To the parents and Grade 9, 10 and 11 students of James M. Hill Memorial High School:
James M. Hill is hosting a school to school Cultural Exchange with Mexico. Our partner school is Colegio Mexico. This school is located in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, a port city along the Gulf of Mexico, in the state of Veracruz. You may want to look at the area on the internet. Colegio Mexico students would come to James M. Hill - January 24th to February 6th.
Mrs. Peggy Mitchell and Mr. John Hawkes would accompany and supervise James M. Hill students to Colegio Mexico, February 21st to March 6th.
Starting on Monday, November 16th, students who require the use of a computer to complete projects MAY have the opportunity to use one. If you would like to apply for daily computer use during Study Block, you can find the application by clicking the following link http://jmh.nbed.nb.ca/document/study-block-computer-use-request-form or on the door of computer lab 108, the Multimedia lab. You may not apply for the full three-week cycle, only for the time required for your project's completion.
On Thursday, October 29th, every homeroom classroom participated in a pumpkin carving contest.
Pumpkins of every different style imaginable were carved, from an IPod pumpkin to Cinderellas carriage, from US President Obama's head to a man on a bicycle. In the end though, the decision was up to the judges. The winner was Ms. McDonnell's Apple Pumpkin. Mr Hembrough's man on a bike took the honorable mention.
Pumpkins will be on display at the Halloween dance tonight for all to see. The dance starts at 8 tonight and goes until 11.
On Tuesday October 13th the Worksafe NB Lost Youth tour paid a visit to James M. Hill to discuss the prevention and aftermath of injury in the workplace through voice and video. It all began with District 16’s Director of Education Richard Walsh giving a few words to the crowd of grade eleven and twelve students, attending from schools across the District. One thing that certainly caught the ears of all was that last year in the Province of New Brunswick a staggering 834 people between the ages of 15-24 lost time during work, due to injury in the workplace.
At the page field in Riverview on October 12 the JMH Tommie’s baseball team defeated the St. Malachy’s Saints of St. John 10-4 in the provincial championship game.The James M. Hill boy’s baseball team has won the provincial championship the last three years and went undefeated this season with a record of 8-0. Pitcher Joey Martin threw a complete game and struck out seven batters to capture the win over the Saints. It was a scoreless game until the fourth inning when J.P. Mclean broke it open with a two run double into right field.
HEY MIRAMICHI, are you READY to be in motion? In motion is a physical activity health promotion strategy being implemented in New Brunswick and Miramichi has been selected as one of the pilot communities for the first year. During this year, Miramichi in motion will focus on two targeted strategies: children/youth and older adults. Miramichi in motion will officially launch on Thursday October 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 on the Golden Hawk lawn next to Maher Street in Chatham (rain location – Golden Hawk gym). There will be prizes, a warm up, and a community walk around Vancouver Crescent.
An event not to miss! On October 20th Dr. Jean Clinton will be coming to the James M. Hill theatre to present, All Kids are our Kids: The Teenage Brain Under Construction. This speaker will address teen-age brain development and how it influences the challenge of parenting teens. It will address what we can do for teens to thrive, and adults to survive! This presentation is being brought to you by MACY (Miramichi Advisory Committee on Youth) and there will be prizes drawn. For further information please call 623-2054.
Recently added to select school schedules as of this year is study block, a half hour period in which students are presented with time to do any work of productive nature. The newly created 5th period adds one more period to the daily school schedule in between 4th and 6th.
To accommodate the time that is needed to have this class, which is 30 minutes, the schools have skimmed 7 minutes off of each period. Within this period students can work on whatever they choose, as long as they are busy with what they are doing.
James M. Hill Memorial High school recently launched a magazine and gift fundraiser. Each student was given a package containing an order form, a magazine selection book and a gift selection book. Proceeds from sales go towards the Student Council and wrap up October 6th. The Student Council has high hopes that participation in this year’s campaign is better than it has in the recent years. According to Vice Principal Mrs. O’Reilly, this year the school has introduced some new incentives to boost sales and participation. Cash prizes will be given away at the end of the campaign.