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  • Nighthawk News 2018 Northumberland Regional High School 104 Alma Road, Alma, NS B0K 2A0

    Phone: 902-396-2750 Fax: 902-396-2755

    September’s Principal’s Message

    To All School Community Members:

    It is with great excitement that I welcome you all back for the 2018-2019 school year. I hope that you all had a great summer and that you are well rested and ready for another great school year!

    I’d like to offer a special welcome to all of our new school com- munity members including our grade 9 students, international students, recent transfer students and new staff members. I am confident that you will all have a great experience at our school. Please do not hesitate to stop by the office if you have any questions or just want to say hello.

    At NRHS, we believe that parents and educators need to work together to support our students and we encourage parents and guardians to get involved in their student’s education. Please contact your student’s teachers or appropriate grade level admin- istrator if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your student’s progress.

    As part of our Student Success Plan, we will continue with our school goals of improving student achievement in both Math and Literacy. I am looking forward to working with our staff to achieve these goals and to seeing the positive effect that our efforts have on our students. As part of this plan we will be introducing a number of new supports for students to access, continuing to improve our students access to technology and lots of other new initiatives.

    To all NRHS students, please keep in mind that high school can be whatever you make it. I encourage you all to get involved in your school community and to make these four years some of the best of your lives!

    Cheers! Matt O’Toole Principal

    September’s Students’ Council Notes

    Pictured above from left: 2018-2019 Students’ Council Co-Presidents Briar Miller and Cameryn Richardson. Hey Nighthawks, we hope you all had a great summer! We are so excited for the upcoming year; there are lots of fun events planned for everyone. We’re going to have a spectacular year together and hope everyone has a blast. Throughout the year feel free to give us ideas for events, and remem- ber its never too late to get involved. Briar and Cameryn Students’ Council Co-Presidents 2018-2019

    Address / Phone Number Changes

    If you have a new address, telephone number , or contact infor- mation, please notify the school as soon as possible so we will have updated information in case of emergency. Thank you.

    Class of 2019 Graduation Portraits

    Graduation portraits of the Grads of 2019 will be taken at Palmer Photo and Framing, 166 Provost St., New Glasgow, starting on Tuesday, September 25.


  • Important Dates for 2018-2019 September September 11—Opportunities Expo September 13—Stand Up Speak Out September 17—Picture Day September 20—Spirit Dance—7-10 September 25—PD—No Classes—Celtic Family of Schools October October 4—PD Day—No Classes - All Schools October 8—Thanksgiving Day—No Classes October 26—Provincial Conference Day—No Classes—All Schools November November 12—Remembrance Day Observed—No Classes—All Schools November 15—Parent Teacher 6-8 p.m. November 16—PD—AM—No Classes—Secondary Schools PM—Parent-Teacher 1-3—No Classes—Secondary Schools December December 24—January 2—Christmas Break January January 3—Classes Resume After Christmas Break February February 1—Assessment and Evaluation Day—No Classes— Secondary Schools February 18—Maud Lewis Heritage Day—No Classes March March 18—-22—Spring Break April April 19—Good Friday—No Classes April 22—Easter Monday—Classes April 25—Parent-Teacher 6-8 p.m. April 26—PD—AM—No Classes PM—Parent-Teacher 1-3—No Classes May May 20—Victoria Day—No Classes June June 26 & 27—Assessment & Evaluation—No Classes June 28—Last Day of School

    Walk the Walk for Autism Congratulations go out to the Pictou County Walk the Walk for Autism or- ganizing team, together they raised over $79,000 which will be used to help fund programs for people with autism in our community. NRHS sent over 60 student volunteers to the event. Thank you to Mrs. Allison Lynch-Kearley (teacher at GR Saunders Elemen- tary School) and to NRHS grad '18 Laura MacCulloch for coordinating the army of volunteers!

    Northumberland Regional High School

  • NRHS Lieutenant Governor’s Award Medal Winners Two students from Northumberland Regional High School, Elizabeth McNeill and Cecilia McInnis, were presented with Lieutenant Governor’s Med- als on June 6. The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal is a prestigious award given annually to students in Grade 11 who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and service in the school and community, and have outstanding academic performance. The Medals were presented at an award cere- mony at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Center.

    Pictured from left to right are: Elizabeth McNeill (Medal winner), The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), Cecilia

    McInnis (Medal Winner) and Matt O’Toole (NRHS Principal).

    Wellness Retreat at Durham Community Hall

    Local artist, Ruben Irons led a yoga-inspired Wellness Retreat for students on June 14. We practiced at the beautiful Durham Community Hall and had a little walk down by the bridge, even in the rain! NRHS students pictured: Ross Bennett, Duncan Cameron, James Cameron, Blake Cros- by, Ryan Green, Jonathan Hay, Ryan MacKay, Tom MacKenzie, Tyler Marr, Ryan Nosewothy, Charlie Pitts, Justin Purnoko, Anthony Richard, Dylan Sharpe, Parker Swain, and Eric Wilcox.

  • NRHS Students Participate in 4H Building Opening On Sunday, August 26, the County 4H officially opened the new 4H building at the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition Grounds. The building will be open to visitors for the exhibition from September 5 to 9. Pictured above are Dawson Lees, Grade 12, 4H host; County Warden Robert Parker; 4H Leaders Council President Cathy Lavers; Agricultural Society Chair, Jack Ferguson; and 4H Host Gracien Murray, 2018 Grad, cut the ribbon. The work on the building should be finalized by late fall thanks to a $20,000 grant from the FCC Agricultural Spirit Fund.

    National Special Olympic Medals For Kara Grade 12 student Kara Scott took home numer- ous medals in rhythmat- ic gymnastic division. She won silver and bronze in hoop, ball, groups routines, as well as best overall. Congratulations Kara! Everyone is so proud of you.

    Provincial Special Olympic Medal Winners Pictured from left: Carson Campbell, Kara Campbell, and Con- nor Wood came back from the Special Olympics with lots of hard- ware!! Congratulations to you all.

  • West Pictou Schools Catering Society *Two Week Rotating Menu for High Schools—September on & October 2018

    All Meals are $5.25 unless otherwise specified

    Items Available Every Day

    Sandwiches Snacks Baked Good 3.50—Egg 1.10—Yogurt 1.25—Muffins (Large) 4.75—Turkey 1.25—Large Apples .75—Cookies (Small) 3.50– Tuna 1.00—Small Apples 3.50—Lean Ham .15—Crackers (pkg. / 2) 4.25—Lean Ham & Cheese 1.00—Nutrigrain 3.50—Grilled Cheese 1.00—Oranges (wh/wheat or smart) 1.00—Cheese and Crackers 1.00—Cheese Strings 1.75 / 3.25—Veggies Miscellaneous Beverages Soup (Homemade) 4.25—Cheeseburger .40—Milk 1.50—Small 5.25—Caesar Salad with Chicken 1.50—Small Chocolate Milk 2.75—Large 3.50—Deli Roasters (Small) 2.50—Large Chocolate Milk 4.75—Cold Veggie Sub—9” 3.75—Deli Roasters (Large) 1.25—Juice 4.50—Tossed/Caesar Salad (Small) 4.75—7” Garlic Fingers 1.25—Water 5.00—Tossed/Caesar Salad (Large) 1.00—Toast 2.50—Rice 1.25– Bagel 5.00—Wraps 2.50—Egg/Cheese/Ham on English Muffin 3.75—Hamburger

    * - This menu will begin on September 18—it will be an “open menu”