April MUR Newsletter

APRIL 2017
260 Redonda St.
Winnipeg, MB R2C 1L6
Murdoch Fashion Technology Presents:
Ph. 204-958-6460 Fax: 204-224-5920
Email: [email protected]
Mr. John Muller
Mrs. Carol Kovacs
Mr. Don Kupiak
RETSD Board Office
PH: 204-667-7130
Classes Resume (Day 1)
Early Dismissal (2:30 PM)
Skills MB Competition
Interview Evening
AP Exams Start
Early Dismissal (2:30 PM)
Signatures Fashion Show
Murdoch’s Got Talent
Athletic Banquet
Go to page 3 for details!
Murdoch MacKay will be participating in
the first ever Tri-School Career Fair on the
evening of April 12, 2017. The event will
be held at Transcona Collegiate, between
6 and 8 PM.
Over 35 participants, including industries,
post-secondary institutions and services,
will be in attendance. It is a great local
opportunity to discuss your future career
possibilities. All students and their
families are welcome.
urdoch MacKay's Fashion
Design & Technology
program will be hosting their
annual fashion show May 17th
and 18th to be held in the Clanscave Gym. The
theme this year is "Infinitely Inspired" which
combines structural components of
architecture with the organic nature of
flowers and gardens. The evening show/
awards night on Thursday, May 18th will be
hosted by QX104's Boss Lady Leanne Cater
and will feature a reception following the
show. Tickets are available for purchase ($3
for matinee shows, $10 in advance/$12 at the
door for the evening show) contact Ms. Miller
or Ms. Blahey-Hasay for more information [email protected] / [email protected]
d.mb.ca / or 204-958-6460 ext.2712
This past month Fashion students from
grades 10-12 volunteered their time at the
annual Nygard fashion show held at the
Kenaston store. These students worked
diligently backstage with professional
models preparing their outfits and helping
to dress them before walking the runway.
Students who are interested and qualify to write Advanced
Placement Exams, should meet in the Murdoch MacKay Library
between 1:15 and 2:20 PM on April 20, 2017. Please see the MUR
website for the AP Exam schedule. Advanced Placement Exams
begin on Monday, May 1, 2017.
Winnipeg, Manitoba April 13, 2017 – Red River College, Notre Dame & Roblin Centre Campuses
This year’s participants from Murdoch MacKay are:
Braiden Dooley (Carpentry)
Grace Minsky (Job Search)
Jody Lovenjak (Precision Machining)
Kelton Shultz (Precision Machining)
Cory Gross (Precision Machining)
Philipp Kister (Welding)
Nicolas Andrews (Workplace Safety)
Aurora Donaldson (Fashion)
Rheanna Hardy (Fashion)
Jade D’Antonio (Fashion)
Matthew Trakalo (Automotive Technician)
Iain Ingram (Prepared Speech)
We wish our competing students and their coaches a successful day!
Murdoch MacKay Graduation
Information 2017
MMC Convocation Ceremony
Wednesday June 28 @ 1:30 p.m.
Hall C – 3rd Floor – RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre
Grads – Gown pick up - (TBA) East Concourse 3rd Floor – Read Signs
Be on 3rd floor by 12:15 p.m. to put on cap & gown and line up. Ms. Beaudin and Ms. Blazek to organize. Gown
return on West Concourse 3rd Floor following Convocation.
Hall C opens at 1:00 p.m. (free admission) all are welcome.
*Note: Convocation will run between 2 - 3 hours
We strongly encourage Grads to make arrangements to stay in the downtown area between Convocation and the
dinner/dance to ensure a prompt start to the Dinner and evening activities.
*Barney Charach Photography will photograph each graduate receiving his or her diploma. Photograph order
forms will be available on site or you can fill out a pre-order form and hand it in at the Barney Charach table at the
entrance to Hall C. Pictures will be mailed out after graduation.
MMC Grad Dinner & Dance
Wednesday June 28 (6:00pm - midnight)
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m. - Dress – Formal
Location: York Ballroom 1 – Winnipeg Convention Centre **Grad Dinner/Dance Tickets will be on sale May 2nd - 5th
(catch up day on May 9th all at lunch hour @ $70.00/ticket (unlimited). Cash or cheque only (post-dated cheques
will not be accepted). After May 9th tickets will be $75.00 (cash only) to be sold on specific catch up days only (TBA)
at lunch hour. Ticket refunds available until June 23 rd at noon.
