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Work Smarter, Not Harder Workshop – October 5th

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Grade 9 Parents’ Night – Thursday, Sept. 22nd

Parents of our newest Highlanders are invited to our annual Grade 9 Parent Info Night this Thursday, Sept. 22nd.

The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a free BBQ hosted by SJAM’s student council, Confed!

Our formal program begins at 6:45pm in the cafeteria, followed by an opportunity to meet our grade 9 teachers and get some general information about all the great things happening in our classrooms this year! Everything wraps up at 8:00pm! See you on Thursday!






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Volunteer Recruitment Fair – Sat. Sept. 24th

volunteer_action_centreThe K-W Volunteer Action Centre is holding its annual Recruitment Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 9:30am to 6:00pm at Conestoga Mall. Representatives from 20 local community organizations will be there, looking for YOUR help!

Remember – you need 40 community service hours to earn your diploma! Here’s a great place to get started if you’re wondering where to find volunteer opportunities!






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Waterloo Unlimited 2016-2017

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Waterloo Unlimited is a unique, trans-disciplinary high school enrichment program at the University of Waterloo that brings together curious, motivated, well-rounded teens from across the country.

Rather than focusing on enrichment in a particular subject, each program revolves around a transdisciplinary theme that draw on Waterloo’s six faculties (Arts, Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science) for a grand exploration of commonalities and differences leading to the integration of knowledge.

Waterloo Unlimited is not quite like anything you’ve ever done before. It’s not science camp or arts camp or music camp or math camp or leadership camp. It’s ‘everything’ camp.

Events run in November, March and May this year – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER!






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SJAM’s Parent School – First Meeting Tues. Sept. 27th

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SJAM Fall Musical

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BACAY Blitz Day – Thursday, Sept. 8th

Check your welcome packages for BACAY Blitz Day (Buy Your Card And Yearbook)  information!  Edge Imaging will be at SJAM to take photos for student cards and the 2016-2017 yearbook.  Make sure to bring your completed order forms with you, along with payment for your student card and/or yearbook!






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Opening Day – September 6th, 2016

We’re excited to welcome our Highlanders for another exciting school year on Tuesday, September 16th.  The first day will feature a special schedule focusing on our newest Highlanders – our grade nines!  See information below!

8:30 – 9:00  Orientation & Welcomes for Grade 9s

9:00 – 10:00  Grade 9 Assembly (caf)

10:00 – 10:30  Grade 9 Homeroom

10:30 – 11:30  Grade 9 School Tour with Confed

11:30 – 12:30  Grade 9 BBQ Lunch

12:30 – 1:30  SJAM Activity Fair in Caf (all students)

1:30 – 2:30  Grades 10, 11, 12 Students Pick Up Welcome Packages in Homerooms

Students will also be able to pick up remaining report cards, clear up textbook or library fines and meet their teachers on Tuesday.  It is critical that ALL students attend this important day.

Please note that buses will operate on regular schedules for the first day.

We will begin our regularly scheduled classes on Wednesday, September 7th (day one schedule).

IMPORTANT CHECKLIST FOR FIRST DAY

  • Data Verification Sheet (changes made, if applicable) – signed by parent/guardian
  • Notification & Permission Form (IS-09-L-S) signed by a parent/guardian
  • Anaphylaxis Alert Form (if applicable) completed and signed by a parent/guardian
  • Blue Chromebook 1:1 Contract (grade 9) signed by both a parent/guardian and student






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Final 2015-2016 Report Card Pick-Up Dates/Office Hours

Students or parents wishing to pick up final semester 2 report cards, please note dates/times the main office will be open during the summer.

  • Wednesday, July 6th to Thursday, July 21st (excluding Fridays)
  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The office will be closed from Friday, July 22nd to Friday, August 19th (inclusive).
  • We will re-open Monday, August 22nd.






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safeTALK training available for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals and objectives of […]

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PA Day – Friday, September 23

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Activity (PA) Day this Friday – Friday, September 23, 2016. There will be no school for WRDSB students. All elementary and secondary employee groups will be focusing on the new WRDSB Strategic Plan, School Improvement Planning, and Health and Safety Training. This will drive the work and […]

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