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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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SJHS Grad Class Billiards Night

by Emily Edgecombe - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Last Monday, February 23, 2015, our Grad Class went to Dooley’s to shoot some pool, play some ping pong, and shoot darts while we enjoyed some snacks and socialized. It was a really good turn out and it was a lot of fun. Many laughs were shared and some new memories were made. It is so wonderful to be a part of a Grad Class that is so close and amazing, we are fortunate to be graduating with such an amazing group of individuals from the best high school around. We are looking forward to many other exciting events coming up!


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Visiting Artist Shares Talent with IB Art Class

by Jade Daly - Friday, February 20, 2015

For the past three weeks my IB Art class has had the amazing opportunity to work with the artist Deanna Musgrave. Musgrave is a working artist that is local to Saint John whom works mainly with abstract driven pieces. During her time with our class she has taught us new techniques and pushed us out of our comfort zones.

We were given the opportunity to paint to music and introduced us to many new process driven ways to apply paint such as water marking. We also had the chance to experiment with new materials such as pastes and gels to add texture and layers. This wonderful opportunity has opened our eyes to new approaches to making art and deepened our appreciation of abstract art.


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LINK Program supports Suicide Prevention

by Todd Cormier - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February is suicide awareness month and SJHS drew awareness to the campaign by supporting our LINK program at SJHS. Students were asked to show their support by wearing a Yellow T-shirt OR something that has yellow in it.

Connor Doiron, one of many students wearing yellow, was the lucky recipient of 2 Sea Dog Tickets. Congrats to all the students/staff wearing Yellow today. Nice job supporting one another!!!


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537 Students receive EXEMPTIONS!!!

by Webstaff - Monday, February 16, 2015

Saint John High School had 537 very happy scholars in January.

The opportunity to apply for exemptions during the exam period brought joy to a number of students. The revamped exemption policy allowed students to receive an exemption in one of 2 ways, academic or attendance.

Attendance - student can not have missed any more than 5 classes in any of their classes.

Academic - student achieved 90% or higher in the course that they would like an exemption in.

172 students applied for an academic exemption and 365 students received an exemption based on attendance . For more information on how to obtain an exemption, please check our website under "Policies".

CONGRATULATIONS to all those students who received an exemption, keep up the good work!!


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Graduates of 1985 30th Reunion

by Wendy Knox - Monday, February 16, 2015

Plans are underway for our 30th Reunion. Please contact Wendy Knox( wendy.knox@tabufile.ca) or join the Facebook Group SJHS Class of 85 to ensure we have your contact information.


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Raise $1000 and Shave Mr. Ogden's Head

by Student Representative Council - Thursday, February 12, 2015

The SJHS SRC has taken on Hounds Helping Hounds as their second semester fundraiser. HHH is an account put into place to help our fellow greyhounds when they are in need. (Food, Winter Jackets, House Fires, etc.) Together, we can raise $1000 by February 20th and will have the opportunity to shave Mr. Ogden's head. Over the next few days, watch for SJHS students walking around asking for money to donate to Hounds Helping Hounds.


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Applications now being accepted for French summer camp- grades 9 & 10

by Martha Garey - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning new things? Would you like the opportunity to improve your French skills this summer? If so, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is once again sponsoring the Summer French Camp for Students in Grades 9 and 10 . French immersion and Core/Post-intensive French students are both encouraged to apply. The program is a four-week immersion experience administered by the Université de Moncton. This summer, the camp will run from June 28th to July 24th.

Applications may be obtained at Saint John High. Interested students must submit their applications and a cheque of $100 (written to the Minister of Finance – New Brunswick) by February 27 th. For further details, please see your French teacher or Ms. Garey.


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Magee surpasses 1,000 career points

by SCOTT BRIGGS - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This article is courtesy of TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL

SJHS star Kathryn Magee joins her father as a member of high school basketball’s 1,000-point club

Positioned on the sidelines in front of her team’s bench, Kathryn Magee made an inbound pass to teammate Shania Graham with just under nine minutes left in the game.

Graham barely had possession of the basketball before giving it back to Ma-gee, who planted her feet and drained a three-pointer from the corner. The clutch triple gave Magee 1,002 career points en route to helping her Saint John High School Greyhounds to a 67-64 win over the Sussex Regional Sonics Saturday at Harbour Station.

