Alter Reality Club wins $4000 Young Idealists Award

Congratulations to members of the Alter Reality Club for winning the Young Idealists Award.  Sponsored by National Bank, the Young Idealists Award honors 20 school groups from across Canada for their contributions to civic and humanitarian causes at the local and global level. The award means that $4000 will be donated to our well-building initiative in Kenya.  Below is a photo of the Alter Reality club hosting our annual muliticultural buffet.

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AYJ at Province House in PEI

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 13:51
 
Valedictorian 2016 nominations due

valedictorian_cartoon_imageThe term Valedictorian comes from the Latin “to say farewell.” Each year, AYJ’s graduating class chooses a representative to say goodbye and sum up their graduating year’s high school experience in a speech at the graduation ceremony.  The Valedictorian should be a student who has been highly committed to both academics and extra-curricular activities during their time at AYJ.

Graduating students can nominate their choice for Valedictorian by writing their nominee’s name down on a nomination form (in the main office) along with their own name and signature and drop this off in the “Valedictorian Box” in the main office by Wednesday, June 11.  The three graduating students with the greatest number of nominations will have their names on a final ballot.  The following week all graduating students will have the opportunity to vote for one of these three candidates for Valedictorian in the pit at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday (June 15,16).  AYJ’s Valedictorian for 2016 will be announced on Friday, June 17 at the Grad Breakfast.

Please see Mr. Barter if you have any questions.

 
Proud AYJ Blood Donors

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Graduation Ceremony 2016 Invitation & Information

grad_hats_in_the_airTo Parents/Guardians of Potential Graduates:

The Principal and Staff of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School request the honour of your presence at the 39th Annual Graduation Exercises.

Please click here for here for more information.

 
11 Cappies Nominations for AYJ's The Dining Room

dining_room_1Congratulations to the cast and crew of our 2016 Play Production, "The Dining Room" on their outstanding 11 nominations in the prestigious Cappies inter-school play competition.  Nominations include:

HAIR AND MAKEUP, STAGE MANAGEMENT, ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY, FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY, FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY, SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY, SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY, TOP MALE CRITIC, SOUND, PROPSdining_room_2

AND, FOR THE 10TH YEAR IN A ROW, THE COVETED NOMINATION FOR BEST PLAY which AYJ won last year for "Best Musical" with "The Addams Family".

 
Exchanges & Trips Plan 2016-2020
AYJ is a school that travels. We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures. We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China. As well, we offer city trips to the USA, inter-Canadian exchanges as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Peru and Italy.
Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ.
AYJ was one of first high schools in Ottawa to offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program. By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate.
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AYJ is a school that travels.  We offer our students multiple opportunities to see the world and experience new cultures.  We have a long tradition of student exchanges with schools in both Spain and China and within Canada.  As well, we offer city trips to the USA, as well as international tours such as the Canadian Battlefields trip, Greece and Italy.

Become part of an AYJ tradition and join one or more of our exchanges and trips during your four years at AYJ.

AYJ was one of first high schools in Ottawa to offer the OCDSB International Certificate Program.  By participating in an international exchange or trip, you will have already completed some of the requirements for this certificate.  See Mr. Barter for more information about joining the International Certificate Program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 14:55
 
Darcy Brown & Guitar
darcy_and_guitar_2Congratulations to Darcy Brown who hand made his own guitar in his Grade 12 Tech class. D'Arcy will be showcasing the guitar at his talents at the Grad Oscars on Thursday. He would like to thank Ms. Gentles and Mr. Heidt in helping him complete this project.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 15:03
 
Kayvon Mihan - 2nd Term OCDSB Student Trustee
km_trusteeAYJ's Kayvon Mihan (left) and Alex MacDonald (EOM) were elected as the OCDSB Student Trustees for the 2016-2017 school year. The election was held at Ridgemont High School and was attended by Student Council presidents and Student Senators from across the board. This will be Kayvon's second term in this position. Congratulations Kayvon!
Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:10
 
Spain Exchange 2016-2017

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Be part of an AYJ tradition.  Travel to Spain for 10 days over Easter 2017.  Host a Spanish student for 10 days this September.  Immerse yourself in Spanish culture in Zaragoza, Spain.  Tour the beautiful city of Barcelona.  Bursaries are available to make this exchange affordable for everyone.   See Ms. Peters or Mr. Vasiliou for an application.  Space is limited.  Don't miss out.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 15:47
 
AYJ in Peru

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2016 21:33
 
Ontario Model Parliament
Nick_D_at_Queens_ParkAYJ's Nick d'Entremont took part in this year's model Ontario parliament at Queen's Park in Toronto.  He had the opportunity to meet and debate with future politicians from across the province as well as current politicians such as Premier Kathleen Wynne. Interested in joining next year?  Click here for more info.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:34
 
International Certificate Program at AYJ

earth_handsThrough the International Certificate Program (ICP), high school students like you become informed, engaged and active global citizens who learn about themselves by learning about the world. Participants earn the certificate by:

• Studying an international language • Taking internationally focused classes • Understanding global issues • Participating in an internationally focused project of their choice (possibly an international exchange or trip)

The ICP is globally recognized.  Stand out on your university/college application.  Meet other students who share a global perspective.  All students are welcome to join.  See Mr. Barter for more details.

Click here for an application. Click here for detailed information about the ICP.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:47
 
24/7 Crisis Line

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We’ve all had a crisis. Whether you’re stressed, depressed, or just can’t take it anymore—you are not alone. The Youth Services Bureau’s 24/7 Crisis Line is here for you. Whatever the problem, you can talk to someone who understands and who wants to help you. No one should ever suffer alone, which is why we’ve made it easy for you to get in touch with us. We’re just one call away.  Click here for more info.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:03