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2019-2020 Course Handbook

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Click here to open the 2019-2020 course handbook.

We Will Rock You Tickets!

Posted on: March 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Tickets are $16, $20 or $22 + taxes + Confederation Center fees. Please click here to book your tickets!

Thursday May 9th 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday May 10th 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday May 11th 2019 – 7:30 PM

Forward 300 years into the future and the world is controlled by the Globalsoft Corporation. Conformity reigns. Musical instruments are outlawed, and rock music is unknown. Ruling Globalsoft Corporation and keeping citizens in check is Killer Queen and her police chief, Khashoggi. Enter young misfits Galileo and Scaramouche and a struggle begins for the right to free thought and music.

We Will Rock You (WWRY) is a musical based on the songs of British rock band, Queen and a novel by Ben Elton. Featuring from the more than 20 hit Queen songs, “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and more.

At Colonel Gray Senior High School, we stage musical productions every two years, so it’s with great excitement that 2019 brings with it the chance for students to take to the stage for the experience that many rate as being amongst their best high school memories.

*Please note: This performance is a rental production and discounts offered by Confederation Centre of the Arts are not applicable.

Proudly Sponsored by:

Murphy Hospitality Group

Joel Ives – Century21

United Rentals

Ford Electric

Sean Casey, MP Charlottetown

Holland College

Peake & McInnis Ltd

Long & McQuade

Purity Dairy

Chucker’s Trophies & Awards

Good Guys Autoglass


Home & School April Update

Posted on: March 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, April 2019

1. It’s Time to Register for the AGM

Reminder to register delegates for the PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual General Meeting & Convention, April 13, 2019.
Parents/guardians, Teachers, Administrators, Other School Staff are invited to register for the Annual Meeting & Convention. Local Home & Schools are encouraged to pay registration fees, travel and accommodation expenses for your delegates to reduce barriers to attending.
Register by: Friday, 29, 2019. Need more info? Call: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

2. Resolutions
Resolutions will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting, April 13th. Review the proposed Policy Resolutions Home and School Associations are asked to review and vote on these resolutions at your next home and school meeting. Each Home and School’s voting delegates should reflect the opinions of the parents, guardians, teachers, and staff in your school.

3. Crossing Guard / Bus Driver Awards

School Crossing Guard of the Year Award recognizes a school crossing guard on PEI for their service in keeping our walking students safe.

Submit nominations by: April 26, 2019.

School Bus Driver of the Year Award recognizes school bus drivers on PEI for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day.

Submit nominations by: May 10, 2019.

4. Welcome to Kindergarten Program
The Welcome to Kindergarten Program is designed to help prepare preschoolers for a positive start to their school journey. Parents and their children attend spring Welcome to Kindergarten orientation sessions at their schools, where they receive early learning and literacy resources and learn how to use them at home. Since 2004, more than 450,000 children and families in Canada have taken part in Welcome to Kindergarten orientations.
Ask about your school’s Welcome To Kindergarten session date or check the Public Schools Branch website at:

Other Community News….

Internet Safety: Parents are encouraged to take the opportunity to talk with their children openly about internet safety. Find additional information about online safety on the Canadian Safety Council website:

National Volunteer Week: Celebrate the value of volunteering April 7-13, 2019.

Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching deadline: April 1st. Cash prizes for individuals / schools. Contact Joanne at: or 1-866-952-3444 or go to:

Universal Design Learning: The goal of UDL is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs. That’s why UDL benefits all kids.–podcasts.html

Home & School February Update

Posted on: February 12th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Click here for the February update.

Final Exam Schedule: Thursday January 24th – Wednesday January 30th

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Thursday January 24th: Math 521A, Math521B, Math521K
Friday January 25th: Block A
Monday January 28th: Block B
Tuesday January 29th: Block C
Wednesday January 30th: Block D
Thursday January 31st: Turn Around Day (No school for students.)
Friday February 1st: First day of second semester.

Please click here to see the full schedule in pdf form.

Please click here to see the final exam protocol.

Please note the following regarding storms or delays.
Thursday is the start of exams with the SMA for our grade 11 math classes. Here are various scenarios:
-If school is canceled: SMA is on Friday and our in-house schedule will be pushed to next week.
-If school is canceled in another family(ies) of schools on Thursday, the same thing happens. This is to insure that all SMA are written on the same day in the province. We would have no students in the building but all staff would be expected to report to work.
– If school is delayed by an hour, the SMA will start an hour later, at 10:00 AM.

Musical Poster Contest: Deadline February 12th 2019

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

We are looking for original artwork for the We Will Rock You Musical poster. It can be created in any medium, but should be in colour. If you are interested, see Mr. Weale in the Art Room. The deadline is February 12. You are encouraged to show drafts of your work to Mr. Weale before submitting a finished piece.

The show is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Globalsoft Corp is in total control. Rock Music is banned. Life is boring. Two young revolutionaries must escape to the wastelands to rediscover Rock and save the day. The show features the music of Queen. Incorporating images of Queen, Freddie Mercury, or other Rock and Roll iconography is one possible direction you could take

Colonel Gray Musical: May 8th – 10th

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Musical Dates: MAY 8-9-10th at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
More information to come.

Home and School January Update

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, January 2019

Healthy School Food Project

Morgan Palmer is working with the Public Schools Branch to develop and pilot a provincial school food strategy. As part of this project three School Food Think Tanks were held across P.E.I. this fall.

The following three video links contain content on this School Food Environment Initiative. Nine schools are prepared to pilot a new school food program for PEI.

* East Wiltshire School Food Think Tank 1

* Kinkora School Food Think Tank 2

* Montague Regional High School Food Think Tank 3

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 66th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 13, 2019. Assistance with writing resolutions is available. Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 31, 2019.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

Start planning in the New Year to celebrate school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 11 – 15, 2019. Home and schools are encouraged to find ways of saying thank you to staff members for their contributions to the lives of our children and youth. Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the

PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is: Jan. 11, 2019. More details are online at:

Annual Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report outlining your Home and School Association’s activities for the 2018-2019 school year. Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2018-2019 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th.

Coalition For Healthy School Food
Canada is the only G7 country without a national school food program. Help us ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food at school.

Sign the E-1957 (Food Policy) Petition to the House of Commons
For more info contact Debbie Field at: | 416 537-6856

2019 Great Big Crunch
The next “official” Great Big Crunch will take place on March 28th at 2:30 p.m. EST. Click here to register your School/Home and School! Find out more here:
”What a fantastic way to celebrate nutrition, raise awareness of various food discussions, and encourage a sense of both school and national unity!” – Salem Elementary School in New Brunswick

Next Meeting: February 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

Semi-Formal Dance: Thursday December 13th 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Semi-formal dance on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m.. Cost is $5 for our students and $7 for a guest.

Grad Photo Rescheduled Appointments

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Attention Grads regarding photos: For those that missed their appointment due to cancellations last week Lifetouch has automatically booked the same times on Dec 7th for Nov 29th appointments and moved Nov 30th appointments to Dec 10th. See photographers in the library if you have questions.