Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bus Cancellation Procedures

Metro superintendents check the weather in the morning and make a determination as to whether or not buses are cancelled for the day in the Metro area. -45 degrees Celsius or colder (with windchill) and or severe snowstorms are a couple of the determining factors.

Once a decision is made to cancel school buses, a synrevoice message will then be sent out to parents and principals.

The news media is also alerted to cancellations and Division websites are updated to reflect any announcement.

Parents of bussed students can then determine whether or not they want to send/drive their children to school.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Supporting One Man's Fight Against Lyme Disease

Youth in Philanthropy and Student Council worked together this past month to raise funds for 
The Richard Underwood Lyme Committee.

Today, a cheque was presented to Mr. Underwood, on behalf of both groups, 
in the amount of $305.00!

For more information about this cause, please visit 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day 2015

The staff and students of St. James Collegiate and George Waters middle school participated in a special Remembrance Day ceremony on November 10th.

This year's ceremony paid special tribute to Mr. George Waters, war veteran and the namesake of George Waters middle school, who recently passed away on October 31st at the age of 96.

More information about Mr. Waters can be found here:

$138 was raised through poppy sales for Veteran's Affairs. 

Special post cards were created for Veterans at Deer Lodge Hospital and in Ste. Anne's, by English and History students at SJCI. 

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Truth and Reconciliation Education Day

SJCI students had the opportunity to participate, along with 1700 Manitoba students, in the Truth and Reconciliation Education Day at the RBC Convention Centre on November 4th. 

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


On behalf of the Youth in Philanthropy Team (YIP) at SJCI, we would like to thank the St. James community for their generous donations of non perishable items collected on October 30th.

Winnipeg Harvest picked up all of the food items that were collected today and were very impressed with the amount of food collected in one evening!

Jewelery Making Workshop

We have a great program we have coming up at the St. James-Assiniboia Public Library.

All library programs are free to attend, and all crafting materials are supplied, but registration is required.

Jewelry Making
Come to our jewelry making workshop and learn how to be your own designer. We’ll take you through all the best how-to books and show you great techniques for putting together your own accessories. Take home your own creation!

Grades 7-12
Saturday, December 5: 2-4 pm
Phone 204-986-3424 to register.
St. James- Assiniboia Public Library
1910 Portage Ave

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lori Sweeting
Assistant Branch Head
St. James-Assiniboia Public Library
Phone: 204-986-3424


Monday, November 02, 2015

Driver's Ed Information

To better support students and host schools, please find registration information for the upcoming Driver Education term included below. We are hoping this will alleviate some of the registration questions your school may encounter and help keep you informed. Please circulate this information to school staff as required.

Where can students go for registration information?
Once Driver Education courses are finalized, they are published on the Driver Education Course Finder on the Manitoba Public Insurance website (

When does registration for the upcoming term begin?
Registration for the Winter/Spring 2016 term (includes courses with a start date between Jan 1 and June 30) will be available at the start of business on November 16, 2015. Courses will be available on Course Finder for students and parents to view on November 12, 2015.

How does reciprocity and the Student Admittance form work?
Students are grouped in one of two registration phases based on their reciprocity (determined by which students a host school allows into their courses):

·         Primary (usually reserved for students attending the host school) - Students in this group may register for courses as soon as registration is available. For the upcoming term, primary registration runs from November 16, 2015 to December 13, 2015.

·         Secondary (open to students from other schools or divisions as determined by the host school) - Students in this group may register for courses four weeks after the course has been available to the primary group. For the upcoming term, secondary registration runs from December 14, 2015 to the course start date.

The Student Admittance Form is only given out by a host school to a student who is not included in the school’s reciprocity (meaning the student is not included in their primary or secondary registration phase). Student Admittance forms cannot be used to bypass primary registration phase. If you choose to issue a form before secondary registration opens, the student must wait until the secondary registration phase begins to register.

For more information
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jodi Winter at 204-985-8770 ext. 8825 (toll free 1-800-261-9928) or email at

Thank you for your support,
High School Driver Education Program
Driver Education and Training | Manitoba Public Insurance
T: (204) 985-7199 or 1(800)261-9928 |F: (204) 953-4977 | W:
510-234 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4

Sunday, November 01, 2015

JV Girls Volleyball Champs!

The JV Girls volleyball team had a very successful Halloween tournament at our very own SJCI Invitational Tournament on Saturday!

The girls were undefeated all day and worked hard as a team.

The highlight of the day was beating Sanford Collegiate in the finals to win first place in the tournament. 

This was the team's last tournament of the season and a great confidence booster going into Wednesday's Zone playoff game versus Stonewall.

Congratulations ladies!  Good luck in the playoffs!