Grade 8 Info Night @ SJAM – Wed. Dec. 11th

Future Highlanders are invited to join us for our Grade 8 Info Night on Wednesday, December 11th!  The evening features general info sessions, an awesome grade 9 electives tour with our student leaders and opportunities to learn about our Pre-AP and Fast Forward programs.  Check out details below and plan to arrive early as this event is always extremely well attended!  Parking is available in the large lot behind the school.

FAST FORWARD PROGRAM (SJAM Library, 2nd floor)

Note – due to historically high attendance, families will be assigned specific tour start locations throughout the school when you arrive.  A general info session will run as part of the electives tour in the SJAM cafeteria

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WRDSB schools Open December 11

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members (teachers and education workers) will participate in another one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province, on December 11, 2019. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students […]

SJAM “Stuff-a-Bus” Food Drive a Huge Success

SJAM’s ‘Stuff-the-Bus’ food drive was a huge success! Thank you to everybody who brought in food. Food and fund drives are an important part of meeting the need in our community.  SJAM was able to raise:

1578 pounds of food donated = 1,233 meals for families in need

The homeroom that brought in the most food was Mr. Grant’s grade 12 English class!  Congrats!

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, December 6, is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. Every year, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal […]

Preparing for Post-Secondary Presentation – Resources

For students or families who weren’t able to join us for the Preparing for Post-Secondary Presentation on Dec. 3, or those who would like access to the resources/presentation for review, please see the links below to the presentation and handout.



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Schools reopen December 5

All WRDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen for students on December 5 following the one-day OSSTF strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

All schools will be closed on December 4, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, ALL SCHOOLS, both elementary and secondary, will be closed to students.  This includes ALL before and after school childcare programs, extended day childcare programs, Early ON Centres and third-party operated childcare centres.   Bus Transportation will not be in operation and ALL extracurricular activities and evening rental permits are cancelled. This is […]

Preparing for Post-Secondary Info Night – Dec. 3 SOLD OUT!

A huge thanks to everyone who signed up for our special Preparing for Post-Secondary Info Night on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd @ 7:00pm in the SJAM auditorium.  Due to the overwhelming response, the event is now “sold out” – all who signed up should have received a confirmation email from SJAM guidance this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you at SJAM on Tuesday evening!

SJAM guidance will likely plan a similar event during the spring – please visit the SJAM website in semester 2 for any updates!

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