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Monday, June 19, 2017

9:15 a.m.                                     French Imnersion 9

1:00 p.m.                                     Conflicts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

9:15 a.m.                                      English - Grades 9-10-11-12

1:00 p.m.                                      "A" Grades 10-11-12

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

9:15 a.m.                                    Math Grades 9 & 10

1:00 p.m.                                    "B" Grades 10-11-12

                                                   Grade 12 Shops

Thursday, June 22, 2017

9:15 a.m.                                  "C" Grades 10-11-12

                                                   Grade 11 Shops

                                                   Science Grade 9


1:00 p.m.                                  "D" Grades 10-11-12

Friday, June 23, 2017

9:15 a.m.                                 Social Studies 9

New Parking Rules at Memorial High

Effective September  2016 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


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The Parent Portal is available to parents who wish to check on the attendance and marks of their student(s). It is available at . This can be set up by contacting Charmaine Cox through her email (

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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.

Please contact Charmain Cox by email at:

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Second Class10:10 am - 11:10 am
Third Class11:15 am - 12:15 pm
LUNCH12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Fourth Class1:05 pm - 2:05 pm
Fifth Class2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

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June 20, 2017

Applications are available in the office for the ST. FX CIBC Scholastic Award.  The application form and supporting documents must be sent to St. FX before Friday.  Please see Mr. MacNeil for more information.

Any graduates who have received university scholarships or scholarships for instructions outside of the school and have not already given the information to the office are asked to contact Bonnie McCormick wtih the information by Thursday, June 22.

June 19, 2017

There are forms in the office for anyone wishing to be a grade level rep on student government next year 2017/18.  You can pick them up before or after your exam.  They are due Thursday.  Please bring them back to the office or room 308.

June 16, 2017

Bernice & Troy would like to thank all staff and volunteers for helping them on Prom night.  It was greatly appreciated!

June 15, 2017

Would any grade 12 students, who did not fill out a grad questionnaire, come to the office as soon as possible, with their teacher's permission.  this is very important.

We would like to acknowledge all of the students who participated in the 2 recent field trips to the Coxheath Hill Hiking Trial.  Both these groups were well behaved and respectful throughout the entire trip, making it extremely enjoyable for the staff chaperones.  You represented yourselves and our school in a very positive manner.  Thank You

June 14, 2017

Students who are reading or playing for Ecumenical Tuesday, June 27th. are reminded to see mrs. Fraser in Room 223 for practice of their reading.  French readers will see Mrs. B.MacNeil next week for practice.  Also a general practice will take place on Monday , June 26th. at 10 am at Holy Family Parish.

There is a sign-up sheet in the office for next year's M-Crew.  If you have any questions, contact Mark Ramsey or MacKayla Williams.


June 13, 2017

Band members are reminded they have a rehearsal Friday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. for graduation.

There will be relays in the gym at lunch time for the grade 12's.

Grads can take their star from the Library wall any time now.

If you are from Victoria County (Baddeck, George's River, Pt.Aconi, Bras d'Or, etc.) and have participated in any programs or activities contributing to the good of your school and your community, Victoria the Lakes PC Association wants to give you $150.

If you are a graduating student pursuing a career in social work, psychology or another mental health field, there is a $1000 scholarship that is renewable for 4 years (Total $4000), called the Patrick Lloyd Memorial Scholarship.  For an application, see Bonnie McCormick by the end of the day today.

June 12, 2017

Have you always wanted to make a positive impact in the world, but weren't quite sure how to start?  Do you want to help our school create Positive Change Globally?  Well, it's small change that can truly make a difference!

Did you know a large coffee cup full of loonies is enough money to give six children in a developing country a full education?  Over the next three days students here at MHS will be coming around to your classes collecting change to help families in developing communities through the Free The Children program.

Remember, it's The Little Things that truly ADD UP, and when we work together, we can make amazing impacts that can help empower and change the world.

Reminder to the Badminton Group!  Please remember to sign up for the pizza party tomorrow.

Grad Gown money is now due.  Please bring to the office as soon as possible!!!

June 9, 2017

There is a sign up sheet in the office for the Tuesday Badminton group for a Pizza Party on Tuesday, June 13th.

June 8, 2017

Anyone from Semester 1 Dance 11 planning on dancing in the recital next week is asked to see Mrs. Aikens today between classes.

There will be a final rehearsal for all those attending prom tomorrow, Friday at 5 p.m. at the Emera Centre.

June 7, 2017

Last day for Prom Tickets is tomorrow.  Make sure you get them if you plan on attending prom!  You can pick up your tickets in room 337.

There is a FREE BBQ at Community Cares (Behind Post Office in Sydney Mines) today at lunch time.  Everyone is welcome!

Any Grade 10,11,12 Phys Ed student who are planning to go on the field trip tomorrow (Thursday) need to get their permission slips passed in to Mr's MacNeil or Mr. Jenkins or Mr. Coleman by lunch time today!

Members of the girl's varsity soccer team are to meet at the beginning of 3rd. period in Mr. Hawboldts's room 314 for a quick meeting.

World Oceans Day Shoreline Cleanup Florence Beach will be Thursday, June 8th. at 5:00 p.m.  Meet off Shore Rd. Florence.  Bags and gloves will be provided.  Call ACAP Cape Breton for details (902)567-1628.

