With a new school year beginning you can expect to see many new students walking through the front doors of St. Joseph’s High School, the majority of those students being in grade 8. On September 5, 2017, 83 new students started their high school journey. Thrilled about a fresh start, these students couldn’t wait to see what was in store for them.
These Jags, unlike many other students in similar circumstances, were not nervous to begin high school. Thanks to the annual barbecue orientation, students knew who their teachers were, where their lockers were located and what classrooms they were in beforehand. Students felt far more prepared for the first day.
With approximately 600 students enrolled in St. Joseph’s, plenty of grade 8 students felt this was the place to be. Appreciating all the programs offered by St. Joseph’s; such as Jag Media, the Hockey Skills Academy, Student Council and Art Club, students are able to discover where they fit in.
“I was more excited rather than nervous to start high school,” said Destiny Lewis. “If we wouldn’t have had the barbecue, I would have been completely lost.”
These Jags have different opinions on high school but can all agree they are enjoying the freedom it brings. They enjoy being allowed to utilize the lengthy lunch period for whatever they would like as well as use their technology when needed. Many of the grade 8 students are very thankful for the cafeteria. They adore the fact that they are able to purchase their own tasty food and have a place to hangout with their friends at lunch instead of having to sit in their designated classrooms. Continue reading “GRADE 8 STUDENTS BEGIN A NEW CHAPTER”