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Our Girl’s Volleyball Team did it again!! The girls won 5 out of their 6 sets tonight. They beat SMUS in straight sets (2-0), and they beat Spencer in straight sets as well (2-0). In their third game they played Dunsmuir where they lost the first set 29-27 (games go to 25 but you have to win by 2, the set was that close). In the second set against Dunsmuir they won 25-19! When schools split the two sets, the match is determined by point differentially thus leaving our girls with the WIN and putting them into #1 in the LIMSSA Competitive Girls League!!! It was incredible to watch 🙂 maybe we should start planning where we can hang some banners in our school. 

GearBot Jamboree – On Friday Journey hosted the SD62 Middle School GearBot Jamboree with students competing from Journey, Spencer, and Dunsmuir Middle Schools. Thanks to our teachers, Ms. Dvorak and Ms. Wallace for hosting and coaching our Dragon teams to qualify for the Regionals in March! 

Reminder about cell phone and other electronic devices – all non-school electronic devices must be switched off between bells (this includes recess and lunch). Staff will remind students and will turn device into the office the first time and the student can pick it up afterschool. If the student forgets again, a parent or guardian will need to pick it up in the office.

Scent Free – We work hard to keep our air fresh and clean at Journey. Custodians use scent free products when cleaning, team jerseys and towels/aprons in our Foods program are all laundered with scent free detergent. We have several students and staff who are greatly affected by scented products. Please remind your child to avoid wearing and/or spraying scented products at school.

Welcome Ms. Lauren Kurbis. Ms. Kurbis will be teaching in Mr. Sulzen’s classes until his return. We appreciate the professional dedication Ms. Marina McClintock has given the class. Ms Kurbis’s first day will be Monday and Ms. McClintock’s last day will also be Monday as we transition the teachers.

Monday

PAC Meeting tonight at 6:30pm

Complograms will be on sale for Valentine’s Day beginning today, .50 cents each. Purchase complograms to send to friends – delivered Thursday to classrooms. Bonus at no extra cost – each sale includes a ticket for a Minnie Mouse stuffy and other prizes. See display in the foyer. Winners announced on Thursday at lunch. 

Athletics:

Ping pong @ lunch MP room

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball Game @ Victor Brodeur at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30)

Rugby Boys Practice after school from 3:15 – 4:45

Tuesday

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Student Leadership/Ms. Robirtis’ room @ lunch

Choir in the band room @ lunch

Roots of Empathy Family Visit Ms.Wiens’ class and Role Model Della Rice-Sylvester 10:15 in Mr.Vine’s class.

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec. Volleyball Game @Spencer at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:45)

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Game @Journey at 3:45 (HOME GAME)

Wednesday 

A&W @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Ping pong @ lunch MP Room

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Games:

Red Team is @ Journey (HOME GAME)

Black Team is @ Rockheights at 3:45 (students will be dismissed at 2:30

Rugby Boys Practice after school from 3:15 – 4:45

Thursday 

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Camosun Aspire Presentations:

*Block 1 (9:00 – 10:00) Ms. Munroe (Room 2246)

*Block 2 (10:15 – 11:05) Ms. Wiens (Room 2221)

*Block 3 (11:10 – 12:00) Ms. Federici (Room 2244)

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys vs. Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Exhibition Game (3:15 – 4:45)

Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball Games:

Red Team is @ St. Joseph’s at 3:45 (students will be dismissed at 2:30)

Black Team is @ Gordon Head at 3:45 (students will be dismissed at 2:30)

Friday

PRO D DAY

Happy Valentine’s Day

Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy the Family Day long weekend! We’ll see you Tuesday. 

 
 

After all this rain we’re happy to report that Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow on Ground Hog Day this weekend! This means Spring will be arriving soon; however, Spring in Sooke however usually means rain!

Our grade 6/7 Girls Competitive Team played at Gordon Head last week.. They won ALL 3 matches against Gordon Head, Royal Oak, and Glanford. They actually did not lose a single set ( 6 – 0 ) on the night!!!!  You should have seen how happy our girls were and how well they played. It was an awesome start to the season. Journey was the talk of the gymnasium 😊.

Musical Theater auditions start this week  for this year’s show in collaboration with EMCS running the week of June 8th. The show is “We Will Rock You” with music from Queen. Audition monologues are available in the Library. Students in Grade6-8 can audition. Any questions, see Mrs. Fader.

