Updated as Events and Activities are confirmed.

Reminder: School will be closed on Monday November 3rd due to a planned Professional Development Day (No Classes for Students).  We will have regular classes on Tuesday, November 4, Day 2.

Movember is around the corner ... join the "Booth Braves" Team. We'll get our "clean-shaven" pic taken on Friday.  


Changing The Face Of Men's Health
Prostate Cancer | Testicular Cancer | Mental Health

Halloween Spirit Week

Monday October 27th: Brave Day

On this day, wear all of your Booth clothes and our school colors (Red and Grey). At lunch time we will also be having a Dodge Ball tournament in the gym. There will be teams of ten. It is first come first serve so sign up quickly!! There are prizes for the winning team!

Tuesday October 28th: Twin Day

On this day, you can dress up as twins, triplets, quadruplets and even the Duggars!

Wednesday October 29th: Rasta Day

Wear Black, Red, Yellow and Green to participate in Rasta Day!! We are also having a pumpkin carving contest in the cafeteria at lunch!! There will be 10 teams of 3! It is first come first serve! You can sign up on Monday the 27th in the office at recess and lunch!! There will be prizes for the winning team!

Thursday October 30th: Techno Day

On Thursday, wear all of your fun, retro clothes to support Techno Day!!

Friday October 31st: Costume Day

On Friday, wear your best Halloween costume to school!! Also, sign up to compete in our costume contest that will happen in the cafeteria at lunch! Show off your costume in front of the student body and our teacher judges!!

Note: Students are NOT to have masks or full face makeup on when wearing costumes on Friday.  Students are not to hide their identities!

We Scare Hunger

Booth's Social Justice Club will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Community Food Sharing Association starting October 20 to October 31 as part of our We Scare Hunger initiative. Items can be dropped off at the office during recess and lunch, you will  get tickets for a chance to win a $20 pizza gift card.

Booth Memorial Closing - Events

Booth Memorial High School will be closing at the end of this school year ... i.e. when the new high school in the west-end of St. John's (Waterford Valley High School) is ready to accept students.  There has been considerable expressed interest from the Booth Community and Alumni to make plans to mark the closing of Booth Memorial and to celebrate this institition in St. John's.

At this time, the School Administration Team is seeking to identify those members of the community including Alumni who may wish to participate whether actively or passively in the events to be planned.

Mr. Keeping (Assistant Principal) has created a Google  Document  you may access to provide your contact information and to gauge your level of interest in being an organizer /planner /participant.  Follow the link to the Document.

Traumatic Events in Ottawa this Past Week

"In light of yesterday’s (Wed. Oct. 22nd) unfortunate events in Ottawa, and the sometimes challenging issues that take place in our communities, please find below a website you may wish to share with your school community. This is a Media Smart tips page that helps parents/guardians to discuss traumatic events they may see in the media or hear discussion about.


This tips page has a section that refers to children who may be more susceptible to anxiety because of these events. As you and your staff work with students with these anxieties, the attached information sheet from the NYU Child Study Centre (PDF) may also be helpful.

Thank you,
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District"

Cap and Gown Nov. 23rd, 2014

2014 Graduates ... you need to be at  the school by 12:45 pm.   The Ceremony will start at 2:00.

Safe Grad Meeting Nov. 4th, 2014

The next safe grad meeting will be November 4th at 7:30 (in the LRC) for any interested parents of third years.  Thanks to all parents who came out tonight. (Oct 28th)

Stressed Out? Overloaded?

Are you feeling stressed out? Overloaded? Having trouble keeping your mind on your school work?

Bishops and Booth Mindfulness sessions are starting again this year! There will be 10 weekly meetings starting Thursday October 2, at 3:10 at Bishops College in Room 314.

These sessions are intended to help students become more mindful and practice a positive mental health strategy that will give you new tools to deal with the pressures and stresses of life.

See Ms. Kirkland for more information.

Power School Accounts 2014 - 2015

Due to an upgrade to Powerschool over the summer, students and parents will no longer be able to use old passwords to access the Powerschool database.

New Powerschool accounts for parents and students are now available. To obtain your account information please email jenniferrotchford@nlesd.ca or austinkeeping@nlesd.ca.   The account information will also be available at the upcoming Curriculum Night scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th.

The new "Sept 2014 Parent User Guide" is available here (PDF).

Supplementary Examinations in November

Eastern Region Registration Form is available here (PDF).


Our Breakfast Program

Currently our students come to us from Beaconsfield and Holy Cross Junior High. These schools have identified a need for a breakfast program for their students. They operate a Breakfast Club in association with the Kids Eat Smart program. This program will restart on September 15th.

In the past year we have recognized the fact that the needs of these students do not disappear when they transition to High School. As a result we have now instituted our own Kids Eat Smart program.

We are providing a breakfast of toast, juice, fruit, etc each morning Monday to Friday. This is open to all students, not just to those who cannot afford it. The philosophy is that all students perform better in school if they eat properly.
Food for this project comes from donations and sponsorship. Any money or in -kind contributions are matched dollar for dollar by Kids Eat Smart. If you would like to make a contribution or if you have a contact in the corporate world who might help us out please contact kristavokey@nlesd.ca or at 579 6465.

