Constable Carissa Beck will be presenting on the topic of how intermediate and high school students are using social media. The current apps in use by students will be reviewed. Some activities on social media can carry potential consequences from law enforcement. Constable Beck will review the offences as they relate to minors. In addition, strategies for parents helping their sons and daughters navigate social media will be reviewed. With the current explosion of activity in the Ottawa area, this promises to be an informative evening for parents.
On Thursday, December 11th, the A.Y. Jackson Dance Class will be performing in the Winter Dance Showcase. This night celebrates the learning and hard work of the students in the class. Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting night of dance. Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance will begin at 7pm in the cafeteria.
Outers Club - Gatineau Night Hike
The Outers Club went on their first night hike of the year to Herridge Cabin in Gatineau Park. Highlights were playing capture the flag and of course the potluck dinner and hot chocolate. The next Outers Club event is being planned. More info to come. Everyone is welcome in the Outers Club. See Mr. Horn or Mr. Barter for details.
Character Award Winners
Congratulations to our most recent recipients of our Character Recognition Award. These students were nominated for acts of good character revolving around A.Y's four traits of success: resilience, optimism, integrity, and compassion.
This month students chose compassion as our focus trait. Through posters in the school, JTV videos, and class discussions, staff and students are defining what compassion means at A.Y.
AYJ is a school that travels. We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures. We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China. As well, we offer city trips to the USA, inter-Canadian exchanges as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Peru and Italy.
Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ.
AYJ is one of only a select few high schools in Ottawa that offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program. By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate.
Congratulations to Brett Riddiford on his win as Best Actor at the recent Cappies Gala. Congratulations also to the rest of the cast and crew of 12 Angry Jurors on our four nominations, with the most sought after being the much coveted Critics Favourite Play. AYJ has been nominated for favourite play or musical 6 out of 7 years, and has won twice for Play and Musical, the only school in North America ever to do so. Well done to everyone involved.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:26
Drama Students at Stratford Festival
AYJ’s annual drama class trip to the Stratford Play Festival. 32 of our drama students from grades 9 - 12 enjoyed 2 days, and three shows; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Man of La Mancha", and "Alice through the looking Glass" in beautiful Stratford, Ontario.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:20
Gold Medals in French Public Speaking
Congratulations to Vinith Suriyakumar (Senior Core French) and Anna McAllister (Junior French Immersion) who both won first place in the OCDSB French Public Speaking Competition. AYJ sent two students to compete and both won gold! Both students will be competing at the Provincial level next month. Wish them good luck if you see them.
AYJ KIVA Team #1 in Ontario, Top 8 Globally
KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people in developed countries through lending to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
AYJ’s KIVA team is a global leader in the schools category. Since 2010 we have lent over $65,000 to entrepreneurs in over 100 countries worldwide. We are the number one team in Ontario and are in 8th place globally out of over 1400 schools. We are very proud of our accomplishments so far, but there is still much to do. We encourage new members to join AYJ’s KIVA Team. Everyone is welcome.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:47
ZIPTHRU Card for Cafeteria
This September Chartwells introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card. Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made. The online function of this program provides convenience for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending as well as set up an account to protect the balance on the card.
See attached instructions for ordering the Zipthru Card.