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SJASD Choirs recognized by National Festival

October 17, 2017

This year, Choral Director Avonlea Armstrong-Green decided to enter the St. James-Assiniboia Senior Divisional Choir, as well as the Sturgeon Heights Vocal Jazz Group called “In the Heights,” into the National Class.
       “This was our first time entering a National Class and I had no idea what to expect,”...
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Students speak out on World Teachers' Day

October 13, 2017

World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually on October 5 since 1994 all across the world to honour the many ways teachers positively impact the lives of their students. In an effort to make World Teachers’ Day 2017 extra special, St. James Collegiate Teacher Ms. Frolek reached out to a group...
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Policies and Guidelines for Schools on Transgender Youth

October 04, 2017
All schools should be places where all our children feel welcomed and safe.  When students are included rather than excluded, welcomed and affirmed rather than marginalized, bullied, harassed, or made to feel invisible because of their gender identity or gender expression or any other aspect of who they are, they tend...
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MASS presents Public Education video series

September 11, 2017
​ As we begin the 2017-18 school year, the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS) has introduced a series of short videos to highlight four of the main initiatives currently being prioritized in public education in Manitoba: Curriculum, Early Learning, Indigenous Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing. Please check out the...
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Volleyball Referee Clinic

September 05, 2017
​ We are currently reorganizing the way we assign volleyball referees in our Middle Years schools and as such, are looking for Middle School Volleyball Referees. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please consider attending our free SJASD Volleyball Referee Clinic on September 22. Click here ...
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SJASD News Release

August 30, 2017
​Scholar in Residence Our Division is pleased to announce we will be engaged in a Scholar in Residence model with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Associate Professor from the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, for the 2017-2018 school year.
Please   click here  to read the Scholar in Residence...
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Fall Awards Ceremonies

August 22, 2017

Each high school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be hosting a Fall Awards Ceremony to celebrate all Grade 9-11 students receiving awards for the 2016-17 school year.  Please find below a list of event dates and times for the 2017-18 school year.  Note: All Fall Awards Ceremonies will be take place at the respective...
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Back to School in SJASD

July 31, 2017
​ All schools in SJASD will open on Wednesday, August 23, with secretarial staff in attendance. Teaching staff will return on Tuesday, September 5. Please visit your school website or contact your school for your child's start date. 
For registration information, please click here . For upcoming dates in the...
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Continuing Education Fall Brochure 2017

July 31, 2017
After the lazy, hazy, relaxing days of summer, we are often left wondering how to fill our time. Whether you like arts/crafts, learning a new language, updating your computer skills, exercising, or relaxing, we have many different courses to fit the needs of various age groups. We invite you...
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Annual School Meetings 2017-18

July 17, 2017
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. We need your input and ideas!  Please click here to...
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SJASD Summer Hours

July 17, 2017
Summer hours will commence on Monday, July 4th and end on Friday, August 18th. Office hours for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  As for the Media Centre inside the Professional Staff Development Centre, the summer hours are as follows: July 4 - July 7,...
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New School Websites!

June 24, 2017
Watch for our new school websites set to launch mid-July! 
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SJASD presents grant to Historical Association

June 20, 2017
​ At the regular School Board held on June 13, 2017, St. James-Assiniboia School Division presented a special grant to the Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia.  A grant in the amount of $1,100 was presented by Craig McGregor, Chair of the Board of Trustees, to Barry Hillman, Education Coordinator for...
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SJCI teacher earns Global Citizenship Award

June 15, 2017
​ The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation selected St. James Collegiate Teacher Ms. Tara Tuchscherer as one of three winners of the Global Citizenship Award for Educators for 2017.  She is seen here accepting her award from Keana Rellinger, Public Engagement Specialist at MCIC.
The Global Citizenship Award for Educators recognizes Manitoba teachers and administrators who have been leaders...
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Top 10 Provincial finish in Physics Contest

June 15, 2017
​Grade 12 Westwood Collegiate student Mike A. scores Top 10 in the province in the high school CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists) Physics contest. The CAP high school exam is based upon an internationally recognized syllabus, the I.B. Physics Higher Core Curriculum and is intentionally a high level contest. Only the top students from each school...
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Community Clean Up

