Please remember to bring your own headphones to exams next week if you are using a reader accommodation. Please ensure that they are compatible with the laptop/chromebook headphone jack and are NOT Bluetooth headphones.
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Girls for winning the Trochu Tournament this weekend. #gocrusaders #defendtheshield 🏀
Today all SJC students and staff should have received their COVID19 rapid testing kits. Please see below for a video demonstration on how to use the kit. Testing and reporting is not required; however we recommend testing for anyone who is symptomatic as per the daily checklist. If you are asymptomatic we recommend following the twice-weekly testing schedule, testing every Sunday evening and Wednesday evening (as per AHS guidelines).
Please see the updated daily checklist from AHS. This was also emailed to all parents. Every student should complete this checklist every day before coming to school.
SJC Athletics is selling Kernels Popcorn! There are 11 flavour options, and popcorn is $2.50 for a snack size bag. Gluten free and nut free. Order online on SchoolCash at https://christtheredeemer.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/13576/18/False/True Flavours are: White Cheddar Butter Salt Salt and Vinegar Dill Pickle Light Carmel Creamy Carmel Say cheese Ketchup Jalapeño Jack Thai Sweet Chili Chessy Dill
Please see the updated January 2022 Exam Schedule. The final day of classes will be Friday January 21st.
Yesterday the Alberta government announced that winter break will be extended for one week for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across the province. Learning is expected to resume Monday January 10. This also means that all extra-curricular activities are cancelled for January 3-9. Please check an email sent to your parents/guardians for more information.
As one of the “rewards” for reaching our fundraising goals, Mr. Novo and Mr. Schell went under the clippers today on Zoom and are sporting a new haircut & newly hairless chin. Thank you for your participation!
Thank you SJC for your fundraising efforts for @ChaliceFan this Advent for our "Which SIM is the GOAT?" campaign. We raised over $3700, with the top 3 SIMS being Mrs. Cowan/Mrs. Petkus with $453.20, Mr. Kleiboer with $475.75, and the SIM GOAT is Miss O'Neill with $523.45. Thank you also to student council and volunteer club who donated a combined $700 through various fundraisers. Thank you to all of our students, teachers, and community members who donated to our efforts to provide livestock to communities in need this Christmas. "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." – 2 Corinthians 9:7
Please see the exam schedule for January 2022. The schedule can also be found in our newsletter, and at the school. Please inform your teacher as soon as possible if you have any exam conflicts. Tutorial Schedule for grades 10-12 will be released in January.
Congratulations to the JV Boys on their second place finish this past weekend at the BCHS Tournament! #defendtheSHIELD #goCRUSADERS 🏀
Check out Chalice Canada] post about one of their favourite 'Animals as Gifts' photos! Don’t forget to donate to our Chalice Canada] Advent campaign this week to find out which SIM is the GOAT!? We are raising money to provide communities in need with animals! The sponsored child in this photo, Josué, and his family received a pair of piglets through the gift catalogue! His father Jeremiah built a pen, and the family feeds them every day. That way, the pigs will reproduce, and they can sell them for income. Other animals provide meat, eggs, milk, and also the opportunity for income! 🐖 🐔 🐄 🐐 🐑
It’s the last week before Christmas break and that means SPIRIT WEEK! Listen to announcements this week for more details!
Monday is the start of Christmas spirit week and it’s pyjama day! Tuesday is Tacky Tuesday (sweaters and Christmas hats), Wednesday is winter wonderland (dress in white or blue), Thursday is dress like a holiday symbol, and the final day will be Fancy Friday! 🎄
CTR Catholic's schools in Brooks, Holy Family Academy, Christ The King Academy, St. Joseph's Collegiate and St. Luke's Outreach created an anthology to celebrate their 25th Anniversary of Catholic Education! A beautiful compilation of stories of students, staff and alumni sharing their experience in our Catholic schools. To purchase your copy, see details below! #IBelieveinCatholicEd 💙
On behalf of SJC Athletics, a HUGE THANK YOU to all the coaches. We appreciate your time, dedication, leadership, knowledge, and patience you have given to our athletes and volleyball program. Also thank you to our administrators for your support and all of your time that you have spent supervising practices, games and tournaments, and for being our SUPER COVID PATROL. 😷😷😷😷 #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the JV Boys volleyball team for their silver medals at the South Central Zone Championship! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the JV Girls volleyball team for their silver medals at the South Central Zone Championship! They were so close to defeating the champions that the gold medalists insisted they all take a picture together. Great work this season ladies! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
UPDATED LINK. Watch the Senior Boys Volleyball team at zones here at 10:45 and 11:45am! GO CRUSADERS!
It is hard to imagine that people can be discriminated, or worse, persecuted because of their faith. Today, across the world, 327 million Christians live in a country where there is persecution of various degrees. Because of their faith, individuals have and continue to endure discrimination, arrest, incarceration, torture, and in some cases are killed. Join us in wearing red tomorrow to show solidarity with Christians who are suffering.