Monday

Athletics:

Wrestling Practice at 3:30 -5 p.m. (Last Week)

Combative games at lunch (Last Week)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Ping pong @ lunch MP rm

Tuesday

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Student Leadership/Ms. Robirtis’ room @ lunch

Choir in the band room @ lunch

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec. Volleyball practice is cancelled

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball game @Spencer at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30) 

Wednesday 

Subway @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Wrestling Practice at 3:30 -5 p.m. (Last Day)

Combative games at lunch (Last Day)

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Ping pong @ lunch MP rm

Thursday 

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Camosun Aspire Presentations:

*Block 1 (9:00 – 10:00) Ms. Croft (Room 2223)

*Block 2 (10:15 – 11:05) Mr. Kovacik (Room 2252)

*Block 3 (11:10 – 12:00) Ms. Maragh (Room 1166) 

Friday

Friends on Friday continues! Students interested in being a part of this club should come to the Aboriginal Education office at noon hour recess on Fridays.

Robotics Jamboree – teams from Spencer and Dunsmuir will be arriving at Journey today to compete with us in the annual Robotics Jamboree. We are happy to host this year and look forward to participating in the Regionals. Go Dragons!

Athletics: 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Narnia vs. Mystical Main 

Saturday & Sunday

Island Wrestling Championships (grade 8 wrestlers only) this weekend in Nanaimo

 
 

Monday

FAST #4 BEGINS – students will begin their next rotation today.

Athletics:

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Grade 8 Boys game @Dunsmuir at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30)

Wrestling Practice at 3:30 -5 p.m.

Combative games at lunch

Ping pong @ lunch MP rm

Tuesday

Grade 8 MyEd portal training for EMCS registration: (block 1 Long and Lennox and block 2 Croft and Winser) 

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball game @Gordon Head at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30pm)

Grade 6/7 Girls REC. Volleyball game @Spencer at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30pm) 

Wednesday 

Pizza @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

Grade 8 MyEd portal training for EMCS registration: block 1 Sims and Nadeau and block 3 Sulzen and Barnes)

Are you currently in Grade 7 or 8 and interested in traveling to Scotland and England next year on Spring Break? If so, bring your parents to an informational meeting tonight at 6pm in Room 2221. Visit rsvp.eftours.ca/3c46hu7 to RSVP to the meeting and eftours.ca/2318044JD to see the itinerary or to enroll! 

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Grade 8 Girls game, both RED & BLACK Teams @John Stubbs at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30pm)

Wrestling Practice at 3:30 -5 p.m.

Combative games at lunch

Thursday 

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics:

 Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys game, both RED & BLACK Teams @HOME – Journey (3:30 – 5:30pm)

Ping pong – at lunch MP room

Friday

Friends on Friday continues! Students interested in being a part of this club should come to the Aboriginal Education office at noon hour recess on Fridays.

Role Models: Ruth Parrish and Bill Jones in Donegani 9-11:30, Maragh 1-2

Athletics: 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Narnia vs. Utopia

Port Alberni Tournament for wrestling today and Saturday – Good luck Dragons!

 

 
 

Snow – Students and families in the Sooke and surrounding areas started and finished the school week off with snow, (hopefully everyone was able to get out an enjoy some tobogganing and playing in it). A special Thank You to all the students, families and staff for all your flexibility and patience.

Electronic Devices – students have been doing a good job of staying off their electronic devices bell to bell. Families can really support them by not phoning or texting their children during those times. A reminder that phones come to the office for pick up by the student the first time, and parents will be asked to pick them up each time after that.

Monday

Visit from EMCS counselor, Mr. Phipps, to discuss course selection:

Block 1: Ms. McClintock (Mr. Sulzen’s class)

Block 2: Ms. Croft/Mr. Winser

Block 4:  Ms. Barnes

Block 5: Ms. Sims/Ms. Nadeau

Exploratory Forms – Last day (we extended the deadline because of weather) to hand in forms (and fees if applicable). Forms will be collected in the office until the end of lunch. Students who do not hand in their forms will be placed in an Exploratory Monday afternoon. Please go over forms carefully and follow all the instructions. Waiver forms (if applicable) can be picked up when handing in forms, or from the website. DO NOT HAND IN TO YOUR TEACHER!

Grade 8 forms are due for the EMCS Youth Discover the Trades event on Jan. 24th, please hand in your forms to Ms. Abell in the office

Athletics:

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Ping Pong Paul will be visiting and working with students who wish to learn how to play table tennis at lunch in the multipurpose room.

Tuesday

Visit from EMCS counselor, Mr. Phipps, to discuss course selection.

Block 4: Mr. Long’s class

Block 5: Ms. Lennox’s class

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm) 

Wednesday 

Burgers @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20  

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

EMCS Gr. 8 course selection – Counsellors from Edward Milne will be at Journey to help students register for next year’s courses. All Students and Familes are invited to learn more about what’s offered by attending the Open House tonight at EMCS 6-7:30 p.m.

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team exhibition game against Grade 8 Boy Team (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Thursday 

Exploratory #2 Begins!

