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St Joan of Arc Catholic High School offers a robust and comprehensive selection of courses and co-curricular opportunities that appeal to everyone's aptitudes and interests. We pride ourselves on our school's family atmosphere, student supports, inclusive & integrated classes, and ultimately our students' success.  Rooted in faith, hope and love we celebrate God's gift of each of us to each other, while walking hand in hand together caring, celebrating, helping, doing, learning, becoming, and giving thanks.


                     Parent-Teacher Interview Night
                      Thursday  Oct 23rd    6:00pm-8:30pm
                               
Parents are invited to our Parent Teacher Interview Night on October 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please take the opportunity to come in and meet the teachers.

Parents can book interview times with teachers on the 23rd via https://joa.parentinterview.com. Please read the following  instructions
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Barrie Examiner Article: Congratulations Guys:  Well Done
                       Devin McGuirk of the St. Joan of Arc Knights attempts to shake off Jonathan Attard of the Collingwood Collegiate Fighting Owls during senior boys football action Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Field in Barrie. The Knights won the game, 34-3. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO
Nov. 8, 2011.

That’s the last time that the St. Joan of Arc Knights senior football program lost a game in Simcoe County.

Since then, the Knights have rattled off 23 straight wins, including a pair of Georgian Bay Secondary School Association championship.

Last year was the culmination of the best talent that any school in Simcoe County has seen in a long time, as the Knights won each game by an average of 39 points and finished their year by destroying a historically powerful Toronto program, the Central Tech Blues, to win the Metro Bowl.

This year, St. Joan of Arc lost a number of big names, including the game-breaking duo of quarterback Adam Zussino and receiver Jesse Alves on offence, and Jon Obdam in the secondary on defence.

And as a result, they tried to play down their chances.

“We are very young this year and are our goal is to make it to semifinals and see what happens,” Knights head coach Nick Nicoletta wrote in an e-mail for our pre-season preview back in September. “(There’s a) lot of parity this year, so any school can win the GB championship this year.”

If that was the objective, then mission accomplished, as St. Joan of Arc has already clinched first place and a bye into the final four in November.

But it’s no secret that, inside the locker room, the Knights have had a three-peat on their minds since Day 1.

"It's very important to us," said Knights quarterback Cody Shaw. "Our coaches want it, our team wants it, and we're going to show the league that we can do it."

It’s pretty heady for a football program that only began a dozen years ago, and didn’t win its first GBSSA crown until 2012.

But they’ve taken the program seriously, with as many coaches as you’ll see working with any squad in Simcoe County.

That’s led to specialized development in some areas that other schools, based on numbers, simply don’t get to work on.

Defensive coaches Paul Harrington and Paul Milne (who had coached many of these players previously as the junior squad’s head coach) regularly receive a lot of credit from players and other staff members for their ability to help their athletes improve and their knack of anticipating what the opposing offence will throw at them.

Speaking of game-calling, offensive co-ordinator Chris Forde (who also holds the same title with the Huronia Stallions) has had a history of frustrating opposing defences with some very advanced schemes and has found a way to truly utilize some of his top athletes.

The coaching staff has played a big part in being able to handle the turnover from 2013 to 2014, and deserve a lot of credit for doing so.

"They know their stuff, they know their techniques, and they're great at calling the game from both sides of the ball," Shaw said. "It helps us perform at our max, and that's what happens when you have good coaching.

"They help us learn to play the right way."

Still, there were some other teams building up their programs that were considered very worthy challengers coming into this season.

Thursday’s game between the Knights and the Collingwood Fighting Owls, the early favourite to challenge the defending champs, was the game circled on the calendars of both teams – and many who follow high-school football within Simcoe County – as the premier contest of the regular season.

Despite missing a number of regulars, the Knights blew away Collingwood 34-3 and were the far superior team in every facet of the game.

"We moved the ball offensively, got the stops on defence, and our special teams were phenomenal," Shaw said.

