Archive for October, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Student Services:

  • Are you planning to attend UPEI or Holland College next year?  Want to save yourself the $40 – $50 application fee and do on-site admission?
  • Check out the Open House Day at UPEI on Friday between 9 – 1 or the Holland College Day on Nov. 4th.  All students must pre-register for attending the Open Houses, bring a current schedule of courses and either last year’s report card or an unofficial copy of your transcript of marks.


  • Debate club meeting in the lecture theatre Wednesday at noon. All are welcome!
  • Important meeting for all cross country runners today at 11:45 in room 139.
  • Key Club meeting at noon in room 140.


  • Thank you to all of our staff and student volunteers who made the Wall of Fame Cup a success. Congratulations to Men’s Soccer, who won the banner after defeating Riverview High School 2-0 in the final. Women’s soccer lost in the final to Rural, while our volleyball teams did not advance past the semi-final games.
  • Today is a busy one in athletics with our “AAA” soccer teams heading to Westisle- bus will be here at 3:35 so be at the front of the school ready to go. “A” men’s soccer are in Kinkora- bus leaves at 3:45 from the front of the school.
  • “A” women’s soccer host Westisle at 4:45 on Colonel Gray field. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs. Lindsay know asap. Volleyball hosts Montague, both games at 5 pm. Field hockey hosts Montague at the Cornwall turf at 3:40.
  • Early morning badminton will only be on Friday mornings for the rest of October. 8-8:30. There will be none this Friday as there is no school, but will start back up next week.

Student Council:

  • Tomorrow is scary movie night. Halloween Town and Ghost Busters will be playing in the cafeteria from 6-10pm.


  • IB Physics students are asked to see Mrs. Ronahan today at 11:45 in the IB office for a brief meeting.
  • Grade 10 concert band Tuesday at 8am, grade 11&12 concert band Wednesday at 7:45 am and senior jazz Wednesday at 3:15-4:15.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 2.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Audrey Allan
  • Athletics: Last night in Wall of Fame Cup and league play action, Gray Women defeated Bluefield 2-1. Scoring for the Colonels were Helana Vos and Nicole Doncaster. Player of the game was awarded to Helena Vos. The men tied 4-4. Scoring three goals for the Colonels was Tegan Misener, who was also awarded the player of the game. Jon Alex Vos added a goal to the final score as well.
  • The 13th Annual Wall of Fame Cup has begun, and we’re still looking for some volunteer spots filled. There is a master copy of the volunteer schedule posted in the gym on the wall.
    There will be a mandatory meeting for all volunteers and scorekeepers today at lunch. If you are unable to attend the meeting, see the PE department right away. You are entitled to a volunteer t-shirt if you sign up for a minimum of 2 hour shift.
  • A women’s soccer travels to TOSH today, and will be leaving from the front of the school at 3:45.
  • A reminder that the A boys soccer team is no longer in the tournament this weekend. They play Monday in Kinkora and will be leaving from the front of the school at 3:45.
  • Band: Little Big Band Friday at lunch and Monday morning.
  • Meetings: The debate club meeting is canceled today, and will meet next Wednesday in the lecture theatre at lunch.
  • There will be a grade 11 & 12 IB Relay for Life meeting at 12:00 today in the Library.
  • Pictures: Today or early next week students will receive their Portrait Proofs from Lifetouch School Portrait Studios.  Families are encouraged to follow package instructions and place orders online.  Orders are due by Oct 24th.  Students without a Block A class, please come to the main office to pick up your picture package.
  • Notices: Red Cross Fire prevention tip of the day: If a home fire occurs, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% if the house is equipped with a fire sprinkler system. By installing home fire sprinklers , you can save both lives and property.
  • Can the following students please see Thane Arsenault at the break: Zane Lajeunesse, Maya Singleton, Connor Jones, Sully Birch, Patrick Young, Harrison Trenholm, Joey Hood, Nick Profitt, Matt Power, Yuto  Kitakata.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 1.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Phys. Ed. Dept:

The 13th Annual Wall of Fame Cup begins today! This soccer and volleyball tournament features 32 teams from across Atlantic Canada. Our AAA Colonels will take on Bluefield today in their first games of the tournament- girls play at 4:30 at Co-Op field and the boys play at Gray at 4:45.
There will be a sign up for student volunteers today at 11:40 in the cafeteria by the stage. There are many jobs available with flexible times- you can work the admission tables at the volleyball venues, or help keep things running smoothly at the soccer fields. Games are played here at Colonel Gray and at Charlottetown Rural. Games are going on until late Saturday afternoon. If you’re unable to sign up, please see the PE department this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
Women’s field hockey defeated TOSH last night 3-0..great work ladies!
There will be an open gym time for any boys interested in playing AAA basketball this year on Sunday at 1pm. All are welcome.
Early morning recreational badminton club will run tomorrow morning at 8am. New and old players welcome!
Please see Ms. Tanton if you would like to score for the men’s and women’s volleyball games this weekend.  I NEED spots filled!  Schedule for scorers will be on Ms. Tanton’s door by noon.
RECREATIONAL BADMINTON CLUB will be Friday AM with Ms. Tanton.  Gym opens at 7:45.
Student Council & Clubs

The Debate Club meeting is canceled this Friday, and meet next Wednesday in the lecture theater at lunch.

