Generosity on the High Seas ...
Grand Banks Social Club support JMOC Breakfast Program
Thank you to Paul Elliott, Ryley's Dad, and The Grand Banks Social Club on the Hibernia Platform for their generous $600.00 donation to our Breakfast Program. Throughout the year, the club puts off weekly bingo games and fundraisers for the personnel offshore. This year the proceeds from these events found their way to 43 charities and community organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador and we thank Mr. Elliott for submitting the name of Ryley's school, J.M. Olds Collegiate, as a possible recipient.
J.M. Olds Collegiate... Home of the Tigers!
"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire , 'cause I am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar ...."
Congratulations to Olivia Rogers who has been identified as a 2017 Provincial Team Athlete by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association. Olivia has made the first cut for the Provincial Selection Camp. Best of luck Olivia! Your school is so very proud of you and behind you 100%!! Definitely worth noting that this is Olivia's first year with volleyball!
Grade Eleven Student wins $1000 Cash Prize for her Winning Entry to NUPGE Essay Writing Contest
March 27, 2017
Gabrielle Broderick, Grade 11 student at JMOC, was the recent recipient of a $1000.00 cash prize from the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) for her winning submission of a short essay entitled Why Unions Matter. Gabrielle, Gabby to her classmates, was able to connect on a very personal level with the important role unions play.
Excerpt ... My Dad has been a member of a union all his working life. He has never had to use
a lot of things that unions have to offer, benefit wise, until now. You see, I was diagnosed with
crohn's and colitis two years ago when I was 14 years old. I just turned 17 and have
tried different medications that didn't seem to work for me. I just recently started a new medication
that is very expensive and seems to be working and relieves me of the pain. I am very grateful
my Dad has a union job with good medical benefits that cover this medication. This is why unions
matter to me.
Congratulations, Gabby, on a job well done! We are very proud of you.
First Year Mathematics Entry Requirements
March 20, 2017
On Friday we became aware that First Year Mathematics entry requirements for Memorial University (St. John's) and Grenfell campuses are changing for Fall 2017.
These changes are significant and both parents and students need to be aware of these changes as they make decisions regarding course selection and programming for next year.
Normally we would have a meeting each spring for our Grade 9 parents to discuss course offerings but in light of these changes, we are having an early meeting for parents of students from Grades 9 - 12 to explain exactly what this means for students. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, March 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please make every effort to attend as this is information you as parents need to be aware of as your child either moves through the high school or into the post-secondary system.
Changes are outlined in documents below.
MUN Math Requirements
MUN Math Requirements
Technology in the Classroom
March 17, 2017
Far too often, as teachers, parents, and administrators, we struggle with the negative impacts of technology within the school setting. Mr. Darrin Pike, Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board, sends a strong and timely message in his most recent blog post, Technology: Power in the Palm of our Hands. This post can be found on the NLESD Director's Blog
Heritage Fair Information for Parents
March 17, 2017
J.M. Olds Collegiate will host its annual Heritage Fair on Thursday, March 23rd, and we invite the general public along to view student work and engage our young historians in conversation about their chosen projects.
If parents have any questions as to how they can guide their children, please contact Mrs. Bath (Grades 7 & 9) or Mr. Sturge (Grade 8).
In the past our students have won significant recognition locally and at the Regional level. We plan to send a number of projects to Gander again this year and it is worthy to note that in 2015, a student project from J.M. Olds Collegiate was chosen to participate in the July 1st ceremonies at Beaumont Hamel. Again this year, 19 students attending public schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will be selected to participate in a European battlefield tour, primarily throughout Northern France and Belgium. The students will visit significant sites where the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought and will spend time in the five communities that are home to the bronze caribou monuments, the official memorial to the Regiment.
Please find below a complete list of awards that will be available at the 2017 Regional Heritage Fair in Gander on Friday, April 28th, as well as information on the Young Citizens Award and the Ambassador's Award.
Heritage Fair 2017
Heritage Fair 2017
Rock the Gate
Congratulations to all those involved with Rock the Gate 2016/2017! The concert was a huge success and all you students did an amazing job!
Check out some snapshots and our set-list by following this link: Rock the Gate!
Welcome to our new school website!
Thank you for visiting our school website. This site will be your main source of all updates and information regarding what's happening at JMOC. Also, please follow us on Twitter to stay in the know! Our handle is: @TigersJMOC
Students and Parents... feel free to check around the website. At the top you will find links to see any homework that is currently assigned, due dates for assignments, a calendar showing various school events and assessments, links to Powerschool, as well as other information regarding school clubs and athletics! To the left, you'll find a running list of important school announcements as well as various forms and documents and other important links.
Go Tigers Go!
JMOC Twitter Timeline