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Applications now being accepted for French summer camp- grades 9 & 10

by Ms. Martha Garey - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning new things? Would you like the opportunity to improve your French skills this summer? If so, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is once again sponsoring the Summer French Camp for Students in Grades 9 and 10. French immersion and Post-intensive French students are both encouraged to apply. The program is a four-week immersion experience administered by the Université de Moncton. This summer, the camp will run from July 2nd-July 8th.

Applications may be obtained at Saint John High. Interested students must submit their applications and a cheque of $100 or money order (made out to the the Minister of Finance – New Brunswick) by March 3rd. Please see your French teacher, Ms. Garey or check out http://www.umoncton.ca/learnfrench/junior for more information.

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Grade 11 SJHS Student's Work to be Published

by Ms. Tracy Lutz - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grade 11 IB Diploma candidate, Marylise Habiyambere, has had one of her poems selected to be published by the Poetry Institute of Canada in their anthology of student work The Heart of Solstice due out this spring. The anthology will contain selections by young writers from across Canada.

Congratulations, Marylise, on this wonderful achievement!

Open House 2017

by Madison Kieffer - Sunday, February 5, 2017

The staff and students of Saint John High School would like to invite prospective students to our annual Open House, which will be held on Wednesday, February 8th. The night’s schedule will begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium and will end at 8pm following a tour of the school and the opportunity to learn about our academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. Student interpreters will be present to assist families whose first language is not English. You are welcome to arrive as early as 6pm at either the Canterbury or Prince William Street entrances. In the event of school closure due to inclement weather, the event will be held on February 15th from 6:30-8:00pm. We look forward to seeing you

Having difficulty understanding the new Home Report?

by Webstaff - Sunday, February 5, 2017

This past Friday, students received their Home Report for the first semester. With the new Powerschool SIS (Student Information System) now in place, a few parents may have difficulty understanding the new report card.

If you are one of these people, then we encourage you to click on this link and you review how to read and what the numbers mean.

How To Read the Home Report.

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Welcome to SJHS Farley!

by Lori Wall - Friday, February 3, 2017

On Monday, February 6th we will welcome “Farley” a Dog Guide for one of our teachers. Ms. Bradford has been away in Oakville at the training center for Dog Guides with the Lion’s International for the last month. As they transition back to SJHS, we know that this will be a time for Farley to get to know his new environment and should expect that he will be doing a lot of sniffing.

It is important for our entire community to understand that Farley is Ms. Bradford’s eyes and as such he is working while he is here. Ms. Bradford has had to sign a contract with Lion’s International that we will take a “hands off” and “no eye contact” approach in order to allow Farley to do his job.

While we know that people will want to “meet” Farley, we need to respect that for the remainder of the year you may not approach or distract him as he is still in his training phase. We all need to support Ms. Bradford and Farley to be successful. ‘

If you follow the link below, you can see Rick Mercer and a segment he did on Dog Guides at the training center.

Rick Mercer Video

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Introducing our new Cell Phone Etiquette

by Webstaff - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Today the students of Saint John High School were introduced to our new Cell Phone Etiquette during an assembly. Below is an excerpt from the policy and we ask that you review the policy and discuss with your children.

While cell phones are welcome at Saint John High School during non-instructional time, we have developed an etiquette for them during instructional time. We brought together parental representation, student and staff representation for input in the writing of the below. We ask that parents refrain from texting or calling students during instructional hours and the committee requests that the recommendations for cell phone etiquette that apply to everyone.....

The rest of the policy can be found under the Parents/ Students tab and then Policies.

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Exams This Week!!

by Webstaff - Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time has certainly flown by!!! It is exam time already. This week students will be writing exams for their first semester classes. It has been a very busy 2 weeks as teachers and students worked hard to finish up their classwork and assignments in order to prepare for the exams.

On Wednesday, the exemption list was posted and, approximately 437 students received an exemption in one of their courses. In order to receive an exemption, students had to have no more than 5 excused classes missed in any one subject, and are passing all their classes. 47% of the student body was successful. Congratulations!!

Please note:

  • Exams are 2 hours in length.
  • Electronics are not permitted during the exam period. Students will be assigned a zero should they be using electronics during the exam.
  • In the event of a weather cancellation, students will be required to write two exams the next day; the regularly scheduled exam in the morning and the cancelled exam from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
  • Cafeteria will be closed during Exam week.

Please click on the link in order to view times and rooms for the student's exams. Exam Schedule. Good Luck to all the students!!

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SJHS Commemorates Vimy's 100th Anniversary

by Ms. Cameron - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Students who have studied about the Battle of Vimy Ridge this year will have an opportunity to participate in the 100th anniversary commemoration in Ottawa on April 9th. Interested students will be able to travel to Ottawa as part of a school group to learn about this historic battle and the impact it has made on our country.

This trip is open to any student who has taken Modern History 11, IB History, AP History, or Canadian History during first or second semester 2016/2017. For information about the cost please see the attached itinerary document. All students who would like to apply please fill out and submit the attached application form. There are only 40 seats available and they will be filled on a first come first reserved basis. If you have questions please see or email Ms. Angie Cameron (angie.cameron@nbed.nb.ca)

Download: Agenda and Application

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IB music students show great diversity!

by Trish Gallagher - Monday, January 2, 2017

Last Thursday, members of Ms Gallagher 's IB music class showcased an impressive array of musical talent on the stage of the Dennis Knibb Auditorium. Performances represented Renaissance to Contemporary eras and included an original by Sam Roach who hosted the concert with Sheehan Flatt. The recital included solos on piano, cello, guitar, flute, and voice with Ms G as their accompanist. The evening concluded with the entire class singing a four part Christmas madrigal.

Another recital is planned for February.

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Choral Concert provides a Delightful Afternoon of Entertainment

by Trish Gallagher - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Choral singing is thriving at Saint John High School. With a whopping 100 students in the concert choir directed by Ms. Trish Gallagher, voices soared in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception demonstrating dedication and a sincere love of singing. Selections were accompanied by the SJHS string ensemble directed by Ms. Ali Leonard as well as pianists Maria Mason, Yeauen Kim, Rennai Hernandez, Kyungmin Lee and Sam Song (clarinet), Mark Ji ( flute), Yeauen Kim (violin), Drew Murdoch (cajon), Maria Mason and Conor Britt (cello). Performances were also presented by the SJHS Jazz Choir, Girls’ choir,

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