom fun dance today at lunch in the gym.

Anyone who is enrolled in either the Italy or Amsterdam trip is asked to come to a brief meeting on Thursday at 12:00 noon regarding this summer's fundraiser.

Student council interviews will be held Monday during 3rd period (D) in the library.

June 9, 2015

Prom tickets are on sale in Bernice Osmond's room (337).  Make sure you get them between today and Thursday.  $30.00 per couple.  Without your tickets you or your family will not be getting into the prom.  So make sure you get them.  Prom rehersal Friday at 5:30 at the Emera Center.

Student council interviews have been changed.  They will be held 2nd period on Monday instead of today at lunch.  Please see KL Power if you have any questions or concerns.

The RTV class will present their best films of the year starting at 12:15 today during lunch in Room 352.  It's Oscar night at MHS.  Everyone is welcome!  Ballots will be handed out to all that attend and you may vote for your favorite.  The winners will be announced tomorrow.  Come out and be entertained.

Memorial High School's Annual Ecumenical Service will take place on June 25th, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  This year it is being held at St. John  the Baptist Anglican Church on the corber of King St. and Pierce St. North Sydney.  Students should be there by 6:30p.m.  You will be picking up your Graduation Cap and Gown the morning of and you are to wear your gown to the service.  If it is a warm day, wear something light weight underneath.  This is a non- denominational service conducted solely by members of the 2015 graduating class.  It is not a church service.  The Minister or Priest's role is to introduce the students who are leading and participating in this service.  There will be reading's and music provided by members of your graduating class.  The service is about 50-60 minutes from start to finish.  Member's of the graduating class will come to the front of the church midway through and collect a rose to present to a parent of guardian of their choosing.  Parents will be asked to stand so you can find them.  It is a beautiful part of your graduation activities, one that your parents will cherish always.  Please attend.  Do this for your parents.  Afterwards there is a luncheon held in the Church Hall, in the basement of St. John's church.  If you have any questions, please see Jeri Fraser in Room 223


June 8, 2015

Band members will have rehearsal for graduation on Monday,June 22 at 6:00PM and Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 PM.

In an effort to support students and parents and offer information about financing post-secondary education, the Nova Scotia Student Assistance Office will host a live Twitter chat on Wednesday, June 10 at 12:30p.m.  Student Assistance  will respond to questions on Twitter to provide on-the-spot information to students, parents, and others who have questions about government student loans and grants.  The main objective of the live Twitter chat is to ensure people planning to go to post-secondary school are aware of the programs, services and support available through Nova Scotia Student Assistance.  Get answers to your student assistance Q's: Twiiter chat w/ exec director Carol Lowthers, June 10 at 12:30 p.m. Use #talkloansNS.  Our Twitter handle is @NSStudentAssist

Reminder that all student fees are due ASAP.

If any Grads would like their name from the Grad Wall, you can pick it up in the library.

Last year's Prom video will be on display in the lobby at lunch time for two more days this week (Mon & Tues) to allow late comers to have a final chance to purchase the 2015 prom video.  The Grand March will be this Saturday so very little time remains.  Only 15 copies were sold last week, so 20 more orders are required to ensure the Prom will be recorded this year.  You may also pay your $10 down payment to Mr. Gregory in Room# 352 (the RTV) room sometime between now and Tuesdat at 1:00PM.  If there are not at least 35 orders before 1:00PM Tuesday, the prom video shoot will not go ahead and those who have paid will be refunded their down payment starting Tuesday at 1:00PM.  If the video is cancelled see Mr. Gregory for your refund and please bring ID.

Lock return Wednesday at lunch.

Tomorrow at lunch in the library are student council interviews for Grad 11 students.  Meet in the library at the lunch bell.

The girl's slo-pitch provincials were held last weekend at the Nicole Meaney Field.  MHS has a 2-1 record in round robin play, but did not advance to the cross over due to a worse plus-minus score in the tie breaker.  Thanks to all players, coaches, and volunteers.

The Northside Community Pool is looking to hire swimming instructors!  But first you must have the Bronze Medallion course.  This course teaches an understnading of the lifesaving principles in water-rescue education.  Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challanging resuces of increased risks.  Prerequisite: 13 years of age.  Cost $180 Dates: Thursday, June 11 > 3:30-8:30  Saturday, June 13> 9:00-5:00  Sunday, June 12> 9:00-5:00.  to register cal: Deanna MacDonald 902.736.1211


June 5, 2015

There is a practice for the prom fun dance today at lunch on the lawn.

Safe Grad tickets must be in by 1 p.m. today for the draw.

Graduating students are reminded to bring acceptance letters for scholarships they received through University or Institutions outside of school to Mrs. Currie in room 204.

June 3, 2015

There is a GSA meeting in Mr. Matheson's room at lunch time.

Memorial Cafe will be closed on Thursday and Friday.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  We are now closed until the fall.  Thank you to all our loyal customers.  

The Drama Club play is tonight at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are being sold at lunch as well as at the door.  They are $2.00 each.  The play will run about an hour.  Come out and support your drama club in the Lecture Theatre.

