Education

SJD Newsflash – For the Love of Science

Students at SJD are never surprised when the Principal,  Dr. Poldmaa, visits their classroom. He is always eager to share what he knows  – especially if it involves Science. On a recent visit to the Grade 1/2 classroom, Dr. Poldmaa found out that the students were learning about Energy in their lives. The students talked about the sun, the wind, ...

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Grade 7/8 Girls at SJD make a SPASH at STEM Challenge!

  A group of Grade 7-8 girls from SJD were down in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, November 5th to represent Sir James Dunn at the Ontario Skills STEM Cardboard Boat Challenge. The teams had to submit a blueprint for their boat design and then they were giving cardboard and duct tape and two hours to construct their boat. The ...

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Wawa Students participate in OFSAA XC

  On November 2nd, 2019, seven Wawa students participated in OFSAA cross-country provincial championship.  OFSAA is one the biggest X-country meets in the world with over 1500 runners competing in the event.  This year the race took place in Sudbury under some grueling conditions. The Wawa X-country Running Team is a mix of student athletes from both Michipicoten High School ...

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Les élèves de Saint-Joseph appuient la banque alimentaire

  Sous le slogan «Ensemble, nous pouvons éliminer LA FAIM», les élèves de la 9e à la 12a année à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont fait preuve de générosité. Grâce à la motivation et aux encouragements de leur enseignante, Mme Stephanie McGregor, les élèves ont amassé des denrées non périssables ainsi que des dons monétaires pour la Wawa Community Food ...

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Saint-Joseph students support Wawa Community Food Bank

  Under the motto “Together, we can eliminate HUNGER” (Ensemble, nous pouvons éliminer LA FAIM), students in grades 9 to 12 at École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) showed generosity. Motivated and encouraged by their teacher, Ms. Stephanie McGregor, the students raised non-perishable food items and cash donations for the Wawa Community Food Bank. Every food item or donation allowed students to ...

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École Saint-Joseph students motivated to eliminate hunger

  Kindergarten to grade 8 students at Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph were very motivated to participate in the fifth edition of Northern Lights Ford’s “We Can Eradicate Hunger” initiative. The students rose to the challenge with flying colors. In fact, during the month of October, students collected no less than 803 non-perishable food items! Some students were motivated by the participation ...

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Les élèves de l’école Saint-Joseph motivés à éliminer la faim

  C’est avec entrain que les élèves de la maternelle à la 8e année de l’école élémentaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont participé à la 5e édition de l’initiative « Nous pouvons éliminer LA FAIM » de Northern Lights Ford. Les élèves ont relevé le défi avec brio. En effet, pendant le mois d’octobre les élèves ont amassé pas moins de 803 denrées non ...

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Des frissons pour promouvoir la lecture

  La fête de Halloween soulève la passion des élèves et du personnel de l’école Saint-Joseph à Wawa. Sous les directives de M. Kirk Whitlock, enseignant en arts à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa), les élèves de 4e et 5e année ont fabriqué des signets sur le thème de l’Halloween. Il va sans dire que leurs signets de Frankenstein vont les aider ...

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Scary activities lead to reading

  Halloween is always interesting for students and staff at Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph. Under the direction of Mr. Kirk Whitlock, arts teacher at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), grade 4 and 5 students made Halloween-themed bookmarks. They were boo-tiful. It goes without saying that their Frankenstein bookmarks will help them devour books!

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SJD is the Place to be – Halloween!

Sir James Dunn Public School is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated teachers and students who like to make a difference in their school. Halloween Day was no exception. The Spirit Club student members – Jacob, Drayden, Holden, Ezekiel, and Gabriel along with teachers Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Farand and Ms. Portis worked very hard to organize the Annual ...

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ETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if needed

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have given their union a strong mandate for central strike action should it be needed during ETFO’s central bargaining negotiations: ETFO’s teacher and occasional teacher members voted 98% in favour of strike action; and ETFO’s education worker members voted 98% in favour of strike action. “Talks have stalled at ETFO’s central ...

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Les élèves de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph rencontrent la député Carol Hughes

  Les élèves de 10e année du cours de Citoyenneté à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer Mme Carol Hughes, députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, lors de la campagne électorale. Lors de son passage, Mme Hughes a partagé son cheminement professionnel avec les élèves et a parlé de l’impact positif qu’a l’éducation au sein de la communauté. Tout au long ...

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École secondaire Saint-Joseph students meet member of parliament Carol Hughes

  As part of their Citizenship Course, grade 10 students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) had the opportunity to meet Carol Hughes, Federal Member of Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, during the recently-held election campaign. During her visit, Ms. Hughes shared her career path with students and talked about the positive impact education has on the community. Throughout her presentation, the member ...

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Discovering the fine art of shadow puppets!

  Kirk Whitlock, an arts teacher at École Saint-Joseph’s School(Wawa) put to good use to found two old diascopes, former projectors used for projecting transparencies, and incorporated them into the grade 5 arts class. Students used their imagination and various objects to practice the art of shadow making. They projected on a white screen shadows produced by silhouettes that they ...

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