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Summer Transcript Requests 2015

Summer Transcript Requests


Anyone needing Transcripts over the Summer should email the link below.

Please include:

- Your Full Name (as would be in our records)

- Year of Graduation (or last year attended)

- Your Date of Birth

- A Current Daytime Phone Number

Please send this information to Transcript Request Email or you can use the following Email Address   mhstranscripts@staff.ednet.ns.ca   There is a $5.00 charge for all transcripts The office here at the high school will be open from 9 to 1 on July 15th and August 5th.  Due to expected construction please come to the office through Exit 4 (The Pool Exit).

Scent and Nut Free

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

Peanut Free

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

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


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)

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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!

Standards of Dress

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

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

Not Allowed

  • tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti-straps, mini skirts, PJ pants
  • clothing that implies or suggests violence
  • clothing with obscene language or pictures
  • caps and hats are not permitted in classrooms
Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy (Revised):

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

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

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Administration

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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Start & End Times

Daily Classes Begin at 9:00 AM

Last Class Ends at 3:10 PM

Daily Announcements


Daily Announcements


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.


There will be math help today at lunch in room 327.  You must sign the sheet in the office to attend.  this is the only requirement.


Applications for the Sister Rita Clair Music Scholarship are available in the office.  This is an $800.00 scholarship offered to students persuing full-time studies in music or music education.  The deadline is May 15.


March 23, 2015


Course selection process will be starting tomorrow.  Grade 10 students will do their selection on Tuesday, grade 11 students on Wednesday and all others on Thursday morning.  Students will be called to the Lecture Theatre in alphabetical order.


100 Youth Who Care - CBRM - register at http://100kidscbrm.wix.com/100kidscbrm


Grad sweater orders will be taken Thursday and Friday ONLY.  More information will be provided later in the week.  There will be an important safe grad meeting tomorrow at lunch.  All grade 12's are encouraged to attend.


Boys Softball meeting tomorrow, March 25 at 7:30 in the Lecture Theatre.  Anyone wanting to try out, MUST attend the meeting.


A representative from University of King's college will be here at noon today in the main foyer.  Please take advantage of this learning opportunity. 

Enjoy the March Break Everyone!  See you all on Monday, March 23, 2015


March 13, 2015

 There will be Free Public Skating at the Emera Centre Northside:

Saturday, March 14 - 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.

Monday March 16 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 18,  - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Friday March 20 - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday March 21 - 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.



March 12, 2015

The meeting for boy's softball is postponed.

Memorial  Cheerleading team placed 3rd in last night at RHS competition.  They lost to 2nd place by 0.65 points and lost to 1st place by 3 points.  Congratulations girls!


The Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign is underway.  The daffodils must be ordered this week for delivery just prior to Easter.

The cost is $8 per bunch of 10 flowers.  heather Thomson will be collecting orders.  The Cancer Society thanks you for your support.


The Whitney Pier Youth Club is offering scholarships of $750 - $4000 to gr4aduating students from the Sydney area.  The application deadline is Friday March 20th.  For more information please see Mr. MacNeil in the guidance office.



March 11, 2015

Prom Committee meeting today at lunch in Troy Jenkins classroom.


Anyone wanting to try out for the Boys Softball Team can attend a meeting on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 at the Rambler Room on Pitt St. in Sydney Mines.


Anyone who missed the yearbook meeting yesterday, must contact Tiffany MacLennan ASAP


Information concerning the following scholarships can be found in the display case outside the biology lab and applications can be found in the office:  Atlantic Commerce Scholarship, Kares Scholarship, and Community Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarships.

Reminder to Grade 10 & 11 students!  The deadline for applications for the Math Camp at St.F.X. is Friday, March 13, 2015.  Please see guidance if you are interested in attending.



March 10, 2015

Memorial Cheerleaders placed 3rd out of 5 teams.


Math help today at lunch in Room 327 - Kim Corbett's room.  Sign the sheet in the office.


Drama Club meeting after school in room 106.  Attendance is mandatory.


March 9, 2015

Candle orders can be picked up by Band Members.


Memorial Cheerleading Competition tonight.  Doors open at 6:00 and starts at 6:30.  $5.00 at the door.


Meeting regarding yearbooks and yearbook deposit refunds tomorrow.


There is a Gender Sexuallity Alliance Executive meeting in Mr. Matheson's room at lunch.


Teachers who participated in the Healthy Eating presentations, please send a representative to the Youth Health Center to pick up the evaluation forms.  Please provide the representative with the number of evaluations you require for each class that attended.


CBU is hosting a FREE Tech Camp at CBU this March Break.  It is designed to give young people an exciting, hands on introduction to technology.  They will have a chance to do basic coding (build a video game), program a robot, and learn the steps in building their own app.  The camp will also highlight entrepreneurship- with a mock pitch competition and hackathon sessions.  This is a beginner tech intro - a non-intimidating look at all things tech - no experience necessary.  There will be prizes and interesting guest speakers.  Lunch will be provided. For more information see one of the guidance counsellors.

Candle orders can be picked up by Band members today.

Please do not park in Health Center spots at Exit 8.

There is a Gender Sexuality Alliance Executive Meeting in Mr. Matheson's room at lunch.

There will be a meeting regarding yearbooks, and yearbook deposit refunds tomorrow.

Memorial Cheerleading competition tonight.  doors open at 6, starting at 6:30.  The cost is $5 at the door.  Come support your cheerleaders at their first comepetition of the year.  Hope to see you there!!



March 6, 2015

There will be a meeting Monday regarding the next fundraiser for the Italy trip.  Anyone still interested in joining the trip is welcome to attend. Room#308 at 12:15.


