Friday, March 28, 2014

Community Health Information

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Our Holocaust and Human Rights trip to Europe is underway.  The group left yesterday morning and will be visiting historic sites near Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow and Prague!

Meeting the Mayor

On Friday March 7th, 2014, Mr. Thorsteinson accompanied several students from St. James Collegiate to the State of the City Address hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.  Following the speech by Mayor Sam Katz, the students were invited to meet the mayor in a small group session. Some fairly challenging questions were asked by some of the fifty students that were invited to the gathering. Thanks again to the Chamber of Commerce for making these opportunities possible for our Jimmies.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Buy your yearbook!

This year's yearbook is looking better than ever. It'll be filled with memories you'll keep for a lifetime. There's still time to ensure that you get your copy! Books can be ordered in the office for only $30. Preserve the great memories of your time at St. James Collegiate!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sustainable Wilderness Education Quinzees

This activity was part of our outdoor sustainable living unit.  The amount of snow this year worked in our favour.  We spent one class inside discussing these types of structures and one day to pile the snow and build and then two more days to dig out the inside.  Some of the structures were quite elaborate inside having benches around the perimiter, others were large enough to sleep more than 8 people. Students worked in groups of 5 or 6 to share the workload and demonstrated the importance of teamwork.

Students soon learned the insulating properties of snow and being out of the wind. Students were also very surprised at how strong the structures became once the snow had been piled up for a couple of days.  I think students had just as much fun tearing these structures down at the end as they did building them. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Brooklands Literacy: In March!

On Tuesday, March 18, Ms. Frolek, Ms. Tuchscherer and 27 former Brooklands School students went back to Brooklands for our annual literacy event. We arrived at 7:00 a.m. to prepare a pancake breakfast for all students and staff. St. James students then visited each classroom to read to the class. After recess, we had an assembly and each Brooklands student was presented with a book of their own selected by their teacher, complete with a message written inside by our students. Many of our students recalled being at the breakfast event themselves when they attended Brooklands and shared their memories of the books they received. Special thanks to Patricia B. and Monica S. for their organizational skills in making this event a success once again. Looking forward to next year!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Head to Provincials!

Boys go in Seeded #3- attempting to win a 4th straight provincial medal!

See provincials tournament draw here

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A-Haunting We Will Go - One More Show!

Tonight is the last night of our production of A-Haunting We Will Go. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, come and join us in the theatre at 7:30 for a good scare, some good laughs, and great performances by students from St. James Collegiate and George Waters Middle School!

Here are some scenes from the past two nights:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Coming to see A-Haunting We Will Go?

If you're heading down to see our production of A-Haunting We Will Go this week, or if you can't make it, feel free to download the show program so that you can print it out, save it, or read it from your mobile device and save some trees!

Download your copy here

Shows are at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We'd love to see you come and support our students!

A-Haunting We Will Go - A Mystery/Comedy, March 11-13 in the theatre!

St. James Collegiate and George Waters Middle School are proud to co-present A-Haunting We Will go, a musical comedy.

Shows are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30. Tickets are only $5 at the door. All are welcome!

Mr. & Ms. SJCI Pageant

This year's graduation committee recently held the Mr. & Ms. SJCI Pageant to raise funds for this year's graduation celebration. Thanks to everyone who came out to support this fun night, and special thanks to all of the students who participated and help put the event on.

Here's a look at some of the highlights: