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Mustangs in Blue (MIB)


Staff coordinators

Ashley MacIntyre
macintyrea@hdsb.ca

Kristen Kilgour
kilgourk@hdsb.ca

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 ...it'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