This friday night your very own Saint John High School Greyhounds will be playing the Kennebecasis Valley High School Crusaders in the 3rd annual Papa John Bowl. The football game will be taking place at KVHS with a kick off time of 7 pm. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Looking forward to seeing all of our past and present Greyhounds out cheering on the team! GO HOUNDS GO!
Members of SJHS’s Club HOPE were out bright and early Sunday, October 4th for its annual fall South End Cleanup. Over 25 students helped clean the streets and sidewalks of Saint John High’s neighbourhood, encompassing the areas from Queen St. to Princess St. and from Water St. to Charlotte.
A big thank you goes to the SJHS custodial staff for providing the garbage bags and plastic gloves and another big thank you goes to all of the students who gave their time and energy for this community service. Well done, everyone!
Fundy Invitational XC Meet – St George – September 26
The Hounds Cross Country team was at it again this weekend with their final prep meet before NBIAA Regionals. Girls were led by rookie Alyssa Evans in 2nd place followed by the sister duo of Kathleen and Shannon O’Keefe in 4th & 5th. Senior boys showed just how strong they are taking the 1st, 3rd and 4th spots in this weekend’s race. Tyler Adams won the event followed by Ryan Evans, Felipe Lamprea and Robert Scott. The following 10 SJHS runners competed at the meet. Well done Greyhounds!
Girls: Alyssa Evans, Kathleen Okeefe, Shannon Okeefe Boys: Tyler Adams, Ryan Evans, Felipe Lamprea, Robert Scott, Sebastian Dumouchel, Devin Duchesne and Emmanuel Kalubi
Next up: October 3rd –NBIAA Regionals XC Meet – Oromocto
Over the first 2 weeks of school, Hounds, staff, and friends donated a hefty pile of school supplies, which included: looseleaf, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, and much more. On Tuesday, September 22, we delivered 5 boxes of supplies to St. John the Baptist/King Edward School, and another 5 boxes to Prince Charles. Both schools were truly appreciative of the donations, and send a big thank you to our Key Club and all Hounds and staff who participated in this initiative.
The Greyhound Cross Country team swept the team competition winning all 4 age divisions at their second JD Irving XC meet in Saint John this week. On the team side both Junior boys and girls won their event with each senior team placing second. 28 SJHS runners competed at the meet with Brady Graves winning the senior boys individual race and the team taking 10 top 6 finishes in the competition.
Senior Girls – Laura Bonga 3rd, Charly Bonga 5th
Junior Girls – Alyssa Evans 3rd, Julia Leblanc 5th, Sophie Inkpen 6th
Senior Boys – Brady Graves 1st, Felipe Lamprea 3rd, Ryan Evans 5th
WOW!! What a great start to the school year!!! Last Tuesday, over 200, very timid grade 9 students walked through the doors of SJHS, to begin the last phase of their educational career. The 2015-2016 Student Council was well prepared with an organized day of Tours, Ice Breakers, a 2019 Class Photo, and a Barbeque.
The grade 9 students met their teachers for the first time as they ran through their daily schedule. It was a wonderful day, with a new beginning for the students.
A special thank you to the SRC for organizing a wonderful day for the grade 9s.
Sir James Dunn XC Meet – St Andrews – September 15
The Greyhound Cross Country team had a very strong showing at the season’s first XC meet in St Andrews. 10 SJHS runners competed at the meet taking 9 top 6 finishes in the competition where junior and senior athletes competed together in the same races. Brady Graves started the season with a decisive win for the senior boys beating the second place by over a minute followed by senior Felipe Lamprea. Will Oliver lead the SJHS Juniors placing second. On the girls side Maggie Oliver lead the seniors placing 3rdfollowed closely by rookie Alyssa Evans close behind who placed 2nd in the junior girls.
Congratulations to… all who competed
Girls - Maggie Oliver, Laura Bonga, Emily Atwell, Lily Coffin, Alyssa Evans, Julia Leblanc, Kathleen Okeefe
To all the future hounds, your first day of grade 9 is quickly approaching and I'm sure you're all filled with questions. So hopefully, this can answer some of them. On Tuesday, please arrive at the school at 8:30, as the opening assembly will begin at 9:00 in the auditorium. You will then be sorted into your homerooms and get toured around the school by students, where you will have the chance to participate in activities (like signing up for sports and clubs, etc.). You'll be having a barbecue for lunch, and then the afternoon will be spent going to all your classes and meeting your teachers for the semester. You don't have to worry about bringing a lunch on the first day, that will be provided for you. All you'll need is some basic school supplies, like pens, pencils, paper, binders or notebooks, etc. Your teachers will specify if you need anything extra for your classes, so don't worry about whether you have all the supplies you'll need for the first day. We can't wait to welcome all you future greyhounds to our school, see you on Tuesday!
The Greyhounds swim team begins practices Tuesday September 8 and completes the season on December 16th. There are ten scheduled practices each week (M-F) with morning swims starting at 7:30 and after-school swims at 3:30. New athletes are always welcome: you can join to compete or join just to keep fit. Athletes are asked to attend any three scheduled practices each week. (More if you so choose)
Tryout week runs Sept 14-18. For athletes that have other team committments early in the season new athletes will be accepted until October 15th. For athletes wishing to tryout earlier, come to any of the scheduled practices.
There are four teams that compete for SJHS: Junior (Grades 9-10) and Senior (Grades 11-12) Boys and Girls. All four teams train in the SJHS pool located beneath the Gym on the first floor. Lockers and showers are available in the pool change rooms.
Team Captains for 2015: Robert Scott (Sr-B), Emily Whitcomb (Sr-G), Dennis Emerson (Jr-B), Victoria Ruigrok (Jr-G). The team is coached by Charlie Sullivan and Patti Macmackin. ( Click for Team Web Site.)