Magee and Megan Stewart scored 14 points apiece for the Greyhounds, while Graham added 10. Lauren Flemming led Sussex with 14 points, while Reese Baxendale and Kennedy Baird each had 11.

The Sonics led the girls AAA contest 46-44 after three quarters. That was before Magee hit two corner threes and made two foul shots in the final frame.

Shortly after the final buzzer, the Greyhounds retreated to their locker room and applauded the Grade 12 shooting guard for reaching her milestone. Her team presented her with a plaque for joining the 1,000-point club.

“I’m really excited right now and we just beat Sussex,” Magee said.“That’s a big accomplishment for us.”

Her first three, the one that put her over 1,000 points, came with 8:43 left in regulation. Not long after, Greyhounds head coach Bill Mayberry pulled Magee off the court. He put his arm around her while revealing the significance of her shot.

“I actually had no idea how close I was,” she said. “I thought about it this morning, but never thought anything of it, and then my coach pulled me off.”

Magee’s parents, Chris and Ann, along with her grandparents, were on hand for the special occasion. Chris scored 1,205 points in his hoops career at Kennebecasis Valley High School, where he was teammates with May-berry.

“It just shows you the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” Mayberry said. “Kathryn has been a joy to coach for three years. You like to remember them all, but she’s one of those special kids that comes along every once in a while.”

Before Magee became a standout with the Greyhounds, Chris was her coach. The father-daughter tandem were together through the minor ranks, including puppy, junior-mini, mini and bantam. She eventually landed at SJHS, making the varsity team in Grade 10.

“I was the youngest on the team, but my teammates were all really welcoming,” Magee recalled. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.”

Still, Magee didn’t lack confidence as a rookie, realizing her strength was putting up points.

“I don’t want to sound cocky, but shooting is basically my job on the team, and scoring is what I’m supposed to do for them”Magee said.“I did expect to score.”

That was the case on Saturday, but she didn’t truly heat up until the fourth quarter. Magee had a couple in the first, two more off a baseline hook in the second and a slick floater from close range in the third.

After her first three broke the 1,000-point barrier in the fourth quarter, it was as if a burden had been lifted.

“It boosted my confidence a little,” she admitted.

Graham, who’s been Magee’s teammate since bantam, knew she wanted to get the ball back to Magee. The two worked the give-and-go to perfection to set up the big trey.

“That’s a big accomplishment, I’m jealous,”Graham said with a wide smile. “That’s really cool. I’m really proud of her. I’m so glad that I had the chance to play with her.

“She believes in herself and never gives up. She’s a great person and she’s there for you.”

Chris credits his daughter for all the work she did to reach the special mark.

“She’s worked on her own in the summers,”he said.“She’s spent a lot of time in the gym, and Bill deserves a lot of credit because he spent a lot of time with her. She’s put herself in a position where she’s built on some skill that’s she’s had, and she’s improved it over the years.

“She’s also been very fortunate to play on teams with good teammates,” the proud father added. “It’s kind of special that someone I played with at KVHS has been her coach at Saint John High. Bill brings that same intensity that he had on the court.

“He’s extremely good with the kids and Kathryn has very much enjoyed playing for him these past three years, and his assistant (Jillian) Wilton is the same. She brings a great deal of intensity and a desire to compete, which is important for these girls to understand. Every time they go out on the floor, they need to do the very best they can.”

The Greyhounds will soon begin playoffs, a sure sign that winter is winding down. And even though Magee will graduate from SJHS this spring, she’d like to continue playing basketball in college.

While she would look great in a uniform at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, she’s exploring different options. The only certainty, at this point at least, is that she wants to study business.

“We’ll see what happens,”the 17-year-old scoring sensation said. “I kind of want to get away, but I haven’t fully decided yet.”


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EXAMS are coming soon to SJHS!!!

by Webstaff - Friday, January 9, 2015

Students are earnestly studying and preparing for their upcoming exams here at Saint John High School. Beginning Monday, January 19th, 9 am, students will begin writing exams. Students should arrive to their exam setting early and prepared to write for the full 2 hours.

Grade 9 students will write their ELPA exams at 3 different times, beginning Friday morning, 9am, January 16th.

Please click on the EXAM SCHEDULE to see the times and locations of the exams.

Studying for exams can become tedious. CLICK HERE to obtain some tips on studying and preparing for exams.

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 affords the students 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.

GOOD LUCK!!

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