Thursday, April 30, 2015

Advanced Placement Exam Schedule

AP Psych students write their in school exam in class.

Monday May 4th - Wed May 6 - all AP exams written in rm 209 with Mr. Cleave supervising. No one else is allowed in the room during that time.

Monday May 4th - AP Psych exam - starts at 12:00(noon) sharp - rm 209. All students must be there at 12:00 noon in order to start. No classes need to be moved.

Tuesday May 5th - AP Calculus AB exam - starts at 8am sharp - rm 209.

Wednesday May 6th - AP English Literature - starts at 8am sharp - rm 209.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kids in DC

Some of our students are in Washington D.C. as part of the Asper Human Rights and Holocaust trip.  Here are some pics:

 The airport last Sunday

  Lincoln memorial... At night

Capitol Hill ...among the tulips and cherry blossoms

Goofing around at The Kennedy Centre

Culture Chaos (in a good way!)

On Thursday, April 23 students from the English as a Second Language class prepared backboards of information about their country and provided samples of their traditional food for the SJCI students! Thank you to the ESL students for sharing their culture with us! It was a huge success!

Thanks Kevin Lamoureux!

Safe Schools, Social Justice, Inclusion and UNESCO were the themes of our assembly last Thursday.
Ms Frolek invited Kevin Lamoureux to speak to our staff and students about unity, "The Other," and how we all have so much in common with each other.  Thanks Kevin!
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Got photos?

The yearbook class/committee his hard at work putting together this year's yearbook, and we can always use more photos!

If you've got selfies, pictures of you or your friends, or any other club/activity/team/class you've been to, we'd love to take a look. Your photo could end up in this year's yearbook or on the TVs in the hallway!

Drop by room 213 and talk to Mr. Robson or you can email photos to our address, jimmiesyearbook

We hope to see your photos soon!

(And don't forget, yearbooks are available for order in the office or online: )

Safe Schools Initiative

Our Safe School Team displayed the messages from their "It's Okay To Be Different" poster campaign today.  Students as well as staff, led by the Safe School Committee members, had lots of fun making posters to  celebrate inclusion and diversity at St. James Collegiate.  The simple, colourful- art work style in the pictures is based on a book by children's author/illustrator Todd Parr called: "It's Okay to be Different".

Very Proud Auto Body Students!

How about this recent paint job of a Charger in black.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Preserve your memories of this amazing year!

Believe it or not, there are only about 35 days of classes left for this school year! And what an amazing year it's been! 

The St. James Collegiate Digital Imaging & Desktop Publishing class is responsible for putting together the school yearbook, and the students are working hard to put together a book that will help you remember the year that was and help keep those valuable memories alive.

Time is running out to place your order for a copy of this year's yearbook! Don't be left out! Make sure you've got your order in if you haven't already.

Books are only $30 and can be purchased in the office. New this year is our online ordering system, so you can order at your convenience using a credit card or PayPal at any time. (please note that there is a small fee added on to offset the fees charged by credit card companies.)

Visit our yearbook store online at:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rotary Career Symposium

Over 100 SJCI grade 11 and 12 students participated in the Rotary Career Symposium at the convention centre yesterday.

Pictured is a sample of grade 11 students

It was a great day of learning!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Graphic Tech and Entrepreneurship

 Hey Jimmies!  Did you know that in skateboarding when you do a series of tricks, it's called a "Line"?  Well one of our very own Graphic Tech students, Trent H, inspired by his great teachers, has developed a new brand for Skateboarding gear called "L!ne".  If you want to show how you ride, then there's a shirt from L!ne just for you!  Check out the display in Jimmie's Junction.  Shirts can be purchased for only $15 in the school store or online at

Jimmies Bold Space Launch This Friday!

More info

Congrats Mr. K and Josh!

Congrats to Josh Villegas who competed in and was named to the A-AAA grad All-Star game.

Also congrats to our very own Coach Kangas for his Basketball Manitoba Awards Coaching Service Awards for 20 Years of Coaching.

Recent News

On April 17th our 30 Hour Famine fundraiser for World Vision was a great success with students staying up all night at the school for this great cause.  Over 50 students were involved and $2015 was raised.

Good luck to Nash B as he plays for a spot in singles at provincials in badminton.He is in the final 8 for WWAC. Well done!

Congrats and well done to the members of the St. James 5 pin bowling team who won the high school 5 pin provincial Champs this past weekend!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Parenting Today: Thursday, April, 23, 2015 TEENS IS IT A MOOD OR A MOOD DISORDER

Parenting Today

Thursday, April, 23, 2015

Facilitated by:  Tina Holland, Director of Education, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Tina Holland is the Director of Education for the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. Tina is an entertaining and informative speaker, who loves to share her story. Tina has lived with Bipolar illness all of her life yet she has had a successful career in Real estate, as an international artist, and now as an Educator. Her story of empowerment and recovery is one of hope.
She has spoken to large groups about Depression, Bipolar Illness, Suicide Prevention, Borderline Personality and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder always from self-help and lived experience point a view. Tina’s aim is not only to educate the public about these treatable illnesses but also to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness in our society.
Tina has written and delivers a Cognitive Behavior course for people living with Depression and Mental Illness. Recently Tina completed a workbook for Parents “Challenges, Changes and Choices”, directed at parents who are dealing with difficult kids.  As well, Tina Holland has spoken at over 500 schools, businesses and organizations. 
Tina encourages teens to attend this workshop with their parents.
Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register, please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email 
FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR SESSIONS.  When registering please indicate for how many children and their ages.  Once registered, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or by email at
Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SJCI Global Space Balloon Challenge

SJCI Global Space Balloon Challenge
By Vanessa McKay

Can a high school physics class launch something into space? Sounds impossible, right? This year, Mrs. Werner’s grade 12 physics class is doing the impossible through the Global Space Balloon Challenge (GSBC).

“GSBC is the coming together of people around the world to simultaneously fly high altitude balloons (HABs) from every corner of the globe, celebrating an age where anyone can reach the edge of space for a few hundred dollars and a few weekends of work,” (

The team, Jimmies, is currently composed of fifteen grade 11 and 12 students along with teacher supervisors Ms Werner and Mr Kozyra. The planned launch date of their HAB is on April 24th at 10 am.  The HAB is composed of three parts; a balloon, a parachute and the payload. The payload holds all of the equipment – an Arduino computer, multiple cameras and a GPS, yet stays under the weight guideline of 1kg. Along with this, a mission badge was designed by Mr. Chomichuk and will accompany the HAB to space and back.

The approximate height the HAB will reach is 100, 000 feet, just past the Earth’s atmosphere. After the launch, the team will be able to follow the HAB’s flight path through the GPS system and retrieve the data from the landing spot.

You can follow the Jimmies’ GSBC journey on Twitter! @JimmiesSpace

Well Done Samantha!

On April 9, 2015 students from across the province participated in the 29th Annual Skills Competition at Red River College. Pictured here is Samantha Dawes who captured a Silver medal in the Ladies Hair by Night Competition and the Men's Classic Haircut. Samantha worked very hard on these mannequins and has made St. James Collegiate very proud. Way to go Samantha!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Joining Together for a Good Cause

Social Justice (student action group) and Sisters in Spirit (student action group) joined together today to work on a poster campaign regarding poverty in our First Nations community. A passionate group for a worthy cause!