News & Announcements

Grade 8 Information Updates

A huge thank you to all the families who joined us for our annual Grade 8 Info Night on December 13th.  As a follow-up and to provide information to any future Highlanders who may have missed our event, please check out our all-new Grade 8 Student Info page!  This includes material shared during grade 8 night and further details regarding academic pathways, course selections and more.

NOTE – the page will be updated shortly with the new 2018 grade 9 course calendar and pre-advanced placement application links.

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SJAM Vaping & Smoking Policy

An important reminder for SJAM students regarding our school smoking and vaping policy (from the 2017-2018 Student Information and Code of Conduct Handbook):

Smoking and Vaping
No smoking on school property; it’s the law. This also includes any school buses and/or school related events.

Failure to adhere to this rule may result in a suspension and/or a fine issued by the Waterloo Region By- Law Officer. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers (inhalation devices).

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Semester 1 Exams and Double Days

Our semester 1 exam schedule is now available!  Please review both the double-day and exam schedule.  If you have an exam conflict (2 in same block), please speak to your classroom teacher and/or VP as soon as possible.

Students are parents are also strongly recommended to review our exam policies/instructions provided below.

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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:


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



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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Northern Lights Holiday Concert – Dec. 14th

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EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Boston Pizza Night to Support SJAM Music

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