There is a signup sheet posted outside the student council room for the Ys Men’s Food Drive, Monday October 23rd from 5:30-7:30. Great way to help out the community and build volunteer bursary hours.

Come to Space Club tomorrow at lunch in Room 244. This week’s theme is “It’s NOT a phase MOM”  Hope to see you all


Student Services:

The AARRO Tour is this afternoon in the cafeteria. Grade 11 and 12 students should try to make an effort to explore the displays


Math Dept.

Gr. 11 & 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics please see Mr. MacEwen in room 244 today.


Teachers, today is Supervision Day 6.

October 11, 2017

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Audrey Allan
Student Services Notes:
A representative from Acadia University will be in Student Services on Friday (Oct. 13) at lunch time for any students interested.
There will be a very quick meeting today (Wednesday) at 11:45 in Mr. Cox’s office in Student Services for the Colonel Gray Golf team.
Students and staff are reminded that the coats for kids campaign is now underway. If you have any coats, mitts, scarves, etc please put them in the bin outside Student Services.
Red Cross meeting today at lunch in room 230.
Reminder that this is Fire Prevention Week. Hope everyone will participate in the door decorating contest this week, the theme being Fire Prevention and Safety. Contact your Block D teachers for information.
Are you a grade 10 student looking for some volunteer hours? Look no further – speak with our leadership student, Charity, in the cafeteria today at 12:00 for more information.
Come to Space Disco this Friday at noon in 244, Mr. MacEwen’s room. This week’s theme is “It’s NOT a phase MOM!”
Debate Club Friday in lecture theatre at 11:50, new members welcome.
Student Council Notes:
There is a signup sheet posted outside the student council room for the Y’s Men’s food drive, Monday, October 23rd from 5:30-7:30. Great way to help out the community and build volunteer bursary hours.
Phys. Ed Dept/Sports:
A men and women’s soccer play at KISH today at 5 pm- the bus will leave at 3:45 from the front of the school.
Field hockey will host TOSH at the Cornwall turf at 4:40
Volleyball is at Rural today: women at 5:30, men at 730
Students interested in volunteering for Wall of Fame Cup: there will be sign up in the cafeteria today at lunch

Math Dept:

Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics please see Mr. MacEwen in Rm 244 by Thursday of this week.

Teachers, today is supervision Day 5.

Tuesday, October 6

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by Audrey Allan
Student Services:
There will be a brief meeting for all Loran Scholarship applicants in Student Services at 11:45.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Wall of Fame Cup this upcoming weekend, please see the PE department. Leadership 801 students will have the volunteer schedule and will be filling in time slots this week. This is a great opportunity to give back to your school and watch some soccer and volleyball while you’re at it.
Baseball players are reminded that their jerseys need to be in to Mrs. Lindsay in the gym by the end of the week.
Needed:  Scorekeepers ASAP!  Please contact Ms. Tanton if you can score the boys and/or girls volleyball games.
Math Dept.:
Any grade 11 or 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge please see Mr. MacEwen in room 244 by Thursday of this week
KEY Club meeting today at lunch in Room 140. This is an important meeting and we would like all to attend.
This is Fire Prevention Week. Red Cross is having a door decorating contest for this event with the theme being Fire Prevention and Safety. Block D teachers have been notified of this event and we hope to get lots of involvement in this activity.
Fire Safety tip of the day: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area on every of level of the home as well as in the basement. Did you know that roughly 3 out 0f 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by Audrey Allan
  • Hello there, Colonels! If you want to make a difference in this school, apply to be on the executive of the Student Council. Applications are on the door of the council office and need to be returned to Kristi Stewart or Mrs Cutcliffe by Tuesday. You don’t have to be on the executive to make a difference, though. We meet every Tuesday at lunch in room 213 and all new members are welcome!
  • Dodgeball in the gym at lunch today, make sure to bring a change of clothes and gym shoes.
  • Members of the men’s baseball team please return jerseys to the PE department.
    Any girls interested in playing “AAA” basketball this year are encouraged to go to an open gym practice tonight from 7-9.
  • “A” men’s soccer defeated Evangeline 2-1 last night, while the A girls lost to Montague 3-1.
  • Little Big Band will rehearse today at 12 noon.
  • Happy 68th birthday goes out to Mr. Alisic – he doesn’t look a day over 80!
  • Brief meeting today in room 140 at 11:40 for all attending KEY Leader.
  • The annual Y’s Men’s food drive will be October 23rd, and they are seeking student volunteers to help out with door to door food collection from 5:30 to 7:30. Great opportunity to help out your community and to build up volunteer hours towards the government bursary. Sign up sheet on student council door.
  • Recent changes to the Community Service Bursary now permit students in Grades 10-12 to accumulate volunteer hours, calculated at a rate of $5 per hour. Students need to register at or by calling 368-4640 to accumulate a minimum of 30 hours, up to a maximum of 150 hours. These CSB hours will then be credited to the student’s post-secondary account when starting university or college.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 3.

