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Remembering a Colleague and Friend Rhonda Internoscia

by Angie Cameron - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The extended SJHS family felt it was important to honour Rhonda as a teacher and to take time to share our memories with other educational staff. This Wednesday, March 16th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the staff room at SJHS there will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Rhonda Internoscia.

Obituary of Rhonda Pearl Internoscia | Brenan's Paradise Row Funera... (brenansfh.com)

Ukraine Fundraiser and Mr. Hachey!!

by Chris Graham - Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hello Hounds and Hounds Community,

We are trying to raise money for the people of Ukraine and to make a hair donation to a Cancer survivor by cutting off Mr. Hachey' s long hair. We will sell tickets for $2.00 to SJHS students to raise a small amount of money and there will be a draw during an assembly on March 18th, 2022 to determine the lucky student that will cut Mr. Hachey' s hair.

We are asking our Saint John High Community to help with the Red Cross and the Federal Government's Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal program by making larger donations. Donations from parents and the community can be made to the Red Cross. You can go to the website and donate there: https://www.redcross.ca/. Please send proof of larger sums of money by emailing Mr. Chris Graham, Teacher at SJHS, the sum of your donation so that the school can keep a running tally of all donations submitted around this worthy fundraiser. [email protected]

Our goal is to raise $10 000 for this initiative, please help us.

Any smaller amounts that do not require a tax return can be submitted on the SJHS Cashless Schools at this link, https://www.sjhigh.ca/ (left hand side). There will be a site that will allow you to make small donations on the schools cashless site.

Thank you so much in supporting these worthwhile causes. Thank you, Mr. Hachey, for donating your long hair!

Grade 12 student, Sophie Eruokwu selling book on Amazon

by Mallory Cunningham - Thursday, February 24, 2022

Sophie Eruokwu, a grade 12 student at Saint John High School, has written a book , "The U.S.K." and it is now for sale on Amazon. Ms. Cunningham was able to interview Sophie and gain insight into Sophie's new book.

"This tale tells of a black girl who struggles to fit in after her family moves to a new town. But when she discovers other kids like her on the outskirts of town, life as she knows it changes forever..."

In this small, short story, The U.S.K revolves around the life of a lonely girl who just moved into a new town, and barely has any friends, and feels awful about looking different from the rest of the town. But when she meets the Underground Society of Kids, her life turns around for the better (or more or less, for the worse) But no spoilers! Get your eBook copy here from Amazon.ca!

I decided to donate all proceeds from the eBook to the Saint John Newcomer Centre in support of its programs for newcomers and visible minority groups. The book was written and illustrated by entirely by me and coincides well with the Black History Month celebration.

I chose to donate to the SJ Newcomers centers because my book is entirely based on some issues that immigrant newcomers face when they move into an unfamiliar and new place. The book is a reflection of not only a few of my struggles 'fitting in' when I was a newcomer, but also a reflection of the everyday problems kids my age (and even adults) that are immigrants face as they try to live a 'normal' life. I wholeheartedly believe it would be a good resource for newcomers struggling to 'fit in' and grow their new community.

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Open House Video 2022

by Webstaff - Thursday, February 24, 2022

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, Everyone for HIGH SCHOOL stand up and holler!!

Hey future Greyhounds!! We want to welcome you and invite all of you to become a member of the Class of 2026!!

Saint John High School is the oldest public high school in Canada and is steeped in many traditions. At SJHS we offer a wide range of educational programs and a variety of activities. We are known for excelling in the 3 A's; Academics, Arts and Athletics and we hope that you will want to be part of that.

We encourage you to take your time as you view the videos from the 4 high schools and consider all that is offered.

Please enjoy our Open House Video 2022! And we wish you all the best as you make your choice for High School!

SJHS OPEN HOUSE VIDEO

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IDEA Center offering GREAT opportunity!!

by Stacey Wood - Thursday, January 20, 2022

Are you a Gr.11 or Gr.12 student who is self-motivated, community oriented, comfortable with taking risk, able to work independently and are excited about new opportunities. If so, come join us the IDEA Centre second semester. You will develop skills required to work in a business; as an owner, operator, innovator, community organizer, information analyst, marketing consultant, electronic commerce specialist, and to be aware of the local and international economy. Students will learn technical skills required to analyze market and community problems and opportunities, as well as to develop solutions that incorporate resources, community assets, and technology effectively.

We are located in ConnexionWorks on the third floor of the Bell Aliant building in uptown Saint John. The IDEA Centre program runs in the afternoon for two periods and you will earn 2 high school credits in Economics, Leadership, Business Organization Management or Entrepreneurship.

Interested? Apply here Application Form

Students get Creative!

by Trish Gallagher - Friday, January 14, 2022

Ms Gallagher's Creative Arts class recently took a tour of the Imperial Theatre where they learned about the history of the theatre and the architecture. After the tour students were surprised to receive free tickets to a play from the theatre's manager. The class also studied about different types of sculptures and are now working with clay. Thanks to the generosity of staff, retired staff and community, the class has a wonderful supply of yarn and wool for fiber arts. Students learned to make looms out of cardboard for weaving bookmarks, bracelets and other projects. In addition some are learning to knit and crochet. Earlier in the fall the class got creative with photography and submitted photos in a contest. Ms Desmond was invited to choose 3 winners: The top 3 photos were taken by Chloe Cook, Kayleigh Crawford and Nate Harris. Congratulations.

Academic Awards!

by Webstaff - Wednesday, January 12, 2022

in the days before Christmas, SJHS held its annual Academic and Most Valuable Greyhound Awards Ceremony!

Students from all grades and academic programs were celebrated and they may have received one of 3 awards during the ceremony. Students with an average 95% and above were awarded the Greyhound Honours Award. Our IB Full Diploma Candidates in grade 11 and 12 were awarded a recognition certificate and Most Valuable Hound Awards were presented to those students who demonstrated a positive attitude, work hard in their classes and were overall good SJHS citizens. It was terrific event and we were so pleased to have been able to recognize these students

Congratulations to all of those students who received an award. Keep up the good work!

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TikTok Trigonometry

by Anthony Nolletti - Thursday, January 6, 2022

Adapting to teaching and learning during the pandemic has required unprecedented creativity, ingenuity and flexibility in the classroom. SJHS students showed off their resiliency, embarking on a mission to show off their learning in mathematics using TikTok as a medium. Students displayed their understanding of finance, budgeting and trigonometry in fun 30-60s clips. Take a look!

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