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Girls volleyball team for a hard fought 3rd place finish at the 4J South Central Zone Championship today! Your coaches are proud of your hard work and determination! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Boys for winning the 4J Zone Championship. #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Cookie dough will be available for pick up on Wednesday November 17. If you ordered from a student council member, they will arrange delivery with you. If you ordered off of our website please pick up your cookie dough on November 17 from St. Joseph’s Collegiate between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. 🍪
Congratulations to the Senior Boys volleyball team for winning the Grasslands League Championship. Great job Boys!!!!! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the JV Girls for winning their home tournament today. #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Girls volleyball team for placing 2nd at the Grasslands League Championship last night. Great job Girls!! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Boys volleyball team for winning the Grasslands League Championship. Great job Boys!!!!! #defendtheSHIELD #GoCrusaders
The anthology can be purchased at Holy Family Academy - cash or cheque (made payable to Holy Family Academy) or with a credit card online at https://christtheredeemer.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/12751/18/False/True Purchase as a Guest and no sign-in is required. Details about shipping found at online site.
Vote for your favourite teacher Halloween costume using the form below! Thank you to everyone who participated.
SCCs will take place on November 25th. Parent portal will open on November 1st for booking appointments. All appointments will be virtual via Zoom.
Congratulations to the JV boys volleyball team for their FIRST PLACE FINISH in our home tournament. #defendtheSHIELD #goCRUSADERS
Congratulations to the Sr boys for place 2nd in their home tournament. You played well all weekend boys and your coaches are proud. #defendtheSHIELD #goCRUSADERS
The JV and SR Girls participated in the Dig Pink Cancer fundraising tournament this weekend. Sr girls finished First in their pool. The JV Girls finished second in their pool. Unfortunately both teams were cut short on Saturday by losses in the third set of super close 1/4 matches. But the girls had fun anyway. Congratulations to the JV’s for being recognized by the tournament organizers as super friendly and for their Sportsmanship. #defendtheSHIELD #goCRUSADERS
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Girls for winning the BJHS mini tournament last night! 🏐 #defendtheSHIELD #goCRUSADERS
Congratulations to the Gr 9 Boys Volleyball team for winning the BJHS mini tournament! 🏐 #defendtheSHIELD #GOCRUSADERS
Brighten up any room and welcome visitors to your door with SJC student council's winter fundraiser. Poinsettias and Holiday Wreaths are for sale and can be ordered online at stjosephscollegiate.growingsmilesfundraising.com. Orders close November 16 and plants will be available for pickup on December 3rd, in time for the holiday season!
Congratulations to the Sr Boys Volleyball team. Two tournaments down, two tournament Championships earned. #defendtheSHIELD #GOCRUSADERS
As Christ the Redeemer Schools and buildings will be closed on Sept. 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we will honour this important day on Wednesday Sept. 29. Join us in the spirit of reconciliation by wearing orange.
Effective TOMORROW, Thursday, September 16th, masks are required to be worn by all students in grades 4 to 12 following the new Alberta health regulations. All staff are also required to wear masks. For tomorrow, Christ The Redeemer (CTR) Catholic’s schools will adhere to the exact same mask protocols as we used last year. Principals will provide direction to any parents, students, or staff who have questions about what those protocols are. CTR will issue more specific guidance tomorrow, which will be communicated to you by your principal and posted on CTR’s website. If you have any questions please contact SJC at 403-362-5989.
SJC Student Council is selling Rolling Hills Cookie Dough! This fundraiser will help fund initiatives throughout the year such as supporting our Chalice Sponsor Child, donations to various local charities, and numerous school wide events. Each 4L pail is $30 each and each pail makes about 10-12 dozen cookies! No mixing or mess! To order online use the SchoolCash link below. Cookie dough will be delivered at the end of October. https://christtheredeemer.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/12108/18/False/True
SJC’s Partners for Life Team donated blood today for the first time! Thank you ladies! To get involved and become a blood donor, talk to Mrs. Hugill. Our next donation event is December 20. #DonorsAreEssential #CanadasLifeline 🩸
We are celebrating 25 years of Catholic Education in Brooks! Following AHS guidelines and CTR COVID plan - our Celebration Mass is available via livestream at www.saintmarysbrooks.com Students will be worshipping from their classrooms. We invite you to join us online.
SJC’s Partners for Life Team will meet TOMORROW AT LUNCH to discuss our first donation on September 13! If you are over 17 years old and are an eligible blood donor, come learn about how you can save a life by joining our team! See blood.ca for more info.
‼️TOMORROW Wednesday, September 1 - Last Name A to K ‼️Thursday, September 2 - Last name of L to Z ‼️Friday, September 3 - All Students Return We can’t wait to see you!
🏈 Athletics opportunity! Brooks Buffalos football team is inviting all County schools to join them this year and the first practice is today!
‼️ Important course change information for next week! Students going into grades 10-12 will be able to come to the social area on their assigned day. Students going into grade 9 will need to make an appointment at the front office once school begins. Students can check their schedules on PowerSchool.
