January 13, 2017

This Week At QJS                  

Responsibility, Respect, Cooperation, Kindness

French Lunch


Yesterday, Mrs. Novak’s and Mr. Trueman’s French 8 classes prepared a French lunch. This was an opportunity for the students to practice their French in an actual setting.  The students invited our School District’s French Language co-ordinators, Suzie Gagnon and Kevin Sturt as well as our Director of Education, Sue MacDonald.

Assessment/Exam Days - Reminder

Study Tips - ASAP Science

Earlier today we posted a link on our webpage from ASAP Science which shares the 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips. Please take a moment to share with your son/daughter.  Students who are successful on exams do so because of the processes they follow, not because of intelligence or luck. Sometimes the study strategies that students are using are not helping them be successful on exams, or in their learning.  Please watch the video and discuss what is going well and what could be improved as far as practice goes when preparing for exams.

ASAP Science - The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips (via YouTube)


Cafeteria Closed - Friday, February 3rd

Our cafeteria will be closed on Friday, February 3rd.  Please have your child bring a lunch to school on that day.

Semester 2

Semester 2 begins on Tuesday, January 31st.  Students will need new supplies such as paper, binders, gym strip (if they didn’t have gym First Semester), and possibly pens and pencils.  

Student Absences

Just a reminder to email, or call the office if your child is going to be absent or late.  Our phone number is 250-992-2131. Thanks!

Band Concerts

The QJS Band spent three days this week visiting elementary schools around our district.  Feedback from students was extremely positive!


This weekend our Girls Curling Team is hosting Fraser Lake at the Quesnel Curling Club.  Their first game is at 7 pm this evening.  Our Grade 9 Boys Basketball Team is playing an exhibition game vs the Correlieu Grade 10 Girls at Correlieu.  Also, our Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team is at a tournament in Vanderhoof.  Good luck to all of our athletes!


Jan 25 & 26 - Semester 1 Exams/Final Assessments

Jan 27 - Make Up Day (no school except for those students who have been contacted)

Jan 30 - NI Day (no school)

Jan 31 - Semester 2 begins

Feb 10 - Pro-D Day (no school)

Feb 13 - Family Day (no school)