June 1, 2017

Reminder to Grads, $20 Grad Fee is now due.  Please pay ASAP!!!

If anyone did not pick up their Principal's List Certificate, please pick it up in the office.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Student Summer Job Lottery , tonight at MHS @ 5:00  Applications available in the office.

There will be a prom practice at the Emera Centre on Tuesday June 6th at 5pm for all those attending prom.

Prom tickets will be on sale Monday, June 5th in Bernice Osmond's room.  Please come between classes.  $10/couple.

The Annual School Band Spring Concert is this evening at 7:00 in the Gym.  All are welcome to attend.  Band Members are reminded set up is 1:00 this afternoon.

May 30, 2017

Would any Grade 12 student, who applied for the Saint Matthew Wesley United Church AOTS Men's Club Bursary, application #73, see Bonnie McCormick by Wednesday at 3pm.

There is a Fun Dance Meeting tomorrow at lunch in the gym,  If you have not attended yet and are doing it please come.

Badminton is cancelled for today.

As 2016-2017 draws to a close, we are already looking toward the new school year.  Any student in Grade 10 or 11 who is interested in running for President of Student Council, or for secretary or M-Crew co-chair is asked to meet in Room 308 Friday @ 12:30.

Memorial Cafe will be closed on Wednesday May 31 due to Teacher Serving Day.  We will also be closed on Thursday, June 1, due to the Grade 11 Cooking project.

Students can pick up Safe Grad Registration forms from the office or from Ms. Simm in room 339.  Forms must be signed and returned by June 5th.

Any graduating students who have received university scholarships or scholarships from outside agencies are asked to bring the letter they received to the office by Friday, June 2, so their scholarship can be read at graduation.  If this information is not provided, it cannot be announced at graduation.


May 29, 2017

There will be a meeting on Tuesday at lunch in Mrs. Power's room for anyone interested in participating in Relay for Life.

There will be a prom practice this Wednesday at the Emera Center starting at 5 p.m.  Grads come at 5pm and their dates can join them at 5:45p.m.  we should be there until approx. 6:45 p.m.

There will be a fun dance practice in the gym Wednesday at lunch for any grads interested in learning the fun dance.

There will be Grade 1`1 & 12 French next year.  Make sure if you changed your course to change it back.

 The Lieutenant Governor medal is presented each year to a male and female studnet in Grade 11.  This prestigious award is based upon excellent academic acheivment and exemplary contributions to the school and the community.  Grade 11 students who wish to be considered for this award must speak with one of our consellors by 3 pm on Tuesday, May 30.  Teachers are also invited to nominate onee male and one female student.  Please see one of our guidance councellors, by Tuesday at 3pm to do so.

May 25, 2017

We're Hiring for Summer 2017!  Are you from the Northside?  Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Are you starting University or College in September 2017?  If so, consider applying to be a Community Engagement Coordinator for the summer with Inspiring Communities Northside.  The deadline to appoly is Monday, May 29, 2017.

May 23, 2017

 Summer Employment!  There is a Student Summer grant available from Paul Eyking.  this job is mainly outside work with some inside and also prepping fruits and vegetables for market.  This job is physically demanding and you must be able to lift up to 50lbs.  Open to any grade 12 student going on to any program at any university.  Please phone Paul at 902-223-8648 for information or to apply.

Convergys Glace Bay is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to children / grandchildren of its employees.  Applications can be picked up in the office and returned to the address on the application before June 12 th.

Applications are now being accepted for the Reverend Melvin Findlay Award of $250.00.  To qualify you have to be pursuing a career in Humanities, Social Sciences or Theology; participated in volunteer work, both within and outside the school; be in need of financial support.  Pick up application in the office and return it to the office by Monday, May 29th.

There will be a grand march practice at the Emera Centre this Thursday, May 25th. at 5:30 p.m.  It may be still cold in there, wear a jacket and maybe some water in spots on the floor so wear sneakers.  We will be there for approximately 1 hour.  The practices are mandatory so make sure you and your date or you or your date are in attendance.  If there are any staff that can help out during practice it would be greatly appreciated.

Reminder to Grads!  $20.00 grad fee is now due.  Please pay as soon as possible.

May 19, 2017

All Band members are asked to see Steve MacInnis this morning at some point.

May 18, 2017

Do you want to make a difference in the Northside community?  If you are starting University or College in September 2017, contact the Youth Health or Guidance.

May 17, 2017

Holy Family Parish CWL has extended the date for scholarship applications until May 26th.  You can pick up scholarship application #76 in the office and return it to the address on the application.

Anyone from the Dance 11 class from Semester 1 that's interested in performing in the final recital in June is asked to drop by to see Mrs. Aikens before Friday at 3 p.m.  The recital will be Tuesday, June 13th.

Applications are now being accepted for the Reverend Melvin Findlay Award of $250.00.  To qualify pursuing a career in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Theology; participated in volunteer work, both within and outside the school; be in need of financial support.  Pick up application in the office and return it to the office by Friday, May 26th.

Convergys Glace Bay is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to children / grandchildren of its emplyees.  Applications can be picked up in the office and returned to the address on the application before June 12th.

