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Class of 2019 Prom – Wed. June 5th at Hacienda

SJAM prom is on!  Wednesday, June 5th at the Hacienda – stay tuned for ticket and event info!

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Mental Health & Wellness Week – May 6th to 10th

SJAM is pleased to announce we’re running a special Mental Health and Wellness week, from May 6h to 10th.  Each day will focus on a particular mental health theme, including anxiety management, social media, relaxation and more.

A key feature of the week is our whole school assembly on Wednesday, May 8th featuring guest speaker, Anthony McLean.  Check out his video below!  Special schedule in effect for the day – more details to follow!

 

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SJAM Commencement Awards 2019

Each year at our commencement ceremony, SJAM recognizes the amazing achievements of our graduates by providing a wide range of awards for everything from outstanding academics to impressive involvement in the school and/or community.  Here’s your chance to apply for our Class of 2019 Awards!  CLICK HERE (or graphic above) to access the Google form – you will need to use your WRDSB Google email/account!

APPLICATION DEADLINE – MAY 1ST!

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Parenting Teens Presentation @ KCI – Wed. Apr. 17th

We invite you to join us for our Parenting Teens Presentation at KCI being offered by the KCI Parent Council. This event will feature guest speakers Teresa Wikkerink and Linnea Walter of KW Counselling Services. They will be tackling issues such as how to keep lines of communication open with your teens and how to help them make responsible choices.

The event will be on Wednesday April 17th from 7:00 -9:00 pm in the KCI library.  Parents from other area schools are welcome to attend.

Please use the link below to register and for more event info. There are only a limited number of tickets available.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/parenting-our-teens-tickets-59466339422

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April 12 is a PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff

Friday, April 12, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. Elementary Teachers will participate in a full day of professional development planned by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation […]

EXTENDED: Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members

We have extended the deadline for applications to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize […]

“Students Say No” Protests – April 4th

Principal Message: Students Say No Protest

In recent days, we have had students approach us about conversations they are having on social media regarding a student walkout planned for the afternoon of April 4th. Across the province, students are talking about walking out to demonstrate their feelings about the recent changes announced regarding our public education system and their upcoming high school experience.

As educators, we respect the right of students to express their voice in a positive and respectful way, where such actions are peaceful and safe, and do not hinder the safe passage of people in our schools or the opportunity for learning and academic success.

We would ask that students organizing the event inform the office of their plans, so that we can ensure teachers are aware, and that we provide adequate supervision in the area

We will be making our expectations clear, should students decide to peacefully protest on that day. We would ask that, as a family, you discuss them with your child(ren) as well. They are as follows:

  • Protests must be peaceful and respectful (adhere to the school code of conduct).
  • Students choosing to participate should become informed on why they are protesting.
  • Students should remain on school grounds at all times.  School staff are unable to supervise students who choose to leave school property.
  • Students choosing not to participate must be allowed to do so, without pressure.
  • Students choosing to participate will be marked absent from their class(es) and may be missing previously scheduled assessments.

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