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Meet the Teacher: September 19th, 7:00

Posted on: September 16th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

School Photos: September 19th – 20th

Posted on: September 16th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald
Make it simple by ordering your portraits online using the Picture Day ID: IQ959115QP  for Colonel Gray and your child’s first name to get started.  If you prefer to order on paper, we will be sending an order form home as well.

Colonels Night at UPEI

Posted on: September 12th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

The UPEI Panthers are proud to welcome students, families,
and staff of Colonel Gray High School to our first “Colonels
Night at UPEI”, taking place this Friday, September 13, 2019.
All are invited to join us at our UPEI Women’s Soccer and
UPEI Men’s Soccer games versus Acadia University at 5:00 pm
and 7:15 pm at the UPEI Turf Field, and at our UPEI Men’s
Hockey game versus the Université de Moncton at 7:00 pm
at MacLauchlan Arena.
All attendees will be presented with a 2-for-1 coupon to attend a
regular season home game of one of our Panther varsity teams.

Click here for the pdf poster.

Welcome Back!

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

First day of school for students in Thursday September 5th!

Important Information For Graduates

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Please click here to view the 2019 Graduation Memo. Please note after you click on the link, a rotate icon will appear in the top right of your screen.

Home and School June Update

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News – June 2019

Congratulations Provincial Heritage Fair students!

In recognition of the excellent work of students, the PEI Home and School Federation awards specialty prizes in the Provincial Heritage Fair. Congratulations to:

  •  Seamus Studer, Athena Consolidated School  TOPIC: Bops (My great-grandfather)

My project was all about my great-grandfather Orville Vincent Studer, AKA Bops.  I chose this topic because I think that more people should remember all the soldiers that fought in wars and I wanted to know more about him. Bops was part of the Canadian Army in the 8th Recce Squadron.  His job was to go behind enemy lines during WWII to gather information.  Even though I never had the honour to meet my great grandfather, through this project I feel closer to him and better understand some of what he went through in the war to allow me to enjoy the life I have.

  • Emma MacDougall, Central Queens TOPIC: My Great Grandmother Was a War Bride

My Heritage Fair project was about my great grandmother Isabella MacDougall, a war bride from Dundee, Scotland, P.E.I. When my great grandmother was in school WWll had started and her and others were suddenly evacuated out to a farm just outside of Aberdeen, Scotland for about a month before Isabella’s mother decided it was best to go back home. While in Scotland she met her husband Roland at a local ice skating rink, a Canadian soldier. They married in Dundee, Scotland in 1946. Isabella travelled on the R.M.S. Aquitania ship across the North Atlantic Ocean, to Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Roland met her at Pier 21 and they travelled to their home in Tyne Valley, P.E.I.  They had four sons: Gordon, Gary, David, and Ian MacDougall. Sadly my great grandmother passed away from a stroke on November 23, 2013, in her 87th year.


School Bus Driver Awards will be presented before the end of the school year in recognition of bus drivers who keep our children safe while travelling on the bus to and from school throughout the school year. Recipients names will be posted at: following presentations.

Parent Leadership Program

Read about Parent Leadership Projects, 2018-2019


June is an excellent time to hold Home and School elections for new board members who will work to prepare for the next school year. If you need guidance, contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 /

Annual Meeting & Convention Reports

The 66th Annual Meeting & Convention minutes, final resolutions, Round Table and other summaries have been compiled and posted online at:


More Community News…..

~ Summer Reading is Important and Fun: Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Data from our Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition shows that only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17 have heard of the Summer Slide!  84% of kids ages 6-17 and 96% of parents agree that reading books during the summer helps kids during the school year! 

  • Take kids to the library
  • Bring books on trips and vacations
  • Get books from your local bookstore, library, school book club or book fair
  • Start series so there are multiple books to read
  • Build reading into your daily summer routine or schedule

~ Kiwanis Student Award    The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown has teamed up with Martin Rutte, International speaker, and co‐
author of the New York Times Business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, to challenge Island youth to build a better world. They have established an award for students for this school year – one $100 award available for each school. Find more details at:  Student Leadership Award

Final Exams: Monday June 10th – Friday June 14th

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Final Exams: Monday June 10th – Friday June 14th

Please click here to view the final exam schedule.

Please click here to view the final exam protocol.

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