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Mustangs in Blue (MIB)

Belong.  Elevate.  Respect.
Staff coordinators

Ashley MacIntyre

Kristen Kilgour

Students involved in Mustangs in Blue (MIB) will act as Link Leaders in the school and will help with the preparation, organization and coordination of the Gr. 9 Orientation day each year on the first day of school.  Link Leaders will also touch base and coordinate activities with the Gr. 9 group as a means of staying in touch and offering support to our new students as they navigate high school.

Here are some tips that every Grade 9 should know (as written by MD students):
  • Ask questions!
  • Don't be afraid because everyone is in the same position
  • Get to know your way around the school (it's a square)
  • Be prepared for peer pressure
  • Be yourself - don't forget who you are
  • Try new activities (don't stress about fitting in)
  • Get ready for LOTS of homework
  • Try to avoid gossip/drama's a waste of time
  • Prepare yourself well for exams
  • Write down your locker number and combo and ensure you confirm this info with first period teacher
  • Choose friends wisely
  • Develop good homework habits
  • Exams aren't that bad...if you study!
  • Start accumulating your community hours early
  • Treat others like you want to be treated
  • The older kids aren't mean
  • Go to Wilderness North!
  • Make new friends
  • Think before you act
  • Don't fight with teachers
  • Teachers want to help you do your best
  • Don't slack
  • Accept everyone (we are all more similar than you think)
  • Try to make friends with people in different groups
  • Don't be afraid to take risks and leap
  • Don't black hallways
  • Don't be late, don't skip
  • Don't let others hold you back, take in every experience
  • You need to sign out of the office if you are leaving school (make sure your parent calls the attendance line)
  • When you miss a class, it is YOUR responsibility to catch up
  • Keep your notes organized
  • Come prepared for class
  • Use your phone for learning
  • You get out of high school what you put into it
  • Stand quietly for O Canada and announcements, if you get caught in the halls
  • Clean up after yourself