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SJHS Best of Broadway Show

by SJHS webstaff - Thursday, January 18, 2024

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Come one, come all! Saint John High School's Best of Broadway show on February 2nd and 3rd is an opportunity to see each of our 40+ talented singers, dancers, and perform their favourite show-stopping numbers! You will see large production numbers, smaller ensembles, and solos. Each one will leave you wanting more! The production is directed by SJHS alum Drew Murdoch, choreographed by Marcia Dysart, and under the musical direction of Ms. Gallagher.

Tickets are $20, and the show will begin at 7:30pm in the Denis Knibb Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Please visit sjhigh.eventbrite.com. We will have limited ticket sales at the door for those who cannot use Eventbrite.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Semester 1 Exams

by SJHS webstaff - Thursday, January 18, 2024

It's that time of year! Our regular semester classes will end on Friday, and our exam period will begin on Monday, January 22nd. Friday, January 26th is reserved as a snow date. If there are any cancellations during the week due to weather, exams will move ahead by one day. Second semester will begin on Wednesday, January 31st. Good luck everyone, and study well!

Entrepreneurship Holiday Market

by Ms. Wood - Wednesday, December 20, 2023

On Tuesday December 19th, Ms. Wood's Entrepreneurship 110 class brought some holiday spirit and fun to the SJHS gym. The student-run businesses had great success and the Greyhounds who joined in on the festive fun went home with many great products, including ornaments, soap, candles, vintage clothing, makeup, specialty foods and treats. A number students (and some staff) also tried their hand at the gaming/VR station. All of the students did a wonderful job running their businesses. It is a lot of work to run these businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit shone through. The impressive displays and sales pitches paid off with several businesses selling out! Ms. Wood is very proud of her students and she and her entire Entrepreneurship class would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

Check out the photo gallery below!

Greyhounds Take Provincial Swim Banner

by Mr. G. Sullivan - Wednesday, December 13, 2023

For the second year in a row, the Swimming Greyhounds have won the NBIAA Provincial Championship banner in Swimming for the Senior category. Thirty swimmers trained with us this year having a combination of goals from skill development, fitness and our competitive squad.

It was truly a team effort, with point contributions from across the roster. The boys' side was highlighted by strong individual performances by Alex and Adam Hussey and brought significant points to the team, while the finale relay team of Zack Murphy, Erik El Bouamroui, Nick MacKenney and Sam Hunter brought home gold in a blistering time of 1 minute, 54.4 seconds - besting the second place team by thirty seconds!

On the girls' side, our finale 200m freestyle relay team earned the gold medal for the third year in a row! The 2023 squad comprised Abigail Mayers, Daniela Pelayo, Talya Sehim, Krisana MacLeod and Hanna Skopinska (qualification).

Honourable Mention shout-out to our JV mixed relay team of Oliver Lane, Adaya Edison, Lyrik Rogers and Halina Tutorski for a solid 5th place finish, getting points for our team and edging out their Southern Conference Rival STM (6th) and Simonds (7th) in tight races.

Coaches, Mr. C. Sullivan and Mr. G. Sullivan, would like to add a "thank you" to Ms. Lynch for assisting the coaching team this year and send "best wishes" to our seniors that have swum for us these past three years and been an important part of these two provincial banners: Alex Hussey and Abigail Mayers.

Swimmers can now enjoy a well earned rest after all of their morning and after school practices. We are looking forward to our own pool re-opening after the holidays (thank you to the CGAC for hosting us this season!) and starting our spring development program after the spring break in March.

Annual Memorial Game Dec. 13th

by SJHS webstaff - Monday, December 11, 2023

The annual memorial basketball game will be held on Dec.13th. This year's games will be held at St. Malachy's. This event between SJHS and St. Malachy's honours the legacy and commitment to academics and sports by Dave MacPherson and Jared Holder. Mr. MacPherson attended St. Malachy's High School and played basketball there before joining the staff at SJHS. Mr. Holder attended SJHS and played basketball there before joining the staff at St. Malachy's. The event is one of the biggest spirit nights of the year! Be sure to wear your red and grey to cheer on the Senior Girls' team at 6pm. The Senior Boys' team will follow at 8pm. All game proceeds will help fund the Holder-MacPherson scholarship at both schools.

