FW Johnson Student Announcements


From the VP’s Desk

ATTENDANCE: A reminder regarding parent/guardian phone calls to the office to excuse absences: we can only go back 5 school days to make changes. Phone calls for excusals after 5 days will be noted, but the official attendance data will not be changed.  

When Marked Absent:  Students marked absent from class, but were in attendance - it is the student’s responsibility to speak with that teacher to have attendance updated.  The teacher will then notify the office via email.  This includes when a sub teacher marks a student absent to speak with the teacher of that class.

If you are staying after school to wait for a ride, or waiting for team practice,  you must wait in the homework room (218) only. If you choose not to be in the homework room, you will then need to leave/go home right after school.  Question or concerns - please speak with Mr. Antonini

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Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Period 1:  Monday, January 22; warning bell at 8:55 a.m.; exam time:  9:00 a.m.

Period 2:  Tuesday, January 23; warning bell at 8:55 a.m.; exam time:  9:00 a.m.

Period 3:  Tuesday, January 23; warning bell at 1:10 p.m..; exam time:  1:15 p.m.

Period 4:  Wednesday, January 24; warning bell at 8:55 a.m.; exam time:  9:00 a.m.

Period 5:  Thursday, January 25; warning bell at 8:55 a.m.; exam time:  9:00 a.m.

Please be on time for your exams.

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Library Books and Textbooks

All library books not needed for class are due now.  Any textbook or novel that is needed for class is due the day of finals.  In order to write your final, your textbooks must be turned in.  

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Library  - Quiet Zone

Until the end of finals, the library is a quiet zone and only for studying, completing assignments, or reading.  

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Driver Education

3rd Session Starts:  Tuesday, January 30th

Forms are now available in the office.  Registration deadline is TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

You must be 15 on or before January 30 to be part of the class.  Students who have previously applied and were not in the last sessions, you do not need to apply again, just confirm with Ms Tolver that we do have your form.

SCHEDULED DRIVES:  If you are scheduled to drive, and are sick or cannot make it to your scheduled drive time, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact the instructor.  

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2018 Youth Summit Saturday January 27th at Campbell Collegiate

Hosted by Campbell ‘Me to We”

For students who want to make a positive change …. check this out:

  • Learn about local and global challenges
  • Hone your  leadership and facilitation skills
  • Connect with other passionate student leaders
  • Realize your potential to create a better world

Register online @  https://passion2action.ca/youth-summits/jan-2018-regina/

or email  jonah@jonahtoth.ca


Day of Pink - Feb. 28th

Day of Pink is February 28th, and the focus is on Cyber Bullying. Show your support for anti-bullying by wearing pink on this day. You can order Day of Pink shirts and bracelets through your JAG teacher before Feb. 1 (Here is the order form.)  


T-shirts ($9.50)

Mood Bracelets ($2.75)

Link for resources: https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/resources/ 

Expires: Feb 28



Anyone interested in playing 3-on-3 Unified Basketball this season, please come to an informational session on Thursday January 18 at 12:15 in the gym.  Special Olympics will be there along with some U of R Cougar  and Ram athletes.  Following  introductions, we will get the balls flying, shoot some hoops and do a few basic demonstration drills to warm up. Unified Program Coordinator, Ben Lozinsky, will give a quick rundown of the rules.  We will then have a demonstration pick up game with everyone involved.  We look forward to seeing you there!!!   FYI:  The FWJ Unified Basketball team went to Nationals in Niagara Falls last Spring and came home with the silver medals!!

**If you are not able to attend, but are interested in playing, please see Ms Wharran (Room 112) or Ms Turnbull (Room 101).



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D4 is starting back up on Jan 12 at lunch in room 210 (Ms. Danyluk’s room). Lunch provided. It’s open to people of all backgrounds and faiths who want to have fun, eat food, make friends, and discuss faith ideas and issues.

Expires: Jan. 20


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Players must join REMIND group to get updates


Expires: April 14 / 18

Sr. Boys’ Basketball

The team played a good Greenall squad but was able to come out to an early lead and keep it the entire game.  The entire team started to show off their true potential at various points in the game.  Shout outs to everyone it was truly a team performance with solid defense, rebounding and good passing leading to good shot opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to cheer us on.

Week Schedule: January 22 - 26

Friday - Practice 3:30 - 5:00

Expires: April 14 / 18

Jr. Girls’ Basketball

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Jr. Boys’ Basketball


Jan 15th-3:30-4:30

Jan 17th 3:30-5


Jan 16th @ Laval 6:15-7:15

Jan 18th Home Game Vs Greenall  6:15-7:15


F.W. Johnson GSA:

We will be meeting with Suzy Yim about an exciting video project being created with fYrefly!


Tabletop Games Club

Games are on this Friday! Last game day before the Finals Week, so let’s get some gaming in! Bring your gear, cards, and everything that you need to play! Last week held a Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game that was DOMINATED by Neufeld. If there was any question as to what kind of Star Wars nerd he is, there is no longer any question. Neufeld will accept ALL Star Wars trivia challenges, from staff or students. Bring it on!