A tax receipt can be provided for the value of any contributions.

CDLI - Online Resources  to Assist with your school work.

The Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) has several online student learning resources that are available to all high school students in the province.  Students already enrolled in CDLI courses have active accounts, and other students can easily create an account by following the simple directions on the CDLI website http://www.cdli.ca .  
Course Review Support is provided for select courses at the high school level. This support program is designed to assist students in preparation for year-end exams. To access a particular course, navigate to the website  http://www.cdli.ca  and select Senior High Course Review Materials. Instructions are provided as to how to access a course. Note: You will need to sign up for a CDLI account to access the course review materials.

Below is a complete list of courses in which review support is being offered this year:
  • Biology 3201
  • Chemistry 3202
  • English 3201
  • World History 3201
  • World Geography 3202
  • Academic Mathematics 3201 (New)
  • Advanced Mathematics 3200 (New)
  • Advanced Mathematics 3208 (New)
  • Applied Mathematics 3202 (New)
  • Earth Systems 3209 (New)
  • Physics 3204
CDLI also provides FREE online tutoring in a number of high school courses, including those with public exams. This year, they have added tutoring support for Grade 9 Mathematics.  While all the tutoring links can be found on the main webpage of CDLI, below is a quick reference to four specific links that may be of use to students:

Easter 2015 .. Trip to Iceland Being Planned

Plans are underway for an exciting trip to Iceland during the 2015 Easter break.  Students participating in the ‘Iceland; Glaciers and Geysers’ will spend 6 days visiting some of the most spectacular sites on the globe!

While on this adventure, students will see icecaps, glaciers, spouting geysers, steaming solfataras, volcanoes, raging rivers and magnificent waterfalls.   They will have bragging rights because they stood in both Europe and North America at the same time, not to mention swimming in the Blue Lagoon!   We will also experience the vibrant European culture in lively Reykjavik as well as at every stop on our tour around the Golden Circle.   This trip is jammed packed with activities that will keep students busy creating memories that will truly last a lifetime!

If you are interested in finding out more, please email or see Mr. Jesperson for additional details.

Scent-Free Building: A Reminder

Reminder to the Booth Community that Booth Memorial High School is a "Scent-Free Building".  We have a number of students as well as staff who have sensitivities to scented products.   People with asthma and allergies to scented products can have reactions which affect their ability to breathe.  

Please restrict your use of scented products when coming to Booth.  Such products include body sprays and perfume/aftershave.

Waterford Valley High School Updates

The new Advisory Committee website is http://www.bc-bm.ca/

Recycling of Beverage Containers

An ongoing fund-raising activity for Booth Memorial is our beverage container recycling program.  Booth Memorial High School has three accounts set up with Evergreen Recycling.  You can drop off your items at any Evergreen depot noting the appropriate card number; you can decide which activity will benefit from your donation.

Card Number         Group

1030270                School
1030271                Special Services
1030272                Safe Grad

Thank you for your support.

Dates to Remember for 2014 - 2015

Mon., Nov. 3 Metro High School Closeout
- No Classes
Nov. 4 = Day 2
Tues., Nov. 4 Safe Grad Meeting 7:30 pm in LRC
Fri., Nov. 7 Remembrance Assembly Time TBA
Mon., Nov. 10 November Break - No Classes
Tues., Nov. 11 Remembrance Day - No Classes Nov. 12 = Day 6
Fri., Nov. 14 Term Work Due 3:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 23 Cap and Gown 2:00 pm in the Gym
Thurs., Nov. 27 Reports Released 2:55 pm
Thurs., Dec. 04 Parent/Teacher Interviews Times TBA
Thurs., Dec. 5 TBA 8:45-3:00
Thurs., Dec. 11 Christmas Concert 7:00 pm Citadel w/ Guest Band
Fri., Dec. 19 Last Day of Classes Prior to Christmas Break Jan. 5 = Day 6
Fri., Jan. 16 Term Work Due 3:00 pm
January 26 - 30 Mid-term Exams Dates to be Confirmed
Thurs., Feb. 12 Reports Released  2:55 pm
Mon., Feb. 16 February Break - No Classes Feb. 17 = Day 1
Fri., Feb. 20 TBA 8:45-3:00
Mon., March 16 St. Patrick's Day - No Classes March 17 = Day 6
Thurs., April 2 Last Day of Classes Prior to Easter Break April 13 = Day 5
Fri., April 17 Term Work Due 3:00 pm
Thurs., April 30 Reports Released 2:55 pm
Fri., May 1 TBA 8:45 - 3:00
Sat., May 9 Prom and Safe Grad
Mon., May 18 Victoria Day - No Classes May 19 = Day 2
Fri., June 5 Term Work Due 3:00 pm
June 15 - 24, Final Exams Dates to be Confirmed
Thurs., June 25 Reports Released Last day for Students
Fri., June 26 Administration Day for Teachers


Contact Information

Booth Memorial High School
151 Freshwater Road
St. John's, NL
A1C 2P1
709 579-6465
709 579-2564 Fax