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Remembrance Day Service

November 06, 2023
Please join us online for the École Ness Remembrance Day Service, Thursday, November 9, at 11:00 am.
Please note there has been a change in the link address.
​Remembrance Day Service Live Stream​

Finding Nemo Jr.

April 28, 2023
St James-Assiniboia Divisional Musical Theatre will be presenting "Finding Nemo Jr." in 2023-2024.  See attached letter for information regarding auditions. Finding Nemo Jr. Parent Letter 2023-24 (1).pdf

Notes from the Office

February 10, 2023

Marking Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

February 07, 2023
​ From February 6 to 10, SJASD recognizes the contributions that educators, administrative and education assistants, educational clinicians and associates, nurses, bus drivers, custodians and all other school support staff make to students and school communities. In addition to being proclaimed  an official week by the Province of Manitoba, many...

SJASD Teacher Wins Governor General’s History Award

November 30, 2022
A Westwood Collegiate teacher has just received the prestigious Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Kelly Hiebert was recognized for his ongoing work in Holocaust education, including the creation of a student-led documentary on the subject entitled Truth Against Distortion: Survivor's Speech Out Against Hate. The history teacher attended...

Ness Colouring Books

October 28, 2022
​Dear parents and guardians,

The Art Committee has made a Ness Colouring Book - Autumn Edition! The Art Committee and friends will be selling these fun colouring books on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, from Nov 1-3. We have decided to put the cost at 6$ or more, depending...

Bus Route Update

October 14, 2022
​ Please be advised school bus transportation will not be available for students living on the streets west of Alboro Street and south of Roblin Blvd. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 due to the closure of Roblin Blvd at the CP railroad crossing by Bridge Road. Please note that parents of...


October 13, 2022
​Spirit Week will be from Tuesday, October 25th to Monday, October 31st.

Socktobre et le mois des mitaines!

October 11, 2022
​Ce mois-ci est Socktobre et le mois des mitaines! Savez-vous qu’il y a plus de 1,200 personnes à Winnipeg sans abris? La plupart sont des personnes autochtones, et 22% sont des jeunes âgés de moins de 24 ans. Il y a aussi 2% des gens qui font partie de la communauté 2SLGBTQ+....

Ness Clothing Store

October 06, 2022
Le magasin en ligne de « Ness Gear » est maintenant ouvert ! Pour commander, cherchez des affiches publicitaires dans vos classes titulaires pour plus d'infos. Le magasin est ouvert jusqu'à le vendredi 14 octobre.

School Trustee Candidate Information

September 12, 2022
​ School board elections are an important opportunity for residents of St. James-Assiniboia to get involved in public education. By voting for your school trustees, you have a direct link to the people who oversee the running of our schools.
Anyone interested in becoming a School Trustee candidate for the 2022 election should go to the following...

Welcome Back to School 2022-23

September 01, 2022
​​ We are pleased to welcome students and staff back to full-time, in person learning this fall. For those who are joining us as new students, parents, and staff, we extend a very a special welcome to the St. James-Assiniboia school community! We look forward to supporting our students to engage...

St. James Assiniboia School Division schools closed - No school April 13 and April 14

April 12, 2022
All metro Winnipeg schools, including St. James Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), will be closed for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. As a result, there is no school on these days.  
Any child care facilities located in SJASD schools will also close for these two days.

All school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14

April 12, 2022
A Winter storm warning is in effect for the City of Winnipeg. Hazardous winter conditions are expected. 
All Metro Winnipeg school divisions, including St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), are  cancelling all school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 , in anticipation of adverse weather and road...

Weekly Average Percentage Absenteeism Related to Covid

January 28, 2022
With the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of concern, Public Health staff are anticipating high case numbers of COVID-19 in the short term. In addition to the information on the  COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba , attendance data for our school has been collated...

Update on Return to School Plan for St. James-Assiniboia School Division

January 04, 2022
As announced by the province of Manitoba today, students will begin one week of remote learning starting Monday, January 10, while staff implement enhanced measures for return to class. This phased-in approach will: 
-allow schools to plan for staff shortages and absenteeism -create time for distribution of additional rapid tests -allow...

