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  1. 2017.11 REQUESTS
    1. JMSS Holiday Concert
    2. Boys Basketball Home Games
      Senior Boys Basketball home games
      Tuesday, Dec 5 vs West Carleton 4 pm
      January, 15 vs St Mark 4 pm
      January 18 vs Merivale 4 pm
      February 8 vs South Carleton 4 pm
    3. Girls Hockey Home Games
      Girl's Varsity hockey home games:
      Thursday 7 Dec 3pm at Walter Baker
      Monday 18 Dec 3pm at Walter Baker
      Wednesday 17 January 3:30 at Walter Baker
      Thursday 1 Feb all day tournament at Walter Baker
      Wednesday 7 Feb 2:30 at Walter Baker
    4. Grads - See Guidance to Apply for Scholarships!
      tell the grads to apply for scholarships etc.
      One of our students just won $35,000 ~ she won the CIBC Full Ride contest and has tuition and books paid for 4 years
    5. Holiday Talent Show
      Please promote the talent show on Dec 19 - Also promote specific events within the talent show.
      • soccer ball dribbling
      • bad holiday sweater contest
      • graduating class vs. teacher karaoke (rebel for kicks)
      could they find the video clip from last years hit act (robot vs. human rubik's cube challenge)
    6. PSSU Annual Craft Fair
      The PSSU Annual craft fair is coming up on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at Berrigan Elementary school, in support of Roger Neilson House.
      The JMSS Jazz band will be there showing their support! Here's the Flyer
    7. Chess and Strategy Club
      Every Wednesday Lunch (11:45 am – 12:30 pm) in Room 346. All are welcome to come by and play a huge variety of games or just work on math and other homework.
    8. Community Service Hours
      Ms. Cose:
      As always ~ a display of the 40 community service hours required to graduate would be wonderful.
    9. Threadworks
      Ms. Faraday: Threadworks please. Do you still have the photos from last year? It's still Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the library.
    10. MultiCultural Club
      Ms. Greenough: Can they help with a display for Multicultural Club?
    11. Look around the school - if you see a sign posted to a door or window, take a picture of it with your phone!
    12. Check - short notice announcements are no good, but sometimes there are items that give you ideas for promotions that would work in the long term.

  2. 2017.02 REQUESTS
    1. The Photography Club
    2. Year End Concert May 10th, 7pm in the LDH Auditorium
      (see sign in Handouts folder)
      1. $5 Adults; Students & children free
      2. Concert Band, Jazz Band and Combo Bands
    3. Pops Concert June 7th 5:30pm (see sign in Handouts folder)
      1. Free Admission
      2. Concert Band, Jazz Band, Combo Bands

  3. 2016.10 REQUESTS
    1. the Art Club

      Meets each Wednesday after school
    2. Volunteer Hours
      Remind Students that they require 40 Volunteer Hours to Graduate - who should they report to?
    3. John's Journal
      Staff of John's Journal meet every Thursday at lunch in room 317
    4. ThreadWorks
      Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 in the Library
    5. No Food
      Remind students that food is NOT allowed in Student Services - it is a place for study
    6. Food Drive
      The Annual Food Drive for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard begins on October 11th and continues until November 4th. Items will be collected and the class competition will be held for the period 4 class (on a Day 1). Items will be collected each Friday morning. There are prizes for First place and Second place overall, as well as weekly prizes and special item draws. Most needed items include juice, healthy snacks for kids, crackers, cereal, personal items like toothbrushes and paste, shampoo, soap, toilet paper. Check expiry dates; expired items will not be included in class totals.
    7. Take Our Kids to Work Day
      Is happening on November 11th
  4. 2015 REQUESTS
    1. Programming Competition Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Friday October 16th from 3:30-6:30 - Contact Ms. Shaw if you are interested.
    2. Food Drive is coming: Once again, Student Action Group is organizing our annual Food Drive to help the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. It will run for 4 weeks from the upcoming Tuesday, October 13th, to Friday November 6th.
      We will be collecting items every Friday during your 3rd period class (that's period 3 on a Day 1). More details will follow at the staff meeting on Friday. (Student Action Group)
    3. JMSS Library is now on Twitter. Our handle is JMSSreads. We'd love some promos on McNews.
    4. Guidance is on Twitter. We have a twitter account that has a lot of information on it about scholarships, universities, colleges and volunteer positions. @JohnMcCraeSS
    5. Student Vote is coming up next Friday for grade 10 students. It is in the caf, 2nd period on October 16. All grade 10 teachers in period B will hopefully take the students down to practice their vote. (E Coolen)
    6. Canadian Forces ~ www.forces.caWant a Paid Education? EARLY CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE~REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PLAN SCHOLARSHIP on or presentation lunch on Oct 27
    7. Volunteer Hours ~ students need 40 volunteer hours to graduate. Guidance has a board with choices and web sites to search
    8. Multicultural Club. We meet at lunch every Wednesday in room 330
    9. Haunted House. October 30th
    • Operation: Conservation
      • OCDSB Plant initiative to promote energy and waste conservation in the OCDSB Schools
      • Info Screens are being installed in all schools - videos are needed to run occasionally
    • The AUP
      1. Student Privacy - The "Safety Manual"
    • McRead
    • Take Our Kids to Work Day (Ms. Bellamy)
      • All Grade 9 Students
      • November 6th 2013
      • Consent form is due by October 18th
    • Food Drive 2013 (Mr. Linden)
      • School Goal 7500 items
      • Period 2 Competition
      • Oct 15 – Nov 8
      • Benefits Barrhaven Food Cupboard (150 families)
      • Class pick-up every Friday
      • Canned food items
      • All the food is going to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard
      • Prizes for the class that brings in the most canned goods
    • New Hockey Shooting Cage (Mr. Burns)
      • Requested as a VIDEO promotion
      • See Mr. Burns for details
    • Philosophy Club (Ms. Faraday)
      • What is the Meaning of Life? IS there a Meaning of Life? How close to reality is my perception? What is the world REALLY like? What is it like to be a dog? Do these questions intrigue you? Come to
        • Philosophy Club
        • Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 room 302 All grades welcome.
    • Haunted House (Mr Box)
      • October 31st


  • OSCARS- in school
    • Need to project live feeds from 2 cameras and one computer onto a rear screen
    • Audio is handled by the AV crew
    • 6-person crew
      • Program or Video Director
      • Video Switcher
      • 2x Cameramen
      • 2x Spotlight Operators
  • SCHOOL MUSICAL- after school
    • Need to mix and record live feeds from 2 cameras to


  • "Making Of" production showing the behind the scenes work of
    • The Oscars
    • The Musical
    • Morning Announcements


  • Safety Videos
  • Tech Demos
    • Microphone Comparison - Lav vs handheld vs shotgun