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JV Boys Basketball Win SouthWest Regional Tournament

by Jeff White - Monday, February 8, 2016

The JV Boy basketball team continued their successful season winning the South West Regional Basketball Tournament this weekend at home. The Hounds progressively improved all weekend defeating Harbourview High 94-46 A great performance after a 2 week layoff. Top scores for the Hounds were Jamie White with 22 and Andrew Lambert with 17. The win set the Hounds up for a semi final match up with Leo Hayes. The hounds knew a win over the Lions guaranteed them a pot in the Provincial championship February 12-13th. Leaving nothing to chance the Hounds came out flying and defeated the Lions 90-47. Top scores were Tanner Hoyt with 23 and Jaleel Smith dropping 15 all in the 1st quarter. The win set up a the final game to determine top seed with a formidable foe Fredericton High. The game was a fast paced with lots of emotion and basketball plays. The Hounds held of the charging Black Kats to win 72-71. Jamie White and Will Roderick led the way with 18 a piece.

Next weekend the Hounds will face Leo Hayes and Bernice McNaughton on Friday in round robin play of the provincials. The other division has Riverview, Fredericton and Moncton High. Saturday the Hounds hop to make it to cross overs and playoffs.

The plyers and coaches want to thank all the fans for coming out this past weekend to support the team. A big shout out and thank you the JV and Senior girls basketball players who volunteered their time to work the scorers table and the the leadership class for running the door and canteen.

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Dumplings! Dumplings! And More Dumplings!

by Webstaff - Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Ni hao"!! (Hello) Students in Ms. Jiang's Mandarin class had a great time learning how to make dumplings as they finished up their semester. Ms. Jiang has taught Mandarin at SJHS for 3 years and the students have enjoyed learning the language.

A few fun facts about Mandarin

  • Approx 1 Billion people speak Mandarin
  • Mandarin Chinese does not have an alphabet, it uses symbols.
  • There are over 100,000 Chinese characters recorded, with more being developed all the time.

The dumplings tasted great, and the students were encouraged to share with their friends and school staff.

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JV Boys Basketball to host Regional Tournament Feb 5-6

by Jeff White - Monday, February 1, 2016

The Hounds will be hosting the South West Regional basketball tournament February 5-6th. By securing first place in the South with a 10-0 regular season record the Hounds secured home court advantage for the tournament. The tournament will consist of 8 teams with the top 3 teams from the Regional advancing to the Provincial final the following weekend February 12-13th in Fredericton.

First up for the Hounds will be the Harbourview Vikings at 10 am Friday, February 5th. If the Hounds win this game they advance to a 6 pm semi-final game versus the winner of Leo Hayes and Sussex. The winner of the 6 pm semi-final game will guarantee themselves a spot in the Provincials. The tournament will be competitive and fast as all teams will have to be at their best to advance. Other teams participating in the tournament include Fredericton High, KV High, St. Mac’s and Oromocto.

The Hounds won home court advantage with a 10-0 record in league play to secure first place in the South. The players invite as many students, parents, teachers and fans as possible to come out and help drive them secure a spot in the Provincials. Let’s make the DOGPOUND loud and proud!!

Schedule is attached:

Friday February 5, 2015























Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2




Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4


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Exam Schedule for January 2016

by Webstaff - Friday, January 22, 2016

School exams begin on Monday, January 25th. Students are asked to arrive to their exam setting early and prepared to write for the full 2 hours.

Below is a guideline for the exams.

  • Exams are 2 hours in length.
  • Students must stay the full 2 hours.
  • Any student who arrives late because of late buses, will still have 2 hours to complete the exam.
  • An atmosphere which is quiet and afford the students an opportunity to be successful will be created.
  • 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.

Click on the following LINK to see the exam schedule for January, 2016.

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Alumni Students return to Promote Medical School

by Webstaff - Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saint John High School was most fortunate recently, to be able to entertain 3 alumni, Matthew Mackin (2006), Christian Mackin (2011) and Matthew Beckett (2009). All 3 students are currently in their 1st year of Medical School at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

We were very pleased to have them come to the school and provide an information session to our current students who are interested in medicine. This is one of many valuable guidance and information sessions that are available to the graduates of SJHS.

Thank you Matt, Christian and Matthew for sharing your experiences and we wish you luck in your studies.

