Home / School News / This Week @ Journey September 23-27


“People Run to Be Here” – thank you the numerous families who came out to our Meet the Journey Family Evening last Thursday. It was wonderful getting to know you better and I hope you also know the staff at JMS a little better too.

Community Info: Harmony Project Sooke is beginning its fall classes now. Two classes in Drumline and 3 classes in strings are offered.  Modeled after the Harmony Project in Los Angeles, Harmony Project Sooke is a non-profit society that provides musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke area.  Classes take place outside of school time and meet at Journey Middle School.  Students not only learn in classes but they also perform in ensembles and orchestras throughout the year both in school concerts and at other community events.  HPS is keen to invite students in grade six and up to join drumline. Strings start lessons for students in Grade 2-3 and progress up from there.  For info, please contact Lorna Bjorklund at sookeharmonyproject@shaw.ca or telephone 250-642-6681.

MondayNo School for Students/Professional Development Day

Canadian Blood Services will be at Journey’s gym Noon- 6 p.m. Book online at blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE. Blood, it’s in you to give!


Exploratory Forms went home Friday and will be collected today in Foyer beginning at 7:45 a.m. If your child was absent, they are available on this website under FORMS. Students will receive a number when they drop off their form (with fee if applicable) which indicates the order in which we received the form. DO NOT HAND INTO YOUR TEACHER.   COMPLETE THE ENTIRE FORM.

Touch Rugby Game at John Stubbs @ 3:45

Ultimate Frisbee Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team practice in the morning (7:30-8:30)

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Team practice at lunch

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team practice after school (3:15-4:30)

Skatepark @ lunch with Mr. Donegani and Mr. van Hooydonk. Students must have a waiver on file to participant. Waivers are available in the office.

“On the Q.T. in the Voices Room.” If your child would like a quiet place to hang out they are welcome in room #2250 (Narnia). Students will need to bring their own materials for quiet occupation–reading, writing, drawing, etc. Ms. Archer will supply the space and the supervision.


Pizza Lunch –$3.50 per slice (Peperoni, Hawaiian and Cheese available). Chips $1 and juice boxes $.50 will also be available for sale. Line up in the foyer at lunch with your money or your munch card ready!

Lunchtime Skatepark – must have waiver and equipment to participate

Cross Country Team Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Practice in the morning

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Practice after school

Band Parents’ Meeting 6:30 Learning Commons/Library

Canadian Hero Thursday – Terry Fox Day

Ultimate Fox Fest!  Ultimate Frisbee Tournament during Blocks 1, 4 & 5. Annual Terry Fox Run and Terry Fox BBQ during Blocks 2 & 3. Students are encouraged to donate a Toonie for Terry and keep the Marathon of Hope alive.

Fundraising Activities today include hotdogs $2, hamburger $3, freezie $1, candy bags $1, water $1, buying tickets for the pie eating contest, Bake Sale, Request a song from DJ Mr. Rehman $1, and tape your teacher to the wall $1 per meter of duct tape.


Ultimate Championship matches during Block 4

Terry Fox donations totaled and winning class announced. Pie Eating Contest in Gym @ lunch