As the 2019-2020 school year takes off, the St. Joseph's community is excited to welcome the many new Grade 9 students as well as new students and teachers in our community. We are especially excited to welcome our new vice principal Mr. Paul Williams.
School is just beginning, but the hustle and bustle throughout the halls may say otherwise.
My name is Hannah McIntyre and I am a proud grade 12 student at St. Joseph's. I will capture the opportunities, activities and accomplishments throughout the school and community in upcoming news articles.
September is an exciting month as students and teachers get back into routine. Fall sports are officially underway, football and cross-country meet every day after school.
Boys volleyball and girls basketball tryouts are taking place and the golf team is hitting the course later this week. The cross-country team is practising daily and looking forward to the first meet of the season next Thursday in Dorchester.
The robotics team is hard at work and always welcomes new members. The team's robot will be showcased at Culture Day, taking place Sept. 28 in London. The team has submitted a quilt in the Western Fair quilt contest.
Any students interested in joining the team are encouraged to meet in the school library with their parents for team information at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Some events to look forward to next week include a motivational talk by Andy Thibodeau, pyjama day for Grade 9 and 12 students and the traditional lamb day. Thibodeau uses personal stories and experiences to encourage Grade 9 students to make the most of the next four years.
The week will be full of excitement, memory-making and packed full of fun. The week will conclude with another one of St. Joseph's cherished traditions, Ram Day. The day will bring together the entire school community to celebrate the good spirits of our tight-knit Ramily.
The excitement does not settle down in October. The traditional agricultural day will take place on Oct. 4. The day will consist of showcasing of a wide variety of animals and a visit from the elementary school students. All students are encouraged to wear plaid.
Oct. 4 is also the annual Friday Night Lights football game. The junior team will play Regina Mundi College at 6 p.m. and the senior team will also play Regina Mundi at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. Bring your friends and family for a great night of athletics and community.