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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

MCCARTHY UNIFORMS / Buying a School Uniform - We have been in close contact with our school uniform provider, McCarthy Uniforms, to ensure the experience of buying a school uniform for the back-to-school 2020 season is safe & easy.  The school administration is asking that all families, especially families of incoming grade nines, register with McCarthy Uniforms at www.mccarthyuniforms.ca and prepare to shop for school uniforms online.

Registration will provide you with:

  • access to updated information on where and how to shop over the summer months
  • access to flexible payment options, sales, curbside pick up options
  • access to online appointment booking portal for limited in-person fittings, when social distancing measures ease and
  • uniform fit & instructional videos.

Please also note that, until social distancing guidelines are formally relaxed, McCarthy Uniforms retail locations are not open to the public. That doesn’t mean you can’t shop for your uniform.  Our school custom e-store is open 24/7 and a McCarthy’s call center is fully staffed for both customer support & shopping.  By registering online, you will obtain a notification when stores are open for appointments and walk in service.

I know you will understand that we are all working through this challenging time together. We are all adjusting to new ways of learning and shopping. Please remember that our partner McCarthy Uniforms has a priority responsibility to keep our community safe and has been working tirelessly to ensure that alternate shopping options are available.  They have generously augmented their digital shopping options, invested in additional call center and support resources and have been proactive to ensure that school uniform inventory supply chains are strong & ready for back to school 2020.

 

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Message to Graduates:  With the recent announcement of school closures for the remainder of this school year as well as previously announced cancellations of end-of-year events by our board, we would like to update you on what is going on behind the scenes by the staff on your behalf to find unique ways to celebrate your graduation milestone.  As you know, the prom and grad scheduled in the calendar has been unfortunately cancelled as a result of guidelines in effect from the Ministry of Health due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled your graduation commencement ceremony for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Sanderson Centre.  This is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Monday.  While we remain hopeful, this in-person event will be subject to guidelines from the Ministry of Health in place this fall. 

Unfortunately there will not be an opportunity to reschedule this year’s prom.  Students are encouraged to hold virtual celebrations with friends.  We are working hard to provide a form of celebration for our graduates this June.  More information will be posted on SJC Twitter and SJC website soon. 

For now, continue putting forth your best effort in maintaining your health, well-being, and academics to finish off the year strong and prepared for what lies ahead. 

SJC Grad Committee

 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Honour J/Eagle Award - Digital Application - Due June 1, 2020

The application form must be returned to Mr. Lynch by June 1, 2020 [Email:  mlynch@bhncdsb.ca]  **You will receive an email response confirming the receipt of your application [response may not be immediate].

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2020-2021 Student Council Application Form 

Students must complete each component of the application thoroughly.  Forms are due to both Mr. Beaudin [jbeaudin@bhncdsb.ca] and Mr. Yakymyshyn [dyakymyshyn@bhncdsb.ca] no later than Friday, May 1 @ 3:00 pm.  No late forms will be accepted.  Position selections will be announced May/early June.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Attention Grade 12 students looking for financial aid to assist with college and university costs next year.  The Knights of Columbus Ontario Charities Foundation has a bursary program that awards five bursaries valued at $1,000.00 each.  Eligibility information and applications are available in Student Services.  Applications are due May 2, 2020 to the Ontario Knights of Columbus Bursary Program.

Attention all Socratic Club members, there’s an introductory meeting today in room 242 during senior lunch.  That’s today in room 242 during senior lunch.  Come ready to discuss and learn.  New members are welcome.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Attention Graduates looking for college and university funding.  Scholartree.ca has a list of over $850,000.00 worth of scholarships available to students over March Break.  Students are encouraged to create a ScholarTree profile to receive a list of customized scholarships and weekly reminders of deadlines.  At the top left, students can use the filter called “Applications Open” to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.