​Message of Appreciation and Holiday Greetings from the Board of Trustees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division

December 21, 2021
It has been another challenging start of the school year for our staff, students, parents, and community members. I hope that you, your family, and your friends can spend time together enjoying holiday traditions and creating lasting memories during the holiday break. The treasured time we spend with our family and...

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October 27, 2021
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Public health measures in schools

September 28, 2021
​To: Parents and caregivers,

It has been almost 18 months since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Manitoba. As a province, we have faced many challenges during that time. Having a vaccine approved and available for every Manitoban born in 2009 or earlier has fundamentally changed the context...

Following COVID-19 safety protocols help keep our schools safe

April 15, 2021
With daily health checks and following the COVID-19 protocols, you and your family can help keep our schools safe. Remember to check every morning to see if you, your child and your family have COVID-19 or flu-related symptoms before they are sent to school. Symptoms may include:
A B Fever/Chills Runny...

Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

February 02, 2021
​ Hours: 11:45 am-12:45 pm Monday to Friday (Additional hours may be available.)

If you are able to help us out as a full time or part time supervisor, please contact Mme Alex Eyjolfson (VP) at or 204.837.1361 to inquire about lunch supervision. ...


February 01, 2021

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École Ness 2020/2021 School Year Information

February 01, 2021

École Ness Return to In-Class Learning Plan - September 2020

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Parent Advisory Group Meetings

December 09, 2020

The meetings are on the following dates:
December 3, 2020 at 7 p.m. on Teams
March 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Teams
May 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Teams
More information will be sent out the week before each meeting or if we are...

Early Dismissal

December 09, 2020

Early dismissals will take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 3:10 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday December 1, 2020
Tuesday, January 5, 2021  ​ Cancelled due to Inservice on January 4, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021...

Cooler weather is here!

December 09, 2020

Please ensure that children are wearing appropriate clothing for the cooler weather.

Christmas Hamper - MERCI!

December 09, 2020

With your generosity we were able to provide 4 hampers to families in our community!  THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Life Touch Photos

October 06, 2020

RETAKE PHOTO DATE: November 2nd 1:00 pm

Guidelines for Transportation to Schools

September 04, 2020

Where school bus transportation is necessary, the following guidelines should be followed by school bus drivers and students:
■ Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or be passengers on buses (see ■ Face-masks are required on school buses for K-12 students and any other passengers...

Masks required on all school buses

September 02, 2020
​ As students prepare to return to school, all students, drivers, and any other passengers on school buses will be required to wear a mask, as passengers may be close to each other for an extended time without the ability to physically distance from each other.  This new rule is a...

UPDATED: Welcoming our students back: restoring safe schools.

August 17, 2020
Read our updated (now including information about mandatory masks) document here:
SJASD Welcoming Our Students Back Aug 20.pdf​


My Learning at Home web portal now available

June 04, 2020
The province of Manitoba has provided a supplemental online learning resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The My Learning at Home portal provides resources designed to assist families in supporting the work of teachers as they continue to...

Re-opening school facilities for limited use

May 26, 2020
On May 21, 2020 the draft plan for Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery was released. This draft plan includes re-opening school facilities for limited use, where physical distancing and Public Health orders can be followed.

What does this mean?


SALLE 205 Earth Day 6 Word Memoir

April 29, 2020

The students of 6-2 explored many non-fiction texts that spoke to Earth Day and our environment.  One of their writing tasks was to create a 6 Word Memoir that both represented their learning  and sent a strong message that would catalyze conversation. READ MORE ...

Message from the Board of Trustees regarding COVID-19 and in-school class suspension

March 31, 2020
​Dear Families and Staff,
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Board of Trustees would like to take this time to recognize all the hard work our students, parents and staff have put in to make the transition to remote learning possible. We are grateful for the professional agility demonstrated by our...

Communication with SJASD Schools during suspension of in-school classes

March 23, 2020
To assist with the continuation of learning during the suspension of in-school classes, we wish to remind parents that communication with Principals and Teachers is still available:
Please first use the communication method that has already been put in place by teachers and/or school Principals.
Each St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD)...

Self-isolate if you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

March 15, 2020
In consultation with the province, please be advised that any students or staff travelling outside of Canada in the past 14 days are asked to self-isolate.

