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During these uncertain times we want to assure you that your child’s items are secure in the school and that Journey has undergone a deep clean.  We wish all our families well as we take care ourselves and each other.

 
 

Congratulations to all our students who “reached for the stars” and participated in and/or competed in the Jr. Skill Completion at Camosun College on Friday.  A special mention to Ms. Nadeau and Brittany’s classes for trying out new skills and throughout the day always demonstrating respectful  behaviour and willingness to try new things.  Way to put yourselves out there – Rowan, Philip, Luis, Kairi, Abby Ryana, Noah, Jeremy, Kadence, Lenny, Cooper, Griffin, Simon, Calvin, Liam, Jaden, Hendy, and Matt and competed against schools from Saanich, Victoria and Sooke Districts.  Abby, Griffin and Matt brought home GOLD in Robotics and Ryana, Calvin, and Liam’s team brought home SILVER in the Wind Turbine completion.

Also on Friday our Grade 8 hockey academy students played in front of a packed house at SEAPARC.  It was a close game and all who attended had fun.  We are very proud of the way all our students and staff “invested in people!” The money spent at the concession will keep SEAPARC going for another year.

Community News

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria is pleased to be able to offer parenting programs in Sooke! Our 10 week programs for parents of teens and preteens beginning in April. Programs are affordable, inclusive, and follow an evidenced-based curriculum. Professionally facilitated, BGC programs are a great mix of parent education and group support for parents of preteens and teens.  Many parents who reach out for support feel guilty, blamed by others, isolated, and unsure about what to do. BGC Parenting Programs can help parents address these feelings in a confidential, non-judgmental group setting. The content is based on research and presented with a trauma informed lens. All of the programs cover a variety of age appropriate topics including: adolescent brain development, empathetic communication, boundaries, substance use, technology use, the relationship bond (or the parent/child connection), self-care, etc.

Parenting Without Power Struggles:  10 week program for parents of preteens (ages 9-12).  The cost of this program is $60 per person or $90 per couple which includes the manual. Subsidies available upon inquiry. Wednesdays April 15th  to June 17th  , 2020   6:30 – 8:30pm  @ Journey Middle School Library OR *Daytime!*  Wednesdays April 15th  to June 17th  , 2020  9:30 – 11:30am  @ TD Bank in the Boardroom

Parents In The Know:  10 week program for parents of teens (ages 13-21). The cost of this program is $60 per person or $90 per couple which includes the manual. Subsidies available upon inquiry. Tuesdays April 7th – June 16th ,  2020  6:30 – 8:30pm   @ Edward Milne Community School

Since these programs are only 10 weeks we ask participants to commit to attending each week.  Intakes are closed after the second week.

Sponsor-a-parent program which allows us to provide some flexibility on the costs. We work within the families’ needs and encourage participants to either space out payments or make a minimum so that we can offer that subsidy to as many families in need as possible. Programs are centered around the comfort of our participants and we pride ourselves on doing that from the first contact to the last class!  Parents rave about our programs and many have expressed that our group is their weekly self-care and it has built community for them as they do this very good and yet challenging work – raising kids/preteens/teens/adults!

School News:

Staffing Update – On Friday we say thank you and goodbye to longtime clerk, Sandy Hull.  Sandy has taken the Head Secretary Position at Saseenos Elementary and will be starting there after Spring Break.  Sandy has been a cheerful and dedicated staff member at Journey and we will miss her, and Mr. Bubbles,  immensely. We know Saseenos will be so lucky to welcome her with open arms.

Please mark on your calendars our Journey of Learning Celebration on April 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Classes are getting ready now so please plan on attending!

Monday

Journey is hosting the communities Blood Donor Clinic all day in the Gym – it’s in you to give!

The Journey Choir will be performing at the Sooke Singout at EMCS 🎤 🎶  Good luck to all performers! Choir members, remember to wear all black, and be at EMCS at 6:30pm to get ready to sing!

Extra Choir practice in the band room @ lunch

FAST #5 Begins

Magic the Gathering/Pokémon at blue tables

Athletics:

Badminton Team sign-up sheets posted outside the gym

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

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

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

Join Ping Pong Paul and come out and play table tennis. This is a group of seniors in our community committed to sharing their knowledge with our youth. 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room.

Journey to Japan (Next Steps)Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Library

Tuesday

Division 11 skating at SEAPARC a.m.

