Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Safe Schools Practice

Safe Schools Practice

It is Division policy to do two lockdown practices per school year.  SJC/GW will conduct our second lockdown practice this year on Thursday May 30 at 10:30 am.  We will also discuss and practice tornado emergency procedures.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SJC Variety Show!

The 10th annual Variety Show, held in the middle school gym on May 16th, was once again a huge success as student and staff singers, dancers, and musicians performed before a large and appreciative audience.  Together we raised more than $1000 for the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.  Well done, Jimmies!


HD Video!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SJC Human Rights Trip To Washington

A number of this year's Grade 9 students arrived home today from the 3rd Annual Human Rights and Holocaust Education 4 day trip to Washington, DC. They visited The U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Museums - Air and Space, American Indian and Natural History, as well as the Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, FDR, Martin Luther King, Iwo Jima, Korean and Vietnam War memorials. We also visited the White House, Capitol Building, Arlington Cemetery and took in a show at the Kennedy Centre for Performance Arts, It was an amazing learning experience. This trip was just one part of the program that also included 18 hours of extra classtime and 16 hours of volunteer work. Thank-you to The Asper Foundation for their support. Participants: Liam N, Aimee L, Jamie G, Vanessa M, Keenan C, Zach S, Devan G, Derian E, Zane L, and Dalson Y, Aaron S and Jacob F, Kathy H, Mr. Halbert and Ms. Kopetsky. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jimmies Compete in International Floorball Competition

It was a very positive experience in Sweden and Germany for Chase H. (GWMS/SJCI), Andrew Koch (former GWMS/SJCI/SJAHA) and Mr. Sobkowicz. Playing for Team Canada, they placed 5th, and were 1 goal away from the medal round.  

Next up - Canada Cup in Toronto.  The following former GWMS and present SJCI students will be playing teams from Ontario, Quebec, USA and Switzerland.

Cale S.
Zach S.
Kieran W.
Nick C.
Jesse W.
Bryce Y.
Lucas P.
Brandon F.
Nolan W.

Monday, May 13, 2013

SJC/GWMS Mini - We Day!

On the afternoon of May 10th, George Waters and St. James Collegiate hosted together their first Mini We Day event for all the staff and students. This event was about celebrating some of the great achievements of our student groups, as well as, promoting awareness of social programs in our communities. The afternoon consisted  of guest speakers from different organizations (The Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Harvest, Red Cross, and United Way and entertainment provided by our own students.  The entertainments was dance, music and improv.  Thank you to all organizations, students and staff that were a part of a great afternoon.

Friday, May 10, 2013

SJC Student Featured at World Of Wheels

My experience at the 2013 World of Wheels was amazing. I met alot of very nice people, and a very big car enthusiast "Dennis Gage" who actually autographed my 1970 GTO dashboard. It was an amazing experience I will never forget for the rest of my life, the car's I saw there were beautiful time capsules, including my own. Having my own car at the show meant I was an exhibitor with special access to places, also in being the youngest man with a car in the show I won 3 awards. One for participation, another for nicest car for youth overall, and lastly 3rd nicest Pontiac at the show. Once again I will never forget this once in a lifetime experience.

