Continuous Language, Arts & Phys. Ed
Happening Right Now: SJA’s Imaginarium Virtual Arts Showcase!
On June 24, 2020, St. Jude’s Academy launched the website for our first JK to Grade 12 Virtual Arts Showcase: Imaginarium.
This year, the SJA community is able to experience a very special arts extravaganza like no other. We created the SJA Imaginarium website to showcase the talent and skill of our St. Jude’s Academy family and to capture the magic for you to enjoy online. This is the St. Jude’s Academy difference—we regularly celebrate our students’ success, and this year, we have done so in a unique, accessible digital space. The SJA community is able to look around the site, view the slide shows, click on the different art pieces and appreciate the hard work our students have put in to create these beautiful art pieces.
Our families can visit this website until June 30th to see the displays our students have created. There is a wide selection of art, both visual and performance, for you to view. Take a trip back in time to the Christmas concert or see what our students have been creating while learning continuously online. Experience the journey of art from our kindergarteners to our graduating Grade 12 students.
Be sure to check out the Shakespeare Through the Ages section and stop in at the Teacher Projects section to see how artistic our teachers have been this year.
We hope you enjoy this Imaginarium. We are together, even though we are apart.
Our Continuous Learning Plan includes all subject areas! Students continue to receive interactive, creative lessons in Music, French and Physical Education.
JK students receive Seesaw activities. Grade 1 to 2 students receive Music activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Seesaw with teacher support each day on Zoom. Zoom lessons occur on Friday.
JK to Grade 2 students receive French activities every day on Seesaw with teacher support each day on Zoom. Zoom lessons occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Grades 9 to 11 receive French classes on every scheduled French day (Days 1, 3, 5 out of the six-day schedule). They are working full regular classes on Discord and Zoom, with daily follow-up and assessments/performance tasks on ManageBac.
Health and Physical Education at St. Jude’s Academy has continued! While many think it would be challenging to have Phys. Ed classes online, we have had great success!
In the PYP (JK to Grade 6), students receive daily physical challenges in addition to their regular classes. Students in PYP attend three Zoom classes a week where they have health lessons or physical activities/games with their class. When students cannot access Zoom, alternative activities are provided. On days where students do not have Zoom classes, they complete independent tasks that strengthen their fitness goals!
In the MYP (Grades 7 to 10), students are learning in an engaging environment through Zoom and Discord classes. Learning is centred around healthy habits, various fitness and relaxation exercises and interactive sports/physical games. Students are also given daily physical challenges they can complete.
Outside of classes, our Athletics program continues to run! Weekly Intramural challenges have been running since the start of April. On May 1, we launched two Upper School E-Sports tournaments! St. Jude’s Academy Track and Field Day will still be occurring at the end of May. We will even have our students compete against The Maples Academy.