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Flags at Half-Mast: As a show of continued respect and support for those who suffered, or are suffering, trauma or harm due to the events at the former residential school in Kamloops, flags remain at half-mast at schools until further notice. We are taking our direction from the federal and provincial governments. 

Congratulations to our students and Staff as we celebrate the results from Musicfest Nationals:

2 concert bands…both from Journey…Gold conducted by L. Bjorklund

1 concert band EMCS…conducted by L Bjorklund…Silver

Orchestra….Bronze…Maria Wang

String quartet …silver…Maria Wang

Junior Drumline…Silver…Alex Mold, Chris Rivollier

Senior Drumline…Gold…Alex Mold, Chris Rivollier

Learning Commons Update: We had a wonderful year in library! You’ll be happy to know that our students read a lot this year. Since September our library lent out a total of 6,599 books!  We are asking that students return any remaining books no later than June 15th. Any books that remain overdue beyond June 15th will be marked as “lost” and an emailed invoice for the cost of the book will be sent to home. We appreciate your diligence in making sure all our precious books make their way home safely.

Grade 8 Leaving Celebration :

As the school year comes to end, it is once again time to celebrate our Grade 8 students as they wrap up their time at Journey Middle School. We truly are so proud of our students and wish them all the best as they head onto the next chapter of their education.  On Tuesday June 29th, from 11am-1pm, we will be hosting a “Drive By Leaving Ceremony”. Students are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for this event but also have the option to come through on their bikes, scooters, roller skates and skate boards to make this a memorable farewell event that is inclusive to everyone. Remember, the more ribbons, sparkles and noise makers coming through the better!

Teachers and staff will be positioned in the bus and drop off/parking lot lanes where students will drive by, pick up their certificates & gifts and take a final photo with their favourite teachers!  This day is also our last regular school day for all students at Journey.  Buses will run as usual and grade 8 students may attend for the full day or, with the permission of their parents, may choose just to attend for the leaving ceremony.

Remember students and parents we will all be following all Covid safety protocols during this time so please wear your masks.  We hope to see you all there!


Cohort Zone rotation change for recess and lunch

Thank you to our PAC who has supported us throughout the year with numerous activities and projects.  Please join us for our final PAC Meeting of the school year tonight at 7 p.m.

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Skateboarding Club – First Lunch students with signed waivers and proper gear. No exceptions to any of the rules. Listen to announcements each morning for additional opportunities.

All library books are due back by today.  Invoices will be sent for lost or damaged books.


Skateboarding Club – Second Lunch students with signed waivers and proper gear. No exceptions to any of the rules.  Listen to announcements each morning for additional opportunities.


Robirtis’ class field trip to the Fire Pit!


Field Trips:

Flying Squirrel – Mme Croft’s class – all day

Mr. Donegani and Ms. Gitzel’s classes to Sooke River via Sunriver p.m.

Mr. Vine and Mrs. Walker’s classes off to Thetis Lake – all day

Mrs. Federici and Mrs. Maragh’s classes heading to Mystic Beach 

Friday Wear your Pride Today 

Robin Stevenson author – Pride; whole school virtual assembly” 11am-12pm.

Today we welcome our Future Journey Dragons from Ecole Poirier at 9:30-10:30 and 10:30-11:30 for an outdoor tour and s’mores by the fire. 

Our students have been truly amazing during this pandemic and deserve our thanks and admiration.

Daily Health Check – please remember to follow the DHC and not send your child to school if they are not well.  If a student becomes unwell, or tells us they are unwell, at school, they will wait for pick up in our Supervision Room which is sanitized between guests.  Up to two students can be in the room at one time (physically distanced and masked).  Masks – please continue to provide and remind your child to bring a mask to school each day.