*Grad Dinner Seating – Not assigned seating (plenty of seats/tables available) *
Reserved Family table of 10 available upon request with 10 ticket(s) purchased.
** Tickets will not be sold if students have any outstanding fees (i.e. Student fees, Overdue Library fees, Athletic Fees,
* Special Meals – (under age 10) option available ($35.00)*
*Vegetarian / Allergy options available (please request at time of ticket purchase)
* If paying by cash, please try to have exact change *
*All Graduates must present a completed Designated Driver form at the time of ticket(s) purchase. Students will be
ID‘d upon arrival at the Convention Center and if 18+ they will be wrist-banded for purchasing alcohol.
DD Forms will be mailed out in April and made available on the MMC website. Any questions see or call Mr.
Simpson @204-958-6460 or email [email protected]
River East Transcona School Division
International Program
he River East Transcona School
Division offers an International
Education Program for students
from many diverse countries who
wish to complete a portion of their studies
in Canada. Your own family will have the
opportunity to introduce an international
student from another country to Canadian
life and develop a lifelong, international
If you would like to learn more about
hosting an international student, please
contact us at [email protected] by email or by telephone at 204-667-7130 and
ask for “Homestay”.
You can also view our Program website at
We are seeking Homestay families for the
2017 - 2018 School Year who are willing to
share their home with an international
student during his or her studies with us.
(Homestay families should live within
RETSD school division boundaries or
Riverdale area.)
Open your doors to an international
student to share your own culture As well, you and your family can learn
about another culture!
We are currently in need of families for
junior and senior high school-aged students
for September 2017 and onwards.
Murdoch Celebrates Pi Day!
(3/14) March 14th, also know as Pi day, was an exciting day here at Murdoch MacKay! Pi is a very important
value in Mathematics as it is the ratio of any given circle’s circumference and diameter. Many people remember
π as an irrational number, which means the decimal is non-terminating. Therefore the digits never actually come
to an end. 3.141592653………. so on, and so on.
Our grade 9 Math students participated in an activity to celebrate this mathematical holiday. Each student in
every grade 9 math class was responsible for constructing their own bar graph to represent a section of exactly
twenty digits of π.
We ordered each of their designs to form a continuous pattern of π digits. We had 165 students take part in
total and at 20 digits a piece, we were able to graph exactly 3300 digits of π! Their impressive ‘city scape’ style
designs formed from the continuous π digits span the entire Math hallway at Murdoch!
Lastly, Pi day wouldn't be the same if we didn't take some time to enjoy some eatable Pi(e) and ice cream as
well. It was a great day!
merican Sign Language Club will be offered to students twice
a week during the second half of lunch hour twice a week during
the months of April and May. Students will learn the alphabet,
numbers and some basic signs and communication sentences.
WHERE: Murdoch MacKay Theatre
WHEN: Starting April 10th, 2017. Every Monday and Wednesday.
See you there!
The Clansmen hockey team had a very successful 2016-2017 hockey season. All year they were atop the standings in
the Price division and came up one point short of first place to rivals Leo Remillard in the regular season.
The team had nine returning players and seven rookies on this year’s team. With a good mix of veterans and rookies,
the team had a combination of skill, speed, and size. The team’s success was a result of solid team play, good goaltending,
stingy defence, and forwards that all contributed to our scoring.
Some highlights of the season include our record of 19 wins and only 5 losses. Mitch Lyons was the teams leading
scorer during the regular season with 33 points. Goalie Dylan Arnold led the league in shutouts (2), wins (12), and was
second in the league with a G.A.A of 1.93. The team saw seven players selected to participate in the WHSHL All Star game.
Forwards Mitch Lyons, Zach Tessier, Sam Yackoboski, defenceman Kelton Schultz, Jody Lovenjak, Matt Howlett and goalie
Dylan Arnold all represented the team.
