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School Is In!   It promises to be an exciting year on our journey of faith and learning.  We're off to a great start!

School Is In! It promises to be an exciting year on our journey of faith and learning. We're off to a great start!



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Welcome Back Picnic!

Our school council hosted a welcome back to school family picnic.  It was wonderful to see all our students and families once again. The weather was beautiful and the Fat Franks food truck provided tasty food while everyone reconnected and new families…

Essay Contest Winners!

J.J. Nearing is proud of our grade 5 essay contest winners. The topic of the essay was "Proud to be Canadian"  sponsored by our MLA,, Brent Rathgeber. Mr. Rathgeber presented awards to select students for their patriotic writing.

Grade Sixes Give Cheque to Sign of Hope Foundation

Our students were very interested in hearing from the Sign of Hope Executive Director when she explained to them how the money they raised from the Wake-a-thon was used.  LaSale Shelter is a place for mothers and their children to stay when they need…

Grade 6B Farewell Food Bank Donation

6B decided they would like to finish off the year with one final service project.  They collected food for the food bank because last year the food bank was very low during the summer months.  Thank you for your generosity, grade sixes!

Sparks Exploratorium! & Fun in the Sun Day!

We had an exciting day at J.J. Nearing!  Our grade 5 and 6 students spent the afternoon exploring their Sparks by signing up for a variety of cool sessions.  There were sessions on African Drumming, Cooking, Glass Art, and Trick Skipping. The students…

10,9,8,7,6,...LIFT OFF!

Mr. Kelly's Rocket Club members held their Launch Day on Monday.  Just about the whole school gathered to sit on the hill and help with the countdowns. We watched with baited breath to see if the rockets would blast off into the clear blue sky or if…

Respect For our Youth and Elders

We were very pleased to welcome Staff Sgt. Brent Mundle and Constable Steve Giavedoni to read 'Wilfred Gordon MCDonnald Partridge' to Mrs. Langevin's grade four/ five class. They were here to help raise awareness about how respect and caring for older…

Internet Safety and Privacy Presentation

Parents were very engaged in this presentation hosted by our School Council.  The speaker was very knowledgeable and gave parents a lot to think about. Here are some points we took from her presentation: Watch 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' on Netflix.Duck…

Thank you to our parents!

Part of our success here at J. J. Nearing is having strong parent partnerships.  We have parents who volunteer in our classes to help students with reading , parents who supervise on field trips, parents who share their talents with our students in…

Genius Hour!

Several of our division two classes are taking part in Genius Hour and simply loving the opportunity to explore their 'Sparks'.  Students choose an area of interest and are given time each Friday to work on their project.  At the end of the unit, students…

Tennis Anyone?

Each of our classes were given a tennis clinic by Bonnie Childs and Mollie Banks from the St. Albert Tennis Club.  This clinic and introduction to tennis fit in very well with the physed curriculum's focus on Fitness for Life. 

Terrific Triathlon Athletes!

Our grade 4, 5 and 6 students had an amazing day running, biking and swimming at our J.J.N Triathlon which was organized by Mrs. Dorothy Werner. The weather was perfect and the students had a great opportunity to gather together and engage in a fun physical…

It's 1905 at J.J.N.!

Today the grade 4's re-enacted a day in the life of a school child in 1905. 1905 is significant because it is when Alberta went from a territory to a province, as they have studied in their social studies program.       

JJN has a Terrific Playground!

Our students are really taking advantage of the warm weather to fill our huge playground with every type of play.  Today at lunch you could see games of mini sticks, soccer, Frisbee, basketball, football and baseball all going on in various corners…

Retro Bill - Character Counts -Follow Your Conscience!

Retro Bill has put fun into safety, self-esteem and character counts education.  We were very fortunate to have had this highly engaging, inspiring and humorous entertainer sponsored by the Dare program for JJN students.  He spoke to the students about…

Supportive Peers Win Award!

Our grade five classes were recognized with a giant cake from the Edmonton Autism Society for their terrific support of a fellow classmate with autism. Eight compassionate students in particular were given an award for their special efforts of including…

Pedestrian Safety Talk at JJN

Cpl. Laurel Kading from the St. Albert RCMP, along with the Alberta Motor Association, did a presentation at J.J. Nearing School on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to teach students from Kindergarten to grade 5 how to cross the street safely.  The AMA showed…

Run Wild!!

As part of J.J.N.'s Fitness for Fun focus, our students participated in the Run Wild Marathon on Sunday, May 4th. Mrs. Tamano and Mrs. Dodsworth were very proud of all our students who participated in both the 5K and the Marafun events. Way to go!!

Congratulations to the Giordano family!

Congratulations to Jennifer and Davey Giordano who were awarded the Family and Community Service Award by the City of St. Albert for their work in making Halle's Playground wish a reality!

J.J. Nearing Spring Concert

Congratulations to our JJN Jr. and Sr. choirs and the grades 2,4 & 5 students for such a wonderful performance!

Famous Author Visits JJN!

We were very excited to have such a talented author come and speak to our students.  Eric Walters has written 92 novels!  Eric’s novels have won more than 100 awards including eleven separate children’s choice awards.  He is the only three time…

Blessings at Easter

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” -- Martin Luther

Springing into Term 3!

Everyone is feeling uplifted and blessed to see the warm weather arrive! Our students are well settled into their new units and we are really impressed with the progress so many have made since the beginning of the year. Dedication and hard work are…

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our J.J. Nearing families! We hope you had a restful and relaxing break. The 2014-2015 registration packages went home with your child in March. If you have not already done so, please complete the packages and return them to school…

Check out our creative students!

Take a "JJN Art Walk" with us! click on the Students page and choose JJN Art Walk to browse the incredible artwork that our talented students have created. Find them under STUDENTS on the menu bar.  Double click photos for a better look!

2014-2015 Registration packages are now available!

We are now accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year for all NEW families. Please stop by the school office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to pick up a package or click on the link below to download necessary registration forms…

Alberta Opera coming to J.J. Nearing March 19th!

Alberta Opera is coming to J.J.N. to perform Aladdin for all grades this Wednesday, March 19th at 9:10 am.  Some of our grade 6 students will be involved as part of the stage crew and even some as actors and actresses. Parents are welcome to join us…

Spring has sprung and the puddles are here!

While we are thrilled to feel the warm sun and see the snow melting, we are now faced once again with puddles everywhere.  We have closed part of the playground and reminded our students that they are to take care not to heed the call of the puddles,…

Tribute to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan

J.J. Nearing students and staff commemorated Canada's mission in Afghanistan.  After a celebration in the gym, all our students gathered outside for the flag raising. 162 of our students raised flags to honor the soldiers and civilians who lost their…

Sparks Exploratorium! & Fun in the Sun Day!

Our grade 5 and 6 students spent the afternoon exploring their Sparks by signing up for a variety of cool sessions.  There were sessions on African Drumming, Cooking, Glass Art, and Trick Skipping. The students who attended Zoo School presented their projects in a Showcase in the library. It was an exciting day and the students were thrilled with the experience!