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Welcome to Grade 9 at JAWS

Our school is a Leed Standard facility, with green, efficient lighting, heating, and air conditioning systems and filtered water filling stations throughout the building.  Attached to the Bold Center, our students have access to everything the modern facility has to offer, including the skating rinks, running track, curling rink, as well as fieldhouse two during the school day.  LLB County and Northern Lights officials have been collaborating on the development of outdoor sports fields, track & field facilities, and the future expansion of other outdoor spaces, making our campus become an even greater hub of community activity.  We boast a multipurpose music room, multimedia production lab, cosmetology suite, art studio, and stage-ready theatre for drama.  Our CTS facilities include a fully-equipped commercial kitchen as well as an advanced industrial arts complex, with access to construction, welding, 3D printing, plasma cutting, and more!  We have a state-of-the-art science lab as well as flexible seating classrooms and break-out spaces to support every type of learner.  We now even operate a Hockey Skills Academy with on and off ice training regiments.  What does your child want to check out first?

Student Support Services

Our Student Support Team (SST) offers many resources to support your child’s academic, physical, and social development as they enter high school and prepare for post-secondary opportunities.  We have 2 Student Advocacy Counselors, 1 Academic / Career Counselor, 1 FNMI Graduation Coach, several Educational Assistants and our Inclusive Education Coordinator.  Set up a meeting today to discuss what your child might need to help make this transition a success!

Transitions Visits

Members of our Student Services Team visit our feeder schools, online, throughout your child’s  Grade 8 year.  Our FNMI Graduation Coach conducts monthly virtual visits to with our feeder schools. starting in September. a year prior to entry. Students have been given virtual tours, met staff and been able to ask questions about what to expect at JAWS.

Grade 9s will typically operate on a four day rotation with a schedule that includes:

  • Math 9 every day for 2 quarters or half the year
  • Language Arts 9 for 2 quarters or half the year.
  • Physical Education 9 every second day
  • Social Studies 9 every day for 2 quarters
  • Science 9 every day for 2 quarters

Rotating through ‘exploratories’ - trying out high-school courses.  You will try 4 different exploratories throughout the year, each afternoon

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