The purpose of the Student Parliament is to provide a means for student expression in school affairs and to give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills. They can also create and interpret policies concerning clubs and social activities and, hence, increase the over-all welfare of their school. Other duties include assisting faculty and administrators in all efforts to improve the school, to encourage and maintain school spirit, and to improve relationships among students, teachers, administration and parents. The Student Parliament plans, promotes and hosts social activities for Middle and Senior Years students such as school dances, parties, Spirit Week, Deaf Awareness Week, fundraising, etc...
2013-2014 Student Parliament:
Prime Minister - Frank Nausigimana
Deputy Prime Minister - Fernando Friesen
Minister of Finance - Ayesha Tasneem
Minister of Publications - Christopher Mellecke
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs - Donnelle Chartrand
Minister of Entertainment - Brenna Koskie/Jaden Mazur
Minister of Sports - Tylo Broszeit/Summer Halcrow/Cody Remillard
Our 2014-2015 yearbooks are here!
If you are interested, they are on sale for $20.00 each.
We are currently working on the 2015-2016 yearbook, which will be published in the fall of 2016. These books will provide valuable memories as students look back at their time spent at MSD.
Over the years, MSD has published multi-year books. If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook from previous years we have listed the prices below. Remember they are sold on a first come, first serve basis, until they are gone. Hurry and get yours soon!
MSD students have the privilege to enjoy music through moving vibrations of drumming. Many students have crafted their own drums in our Woods shop. MSD staff, as well as specialized African drummers and Japanese instructors from the Japanese Cultural Centre have contributed to the drumming program.Over the years, the MSD drumming troupe has performed for various distinguished audiences.
MSD Hand Drum Ensemble
By Jim Coleman
Drumming Club group picture 2014
Drumming Club group picture 2011
On May 2nd, the MSD Hand Drum Ensemble performed at the Manitoba Legislative Building as part of the Manitoba Legislative Musical Performances celebrating Music in Manitoba Schools Month. As the director of the ensemble, I led the group of staff and students. We performed for an audience consisting of the general public , the media, the Manitoba Legislative Ministers and staff, 5 other school musical groups and several former MSD staff members. Honourable Peter Bjornson introduced our drumming group explaining our way of applauding with wavy hands. Our performance “Polyrhythms”, which was the maximum allotted length of 10 minutes, received a round of waving hand applause. Our exceptional performance was the result of our month long practices at noon and after school. After the performance, many people acknowledged our efforts by offering their thanks and appreciation of our group. Even the music leaders of the other schools gave us the thumbs up! We all truly felt great after this experience!
After the performance, we were chosen to receive a huge poster of the event which listed the names of the schools that performed that day. This poster is now being displayed at the front office at MSD. A short video of part of our performance and photographs will be posted on our MSD webpage. Our drumming ensemble has also been invited for a tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building in the morning on June 21st. After the guided tour, we will be going to an Ethiopian restaurant for lunch in the afternoon in Osborne Village. Special thanks goes to Erica Weselowski for being my ears for listening for misplaced drum beats and to Michael Austria for practicing/supervising my drumming group afterschool while I worked with students individually on their solos, duos and etc... It will be sad to see most of these drumming students graduate this year, but hopefully they will continue to drum with the ensemble in the future. Perhaps we will have a new drumming group next year and will begin all over again!!
Twice per year, MSD welcomes Deaf and hard of hearing students from public schools throughout Manitoba along with their signing Educational Assistants, school professionals and parents. Networking Days provide a unique opportunity for Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the province to meet, socialize and build relationships with their peer group. During these events Student Parliament leaders create and provide fun-filled activities for visiting students while our school team instructs helpful workshops for attending professionals and parents.
The next Networking Day will be held on April 24th, 2014.
International Week of the Deaf (IWD)
This typically occurs during the third week of September and encourages the celebration of Deaf Pride. Carefully planned activities offer an opportunity for students to gain exposure to numerous well-known Deaf people from across Canada and globally, as well as compete on teams in various educational activities. Student Parliament leaders are given the opportunity to use and develop their leadership and team building skills