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Boys and Girls Club at George Waters

September 23, 2019
Boys and Girls Club has started at George Waters again this year! This is an after school program for grade 6,7 and 8. This club runs from 3:25pm to 5:30pm Mondays and Thursdays. Come after school and check it out!  SEPTEMBER September 23- Soccer and Ultimate Frisby September 26-Cooking with Lexi...

Terry Fox Community Walk Friday September 20th, 2019

September 16, 2019
‚ÄčGeorge Waters will be participating in a Terry Fox Community Walk Friday September 20th in the afternoon. Our goal this year is to raise $1000.00. This will be through pledges and any fundraising efforts going on next week. Please note that pledges need to be handed in by Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Time to book a triad conference with your child's homeroom teacher

August 29, 2019
Please click here to book your triad conference September 4th or 5th. A reminder school starts Friday September 5th.

Notice of Annual School Meetings

July 18, 2019
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. Please attend the meeting at your school. We need...

Show and Save

June 27, 2019
‚ÄčClick here for information regarding the Show and Save that Parent Council will be promoting this September 2019. Click here for what you can access on the mobile app. Click here for the GWMS Parent Council Fundraiser Notes. Click here for what the Show and Save Incentive is. Click here for...

Balanced School Day For The 2019/20 School Year

June 25, 2019
‚Äč Please click here for the New Balanced School Day for George Waters 2019/2020 school year.

School Supplies for the 2019/2020 School Year

June 17, 2019
‚ÄčPlease click here for the 2019/2020 school supply list

Free Summer Swim Schedule

June 13, 2019
‚ÄčPlease click below to see the Free Swim Summer Schedule

Last Week of School

June 10, 2019
New grade 6 students will have a transition day on June 24th at 1:30 pm. Grade 7 and 8 students will participate in Water Olympics during that time. ‚ÄčPlease be advised that the last school day for the year is June 27th, 2019.  We will have a Year End Celebration starting at...

K-12 Education Review

May 28, 2019
‚Äč The K-12 Education Review for Manitoba is asking for input from the public. Below your will find information about the Education Review from the Manitoba School Board Association, an SJASD perspective, a listing of our local programming and also a link to the public survey. The deadline to provide feedback and...

The Little Library is up and Running Again!

May 28, 2019
‚ÄčOur Little Free Library is available again! It is located just outside the front doors of George Waters Middle School. Thank you to the students who helped to repair and paint this library.  If you are doing any spring cleaning or have books to donate for teenagers/ young adults or children, please...

Photo-A-Day Challenge

May 23, 2019
‚Äč Throughout the month of May, SJASD staff shared photos on Instagram to highlight a specific word/theme related to education. Each day, the photo map was updated with one selection from each day. The challenge took place under the hashtag #sjasdphotoaday
Click here to view the photo calendar. 
Thank you to all staff...

Celebration of the Arts Evening

May 17, 2019
A fantastic show was put on by our GW Sharks last week! We are so proud of our growing arts program. Thank you to all our staff for all your hard work and helping make this great evening happen. We had our very first film debut along with performances from the...

5th Annual High 5 Community Run

April 25, 2019
Who: The race was started as an event for students, staff and families from our High 5 community of schools (Robert Browning, Sansome, Phoenix, Lincoln  and Westwood). Over the past year, it has expanded it to welcome participants from all schools (students, staff and families) in SJASD.

What: A 5km fun run...

Divisional Choirs Concert

April 23, 2019
The SJASD Spring Concert is taking place on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church. For more details, click here. 

Reminder for parents to please use Safe Arrival for attendance

April 18, 2019
‚Äč Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at ). Tap Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

Ms Waters Language Club

April 10, 2019
‚ÄčAre you interested in learning a language that has been around for thousands of years?  Ms Waters is offering this club every Wednesday starting April 17th over the lunch hour. Students will be learning alongside Ms Waters the languages of Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and Cree, no previous knowledge or experience is needed.

Spring Cleaning

April 04, 2019
‚ÄčKicking off April with one of many community clean ups at GWMS!

D.I Team (The D.I Babes)

March 22, 2019
‚Äč   This year's D.I. Team (the D.I. Babes) participated in the 2019 Manitoba Destination Imagination Provincial Tournament by completing the scientific challenge "Medical Mystery". The team needed to create a performance that included many different elements designed to showcase the group's creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. They created...

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide

March 21, 2019
‚Äčplease click here for the latest Spring/Summer Leisure Guide.

March CARE Assembly

March 21, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to this months CARE assembly winners! Featured in the picture below are Fatima, Allie and Tiffany who won the Outstanding Achievement award for their grade.

Divisional Science Fair

March 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe 53 rd Divisional Science Fair is taking place on April 3 at George Waters Middle School/St James Collegiate. Projects. 
All projects must be dismantled by 830 pm. Remaining projects will be disposed of after this time.
For the Science Fair schedule click here
For additional information about the Science...

Five Guys and Parent Council

March 12, 2019
‚ÄčCome support George Waters Middle School on March 28th from 11-10pm. Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchases to Parent Council, just tell your cashier you support George Waters!