New scholarship - Patrick Lloyd MacDonald Memorial Scholarship is a 4 years renewable scholarship of $500 or  $1000 awarded to a student entering the social work, psychology or mental health fields.  Pick up application #11 in the office and return to the office by June 1st.

May 15, 2017

There is a parent meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the library for this year's travel group.  Attendance is mandatory.  Please see Mrs. Power today if you or your parent cannot attend.

May 12, 2017

The final counts for the food drive are complete!  Third place with 275 items is Mrs. Francis Grade 9.1 class. Second place with 356 items is Mrs. York's 9.7 class and First place with 447 items is Mr. Bauer's 9.4 class.  Total of all items 1089!!!  Thanks to everyone who participated.

Tickets available at lunch time for the hypmotist.  After lunch go to your class and you will be called down to the lecture theatre.

May 11, 2017

A reminder that tomorrow (Friday) is the last day to bring in items for the food drive!!  Remember, the winning class gets a Pizza Party!

On Wednesday May 24th. from 4 - 6 p.m. in classroom 3612 in the Education Services Department of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.  There will be an orientation session for all students in grades 10 - 12 who are interested in volunteering at the following hospitals: Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Glace Bay Hospital, Northside General Hospital, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Harbourview Hospital, and Taigh Na Mara.  Volunteens provide support and companionship to patients as well as assist nursing staff by giving patients extra attention that makes their hospital stay more comfortable. Further information can be found in the office.

May 10, 2017

Our Interact Club will be putting on a Mothers day tea on Saturday, May 13 from 2 - 4 p.m. at St Columba Church.  There will be lots of delicious sweets and live music.  Tickets are $5 each.  You can see Mrs. Francis in room 100 or an interact member for more information or to purchase a ticket.

There will be a GSA meeting in room 100.  New members are always welcome.

Sign up sheet is in the office for any students who plan on attending Safe Grad.

May 9, 2017

A reminder that we are having a food drive here at Memorial this week!!!  Please bring your non-perishable food items to your homeroom A block period by this Friday.  The class with the largest number of food items will win a pizza party!!

There is a meeting Thursday, May 11th. in room 339 (Mrs. Simm's room)  Anyone interested in helping with or having some input with safe grad.

NSTU - AGM meeting Wednesday May 10th. at 6 p.m. at Memorial High School.  Elections of local VP positions.  All NSTU members are encouraged to attend.

Our local hospitals are once again preparing a group of high school students to take part in the Volunteen Program.  The next orientation is on May 24th.  If you are interested you must complete the on-line retgistration form.  Please see Mr. MacNeil in the guidance office for more information, or see Dale in the Youth Health Center.

May 8, 2017

There will be a meeting Tuesday for next year's grad trip.  Any interested grade 11's may attend.  The destination has been changed to Venice, the alps and Paris.  this meeting will be at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in room 308.

A reminder that we are having a food drive here at MHS!!  All homerooms are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food items into their homeroom classes by Friday.  the homeroom who brings in the most items will win a pizza party!!!

 There will be a very short, but mandatory meeting Wednesday in room 308 for all students travelling to Europe this year!  The meeting is at 12:15 p.m.

The names of the Principal's List Award recipients are now posted in the office.  To receive this award a student must have an aggregate of at least 510 when adding their English mark and their five other highest marks.  Semester 1 final marks and Semester 2 midterm marks may be used.  Report any errors or omissions to the guidance office.  Certificates will be issued later this week.

There will be no girls softball practice today.  There will be practice this  week Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Seton Elementary school.

Information is available from guidance on the RBC Award.  This is a $1000 award based on academic merit, leadership in school and community and  / or financial need.  Grade 12 students interested in being considered for nomination must see Mr. MacNeil by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Information on the Johnson Inc. Scholarship Program is available from one of the guidance counsellors.

Just a reminder there is dodgeball for all grades in the gym today.

Any staff members interested in playing the grade 10's in a game of dodgeball tomorrow at lunch time, are to meet in the gym at 12:30 p.m..  The more the merrier!


May 4, 2017

Girl's softball tryout at Seton Elementary  at 5:30 p.m. for today.

Grade 10 students interested in attending a training camp in August to become an International Student Ambassador for next year can see Mr. Mac Neil in the guidance office.

Band members are reminded there is rehearsal today after school.

May 3, 2017

Students need to follow the dress code now that the warmer weather is here.  Please dress appropriately!

Due to unforseen scheduling conflicts, the "We Schools" Events have been postponed until further notice.

There will be no meeting for the GSA committee today, however, those students working on the scavenger hunt are more than welcome to meet in Mrs. Francis's room at lunch time.

There is track and field practices this week Thursday at CBU at 5 p.m. and Saturday at CBU 12:00 p.m.  the more the merrier, and there are spots available!

May 2, 2017

The start to the 2017 Outdoor Soccer Season, Clubs are having registration sessions to see how many players are interested in playing this spring and summer.  If you want to play soccer, we encourage you to contact a club in your area so you do not miss out in the fun!

Northside Storm Soccer - final registration date is Monday, May 8th at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Emera Centre.  Contact Sandy Cantwell-Kerr at for more information about registration.

Victoria Highlanders - contact David Parkinson at for more information on registration.


