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Reach For the Top off to the Nationals!

by Mary Savoie - Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Saint John High Reach for the Top team has had a successful year. We have ended the year by coming in second at Provincials this weekend at Fredericton High School. This earned us a spot at the Nationals in May 2017. Congrats to all members of Reach!

Congratulations to the following students and best of luck at the Nationals.

Tommy Kim, Nicholas Smith, Kyle Price, Madison Keiffer, Benjamin Lohoar.

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Reflections From The Ridge

by William F. Irving - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In 1914 when the world went to war for the first time, Canada threw itself heart and soul into the war effort. In 1917 the Canadian Corps was tasked with taking Vimy Ridge in Northern France and on April 9, 2017 commemorative events were held across Canada and on Vimy Ridge to remember this victory.

Of the 170 000 soldiers on the Ridge, Saint John High Alumni were strongly represented by two New Brunswick raised units, the 1st Canadian Heavy Siege Battery (now 3rd Field Artillery Regiment) who supported the advance of Canadian infantry regiments, like the 26th Battalion (now the Royal New Brunswick Regiment). Graduates like Major Cyrus Inches, Commander of the 1st Canadian Heavy Siege Battery, left Saint John in 1914 and would not see his summer home in Westfield again until 1919. Greyhounds witnessed the horrors of modern warfare for the first time. Mud, rain, poor tactics and an enormous learning curve resulted in heavy casualties for all sides of the war. On April 9th, 1917 radical tactical and logistical changes were put to the test by the Canadian Corps. These changes resulted in the successful taking of Vimy Ridge and were eventually used by the Allies to break through German lines in 1918 for the 100 Days Campaign.

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IT Takes A Village to Raise a Teen

by Kathy Dumouchel - Sunday, April 23, 2017

IT Takes A Village to Raise a Teen is a parent session on Youth Anxiety and our guest speaker Dr. Daniel Chorney who will provide an informative session on anxiety and parenting strategies. There will also be a very good mix of professionals from local organizations who provide services for youth who will be on hand before and after to answer any questions specific to access and service. Some of these include Cdn Mental Health, Gentle Path, Teen Resource Centre, PEER SJ, LINK Program and ISD.

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SJHS Cheer Squad Hosting Invitational Competition April 22

by Webstaff - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The SJHS Cheerleading Team under Coaches Leanne Charlton, Michelle Oliver and Jacie Kennedy is having a banner season! This talented team started practices in November in preparation for Spring competition season. In addition to cheering football season and the Memorial Game, the team recently participated in the first two competitions of the year, placing second at Simonds on April 1 (out of 7 teams) and scoring a big win at Ecole Mathieu Martin on April 8 (also out of 7 teams).

April 22nd at Saint John High will mark the 3rd of 5 competitions for this season. All 8 NBIAA registered competitive cheerleading teams will be in attendance (HTHS, MHS, Ecole Mathieu Martin, Oromocto, Simonds, Carleton North, Harbour View and of course SJHS). This will be the largest competition this season thus far, and the team looks forward to seeing all SJHS fans in the gym for what will be one amazing afternoon of cheer.

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Fun lab with Nylon

by Jefferson Wu - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When it first entered the public consciousness in 1938, nylon claimed a novelty no other product could match. Its predecessor, rayon, had been touted as “artificial silk,” a phrase that implied both economy and imitation.[1]

Without touching organic chemistry, I will never have thought about making nylon by myself. Under Ms. Morrell’s supervision and instruction, my IB Chemistry class has been synthesized nylon to practice what we learned in the class. After pouring the mixture of sebacoyl chloride and hexane over the amine solution without mixing those two, the nylon was pulled out from the interface of those two solutions by using tweezers thus being rolled onto a paper towels cardboard for collection.

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Tickets for Spring Fling on Sale THIS WEEK

by Maggie Oliver - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hey Greyhounds! Its that time of year again, Spring is upon us and Spring Fling is just around the corner. Saint John High School Spring Fling is a thing. Spring Fling is set for April 27th with tickets going on sale Wednesday April 19th until Friday April 21st at lunch, only $10.00 for SJHS students and $15.00 for our guests. We have 50 guest tickets available and they always go fast so don’t wait! Spring Fling is being held at University of New Brunswick Grand Hall 40 Charlotte Street (on King Square), from 7pm -10pm April 27th. Get all of your friends and come have a fantastic evening at one of our biggest events of second semester! There are only so many tickets available Greyhounds, so don’t wait until they’re all gone. Can’t wait to see you on April 27th at Spring Fling.

A and H letters

by webstaff - Monday, April 3, 2017

Attention all greyhounds! It's that time of year when we start to think of year end activities. For those of you who think you are in line for a Silver "A" or "H" Letter your forms are due Friday, 7 April, 2017 to Ms. Wilton. Forms can be found on the website as well as in the office. These forms are for any student who has been involved in any activities in the school.


Co-op 120: Test Drive Your Future

by Mr. Warr - Saturday, April 1, 2017

Have you considered taking cooperative education next year? Here are the perks:
TEST DRIVE A CAREER - Do the job and get a chance to see if your career choice is really what you want before choosing your post-secondary destination.
BUILD YOUR SKILLS - Work one-on-one with a placement supervisor in a program designed to meet your interests, needs and strengths.
GET HANDS-ON WORK EXPERIENCE - Overcome the problem of “no job without experience and no experience without a job”. Put real work experience on your resume.

You can register for Cooperative Education if you are going into grade 12 in either 2 credit (afternoon) or 3 credit (morning) course offerings. Application and referral forms for admission must be completed by April 5th.
Please see Mr. Warr in the Cooperative Education Office (Room 306) or by email if you have any questions.

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Science Fair Showcases Young Scientists!

by Mary Savoie - Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saint John High School held their science fair on March 17. What a group of amazing young scientists! The judges were impressed with the scientific thought and innovation that went into these investigations. There were projects on filtration of water, extraction of DNA, stem cell research, floating soap, sun rotation, periwinkle shell depth, bath bombs, genetics, etc. Teachers and students who came to view the fair enjoyed listening to the students and viewing their poster boards.

Congrats to the winners: Ria Kunkulol, Chandler Doucette, Johan Dysart, Connor Savoie & Jacob Gomke, John Corscadden & Ethan Bustin and Allison Cooke & Caroline Hovey. We wish them luck as they move on to the Fundy Science Fair to be held on April 7 at UNBSJ. Go Greyhounds!!

Honorable mentions: Megan Fisher, Keiffer Sullivan, and Gregor Stewart & Mashroor Rahman.

Saint John High School Presents Les MisÚrables

by Tracy Lutz - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Saint John High's spring production of Les Misérables opens Thursday, March 30th. Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a convict who spends his life searching for redemption while constantly sought by the dogged Inspector Javert. Justice, rebellion, love and sacrifice are all explored in this much-acclaimed tale.

The show runs in the Dennis R. Knibb Auditorium from Thursday, March 30th to Saturday, April 1st with a 7:30 curtain. Tickets are $15 and are available at the school's main office (658-5358) and at the door.

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