Welcome back to another exciting school year. The WJH staff is looking forward to a new year, full of learning and fun. I hope you had a very relaxing summer and were able to spend time with friends and family enjoyinga well-deserved rest. Our extra-curricular program is off and running with volleyball, cross country, golf, jazz band and tour band going. For students interested in joining any of our extra-curricular activities, please ensure they are listening to announcements for sign up times and for more information. Also, for parents who are wanting to find out what is going on at the school, our announcements are posted everyday on our website. The announcements contain many informational items that may be of interest. Our website can be accessed at We also have a twitter account, follow us @WeyburnJrHigh.

There has been a change in the marking system for this school year. An email went out with more information, but to summarize the changes, an M is now Mastered and an A is now Attained. Both M and A will be green and mean that a student is working at grade level. We are also implementing a new report card system. We are continuing to work out the glitches, so if there is nothing showing up in HomeLogic for you, please give the school a call so we can ensure that the system is set up properly to allow parents to see marks. If you do not have a HomeLogic password, I would encourage you to go to the division homepage, click on parents and follow the link to set up an account. This will allow you to see how well your son or daughter is doing in school. Finally, we have implemented a new tracking system called Review 360, which is being used by staff to track student behaviours. We want our students to be as successful as they can be and ensuring appropriate behaviour at school is critical to ensuring success in academics.

We are excited about this school year and look forward to working with all students and parents. If you have any comments, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact any staff member at WJH as we all work together for success and achievement for all of our students.


WJH has a number of students who have severe allergies to a variety of items. The school asks that parents be aware of these potentially life threatening allergies and refrain from sending any food to school that may contain the following: nuts, shellfish. Due to the nature and severity of some allergies, we strive at WJH to make the school a safe

environment for all students, and thank all parents in advance for being mindful of all of our students in the lunches and snacks you send with your child(ren) to school.

Mr. Fowler


The canteen is up and running!


WJH is now on Twitter! Follow us to get updates on happenings at school. @WeyburnJrHigh

Music News

New things this year! The first new thing is that Mrs. Cameron is very excited to beback teaching Band at WJHS after 13 years at WCS! She is split by both schools!

The second new thing is that all Band students have a new band uniform this year!No more sweaters! Mrs. Cameron will be ordering the t-shirts that you purchased on the first day of school for $10 and if you missed buying one, they will be available for purchase at a later date!

The third new thing is that Jazz Band will run Tues. and Thurs. at noon this year until Christmas. After Christmas, Jazz Band will still run on Tuesday at noon and the WJHS Tour Band will run Thursday at noon. The Tour Band willreplace the old Honour Band and anyone in grade 8 or 9 will have the option of joining and coming on the Spring Music Tour to Moose Jaw/Swift Current!!!

Mrs. Cameron is also doing the WJHS Choir this year and it will run Thursdays after school from 3:30-4:30. It is open to all guys and girls in grades 7, 8 and 9. This group will alsogo on the Spring Music Tour along with the WJHS Tour Band and the Jazz Band!



Luke Arndt, Braden Birnie, Kyler Douglas, and Nolan Ling traveled to Rocanville on Sept 26th to represent WJH at golf districts. While none of the boys had a strong day WJH still finished 4th out of 10 teams.

Cross Country

Grade nines went to districts in Carnduff on September 24 and the grade seven and eight students went to districts in Weyburnon October 1.


‘A’ Boys Volleyball – Practices are:

Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30

Thursdays – 3:30 – 5:00

Tournaments are:

October 3-4: Yorkton

October 17 – 18: Home/Yellow Grass

October 24 – 25: Estevan

October 31/Nov 1 – Swift Current


Calling all girls!!!

Want to have some fun?

Learn more about yourself?

Create some new friendships?

More information will be

coming out later.

Listen to announcements.


Ukulele club has begun at WJH. Beginners are welcome and the school has just purchased a few new ukuleles for the Club. We have excellentinstructors and accomplished musiciansin Emma Von Hagen, Kate Gibbs, and Kelly Kwochka. Mrs. Whitrow makesthe publicity postersand hopes one day to master the French version of "Stand By Me" ("Reste Avec Moi")on the ukulele. We will meet every second day 6 at noon.


Hey there!

The MALT team hereby presents to you, the newsletter of October!!!!

Last month we all re-united as a glorious Weyburn Junior High student body. We had a rockin` time at Skittles Day, M&M day for grade eights, and starburst day for the grade nines. We all smiled sooo pretty and dressed our best for picture day! We also had our first pancake breakfast, and let me just say they were DELICIOUS!!!!! Some of our very own MALT members went to SSLC in Nipawin for 3 days in September. Everyone had fun cheering on the A girls volleyball team on the 19th and 20th and our grade 9 cross country students had districts on the 24th and golf on the 26th. I hope everyone donated a toonie for Terry and had fun on the Terry Fox run/walk keeping his memory alive.

This month we are having our FIRST DANCE of the school year!!!!! I also hope that everyone is looking forward to Halloween this year! That’s all for now, have a great month.

