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Holiday Bazaar and Silent Auction

by webstaff - Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saint John High School's Annual Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Whether it be listening to the music while enjoying some sweets in the French Cafe or making a "one-stop" Christmas shop, the Bazaar is sure to get you into the Holiday spirit! Bring friends and family and let others know as there is something for everyone! • Tables with Local Vendors • Bake Sale • French Cafe in the Cafeteria • Silent Auction in Room 227 • School clothing for sale • Music featuring SJHS Choir • Draws for Adult and Student Baskets . For anyone that is interested, we will be accepting item donations for the silent auction until Friday, December 4th. Come on out and enjoy Saint John High’s most exciting event of the year!!!

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Helmets for Hounds Dinner & Auction

by David Grandy - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 28, Saint John Greyhounds Varsity Football

We are very excited to announce 2015 is the 45th year of Hounds Football and we will be holding our 4th annual Helmets for Hounds Dinner & Auction Fundraiser. Doors will open at 6pm. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets please contact:

Nancy Hachey(506) 696-2777 H, (506) 694-2988 W , (506) 333-9575 C, hacheyn@nbnet.nb.ca

Coach David Grandy, (506) 640-0795, david.grandy@nbed.nb.ca

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by Cathy Connolly - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

At Saint John High, we are proud to look out for one another and what better way to show our support than through a donation to the Food 4 Thought program. Food 4 Thought makes available, on a daily basis, light breakfast / lunch snacks for any Grey Hound. Donations will be accepted in any classroom where you see a bin between Monday Nov. 23rd and Friday Nov. 27th and during PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES on NOV. 25th and NOV. 27th. Let’s fill the bins to their rims! Students are asked to bring the following items by grade level:

GRADE 9 fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups

GRADE 10 jam, honey, “wow” butter, cheez whiz, cheese & cracker packages

GRADE 11 single servings of: Chef Boyardee, Campbell’s Chunky soups, Noodle Bowls

GRADE 12 cereal bars, granola bars, dry cereal, fruit chews or fruit leather

The challenge is on…what Grade level will bring in the most donations???

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Volunteer Opportunities for SJHS students

by Mary Foley - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

There are some exciting opportunities for Saint John High School students to get involved in the community coming up this week! This Friday, November 27th, SJHS is working all of the Salvation Army Kettles in the city. We will be working in shifts of two hours at various locations around the city from 10am-8pm, and you can work with a partner. On November 28th, the Empty Stocking Fund will be taking place at the school. Volunteers are needed to do various jobs around the events. This runs in shifts from 11am- 4pm and 4pm- 9pm, and is always lots of fun for all students involved! On December 5th, volunteers are needed at our annual Holiday Bazaar. This event is a huge fundraiser for student activities and a great way for students to support their school. Sign up sheets for all of these wonderful opportunities are located outside of the SRC room on the first floor by the library. Please speak to Mary Foley for more information.

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SJHS Key Club Volunteers at Safe Halloween Event

by Fletcher Ritcey - Monday, November 23, 2015

On Halloween night, four Key Club members volunteered at the P.U.L.S.E. Safe Halloween event in the city’s south end. Close to 200 residents enjoyed a BBQ, hot beverages, fruit (paid for by Key Club), and treats. Club members served food, handed out treats, and helped with the set up and clean up. Such a great event, and enjoyed by all!

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JV Boys Basketball hosting Bottle Drive

by Webstaff - Monday, November 16, 2015

On Saturday, November 21st, the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team will be hosting a bottle drive in support of the team. It is possible to drop the bottles off at St.Luke's Church in the North End between 9am and 1pm.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you there. Bring your bottles!!

JV Boys Basketball: Season begins: ON and Off the Court

The JV Boys basketball team kicked off the season with a 4-0 record to win the Carleton County JV Boys Invitational tournament in Woodstock Nov 14 and Nov 15. Day 1 had the Hounds battle and defeat the Fredericton High Black Kats by a score of 70-61. Next up the Hounds battled back from a 10 point deficit at the end of the first quarter to defeat the hometown Woodstock Thunder 93-70. Day 2 had the Hounds defeat the co-host Carleton North Stars by a 63-37 margin setting up a rematch with the Kats in the final. First half of the final was a battle of fatigue and foul trouble; however our players embraced the pressure of FHS and held their ground. Down 26-24 at the half the Hounds turned up the defence and dominated the rebounding battle to pull away for a 68-53 win. An all around team effort all weekend.