Johnson Inc. are offering 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to students completing high school in 2017 and starting post-secondary education in the fall.  The Application deadline is August 31, 2017.  For more information call 1-866-544-2673 or

There will be an OH & S meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017 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 Collier before the meeting.

Our "We Schools" group here at MHS is organizing a food drive in support of our local food bank.  Please help out by bringing your non-perishable food items into your homeroom or A Block class.  The class with the most items will win a Pizza Party.

There will be a toonie tag (Lazer Tag) May 5th. from 7 - 10 p.m. at Sydney Uundercurrent Youth Center for ages 14 - 18 High School students.

Band members going to Eskasoni tomorrow are reminded to get their permission slips from Steve MacInnis today.

There will be a meeting today at lunch time in room 100 for those students who travelled to "We Day" with Mrs. Francis and Mrs. Power this past fall.

May 1, 2017

All Band students are to see Steve MacInnis today at some time.

Girls softball practice at 5:30 p.m. at Seton School.

Just a reminder that Graduates need to come to the office to be measured for their grad gowns.  Deadline is Friday and grad fees are $20.00

April 21, 2017

There will be boy's softball tryouts Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson Ball Field.

April 20, 2017

Report Cards go home tomorrow, Friday April 21, 2017.  Student fees must be paid before receiving report cards.

Anyone with overdue library books are to return or renew  them in the library.

There is a sign up sheet in the office for any girls interested in playing Rugby.

There will be Track & Field Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the gym at Memorial High School for any students interested in trying out.  It is for Grade 9 - 12  Girls and Boy's.

April 18, 2017

Badmonton will be cancelled for after school today.

There will be no softball tryouts this week.  We will let you know next week.

The Cape Breton Chorale is offering an $800 "Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship", to a student who plans to pursue full time studies in music or music education.  A copy of the application can be picked up in the office.  Deadline is May 15, 2017

The Royal Canadian Legion is offering a 9 day Leadership Training Camp to Nova Scotia High School students.  this camp runs from june 24 - July 2, 2017 at the Dalhousie Agricultural Canpus in Truro.  The goal of the camp is to develop leadership skills in students who have completed grade 10 and 11.  The application deadline is April 30, 2017.  See Bonnie McCormick for further informnation.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is offering a $500 bursary to assist kidney patients and their families to further their education and or training.  Any Kidney patient or child of a kidney patient may apply.  Applications can be picked up in the office from Bonnie McCormick.  The deadline is June 15, 2017.

The NSGEU is offering 4 scholatships of $1500 each to children , grandchildren and foster children of a National Union member.  For applications, see Bonnie McCormick in the office.

April 13, 2017

Any grade 10 students interested in a trip next year (2018) to Venice The Alps & Pan's, are asked to attend a meeting Friday in room 308 at 12:30 p.m.

Any grade 11 students who have not yet attended a meeting for the same trip are also welcome to attend.

April 12, 2017

There will be a grade 11 travel group meeting Thursday at lunch time in room 308 (12:30).

Girls if you are interested in playing softball for the Memorial Marauders, you have to sign the sign up sheet in the office.  First try out is today Wednesday, April 12 in the back field 5:30 p.m.

There will be a meeting of the GSA today at lunch in room 100.  New members are always welcome!

There is a sign up sheet for Track & Field in the office.

April 11, 2017

Any grade 12 who plans on attending prom, will have to go to room 337 Bernice Osmond's room to sign up.

Grade 12 students who wish to be nominated for the Pengrowth Scholarship should see Mr. MacNeil by this Thursday.  Our school can nominate 3 students.  This scholarship is for students entering business, science orr engineering program.

Sydney Mines district little league girls softball Wednesdays 6-8 in gym, Registration can be done at Pitt Street baseball field from 6-7 on Mondays.

Any girls interested in trying out for the girls softball team, please come into the office and sign the sign-up sheet.  First try-out will be Wednesday April 12th at 5:30 either in the back field or parking lot.  Please bring your glove and dress for the weather.

March 27, 2017

Due to the snow days last week, any grade 9 students looking to apply for the O2 program for next year can drop their applications off to Mr. Hawboldt by the end of the week.

A representative from Island Cresting will be here today, tomorrow, and Wednesday to take orders for Grad sweaters in the lecture theatre at lunch time.  To write your signature for the sweaters please see Erin O'Handley.  GRADS ONLY!

CBU is holding an information session in room 206 during dinner hour on Wednesday.  They will be providing pizza for lunch.  Please sign the sheet in the office if you plan to attend.  

Students who are attending the GSA conference can pick up permission forms from Ms. Simm in room 339.

There is a meeting for this year's travel group in room 307 on Tuesday at 12:15.  Please attend!!

Youth Advisory Coucil members are asked to please stop in at the Health Center this morning for an important message. 

Could those GSA members who are travelling to the GSA Conference this weekend please see Mrs. Francis before lunch today.

Anyone looking to try out for Boy's Softball, sign up in the office.

March 28, 2017

Badminton today for students from 4-5.

March 22, 2017

Just a reminder that o2 applications for next year are due this Friday.  They can be passed in to Mr. Hawboldt in room 314.

Memorial Cafe will be closed this week.  We will reopen next week with our regular menus.  

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in Room 100.  New members are always welcome.

Anyone interested in joining the boy's softball team please sign up in the office.

