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GRT Summer Schedule Starts Next Week!

Important notice for SJAM students who rely on the GRT – summer schedules start next week!

Through the summer months, GRT reduces frequency on many routes, including those that go past Cameron Heights, Sir John A Macdonald and WCI.

If you are still writing exams next week, please check to ensure your bus is running at the regular time (at under the Routes and Schedules tab). Some may have to make alternative arrangements.

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Flag at Half Mast to Honour Victims of Orlando Shooting

gay-pride-flagThe Waterloo Region District School Board is profoundly saddened by the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida. The loss of 49 lives to this hate motivated crime that specifically targeted the LGBTQ+ community highlights the importance of our collective efforts in eliminating discrimination, elevating our commitment to protecting human rights and working towards safe and healthier communities.

As a large educational system and educational community, we are affected by this tragic event in many ways. We are especially mindful of the impact this event has on LGBTQ students and staff, families and allies.

On Thursday, June 16, a pride flag will be raised to half-mast at the Education Centre in a ceremony that will include a moment of silence. The raising of the flag is to symbolize our acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. The flag will continue to fly for the month of June. Canada’s first-ever Pride Month was launched on June 1, 2016.

SJAM and many other WRDSB schools have also lowered our flags to half mast this week to honour the lives lost the past weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who were impacted by this tragic event.

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Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony


Wednesday, June 29th – 7:00pm
Centre in the Square, Kitchener

Extra tickets for guests now available in the SJAM main office ($8 each)

Grads – please arrive no later than 6:15pm for marshalling. Use Ellen Street entrance by the studio.

PARENTS – we will be selling grad flower bouquets and Class of 2016 tshirts at the event! Bring $$$ to surprise your Highlander grad at the ceremony!

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Semester 2 Double Days & Final Exams

exam_schedule_bannerClick the graphic above to view/download the semester 2 June exam schedule.  If you have a conflict or questions regarding the schedule, please contact your VP or guidance counsellor ASAP!

CLICK HERE to view/download the June double days (June 20th and 21st).

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Deadline for New Credit Summer School Registration

Any students hoping to sign up for new credit summer school courses must have forms submitted to the SJAM Guidance office by no later than this Wednesday, June 8th.  Courses may be full or cancelled after this date depending on enrolment.  Registration forms are available in guidance.  Please pick one up ASAP!

New grade 9 and 10 courses will run at Bluevale Collegiate.  Grade 11 and 12 courses are offered at SJAM.  All new credit courses run full day from July 4th to 27th.

NOTE – remake credit registrations for unsuccessful courses will continue until the end of the semester.  All remake credits will run at Cameron Heights (1/2 day per course from July 4th to 27th).

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Farewell Mrs. Young!

k_young_retirementCongratulations to our Principal, Mrs. Kathy Young, on her retirement
from SJAM on May 31st!

Kathy served 33 years in the WRDSB and was at SJAM for the last 4 years. We wish her all the best in her retirement.

Mrs. Jane Currie is the retired acting Principal for the month of June. SJAM welcomes Mrs. Jennifer Shortreed as our new Principal this coming September.

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Another Great Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to fulfill the requirement for 40 hours of high school volunteer experience in a fun and exciting way? Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) is offering a “peer vacation experience” for high school students who are interested in contributing to an inclusive community. Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote […]

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Volunteer Opportunity with KidsAbility

Still working on getting your Community Service Hours?

KidsAbility has a great opportunity to stay or get into shape, provide a child or teenager with the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike independently and have a blast doing it. The I Can Bike Camp is running July 11-15 at the Preston Memorial Auditorium and you can commit to Monday to Friday, full days, or just half days. Additional full and half day camps will be held at our Waterloo site (500 Hallmark Drive, behind Conestoga Mall).

Volunteers are also needed KidsAbility Firefly and Arts Express Camps and for the Applied Behavioural Analysis Camps & Therapy Group (see attachment).

For more information, please contact:
Annie Crump 226-748-3927 (call or text)
or email

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Athletic Banquet 2016

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WRDSB Lowers Flags for Orlando

We are all saddened by the tragic events that took place this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. To show support for all those affected, including our LGBTQ students and staff, families and allies, we will be lowering our flags at our schools and Education Centre, until the end of the day on June 17.

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