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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 […]

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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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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Friday, November 17, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the PD Day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

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