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Senior Girls Swimmers Victorious at Provincials

by Web Staff - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saint John High hosted the 2015 Provincial NBIAA Swimming Championship at the Canada Games Aquatic Center on Sunday December 13th. SJHS finished second in the 26 team competition to FHS. (FHS 330 Points, SJHS 201 Points, Bathurst 72 Points, Simonds 69 Points, Tantramar 69 Points)

The Senior Girls squad won the Championship Banner squeaking past FHS 87-86. The lead flipped back and forth between the schools through-out the 13 swimming events. The SJHS girls secured the win by breaking the 20 year-old provincial records in the 4x50 Medley Relay (A Kim, I Nickerson, K Holt, E Whitcomb) and in the 4x50 Freestyle Relay (E Hoellwarth, E Whitcomb, A Kim, J Holt). Emily Whitcomb was this years senior captain and N MacNeil was the seventh member of the winning team.

Medals in the competition were picked up by Dennis Emerson (Bronze 100 Breaststroke & Gold 50 Breaststroke), Isabelle Nickerson (Silver 50 + 100 Breaststroke & Bronze 100 IM ), Victoria Ruigrok (Bronze 50 Backstroke), Angelina Kim (Silver 50 Backstroke & 100 Backstroke) Emilee Hoellwarth (Bronze 50 Backstroke), Ben Morris (Silver 100 IM), Alexander Corasaniti (Bronze 100 Backstroke), Adrien Selway (Silver 50 Freestyle).

The Junior Boys team finished second. Senior boys placed third. Junior girls placed 5th.

CLICK HERE for the 2015 Swimming Championships Video

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SJHS Key Club in November: Successful Coat Drive/ Salvation Army Kettle Drive

by Fletcher Ritcey - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

November was a busy and productive month for your SJHS Key Club. We began with our annual coat drive. In only 4 days, we collected: 53 coats, 11 winter vests, 5 pairs of snow pants, 22 hats, 10 scarves, 8 pairs of gloves, 4 pairs of mittens, and 2 pairs of boots. All of these items were donated to Romero House. On November 27, over a third of our members participated in the Salvation Army Kettle Drive at locations across the city. Proceeds will support those in need in our local communities during the holiday season. Congratulations to all Key Club members who contributed to these successful, worthwhile events!

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18th Annual Holiday Bazaar

by Ms. Tracy Parker - Sunday, December 13, 2015

This year marked the 18th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Saint John High School. The excitement began on Friday as we filled our tummies with a beautiful pancake breakfast and then live "entertainment" provided by the staff for the enjoyment of our students. Then the work truly began as students and staff alike worked side by side to create a set up for the Bazaar taking place on Saturday. You could feel the excitement in the air and the joy felt by those involved as the cafeteria became a French Café, the hallway now a place full of live holiday music, baked treats, expressions of holidays celebrated all over the world and so much more. The silent auction items were placed out ready for bidding and the gymnasium was set with over 80 tables waiting for the vendors to join us the following day.

When Saturday rolled in, so did the wonderful people that joined us for our largest school fundraiser of the year! Spirit was rushing through the halls and so were the people! Some were bidding on that special item at the auction, hoping to outbid the competition, some were purchasing Holiday gifts at the vendor tables, many were experiencing the treats in the French Café and the bake sale, and everyone was enjoying the live music at various venues throughout the school.

The event was full of fun, joy and truly a team effort! Thank you to everyone who assisted in making this event so successful - most importantly, the wonderful students of Saint John High who showed just what it means to be a Greyhound! Thank you to all visitors who came out to join us during this very special two days. We thank you all for your support of our school and for sharing this holiday event with us! We hope to see everyone again next year!!!

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SJHS coach reaches milestone in pool

by Ron Barry - Saturday, December 12, 2015

This article is courtesy of Telegraph-Journal

SAINT JOHN A quarter of a century is a long time to do anything, let alone do it well.

Which brings us to Charlie Sullivan Jr.

On Sunday when the Canada Games Aquatic Centre hosts the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association swim championships beginning at 10 a.m., Sullivan will put a cap on his 25th year as head coach at Saint John High School. Under his watch, the Greyhounds’ program has become a force in the pool, securing 13 NBIAA banners as overall champions to go along with 17 boys and 12 girls divisional titles.