Student summer jobs available Parks Canada- Cape Breton Field Unit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Baddeck. Please see the office for more information.

February 27, 2017

The CBRM Youth Council is going to be havinf a game drive.  We are putting boxes at different high schools and middle schools to collect old or new, complete or incomplete board games to put on events in different parts of the CBRM for teenagers.  If you wish to donate, please drop them off in your home rooms and we will collect them at the end of thle week.  For more information, contact Cameron Taylor or Nick MacNeil.  

Could all overdue library books please be returned as soon as possible.

There will be a Prom Committee meeting Friday at 12:20pm in Troy Jenkins classroom 341 for any students who are interested in planning for the prom.

Dalhousie University will be holding an information session on Wednesday, March 1 beginning at 7PM at The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.

March 1, 2017

There is a Band Practice Thursday after school.  Band members are also reminded Cuba tickets are due next week.

February 9, 2017

St. Mary's University is holding an information session tonight (Thursday, Feb. 9th.) at the Hampton Inn in Sydney at 7:00 p.m.  They will be offering on the spot admissions and will be waiving the application fee.  Take your transcript with you.

February 7, 2017

There is Band Practice Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

January 24, 2017

Any Band members who need Cuba Tickets can see Steve MacInnis in the music room.

January 12, 2017

IMPORTANT DEADLINE CHANGE For Saint Mary's University  – Our scholarship deadline is now March 1 as opposed to March 15 in previous years. Students will not need a letter of reference for their scholarship applications this year.

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS CHANGE – Students will now only require one Grade 12 Science as opposed to two Grade 12 Sciences in the past in order to be admissible into the Science program. That Grade 12 Science course can be either Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Physics 12 or Computer Programming 12

On Campus Events

Faculty Specific Open Houses

Science: February 3rd  – 1pm – 4pm

Arts: February 3rd – 11am – 3pm

Business: February 11th – 11am - 4pm

“Saint Mary’s University will be hosting a(n) (faculty) Open House on (date) at (time) . Drop by the McNally Main building on campus and experience what it is like to be a student at SMU through faculty specific interactive sessions and campus tours. If you plan on attending, please bring an official copy of your transcript for admissions on the spot where you can apply on the spot for free or have your application reassessed for higher entrance scholarships! To RSVP, please visit

Scholarship Day Workshop

February 18 9:30AM – 12:30PM

“Saint Mary’s University will be hosting a Scholarship Day Workshop on February 18 from 9:30AM-12:30PM in room AT 101. Students are encouraged to bring their parents to take part in a workshop aimed at diving deep into the different types of scholarships available at Saint Mary’s and how to apply for them. This workshop will also provide tips on how to properly write essays students can use to apply for scholarships both internally and external to Saint Mary’s. To RSVP, please visit


Off Campus Events

Various Community Information Sessions

Dartmouth  – Monday, February 6th at the Hampton Inn Dartmouth Crossing – 7:00PM-8:30PM

Truro – Wednesday, February 8th at the Hampton Inn Truro – 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Sydney – Thursday, February 9th at the Hampton Inn Sydney – 7:00PM-8:30PM

Bridgewater – Tuesday, February 14th at the Best Western Bridgewater – 7:00PM-8:30PM

Yarmouth – Wednesday, February 15th at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth – 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Wolfville – Thursday, February 16th at the Old Orchard Inn – 7:00PM – 8:30PM

 “Saint Mary’s University will be hosting a Next Steps Information Session on (date) at (venue) from 7:00PM-8:30PM. Come to touch base with a Liaison and Admissions Officer as well as a Financial Aid and Awards Officer and learn more about how to fund your education, important residence and scholarship information as well as any other next steps needed to prepare for post-secondary! If you plan on attending, please bring an official copy of your transcript for admissions on the spot where they will be waiving the application fee and reassessing for higher entrance scholarships! To RSVP, please visit


January 10, 2017

If anyone has art or poetry they would like to have added to the year book, please bnring it to room 224 anytime next week.

January 4, 2017

There will be band rehearsal Thursday for all band members.

All library books are now overdue!  Please "Return" or "Renew" library books as soon as possible.

December 15, 2016

Youth Advisory students are reminded to meet on Thursday, December 15 th. at Community Cares Youth Outreach after school today.

The Boxing Day 5KM Run will be December 26, 2016 at 11 a.m.  All welcomed.  Registration and details at the YHC.

December 12, 2016

Just a reminder that the deadline for applications for the Building futures for Youth supmmer employement  project is Friday Dec. 16, 2016

December 6, 2016

Any Band members going to Festival in May, please see Steve MacInnis in the band room sometime today.

November 30, 2016
Band members are reminded they are setting up the gym for their concert 1st period this afternoon and rehersal 2nd period.

November 29, 2016

Students attending the GSA Conference can pick up permission forms from Ms. Simm in room 339.

November 28, 2016

The deadline for the Peter Kohler Scholarship for Engineering had been extended to December 16th.  So far there are only 2 students in the entire province who have applied for the scholarship which is valued up to $50,000.  This is a great opportunity for anyone considering this field of study.

St. Mary's University will be holding an information session on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the Hampton Inn Sydney.  They will be doing on the spot admissions and will be waiving the application fee.  Students need to bring their transcript with them.

