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Extra-Curricular Activities 2013-2014

Activities and Clubs

Miles Mac Angling Club – Mr. Au, Mr. Riley – Spring - Students will meet periodically from February-March and weekly from April 1- May 31st. Students will learn about water stewardship, Manitoba waterways, conservation, fish species, and fishing techniques. Students in the club will take part in shoreline clean-ups as well as various fundraisers to support various charities. The Miles Mac Angling Club will be fishing twice a week in May that culminates with our Miles Mac Buckeyes Angling for a Cure derby in which 100% of the monies raised will be donated to charity.

Art Club – Ms. Zurawsky - During Semester 1: Art Club will meet every Thursday to work on creative projects while trying new techniques, approaches and art media. Open to all students and staff.

CHESS Club – Mr. Dentry -  Lunch hours all year.

Cultural CircleMr. Zimarino, Ms. Myers Piske, Ms. Alexander - The Cultural Circle is a group that gets together twice a month between October and May.  We include all cultures from Miles Mac and view the world from the aboriginal perspective with various activities such as; sharing circles, smudges, medicine wheel teachings, seven sacred teachings, field trips, a mentorship program with Prince Edward School, etc.  Students also have an opportunity to earn half to a full high school credit simply through participating.  All students are welcome to join.

FAITH Club (Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship) – Ms. Cockriell

Grad Committee - Ms. Beebe - meets once a week all year to plan and organize the graduation dinner and dance. 

Grad Fashion Show –Ms. Beebe, Ms. Ybanez  - under Grad Committee

Good Neighbours Fashion Show – B. McConaghy – April to October - Students are invited to work together with the members of Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in the planning and preparation of their annual fundraising Fashion Show

GSAMr. Morin-Fournier, Ms. McCrindle, Ms. Catalano Lunch hours once per week - GSA's are a youth leadership organization that connect LGBTTQA* youth to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. Within the GSA, the students choose how much we do or don't do, such as:

    *create safe environments in schools for students, 
    *educate the school community about homophobia, transphobia, gender identity and sexual orientation issues
    *fight discrimination, harassment, and violence within schools

Key Club Mrs. Pellaers, Mrs. Mathu – All year - Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Lit Mag Ms. McMaster – A full year activity which produces a professional grade publication of student writing, art, and photography.

Peer Tutors – Ms. McConaghy – All year - MMC students in grades 10,11,12 are invited to participate in providing tutorials in a variety of academic courses, either during lunch or after school to other MMC students.

Photography Club - Mr. Morin - This club will be looking into the basics and moving into intermediate topics of photography.  The foci of the club will be DSLR operation, exposure and composition.   All members must have a DSLR camera and must be prepared to take many pictures... 

Reach for the Top - Mr. Fritzsche, Ms. Propp - The program is a nationwide trivia game for high school students.  The questions are a mix of pop culture and curriculum based. Competitions features teams of 4 and we play inter school and in the provincial league against other schools.  We meet on Thursdays at lunch and play/practice and usually have at least three tournaments a year.

Recycling Club - Mr. Best - Empty recycling bins from around school weekly (September to June) and organize activities around Earth day/week, or at other times as desired by members

Running for Fun and Fitness – Ms. Catalano – in the fall - this is a non-competitive running club for students and staff who want to get in shape and enjoy the company of others.

Seniors Christmas Dinner - Ms McConaghy, Ms. Propp, Mr. Morin-Fournier - November to December - MMC students are invited to participate in the planning and preparation of a Seniors Christmas Dinner for over 150 citizens from the community.  Students work together with members of the MMC Student Council Team and the Winnipeg Regional Health & Wellness Team.

Ski Trip – Mr. McDonald - Ski/Snowboard Trip to the mountains in February.

STUCO - Ms. Kaegi, Ms. Propp, Mr. McDonald - All year - Student council is responsible for many events throughout the school year, including talent shows, spirit weeks, pep rallies and other school-wide activities.  Student council members also attend WeDay and take part in a number of Free the Children awareness campaigns

Table Tennis Club - Mr. Riley - twice per week throughout the year in Gym B during lunch hours.

Vietnam Orphanage Club – Ms. McConaghy, Ms. Do – All year - The Vietnam Orphanage Committee is a committee that meets twice a month to discuss fundraising ideas in order to raise funds to support an orphanage in southern Vietnam. Iconic fundraisers include the committee’s weekly pizza and popcorn sales. It has been a part of Miles Macdonell for many years and the impact that the committee has on the orphanage is quite significant.

Wilderness Club - Ms McMaster, Ms Catalano.  We run three excursions a year:  a fall camping trip, a winter XC ski trip and a spring hiking/water adventures trip.  Other activities to be added based on student interest.

Yearbook – Ms. Cockriel, Ms. Zubricki – All Year - Organization and development of the yearbook.

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) – Ms. Do – Youth in Philanthropy is a committee that meets once a week. The committee is one of many across Winnipeg that are a part of this program associated with the Winnipeg Foundation. It is given $5000 to grant out to different charitable organisations across the city. The committee chooses a focus area that they would like to target in the organizations, contacts and attends site visits at the organization and meets to discuss where they would like to grant this money in order to make a difference in their local community. The committee also distributes shoeboxes to be filled with toys and sent to developing countries for the Christmas season and knits hats in order to sell and further impact the local and global community in a positive way.