Tag: Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School

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

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 […]

Principals from China visit the WRDSB

At the beginning of November, Glenview Park Secondary School (GPSS) principal Kelly Kempel, and Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) principal Kathy Young, hosted a group of principals from China for an engaged in leadership discussions. The gathering was part of a school exchange program put together by the Ontario Ministry of Education and […]

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is November 4

On the first Wednesday of November every year, The Learning Partnership holds Take Our Kids to Work™ day. More than 250,000 Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. This event allows students to experience and explore the world of work as they begin to consider possible career paths. The 21st annual […]

WRDSB students receive Ontario Principal Council award

We are excited to share that of the 12 winners of the Ontario Principal Council (OPC) scholarship award, eight were WRDSB students! Congratulations to: Cole Graham of Glenview Park Secondary School Natasha Morgan of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School Michael Potworka of Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School Jacob Schumann of Forest Heights Collegiate Institute Emily Staines of Cameron Heights Collegiate […]

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