The youth Advisory Committee is reminded of the lunch hour meeting scheduled for today it is very important that all members attend.  Thank You

CUPE LOCAL 5050 is proud to sponsor a food and winter clothing drive for Men's homeless shelter in Sydney.  Come help us fill the CUPE NOVA SCOTIA van with items for the shelter.

Date:  Saturday December 3, 2016

Time:  10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Where:  Mayflower Mall Parking Lot

Items:  Non-perishable food items, winter clothing, winter boots, socks, hats, gloves, gift cards, etc.

We are asking that you get into the holiday spirit by coming for a visit and drop off a donation to help ease the burden of the cold winter months.

November 24, 2016

Reminder there is a meeting today at lunch in Mrs Frances' room (room 100) for any student travelling to Halifax for WE DAY!!

November 23, 2016

 A recruiter from Mount Allison University will be at Doktor  Lukes restaurant in Sydney on Friday, Nobember 25th from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. tomeet with prospective students.  She will be offering on the spot admissions.  Students must bring their transcripts with them.  

November 22, 2016

If anyone did not get their Grad Photo proofs, they can be picked up in the office.

The Maurauders will play Sydney Academy tonight at the Emera Centre in North Sydney at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a brief meeting on Wednesday in Ms. Power's room for anyone attenting the NSSSA conference this weekend.

If any staf would like to buy a pointsettia for Interact please contact Mr. Sampson before December


There will be an important meeting Thursday at 12:15 for all students travelling to Halifax to WE DAY Atlantic next week.  The meeting will be in Pam Francis' classroom (room 100).

November 21, 2016

Girls JV. Basketball Tip -off tournament at Glace Bay

Game 1 MHS 65 - RV 48 -  top scorer Faith Denney with 18 pts.

Game 2 MHS 63 - Baddeck 34 -  top Scorers Emily McGuire with 12 pts. and Robin Knott with 10 pts.

Game 3 MHS 75 - Cabot 25 - Top scorers Emily McGuire with 14 pts, Faith Denny with 12 pts., and Jill Ivey with 10 pts.

Crossover MHS - 34 - GB 36 - Top scorer Faith Denney with 14 pts.

Bronze Medal Game MHS 56 - RV 54 - Top scorer Faith Denney with 13 pts.

Next game at home tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. against Riverview II


Youth Focus Group participants, ages 16 - 24 wanted!!!  December 1, 2016 at 5 - 7 p.m. at Caper Base / Access 808 to discuss sexual violence prevention... details at the Youth Health Center and transportation will be provided.

Memorial Cafe will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 due to scheduled presentations in the morning.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

A reminder that there is after school yoga for staff today.

Band members are reminded to return fundraising sheets and even splits at rehearsal Thursday.

November 18, 2016

In the Div. 1 Boy's basketball game MHS defeated Glace Bay 66 - 56.  Congratulations boy's!!

In the Girl's basketball Glace Bay defeated MHS 60 - 43.  Good game girls.

There will be a practice for the second girl's Junior Varsity basketball team, tomorrow (Saturday) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

There will be a 50 / 50 draw today for the sports teams.

Any students interested in attending the Canadian Coast Gurard college for a Day on November 25th from 9 - 3 p.m. are asked to see someone in the Guidance Office today, Friday, November 18, 2016 for further information.

November 17, 2016

Jr. Maurauders Midget Boys team practice @ 10 AM on Sunday.

Division 1 Basketball 

Boys: MHS 59 - BEC 52

Michael MacGillvary - 15

Logan Groves - 10

Girls:  MHS 56 - BEC 46

Cameryn Evans - 21

In Glace Bay for games tonight.

There is a Drama Club meeting in Room 10 after school until 4:00.

Band even split tickets are due on Friday.

There will be a breif meeting of the Youth Advisory Group at lunch today.

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation wil take place at Holy Family Church on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.  If you are a student in grade 9 and up, and you are interested in making your sacrament please register or call Rosalind at 902-565-0257 or the parish office at 902-736-8333 for more information.  Candidates for confirmation, parent/guardian and sponsers are asked to attend registration night.

November 16, 2016

Drama Club for today has been rescheduled till tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2016.

November 15, 2016

There will be an OH&S meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 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 Ken Collier or Charles Colson before the meeting.  New members are welcome!

Division 1 Boy's Basketball team won 2nd place in the tournament defeated against SA 78 - 66.

Last day to get your picture order money in is thursday November 17.  The order will be going out first thing Friday morning.

Just a reminder that the AAROA Information Session for Grade 12's will take place, Tuesday, November 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  There will be approximately 42 universities and career colleges available to share information on a wide variety of education and career opportunities.  It's your opportunity as Gr. 12 students to ask questions and gather information about post-secondary education.

The afterschool badminton is cancelled for today.

Youth Advisory Committee is to meet today at lunch time.  If any members have an off class, please drop by the center.

