Saturday, November 23, 2013

Student Initiated Local and Global Action

Message from Student Council:

Attention all students – next week student council will be starting a two week food drive between all of the period two classes.  All non-perishable food items will be accepted.  The period two class that has the highest weight of food will win a pizza party.  To make this even more competitive, you will be able to sabotage other classes by putting change in their coin jar.  For every five dollars in coin that class has, they will lose 1 pound of food off their score.  All coin raised is for Philippine Relief.  If you have a period two spare, please sign up in the office and we will assign you to a class.

EAL Discovery Day Field Trip

Here are some pictures of our International and English as Additional Language students enjoying time exploring the University of Manitoba during the International Discovery Day last week!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sports Calendar QR

Scan this QR Code to go directly to the Jimmie Sports Calendar

Or click this link

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 28, 2013 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm)

Book appointments on-line starting:
Wednesday, November 20th (8 am) until Thursday, November 28th (10 am)

At St. James Collegiate, Parent-Teacher Conferences are a key part of our communication with you concerning your son/daughter’s progress. Please plan on booking and attending a conference with their teachers. We are once again using our web-based scheduling application called the St. James Collegiate Conference Manager that allows you to use the Internet to book appointments quickly and easily.
The first time you use the St. James Collegiate Conference Manager you will be required to register and create a Parent Account. This only takes a minute or two. Remember to record your password in a safe place as this may be used for future Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Steps to register and book conferences:

1. Go to our school’s website then click on the link to Parent-Teacher Conference Registration.

2. Register for a Parent Account. To register, click the REGISTER NOW button and complete the registration page. Once registered you will be able to log in to the Conference manager right away. An e-mail will also be sent to the address specified. This e-mail restates your user name and password. If you forget your password you can reset it using the FORGOT PASSWORD link under the login button. Once registered you can log in to the Conference Manager any time.

3. Click the BOOK NOW button. Select the conference date from the Date drop-down that appears and then select the teacher(s) you wish to meet with, and then click the NEXT button. To coordinate bookings involving multiple teachers, select all the teachers applicable to your son/daughter with whom you wish to meet.

4. Click on an available time slot for each teacher you selected and complete the booking form that appears. You should see the booking appear in the summary list on the right hand side of the screen. A confirmation e-mail is sent for each booking or cancellation you make. You will also receive a reminder and conference itinerary by e-mail.

5. Confirm your appointments have been booked by looking at the CURRENTLY BOOKED CONFERENCES box on the right side of the screen or click on the MY CONFERENCES tab. Only appointments that appear in the CURRENTLY BOOKED CONFERENCES box or on the MY CONFERENCES page are confirmed bookings.

6. When finished booking, click the log off button located at the top right side of the browser window.
We know that it is not always possible for parents to book their own appointments due to limited computer access or for other reasons. If you require assistance in setting up appointments, please phone the school at 204-888-4867 during regular office hours (8 am to 4 pm). Mrs. Templeton is in charge of booking appointments and would be happy to assist you.

K. Dueck

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

In addition to our business and entrepreneurial studies courses, St. James Collegiate is proud to partner with the National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition to offer several students an opportunity to enrich their studies after school and on their own time.  Teacher facilitators are offering several students time after school to fulfill the requirements of this program.

Benefits for students:
  • Learn about business development and planning
  • Blend traditional teachings with good business practices 
  • Receive special awards and cash prizes
More information is available here

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Post Secondary Presentations

Grade 11's Required to Attend/  Grade 12's Attendance Optional- if Interested 

  • Thursday, Nov 14th, 8:35-9:30 am, Band Room, University of Manitoba
  • Friday, Nov 15th, 8:35-9:30am, Band Room, University of Winnipeg
  • Tuesday, Nov 26th, 8:35-9:30am, Band Room, Red River College
  •  Students will be called down to the Band Room from their classrooms at 8:35.  

Monday, November 04, 2013

Celebration of Success Assembly Highlights

Mr. Sculthorp recognizing student achievement.
We had our first Celebration of Success Assembly of the year this morning.  Many students were recognized for their achievements and all students were encouraged to reach their personal goals.

Athletes of the Month

Mikhaela G. and Jordan M. were the athletes of the month for September.

We Day
WE Day Wowed Winnipeg and St. James Collegiate students. 42 of our students (Grades 9 - 12) joined 16,000 other students from across Manitoba at the MTS Centre.
Students came away inspired and ready to take on social justice issues in our local and global community.
The work has already begun with the Vow of Silence Day and the Division's WE Day Committee.

Blood Bus
We had our first blood donor bus of 2013/14 in October.   12 students donated so much more than their time by giving the gift of life—donating blood.. The next blood bus is December 18.  Please see Mrs. Connor if you are interested (must be 17 or over).

       A number of teachers at St. James Collegiate have nominated the following students for a 2013 Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award. 
       Tributes are presented to recognize exceptional achievement of an individual in a variety of areas.
      Breanne M - Culture - a dedication to the preservation and understanding of Aboriginal cultures and languages.
      Tceagan S. and Jessie S. - Academics - achieved and value high academic standing in a secondary institution. 
      Amanda W. - Community/Volunteer - demonstrated community leadership and involvement in a voluntary capacity.
      The Winners have yet to be announced but these young women should be very proud to be nominated.  Congratulations Amanda, Breanne, Jessie and Tceagan.

Student Involvement
Students were congratulated on their successful involvement in
      Jimmie Midnighter
      Siloam Mission
      Europe Trip (HRH)
      YIP (Youth in Philanthropy)
      Stevenson Mentorship Program
      United Way Presentation
      School Dance/Spirit Week

22 Students were added to our Wall of Fame for combined achievements in
Special Achievements

Please let Mr. Sculthorp know of community achievements that might be suitable for school recognition at 
St. James Collegiate’s Celebration of Success.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Acting Locally for Winnipeg Harvest

Inspired by a group of students from Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, St. James Collegiate students went out into the community this Halloween collecting non-perishable food items for Winnipeg Harvest. The event was organized by our school's Youth in Philanthropy Committee and was a huge success. We'd like to thank the St. James Community for their generous contribution.