2018-19 Assessment Plan
To view our school's 2018-19 Assessment Plan please click here:
Grad 2018 Video
2018 Grad Videos can be found at WWW.GRADVIDEOS.CA/JASPERPLACE
Video will only be available until Dec. 1 so download it now!
Adjusting to High School: Tip Sheet for Parents
Manage Expectations: Your child is learning a lot more then his/her class material in the first semester. He/She is adjusting to a new social and physical environment, new teachers, greater demands on his/her time and new assignments. Expect your child to be tired and at times irritable and stressed. Try to ensure he/she is getting proper sleep, nutrition and exercise. His/Her grades may suffer in this adjustment period. Help by lending an understanding ear, not setting expectations too high and coaching through stressful situations.
Stay Close: A certain amount of conflict and friction is normal and healthy in the teen years. Try not to feel rejected. Your teen still needs (and values) your guidance and support even if he/she is not showing it. Aim to spend a little one to one time with your teen weekly.
Get Involved: Encourage your child to get involved with extracurricular activities that build on their interests and strengths. Extracurricular activities help with self-esteem , confidence, social adjustment and look great on a resume. It helps for parents to stay involved with the school as well. As a parent, look for volunteer opportunities, parent nights and workshops for you at the school.
Stay informed: Parents shouldn't be afraid to ask teachers, Assistant Principals or Counsellors for a conference if they are concerned or have questions. Touching base early on with your child’s teacher or counsellor is a good idea. High school is the time when classes are important to future academic and career goals. Check School Zone regularly to ensure your child is on track. Attendance is a key to success.
Time management and organization: New demands on time including part time jobs, transportation and extracurricular activities means a demand for increased organizational skills. Day timers, good school supplies and downloadable apps can help. Many students need to learn to break down large assignments and studying into manageable timed tasks, and plan their weeks and months in advance. Parents can help by coaching students or getting help through the school counsellor, success coaches or tutors in the ACCESS room. Help your child prioritize tasks and set limits on number of hours worked at part time jobs.
Friends: The social shift from junior high to high school can be stressful and parents can help by making an effort to get to know new friends, asking where and with whom your child is going and encouraging positive peer groups. Although you may not like all of your child’s friends, it is important to invite them into your home, get to know their values and how they think.
Transitions are hard! The more love, support and encouragement you give your teenager in this time , the easier it will be in grade 11 and 12
Jasper Place Resource List:
Assistant Principals (Main Office) Counsellors (Student Services)
ACCESS/Tutoring: Anne Lambert & Jill Hooke (Library)
Career Centre: Jessica Corbo (Student Services)
Success Coaches: (STAR Centre)
Aboriginal Liaison: Lyle Tootoosis (STAR Centre)
RAP: Pat Elliott (room 155)
Work Experience: Keith Haynes (room 116)
Feed a Rebel
To ensure Jasper Place High School students are well-fed and ready to learn, we have also created the Feed-A-Rebel Fund. This fund will support students to access healthy food items during the school day. In addition to approaching local businesses and hosting fundraisers, we are also asking our school community to contribute as well.
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Mental Health Matters
The following website resource list has been compiled by Jasper Place’s STAR Program and students in the Gay-Straight Alliance who reviewed the websites. The sites were chosen for their relevance to high school aged youth, as well as parents and friends of these youth.
Jasper Place is committed to maintaining a safe and caring environment for all students. Diversity is embraced and celebrated in our school community. Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning their sexual or gender identity are at a much higher risk of mental health issues and suicide. On that note, we hope that you have a chance to take a look at the websites, whether you are a student, a parent, or a friend,, and that you find the information valuable. Education is the key to helping ourselves and others. If you need further information or assistance, you may contact James Sochan or Nancy Metcalfe at Jasper Place.
OK To Be Me!
Being true to oneself in the face of prejudice, narrow societal expectations, as well as the potential for homophobic and transphobic bullying takes courage and support. OK@2bme tackles issues such as coming out and harassment, and gives parental advice on accepting and supporting children to be who they are:
“Being LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer] is not a medical condition. It is not a mental health concern. It simply reflects natural biological diversity-like eye colour”
Look under “resources” to find a huge folder of documents just for teachers and schools!
Pflagcanada’s motto is “ …There when it seems no one else is” Pflag has a national 24 hour support line, links to local support groups and resources, inspirational video blogs and a wealth of information.
The home page of this website does a great job of highlighting the injustices and challenges faced by gender and sexual minorities and would be a great conversation starter with students.
Imagine that the words that described a very precious and important part of yourself were used randomly to insult others or describe unpleasant events; this a daily reality for LGBTQ youth.
Nohomophobes tracks the language used on Twitter and “is designed as a social mirror to show the prevalence of casual homophobia in our society. Words and phrases like “f*ggot,” “dyke,” “no homo,” and “so gay” are used casually in everyday language, despite promoting the continued alienation, isolation and — in some tragic cases — suicide of sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth.” Check it out!
Did you know that 2/3 LGBTQ students report feeling unsafe at school?(national survey, 2011)
Jasper Place Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting: TBA
Follow on twitter @JP_GSA