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Saint John High School Presents Les MisÚrables

by Tracy Lutz - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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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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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.

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Ski Team has a great showing at Poley!

by Julie White - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saint John High took to the slopes again this year for a wonderful 6 weeks of skiing and snowboarding. Tuesday, March 21 was the last night of fun on the hill with the annual Race! Of course SJHS was very well represented and came home with the Trophy!

Winners were:

  • Alex Steeves Gold
  • Noah Easton Silver
  • Tom Brow Bronze
  • Dawson Thibodeau Gold
  • Cody Poirier Silver.

The club was a pleasure to bring to the hill every week! Looking forward to next year already!

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Registration Now Open for IB Celebration 2017

by Tracy Lutz - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saint John High School is celebrating 30 years since graduating its first IB Diploma class by inviting all past and present participants of the programme to join us from 17 to 19 August 2017. From pre-IB participants to Certificate students to Diploma graduates to teachers, past and present, all are welcome.

Weekend events include a Wine & Cheese reception, a three-course dinner at Italian by Night, and a variety show; reunion participants will also be able to take in the Gallery Hop and Fundy Fringe Festival scheduled for that weekend. Further details are available on the Facebook group IB Celebration 2017. All are welcome to join.

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IB Art Opening on Friday

by Webstaff - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This Friday, the Saint John Arts Centre will be hosting the IB Art Show. Students enrolled in the Art course will be showcasing and selling their pieces. Ms Young and her students are very excited for this upcoming event and would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy!

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Greyhounds Hockey Finish Season

by Rhonda Hooley -Evans - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Greyhounds Boys’ Hockey Team finished its third season since the hockey program was re-established in the fall of 2013. The team consisted of 3 Grade 12, 7 Grade 11, 6 Grade 10 and 2 Grade 9 athletes.

The boys demonstrated the love of the sport as they worked hard during practices and played with heart during their games.

Special thank you to the following: the coaches Jeff Evans and Chris Savoie for sharing their time and talents, Mr. McNiven for being our Teacher Representative, Mr. Grandy our Athletics Director and to our parents/guardians for volunteering their time and providing support throughout the season.

We wish our graduating seniors all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to our 2017-2018 season!

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It Takes A Village to Raise a Teen - Drug Awareness Presentation

by Kathy Dumouchel - Friday, March 3, 2017

On Monday evening, the It takes A Village to Raise a Teen information series which is a collaborative effort of the PSSCs of the four high schools in Saint John, had another successful event for parents on Drug Awareness at St. Malachy’s. The speakers included David Adams who lost his 17 year old son to a synthetic drug and members of the Saint John Police Force who were able to provide an overview of the hard facts of drugs and teens. In addition, Dr. Tunde, a local adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in mental health and substance addictive disorders talked about marijuana use and its effect on the developing brain and Nathalie Hughes told of her personal journey from addiction to

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IB Music Recital Shows a Diverse Range of Musical Talent

by Tracy Lutz - Monday, February 27, 2017

An intimate evening of music was had on stage in the Dennis R. Knibb auditorium Thursday, 23 February. Performance is a crucial component of the IB Music class; as part of their IB assessment, students are recorded performing in front of audiences, with those recordings then being sent to examiners for marking.

Teacher Trish Gallagher and her students presented a wonderful evening of music to display the diverse talents of the class: piano, violin, cello, percussion, guitar, flute and voice performances were all greeted warmly by the appreciative audience. Numbers ranged from Rachmaninoff to Taylor Swift to selections in French and German to a personal quartet composition created by one of the students. It was especially delightful to see students acting as accompanists for one another.

Congratulations go out to Ms. Gallagher and her talented students on a wonderful recital.

Rugby tryouts under way

by Jeff Warr - Saturday, February 25, 2017

SJHS's Boys Rugby Program has officially begun its winter indoor training and identification sessions. It's a very exciting time to become part of Hounds Rugby. SJHS's Senior boys team has won consecutive AAA provincial rugby banners and the JV team is the reigning AAA provincial champion. The recent success has created more hype and expected growth for the program. The game itself is growing in popularity. Its physical, competitive and high-speed nature draws new athletes to the sport. With students coming from a wide range of sport backgrounds, rugby brings the best out of each player and enables them to apply their athletic abilities to a new and unfamiliar game. SJHS boys rugby has benefitted immensely from its Junior Varsity program since its inception in 2013, attracting more grade 9 and 10 students to the game. An additional 2 years of experience and training results in a more complete player by grade 12. For this reason, we would love to see an influx of new grade 9 and 10 players come out this year. If interested, please come out to the upcoming training sessions and/or see Mr. Warr or Mr. Graham to discuss. Feb 26 - 8:30 am - 10:30 (SJHS gym) Mar 3 - 3:30 - 4:45 (SJHS gym) Mar 12 - 9:00 am - 11:00 (SJHS gym)

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Girls Hockey team on Fire!!

by Kathleen Boyle - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Saint John High Schools girls’ hockey team kicked off their season on a high notes (in October) and they haven’t looked back since! With only having 2 lines for the majority of the season, these young ladies have shown the league what dedication and hard work can do. In 15 regular season games, they have a record of 12-2-1.

The girl’s success has come from them created a number of scoring opportunities during their gritty matches this season. They have earned their wins through aggressive fore checking, supported by a defensive core that has held the blue-line and limited their opponents to fewer scoring opportunities.

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