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

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Choir in the band room @ lunch

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

Athletics: 

Sk8 club at lunch – helmet and wavier required 

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

Magic the Gathering/Pokémon @ blue tables

Athletics: 

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

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

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

Seniors and youth table tennis will be at Journey on Mondays and Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room.

Ping pong @ lunch MP rm

Thursday 

Journey will be hosting SD62’s Living in Colour Conference. This is an event for Middle and High School students to come together and celebrate diversity. This conference will be open to students who identify as LGBTQ2S+ as well as allies. We are expecting approximately 100 students from around the district to be attending the conference. We will be using the Gym, Multipurpose room, Voices Room, Home-Ec Room, Music Room, and Fire pit throughout the day!

Divisions 3 & 4 Fieldtrip to Flying Squirrel

Athletics:

Sk8 club at lunch – helmet and wavier required 

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.

Magic the Gathering/Pokemon at blue tables

Last day before Spring Break – Journey will re-open again on Monday, March 30th. Enjoy your break!

Athletics:

Sk8 club at lunch (sometimes, so listen to announcements) – helmet and wavier required

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

Lacrosse Workshops by Naomi Walser for Ms. Munroe, Brittany, Mr. Van H., and Ms. Dvorak’s classes today.

Happy Spring Break – See you again March 30!

 

 

 

 
 

Community News;

Journey will be hosting Sooke’s Blood Donor Clinic on Monday, March 9. You can go online at Canadian Blood Services or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) and book your appointment. Remember, it’s in you to give!

School News:

Journey to Japan – Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Friendship Exchange at this time. We had 21 students and three teachers scheduled to head off on March 12 to Tokyo and Natori, Japan. Thank you to the families, Ms. Johnston, Mr. van Hooydonk, and trip organizer, Ms. Dvorak for your understanding and hard work putting the trip together and now working at moving forward with the next steps.

Jr. Skill Canada Competition on FridayReminder to all Wind Turbine, Gravity Car, and Robotics Teams that your permission forms need to be turned into your coaches asap so you can compete on Friday at Jr. Skills Canada. Your coach has extra forms if you’ve lost your original.

Monday

Magic the Gathering/Pokémon at blue tables

Athletics:

Join Ping Pong Paul and come out and play table tennis. This is a group of seniors in our community committed to sharing their knowledge with our youth. Mondays and Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room. Come and learn to play! First half hour can be for coaching for those who want it and then open play, probably double’s as we only have 1 table to start with. We have plenty of used bats and balls, but bring your own if you wish.

PAC Meeting tonight 6:30 p.m. in Art Room – everyone welcome

Athletics:

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

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

Girls Rugby Practice after school from 3:15 – 4:45 Bring cleats and mouth guards

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

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Choir in the band room @ lunch

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

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball PLAYOFF Game @ St. Michael’s University School at 3:45 (Students are dismissed at 2:15) 

Wednesday 

Last Day of FAST #4

Pizza @ 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

Magic the Gathering/Pokémon @ blue tables

Athletics: 

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

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

Girls Rugby Practice after school from 3:15 – 4:45 Bring cleats and mouth guards

Seniors and youth table tennis will be starting at Journey on Mondays and Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room. Come and learn to play!

Ping pong @ lunch MP RM

Thursday 

Exploratory #2 ENDS

Athletics:

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.

Magic the Gathering/Pokémon at blue tables at lunch

Jr. Skills Canada – Ms. Nadeau and Brittany’s classes will be heading to Camosun College today to participate and observe the competitions.

Athletics:

Lacrosse Course offered to some PE classes all day by Naomi Walser (teachers have signed up their classes)

Gr. 8/9 Hockey Academy Game – all classes welcome to attend our annual hockey game with grade 8 students from Journey and grade 9 students from EMCS. The concession will be open for spectators to purchase snacks. Students and staff will walk both ways through the Throup Road/SEAPARC Trail.

Track & Field Practice at lunch in the gym

 
 

Monday

Magic the Gathering/Pokemon at blue tables

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls (Competitive) practice (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball practice (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 6/7 Boys volleyball practice (12:15 – 12:50pm)

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball game 3:45pm @ Victor Brodeur

Join Ping Pong Paul and come out and play table tennis. This is a group of seniors in our community committed to sharing their knowledge with our youth. Mondays and Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room. Come and learn to play! First half hour can be for coaching for those who want it and then open play, probably double’s as we only have 1 table to start with. We have plenty of used bats and balls, but bring your own if you wish.

