Grade 10 Night at University of Waterloo

Grade10-FamilyNight_UofWStudents and their parents are invited to learn about the university admissions process during the University of Waterloo’s Grade 10 Family Night on Thursday, February 18th.

Who should attend?
Families and Grade 10 students who are thinking about attending any of Ontario’s universities. A live webcast will also be available. What will students learn?

  • Finding the right fit at university
  • What they can do now to prepare
  • Financing their education

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Severe Weather During Exams

As we’re nearing our semester 1 exams, it’s important to be aware of the WRDSB policy regarding severe weather. Please note:

  • If any WRDSB buses are cancelled or secondary schools are closed in ANY geographic areas of the Waterloo Region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Baden, Elmira, Cambridge), the exam schedule in ALL secondary schools will be postponed.
  • The February 3 PA Day will not be moved if a Severe Weather event occurs leading up to this date (moving the PA Day has significant impacts system wide).
  • If a Severe Weather event occurs, all exams will be ‘shifted’ one day (i.e. the exam schedule for February 2 would be shifted to February 4).
  • Make sure to check local news outlets and/or the SJAM Twitter (@SJAMHighlanders) for severe weather updates.
  • Weather-related bus updates can also be found at (Student Transportation Services).

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Guidance Goes Online!


SJAM’s Guidance Department has now switched to online appointment bookings via  Click the graphic above to visit the guidance homepage for additional information.  We will no longer be using traditional paper appointment slips delivered to homerooms.

You can book appointments from any web-enabled device (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.).  Guidance also has 2 netbooks available in our offices for students to book appointments as needed.  If you have any questions, please speak with your counsellor ASAP.

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Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the final exam schedule for semester 1 (January, 2016).  If you have a schedule conflict (2 exams in same block), please speak with your VP or guidance counsellor ASAP! PRE-EXAM DOUBLE DAYS: Friday, Jan. 22:  Morning – Double Period A, Afternoon – Double Period D Monday, Jan. 25:  […]

SJAM Fast Forward Program

Students interested in applying to the SJAM Fast Forward program, please visit our information site HERE!

Deadline to apply to the program is January 15th, 2016. Speak with your grade 8 teacher/special education resource teacher or contact SJAM if you have any questions about the process.

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Holiday Week at SJAM is Here!

Needing a little pre-Holiday cheer warm up? SJAM is kicking into festive mode this week with 5 days of activities to help lift your spirits, including the wrap up to our Give a Little Bit homeroom fundraiser for the Angel Tree!

MONDAY – Candy Cane Find

TUESDAY – Holiday Market (lots of clubs selling unique gifts for the holidays)

WEDNESDAY – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day (wear your festive “best”)

THURSDAY – Candy Grams

FRIDAY – Holiday Variety Show (Special schedule in effect – see below)

A – 8:30-9:05
B – 9:10-9:45
E – 9:50-10:25
D – 10:30-11:05
LUNCH – 11:05-12:05
VARIETY SHOW (Aud) – 12:05-2:40

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2 SJAM Students Make Loran Scholarship Semi-Finals!

Congratulations to Jordan Van Wyk and Torry Chen on being selected as a semi-finalists by the Loran Scholars Foundation! They will attend regional interviews in Guelph on December 5th as part of the selection process for the Loran Awards, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate scholarship program. The Loran Scholars Foundation received a record 4,273 […]

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