by Mike Whelton - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Once again, the AARAO Tour, Post-Secondary Days event will be held the first week of November as part of National Career Week. This year, our grade 11 and 12 students will have an opportunity to visit the HMCS Brunswicker by school bus on Wednesday, November 1st from 1:40-2:20pm while our Grade 12 students will visit from 2:20pm-3pm.
Exhibitors from more than 50 Post-Secondary Institutions from Atlantic Canada and beyond will be in attendance. The exhibit will also be open to Community Members, Students, and Parents on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5-7pm. The event is free and open to all.
by Emma Higdon - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A few weeks ago, we kicked off a new school year by not only welcoming a new group of grade 9 student but by welcoming the class of 2018! The first look at this year's graduate was during the annual front step photo. This is a picture that is taken of the entire grad class on the main stairs and then placed in the yearbook. A similar photo happens when students are in grade 9, which allows us to see the changes in the students over the years.
My fellow graduates, I look forward to a great year. Best of luck to the class of 2018 as we all spend the last months of high school trying to figure out what to do with the rest of our lives!
by Ms. Lutz - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Interested in hosting a Chinese Student in your home for one week in February? SJHS is looking to place 8 to 10 visiting Chinese students from 3 to 10 February 2018. This is a great opportunity to experience an interesting culture!
Pick up an information booklet from the table in front of the office, and hand in an application to Ms. Lutz by November 3, 2017.
by Rachael Manning - Thursday, October 12, 2017
On the crisp Saturday morning of September the 30th, Club HOPE gathered for a group cleanup all around the Saint John High School neighbourhood. From 9:00 to around 10:30 the students--armed with garbage bags, gloves, and a single box of doughnuts--split up and scoured the streets encompassing the school, picking up garbage and a variety of discarded objects as they went.
After a successful round of collecting, everyone returned to the meeting area with their garbage bags now filled up with gloriously contained trash, and placed their findings among the newly-formed mound of garbage. With chilled fingers and a strong sense of accomplishment, the members of Club HOPE disposed of the debris and returned home, stomachs filled with success and doughnuts.
Maureen Desmond photo/SJHS
by Siyum Mohiuddin - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
SJHS was proud to be part of the unveiling of the Turner Brewer Memorial Garden at Rainbow Park. Our student council executives, Principal Lori Wall, and Vice Principals Sherry Golding and Maureen Desmond, attended a memorial at the park alongside many Saint John community members. A section of Rainbow Park has now been dedicated to Jacqueline Brewer and John Turner, both young children who died of severe neglect. The memorial, unveiled on September 22, 2017, remembers the two and the many other children who are suffering in silence. The Saint John community had come together to highlight on the problems numerous children face in New Brunswick, and how everyone must take initiative to guarantee they live a healthy life.
Our executives and staff represented the care SJHS has for all students, and how we must reach out to anyone experiencing hardship. Stephen Horsman, the province's deputy premier and Minister of Families and Children, strongly signified on how they need to constantly improve to make sure all children are treated safely. Both Turner and Brewer died in 1996, however the memory of them is still strongly present, and the memorial ensures everyone is reminded of the tragedy and that we strive for the future of all children.
Jayatee Ray photo/SJHS
by Jayatee Ray - Monday, September 25, 2017
Saint John High School is known for its compassion and involvement within the community. It is with this involvement that our school was recognized by 'Weed Man' and was awarded $500 for their "Weed Man Cares" contest for helping to make and maintain Pte David Greenslade Memorial Peace Park. The park - named in honor of David Greenslade, a 2004 graduate and Canadian soldier - was created by the school and community members as a way to remember David and the five other soldiers that passed with him. The gate you see when walking into the park was made by our own talented students as a project for their welding class. The plants, sod, and flowers were also placed by students and helping community members. It was a project that the school took on in 2013, and now is a project that the Student Representative Council takes on every year to upkeep and maintain.
Frances Butler photo/SJHS
by Ms. Frances Butler - Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 13th was a banner day for cruise ship passengers and Ms. Butler's AP121 English students took full advantage of the last twenty minutes of class to discover what our visitors know about literature. Their task was to ask visitors about their favorite books, and needless to say, the answers varied as much as the countries from which they originated!
Sammey, Emma, and Allie interviewed three visitors who enjoyed Now You See Her, Harry Potter, and Last Lecture. The reasons were: "I like mysteries", "I don't know", and "it has a good storyline".
Mark, Luhumba, and Jesse spoke to a woman from Germany who loved Nicholas Sparks' Two by Two for its romance, and Gavin and Jolin spoke with a man who enjoys non-fiction, so his choice was Chemical Pathway. Another German visitor enjoyed In Times of Fading Light (translated from German), which was made into a movie. Other novels included Game of Thrones: A Dance with the Dragons, Huckleberry Finn, and Dracula, to name a few.
The students found the exercise made them step outside their comfort zone, and they were surprised by some of the 'quotable quotes' they received, such as: "I haven't read a book in twelve years", "No, no, too much feeling! I have to find my wife!", "Do you speak German?", "No books! No books!", and "No, no, we don't talk to girls like you"!!
As Nick and Owen pointed out, "Not everyone reads books like we do in High School". J
by Webstaff - Monday, September 18, 2017
ASD-S has announced a new format for Professional Learning for teachers this year. On 6 occassions this year, students will only have school for half a day. (please see Calendar for dates). In the afternoon, teachers will have Professional Development and Learning.
At SJHS, our adjusted school day is as follows:
A block - 8:55 - 9:30, 5 minute break B Block 9:35 - 10:10 10 minute break C Block 10:20 - 10:55 5 minute break D Block 11:00 - 11:35 5 min break E Block 11:40 - 12:15
Yellow buses for students will arrive at the school at approximately 12:30. It is important that students be in the bus area at 12:20, in order to ensure that they do not miss the bus.
by Ms MacMillan - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
SJHS's Red and Grey yearbook is on sale now with an Early Bird Special of free personalization with purchase until November 3, 2017.
Order forms are being distributed through homerooms so if you didn't get yours yet, please see your homeroom teacher.
Yearbooks can be purchased by seeing Ms. MacMillan in the Library or purchased online by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/328586
by Webstaff - Monday, September 11, 2017
This Thursday, September 14th, Saint John High School will be hosting their annual "Meet the Teacher Night". The evening will begin in the Auditorium where our Principal, Ms. Wall will bring greetings and introduce the evening events.
Parents of grade 9 students are invited to come for 5:30 and meet with the Guidance Counsellors who will provide helpful hints and suggestions for their child as they enter high school for the first time. This meeting will be held in the auditorium as well.
We hope to see you all!!