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“Beach Day” for Grade 12’s

Grad Week started today and the seniors called it the “Beach Day”. Grade 12’s got wet, enjoyed the sun and enjoyed splashing water to each other. It was a really good lunch time although not everyone had the opportunity to throw a water balloon to someone.

Thank you so much for all the Grade 12’s who participated in this Grad event. Please continue to participate in other Grad week activities.

Check out some cool photos below.

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30 Hour Famine Executive Position Application

Hello everyone! I hope you guys are enjoying your spring break! It’s April! We’re two months away from our summer vacation.

Just a reminder for those of you guys who wants to be a part of the Executive position for the 30 Hour Famine next year, applications will be opening next week! This year we are changing things up a bit.

 

1. If you are applying for the position. You need to send your up-to-date resume.

2. List extra-curricular activities that you are currently involved in.

3. Statement of interest. (In less than 500 words, please state why you want to be a part of the 30 Hour Famine Executive)

 

There are four open positions for the Executive team! So what are you waiting for, apply now. Use Google Drive to save paper and come on it’s more accessible.

Deadline for submission will be on April 9, 2014. No exceptions! Share your application to j.tomas1@share.epsb.ca and d.truong5@share.epsb.ca.

Good luck!

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…

1. GRAD SONG

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

 

2. GRAD QUOTE

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 j.tomas1@share.epsb.ca. 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”.

 

3. GRAD “BABY” PICTURES

Find a cute or silly baby photo of yourself for the banquet slideshow and send it to mcnallybabyphotos2014@hotmail.com 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)

4. GRAD BANQUET MC

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!

Halloween at McNally High School

Halloween is over but let us have a recap on how did the Tigers celebrate their Halloween this year.

Last October 30 to November 1, 2013, the Students Union headed by their President Alex Kwan led some ‘Halloween’ activities for the students at McNally. Some activities were as follows.

1. Haunted Den

The Tigers Den was turned into a ‘haunted den’ and I heard some people say that the S.U. did really well on making it scary for some people. The  ‘haunted den’ was designed by the Vice President of McNally Students Union External, Bill Huang. He was the head of the ‘Haunted room’ but some S.U. members helped to make the ‘haunted den’ happen. According to some source, there were some issues regarding the room. Some said the the ‘scary’ music in the room was so loud but other than that everything worked really well. The S.U. sold some Halloween cupcakes during the Halloween celebration in front of the Tigers Den. The ‘haunted den’ lasted for three days. It was also visited by some elementary students that are part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program on October 31, 2013. There were some unexpected things that happened on the ‘haunted den’, according to a source a random guy who was checking out the ‘haunted den’ was accidentally punched. According toe Jesse Krepakevich, “Renne Luong was the fellow who took the blow, as for the guy who hit him we don’t know. They were in a group and it was dark there wasn’t really any physical harm, but Renne didn’t feel up to being in there anymore.”

2. Halloween Costume Contest

And there was more. Halloween celebration at McNally is not complete without the annual Halloween costume contest. This years competition was a bit less entertaining compared to last year but the costumes of students this year were totally amazing. Even the teachers at McNally did a lot of effort in designing their Halloween costumes. A great example for that were the some of the Math and Science teachers of McNally High school, they dressed up as elements in the Periodic Table. Students joined the costume contest which was held in the large gym of the school during lunch time on October 31, 2013. There were also some ‘parlor games’ during the costume competition and there were some prizes that were awarded to those fortunate students who won the costume awards. Some costumes that stood out or at least the people that has unique costumes includes the guy who dressed up as Macklemore, the guy who dressed up like a pig, a Grade 1o student named ‘Ravia’ who dressed up as the ‘human version’ of the book “50 shades of Gray”. Although every costumes were unique a group of students who dressed up as the characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s Great Gatsby. The students who was part of the ‘Great Gatsby group’ were Bill Huang, Sharon Huang, Chloee Kwan, Demi Truong, Jesse Krepakevich and Vishay Shankar. 

(More pictures are coming up soon)

Senior Womens Volleyball Update

Written by : Rubani Singh

The senior womens volleyball team has been doing fantastic this season in. They won the consolation prize at their first tournament. Last tuesday they had their first league game at McNally and they killed or as they like to call it, they “glazed it!” Today, 8th october 2013 they played their second league at McNally High School and had some very cheerful supporters which according to the team players were very much appreciated. Our team almost win but lost by a couple points today. They are not giving up and are going to fight through and bring more victories back to McNally. Senior Women Volleyball are “nothing but the best!”. Roar!

Do you want to see their pictures? Check it out soon.

 

McNally’s Walk for Water 2013

Last October 11, 2013, around 400 students participated in the third annual Walk for Water of McNally High School. The walk was started by watching videos about the problems regarding water around the world – mostly among the Third World countries – in the large gym of the school. The Walk was organized by the Student’s Union of McNally, headed by the Student’s Union President, Alex Kwan. According to an interview of Bill Huang, one of the Vice Presidents of S.U., said, “For Walk for Water, the executive committee were the ones that put lots of hard work into organizing the [event]. There were few that worked especially [it was] hard to make sure the event goes as planned. The teachers that were involved were Mrs. Plant, Miss. Tait and Mrs. Fiebich.” The route was shortened this year due to some reasons, last year it was around 8 kilometer walk but this year it was only about 6 kilometers. The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness about water issues around the world.

I asked some people about what they think about the walk and here is what they said:

“I think it goes for everyone, Walk for Water was a success. At first, we were panicking because only 60 students have registered in the first 3 days. But as we moved onto the deadline, more and more students came piling into the Tiger’s Den to hand in their forms! Things got a little out of hands during some parts of it, but overall, I think the experience was well worth it. What surprised me was that the pump Mr. Skoreyko was preparing broke down so we had to walk to the shore to get water, which I think was a even more impacting experience.”

