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INCLEMENT WEATHER – Winter weather is here which may cause disruption and cancellation of School Transportation.

Please read the letter below for further details

Inclement Weather Letter – 2018-2019

STEO inclement weather bus cancellation memo – CDSBEO

Methods of Communicating Bus Cancellations

On December 10th, students at St. John CHS participated in the annual Amnesty Write for Rights!

Write for Rights is this Monday, December 10!

WRITE FOR RIGHTS VIDEO: THE POWER OF WORDS for additional information please see the video below.

This year they focused on three human rights cases that need urgent attention. 


Additional cases will also be available to complete online.  The entire list of cases can be found at:

Computer Science Education Week 2018 Hour of Code

Wednesday December 5th was St. John’s annual HOUR OF CODE. This year our school event was hosted by “Canada Learning Code” and “”. Our students as well as students from St. John Elementary School and St. Francis participated in workshops throughout the day. The workshops were facilitated by our grade seven and eight Leadership students and Canada Learning Code’s “Code Mobile”.  Thank you to St. John’s parent council for hosting our Pizza Lunch!





Spartan Challenge 2018

The Spartan Challenge is an annual transition to high school event in partnership with CDSBEO.

Students in our Grade 8 family of schools participated in a series of workshops on Wednesday November 28th, with secondary teachers in the areas of Physical Education, Music, Drama, Construction Technology, Computers, Science and Hospitality.

This was a great opportunity for Grade 8 students to get comfortable with the high school environment and meet new friends and future teachers.



Yearbooks are now available for Pre-Order $45.00, visit Mrs. Minnema in the Library to see how you can win a free yearbook!

Yearbooks can be pre ordered anytime from Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212.

Did you know that the province of Ontario is experiencing a shortage of Personal Support Workers?

The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is a provincially accredited program that is delivered in various communities throughout our board by qualified health care providers with nursing backgrounds.  Our PSW students graduate with qualifications equal to those taking a PSW program at a community college with significant cost savings.  

 Each of our PSW programs include opportunities for various certifications, as well as the ability to earn credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  More information can be found on our website, or by contacting Kevin Dionne, Coordinator of Adult and Continuing Education, at Register now to take your first step towards a promising health care career.

Information sessions about the PSW program for our February 2019 intake will take place on the following days and locations.

November 27/18          1:00 – 2:00       St. James Catholic Education Center – Smiths Falls

November 28/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Mary C.H.S. – Brockville

December 3/18             2:00 – 3:00       Cornwall Board Office

December 7/18             3:00 – 4:00       St. Joseph – Gananoque

December 10/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Jude – Vankleek Hill

December 12/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Michael C.H.S. – Kemptville

Winter Wonderland Gala – December 8th, presented by John Catholic High School in support of the Guatemala Service Learning Trip

For more information please see the poster below:

ATTENTION: McCarthys Uniform School store will be closed Tuesday December 4th this week. Wednesday December 5th will have regular hours. Next week store will be open both days at the regular time.

Yearbooks are now available for Pre-Order $45.00, visit Mrs. Minnema in the Library to see how you can win a free yearbook!

Yearbooks can be pre ordered anytime from Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212.

Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm and from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

The interviews will be scheduled in ten minute intervals.  When you arrive at the school, you can schedule appointments with your child’s various teachers.  Looking forward to meeting all of you during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 29th at St. John Catholic High  School for Parent/Teacher interviews.

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