November 14, 2016

Girl's Basketball Tournament @ North Hants High School

Game 1- Fri Nov.11  Oxford 62- Memorial 42 JV - Top Scorer Jill Ivey 11pts

Game 2 Sat Nov 12  North Hants 61- Memorial 56 JV  - Top Scorer Faith Denny 11pts

Game 3 Sat Nov 12  Sprilhill 39 - Memorial JV 36

Birthplace of Hockey Tournament

Game 1 Memorial 5 - Amherst 10

Game 2 Memorial 6 - Sackville 1

Game 3 Memorial 2 - Avonview 1


Game 4 Memorial 9- Horton 1

Championship Game

Glace Bay 3 - Memorial 2

Tournament MVP - Dylan Morley (Memorial)

Band Members are reminded to return candle orders this week at rehearsal.

Badmonton is cancelled for tomorrow November 15.


November 9, 2016

Drama Club will be after school today in Room 103, until 4:00.

Just a reminder to order fruit cakes before December 5, if you wish to purchase them from the cooking program.  The sign-up sheet is by the photo-copier in the office.  Also, the cooking program will be taking orders for Cherry loafs. They are $8 each.  Sigin up sheet is in the office.

Band members are to meet at 9:00 tomorrow in the bandroom to prepare for the service.

The GSA meeting will be held in Room 339 (Ms. Simm's room) at lunch.

November 8, 2016

Starting tomorrow, we will be starting a donation drive called "Sock it to Poverty".  Each homeroom will be collecting new pairs of socks, and new or lightly used mittens, gloves, scarfs, hats, and other winter clothing items for people in need in out community.  This donation drive will go until December 9.  Cash and cheque donations are also accepted and can be made payable to NSGEU.  If you have any questions talk to Breagha Wilkie or Mrs. Power.  The class that brings in the most items wins a pizza party.

There will be a meeting Tuesday at lunch in room 308 for any students volunteering at the local food banks.  We are looking to form a committee that can set up a schedule to donate their time on a weekly/biweekly basis.  This will be part of Memorial's "WE" school project.

November 7, 2016

Aboriginal Arts & Stories invites self-identified First Nations, Metis, and Inuit youth (ages 9 - 29), to submit a piece of writing or two-dimensional artwork exploring Indigenous identity, or a moment or theme in Canadian Indigenous history or culture.  Will up to $2000 and other great prizes.  Groups of 6 or more can win a special Classroom prize.  The contest deadline is March 31, 2017.   For more information call 1-866-644-6195 or visit Arts

Grad photo's are being taken today in room 321. 

There is a note in the mailbox for those who participate in afterschool yoga.

Join the University of King's College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) for our Atlantic Faculty Lecture tour from November 6-10, 2016  King's College will be visiting St.John's, Fredericton, Moncton, Charlottetown, and Sydney.  All are welcome - students, parents, counsellors, and teachers!  For more information or to RSVP, please visit

There will be a general meeting Wednesday, November 9th. at 6:00 p.m. at the Hotel North for All Northside-Victoria Local NSTU members are welcome to attend!

November 4, 2016

Cape Breton University will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at lunch hour to provide an information session for grade 12 students.  They will be providing pizza for lunch.   Please sign your name on the sign-up sheet in the office if you wish to attend.

All grade 11 & 12 band members are to see Steve MacInnis in the band room sometime at lunch time today.

Cheerleading tryouts  Friday 4 - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 - 2 p.m. in the MHS gym.

November 3, 2016

Band members are reminded to return even split tickets tomorrow, Friday.  Anybody who would like to buy a ticket for Friday's draw can see Steve MacInnis in the music room.

Youth advisory meeting at lunch time today.

November 2, 2016

Cheerleading tryouts Friday 4 - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 2 p.m. in MHS gym.

The GSA meeting scheduled for today is cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Drama Club meeting is cancelled today after school.

Memorial High has the opportunity to send a student to The Education Day Event in Halifax on November 23rd.  The theme of the event is Our Ocean.  Interested students in grades 9 - 12 can see one of our guidance counsellors by the end of the day on Thursday for more information. 

Ubique Networks is hosting a Minecraft Hunger Games Tournament November 5th. to raise money or supplies for Brookland Elementary.  This is open to all ages, and we would love to get students involved all over Cape Breton.  Admission is free and will be accepting donations at the door. There will be prizes for the competitors.  You must bring your own computer and have a minecraft account.  It will be held at 37 Nepean Street, Sydney at 12:00 p.m.  You can sign up at: to guarantee your spot.

Grade 11 and 12 students of Aboriginal ancestry interested in pursuing post-secondary education in finance/management and/ or commerce and accounting are invited to submit an application to the 11th Annual Potash Corporation Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Award.  This award is valued at $5000.  The deadline is November 25, 2016.  Please see someone in the Guidance Office for further information.

Any Cadets wishing to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony here at the School on November 10th., please see Cst. Baker in the office.

Any girls who tried out for junior varsity basketball, did not make the team and are still interested in playing basketball can meet at the school gym Saturday, November 5th. from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

CBU is holding an Open House on Saturday, November 5th. from 2 - 5 p.m..  They will have on-site admissions and the application fee will be waived.  You can pre-register at :  cbu/openhouse.

There will be a workshop by Adela Njie on Motivating Ourselves and Our Students Wednesday, November 16th. at the Black Spoon at 4:15 p.m.  There are only 35 spaces available, it will be first to email me at to have your seat booked.

November 1, 2016

There is a meeting for the California travel group at 3:00 p.m. today in room 100.

Cheerleading tryouts at 6 p.m. today in the gym.

