Newsletter February 19 – February 23, 2018

 Mission Statement: The mission of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is to create an environment in which students excel academically and to provide a safe and supportive community which encourages growth and contribution to the larger community.

Vision Statement: St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is committed to educating the whole person.  Through a rigorous and comprehensive program of studies we prepare students academically, socially and morally to assume their places as conscientious, involved and contributing members of society.

Congratulations to our Sr. Girls Basketball team as they competed in NBIAA Sectionals over the weekend.  Our team had a great showing this year!  St. Malachy’s is very proud of your success.  A special thank you to our coach Mrs. Sherry Mabey, team manager Mrs. Karen Small and faculty advisor Ms. Carrie Shea for a great season and their expertise and commitment to our team.

 

 “Attendance Matters” Please remember that regular student attendance is extremely important.  Data clearly shows students who attend class regularly have greater academic success.  We are at the start of a new term so there is no better time to commit to regular attendance.

Yearbook sales end on February 28th! Don’t miss out on a lifetime of memories - order your copy before it’s too late.  Books are $60 and available online (see the STM website & social media accounts), or at lunch in Room 210.

 

The Course Selection Process for 2018-2019 has started.  Administrators and Guidance will visit all classes to conduct presentation’s regarding the process.  A Parent Information Evening will take place this Wednesday, February 21st starting at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.  Student course selection forms are due back to their advisory teacher no later than March 2nd.

 

Schedule for the week:

Monday Feb 19th Family Day – New Provincial Holiday (No classes for students)

Tuesday Feb 20th Regular Schedule.  ** 8:00 AM – CLT Meeting in the Learning Commons. ** 3:40 pm Staff Meeting - Learning Commons. ** 5:30 Monthly PSSC Meeting – Learning Commons.

Wednesday Feb 21st Regular Schedule ** 9:15 ESST meeting – Guidance Center ** 6:30 Course Selection Parent Evening Session – Learning Commons.  

Thursday Feb 22nd Study Hall/Saints in Action Schedule: Schedule as follows – P1, Study Hall/Saints in Action, P2, P3, L, P5, P4. 

Friday Feb 23rdRegular Schedule

Upcoming events:

 

Summer Employment with SEED

 

SEED Applications are now open! The Student Employment Experience Development Program (SEED) is a summer job program for Grade 12 students who will be attending post-secondary education after graduation. Apply at https://www.nbjobs.ca/seed/.  If you have questions please see Ms. Craft or Mrs. Currie in the guidance center.

 

 

It Takes a Village to Raise a Teen: The Parent Support Committees of the 4 Saint John high schools

Presents - UNDERSTANDING TEEN DEPRESSION

 

Welcome Back - Dr. Daniel Chorney Ph.D

Registered Clinical Psychologist, Former IWK Anxiety Team Leader

 

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Where: Harbour View High School Auditorium

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

 

 Coming Soon – March 21 (Hosted at Bayside Middle School auditorium)

Drug Awareness & Prevention: back by popular demand, a repeat presentation from last year.

 

Topics:

• The Drug Environment in Saint John: What is out there, what does it look like, what does it do?, etc. - Community Services Unit, Saint John Police Force

• What Happens to the Brain? Marijuana use and its effect on the developing youth brain - Dr. Tunde, Psychiatrist specializing in youth addictions

• A Personal Story: The journey from drug dependency to recovery - graduate of Portage Atlantic, drug rehabilitation center.

 

 March Break is fast approaching.  March 5 – March 9, 2018

Have a great week!

Brad​