Friday, June 21, 2013

Band Concert Videos

Missed the band concerts this year? Why not watch them online?

Winter Band Concert

Spring Band Concert

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Timetable and School Opening Information

June 13th                                                Early timetable pick up begins with payment of 25$ student fee.  Add 30$ for  yearbook.
August 19th                                            Timetables can be picked up with payment of 25$ student fee.   Add 30$ for yearbook.
August 27 – 29th                                    Appointments scheduled for timetable changes
Thursday, August 29th                           Grade 9 and Parent Information Session 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Administration will go over policies and procedures that ALL parents should be aware of.  Location:  Band Room

Wednesday, September 4th                    First day of the new school year!  Only Grade 9 and students new to the school are to attend in the morning.  All students attend in the afternoon.

Thursday, September 5th                        Regular school day.  Classes start at 8:30 am.
Friday, September 20th                           School Picture Day
Friday, September 13th                          Last day for timetable changes.
Monday, September 23th                       Meet the Teacher – 5:00 – 6:30 pm (pizza available); followed by a brief parent advisory meeting from 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Friday, September 27th                          Grade 9 Mid-Nighter (4:00 pm – midnight).  Grade 9 students spend the evening at the school having fun and learning the culture of the school.

Wednesday, October 2rd                       Fall Awards 7:00 pm  St. James Anglican Church

Reporting Absences
It is very important that the school be informed (by phone) by the parent or guardian, within 24 hours of the student’s return to school, if the absence is to be considered excused.  Messages before 8:00 am may be left on our general office voice mail (888-4867).  Any changes to phone numbers or address should be reported to the office as soon as possible, to allow us to be able to contact someone in case of an emergency.
Supply Lists
There are no supply lists for high school students.  Binder, loose leaf paper, pens, pencils and ruler are the standard requirements.  Teachers will inform students if any additional supplies are needed.

Staff/PD Meetings

Please note, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month will be staff meeting/PD days, resulting in early dismissal at 2:40 pm.  Teachers also participate in a PD session every Tuesday morning from 8:30 – 9:00 am.  Therefore, school starts at 9:00 am every Tuesday.  Please see the school website  for additional school information.  If you have questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact the school.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

YIP Award Winners

Congratulations Alanna Dallmann and Amhyl Manzano on being chosen for the Youth in Philanthropy's Summer Internship Program. Alanna has been placed at The Wrench and Amhyl has been placed at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Have a great summer! 

Volleyball Summer Camp

Please see the PDF attached below for details regarding a summer camp for volleyball players.

Monday, June 10, 2013

SJC GWMS Sports Breakfast

It was a great morning at SJC/GWMS as the two schools came together to celebrate our the accomplishments of our student athletes for the 2012-2013 school year. Coaches prepared a nutritious breakfast comprised of pancakes, sausages and fresh fruit that was enjoyed by our student athletes and parents. Those in attendance were also treated to a keynote address by Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Nichols who spoke of the importance of competitive spirit and good sportsmanship.

Friday, June 07, 2013


Student Services had a shoe drive for some school children in Kabul Afghanistan. With the help of Warrant Officer, Dave McLean, a Canadian solider stationed there, these shoes will be distributed to the children who need them. Thanks to everyone who donated cash or gently used shoes. Below is a list of the things we have forwarded to WO DE McLean. 
41 pairs of new children’s shoes
60 kits for kids containing, 1 pencil, 1pen, 1 scribbler, 1 candy sucker, 1 granola bar and 1 packet of cup a soup.
21 pairs of used children’s shoes
36 individual packets of cheesies
Assorted pencils and crayons

Math Awards!

In February SJC AP math students participated in writing math contests sponsored by the University of Waterloo.  Congratulations to all of our students for taking the challenge!  Certificates were awarded to all students during our June Celebration of Success assembly.   Two medals were awarded to the students who scored in the top 25% of the national contest.  Congratulations to Jayden B. in grade 10 and Cameron P. is grade 11 on receiving their medals. Way to go!

Mark your calendars:  
Grade 12 Math Exams
Pre Calculus Tuesday, June 11th
Essential Wednesday, June 12th
Applied Thursday, June 13th 
Note: All exam begin at 8:30AM

Thursday, June 06, 2013

June Grad News

Grad Dinner tickets are now available - June 3 – 7 from Mr. Sculthorp in Room 102. Tickets are $50.00 each cash or cheque. Cheques should be payable to St. James Collegiate. Students may purchase up to 3 tickets (themselves plus 2 guests) until June 7th. On June 14th, any remaining tickets will be available to students requiring more on a first come, first served basis (with payment only). Please note that the dates have changed from the mailout, due to unforeseen circumstances.
Table reservations can be made when students purchase their tickets and all efforts will be made to accommodate any seating requests that are made at the time tickets are purchased. You must advise of any dietary concerns (vegetarian, children’s meal) when tickets are purchased or we may not be able to accommodate your request. After June 14th, 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 apply these amounts to their ticket costs.

Safe Grad tickets ($25.00 each) are only available during the lunch hour June 3rd – 6th and the Safe Grad waiver 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.
** The Safe Grad Parents have decided to offer the Grads a LAST CHANCE day to purchase Safe Grad Tickets. Safe Grad Tickets will be available for sale at lunch on Wednesday, June 12th. Please bring ALL paperwork and payment.

Thank you to all the parents and staff who supported the graduates throughout the year in their fundraising efforts. Thank you to all the students who put in extra effort to ensure a successful graduating year attending and participating in grad meetings and fundraising events.
Please Note: The Safe Grad Committee is still looking for parent volunteers to help on the 26th. It is not too late to get involved! Please email Coralee Milloy-Littleà if you’re still interested in helping out.

Important Dates:
June 3 - 7       - Dinner Tickets on sale – Room 102
June 3 – 6       - Safe Grad tickets on sale at lunch hour only
June 5             - Safe Grad Parent Meeting, School Library, 7pm
June 12           - Last Chance Safe Grad Ticket Sale, lunch hour only, Jimmies Junction
June 14           - Last Chance Sale for any leftover Grad Dinner Tickets
June 17           - Final Safe Grad Parent meeting, School library, 7pm
June 25           - Graduation Rehearsal: St. Paul the Apostle Church 10:00 a.m.
June 26           - Graduation Ceremony: St. Paul the Apostle Church - 11:00 a.m.
- Dinner: Caboto Centre - 6:00 p.m.
                                    - Safe Grad: Deer Lodge Community Centre - 10:30 p.m.

Grade 9 Science Olympics

Grade 9 students competed in the 5th annual science Olympics.  Teams of students compete in a variety of competitions ranging from the classic "egg drop" to building towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks.  It was a great morning with great weather!  Winners will be announced at the Celebration of Success this Friday.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SJC/GWMS Spring Concert

"Our Spring Concert is coming up Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. 
  Please see the following letter for more information."