IB Showcase & Program Info Night

by SJHS webstaff - Monday, December 11, 2023

Have you ever wonderered what it is like to be in the IB program? Are you curious to know more about potential areas of enrichment and research in the program? Please join us on Tuesday, December 12th for our IB Showcase and Information Night. Beginning at 6:00pm, our grade 12 IB Diploma Candidates will proudly be showcasing their research projects in the cafeteria. You can also learn more about how they are meeting the requirements for their Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) components of the program. The showcase will be followed by an information session in the auditorium at 7pm. Our IB Coordinator, Ms. Lutz, will present a program overview. Following that, Dalhousie University will speak of the benefits of the program from a university's perspective. We will also have a panel question and answer session with two SJHS IB graduates as well as some of our current students. We look forward to seeing on Tuesday evening!

SJHS Alum Wins Prestigious Order of the White Rose Prize

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This article is courtesy of read://https_globalnews.ca/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobalnews.ca%2Fnews%2F10147158%2Frecipient-order-of-the-white-rose%2F

Amelia Dai is this year's winner of the prestigious Order of the White Rose scholarship, an engineering award founded nine years ago to honour the 14 women killed during the École Polytechnique massacre.

"I feel heartbroken for these women who lost their lives at École Polytechnique while pursuing their dreams to become engineers, not too different from myself," Dai said at a ceremony at the school where the attack happened.

"I still need to take the time to process all the emotions. I think I am feeling more grateful than proud at the moment."

The Order of the White Rose scholarship was founded nine years ago by the now-renamed Polytechnique Montreal engineering school, and survivors of the tragedy. It serves as a tribute to the women killed, and as a beacon of hope for the future.

The $50,000 award is given to a Canadian engineering student annually.

"The scholarship allows us to build on this tragedy, and to provide an opportunity for promising outstanding young women in engineering," said Michèle Prévost, an engineering professor at Polytechnique Montreal and the Order of the White Rose jury president.

Dai moved to Montreal from China with her parents when she was 10 years old, settling in New Brunswick. She pursued her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of British Columbia, graduating as the valedictorian.

In a video montage shown during the awards ceremony, the dean of the engineering school said Dai was one of the most impressive students the school had ever seen. She is now pursuing her PhD at MIT in Boston, working on finding sustainable energy solutions.

While pursuing her studies, Dai remained an active volunteer in her community. She founded a mentoring program for high school students, while organizing events promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Prévost said the jury doesn't just consider academic excellence when handing out the award. They also want someone well-rounded who contributes to their community. She said Dai's impressive resumé catapulted her to win the award.

"We want a person who is not just academically outstanding, we want someone who will make a difference in the community," Prévost said. "She is kind, she is devoted, she is excellent. She will change the world."

I was inspired to create a more diverse and inclusive community wherever I go," she said. "I like volunteering. I like to make friends and take a break from the more technical side of classes. It brings me a warm and fuzzy feeling when I see people support and empower each other to become better versions of themselves."

Nathalie Provost was one of the founders of the prize, and is a survivor of the massacre. She said she is blown away by the how impressive Dai is.

"I am thrilled to know and understand we in humanity we have this kind of people with us able to find a solution for problems so broad, so difficult," Provost said. "Each year when I discover who is chosen I am always completely amazed. I was a good student but I was never as exceptional as those women are."

The school will mark the 34th anniversary of the shooting on Dec. 6th.

Story via Global News

SJHS Holiday Bazaar

by SJHS webstaff - Friday, December 1, 2023

Please join us for our annual SJHS Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-1pm. This event will feature numerous vendors, a silent auction, and a French café. We will also be selling our famous bean dinners and delicious baked goods. This is our school's main fundraiser and supports student activities. Help us help our students!