Brought to you by: Breane and Jillian


Welcome back to another year at WJH! The members of the School Community Council are excited to work with each of you to help our students have another great year.

Currently our School Community Council meets once a month. Our next meeting, which is our Annual General Meeting, is on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the WJH library.

Please come out to the AGM and find out what our School Community Council is all about! We would love some new members to attend. This is not a big commitment – only about an hour, once a month. By being part of the school’s SCC, you can have a definite impact on your child’s learning and experiences at Weyburn Junior High.

Hope to see you there!


“Supporting and Celebrating Success”

Monday, Oct. 20 – Library Contest continues

Tuesday, Oct. 21 – Muffin Morning 7:30-8:30 AM

All Families are Welcome

Donations going to Communithon

Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Black and Gold Spirit Day

Thursday, Oct. 23 – School Dance – 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 24 – Communithon Performances & Library Contest Winners Announced


If anyone has any excess garden produce that they would like to donate, like tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, beets, etc. please bring to school or contact Mrs. Larson and she will pick it up. Thanks!!


The Art Room is requesting hard cover books of various sizes for a project. You can drop them off at the office or send them to art class with your student.


Are you looking for an inexpensive desktop computer to own at home for your child(ren) to learn and work on? If so, your child(ren)’s school and South East Cornerstone Public School Division may be able to help you out.

Every year South East Cornerstone Public School Division replaces technology throughout the division, including roughly 1,000 computing devices. When a computer reaches four to five years of service, the warranties expire and we typically replace the equipment. When this occurs, we look to recycle the equipment and bring in fresh technology in your son’s or daughter’s classroom.

However, just because the computers have reached the end of their warranty does not mean they are at the end of their life. Many, if not all, of these computers still have plenty of life left in them and can still be used and operated. So instead of sending these computers for recycling, we first look to give them back to students and families at local schools.

This means you will have the opportunity to apply to your school to receive a free-of-charge desktop computer tower and monitor. These four-year-old Dell desktop towers come equipped with Windows XP, Open Office suite and an anti-virus suite.

So how can you receive one of these computers? The principal of your school (Mr. Fowler) will have a form you can fill in to apply for a free desktop computer. The form is also available for download on our website at Once the principal has approved your request, you will be informed as to when and where you can pick up your computer.

Our intent in this process is to get adequate technology into the hands of students who might otherwise not have the opportunity to own a computer of their own. If you are interested in receiving one of these computers, we would encourage you to pick up an application form at your child(ren)’s school, fill it out and submit it to the principal. Within a short while you should be informed if your family will be receiving one of these computers.



In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, our school has decided to participate in the FCC Drive Away Hunger program by collecting donations of food for people who are hungry in our area.

By participating in this program, FCC will include our school in a draw for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the school.

We would like you to send a food item to school with your child during the week of October 14 - 16 to support this program. FCC will be picking up our collection on October 16, 2014.

For more information on FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit

Below is a list of most needed food items according to Food Banks Canada:

·  Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces

·  Canned meats and fish

·  Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted packaged nuts)

·  Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)

·  Dairy (canned and powdered milk)

·  Canned vegetables and fruit

·  Whole grain cereals

·  Infant foods and baby formula

·  Rice

·  Flour

Thank you for your support.
Working together, we can drive away hunger!

What is KidSport™?

KidSport™ is a Children's (youth up to age 18) Charity dedicated to assisting children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs. The KidSport™ goal is to provide these children with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of teamwork, dedication and responsibility through participation in sport.

The mission of KidSport™ Saskatchewan is:

“That no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport”.

In Saskatchewan, volunteer local KidSport™ committees administer the program, develop fundraising initiatives, and adjudicate all funding requests. All money raised in a community stays in that community.

  • Each child/student if they qualify for KidSport funding can receive up to $750.00 per calendar year.

If additional funds are needed for registration, parents/guardians can access Canadian Tire’s Jump Start program to pay for the balance of registration, equipment and transportation up to an additional $300.00. To be eligible for Canadian Tire Jump Start, children must be between 4 to 18 years of age.

Creative Kids

“Creative Kids” is a program that helps reduce financial barriers for Saskatchewan kids age 19 and younger who want to participate in artistic or cultural activities. Applicants are eligible for up to $750.00 per calendar year. For more information, visit the “Creative Kids” website or call 306-780-9469. Contact your school office for an information and application brochure. This is an exciting note for Weyburn and area children who are in dance classes and have financial barriers!

  • KidSport Application Forms are available at your school, church, Social Services, The Family Place, and The Weyburn Youth Center or online at:
  • Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Applications Forms are available at Canadian Tire, The Salvation Army, The Family Place, Social Services and Big Brother Big Sister Organization
  • Creative Kids Application Forms are available at

In order to access KidSport, Canadian Tire’s Jump Start or Creative Kids an application form will need to be filled out by the parent/guardian and endorsed by one of the following:

§  school teacher, principal, community school worker;

§  a professional in health / social work /family services;