– Bill Huang, Grade 12

“[Laughs], it was quite the experience lifting a 42 lbs Jug, I mean it was my final year and I wanna make it count. All in all I was pretty impressed from the planning to the huge success of our third annual walk for water :’)”

-Ka Yin Tsang, Grade 12

“Great events bring great achievements to the school. This was one of them.”

-Tushar Malhotra, Grade 12

There you have it, and it was totally another successful event of McNally High School.

For Grade 10’s and 11’s I encourage you to participate in this awesome and meaningful event for the next year and continue to make a difference.

If you were not able to do the walk, well do not worry since McNally High School will have more events like this in the coming months. If you want to know more about the future events of McNally, just keep checking our website. I hope to see you all in the next event.

Tiger Pride is Vocalized at the First Football Game of the Season

(Photos are taken by Juliver Tomas)

The McNally student body was hyped after the recent Football victory between the McNally Tigers and our arch rivals; The Wagner Warriors.

The Tigers begun the season with a victory of 17-14, though the odds were not in our favour at the beginning of the game. After the proceeding pep rally, the Tigers had a large supporting audience which cheered throughout the entire game with continuous chants and loud thunder sticks.  However the game was not all positive for there were several injuries including #1 runningback Jeremiah who had hurt his knee attempting a play. “Jeremiah is a very intelligent and athletic runningback, him being hurt is a direct hit to the team. It doesn’t mean we’re any less of a team if he’s out, It just means more passing games than running games.” stated Tafara Nemutambwe, McNallys current slot back, quarterback and defensive back.  It isn’t confirmed if he will be out for only a mere week or for the entire season.

In order to get more information about McNallys most recent game, Tafara Nemutambwe answered a few questions regarding his team and his plays.

“I feel very good because it[the game] was against a rival school and this win felt better than a regular team. This was more than a game, it was war.”

Though the team started the season off with a win, Tafara admitted that improvement was needed. “Football is a team sport, if one person messes up, the entire team messes up. Penalties and assignments are another problem #nielgwartney”

The team managed some great plays and interceptions. Tafara claims, “I don’t know what my best play was, I had a couple.” Confidence being something that makes a great football player, others being “motivation dedication and intelligence. Willpower too.”

The Tigers are ready for another win at the next game at Clarke Stadium against another high school football team.Be sure to support your team and show some Tiger pride at the next game!

Treat It Like Your House: Housekeeping at McNally

Entering the third year at McNally, I am quite confident that if anyone asks me: “is your school decent?”, I can simply answer “Yes, I love it.” to this question. Our school, McNally High, is a good place indeed. We’ve got great teachers, marvelous students, a variety of extracurricular programs and sports teams, exciting SU-held events and lots more.

However, there are still plenty of things that can be done to make McNally a better place for everyone.The problem with littering is one of the issues I want to mention here. Over the past two years I have been observing around the school and discovered an unpleasant phenomenon–garbage is everywhere. Well, some parts of the school are not as bad as the other ones, but places like the Cafeteria and boys’ washrooms(I can only comment on boys washrooms as gender limitations are applied) are not what I would consider the neatest or the cleanest in campus. The cafeteria especially shocks me. After lunch break(which is probably the worst time during the day for all custodians in charge) the scene is often just ridiculous. Opened food-packaging, leftovers, food and drink spills one the tables and the floor, overfull garbage bins(or miss-thrown trashes)…are often seen in this area.

Boy’s washrooms, too, have similar issues but on a different scale. Again we see overfull garbage bins, along with unflushed toilet bowls and urine bowls, urine spills on toilet lids, seats, and the floor. You got the image in your head. Another story is that on last Friday I tripped twice on water spills, both located in the main floor. Ouch!

McNally is a great school and where I really enjoy being at. I am sure that many of you feel the same way as well. So please, I sincerely suggest that we should do something to change this. Throw your trash INTO the TRASH CANS(or garbage cans/bins, whatever you call them). If your can’t get it in from far, don’t even think about it. Rather, WALK to them and do the deed. After you eat at the Cafeteria, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN TABLE because there might be people after you who need to use it. When you see liquid spills, report to the custodians or else someone like me might trip on it and injury, and that’s not funny. When using the washrooms(especially to guys) please do your best to keep the place clean. Flush the toilet AND toilet bowl after usage. Again throw your paper towel INTO the bin. When the bin is full, you tell the custodians rather than throw it onto the floor because custodians might be too busy to notice…Lots and lots to talk about, but I believe you as students at McNally are clever and considerable enough to act and think while enjoying your daily school life.

Let’s work together for a better McNally!

McNally M.A.S.S.I.V.E

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Leader : Ka Yin Tsang (Grade 12)

Description : McNally MASSIVE (McNally’s Active Students Servicing in Volunteer Events) is a club that allows students from McNally to be involved with their community through volunteering. The past years have been a success because of the amount of involvement from our student body outside of the school community. This particular clubs deals with charitable and non-profit organizations, where we go out and search for these opportunities to contribute back into our society. The reason McNally continues on with this club is for students to have fun during their volunteer experience, along with gaining some hands on experiences that may be career defining. By volunteering, you don’t only get experience with people, but also expand your network! Overall I think the most important thing about this club is that you are able to HAVE FUN!

If anybody has any questions or is interested, feel free to find me through Facebook and join our McNally M.A.S.S.I.V.E. group

Or contact me directly at : Kayin.tsang7@gmail.com

Have fun volunteering!