The Clansmen continued their season success into the playoffs sweeping St. Norbert in the first round, two games to
none. The team faced Leo Remillard in round two and completed a two-nothing sweep of the Voyageurs. In the Price
division championship, Murdoch played Linden Christian and went on to sweep the series 2-0 to win the WHSHL
Championship. Zach Tessier was named series MVP. The team only allowed 3 goals the entire playoff run.
Boys from the hockey team did a great job in
helping with our school Hamper deliveries this
Christmas. With the donations from staff and
students, they delivered to three families and
our hockey team also organized a hamper to
deliver to a fourth family (pictured on left).
Thanks to those who donated items for the
hampers. All the families were extremely
thankful for the contributions that made their
Christmas more enjoyable.
Bryce Skelton, Kelton Schultz, Noah Ellis, Dawson St. Pierre
Clansmen Basketball Report
The Murdoch MacKay Varsity Boys Basketball team had a great season in the Tier 2 division of KPAC – the boys
eventually won the KPAC Tier 2 Championship with a hard fought 73-68 come from behind victory over arch rivals,
Transcona Collegiate. Congratulations to all members of the team on a job well done!
Our JV Girls team had an excellent season as they finished fourth in the Tier 2 KPAC league – the girls lost a tough
semi-final game at home to Kildonan East. This group was made up equally of Grade 9 and Grade 10 girls and they
joined together very well and great teammates and great friendships were made.
Our Grade 9 Boys had a long and difficult season in the KPAC Grade 9 League. The boys were committed to coming to
practice and worked hard, but their skill set is still developing; the losses were difficult and the wins were few. More
importantly though, the boys learned about commitment, respect, and how to be a good teammate. These qualities
will benefit them, and their basketball skills, in the future.
Our JV Boys Basketball team lost a tough game to Miles Mac in the KPAC quarter-finals. The boys played in the KPAC
Tier 1 Division for the second straight year and they competed and matched up well at that level.
Our Varsity girls team had a good season as well. They stayed committed and worked hard for the entire season and
they grew as a team and had some great team wins along the way!
A big thank you to all of the coaches of these teams who put in countless hours. Without their time and effort we
would not be able to run these programs for our student athletes.
**Thanks to all parents, family, friends, and Staff who came out and supported Clansmen Basketball this year. **
Submitted By: D. Simpson,
Murdoch Basketball Coordinator
Murdoch Athletic Updates
Badminton tryouts have begun here at Murdoch – they began on March 20 and will continue
until the KPAC Championships which take place the week of April 24-27.
Girls Soccer and Boys Soccer tryouts will begin in April – sign up sheets have been up for awhile
and tryouts and practices for both teams will begin in April in preparation for the KPAC Soccer
Championship tournament which traditionally begins in May. Lets hope that we have an early
Spring so we can get outside!
Murdoch MacKay
Brandon Jazz Festival:
After a longer-than-anticipated drive due to inclement
weather, our Jazz Band arrived in Brandon on March
17, and had a fantastic opportunity to listen to Jazz
Bands and Vocal Jazz groups from all over the province;
even some bands from Saskatchewan and Alberta. The
Friday night concert was outstanding, featuring the
Brandon University Big Band, The Dirty Catfish Brass
Band, and Torontonian musical monsters, The Shuffle
Demons. Students left the concert inspired and tired,
ready for a good night’s sleep. Early breakfast the next
day got us ready and energized for a performance at
8:30 AM, which went very well indeed. Positive and
honest praise from the adjudicators was the result, as
well as some great advice about how to take our
performances to the next level. Brandon Jazz Festival –
what a success! Thanks to the band for making it so
enjoyable, and thanks also to our chaperones Ms.
Street and Ms. Belton for sharing the fun!
Optimist Festival:
Murdoch’s Concert and Jazz Band were both very
successful in the last week of February, and learned
lots from listening and working with professional
musicians at the International Optimist Festival. We
received very positive feedback from the
adjudicators, and gave a good show! Murdoch’s
Concert Band played a piece entitled “Snakes!” which
had some very unique instrumental techniques and
tried to capture the essence of everything slithery
and serpentine. Our Jazz Band played a lovely ballad
from the 1960s movie “The Americanization of
Emily”; the adjudicator couldn’t get enough.
We look forward now to our Spring Concert, and hope to share
our successes and learning with you on May 25!