ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
Since 2002, St. Joseph High School has been serving grade 7 to 12 students. When it first opened it had an enrolment of over 1,000 students and now sits at a population over over 1,600 students. To keep up with its growing enrolment, a new 30 room expansion has been started, which will also feature a new gymnasium.
GAME CHANGERS IN SOCIETY
October 21, 2019
They are a group of students who want to help better their school community.
After hearing a motivational speech in 2017, RJ Macaig, a student at St Joseph High School, knew he wanted to lead a Man Up program at his school.
The Man Up brand was started a few years ago at Longfields High School and has now expanded to schools across Ottawa. Its mission statement is to create a culture whereby the inherent dignity of all people is respected, valued, and honored both in word and in deed, inside and outside of the school community.
“There was only about three members in the beginning, and after that conference we had meetings and we started an assembly for grade 7 and 8’s to say who we are,” said Macaig, who is now in grade 12. “We just want to make everyone respectful and feel welcome.”
The group has been going on for a few years now, and they are looking for more members. On October 30, they will be holding an assembly for their school population, alongside several guest speakers including Ian Mendes from TSN.
“We found it very important for it to be done at our school because it was just generally a good thing to happen,” said grade 10 student Vincenzo Calla, who is also a part of the group. “We needed something like this to help everyone out and make sure that everything is all right.”
To hear more of our interview with the St Joe’s Man Up students, visit out YouTube page by clicking the following link: https://youtu.be/W6fBGJJ9wzY
ANNUAL JAG JOG FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
October 4, 2019
Students at St Joseph High School held their annual Jag Jog event, and it was a success. On Thursday, September 26, students ran and walked 5k to raise money for their annual fundraising event. Despite the rain, the day featureed running but also games outside. It wrapped up with a barbecue, and a football game which many of the kid stayed to watch.
It was also support week at the school, which meant everyday brought new and exciting activities. Monday was PJ day, Tuesday was Jersey Day, Wednesday was denim day, and Thursday was the Jag Jog fundraiser. The week then wrapped up with frat boy day on Friday.