As of Sunday, March 15, our schools have been contacting staff and families that had indicated travel plans, to inform them of the expectation...

Manitoba schools close for three weeks starting March 23

March 13, 2020
Dear families,
As announced on March 13, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba, all schools in Manitoba will close as of Monday, March 23 for three weeks (one week before Spring Break and one week after Spring Break). A week has been provided to allow for families and schools to prepare...

COVID-19 Information for Parents

March 13, 2020
Dear families,

As with any seasonal flu and respiratory infections, there are precautions that we can all take to stay safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada​, Manitoba Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is wise...

2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget

February 26, 2020
The 2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget reports on the status of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's finances, with a focus toward continually improving our students' education while maintaining the lowest possible costs to the taxpayer. SJASD Draft Budget 2020 - 2021
Public Draft Budget Consultation 2020/2021 Presentation ​​


Registration online for a school outside of your catchment area

February 13, 2020
Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020. Parents and guardians wishing to register their child at a school outside of their catchment/Division must submit their request online. Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020.

All requests will be date and time stamped to ensure that there is a...

SJASD Adaptive Swim Program teaches lifelong skills

February 03, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is proud to offer 60 students from the Division the opportunity to participate in the SJASD Adaptive Swim Program. The program allows students living with additional needs access a weekly swimming lessons program with a specialized swim instructor, Jodi Hutchison.
"The adaptive swim program...

Supporting our teachers with the new Instructional Support Team Newsletter

January 24, 2020
Building upon our Division's commitment to the growth and professional development of our employees, we are pleased to announce the launch of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's (SJASD) Instructional Support Team Newsletter . Upon reviewing the newsletter, and having the opportunity to see and hear the work demonstrated at the...

Frozen JR.

January 07, 2020
​​ Presented by SJASD Divisional Musical Theatre from January 25 to February 1 at Westwood Collegiate.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and...

Report to the Community 2019

December 18, 2019
Our 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 2019 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Snowstorms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 11, 2019
Wit​h the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances to keep students safe in the cold months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all, or specific schools, and/or discontinue bus service in whole or...

Winnipeg Harvest Donations

December 10, 2019
  École Ness is collecting nonperishable food donations for Winnipeg Harvest.  If you are able, please bring items to the bins outside of the office. THANK YOU for your support!

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 21, 2019
​On November 7, our three Divisional choirs will be performing at Westwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. The annual Fall Concert is a celebration of music and talent across all grade levels in SJASD. Arrive early to be sure to get a good seat. 

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...

K-12 Education Review

May 28, 2019
​ 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...

Photo-A-Day Challenge

May 23, 2019
​ 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...

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. 

Bowling League at Academy Lanes West

April 16, 2019
Félicitations! Another successful bowling season for École Ness students.

Au Coeur du système circulatoire

April 09, 2019
​ The Grade 8 students recently participated in the WISE Kid-Netic Energy presentation "Au coeur du système circulatoire" as part of their learning in Sciences de la nature .

Upcoming Music Performances

March 12, 2019
Saturday, April 27th Ness Jazz Band performing for the Sturgeon Heights Big Band Dance.
Tuesday, April 30th, Level One Band Festival.
Tuesday, May 7th, Spring Band/Choir Concert.

Order your 2018/2019 YEARBOOK before it's too late!

March 12, 2019
​Purchase yours today via School Cash Online!

Pizza Day

March 12, 2019
Pizza Day dates as follows for 2020:
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Concours d'Art Oratoire 2019

March 08, 2019
​ Félicitations to all Concours d’Art Oratoire participants in SJASD. On March 5 and 6, SJASD held its annual Concours d’Art Oratoire event at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC). Concours d’Art Oratoire is an annual public speaking event sponsored by Canadian Parents for French. The objective is to help students develop effective...

Grade 9 Registration

February 14, 2019
​ Grade 9 Registrations will be sent home Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Festival du Voyageur

February 14, 2019
​École Ness is celebrating Festival du Voyageur with a Grade 6 fieldtrip, Grade 7 & 8 activities this coming week. Hé Ho!

Report to the Community 2018

January 15, 2019
​Our 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...

SC Force 2019 Assessments

January 08, 2019

Babysitting & Stay Safe! Courses

December 18, 2018

Community Bulletin Board

December 14, 2018
​ 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...

