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Take Your kid to Work Day

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It’s that time of the year again where kids experience ‘Take Your Kid to Work Day.”

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, students in grade 9 will be working with their guardian and getting to know what they do every single day. This is a great way for students to understand how important getting an education is, and teaches them that if you work hard and always try your best you could move onto great things.

The students do not have to go with a guardian if they chose not to, they can go with a friend or any relative.  If a student can’t find anywhere to go for a placement, the school will provide one.

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Selection Week

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RENFREW- It’s that time of year again! Every year around this time in March students get to choose courses they would like to take in the following year. The student council team, such as Mrs. Pender and Mr. Valliquette are in charge of getting every student the best choice of courses for the individual.

Now is the time where every student is really wondering what career they would like to pursue. As in grade 9 you get one elective, grade 10 you get two electives but in grade 11 and 12 you get 5 electives. As of right now Mr. Valliquette has updated how they are doing so far regards of going to every classroom. “To help students with understanding and navigate.. classes we have at our school to understand prerequisites and studies for schools.. grade 8 and 9, are done and we are working on grade 10 through 12″.

As new students come in every year we get questions like “are my parents able to help me choose courses?” “What if my parents want to talk suggest a different course than what I chose?” and “I’m not sure what I want yet”. All of these questions are answered by simply going onto ‘My Blueprint.”  This app is for course selection and you can access it anywhere, not just at school so you can discuss with family and decide for yourself when your ready if you chose not to do it in the school.

There is also an option of doing certain courses online over the summer. This is for getting an extra elective to take a course that you need for your future career or if you know that you are going to have a heavy workload in grade 12.

If you have any questions feel free to check out our website or give the school a call!

Literacy Test Prep;Help IS Available!

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As OSSLT season approaches, students’ anxiety levels often spike in last minute preparations and anticipation. SJHS is mindful of this issue, and in response has given students an opportunity to practice and perfect their literacy skills.

Everyday during lunchtime, students are able to attend a variety of literacy based workshops hosted in room 116.  The workshops are open to all grade tens that are interested and will focus on topics seen on previous OSSLT assessments.

Though some of the programs have already finished, there will still be workshops available for the next three weeks on a variety of topics. The workshops cover one topic per week. Topics include grasping the main idea of a text, succeeding in multiple choice, and, this week’s topic, writing news reports. A more detailed list that covers the dates of the workshops, the topic of the week, and what teacher(s) will be helping can be found here; https://jagpride.net/literacy-test/

When asked about the importance of the workshops to grade 10 students, Mrs. Pender, one of the teachers involved in the workshops, replied,

“Kids should really consider coming to the workshops, even if they have to give up their lunches. It’s a great opportunity to practice and become familiar with the material before the test!”

Mrs. Pender also added that another resource available to students in regards to the literacy test is the literacy prep Google Classroom. The classroom contains a wide variety of Google slides and other resources that will give students an idea of what the OSSLT will be like, as well as learn how to prepare for it. The classroom code for anyone interested is; bpn15y

If you have any questions about the literacy test or workshops, contact Mr. Halk or Mrs. Pender, or ask the office who will send you in the right direction. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these wonderful resources in order to do their best on this year’s OSSLT.

Construction Presentation For St.Joe’s Students

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On Friday,September 29, all students in construction technology classes were brought to the student lounge for a presentation.The presentation talked about some of the different careers construction can lead to and why students might want to work in the field.

Students were amazed at the amount of money and jobs available in the field. There was a wide variety of jobs that you could do in construction that also varied in levels of education. Some jobs required a high school diploma were others required university, college or even apprenticeships. There is also a lot of good money in the work, most workers get paid around $73,000 a year.

The speaker also mentioned what you can expect working in construction. Working in construction allows a lot of moving around from job to job, and you get to learn and work with your hands opposed to learning in a classroom. Continue reading “Construction Presentation For St.Joe’s Students”

The End Draws Near


Graduation Portraits, December 8th & 9th, 2016 Saint Joseph CHS Picture day All graduates NEED to sign up for graduation photos. A two pose photo session is complimentary, however for $25* you will receive a full eight pose photo session (*payment required AT CAMERA).

    C O M E    P R E P A R E D

Ladies should wear a light/white coloured top with an attractive collar and gentlemen, wear a dress shirt and tie.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance. ~PictureThis Photography

Article written by J. Brodie. 

Bishop Universiry 

Bishops university presentation for information on how to apply for this university.

It’s a great way to be able to learn and experiance the greatness of some of what there is to offer from Bishop.

Candadore College

Candadore College is coming to Saint Joesephs high school for a grade twelve presentation. The presentation starts at 8:45am in the Student Lounge.

Take Your Kid To Work Day!

Take your kids to work takes place tomorrow, November 2nd 2016.For students, it’s more than just a fun day. It’s an opportunity to understand the importance of staying in school by seeing first-hand the skills required in today’s workplace. It also allows them to start exploring career options in a practical way, and gaining a better understand of just how many career choices are open to them. Last, but not least. It lets them experience a day in the world of work and begin thinking about the kind of job they might aspire to.

University Information Program.

Students from Saint Joseph’s high went to ADHS for an opportunity to see what could be offered by universities in the area. They were shown presentations and given information about things such as open house and programs at the universities.

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