On Saturday, April 11, eight members of our SJHS Key Club participated in the Kiwanis One Day event at the Restore on Rothesay Avenue. The Restore supports Habitat for Humanity. We joined people from other Kiwanis groups in cleaning the store, and rolled A LOT of change from the store’s donation box. Everyone enjoyed pizza and beverages after the work was done, and it was a really fun afternoon!
The Drama Club is auctioning off a piece of art by Gerry Collins. The proceeds from the sale of this pastel will go toward the SJHS Drama Club’s trip to Fredericton in May to participate in Drama Fest 2015. The students have been working since September on three plays, all student written and directed. Below is a brief description of the artist.
Details of painting
20.5” x 28.75” (29.5" x 37.5" framed)
value = $1400 (framing by Mario's)
Deadline: Monday, April 13th, at 6:00 pm - payable to: Saint John High School.
Artist Gerard Collins, a native of Saint John, is one of Canada’s finest painters. Having studied at the St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England, followed by a year of studying with Gerhard Richter in Dusseldorf, Germany, Collins completed his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he furthered his exploration of conceptual art. Not only can his work be found in many private collections but also in many corporate ones, including the National Gallery of Canada, the New Brunswick Museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the University of New Brunswick, Mount St. Vincent University, and the Owens Art Gallery. Collins has served on juries for the Canada Council and has won numerous grants and awards, including the 2001 Strathbutler Award.
It is true; Mary Poppins has flown in, but unfortunately the winds have now changed. Mary Poppins flew into SJHS on March 26th, 27th and 28th at 7pm and we are so pleased that we could share a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney’s Mary Poppins. Each night, the auditorium was filled with such an exciting and participating audience which made the show just that much more special. There is no better feeling than the first time you walk onto the stage and look out into the audience, seeing such a large audience smiling and enjoying your entertainment.
It is very hard to believe that many months of hard work, dancing; singing has all come to an end. But, Mary Poppins will be a memory that every single cast member will never forget. We can say that this show “Mary Poppins” has a very special touch to it that many others haven’t had compared to previous shows. We truly experienced the magic that Mary Poppins brings to Cherry Tree Lane. “Anything Can Happen If You Let It.”
On behalf of the cast, we would like to extend a special thank you to a group of people that made the show such an amazing experience for the cast and audience. We send a very warming thank you to our Director, Monic Hutchinson, Music Director, Trish Gallagher, Stage Manager, Tracy Lutz and our Producer, Peter Larsen. We couldn’t have put on such a spectacular production without their help and organization. Also, this year we had a special touch added to our show, as Walsh Luggage donated several umbrellas to decorate the auditorium and also donated an umbrella to be drawn by Mary Poppins herself each night. Thank you Walsh Luggage.
by Student Representative Council - Monday, March 30, 2015
Spring Fling is a thing! We will be hosting our Spring Fling this Thursday, April 2nd at Lily Lake Pavilion. 7:30-10:30. Purchase your tickets this week outside the cafeteria for $10, make sure you have your student ID with you.
Saint John High School Cheerleaders are hosting Cheer To Win on Saturday, April 11 th at SJHS . Doors open at 12:00. There is a$5 entrance fee .
There will be 10 high school teams from around New Brunswick. It is a great afternoon of fun and high energy, lots of great music and cheerleading /dancing and gymnastics .
Provincials will also be held in Saint John at UNB Saint John on Saturday ,May 9th,doors open at 12;00,with a $5 entrance fee.
Please come out and support our SJHS-Cheerleaders , they are having a lot of healthy fun and making a lot of friends.
Three SJHS students competed at the Saint John Ed Centre chess tournament on Saturday at Millidgeville North School and they absolutely cleaned up! Amir David won all five of his games to win a first place finish in grade eleven. Nam Vu won four of his five games to finish in second place for Grade 9, losing only to fellow Greyhound Sam Song, who took first place with a perfect score. All three qualified to compete in the provincial tournament next month in Tracadie-Sheila.
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.
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.
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
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.