Thus far, it has been the Innisdale Invaders, a squad chock full of natural skill and ability, that has played the closest contest with the Knights this year, as St. Joan of Arc pulled out a 15-5 win in blustery conditions a couple of weeks ago.

And since Thursday’s victory gave the Knights top spot, they shouldn’t have to face Innisdale or Collingwood again until the finals, where yet another championship will be on their mind.

"The goal is to win football games and it still is," Shaw said. "We're just going to keep winning, and that's our goal."

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                        Friday Oct 17th & 24th Spirit Days

                            
To support our environmental initiative to reduce plastic waste JOA has stopped the sale of disposable plastic water bottles. In their place we have installed three filterd water dispensers in the school. Students are encouraged to use reusable water bottles that they can fill at the water stations. To support this initiative JOA has branded and is selling its polycarbonate stylistic Knight's water bottle for $7.00.  To promote their sale we have scheduled two spirit days: October 17th and 24th. On these spirit days students can substitute a JOA team jersey or JOA spirit wear for their uniform top only.  A $2.00 donation is required to participate in each of the spirit days or a JOA Knight's Water Bottle.  That is a great deal.  A $7.00 water bottle gets you two free spirit days and you also effectively get the water bottle for $3.00.
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                       Parents: Important Health Updates                      
   
           Enterovirus D68 Respiratory Infections
                                
Letter To Parents

    
FREE DENTAL SCREENING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
               
Preventive Services Are The Way To Go


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Parents/Guardians of Grd 11 & 12 Students planning to attend university after graduation are invited to a parent information/workshop night at JOA on November 12th at 6:30pm.
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                              Honour Roll Assemblies
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                    Last Year's Grd 9s:    Nov 18,  9:15 am
                    Last Year's Grd 10s:  Nov 19,  9:15 am
                    Last Year's Grd 11s:  Nov 20,  9:15 am 


                     
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Hockey Canada Skills Academy


JOA is excited to introduce our new two credit academic program in association with Hockey Canada. Grade 9 and 10 students will have an opportunity to apply for this two credit experience which includes both on-ice and in class curriculum components. While no previous hockey experience is required for this program students will be expected to have full hockey equipment. This program does come with a fee structure. Please contact the school for further information.

               
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Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_valentinesday.html#W7bpIUhVhdk5VlyF.99        Sr Knights Hockey  Capture Their 5th           Consecutive Monsignor Clair Cup                   boys                Congratulations Sr Knights Football Team             Knights : OFSAA Provincial Champions          

 
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JOA Catholic School Community  Council Mtg

                  Dates: Oct 21st    Nov 17th    Dec 9th 
                               Feb 9th     Apr 20th    May 25th 
                              Jun: Tentative.
                               645 pm JOA Library
                 
Parents interested in participating on JOA's School Community Council are invited to our first meeting of the year. Your help, support, input, and guidance are always welcome, needed and appreciated. We hope to see you on the 22nd.
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Through the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board’s - Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), parents work together with schools, families and the board to develop strategies for enhancing parent participation in their children’s education. There are positions available on this committee for the 2014-2015 school year and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) is inviting current SMCDSB School Council members to apply by the October 15, 2014 deadline.  Parents selected to sit on the committee serve a one or two year term. For detailed information on the SMCDSB PIC, please review the SMCDSB PIC By-Laws.
                            Available CPIC Positions
                            CPIC Application Form
                            CPIC Bylaws

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*Attention Parents*
Student Accident Insurance:
Comprehensive and reasonably priced.
Please note that the school board's liability insurance coverage is not extended to students for any injuries sustained on board premises, or while participating in board-sponsored events.  There is no obligation for parents/guardians to purchase the insurance, however, the benefits of this coverage is an excellent reason for families to consider purchasing Student Accident Insurance, especially for families who otherwise do not have benefits through their employment.   This insurance coverage is ideal for those students involved in sports, co-op education, shop, etc.

Families wishing to purchase Student Accident Insurance may do so on-line at www.insuremykids.com with payment by credit card.

                    

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