Math help scheduled for today is postponed until 12:30 p.m. tomorrow due to testing in Kim Corbett's Room 327 at 12:30 p.m.

Mandatory prom practice at lunch in the gym for all grads attending prom! 

June 2, 2015

Today at lunch, in the library are Student Council interviews for Grade 10 students.  Students should come to the library at the lunch bell.  Next Tuesday will be interviews for Grade 11 students. 

There is a Drama club meeting today in room 106.

Today and tomorrow at lunch the Drama Club will be selling ticket's on their play "Harry's Hotter at Twilight".  Tickets are $2.00 each and available at the door.  The play is tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow is Green & Gold day for Grad's.

There is a manditory practice for Prom fun dance tomorrow at lunch in the gym.

There will be a BBQ for grads Friday June 5th at lunch.

June 1, 2015

There will be tickets being sold in the lobby at lunch today for the production - Harry's Hotter at Twilight.  Tickets are $2 each, and the play will be Wednesday at 4PM in the lecture theatre.

The girl's slo-pitch team competed in regionals on Friday at the Atlanctic Sheet fields.  They went undefeated in round robin play and defeated Glace Bay in the championship game (14-8) to capture the Highland Region Banner.  This is the 6th consecutive year.  We will be hosting the provincial championships on Friday and Saturday at the Nicole Meaney Complex.

There is a manditory Prom practice tonight at 5:30 at the Emera Center.  It would also be nice to see the 20+ groups who have not shown up yet. 

Interviews for Student Council positions will be held tomorrow for Grade 10's only.  Grade 11's who applied will have their interviews next Tuesday at lunch.

Last year's prom video will be on display in the lobby at lunch time everyday this week from 12:15-1:00 so you can see and decide whether you'd like to purchase this year's DVD.  There will be a sign up sheet at the display in the lobby at lunch for you to reserve your copy.  Copies once again this year are only $20.  The down payment for the DVD is $10.  You can only reserve a copy if you pay the down payment before Friday at 1PM.  The remaining $10 is payable upon delivery following Prom on June 13th.  The minimum order for production is 35 copies.  RTV is once again filming the Prom as a fund raiser, and a lot of work needs to be done to successfully produce this video.  If there should be fewer than 35 orders by Friday, the video shoot will be cancelled and all money collected will be returned to those who paid their down payments.  Please encourage your fellow graduates to support your school and order your prom video early.

Reminder to Grade 12 students, who will be attending CBU next year that they can complete their advising now.  Advising must be complete in order to register.  They can go to www.cbu.ca/fyac for more information and to make their appointment.

Math help will be held on Wednesdy, June 3 at 12:30, in Kim Corbett's room 327.  Please sign the list in the office to attend.

Please return Safe Grad ticket's to room 224.  The draw is Friday.

Grad week starts today with Elementary day.  Tomorrow is Junior High spirit.  Wednesday is Green & Gold , Thursday is Post- Secondary day, Friday is suns out guns out!  We hope to see all grad's participating. 



May 29, 2015

Thank you to all students and staff for their efforts yesterday cleaning the area around the school and roads leading to us.  A tremendous change.  Hopefully all will try to keep it clean!! Thanks again. 

May 28, 2015

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resourse Council is offering 3 scholarships for students who are persuing education in tourism, hospitality, and culinary.  Deadline is June 1.  Information can be found in the office.

There will be a manditory Grand March practice Monday at 5:30.  There are still 22 couples we have not seen at a practice.

May 27, 2015

Grad Sweaters will be distributed Friday at lunch in the Drama room.

Students who are attending the Youth Engagement Session through the Health Center are reminded to meet by the front door tomorrow at 9:00a.m. 

There is a GSA meeting today during lunch in the Drama room.

The Youth Health Center will be closed for the rest of the day, as well as all day tomorrow.  Re-opening Friday at noon.

May 26, 2015

Lunch hour math will be held tomorrow, Wednesday in Kim Corbett's room (327) at 12:30.  Please sign the sheet in the office.

Reminder that there is Drama  today after school in room 106.

Any graduating student who has accepted a scholarship offer from a university or institution outside of the school is asked to bring a copy of the letter to Ms. Currie in Room 204.  Failure to do so will result in the information NOT being read at graduation.

The cafteria will close at 1:00 p.m. today, due to preperation for Award's Night.

Grad Gown money must be in by this Friday, May 29th!!!  The order has to be placed in order for them to be here in time for graduation.

Interviews for those who applied for Student Council positions will be held next Tuesday at lunch in the library.

The weather is getting warmer and students need to dress in an appropriate manner.

There is a manditory prom practice at the Emera Centre tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.  Please be there!



May 25,2015

The list of graduates attending Safe Grad will be posted on Friday in the office.  If you plan on attending Safe Grad you MUST have your tickets and permission slip in by Thursday.


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. 


Student Council applications are due TODAY.  Please pass them in to Mrs. Power (room 308) ASAP

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.


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