Off the Court the Hounds are visiting with the Rising Stars basketball program and running a mini camp with the grade 4-6 basketball players at St John the Baptist King Edward School Monday November 16 at 6 pm. The boys are excited to mentor the next generation of basketball players in our neighborhood.

Additionally the Hounds are holding a bottle drive on Saturday November 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Luke’s church at the corner of Main St. and Lansdowne Ave. to offset the cost of our player fees. Please spread the word, alternatively if you have items for pick up please call 647 0279.

Regular season kick off is November 24 at Harbourview. Our first home game is Dec 1 versus KVHS. Mark your calendars for the Hounds Invitational being hosted on December 12th. Our team is seeking volunteers for door, clock and team host duties. If interested leave your name with Mr. Grandy!

Go Hounds!

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It's Diversity and Respect Week

by ASD -S - Monday, November 16, 2015

This article is courtesy of Anglophone School District South

Diversity and Respect Week begins Monday, Nov. 16 in New Brunswick schools as part of a provincial effort to support a safe, welcoming and affirming school environment for all students.

Diversity and Respect Week replaces Anti-bullying Week promoted in New Brunswick schools since 2012.

“We wanted to include a broader mandate for schools to celebrate the diversity of their students and of their communities, while focusing upon fostering a culture of respect,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle. “Schools will be able to focus upon reducing incidents of bullying by emphasizing the importance of respect for others and encouraging understanding for the differences that make students unique.”

The change to Diversity and Respect Week is in alignment with the department’s refocusing of the position of Diversity and Respect Coordinator towards promoting a positive learning environment. The intention is to look at the contextual underpinnings of bullying and harassment in order to be a truly inclusive system.

“Teaching and learning to recognize, confront and prevent racism, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia will help to create safe and inclusive learning environments for all children and students,” said Rouselle.

As part of the week’s activities, schools around the province will hold assemblies and other special events, including inviting First Nations dancers and drummers to the school.

Some schools will be celebrating with special projects, including random acts of kindness initiatives, quilts that celebrate diversity within the school and other theme-related classroom activities.


Spirit Week Lunch Events

by SRC - Sunday, November 15, 2015

In addition to dress up days, there will also be free activities going on in the gym at lunch in honour of Spirit Week!! Monday: Twister

Thursday: Dodge Ball

Friday: Battle Slugs

Everyone come on down and participate for a good time!!

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SJHS Remembers

by Webstaff - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saint John High School held its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov 10th. Mr. Jim McNiven organized a very moving reflection on the significance of Remembrance Day. Ms. Stacey Wood's, IB Social Studies 10 and Modern History class created a video which paid tribute to the students of SJHS who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars and in Afghanistan. The Concert Choir, under the direction of Ms. Gallagher and accompanied by the String Ensemble, under the direction of Ms. Ali Leonard gave a very touching musical tribute.

158 students of Saint John High lost their lives through 2 World Wars and 1 in Afghanistan War. These students who lost their lives were very similar to the students of today. They had friends, they studied, they had a future. It was through their efforts that we are able to live in a peaceful country.

On this Remembrance Day, take two minutes to remember those who fought for our country and honor the sacrifice made for your freedom.

Please click on the following link to view the video created by Ms. Wood's classes. Video Link

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Spirit Week

by SRC - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hounds!! We're having spirit week this year from November 16th to the 20th in honour of the upcoming Memorial Game. There will be dress up days every day:

Monday: Rainbow day

Tuesday: 80s and 90s day

Wednesday: Red & Grey day and Memorial Game @ STM

Thursday: Denim Day

Friday: Pyjama Day

Each grade will be against each other and will be given points for participation. The winners will be announced on Friday, so everyone get your school spirit on and may the best grade win!

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