June 08, 2017
Happy World Ocean's Day!
Westwood Collegiate student Luke R. coordinated a clean up of Sturgeon Creek on June 8th from 9am-11am. Luke placed 5th in the Caring for our Watersheds contest for his idea involving using canoes to clean up the creek as opposed to the traditional shoreline clean up. The canoes were donated...
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Mending Broken Relationships

May 29, 2017
Jameswood Alternative School has been on a yearlong journey exploring Truth and Reconciliation. The students have been learning about Canada’s history and the broken relationships between settlers and Indigenous people. In an effort to create a physical symbol of their learning, reflective of their commitment to reconciliation, Jameswood Alternative School began...
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Canada Wide Science Fair Results

May 24, 2017
St. James-Assiniboia School Division sponsors the Canada Wide Science Festival Award which is given to a project in Grades 7–12 which demonstrates high achievement in either research, design process, and/or scientific method and have met the Science Fair Committee’s eligibility requirements. The award entitles the winner to an all-expense paid trip to compete...
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SJASD Student-Trustee Forum

May 19, 2017
On Wednesday, May 17, St. James-Assiniboia School Division enjoyed its first Student/Trustee Forum, which took place in the board room at the School Board Office.   The event saw representative students from each senior years school interact with and engage with School Board Trustees on a variety of topics such as: overall school experience, student...
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1st Annual Graduation Pow Wow

May 12, 2017
St. James-Assiniboia School Division is excited to announce our first annual Graduation Pow Wow taking place on Thursday, June 1, at St. James Collegiate (1900 Portage Ave.). The Pow Wow is being held to honour the academic achievements of Indigenous students in our Division. 

   The Graduation Pow Wow is free...
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Public Notice - Allard School site

May 11, 2017

T he Board of Trustees for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division will consider the disposition of the vacant 130 Allard School site at its regular scheduled Board Meeting of June 13, 2017 . Persons wishing to present regarding the disposition can do so through the delegation process at the May...
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2017 Skills Manitoba Competition

April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, more than 475 students from across the province gathered at Red River College (both campuses) to compete in the 20th Annual Skills Manitoba Competition.    SJASD students from Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate attended the event. While some students went to gain experience and learn more...
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Safe Schools Forum

April 24, 2017
Safe Schools Community Forum, "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures"
As part of our commitment to keep our schools safe, St. James-Assiniboia School Division hosts a Safe Schools Forum once every two years.

On Wednesday, April 12, our Division teamed up with local organizations to present the 2017 Safe Schools Forum "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures."...
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Science Fair Special Awards Report

April 24, 2017
​ S t. James-Assiniboia Divisional Science Fair 2017 Special Awards Report The 51st Annual SJASD Divisional Science Fair took place on April 5th, 2017 at George Waters Middle School and St. James Collegiate. The special award winners are listed below.  Top Project Awards
The Top Project award is presented to a project in Grade 3, 4, and...
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1600 Acts of Kindness

February 17, 2017
Small acts of kindness are often overlooked and easily under appreciated on a daily basis. During the last week of January, all students at Sansome School took part in "The Great Kindness Challenge."    The main purpose of this challenge is to highlight the routine acts of kindness that our students,...
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"James and the Giant Peach Jr."

February 07, 2017
​Divisional Musical Theatre 2017 Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, our Divisional Musical Theatre brought the magic of "James and the Giant Peach Jr" to life at Westwood Collegiate. Our Divisional Musical Theatre group, consisting of 150 students from Grades 4-8, performed 10 shows from January 28 through February 4. Congratulations to all...
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High 5 Community Run

February 07, 2017
​ It's time to mark your calendar! The 3rd annual High 5 Community 5km is taking place on  May 29th, 2017. Students, staff and families are welcome to come out and walk/run with us. Time to lace up the runners and begin the training! Click here to check out the High 5...
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Host an International Student

January 30, 2017
​ Have you ever considered hosting a student from another country? The International Student Program is an important piece of St. James-Assiniboia School Division and it wouldn't be possible with the help of local homestay families. To learn more about information or to apply to be a homestay family, please click here.
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Canada Turns 150!

January 30, 2017
Be in the know about amazing Canada 150 experiences taking place across Canada. Volunteer, organize or participate in an activity near you by starting at this site from the Government of Canada.