Outdoor Activities at lunch time

March 08, 2019
‚ÄčDuring Lunch next week there will be a cross country ski club out by the track in the back of the high school Monday and Wednesday. The following week we will hold a snowshoeing Club Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!  

Concours d'Art Oratoire 2019

March 08, 2019
‚Äč F√©licitations to all Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire participants in SJASD. On March 5 and 6, SJASD held its annual Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire event at Coll√®ge Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC). Concours d‚ÄôArt Oratoire is an annual public speaking event sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. The objective is to help students develop effective...

George Waters Parent Teacher Conferences

February 14, 2019
‚ÄčTo book your time with a teacher please go to the Parents and Community Tab and click on Conference manager 

Report to the Community 2018

January 15, 2019
‚ÄčOur Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2018 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

George Waters Pride posters

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčGeorge Waters Sharks are extremely proud to be a part of an inclusive school. The students made posters in their computer literacy class and placed them through out the school.

GWMS students hard at work cooking!

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčGWMS hard at work cooking in Ms Ngegba's Practical Arts room! Term 2 has began and the students are off to a great start. Ask them what they have been cooking!

Tier 1 boys Win the St Maurice Tournament!

January 14, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to the Tier 1 boys basketball team for winning the St Maurice Tournament this past weekend! Thank you to Mr Kavadas, Mr Glowa and Mr Hernandez for leading the team to victory.

Ancient Rome

December 18, 2018
‚Äč SPQR - An Exhibition of Ancient Rome   Yesterday evening, GWMS hosted a Rome exhibit! Congratulations to 815-816 and thank you Mr Schmidt. It was a huge success with a lot of hard work that was put in by many students. The Exhibit was extended until Friday morning to accommodate all...

Notes From the Office

December 14, 2018

To read Notes from the Office click here

Community Bulletin Board

December 14, 2018
‚Äč Looking for ideas of what to do this summer? Need to find a summer camp or activity for your child? The SJASD Community Bulletin Board features upcoming events, programs, camps and courses being offered in the community all year-long that may be of interest to our students and their families. The board is refreshed...

Winter Skating Program 2019

December 11, 2018
‚Äč Check out all the locations around the city that offer skating through the Winter break. Click here to view the winter 2019 skating program through the Leisure Guide  Winter Skating Program

Holiday Break

December 10, 2018
‚Äč Holiday Break runs from December 24th-January 4th, 2019. School reopens January 7th , 2019. Enjoy the break.

Parent Council Fundraiser Pick Up

December 10, 2018
On Wednesday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. all poinsettas and Bothwell cheese orders will be ready for pick up.
Please come before 4:00 p.m. Thank you for supporting George Waters!

25 Years at George Waters

November 29, 2018
‚Äč George Waters Middle School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year with the support of local partnerships.  On Tuesday, November 27, the school hosted a special assembly in honour of this exciting milestone. Two honoured guests joined the celebration as both Mr. Bill Cann, the school's first principal, and Mr. Bruce Waters, son of Mr. George Waters, shared...

Basketball Referee Clinic

November 08, 2018
The 2018 St. James-Assiniboia Basketball Referee Clinic is taking place on November 21 at Lincoln Middle School.  We are looking for Middle School Basketball Referees for the upcoming season! The free clinic offers registered participants the opportunity to receive their Novice Referee Certification and referee Middle Years basketball in St. James-Assiniboia School Division. 

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

October 31, 2018
‚Äč The Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) and the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) present a helpful guide to talk with your child about cannabis. The fact sheet covers cannabis use, harms and risks associated, laws in Canada and other valuable resources on the topic.
Click here to view...

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

October 29, 2018
The Divisional Choir's Fall Concert is taking place on Thursday, November 8 at Westwood Community Church at 7pm.
More details attached.
‚ÄčPlease click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

GWMS Sharks Clothing Orders

October 17, 2018
‚Äč GWMS Sharks Clothing will be available to order until Friday, November 2nd.  Sample sizes will be set up outside the school office at lunch the week of October 22nd - 26th.  Clothing is being ordered through Carberry International.  All payments can be made online by Visa, Mastercard or Paypal directly...

Parent/Teacher Conference

October 10, 2018
‚ÄčParent/Teacher Conference will be held at George Waters School from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM on Novmber 20th, 2018

Parent Symposium Cancelled

October 05, 2018
‚Äč Please note: The Parenting Symposium scheduled to take place on October 13, 2018 at Jameswood Alternative School has been cancelled due to low registration. More information will be provided in the future for upcoming events hosted on behalf of Educational Support Services. 

Peaceful Village is now open!

September 21, 2018
‚ÄčPeaceful Village is now open Wednesday and Thursdays from 4-7pm!

2018 Election Information

September 11, 2018
The City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Board Election Day is October 24, 2018. School boards are elected in our province to carry out the planning and delivery of educational services within geographic regions known as school divisions. The Nomination Period for School Trustee candidates begins Wednesday, September 12 and ends...