Tier 1 Boys Volleyball team win the John Taylor Middle School Classic!

November 13, 2018
​ The team defeated Leila North in the Semi Finals and went on to defeat Munroe Junior High in 2 sets 25-19 25-20.

It was the cap to a great weekend by all.

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
​ 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.
​Please click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

Parent Symposium Cancelled

October 05, 2018
​ 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. 

École Ness Weekly Events Calendar

September 14, 2018

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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 has ARRIVED!

September 04, 2018

Picture Day

September 04, 2018

Monday, September 16, 2019.
Re-takes - Monday, October 28, 2019.

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:...

​School 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


High 5 Run

May 09, 2018
Registration Deadline is May 23, 2018.

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Bike to School Month

May 07, 2018
​ May 7 - June 6, 2018

Library Newsletter

May 03, 2018
​It's here, our Library's Spring Newsletter.

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Instrument Selection Evening

May 03, 2018
​ Contact the office at 204-837-1361 to book your appointment for Wednesday, June 6, 2016 between 3:50pm & 7:00pm. Read More

French Education Summit

April 11, 2018

A forum to discuss the future of French education in Manitoba will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

bulletin 1 ENG.pdf bulletin 1 FR.pdf ...

Spring Divisional Newsletter

March 29, 2018
​The 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...

Middle Years Parent Survey

March 19, 2018
​ 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
​ Please click here to view the latest media release on behalf of SJASD highlighting the 2018-2019 Budget Summary. 

Tu Parles!

March 12, 2018
The Université de Saint Boniface is hosting a french immersion summer camp program! Student from the ages of 7 to 12 will be able to learn to use their french skills in real life settings along side loads of fun activities. 

From July 3rd to August 24th, each week will hold...

Concours d'art oratoire 2018

March 08, 2018
The annual SJASD Concours d’art oratoire event was held on March 6 and 7 at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. The public speaking event, sponsored by Canadian Parents for French, is an opportunity for students to grow their public speaking abilities, strengthen their second language skills and test their creative writing skills. Each participant...

Go Canada Go!

March 05, 2018

Canada's Olympic athletes sure gave us so much to READ about! Each day for the duration of the games, our Olympics Reading bulletin board was kept up to date with the latest athlete/Olympics/medal news so that we could keep cheering on our country's best even while away from the television!...

Bus Service is Cancelled

March 05, 2018
​ 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
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...

Festival du Voyageur

February 23, 2018

Our Grade 6 students were fortunate enough to spend the day at Festival du Voyageur!  Thank you to the many volunteers that make our fieldtrips possible. 

100th day of school!

February 23, 2018

On Friday, February 16, Ness Knights celebrated their 100th day of school! Many students participated in 100-Day-themed activities, some of which included a "100 seconds Challenge" and aging themelves using the AgingBooth app on the iPads. We are officially 100 days smarter and are looking forward to our next 100...


November 13, 2017
Click here for to view the schedule for this Friday and Saturday divisionals at SJCI/GWMS/Stevenson.

Canteen Menu

November 08, 2017

Ness Knights Clothing for Sale

November 08, 2017
Visit to order your Knights Gear today!  Online store open until Friday, November 10, 2017.

COACHING FOR CONFIDENCE - Anxiety in children Presentation

November 08, 2017

Dr. John Walker will be joining us for an instalment of our Parenting Today series on Tuesday, November 21 at Jameswood School. Dr. Walker will share ideas about how best to support anxious children in a 90 minute, interractive session. A supper of pizza and salad will be served starting...

Peak of the Market

November 07, 2017
Orders due on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Order Pick-up:  Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Developing Literacy Identities at Ness

October 17, 2017

Books on display and a welcoming message greet visitors to Ness Middle School, where language learning and the development of students’ literate identities drive instruction and encourage excellence.
    In our classrooms, teachers put best practices for literacy instruction into action, thanks in part to the Regie Routman in Residence program. Last...

Parenting Centre Brochure Winter 2019

September 28, 2017
Click here to view 2019 Winter Parenting Centre Brochure.

Fire Lane Reminder

September 25, 2017
Click here for more information regarding Fire Lanes in School Zones.

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...

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
​ 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...