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Saint John Theatre Company Shares The Diary of Anne Frank with Area Schools

by Tracy Lutz - Thursday, October 20, 2016

As part of its production of The Diary of Anne Frank, the Saint John Theatre Company has been generously opening its doors to schools for morning performances. On Wednesday, 12 October Ms. Lutz’s IB English 10 class had the pleasure of watching the company’s moving performance. Afterwards, the students were asked to comment on the stagecraft, the characters and the value of such an experience. Below are some of their comments.

“I feel there were many strengths in the stagecraft, but I think the best were the sound and the set. The stage and the space for the audience was really crammed so it helped me feel what it was like to live in such a small place back then. Also, the sound effects of the police, the bombs, the radio and even the thief helped me understand the nervousness and the worrying of when the Nazis will come get them. It made me freeze and hold my breath with the characters any time there was a thump and it made me jump with the characters when the radio came on or they heard the police and the bombs.”

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Introducing Your PSSC

by Webstaff - Thursday, October 13, 2016

Saint John High is pleased to present this year's Parent School Support Committee. Headed up by Chairperson, Kathy Dumouchel, the Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) "is a group of parents and community members who work in an encouraging, advisory, and collaborative fashion with the School Principal and staff to ensure the best possible learning opportunities for students of their school."

Lori Wall (Principal), Benita Turnbull (Teacher Representative) Kathy Dumouchel (Chairman), Shelley Scott, Penny Higdon, Lisa Walker, David Emerson, Andrea Titus, Kim Gogan, Margaret Kirkpatrick, Lori Gillies, Nancy Fisher (not in photo), and Zack Lavigne (Student Representative)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the committee.

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Rally of the Hounds

by Webstaff - Monday, October 3, 2016

It has been a very busy September, with students now settling down into their classrooms. The school hosted a few events this past month and we would like to share them.

Rally of the Hounds was held early on and it was a great success. Congratulations to the SRC, for hosting a wonderful event.

Please enjoy the pictures.

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ACC IB Student Conference - Celebrating IB

by Tracy Lutz - Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ecole Mathieu Martin in Dieppe will be hosting the ninth annual Atlantic Coast Conference – Celebrating IB on the 4th and 5th of November this year. This is an opportunity to meet with representatives from Atlantic Canadian universities, to participate in workshops designed around particular subject groups of the programme as well as some relevant to the Core IB components of Extended Essay, CAS and EE, and to meet with other IB students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.

Saint John High School hopes to attend and is prepared to send 15 participants, opening the conference to all IB students from grades 10 to 12. Registration, travel and accommodation costs are $130 per student. Completed applications must be given to Ms. Lutz no later than Wednesday, 5 October. Applications can be got from Ms. Lutz or from the main office.

Please see the website article “Atlantic Coast Conference Celebrating IB” from 4 May 2016 for a student account of last year’s conference.

Click here for the application.

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen!!

by Kathy Dumouchel - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On behalf of the PSSC at SJHS, we want to invite you to an upcoming information session that focuses on mental health and our youth.

As parents, guardians, teachers or mentors, we are all seeing and hearing about the increase in mental health concerns that are facing our teens today. With this in mind, the Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) of the four high schools in Saint John have worked together over the past several months to host an important information session focused on mental health and our youth.

This session will speak to the mental health concerns of raising a teen in today’s society, address some of the resources that are available within our schools and community and hear a mother’s powerful personal story of hope with her daughter’s journey to mental wellness.

We encourage all parents to attend to show a united understanding of the impact mental health is having on our families, our friends and our communities.

We hope you will join us and thank you for your support!

“ It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen … A
Family’s Journey to Mental Wellness. “

Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Time: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Location: Saint John High School Auditorium
Refreshments will be served.

• Jeff Collette, Clinical Coordinator for Child & Youth Services
• Pamela Miller, Guidance, Anglophone South School District
• Stephanie Chaisson, Teacher and Mother

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Club HOPE Cleans UP!

by Nicholas Smith - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Members of SJHS’s Club HOPE were out cleaning the streets once again on Saturday September 24th for its annual fall community cleanup. Over 15 students helped clean the area around Saint John High, from Germain St. to Water St. and from Queen St. to Duke St.

A big thank you to the SJHS custodial staff for providing garbage bags and gloves and another big thank you to all the students who volunteered their time to improve our neighborhood. Everyone put a great effort into this event. Well done, everyone!

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Interested in being an Entrepreneur?

by Lori Lofstrom - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of starting and running your own business? Junior Achievement’s Company Program gives you the opportunity to set up your own business with your friends under the mentorship of the local business community! Learn about marketing, finance and even earn a paycheque at the end of the program! This free after school program is open to all students in grades 9 through 12.

The 18-Week program is held on Tuesday nights starting October 11th (until the end of February) from 6:30pm-9:00pm at St. Malachy’s High School and is open to all high school students in the Greater Saint John area.

Want to learn more about how you can become a successful entrepreneur? You can find more information and register at

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Boys & Girls Club of Saint John and SJHS Partnering for Homework Club Once Again

by Tracy Lutz - Sunday, September 11, 2016

Since the fall of 2014, Saint John High School and the Boys & Girls Club of Saint John have worked together to provide a mentoring programme for elementary school students. SJHS students act as mentors / tutors to their elementary school ‘buddies,’ helping them with homework, playing some games and generally being a friend.

Beginning early in October this year, homework club will happen every Monday and Thursday from 3:45 to about 5:00 in the SJHS cafeteria. Tutors can sign up for one or both of those days. We have a guaranteed 10 elementary students already signed up for both Monday and Thursday and there will likely be more, so we would love to have tutors from last year come out again and we warmly welcome new tutors also.

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Attention Current Members and Alumni of the SJHS Concert Choir!

by Trish Gallagher - Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dr. Kevin Langford is starting a new choir in Saint John, this fall, for ages 18-30. Rehearsals begin September 15th at St. Luke's Church (across from Mc Donald's in North End), at 6-7:20pm. There is no fee to join.


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by Madison Kieffer and Poppy Jackson - Monday, September 5, 2016

It’s that time again! The first day for Grade 9 students will be tomorrow, September 6th. Incoming students are encouraged to arrive prior to 8:55am at the Canterbury Street entrance (buses will arrive on Prince William Street) at which point the day’s schedule will begin.

There will be a barbeque lunch served just after 12pm (limited quantities of a vegetarian option will be available). Student’s will not be permitted to leave the school at lunch on the first day; additional food should be brought with them to school.

Dismissal will be at 3:20pm. Information concerning school bus routes can be found on the Anglophone South School District website (link below). We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow Greyhounds!

ASD-S (http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-s/Pages/welcome.aspx)

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