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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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A One on One with Our New Principal: Ms. Wall

by Marylise Habiyambere - Sunday, September 4, 2016

This summer I got the chance to talk with Ms. Wall, our new principal, and ask her a few questions. We got to talk about her experiences at Saint John High School, since she is a Saint John High alumni. Here is a snippet of our conversation:

“When did you graduate from Saint John High School?”

“I graduated in 1981.”

“Were you very involved with the school?”

“I was very active in sports: I was a swimmer;

I played girls hockey; I played girls softball; I did track and field; and I

was involved in managing girls’ basketball. I kept myself really busy.”

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2016 IB Diplomas and Certificates Now Available

by Ms. Lutz - Monday, August 29, 2016

Congratulations to our many students who wrote IB exams last May. The results of those exams became available online in July and now the documents are available for pick-up in the main office. IB Diplomas and Certificates are in Ms. Lutz’s mailbox in the main office.

Students who wrote in grade 11 last year, please note: if you were registered as Anticipated (full-IB) in November, your IB certificates will be held until next year, once Diploma is completed. If you were not registered as full-IB last year, your certificates are available in Ms. Lutz’s mailbox.

Graduates, come on by to pick up your hard-earned IB Diplomas and Certificates before heading off to post-secondary. And remember, next August there will be a reunion for all past and present participants of the IB programme at SJHS to commemorate 30 years of IB here at Saint John High. Feel free to join the IB Celebration 2017 Facebook page for details.

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SJHS Welcomes New Principal

by Webstaff - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saint John High School would like to welcome Ms. Lori Wall to the school as our new Principal. She brings to SJHS, a wealth of knowledge and experience and we wish her well as she embarks on her new role.

Upon graduation from SJHS Lori made her way to Acadia University where she completed her BSc. in Physical Education and Biology, graduating in 1985. After a year of supply teaching Ms. Wall headed back to Acadia to complete her BEd with a major in Special Education.

Ms. Wall spent the first 14 years of her teaching career in Northern NB, beginning at Jacquet River School. Being a very small district at the time, she had the opportunity to move around and do various positions. She was an Acting Principal, was seconded by the Federal Government for 2 years to work on a special project before returning to the classroom and teaching in the 9/10 Foundations program at Dalhousie Regional High. During her time in the North she completed her MEd in School Administration at UNB. Her last years there were spent back at Jacquet River School as the VP.

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IB Celebration 2017 Facebook Group Created

by Hannah Arseneault - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

To commemorate over 30 years of the International Baccalaureate program at Saint John High School, a celebration will be held in August from Thursday the 17th to Sunday the 20th, 2017. This four day event will include a display of IB graduate talent, uptown events and various social functions. Any SJHS IB teacher or graduate (diploma or certificate) is welcome to attend. For updates on this event please join the Facebook group IB Celebration 2017 or view the upcoming SJHS Alumni Newsletter.

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