News & Announcements

Grade 8 Info Night – Wed. Dec. 13th

We’d like to invite our future Highlanders and parents to attend our annual Grade 8 Information Night on Wednesday, December 13th.  Join us to learn valuable information about transitioning to high school, special programs offered at SJAM and amazing elective options available to grade 9 students.  Please see the schedule below for further info:

5:00-5:30   OPTIONAL INFO SESSIONS

  • Pre-AP & Advanced Placement (SJAM Aud)
  • Fast Forward Magnet Program (SJAM Libary)

5:45-6:15    WELCOMES, SPEECHES & GENERAL PRESENTATION (SJAM Caf)

6:30-8:00    TOUR OF ELECTIVE SUBJECT AREAS

Please note – we anticipate large numbers for this event, so plan to arrive a little early.  We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

 






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Elf Stop Cafe – December 7th (Period D and E)


Get into the holiday spirit a little early at SJAM!

Visit our “Elf Cafe” in the 1500 pod during periods D and E on Thursday, Dec. 7th!

Come on by to have a hot drink and a treat and support the 1500 pod’s future activities as well as Best Buddies Initiatives!






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SJAM Presents Nuit Blanche 2017






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Scholarship Opportunity for SJAM Students

Would you like to win up to $22,500?!

For you students who are full of great ideas, here is your opportunity to shine. The Optimist Clubs of Westvale-Waterloo and Twin Cities are hosting their annual Essay and Oratorical Contests again.

Are you brave enough to speak to a small audience for 4 to 5 minutes and tell them “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?” Or can you write a 700 to 800 word essay answering the question, “Can Society Function Without Respect?” If so, please speak to your teacher or guidance counsellor, or search on Facebook for the Westvale-Waterloo Optimist Club to get more information and an application.

Applications must be signed by your parents and returned to us by 5 pm on the 15th of January, 2018. Winners at the club level will receive gift certificates, but winning essays can go on to win $2,500 and speeches are eligible to go on and compete for international scholarships totaling up to $22,500.

If you’d like more information, CLICK HERE to download the student invitation letter!






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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 19-25

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 19 to 25, 2017. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) @ SJAM

SJAM students, parents and staff are invited to our first Safe Caring Inclusive School (SCIS) meeting of the year on Wednesday, November 15 at 11:05 in room 2501. Please bring your lunch.
 
During the meeting, we will share information about the current school climate, school goals and upcoming initiatives for the 2017-2018. It will be an opportunity to give input, share ideas and get involved.
 
Parents who would like to attend: Please sign in at the office and you will be given directions to the classroom.
 
Future Safe Caring Inclusive School Meetings:
  • Wednesday January 10

  • Wednesday March 7

  • Wednesday May 16






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