Safe Arrival

August 29, 2018
‚Äč SchoolMessenger app (free) Provide your email address to the school. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at ). Tap Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.


School Cash Online

August 21, 2018
‚Äč This school year George Waters Middle School will be using School Cash Online to collect payments for student fess, field trips, school clothing, etc.  School Cash Online is an online parent portal that offers a safe, fast, and convenient way to pay for school activity fees.  The portal is customized...

Triad Conferences

August 21, 2018
‚Äč Opening Year Team/Triad Conferences On September 5 th & 6 th , 2018 students are expected to attend opening year team/triad conferences with their guardian/parent(s) . This is a great way to meet staff and learn more about our school. At the interviews guardian/parents, students and teachers will have an...

Summer Hours

July 03, 2018
Summer hours will commence on Tuesday, July 3 and end on Friday, August 17. Office hours for 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 3 - July 13, 2018:...

‚ÄčSchool Day Calendar 2018-19

June 15, 2018
St. James-Assiniboia School Division operates on the six-day cycle. The School Day Calendar includes inservice and holiday information. Additional school specific information may be acquired from our Divisional Calendar at the start of the new school year or individual school websites.  Please see below the School Day Calendar for the upcoming 2018-2019...

Assessment Schedules 2018-19

June 04, 2018

Please see below two assessment schedules outlining provincial dates and programs for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Early and Middle Years Assessment Schedule Senior Years Assessment Schedule


Spring Divisional Newsletter

March 29, 2018
‚ÄčThe third issue of CONTACT is here! Read the latest initiatives, projects and achievements in SJASD all in one place. This issue highlights JT students departing on a mission trip to Ecuador,  Buchanan growing tower gardens, Phoenix studying the long-told stories of the sky and much more. Click the icon below to...

SJASD Basketball Highlights

March 21, 2018
The Basketball season has wrapped up and we would like to say congratulations to all teams in our Division across all levels on another great season! The past couple months have been packed with tournaments, close games, rematches, final fours and many great team/individual highlights. A special thank you to our parents,...

Middle Years Parent Survey

March 19, 2018
‚Äč Schools in St. James-Assiniboia have always taken great pride in providing a high quality of education for all children. In asking you to spend 10-15 minutes to complete this short survey, you can help us to maintain areas of strength and identify areas that need continuing growth or improvement.


2018-2019 Budget Summary

March 14, 2018
‚Äč Please click here to view the latest media release on behalf of SJASD highlighting the 2018-2019 Budget Summary. 

Bus Service is Cancelled

March 05, 2018
‚Äč Monday, March 5 - All schools in SJASD are open. Bus service is cancelled. There will be no bus service. Once again, all schools are open but bus service is cancelled for the day.

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

March 02, 2018
‚Äč Please find below the 2018-2019 Public Budget Presentation that was shown on Thursday, March 1 at our annual Parent/Public Draft Budget Meeting at the Board Office.  Our Draft Budget presentation has focussed on how our public schools are funded through provincial grants and local taxes. Equally important is what will be...

C.A.R.E. Assembly

December 15, 2017
‚Äč Celebrating And Recognizing Excellence Assembly Join us Tuesday, December 19th @ 8:30 AM to participate in our celebration of excellence. George Waters Middle School Gym

Spirit Week Dec 18 - 22

December 15, 2017

‚ÄčGeorge Waters Middle School Spirit Week will be held Dec 18 - 22.  All students are encouraged to participate.
Monday, December 18 -  Carzy Sweater Day Tuesday, December 19th -  Meme Day or Hat Day (Donate a non-perishable food item or $1 to Winnipeg Harvest and wear your hat all day)...

Remembrance Day Assembly

October 25, 2017
‚Äč The George Waters Middle School/St. James Collegiate Remembrance Day Assembly is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, November 9th at 10:00 am in the St. James gym.  The community is welcome to attend.

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčParent teacher conferences will be taking place on Thursday, Novmeber 16th.

Spirit Week October 30th - November 3rd

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčSharks Spirit Week will be taking place from Monday, October 30th - Friday, November 3rd.  Leadership students have planned an exciting week that includes a Halloween dance on Tuesday, October 31st.  The themes for the day are as follows: Monday - Pajama Day, Tuesday - Costume Day, Wednesday - Twin Day, Thursday - Celebrity Day,...

Grade 6 Atomic Volleyball

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 6 Atomic Volleyball tournament Friday, October 27th.  The boys tournament is at George Waters Middle School and the girls tournament is at Hedges Middle School.  Both tournaments run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Picture Retakes

October 25, 2017
‚ÄčPicture retakes take place on Friday, Novemebr 3rd during the morning in the library.

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‚Äôs education. We need your input and ideas!  Please click here to...

Opening Day Letter

June 27, 2017
‚ÄčPlease take a look at our opening day letter for any information you may need about the start of school.   2017-2018 June Parent Letter.pdf

Safe Schools Forum

April 25, 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."...

Science Fair Special Awards Report

April 24, 2017
‚Äč 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...