Jolympics and other great things at Journey

Middle school student writes on events taking place

Journey was filled with energetic students on February 28, 2014. The leadership exploratory organized this entertaining event called the Jolympics, in celebration of the 2014 Olympics. It wouldn’t be the Olympics without hockey though. A trip to SEAPARC filled our hockey needs in the Olympics as we watched our own students play while munching on popcorn. Teams were organized randomly and were assigned to our hardworking teachers. Then countries were selected aimlessly for each team.

Once everything was organized, all the students went to their teachers’ class room to discuss the Jolympics and what sports each student would do.  After all the hard work and planning, finally the games began. It was like Mother Nature knew we were having Jolympics, because once the games began the sun was shining so bright and the weather was perfection. There was so much energy that day, each team was ready to play and to win. Sportsmanship was key, and it shone throughout the games.

Spirit was evident in all the bathrooms, face paint was everywhere! Some people even went as far as covering their whole face and arms with paint. It just goes to show that Journey doesn’t lack enthusiasm. The day was full of ski-jumping, biathlons, the luge, cheers and many more activities. It was a great day for everyone.

Athletics at Journey have always thrived competitively. The natural athletes we have at our disposal have always been an advantage. When it comes to volleyball season we tend to destroy the opposition.

Our volleyball season has just finished. The players were very committed to their teams; off season practices were in the mornings starting at 7:30 a.m., two to three days a week. Practices were always filled with enthusiastic, ready to play, students. Not to mention the endless planning for our committed teachers/coaches. Big thanks to Mr. Dunbar, Mrs. Mackinnon, Mr. McCrae, and Mrs. Stewart. We couldn’t do it without you guys! Thanks to all our parents and families who came out to our Celebration of Learning last Thursday evening.  We were treated to the Journey Band, Journey Strings, Journey Rock’n’Roll Band, a Fashion Show and French Café.

Contributed by Kiana Swift

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