Watch the Video from the Original Post in Sept 2015

Gr. 7 Learning Commons Orientation Video!!! Weclome to St. Joseph H.S. LC!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Need inspiration for your Presentation?

See the links to these presentation tools on Ms. Murray's Presentation Page or See Ms. Murray in person for a tutorial!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ms. Murray's Research Page!

Need help after school with research? Writing a thesis statement? Evaluating a source?
Check out the link from the Research Page!
See Ms. Murray in real time for research help one-on-one!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Are you Bored at Lunch?

Bring your old school board games to the Learning Commons at lunch on Fridays and let's have some fun!

Hey Gr. 7/8 GUYS! The Real Guys Read Club meets this FRIDAY in the LC Quiet Lab

We will be reading THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner!
Click on the movie trailer to get a taste of this great action packed thriller!

Check out more links and info about the club @
Or click on the blog link from the siderbar of this page!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gr. 12 Database Day! Thursday Sept. 19th!

Grade 12's SIGN Up for the Database Workshop in the Learning Commons!  See Ms. Murray to reserve a spot during your spare or at high school lunch.

BYOD and coffee!
Timbits will be supplied!

Welcome Back JAGS!

Check out the Many Reasons You NEED your Teacher-Librarian!

Reasons to Use Your Librarian

Friday, June 7, 2013

Human Library for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Learning Commons celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week by hosting a Human Library event for Ms. Lee's peer mentorship class.  Thank You to our Living Books who volunteered their time from CHEO, ROH, Youth Net, and the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre and other walks of life!

The video below as created to commemorate the event.

BYOD Campaign brought to you by the Teen Tech Club

St. Joseph student, Wellington Sanipe, created a motion graphics video to promote the school wide use of personal devices for academic purposes.  Students voted to allocate funds from our Speak Up grant to create a naturescape wall in the Quiet Lab and to purchase two iPad Minis for student use in the L.C.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Eric Walters ebooks now available! Listen to his Ted Talkx

Search for ebooks by Eric Walters using Destiny @

Also available in ebook is the entire Seven Series.  

Click on the link for Eric Walters Ted Talk

Thank You from Eric Walters' Creation of Hope Project

 Students from the St. Joseph High School Learning Commons, (and Chantal Allain who raised over $80 on her own,)  donated their pennies in December to raise money for the Creation of Hope Project!  Below are photographs from children expressing their thanks for our donation!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Battle of the Books Via Skype Between Our Red Maple Club and Acadia Jr. High (Winnipeg)

SJH Red Maple Club VS Acadia Jr. High Book Battle!

Today we battled via Skype with Acadia Jr. High in Winnipeg to determine which of the following titles is the best book ever!

St. Joseph High School Red Maple Club members nominated the following titles:

1.  The Vampire Stalker by Allision Van Diepen presented by Lena Morin
2.  The Vindico by Wesley King presented by Darien Reichel
3.  End of Days by Eric Walters presented by Aedyn Ladd

Acadia Jr. High nominated the following titles:

1.  The Bedmas Conspiracy by Deborah Sherman
2.  Fly Boy by Eric Walters
3.  The Undergrounders by David Skuy

All the speeches were persuasive and it was difficult to decide but the ultimate winner was Lena Morin with her pitch for The Vampire Stalker!