Camosun will be working with grade 7 students to create and test wind turbines. Gym closed 9 – 12.

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Ping Pong Paul will be visiting and working with students who wish to learn how to play table tennis at lunch in the multipurpose room.

Friday

80 Grade 8s to visit EMCS for Youth Discover the Trades – all day.

Friends on Friday continues! Students interested in being a part of this club should come to the Aboriginal Education office at noon hour recess on Fridays.

Athletics: 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Mystical Main vs. Mount Olympus. 

 
 

Thursday, January 16 Journey is open; however, no school buses are running.  Please walk and/or drive especially carefully along our lane and parking lot.  Always, it is a parents choice to make if you route to school you feel is not to travel to and from school.  We have rescheduled some activities today.

 
 

All schools in the Sooke School District are closed today.  Have fun, stay safe and hopefully see everyone tomorrow!

 
 

The snow continues to fall and the call will be made by the superintendent by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning letting families know if schools will be open or closed.  In the event there is a power outage or other technical difficulties and this website cannot be updated, please listen to CFAX 1070 AM for information.

 
 

No matter how much wishing by students, school is open today!

 
 

All schools are open and buses running. Some routes may have delays depending upon area.

 
 

Our thoughts are with our fellow Canadians who lost their lives in Iran,

and with their family and friends left behind.

 

Community News: Blood Donor Clinic at Ecole Poirier Noon-7 p.m. You can book your appointment on line at Blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). It’s in you to give!

School News:

We are requesting the public’s assistance. SD62 Policy D-121 states that dogs and other animals are not permitted on school property at any time without permission from the school’s principal. We have always had a great relationship with our neighbours and people have been respectful of not bringing their dogs on site between 7-4 or when there is a school event. With only a few exceptions, people have always picked up after their animals. This has worked really well for keeping geese off our fields and generally kept our school free from vandalism – thank you! Lately we have been experiencing an increase in dog feces on our fields and playground. We recognize that most of our families are not bringing pets, but please help us by sharing our concern and hopefully we can have people back to cleaning up after their pets.

Parenting Without Power Struggles – The Boys & Girls Club is offering a course for parents over the next several weeks. It begins Monday, January 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Journey’s library. For more information, go to https://bgcvic.org/programs/parenting/

Wild Weather Updates – Our weather protocol was sent home to all families last week.  Check this website/app (if the power is on and can be updated) or CFAX 1070 a.m. for school closures etc.

Monday

Exploratory Forms – forms (and fees if applicable) will be collected at the blue tables in the foyer beginning at 7:30 a.m. Each form is number in the order they are received. Please go over forms carefully and follow all the instructions. Waiver forms (if applicable) can be picked up when handing in forms and are due by the end of the week. DO NOT HAND IN TO YOUR TEACHER!

 Athletics: 

Grade 7/8 Girls’ V-ball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys’ Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls’ COMP. V-ball Team Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Boys and Girls Club parenting session, “Parenting without Power Struggles” begins tonight in our library 6:30-8:30

Tuesday

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in foyer – DO NOT hand in to your teacher!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Choir Practice lunch in the Band Room  🎶 🎼

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool is cancelled today

 Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys’ V-ball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Wednesday 

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in foyer – If you are handing it in today, know that many choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! 

PAC sponsored – Heroes program starts with Mr. Quint and Mr.Vine/Ms. Johnston’s classes blocks 2 and 3

A&W Burger Lunch Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics (open to all) is 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Thursday 

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in OFFICE – If you are handing it in today, know that most choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! 

9am – 12pm, (grade 7) Wind Turbine event with Camosun in gym

EMCS Gr. 8 course selection – Counsellors from Edward Milne will be at Journey to help students register for next year’s courses. Learn more about what’s offered by attending the Open House January 22 at EMCS 6-7:30 p.m.

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework club for divs13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice (3:15 – 4:45) 

Friday

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in OFFICE – If you are handing it in today, know that most choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! Waivers can be handed in any day this week, but today will be the cutoff for handing them in. You will be placed into an Exploratory that has space. Only one parent/guardian is needed to sign, but you must have an adult witness sign too. 

9am – 12pm, (grade 8) Gravity Car event with Camosun in gym 

Band – Calgary trip to Nationals…deposit deadline is today 

Athletics:

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Mystical Main vs. Utopia

 

Saturday – Band Extravaganza at Belmont. All bands from sd62 will perform…Journey, Spencer, John Stubbs, Dunsmuir, Belmont, Royal Bay, EMCS plus UVic wind ensemble, Naden Band, Westshore Community Band, Greater Victoria Concert Band.  Leave Journey 10:30. Return 4 pm. Everyone invited to attend 12-3:30

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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