Many great things are happening at John Ware Junior High School this month. From charity events to enthralling projects and field trips, it is an exciting time to be a JW student. We are at the tail end of the Frosty Bites fundraiser, a part of the grade 9 legacy initiative, a campaign which has already raised over $1500 for the homeless of Calgary. This is only one of several holiday charity initiatives taking place over the next month, as candy grams will be sold to students in support of Free the Children and a student-teacher hockey game and puck toss will be held in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Grade 9 students have begun their high school selection process, with many students electing to apply for the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. In addition to this, many of said grade 9 students will be participating in the sailing club, in anticipation of a field trip to Victoria, B.C. in May.
Amidst all of these charity activities and clubs has been the wildly successful John Ware athletics program. So far this year, our intermediate boys’ cross-country running team won their division, and the junior girls and both senior volleyball teams took first place in their respective divisions, with the junior boys coming in second. This week sees the start of basketball season, commemorated by the annual Longhorns Tip-Off Tourney. These are just a select few of the wide array of fantastic activities occurring at John Ware this December, a truly great time to be a Longhorn.
Submitted by Hayden King