Newly-retired principal of St. Joseph's Collegiate Anita Burnett, reflects on her 31 years in Catholic education. Have a read here: https://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/blessings-challenge-gratitude-and-growth
A big congratulations to the St. Joseph's Collegiate Graduating Class of 2021 and to the SJC faculty, staff, parents, Centennial Regional Arena staff, Brooks Bandits staff and crew who made the Graduation ceremony a success! Watch the livestream made possible by #teamBCP at https://youtu.be/S_yS9wNcLxY PS: I wasn’t able to take behind-the-scene photos of the event, too busy 😬😊 #teamBCP #creative #technical #artistic #graduation #livestream #arena #BrooksRegion
SJC summer school begins July 5 at 8:30 am. ELL will take place in person, all other courses will be online delivery. Students that are enrolled will receive an email with a link to join the virtual classroom. Students are expected to be present every day.
Congratulations to all students from St. Joseph's Collegiate who celebrated their commencement today! May God bless you and keep you!
Despite some filming/technical difficulties, 2021 SJC Art Walk was a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, and thank you students for sharing your artistic gifts and talents.
A few photos of the Brooks Grad Parade last weekend as we anticipate celebrating our grads this Friday. Congratulations #sjcgrad2021
Congratulations to all of our 2021 Graduates! Please read the reminders below carefully to help this event run smoothly as we celebrate your accomplishments. - Grad rehearsal is at 1pm on Thursday June 24 for all Grads and is mandatory. - The CRA doors will open to students and parents at 11:30am on Friday June 25. Please remember that there will only be parking in the SOUTH lot. No east parking lot or lobby access. - Only the Graduate and 2 parents are allowed to attend. All attendees and graduates must adhere to masking and social distancing policies for the duration of the event. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. - Grad will be livestreamed to the SJC Facebook page and YouTube channel!
Congratulations to all of our graduates! May you continue to be blessed along your path. Holy Trinity Academy Notre Dame Collegiate St. Luke's Outreach Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy St. Anthony's School St. Joseph's Collegiate Holy Cross Collegiate The Centre for Learning at Home
SJC would like to recognize the CTR Master Teacher Award Winner for 2021- Mrs. Micheal Wiens. Mrs. Wiens’ commitment to being the exemplar of an excellent teacher is outstanding. Whether in her Physical Education classes, her role as Athletic Director and in planning athletics extracurricular activities, or her ability to develop strong relationships with her students and colleagues, she embodies all of the criteria of a Master Teacher. In her Physical Education classes, Mrs. Wiens works tirelessly to ensure that all outcomes of the curriculum are met even with online teaching and COVID restrictions in place. Her ability to be flexible and adaptable yet provide the structure necessary for student success helps develop students’ desires to maintain their physical wellness both in and outside of her classroom. She is also committed to working with our sister schools in the community to scaffold both curricular and extracurricular athletics programming and has developed relationships with colleagues across the division to share best practices in athletics. Furthermore, Mrs. Wiens spends an inordinate amount of time creating valid, comprehensive, and fair assessments for her students and gives of her own time because that is what is best for students. She encourages all students to participate in extracurricular sports; she is a champion for all students. As well, because she is thoroughly versed in the rules and regulations of the ASAA, she is willing to stand up against dissenting voices and opinions to ensure equality and fairness for all. Mrs. Wiens’ strongest quality is her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with her students and colleagues. She communicates effectively with administration, staff, and parents and has high expectations for herself and her students. Students often seek her out for academic and athletic advice; they respect and love her and will often stay in contact with her well beyond their graduating year. Because of her commitment of time and care, Mrs. Wiens helps make SJC an excellent school.
SJC would like to recognize the CTR Power of One Award Winner for 2021- Mr. Ricardo Camacho. The backbone of SJC, Ricardo infuses his work with joy. Despite working mostly behind the scenes, Ricardo’s efforts to maintain a healthy, safe, and clean work environment cannot go unnoticed. His strongest attribute is his ability to see where improvements can be made in the school. He communicates his ideas well and is a trusted liaison with the division’s Facilities department to get projects completed. COVID regulations have placed an extra workload on Ricardo and his team, but he has met these challenges with grace and positivity. He has worked tirelessly to become knowledgeable in all sanitizing and cleaning procedures, protocols, and products, and has strictly adhered to all the extra reporting requirements that have become necessary in this new climate. Furthermore, Ricardo leads his custodial staff with confidence and kindness, and has worked to build their capacities in their jobs. As well, Ricardo shoulders incredible responsibility for the maintenance of all the Catholic schools in Brooks and is always on call to attend to emergent issues on his personal time. His communication with administration is exemplary as he works to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of maintenance and emergency considerations. He makes himself available to all staff during the day to attend to their specific needs and is a patient teacher when relaying facilities information. He is a humble and respectful advocate for the needs of the school and takes pride in his profession. SJC is very blessed to have Ricardo as part of our school family and a very important member of our team. He is extremely deserving of this award.