March 4, 2015

Free 2BU girls are meeting at 11:10 in room 315.

Youth art connection is seeking youth ages 16-25 who are looking to turn their artistics passions into a career and business... singers, artists, rap artists, dancers, painters, drawers, poets, writers, sculptors, videographers, and all forms of art are welcomed to apply.  The deadline is March 6, 2015 and more information is available at the youth health center.

There are Drama Club auditions today at lunch in room 106.  This will be the only day for auditions, so be there!  As you were informed, if you do not show up, you will be assigned the part we find fits you best.

Math Help that would have been yesterday at noon will be held next Tuesday in Room# 327 Kim Corbett's room.


March 3, 2015

Strom Day


February 2, 2015

There is a Safe Grad meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in room 226.

There will be a prom meeting this Thursday, Feb.5th. in room 341 for anyone interested in helping with the prom this year.  All are encouraged to attend.  It is your prom!

The London travel group has a very important meeting Tuesday, Feb 3rd. at 12:30 p.m. in Mrs. Power's room.

If you are looking to purchase a yearbook for this year, you have to put a deposit down before Friday, March 6th.  We need to sell 175 yearbooks before that date and so far we sold 12 only!  Please see Tiffany MacLennan to order one.


There will be Blood Services Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

Information on the Pengrowth Scholarship Program is now available.  Students must be entering a Science, Business or Engineering Program at University next fall.  Students must have a minimum average of 75 and no more than $2500 in University Scholarships to qualify.  Students wishing to apply must have their application in to Mr. MacNeil by April 2nd.  For more information see a guidance counsellor.  Pengrowth Scholarships are also available to students entering Nova Scotia community College next fall.  Please see a guidance counsellor for more information.

There is a High School Hackathon Saturday, March 7th at 8 am to 8 pm at 37 Nepean Street, Sydney.  It is free for all students and Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.  You can Register at https://uithackathon.eventbrite.ca or contact Jacklin MacLeod in Room 320.



February 27, 2015

Hypnotist tickets will be sold at lunch for a cost of $3.00.  You must go to first class after lunch for attendance. 

The hockey Maurader's concluded their season with a 6-2 loss to Glace Bay in game 4 of the series at the Emera Center.  Kyle Dunville with 1 goal, Ryan Lettice 1 goal and 1 assist, Glenn McInnis 2 assists.  The Maruader's would like to thank all their fans for the positive support throughout the season.

Blood Services Tuesday March 3, 2015



February 26, 2015

Due to recent school cancellations, the deadline for Entrance Scholarships at CBU has been extended to Monday March 9, 2015.  Students are encouraged to complete the on-line scholarship application form.

Memorial Cafe is closed Friday February 27 due to the hypnotist in  the afternoon.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Reminder to band students there is no rehearsal today after school.

Blood Services next Tuesday March 3, 2015.



February 25, 2015

Survivor will be tomorrow third class.  Sign up sheet is in the office.  Popcorn bar is today at lunch, the cost is $1.

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

There will be a Drama club meeting at lunch today in room 106.  This is a manditory meeting, as you will get your audition parts.  New members always welcome.

Memorial cafe is open today Wednesday February 25.


February 24, 2015

Math support will be offered today at lunch in Kim Corbett's room Rm# 327.  Please make sure you sign the list down in the office, as this is a requirement to attend.

Cape Breton University is hosting an open house on Wednesday February 25th, starting at 6:30 pm.  This will take place in the Verschuren Centre.  Tours and University information will be provided.  All students and parents are welcome.


February 23, 2015

This Saturday February 28th is the Formally Yours dress sale.  It is being held at the Emera Center from 1:00pm-4:00pm.  If you're interested in selling a dress, the drop off time is 9:00am-11:00am with a cost of $10 for one dress.  For more information email formallyyours2012@gmail.com or see Maggie Bunbury.

Any band members with a candle order please bring them to Mr. MacInnis in the band room today.

A reminder to those students who signed up for the CBU presentation today at noon that you are to go Mr. Bowne's room (206) at 12:15.  Pizza is provided for you.  There is still room for 4 more students at the presentation.

African Heritage month is a good opportunity to reflect on contributions made  to our country by those of African Heritage.

Boys Hockey Maurader's lost 5-4 in overtime to the Glace Bay Panthers.  Michael MacDonald with 3 goals and 1 assist,  and Ryan Lawless with 1 goal.  Game #3 will be played tomorrow night at the Bayplex at 7:30 pm.

Girls Division 1 basketball MHS 58- RHS 41.  Maggie Bunbury with 17 points, Karina Kutchka with 14, and toni Bianchini with 12.

Jr. V. Girls Basketball won both games in a qualifying tournament in Wolfville Saturday. 1) MHS 45 - Amherts 43, Jillian Finney with 16 points, and Brittany Buis with 10 points.  2) MHS 73 - Datmouth 38, Jillian Finney with 16 points, Brittany Buis with 15 points, and Maggie Forbes with 11.


February 20, 2015

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Chartwell's has a NEW reloadable Card is a fast and easy way to buy food at school.  Simply load a balance and use it like cash in the school cafeteria.  You can view the balance and spending online.  And it's secure because you can put a stop on last cards.
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The Coast 89.7 Student Radio Show
The Coast 89.7 FM is starting a student based radio program expected to air weekly. The show would focus on issues, news, sports, and other ongoing activities that affect the lives of students directly outside and inside of schools. This would be great for practicing speech, writing and communication skills. It would also be a great way for you to publish and promote your school and activities.
Parents As Career Coaches

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

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