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Astral Drive Junior High

238 Astral Dr, Dartmouth, NS

(902) 462-8700

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Tuesday February 25th Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 – Week #2 Cycle Day G

FEBRUARY – AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH
February is the month we celebrate African Heritage Month - The 2020 African Heritage Month theme, The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family and Community, recognizes the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community.
These ties are the bedrock for the African Nova Scotian community which helped them support and stay connected to each other.
The theme aligns with the “Recognition” pillar of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (DPAD). We must recognize the important contributions of people of African descent, while also acknowledging the long-standing prejudices and unfair treatment endured for generations.

IMPORTANT DATES
February 27th   O2 Presentation – Room 111 – 9:30am – Grade 9 Students who sign-up
February 27th   *Pre-IB Presentation at CHDHS – Please read below
February 28th    Grade 10 Course Confirmation Forms Due Back

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

*GRADE 9 PRE-IB PROGRAM AT CHDHS

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 6:15pm our grade 9 Pre-IB parent/guardian information session will be held for all families interested in enrolling their students in the International Baccalaureate program at CHDHS for the fall semester of 2020.

When: Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Where: Cole Harbour District High School
Location: Cafetorium (main floor)
What time: 6:15 - 7:15 pm

At this meeting we will discuss what this opportunity means for your student in terms of their high school experience, admissions into competitive post-secondary programs, scholarships, university credit (including what schools offer the entire first year of university as credit through IB) and much more.

Special guest at this meeting will be Yolana Wassersug a representative from King’s University. Thank you for your time, I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss this opportunity further.

COLE HARBOUR PLACE

Cole Harbour Place is offering a scholarship program for girls ages 13 -18.  The program will include a week of fitness training over March break.  They are accepting 12 girls for this program.  A flyer with all the details for the application is in the office.

SKI TEAM

Ski Team Results:

The ADJH Ski team participated in two race days at Ski Wentworth on February 11 and February 18.

Jack Jurcina came first in his division in both races, with a combined time of 74.19 seconds on February 11, and 66.77 seconds on February 18.

Taylor Jurcina came third in her division on February 18, with a combined time of 71.85 seconds.

Kale Hickman came fifth in his division on February 11, with a combined time of 98.54 seconds.

A big congratulations to all of our skiers!

LEADERSHIP - Spirit Week will be happening this week:

Monday February 24th
Hat Day

Tuesday February 25th
Black & Gold Day

Wednesday February 26th
Dress like a Golfer

Thursday February 27th
Tacky Tourist Day

Friday February 28th
Jersey Day

WATER
We have two water coolers in the school. Protocols for water testing have recently changed. They have limited the acceptable results to those done in the warmer months. Until we can have an updated test completed we will be using the coolers. Please bring your own cups or bottles to fill. And please only USE a cup or bottle.

AFTER SCHOOL BUS DUTY
Ms. Mullins & Mr. Phee

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