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Astral Drive Junior High

238 Astral Dr, Dartmouth, NS

(902) 462-8700

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Daily Announcements

Tuesday December 11th Announcements

December 17th      MADD Canada Presentation 1:00pm
December 21st      Last Day before Christmas Break
January 3rd           School Re-opens

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

The canteen will be having their annual Christmas dinner on Friday, December 14th.  Dinner includes:  turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy.  Cost of the dinner is $6.50!  Tickets are on sale now at the canteen!

GSA will be having a bake sale this Thursday at noon.

No Jazz band after school today!

Reminder that the Community Outreach group will be selling cookies at lunch that you can decorate with icing. The cookies will be sold in room 174, next to the lunch room.   Cost of each cookie is $1!

Thank you to all girls who tried out for the basketball team. 
Please check the list posted on the gym bulletin board to see if you made the team!
Teams’ first practice is this Friday, December 14th at 4:00pm!

Girl's group members are reminded of our Christmas party this Friday at lunch in Guidance.  Please make sure that you have your Secret Santa gift!

There is wrestling practice Thursday this week from 2:30-4:15pm. All wrestlers are expected to attend.

Reminder to all Free The Children members your carolling permission forms are due back this Friday December 14th.

Boys’ basketball tryouts today - Tuesday 4:15pm. All interested boys are asked to attend.

Good Morning Astral Drive! This is the final week for our ADJH Raffle Fundraiser, with the winner to be announced on Friday. Please remember to bring in ALL sold or unsold tickets this week.  Mr Carew will be set up to collect tickets and money today - Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  We have currently collected over $6000, and are hoping to break $8000 before Friday, so if you haven't returned your tickets or money please do so as soon as possible.  706 is leading the way for the class pizza party, and the lunch draw winner for last week is Hannah Barrie.  Hannah should see Mr. Carew today to collect her prize!

The weather this time of year is unpredictable.  We have days that look like they are going to be warm, but turn out to be cool or damp.  We encourage students to be prepared for the colder weather because they will be outside unless the temperature drops well below freezing!  When you take your lunch out of your locker, please take your jacket at that time as well! 


The Guidance outer-office is open from Tuesdays to Thursdays at lunch.  20 people maximum.  Please bring your lunch as it is first come, first serve!
• Tuesdays - Wii day where we will play games on the Wii.
• Wednesdays - Board Game day
• Thursdays are Movie day

Students are reminded to put their garbage in the garbage containers out and around the school grounds!  Please do not drop it on the ground!  Thank you!

Reminder to students that cellphones/headphones and/or earbuds are not to be used during the school day except at break and lunch times.  If a staff member sees these items being used at inappropriate times, they will be taken and sent to the office.

ADJH is participating in Jessie Tree again this year. This will be the schools 27th year supporting local families this holiday season. All homerooms have been given a jar and are asked to collect money to purchase gifts and food for 18 families. Thank you for helping make these holiday wishes and needs come true!

Students are asked to please check the Lost & Found (items in two containers by the main doors on the Astral side of the building).  Please take any items that belong to you!  Any items not taken will be donated at the end of the month.

Madame Arseneau & Ms. Joyce

Reminder – Courtesy Bus is only available to those students whose parents registered with Stock Transportation over the summer.  The bus driver will have a list of students who are permitted to take the bus (if registered).


Join us on Friday, March 8, 2019, for the 2019 Girls Conference!
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open!
The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice is pleased to announce that the eighth annual Girls Conference will be held on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, at Mount Saint Vincent University.
This year’s conference title is “GIRL emPOWERment”!
** Please share this information with students, teachers, school counsellors, principals, RCH Coordinators, and School Advisory Councils at your school.
Girls Conference Mission: To help this generation of Nova Scotian girls (ages 11 years and up) develop, appreciate and celebrate their own abilities and talents and those of other girls and women, to help them to empower themselves, build confidence, and be a positive influence in their communities.
Workshop Sessions We will have over 40 workshop presenters offering a wide array of important topics and expertise. Topics include self-esteem, body image, athletics/sports, mental health, career exploration, inspiring girls who share their stories and talents, Mi’kmaq history, social media and many more.
Registration: To register please visit:
Conference time: 9:00 am to 4:00pm (Doors open at 8:00 am)
Where: Rosaria Student Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University
Cost: $35.00 per delegate (includes buffet lunch, refreshments & confidence bags)
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