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Grad 2014 Update

Grad is coming up soon which means that the Grad. Council are so busy making sure that this year’s Grad will be a blast.

Here are some updates about YOUR Grad…


Your Grad song is. . . (drumroll) . . . COUNTING STARS by OneRepublic. This song was chosen by your Grad. Council.



Grad photos are uploaded in the Yearbook’s site which means that we need your GRAD Quotes in as soon as possible. For submitting your Grad quotes you have 2 options. Your Grad quote should not be over 50 words.

Option 1

Submit it when you pick your Grad gowns (sometime in May). There will be a couple of Laptops in the place for the Grad gowns pick up and you can enter your Grad quotes there.


Option 2

If you don’t want to miss the deadline or you don’t want to type your quote when you pick up your Grad gown you can email it to If you are planning to do this, follow the instructions below.

A. Put your subject as “(Last Name, First Name) Grad Quote

B. Type your Grad quote in the message “area”.



Find a cute or silly baby photo of yourself for the banquet slideshow and send it to or bring them into Mrs. Perkis in the art room to get it scanned!
(Note: If you are sending an email, please include your first and last name)


We are looking for people who would like to MC at the banquet! If you would like to speak during the banquet come talk to the foods teacher Mrs. Kachkar for sign up!


More updates will be posted soon!


Scholarships to Apply For this Month…

Here are a selection of scholarships you might be interested in applying for this month.  Good luck everyone.


Mar 01, Joe Couillard Memorial Scholarship, 2 x $1,000 + 2 x $500,

Mar 01, John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation Memorial Scholarship, up to $350,

Mar 01, NOVA Chemicals Bachelor of Science Award [Red Deer College], $1,000,

Mar 04, Miller Motors (The Patriquin) Fund Award [NAIT], $2,250,

Mar 10, Quest for Excellence School Bursary Program (Re/Max of Western Canada), $1,000,

Mar 15, Dr. Ed O’Conor Scholarship (St. Francis Xavier University), $5,000 (renewable for four years),

Mar 20, Anthem Essay Contest, up to $2,000,

Mar 27, Emerson Drive Music and Digital Design Scholarship [Grand Prairie Regional College], $500,

Mar 30, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, $500,

Mar 31, Agnes Jacks Ringette Scholarship, $1,000,

Mar 31, Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship [College of the Rockies], $1,000-$7,000,

Mar 31, Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award, $2,000-$6,000,

Mar 31, Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship, $1,000,

Mar 31, Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarship, 8 x $2,000,

Mar 31, Retail as a Career Scholarship, 1 x $5,000 + 25 x $1,000,

Mar 31, Tim Hamilton Memorial Scholarship for Visual Art Programs [Red Deer College], $1,000,

Mar 31, Windspear Fund Scholarship for Advanced Classical Music, $1,000 – $6,000,

TUXIS Parliament of Alberta


TUXIS is a model parliament for Alberta youth aged 15 through 21. It is a self-run volunteer organization, and the oldest continually running youth parliament in Canada.  TUXIS is founded upon four aspects: the social, the intellectual, the physical, and the spiritual. TUXIS is non-denominational and welcomes youth of all belief systems.


There are five conferences throughout the year, usually in February, April, May, September, and November.  Each begins on Friday night and ends on Sunday afternoon. Conferences are used to plan for Session, the week of debate that takes place December 26-31, and allow the TUXIS community to come together for a weekend of fun and friendship.

At conferences, members participate in a practice debate, a planning meeting and a wide variety of programming. Ministers and Deputy Ministers plan activities and discussions for programming that include ice breaker activities, active and creative games, charitable work, discussions on world issues, and activities that help members to grow both spiritually and as individuals.


TUXIS is a great place where you can build life-long friendships, gain public speaking and leadership skills, and learn about the world around you.  It is a diverse group of young people that are caring, open-minded, and interested in issues that are important to its members.  Additionally, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer and make a difference in your community!

At TUXIS you will get the opportunity to learn about the world around you, learn about yourself, and have a GREAT time. TUXIS is a place where you can meet some of your best friends and have the time of your life. Most members leave one event counting down the days until the next.


The cost for a conference is $30, or $35 for late registrations. Registration is due one week before the Friday of the conference. Meals and accommodations are included, but extra money can be brought for snacks or merchandise.