Colonel Gray Xcountry

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Maine Recap

Congratulations to the Xcountry team on another outstanding showing at the Maine Festival of Champions. This is the fourth time in sixth years that one of the teams has cracked the top ten at this prestigious event, with the girls finishing 10th and the boys not far behind in 19th. This is an impressive feat considering the meet consists of 86 teams from all over New England and the Maritimes. Special shout outs to Nick Robertson for coming in 18th out of over one thousand runners in a new Colonel’s best 5km time of 16:20 and to Emma Germain for being the top Colonel Gray female runner.

Also, the momentum carried nicely into yesterday’s zone meet as all four teams finished first, qualifying for provincials on October 17th. Nick and Emma both set the pace again, finishing first in their races, as did Alexa McQuaid and Isaac McCardle in the Juvenile division. Silver medals went to Samuel Peterson and Milla MacVicar as well.   The team’s next action will take place at the St. F.X. University meet on Saturday, October 14th.

Parent Meeting: October 4th 2017

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

There will be a meeting for any parent of potential 2018 graduates in the lecture theater at 7:00 p.m. on October 4th.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Audrey Allan
  • Little Big Band will rehearse this Thursday at 12 noon.
  • There will be a Free the Children Executive meeting today at lunch in Mrs. Sheppard’s Art room. Be there or be square.
  • Student Council Notes: Colonel Gray trivia in the cafeteria at lunch today for prizes.
  • Tomorrow is Gray Day and dodgeball in the gym at lunch. Wear your school colors and make sure to bring a change of clothes for dodgeball.
  • Hey, Colonels! Would you like to be part of making Colonel Gray a better place to be? Would you like to be a student leader? Now’s your chance. Student council is looking for new executive members. If you think you’d like to be part of the council executive this year, please grab an application from the student council office. We would really like to encourage grade tens and elevens to take part too.
  • Don’t want to be part of the exec? Student council is open to everyone and meets every Tuesday in Room 213.
  • Reminder that Red Cross Club is meeting today at lunch in room 230.
  • Come to the writing centre today after school to meet the new mentors and see what it’s all about! Sessions every Wednesday after school.
  • “A” men and women’s soccer host games tonight, with the boys playing Evangeline at 4:30 on Simmons field and the girls playing Montague at 5 on Colonel Gray field. “A” girls should be on the field ready to start warm up at 4:30.
  • Men and women’s volleyball host TOSH, with the girls playing at 5:30 and the boys at 7:30. We still need one scorekeeper for the 5:30 game and two scorekeepers for the 730 game. Please see Mrs. Lindsay if you are able to help out.
  • Field hockey plays Rural at the Cornwall turf.
  • Baseball meeting today at 11:40 in room 216
  • All baseball players need to bring their jerseys in immediately to Mrs. Lindsay. Their ability to play other schools sports may be impacted if they do not return jerseys as soon as possible.
  • Could the following students please meet in room 117 at the start of lunch: Kristi Stewart, Amanda MacBain, Cassidy Byrne, Nicholas Koughan and Shannon Drew.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 2.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Audrey Allan
  • Come to the cafeteria today at lunch for 70’s trivia.
  • Tomorrow is jersey day and Colonel Gray trivia in the cafeteria.
  • There will be an important Duke of Edinburgh meeting on Wednesday at lunch to sign books. Please bring your DUKE OF E books to the meeting.
  • Little big band will rehearse this Thursday at 12 noon.
  • Any cross country runners who need a ride to Charlottetown Rural for today’s zone meet should meet in Student Services at 11:45.
  • Good luck to our cross-country runners who will be competing in the zone meet today at Charlottetown Rural.
  • Math Club today at lunch in room 244.
  • Last night had seven of our teams competing, mostly at home. The “A” girls lost to Morell while the “A” boys won against Francois Buote. The “AAA” soccer teams split against TOSH, with the men winning 5-3. Field hockey lost to Bluefield 1-0, men’s volleyball defeated Bluefield and women’s volleyball lost to Bluefield.
  • Thank  you to our baseball coaches Mark Gregory and Thane Arsenault for their work with the team this fall. Could all baseball players bring their jerseys in to Mrs. Lindsay as soon as possible, including the Charlottetown Royals jerseys that have not been returned yet.
  • The wellness centre will be closed Thursday and next Tuesday at lunch for all students.
  • Anyone students who want to become score keepers for the VOLLEYBALL (boys and girls) Wall of Fame Cup (Oct. 13-14) please see Ms. Tanton at lunch today. Those who have already signed up please see Ms. Tanton for your schedule.
  • Can the following Key Clubbers please see Mrs. Lee for your key-leader release forms, Ben, Ingrid, Veronica, Hassan, Jacqueline, Forrest and Yaz.
  • A reminder that the Key Club sleep over for sleeping children around the world is this Wednesday. Please contact Mrs. Lee asap if you are still interested in participating and did not get a form.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 1.