Those impressive numbers don’t tell Sullivan’s entire narrative in the sports world – he has also scripted his chapter as a member of New Brunswick’s ‘First Family of Curling’, garnering acclaim for his successes on the pebbled sheets of ice.

For starters, he served as third for his cousin, the late Jim Sullivan, when they teamed with Dan Alderman and Craig Burgess to win the Canadian junior title in 1987 and the world championship in Fussen, Germany in 1988. The foursome would later be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, circa 1994.He has also been to five Briers,winning silver (1990) and bronze medals (1997).

What has transpired during his time as a swim coach has not drawn the media attention afforded his curling exploits, but it has been a satisfying journey for this teacher.

“You see kids in a different light and you see them develop over a period of time,” said Sullivan.“It’s one of the joys you get after being in the high school environment.”

As swimmers ready for the provincials, the line will start behind Fredericton High School, whose Black Kats were dominant in 2014 as they claimed the overall title by sweeping the senior boys’ and girls’ divisions and winning the junior girls’ title. The only obstacle in their way of a grand slam came from Nepisiguit High School of Bathurst, which earned junior boys’laurels.

“They are definitely the favourite,” said Sullivan of FHS, which flexed its might by winning the overall title at last month’s South-West Regionals in Woodstock.“They are far ahead – there’s not going to be any upset this year. I haven’t really looked at the North-East,but our senior girls will take a run at them in their division. It’s going to be one of those meets where it probably goes back and forth from race to race.”

At the regionals, FHS had a number of strong individual performances in the senior division – Eric Meng swept the 50,100 and 200-metre freestyle races and added a fourth victory in the 100-metre individual medley, while Alex Strelkov and Gabriella Belsh were both triple winners.

The Greyhounds found success in relays, particularly in the senior division as they won the boys’ and girls’ freestyle and medley races.SJHS will be relying on Angelina Kim, Isabelle Nickerson, Kyra Holt, Emily Whitcomb, Emilee Hoellwarth and Janelle Holt (girls) and Mitch Lui, Sam Dumouchel, Greg Whitcomb, Adrien Selway, Robert Scott and Alexander Corasaniti (boys) to build upon their regional victories. It’s no accident the ‘Hounds do well in the relays.

“I always like to win relays, or at least place high in those events,” said Sullivan.“We work at the relays – they’re fun and the kids love these races. You’ll hear them cheering much louder during the relays than the individual events.”

There were some close calls are the Southwest Regionals – the FHS junior boys’ team of Noah Brake, Owen Piercey, Ben Goodyear and Gabriel Giesterfer Nyvlt posted a 200-metre medley relay time of two minutes, 20.42 seconds.

Not to be outdone, Kyra Holt of SJHS and Bea Lougheed of FHS both touched at 33.51 seconds in the 50-metre butterfly. In the 100-metre butterfly, Nicole MacNeil of Saint John High posted a time of 1:14.88 to beat Gabriella Belsh of Fredericton High by 24 one-hundreths of a second. With swimmers from the North-East Regionals strengthening the field, Sullivan anticipates more nail-biters.

“It’s going to make races even harder,” said the meet manager.“It’s like shuffling two decks of cards together – you might have been second when it was one deck, but now you’re fourth when the decks are together. In some races, especially at the 50-metre distance, you may have one second separating the top six swimmers. It may come down to a good start,a good turn or a smart finish.”

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Entrepreneurship Classes hosts an Uptown Christmas Market

by Ms.Stacey Wood - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On Wednesday December 2nd Ms. Wood’s Entrepreneurship 110 class participated in the “Uptown Christmas” market at St.Malachy’s. The students did an amazing job creating their mini-ventures with several groups winning some top prizes. Judging was conducted by staff members from Enterprise Saint John and are as follows:

Best Sales Technique Runners Up- Jared Garland and Bethany Morrell-Pixart

Best Booth Runners Up- Emily Theriault and Sophie Kostabasakis-Bomb Girls

Runners Up- Elspeth Adams and Marissa Beckwith-Christmas Creations

Best Overall Business- Mitchell Gray- L.E.A.F Clothing

Most Profitable Business- Alyson McRae and Emma Clark-Pop Goes the Corn

Best Sales Technique Runner Up– Jack O’Neill

Winners received gift cards as a reward for all of their hard work. All of the mini-ventures who participated did a fantastic job!! Ms.Wood is very proud of you!!!

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