Band members are reminded there is rehearsal Thursday after school.


October 31, 2016

Island Cresting will have hoodies and t-shirts delivered at lunch time Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Just a reminder that NSSSA (N-triple-S - A) forms are due tomorrow, November 1, 2016.

The Marauders boy's hockey team will have practice on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m.  Also, the boy's will be selling Green & Gold hockey passes for the tournament and the cost is $5.00 each for the tournament Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Cheer tryouts are tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. in the gym.  These are mandatory.  If you don't attend you will not be on the team.

Candy grams will be delivered today during second class and at lunch time in the main lobby.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

October 26, 2016

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in room 100.  New members are always welcome.

Band members are reminded rehearsal is cancelled this week.  Regular rehearsals will contine next week.

Drama club after school today in cancelled.

Memorial Cafe will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 27.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

October 25, 2016

Can everyone who is signed up/ plans on signing up for the talent show on Thursday come to the lobby for a brief meeting at 1:10pm today with their teachers permission.

October 24, 2016

Grad Photo's will be taken November 7,8, and 9, 2016.  The sign up sheets are in the office.  There is a sitting fee of $20 to be paid at the session.  Guys are to wear a shirt and tie.

Basketball Northside midget boy's tryout for Grades 9 & 10 will be today athe MHS gym from 4 - 6 p.m.

Jr. Varsity Boy's first tryout is now Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The Youth health Advisory Committee will be selling Halloween candy grams for .50 cents today at lunch time in the lobby. 

On the weekend the Boy's Soccer team won the Regionals and brought home the Banner. They won 1 - 1 and the winning goal was by Colton Pero. Way to Go Boy's.  The banner is in the office for the team to sign.

October 21, 2016

Grade 9 & 10 Midget Northside Basketball Tryouts Boys Sunday at 10am.

Exit 8 Doorbell for the Health Center being abused.  You will be recorded and dealt with at the office.

Boys Varsity Soccer game today at 3:45pm at Open Hearth Park.  Players are exused at 2:30.

Josh Frenger fired a pair of goals to lead the Memorial Marauders boys to a 4-1 win over the Sydney Academy Wildcats in the opening game of the Cape Breton High School Soccer League boy's division final at Memorial field.  Zack Johnston  and Pietro Pozzato fired singles for Memorial.  Justin Ferguson replied for Sydney Academy.  The Marauders need either a tie or a win in the next game to reach four points and win the division.  Game 2 is Friday at Open Hearth Park at 3:45 p.m.

Marauders Hockey- GB 4 vs. MHS 2 Dylan Morley & Jacob Keagan, 1 goal & 1 assist each.

Any band member who did not get their even split tickets are to pick them up in the bandroom this afternoon.

Meeting scheduled for today for Paris/Amsterdam trip is rescheduled for Tuesday.  Attendance is manditory.

Any Grade 12 student planning a career in Engineering may wish to apply for the Peter Kohler Scholarship.  The award is valued at $50,000 over 4 years.  Deadline for applications, which must be made On-line is November 30, 2016.  Please see someone in the Guidance Office for more details.

Information on the Shad Valley Summer Program is available from our guidance counsellors.  The application deadline is November 28.

October 19, 2016

Basketball Tryouts Schedule:

Division 1 Boys - Friday 6pm

Division 1 Girls - Friday 6 pm

Jr. Varsity Boys - Fri Oct 28 4p.m.

Jr. Varsity Girls  - Fri Oct 25 6pm

There will be cheerleading conditioning this Friday from 4-6 and Sunday from 12-2 in the gym, everyone is welcome.

Applications are now being accepted for Grade 11 Students to the International Leadership Camp, Campeche.  There are 21 scholarships available through all of the school boards across the province.  Students involved will increase their awareness and understanding about community development, international aid work, and social justice issues.  Students from NS and Mexico will participate in leadership development classes and collaborate service - learning projects.  The deadline for applications is November 10, 2016 with final sections being made in early December 2016.  Please see one of our Guidance Consellors for further information and an application.

Reminder that the decorating committee is meeting in the Drama Room at lunch.  Sign up sheet is in the office.  Members are welcome!

There will be a meeting for Drama Club in Room 103, after school untill 4:00pm.

October 18, 2016

The last day for turning in picture money and orders will be Thursday October 20, 2016.  The order will be going out on Friday.

There will be a meeting Thursday at noon time for all travellers going to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris this May in room 308.  This is a mandatory meeting.  Lunch will be provided.

October 17, 2016

Orders for personalized Memorial Militia shirts will be taken all this week at lunch hour in the lobby.  The cost is $15 and must be paid at the time of ordering.

The cooking program is selling fruitcakes again this year.  To order, please sign the form by the photo copier in the office.

Reminder that there is afterschool yoga today for staff in the conference room at 3:30 p.m.

Girls varsity soccer today at 3:45 p.m. at Riverview .  Girls are excused from class at 2:30 p.m.

There will be a meeting of the California Travel Group tomorrow at lunch in room 100.  Lunch will be provided and attendance is manditory!

October 14, 2016

Any students interested in attending the Sexual Violence Strategy of Nova Scotia Prevention Innovation Grant Workshops can sign up at the health center.  The session will take place on Sunday, Octobe

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