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Practice Schedule:

Monday             January 8th After School Front Auditorium

Tuesday            January 9th Lunch Back Auditorium

Wednesday       January 10th CIG workshop with outside coach (will run until 5:30)

Thursday           January 11th Lunch Back Auditorium


Johnson will be performing at the regional improv games on Tuesday February 6th at Leboldus High School

Team members: Arrive by 6:00 pm

Spectators: The show starts at 7:30 pm Tickets are $7 at the door

Note for team members:

Friday is the wild card night where the teams ranked 6-9th compete for a wildcard spot - you should have this off work just in case.

Saturday is the finals - you should have it off just in case.


Mock Trial

Next meeting Friday January 19 at 3:20.  Lawyers bring your witness and vice versa.

Expires: April 14 / 18


All Band and Choir Students:

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

Monday - Choir rehearsal at noon

Tuesday - Band rehearsal at noon

Wednesday - Choir rehearsal at noon

Thursday - Band rehearsal at noon

There will be no rehearsals over the Finals Week, but please continue working on your pieces as you have the time. We will be going into our festival prep after the break.

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Royal Canadian Navy

Open House/Career Fair:  

Saturday, January 27; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 100 Navy Way, Regina.

Learn about jobs available and career opportunities with the Naval & Army Reserves

Expires: Jan 28/18

South Country Equipment Ltd Career Spotlight

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018  9:30am – 12:30pm.   

This spotlight will focus on This is a company that offers multiple job opportunities within many sectors.   The students will have an opportunity to spend time with South Country personnel discussing such topics as:

1.      Corporate side – International         2.       Business side – Administration and Sales

3.      Parts                                                4.       IT

5.      AG Mechanics                           6.       Integrated Solutions – marrying the science of farming with the technology of the equipment (Drone work / Imagery, Weather stations, Agronomy)


The presentation will include career opportunities, salary expectations, working conditions and the characteristics they are looking for in a potential candidate.


Students will also tour the facility and familiarize themselves with some of the equipment.  


The school will allow students to attend and the absence will be excused but students are responsible for all material missed in class that day.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact renette.edgar@rdiec.ca or (306) 533-4769


U of S Applications and Scholarship Workshops

University of Saskatchewan will be holding Admissions and Awards workshops at a number of locations throughout the province. One such event will be held in Regina on Saturday, February  3rd.


These workshops are intended for students who would like support with their UofS admission or scholarship applications. If you’d be willing, please let your students know about the event and pass on the Sign-Up link, which also contains more details:




Mason/Brick and Roofing Connections Coming SOON!

·            Masonry/Bricklaying - Career Connections  (1:00pm – 6:00pm)

Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 16, Mar. 23

                     DUE- January 19th


·            Atlas-Apex Roofing  – February 15 (9:00 – 12:30)

                     DUE-  February 7th

Please come to guidance to get more information or to sign up



Last but Not Least:

Do you know about the link between running and Mental Health?

Aerobic exercise, like running, is of benefit to anyone suffering from a mental illness for 4 reasons:

  1. It’s part of a regular fitness routine that is a critical step in ensuring the wellbeing of women and families.
  2. Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise that raises your heart rate for at least 25 minutes can have the same effect on your brain chemistry as antidepressant drugs and structured talk therapy.
  3. Running in groups is a stress reliever because people can share their stories and struggles that they might not tell their friends and families.
  4. PET scans indicate that running can increase the level of serotonin in the brain, which is a key treatment for depression.

1 Dr. Valerie Taylor, Chief of Psychiatry at Women’s College Hospital

From your Run For It /Run to Quit crew


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Prom 2018

The 2018 Senior Prom will be held on Wednesday, May 16 in the auditorium.  Ticket information will be released at the beginning of Semester 2 and ticket sales will begin in February.  Grade 12 students are reminded that they must pay their school fees in order to purchase prom tickets.  As well, prom is open to any Grade 12 student regardless of graduation status.


Expires: May 17


2nd Session Starts:  Monday, December 4, 2017

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LOST and not found      

There is a fair amount of lost items in the office that can be found under the counter

UPDATE:  make sure you come and check for any lost items.  Unclaimed items will be packed up AT THE END OF TODAY.

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No Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the building or on the school property.   


Using electronic cigarettes at school is a direct violation of F.W. Johnson’s smoking policy and the City of Regina Smoking bylaw.

On July 15th, the City of Regina’s new smoking bylaw came into effect. It is illegal to smoke or vape (any type of product) on all city owned property. At Johnson, this includes the walkway paths in and out of the park that is adjacent to the school. For instance, the walkway on the west side of the building connecting to Fleet is a city owned path. It is now illegal to smoke in the pathway. The maximum fine for smoking on city property is $2000.

In short, the only place near the school where students may smoke or vape is on the sidewalk in front of the school (along Fines).

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Parking/Drop Off/Pick Up

Parking:   Students and parents are to park in the Student Lot on the east side.

  • The west lot of the school is designated for STAFF only.
  • There are TWO LARGE SIGNS that indicate the west lot is for the STAFF only.
  • Parking in the Staff lot can result in a ticket and a tow.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Students getting dropped off at school are to be dropped off on the east side/Student Lot and NOT staff parking.  

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Smudging  *NEW* Please share

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