Tag: Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School

Sir John A Macdonald SS reopens Thursday, September 6

Yesterday evening an electrical malfunction occurred in the electrical room at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School (SJAM). Several circuit breakers were damaged due to a main distribution problem, which has now been repaired. The system has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Safety Authority and service has been fully restored. The school will […]

SJAM student wins international science competition

Last week, Sajeev Kohli won first place and $7,500 at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Boston. Sajeev has been researching new ways to use nanoparticles to deliver targeted treatment for cancer. The Grade 11 Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary student is currently completing a co-op placement at the University of Waterloo. Sajeev is no stranger to the University because […]

Congratulations Schulich Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Advait Maybhate from Sir John A. MacDonald and Atif Mahmud from Waterloo Collegiate Institute who have been awarded a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Maybhate will receive an $80,000 scholarship, awarded in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and Mahmud will receive a $100,000 scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations on this […]

April 14 & 15: JamHacks event has been postponed

Due to inclement weather, the JamHacks event scheduled for April 14 & 15 at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School has been postponed.  Please stay tuned to SJAM’s website ​for updated information on a new date for this event.

Inspired by women making a difference in our schools

On International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women and girls in our schools who are sharing their passion and making a difference. We are grateful to the students and staff that are leading positive change in our schools and community. CBC KW featured three of our students who are spearheading initiatives that […]

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Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

Take our Kids to Work Day is November 2, 2016

Take Our Kids to Work day is a program designed for Grade 9 students to experience “A day in the life” of a profession or workplace. The goal of the program is to help Grade 9 students to make connections between school and the world of work, as they begin to think about possible career […]

WRDSB students receive Ontario Principals’ Council scholarship

As our education system kicks off the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to share that eight WRDSB students are winners of the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) scholarship award! Congratulations to: Tara DeBoer of Grand River Collegiate Institute Julie Enns of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School Emma Hatcher of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School Robert Leung of […]

2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary Recipients

At the May 9 Committee of the Whole Meeting, ten students were awarded the 2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to pursue a trade through college or apprenticeship. Students were nominated for the Bursary by a teacher, and the following characteristics were taken into consideration: The student’s key […]

SJAM helps eliminate barriers with Charity Begins at Home

At Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM), everyone believes that all students have the right to access all programs and experiences regardless of their financial situation. To help level the playing field, SJAM student council and staff have developed a charitable program called, Charity Begins at Home. This initiative raises money and distributes the […]

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