If you would like to attend a TUXIS event or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one or all of the following members:

Moira Wyton

Minister of Recruitment

for Central Alberta

1 (780) 913-7089

Carly Russell

Minister of Recruitment

for Southern Alberta

1 (403) 688-5297

Kyle St. Thomas


1 (403) 597-9135

Speak Out Forum 2014


Do you have something to say about the “Education” in Alberta? Then you should join the Speak Out Forum 2014.

Here’s what the description for the conference from their website.

The Speak Out Conference is an opportunity for Alberta’s youth to come together from every corner of the province once a year to discuss their perspectives and ideas on how to improve education.

This year, we will bring together 200 students, aged 14 to 19, to meet with Alberta Education.  Students will have the opportunity to learn more about, and provide input on, the work and initiatives going on within Alberta Education.  We also offer a concurrent conference for chaperones where we will highlight initiatives and give opportunities for input into the future of education in Alberta.

Check out the draft agenda below for more information.

To ensure full provincial representation, there are 40 student seats available for each zone, and representation from a single school/group may be limited to 4 participants. We are looking for students with different backgrounds, opinions, and experiences.  There is no fee to attend the conference and meals will be provided for the duration of the conference. We will provide public transportation on Greyhound buses and accommodations for out of town participants and their chaperones.

The application is now online!  Your application is not complete until we receive your signed Parent/Guardian Consent form with the completed chaperone information.  Every student participant regardless of age (14-19) must come with a chaperone.  A chaperone can bring a group of students when required.

Please send us your signed consent form as soon as possible. We must receive your completed consent form by 4:30 p.m. February 28, 2014, but the sooner the better!  The Speak Out team will send a prize to the first 50 students that submit their signed consent forms.  The Conference fills up fast so apply early to avoid disappointment!

If you would like more information, email us at

What are you waiting for? Register now.

[Music]Kurousa P/White Flame[Review]

Kurousa-P (黒うさP), also known as WhiteFlame, is a popular Vocaloid music writer. Prior to producing Vocaloid music, he had been an active amateur musician for quite some time. He debuted with the release of six Vocaloid songs in a single month, receiving high acclaim for his third song, “Shirayuki”( ~白雪~). His following work “Cantarella” became a hit, establishing his popularity. However, Kurousa-P is best known for Hatsune Miku’s mega-hit “Senbonzakura”, released in 2011.


p.s. Kurausa=”Black Rabbit” in Japanese 🙂

Kurousa P is my favourite song composer. When I was first introduced to Vocaloid in 2009, it was because of the few intriguing songs that got me crazily into it, including famous titles such as Melt(Supercell, or Ryo), When the First Love Ends(Supercell), From Y to Y(Jimmythumb P). All the above titles were Miku songs, so what really stood out was Cantarella, a Kaito song, which I first saw on a friend’s blog. I was amazed by the dance-music like style of this song, and was drawn into the fantastic atmosphere with the animation’s aid. Later on, Kurousa P’s works kept on impressing me. His song has a classical Japanese mood, varying in pace. Kurousa P always include very well piano sessions serving as the songs’ background music, which I really like. It is most profoundly revealed in Senbonzaukra(super fast piano music),and ReAct(a sorrowful yet tantalizing tone).

I’d save the talk and show actual stuff!



Senbonzakura-one of the most famous Vocaloid song that got over 5 million views on both Youtube and Niconico Douga



Senbonzakura covered by 96Neko and Pakota, the top cover of the respective song




A famous chorus




Another famous chorus among his works. I rank this higher than ACUTE.




The second most well done cover(in my opinion), next to 96neko and pakotas Senbonzakura





Original PV. this song, however, became famous through Luka;s version.





Another good cover! Clear, my favorite male singer pretty much did most of it 😀





Cantarella. Warning: incest included





Another cover done by Clear! This time he teamed up with Nero, who has very similar voice range like him.





A different version of Cantarella. The video is done with more effort as well!




Nero’s solo cover! you’ll love it!




McNally Open House is Coming Up!

McNally’s Open House is Wednesday March 19th, from 6pm – 8pm.   Come witness our school spirit by touring our halls, speaking to students, meeting teachers and seeing a variety of student projects.  School open houses are the best way to get a feel for a school and at our open house, you will see why our students are proud of their choice.