Submitted by Hunter R.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

May Grad News

A package of graduation information has been mailed home. If you do not receive a package in the mail before May 15, please contact the school to make arrangements to receive one. Essential information in regards to locations and times as well as ticket sales is included. 
The Winnipeg Old Country Sausage Fundraiser was a great success! The orders have already been submitted and processed and will be delivered to the school on Wednesday May 15th. Students and/or parents can pick up their orders on Wednesday May 15th between 3:30 and 4:30 in Room 102. Please remember that many items are frozen and the school has almost no freezer space for storage.
The next Safe Grad Parent Committee is Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Please attend to ensure a successful Safe Grad for our graduates.
The Safe Grad Parents will also be holding a planning meeting for the upcoming Grad Car Wash Fundraiser. The meeting will be on Wednesday May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. The Grad Car Wash will be on Saturday May 25th at Part Source on the Corner of Portage Ave and Moray, from 11:30am-4pm. All 2013 Grads and their parents are invited to be part of the event.
Grad Dinner tickets will be available from Mr. Sculthorp in room 102 on June 3 – 12. Prices have not yet been set. Cash or cheque only - cheques should be payable to St. James Collegiate. As outlined in the package mailed home in May, students may purchase up to 3 tickets (the Grad plus 2 guests) until June 11. On June 12, any remaining tickets will be available to students requiring more on a first come, first served basis (with payment only). Table reservations will be made when students purchase their tickets and all efforts will be made to accommodate any seating requests made at the time tickets are purchased. You must advise of any dietary concerns (vegetarian, children’s meal) when tickets are purchased. After June 12, there will be absolutely no more ticket sales and there are no refunds. Students should be checking the amounts in their fundraising accounts in order to help defray their ticket costs.
Safe Grad tickets (prices have not yet been set) are only available during the lunch hour or at 3:30 in front of Jimmies Junction on June 3 – 6. The Safe Grad waiver (sent home in the mail-out) must be filled out ENTIRELY and signed by a parent/guardian (and the guest’s parent/guardian) PRIOR to ticket purchase. Cheques should be made payable to St. James Collegiate – Safe Grad.

Important Dates:
May 15th – Winnipeg Old Country Sausage Fundraiser Order Pickup – 3:30-4:30 in Room 102
May 22nd – Safe Grad Car Wash Planning Meeting – 7:00 p.m. – Library
May 25th – Safe Grad Car Wash – Noon to 4pm - Part Source at Portage and Moray.
June 3rd – 12th – Grad Dinner Tickets go on sale – Room 102.
June 3rd – 6th – Safe Grad Tickets go on sale in front of Jimmies Junction.
June 5th – Safe Grad Parent Meeting – 7:00 p.m. - Library
June 25th – Graduation Rehearsal: St. Paul the Apostle Church 10:00 a.m.
June 26 – Graduation Ceremony:
Ø  St. Paul the Apostle Church - 11:00 a.m.
Ø  Dinner: Caboto Centre - 6:00 p.m.
Ø  Safe Grad: Deer Lodge Community Centre - 10:30 p.m.

Safe Grad Car Wash Fundraiser

SAT. MAY 25 
Noon to 4pm.

Raindate - SAT. JUNE 1
Noon to 4pm.
Come Out and Support our Grads of 2013!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

SJC Students Win Bronze At NAHC 2013

For the third consecutive year, Jessica B. and Vanessa C. represented us well as members of team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Kahnawake near Montreal, Quebec. The team earned a bronze medal by defeating team Ontario by a score of 6 to 5.

Whitshell Petroforms Field Trip

May 7th a beautiful day to head to the Whiteshell Provincial Park Petroforms for a guided tour of the historic natural artifacts. Ron Bell discussed the history and aboriginal teachings associated with the forms! A wiener roast, Aboriginal games, time at the beach, and ice cream rounded out a truly amazing day! Thanks to Christine Cyr from the University of Manitoba for planning this field trip for us. Submitted by Mr. Hughes and Ms. Kopetsky.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Holocaust Survivor Speaks With Students

Today the students of SJC/GWMS had an eye-opening experience listening to the story of Holocaust survivor Dr. Sidney Finkel, who tells the story of his childhood vividly and honestly. History, courage, luck and foolhardiness took Finkel on a journey from Poland in 1939 at the age of seven to Buchenwald, Germany; Thereseinstadt, Czechoslovakia; and finally, as a teenager, to Windmere, England, in 1945. The author of Sevek and the Holocaust: The Boy Who Refused to Die, Finkel did not speak about his experiences until 1993 when he visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, DC. Since beginning that journey, he has spoken in hundreds of schools in the United States.

Monday, May 06, 2013

SJC Parent Advisory Meeting

The St. James Collegiate Parent Advisory will meet Monday, May 6th at 6:30pm right outside the office in room 100.