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Mary Poppins

by Web Staff - Sunday, March 1, 2015

Would you like an evening of entertainment and fun? Then come watch this year's musical , Mary Poppins at Saint John High School. The show will run from Thursday,March 26th to Saturday, March 28th. Performances begin at 7 pm each evening. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for children 12 & under. They can be purchased at the door or in the main office of the school. Hope to see you there.

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French Oratorical Contest

by Martha Garey - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Students are invited to participate in our school’s French Oratorical Contest next Tuesday, March 31st after school (3:45 p.m.). Those wishing to participate must prepare an original speech in French between 3 and 5 minutes in length. Snacks will be provided, and prizes awarded. Those chosen at the top of their categories will move on to the district competition to be held at the Saint John Ed Centre in April.

For further details, please see your French teacher, or Ms. Garey, Head of Modern Languages.


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IB Art Students present works at Saint John Arts Centre

by Amber Young - Saturday, March 21, 2015

The IB Art opening at the Saint John Art Centre on Friday March 13nd was a terrific success! There were so many family and friends there to celebrate the hard work and the wonderful paintings created by this talented group. Each student’s work was unique and reflected their amazing growth and development this year. Excellent work IB Art students, I’m so proud!

Any students wishing to enrol in IB Art are asked to see Ms. Hartman or Ms. Young.


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Open House

by Angie Cameron - Thursday, March 19, 2015

Now that school selections have been completed, we would like to take an opportunity to thank everyone who played a role in putting on our Open House. Our Open House is an opportunity to introduce grade eight students to our school. Despite the nasty weather we had a packed house. It should be noted that most of our Open House is organized by students. Patrick Hickey and Emily Whitcomb did a wonderful job organizing student volunteers and coordinating the event with the faculty. There were close to 200 students involved in Open House making it one of the biggest student activities of the school year. Thank you to all the students who came out to show the grade 8 students what an awesome group of students we have. The faculty and the staff also work hard to show prospective students what Saint John High has to offer. Teachers enjoy the opportunity to see our student leaders in action. It is a great affirmation of all our hard work. Likewise, it is exciting to meet our prospective students and answer questions about the courses we teach. Thank you to all the staff that helped Open House welcome our prospective students. To all the grade eight students and their parents who came to see us, thank you. We know this is an exciting time for you. We hope you have a smooth transition into high school. If you are coming to Saint John High and you have questions please don't hesitate to contact us. The student council can answer your questions on facebook through the Captn Greyhound page. Additionally, our staff emails are listed on our website next to our pictures. Best of luck to the grade eight students and thank you to everyone that helped out at Open House. -SRC


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IB Music Class Entertains Audience!!

by Webstaff - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One of the many wonderful features about Saint John High School is that the students and staff are often treated to a lunch hour full of music, presented by the IB Music class. As part of their course requirements for IB Music, students must perform a recital in front of an audience. Previously held at the Saint John Arts Centre, the recitals have found a new home on the auditorium stage of SJHS. These recitals have been well attended by students and teachers. Parents are also welcome to join the audience and enjoy some great music.

Students interested in studying IB Music are asked to see Ms. Gallagher who looks after the music program.

Please click on the link to view a few of the most recent performances. IB MUSIC RECITALS!!

Hair Raising Experience

by Angie Cameron - Sunday, March 15, 2015

Before March break the SRC raised money for a student's family that was burned out in February. Students collected money and one of our teachers, Mr. Ogden, offered his hair as a reward for the students' efforts. We'd like to thank Mr. Ogden for his sacrifice, especially at this chilly time of year. We'd also like to thank The Academy of Hair Design for providing their services. We appreciate the contributions students made. We are all part of a larger family here at Saint John High School. Vita Vitalis!


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Outdoor Pursuits Class has a BLAST cross country skiing

by Emma Costello, Julie Maxwell and Danielle French - Friday, March 13, 2015

On February 18th and 19th the Outdoor Pursuits classes travelled to Elmhurst Outdoors in Kingston to go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This was the first time for many of the students but it was a great learning experience for everyone. In addition to the two activities we also learned a bit of background on the different types of snowshoes and the forests that surround our province. All the students enjoyed their visit and we are considering going back on our own time. Thanks to Elmhurst Outdoors for their hospitality!


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YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program

by Todd Cormier - Friday, March 13, 2015

The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national 6 week exchange program that brings together youth from various communities across the country. Participating youth, aged 16 and 17, have the opportunity to improve their second official language skills, and gain important employment experience through a work placement while on their exchange. Students will live in host families and participate in fun outings in their host community on weekends. Cost for the program is $100. Apply at: www.summer-work.com​ or contact Atlantic Support Coordinator, Megan Burnside at 902-314-1214 for more information.

Youtube videos on the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC4W6BNdbOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxlFN_f3Rew


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Peter Fox Memorial Bursary

by Angie Cameron on behalf of Job Burns - Saturday, March 7, 2015

As many of you have heard, a former greyhound, Peter Fox, has passed away after a strong battle with cancer. This tragic event has resonated with the grad class of 2011 and we hope that you can find solace in the memories we shared with Peter and hope to continue his memory for years to come. Members of the 2011 alumni have already begun to make donations toward a bursary in Peter's name which we hope to be awarded to a member of the SJHS football team who is pursuing higher education with the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, and who plans to be a member of the UNBSJ Seawolves. Those who wish to contribute to this bursary can do so by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/nkko7s . This bursary has nearly tripled it's goal and we hope that it can continue to grow and support a memorial bursary for years to come. I am humbled by the strength and integrity that our grad class has held through this difficult time in Peter's life, which was truly a life worthwhile. I hope that together we commemorate a young gentleman who was kind, selfless, and even in his final days remained private to protect the emotions of his friends and loved ones. Vita Vitalis, Job Burns 2010-2011 SJHS Student Representative Council Vice President http://www.gofundme.com/nkko7s


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IB Art Show

by Ms. Lutz - Thursday, March 5, 2015

The ultimate goal of many artists is to share their work with the public. For the students of Saint John High’s IB Art 121 class, that goal is soon to be a reality: their very own art show is opening at the Saint John Arts Centre Friday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30. The exhibit will showcase the diverse mediums and themes the students have explored this year and is a major component of their IB mark. Come out on the 13th to see the successful culmination of these very talented students’ work.

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