International Baccalaureate Information Evening 2014

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Hello there. So you are planning to do the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program eh? Lemme give you some background information about the IB in McNally.

Did you know McNally graduates more Full IB students than any school in the city?  Did you know that McNally offers IB Computing Science, IB Art, IB Dance and IB Sports and Health Science?  No other school in Edmonton has as extensive a selection of academic courses.

McNally will be running two sessions for students interested in learning more about our IB programming.  Come hear about what make’s McNally’s academic program one of the best and most unique in the city.  Both sessions run during our regular open house on Wednesday, March 5th.

Session 1: Wed. March 19th 5:30pm
Session 2: Wed. March 19th 7:00pm

You don’t want to miss this.

TigerSports Weekly Update


Girls Handball Meeting – Tuesday Feb 11 at Lunch in Room 106


CONGRATULATIONS to the McNally Cheer Team for taking another GOLD at their second competition at Victoria.  WOW – we are proud of you!  Good luck at Zones on February 14!


McNally Tigers Sr Men’s Basketball host Harry Ainlay Tuesday Feb 11 @ 5pm, we need your support students and staff to fill the gym and cheer on your Tigers.


Badminton Tryouts are on now.  Details are below!

Badminton Team Tryout Schedule

February 11, 7:15 am – 8:45 am

February 14, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

February 18, 7:15 am – 8:45 am

February 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

February 25, 7:15 am – 8:45 pm

All practices in large gym!


MENS AND WOMENS RUGBY PRACTICES Tuesdays FEB 11/ 18/ 25 @ 7:30pm in Large Gym, Saturday FEB 21 @ 8am in Large Gym, Friday Feb 14 @ 530pm, Training in Preparation for Victoria Trip in Spring


Good luck to the McNally Senior Curling teams as they continue their runs in the playoffs.

Touch of Class 2014

What’s up people! Are you excited for Valentines day? One might say that, I will not do anything that day because I am “single”. But if you are single, don’t worry, you can still have fun that day because that will be our Touch of Class “day”! Woohoo! It is going to be awesome. Thanks to our Student Union Executives for organizing this amazing event on Valentines Day.


This year, you can wear your favorite dress on Valentines day. How cool is that? You get to take a lot of pictures with your friends and classmates and with you teachers too. So what are you waiting for, prepare your awesome dress NOW. Also, tell your friends about it so that McNally will actually look like a “Palace” – of – roaring Tigers? Hmmm! I guess that’s a “good-enough” term to describe our awesomeness. But yeah, spread the word Tigers.


Grad Council February Activities

Hello everyone. Second semester is here. I hope you guys are all enjoying the first couple of days of your second sem. Not only did the new semester start but also it is February which means La La La Love Month fellas. Also, it means that we only have four – O my gosh , that is right – freaking four months left before our Graduation day. Isn’t that exciting?

Below, is the list of activities that the Grad Council is going to do this month.


February 6, 2014 – CRaaaaaaazy Bread Sale. Check out the school’s front foyer on this day (tomorrow) and buy crazy bread. It is only $3. C’mon let’s go crazy craze eating crazy bread!

Scrumptious Delight little cotton candy plush toy

February 14, 2014 – Cotton Candy Sale. Be sweet on Valentines day so give your special someone OR friends OR your teachers a cone/stick of Cotton Candy to show them how much you love them. It’s only $3 so make sure to check out the front foyer for this stuff. It is also a good “thank you” gift to all of the people who made your first semester awesome.


3rd week of February (Specific date TBA) – Bottle Drive in “YAH” neighborhood. On third week of February some of the Grad people are going to collect bottles from their neighborhood.

The Grad Council of McNally High School are in need of helpers for their fundraising activity. Here’s what the Grad Council Officers posted on their page!

Hey Tigers, we are looking for a couple [of] people who have access to a vehicle [in] a Saturday/Sunday afternoon. . .to help us with a bottle drive we are having. The more people who help, the more money we can make for [this year’s] Graduation. Spread the word and [message] us [through Facebook] for more information.

If you are not graduating this year but still want to help out, then come and help the Graduating class this year!

Be helpful!

So, here yah go Tigers. Make sure to check these activities out. Save the date(S). Don’t worry we’ll remind you about these.