APRIL NEWS


Envisioning a Better Future

By Lillian, Grade 8

posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Last Tuesday on the April 12, 2016, five Grade 8 students including our teacher Mrs. Russell and I attended a Winnipeg Youth Visioning Meeting at the Millennium Library. This all day event included presentations by the Mayor of Winnipeg, Cindy Blackstock, and other members of our community. We got to hear a bit about the Aboriginal heritage of our country, and we focused on the goal of Truth and Reconciliation. Along with students from all around Winnipeg, we began to envision our ideal future for Winnipeg. We used the themes of caring and safety to put together a final statement that will be permanently kept in Winnipeg's records. This was a very thought-provoking experience and it showed us a lot of ways that we ourselves can create a better future. Moving forward from this, we are already planning an event featuring reconciliation and we hope to meet again next year to continue on with this great idea of children being the foundation of our future.

 

 

                      


Letting Their Hearts Sing

posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SJR is pleased to announce that the adjudicator for the Winnipeg Music Festival has selected the SJR Junior School Girls' Choir to be the recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Will Rook Trophy.

This trophy is awarded for the most outstanding performance by a School Girls Chorus, Kindergarten - Grade 6, in classes 8103, 8118 and 8133. On Thursday, April 14, Ms. Joanne Mercier presented the choir with a trophy and a plaque to mark this achievement. This is the second year in a row that the SJR Junior School Girls' Choir has been awarded this trophy.

                      

Robot Games

By Rob Ward, Senior School Science Teacher

posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

On Saturday, March ‎19‎, the SJR Robotics Club participated in ‎ the annual Manitoba Robot Games‎. ‎We had our largest team of ‎ 15 ‎players and for the first time, many made it to the knock out ‎ stages of the tournament‎. ‎Special mention goes to Ryan ‎(Grade 9) who made it to the semi-final of the Prairie Sumo ‎ competition‎. ‎One more win would have put Ryan in the big‎ final‎.‎

Members who participated were‎:‎

Mini Sumo ‎- ‎Liam T, Dylan H, Arib H, Karm G, Daniel E, ‎ Blair H, Rohan D, Evan E, Lucas L, Diego P‎.‎

Prairie Sumo ‎- ‎Ben L, Shao Yu Z, Ryan W, Evan D, Parasar T‎

Congratulations to everyone‎ involved! 

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Sharing His Story

posted: Monday, April 11, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, SJR students had the privilege to listen to Theodore Fontaine speak about his experiences at a residential school and his journey of survival and healing. The students are reading his book Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir as part of their History of Canada class. During the talk he related his story and stated “We are not victims, we were victims”.

At the age of seven Theodore was sent to the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School, and later the Assiniboia Indian Residential School. He spent twelve years of his life away from his family while attending residential schools. At the age of 32, after struggling to cope with what happened to him, he graduated from the Civil Engineering Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and had a very successful career including serving as chief of the Sagkeeng First Nation and holding various other government positions.

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The Great Canadian Geography Challenge

By: Mrs. Alison Carrey, Middle School teacher

posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Grade 6 students took part in our annual, friendly competition, The Great Canadian Geography Challenge. The top two students from each core class moved on to the final round. Mr. David Beyer asked the questions, and students responded with a game-show style buzzer system.

Questions ranged from the easier, “Which city is the capital of Japan?” to more difficult questions like, “Forillon National Park is located in this province.”

Our finalists were Cassy, Paige, Kassandra, Alexandra, Dylan and Tommy. This year’s Grade 6 Geography Challenge Champion is Kassandra. Congratulations to all the finalists on an exciting challenge!

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Movin’ on up!

posted: Friday, March 18, 2016

A big shout out to SJR’s Sadie McTavish (Grade 12) who has committed to join the Winnipeg Wesman Women’s Volleyball program. This is the first time in about 20 years that an SJR student has gone on to play university volleyball.

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Sadie with her coach, Mr. Ryan Kope

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