Attention all students who have indicated that they are attending the soiree italienne at Mercasa Restaurant tonight.  This is a reminder that dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the dress code is dressy casual.  Both the Art department and the Modern Languages department are looking forward to sharing an Italian meal together.  See you there.

Attention students who have applied to attend the University of Guelph next fall.  A representative of the university will be hosting a meeting with applicants in our library on Monday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm.  Students will be contacted directly by the University of Guelph.  During the meeting students will learn about scholarships, admission, residence etc.

Attention graduates, The Scholarship Fund of the James Hillier Foundation is intended to aid specific students in Brantford and Brant County.  The scholarship is to be used for general academic fees for up to $5,000.00 per year for a maximum of 4 years.  St. John’s College can nominate 2 eligible applicants for this scholarship opportunity.  Applications to be nominated are due April 24, 2020.  Swing by Student Services to get your Scholarship Nomination Application.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Attention Graduates looking for college and university funding.  Scholartree.ca has a list of over $850,000.00 worth of scholarships available to students over March Break.  Students are encouraged to create a ScholarTree profile to receive a list of customized scholarships and weekly reminders of deadlines.  At the top left, students can use the filter called “Applications Open” to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.

Attention graduate, The Samuel W. Stedman Foundation Bursary Programme is accepting applications by mail.  A limited number of bursaries will be granted in Brantford and Brant County.  These bursaries will only be granted to those students who will attend a recognized college or university in Ontario.  Applications are available in Student Services, see the hanging folders on the wall in the waiting area.  Applications are to be received by the Stedman Foundation, by mail, no later than April 30, 2020.

Attention concert band, rehearsal is cancelled today due to parent teacher interviews.  Please continue to practice for the upcoming concerts.

Attention students who participated in the “in school” mock trial competition.  The two teams have been created and three alternates have been picked.  The teams are posted on the door of room 116.  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 25th after school in room 116.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Attention Graduates looking for college and university funding.  Scholartree.ca has a list of over $850,000.00 worth of scholarships available to students over March Break.  Students are encouraged to create a ScholarTree profile to receive a list of customized scholarships and weekly reminders of deadlines.  At the top left, students can use the filter called “Applications Open” to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.

Attention all students participating in both Europe excursions with the Modern Languages Department and the Art Department over the March break, you are cordially invited to a complimentary soiree Italienne on Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 pm at Marcasa Restaurant.  Please see your teacher chaperone by today and indicate if you will or will not be attending as arrangements are being made based on the number of students attending.  Your response must be provided by 3:00 pm today.

Would all students who were going on the Germany, Switzerland and Italy trip please come see Mrs. DiStefano or Mrs. Duffy today at either lunch.  We need your RSVP for our Europe party.

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Attention Graduates looking for college and university funding.  Scholartree.ca has a list of over $850,000.00 worth of scholarships available to students over March Break.  Students are encouraged to create a ScholarTree profile to receive a list of customized scholarships and weekly reminders of deadlines.  At the top left, students can use the filter called “Applications Open” to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.

Are you in grade 10, 11 or 12?  Are you interested in travelling abroad and earning a credit this summer?  Tour the central European cities of Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest from June 26 to July 5 and earn a Grade 11 World History credit.  Details are available in Student Services.  See the hanging folders on the wall in the waiting area.

Attention all students participating in both Europe excursions with the Modern Languages Department and the Art Department over the March break, you are cordially invited to a complimentary soiree Italienne on Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 pm at Marcasa Restaurant.  Please see your teacher chaperone by tomorrow-Tuesday, March 10th and indicate if you will or will not be attending as arrangements are being made based on the number of students attending.  Your response must be provided by Tuesday, March 12th by 3:00 pm.

Alex Vincze represented St. John’s in Sault Ste. Marie during the OFSAA wrestling tournament.

Alex finished in the top 16 in Ontario and had a record of 2 wins and 2 losses.  Alex was able to finish two of his matches by Pointing out his opponent.  Alex had a great season this year with only 3 losses.  Well Done Alex.

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