Tuesday

Hold and Secure Drill – 9 a.m.

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

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Choir in the band room @ lunch

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

Athletics: 

    Grade 6/7 Girls (Recreational) Volleyball game 3:45pm @HOME (Journey)

 

  Grade 6/7 Girls (Competitive) volleyball game 3:45pm @ Cedar Hill

 

    Grade 6/7 Boys volleyball practice (7:45 – 8:30am)

 

    Grade 8 Boys Volleyball practice (7:45 – 8:30am)

 

 

Journey to Japan – Mandatory Parent/Student meeting 7 pm in the Art Room

Wednesday

Subway @ lunch. $3.50 sandwich Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Ping pong @ lunch MP rm

Magic the Gathering/Pokemon @ blue tables

Class Photo – all divisional classes will have their pictures taken today. There is also an opportunity for individual pictures should parents or students wish to purchase them. Each student can have their photo taken for no charge and parents can make the decision if you would like to purchase them once you’ve seen the proofs. The school receives $1 for each student who poses, regardless of purchase.

Mandatory meeting for parents of all parents/guardians of band/students going to Nationals in Calgary, (6:30 in the Journey library).

Role Model Visit – Jo-Ina Young in Ms. Wiens’ class 9-11:15

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls (Recreational) Volleyball practice (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 6/7 Girls (Competitive) practice (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball practice (12:15 – 12:50pm)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Game 3:45pm – Red Team @ Victor Brodeur – Black Team @ Dunsmuir

Seniors and youth table tennis will be starting at Journey on Mondays and Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room. Come and learn to play!

Thursday 

Role Model Visit– Jo-Ina Young in Mr. Donegani’s class 10:15-noon

Role Model visit– David Bouchard 10:15-noon

Athletics:

        Grade 6/7 Girls (Recreational) Volleyball practice (12:15 – 12:50pm)

 

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball practice (12:15 – 12:50pm)

 

Grade 6/7 Boys volleyball game 3:45pm – Red Team @ St. Joe’s – Black Team @ Central

 

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball practice (3:15 – 4:45pm

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.

Magic the Gathering/Pokemon at blue tables

Carnival – Journey celebrates Winter Carnival all morning. Visit different stations (some free and some will need a small donations). Athletic Pep Rally in the afternoon.

 
 

Parking Lot Safety – A reminder to all drivers and pedestrians that our parking lot is extremely busy during the morning drop off and afterschool pick up time. Please use extra caution and allow for enough time to drop your child off on time. Alternative locations include the Ball Park and/or Charters Road. Thanks!

The Pan-Am Cross Country Championships on Saturday Feb 29. Ms. Croft is trying to get a Journey team together and has only two students so far. The school race is at 11:20 and is 1200 meters. There’s also a community run (5km) at 9:00. If students are interested, parents should email scroft@sd62.bc.ca so she can register them. Here’s the link about it: https://panamxccup2020.com/events/nations-cup/

Community News

Harmony Project Sooke will hold a Bottle Drive on Sat March 7th, under the Seaparc sign at corner of Sooke and Phillips Roads, from 8:45am-1pm. Please save up your bottles and cans to help raise funds for our Strings and Drumline programs.

Sooke Autism Support SocietyMonthly Meeting is going to include some really IMPORTANT information! Debra Johnston, Financial Planner at RBC will talk to us about Financial Planning & the RDSP and be happy to answer any questions you might have : ) Then, we will give you our “Oprah’s Give-Away” Autism Package that features all the discounts and freebies you NEED to know about that are available to families with special needs!

Tuesday, February 18th
EMCS Library
7:00 pm

Please share with anyone you think may be interested – this is a topic for families with any type of special needs, not just children with ASD.

Sooke’s Sea Cadets Royal Canadian Sea Cadet

LT(N) CANDY ARTHUR Commanding Officer co@sookeseacadets.ca

Training every Wednesday evening, September to June, 6:00-9:00 pm. At Sooke Legion

Monday – Family Day

Tuesday

On the QT -Voices Rm/Lunch

Tea in the Foyer at recess

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

Robotics Club/Ms. Dvorak’s room 3:15-4:30pm

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 after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Game @St. Michael’s at 3:45 (students will be dismissed at 2:30) 

Wednesday

 A&W @ lunch (really this time). 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 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

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

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 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Friday

Athletics:

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Mount Olympus vs. Utopia

Boys Rugby Practice after school from 2:00 – 3:30

 
 

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!