“So you Think You Can Write” Competition
How many budding authors does Journey Middle School have? It seems we have quite a few just waiting for their opportunity to get writing. This year, we held our first ever writing competition loosely based on the Times Colonist writers’ “So you Think you can Write” competition. Students were given three options to choose from:
Option #1 – Write a short story about being somewhere different, “foreign” to you.
Option #2 – Write a poem in any format about your favourite book, a memory, an important event or emotion
Option #3 – Write a short piece about a conflict, something real. Take a point of view and voice your opinion
No one took up Option #3, but we had some great entries for Option#1 and #2. Judges were from the local community. A huge thank you to local authors, Shirley Skidmore, Debra Clay and Sooke News Mirror Editor, Pirjo Raits for taking time in their very busy schedules to read and help with the difficult task of selecting the winners.
We are publishing the winners on the school webpage. In addition, we will be publishing all the stories in a small booklet for all students that participated.
So, when you have a spare moment, check out the winning entries on the Student Work section of the website. I am sure you will find them entertaining. Enjoy! (and a GREAT JOB once again to all the budding authors!)
Please note – we did not make corrections, edit, etc. The focus of the competition was to encourage students to write and share, and to get started!
Journey Middle School Parent Advisory Council invites you to our upcoming meeting May 21st at 630pm. We will be starting with a teacher presentation by Ms Stewart on a Smart Board accessory PAC previously purchased. We will meet in the Library and go as a group to Ms Stewart's classroom. At 7pm, we will start our Annual General Meeting during which elections for the President and Treasurer positions for the 2013-14 school year will take place.
Are you a grade 5 family who is coming to out Parent Orientation on May 30th ?
PAC Executives will be there to meet and greet you!
We will be giving out free Save Around Town Coupon Books to the first 40 families in attendance. These books are include over $3000 in savings.
Can’t make either of the above dates? That’s ok !
Our last meeting of the year is June 18th. We will be having a Thank-you cake for all our parents and volunteers. Come join us in our year end celebration. Grade 5 families welcome.
If you are interested in learning more about JMS PAC these positions or any position on the JMS PAC Council please contact current PAC President Crystal at Pacmom@me.com
A Call for Volunteers
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Volunteers are needed for the May dance and the year end BBQ on June 21st. Duties include food distribution, set-up and take-down. Please contact our PAC President Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Thank you for your continued support of our school events.
Message from Jim Cambridge,
After great participation by the community in suggesting potential names for the new secondary school at Royal Bay, we now have a shortlist! This is your chance to vote for your favourite name. Please visit the link below and take a minute to make a selection. This link will be active until May 24.
Superintendent of Schools
We are really excited about our JMS Rock Band's upcoming concert at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex. Come on out to the Rotary Auction and be suitably entertained by our talented students this coming Saturday, May 4th, at 3pm.