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    2018/2019 Junior High Registration

    Registration for the 2018/2019 school year is now open. Please click on one of the following links for more information...

    2018/2019 Pre-enrolment Calendar

    District Deadlines Calendar

    Find all dates and deadlines in the calendar above. Some key dates include:

    Jan 15, 2018 - Entrance criteria schools begin accepting student applications.

    Feb 1, 2018 - Schools start hosting open house events.

    Feb 22, 2018 - Applications due for schools with entrance criteria. No later than 4 p.m.

    March 5, 2018 - Pre-enrolment in SchoolZone opens to schools.

    March 12, 2018 - Pre-enrolment in SchoolZone opens to parents at 9 a.m. 

    April 6, 2018 - Last day for schools with entrance criteria to notify students.

    April 16, 2018 - Pre-enrolment in SchoolZone closes to parents at 4 p.m. 

    April 16, 2018 - Pre-enrolment in SchoolZone closes to schools at 6 p.m.

    April 18, 2018 - Random selection lists due to Student Information (no later than 12 p.m.)

    April 19, 2018 - Random selection at the Centre for Education. Senior high: 9 a.m.lementary and junior high: 10:30 a.m.

    April 25, 2018 - Last day for schools to contact students about random selection results.


    2018/2019 John D. Bracco Registration

    Sign into SchoolZone using your parent login to select your student's preferred school. You can even use the mobile version on your smart phone to complete the process. For intstructions see the following Information Sheet 2017-2018.

    We are looking forward to the upcoming school year, 2017/2018. Here are the forms to complete for anyone interested in attending John D. Bracco for the 2017/2018 school year.

    Student Code of Conduct, FOIP, and Media Consent Form 2017 - 2018 

    Grade 7 Option Description Sheet 2017 - 2018‌‌

    Grade 7 Option Selection Form 2017 - 2018‌‌

    Grade 8 Option Description Sheet 2017 - 2018‌‌

    Grade 8 Option Selection Form 2017 - 2018‌‌

    Grade 8 Option Selection Form 2017 - 2018

    Grade 9 Option Selection Form 2017 - 2018

    Pre-Advanced Placement Form‌ - This form is for students interested in the Pre-Advanced Placement Program, a choice for strong students working toward an enriched academically challenging program.

    Please refer to the following documents for further information for the 2017/2018 school year.

    School Program Book 2017 - 2018

    Student Supply List 2017 - 2018

    Student Fee Sheet 2017 - 2018

    School Bell Schedule 2017 - 2018

    Yearbook Form 2017 - 2018

    If your address has changed, please update your information with your child’s current school. You may be asked to provide one or more of the following to verify your address:
    • driver’s license
    • utility bill
    • lease agreement
    • property tax bill

    2018/2019 General Registration For Students That Are Not Currently Registered In An Edmonton Public School.

    If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us at (780) 475-1760. To find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit epsb.ca. The Edmonton Public Schools District Registration form must be completed for students that are not currently attending an Edmonton Public School.


    2018/2019 High School Registration

    Students heading to high school this fall can turn to our 2018-19 High School Guide for help with the transition. The guide gives students important dates and an overview of core courses, diploma requirements, awards and scholarships, post-secondary options, student supports and more.

    Printed copies of the 2018-2019 High School Guide are being delivered to junior high schools this week and during the week of January 15. You can find the most up-to-date version of the guide on the high school registration page of epsb.ca.

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    Teams provide opportunities for students to develop their expertice in a variety of areas. Please read more below to find description of each team and the Athletics calendar.

    Note: Students must maintain good behaviour, attendance and relationships with the staff and students in order to be considered for these privileges. The school reserves the right to allow or not allow students to attend or participate in school-sponsored activities or other occasions where students are representing John D. Bracco School at any time.

    If families are interested in seeing financial support for sport registrations, please visit www.kidsportcanada.ca. All kids can Play! 


    Badminton

    Teams: Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles, Mixed Doubles

    Season: March to April


    Basketball

    Teams: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, Senior Girls

    Season: December to March


    Cheer

    Teams: Division 1 Coed, Division 2 Coed

    Season: September to March


    Cross Country Running

    Track Meets: Cross Country Cities, Running Room Games, Spring Run Club

    Season: September to October, February to March, March to May


    Football (Flag)

    Teams: Boys, Girls

    Season: April to June


    Rugby (Flag)

    Teams: Boys, Girls

    Season: April to June


    Slo Pitch

    Teams: Coed

    Season: April to June


    Soccer

    Teams: Boys, Girls

    Season: September to October


    Track & Field

    Track Meets: School Meet, Zone Meet, City Meet

    Season: May


    Volleyball

    Teams: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, Senior Girls

    Season: October to December


    Wrestling

    Teams: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, Senior Girls

    Season: October to March


     

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  • Parking

    Parking

    Student Pick Up & Drop Off Parking

    Please be respectful of the No Parking Zone in the front driveway of the school. This space is meant for Yellow Bus Transportation only. While we relax the rules in most situations, we struggle to keep this area free for bus entry to pick up and drop off students in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. We understand there is not much space on the street to wait for your child, and we all need to work together to ensure our student's safety to and from our school building. 
     
    We are deeply concerned about the safety of our students, and we strongly encourage parents to have their children cross the front street at a crosswalk as accidents can happen easily when they run across our busy street direclty in front of the school.
     
    The City of Edmonton has set the speed limit in all Junior High school zones at 30km/h. Please help us keep all children safe.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs provide opportunities for students to develop their expertice in a variety of areas. Please read more below to find description of each club.

    Note: Students must maintain good behaviour, attendance and relationships with the staff and students in order to be considered for these privileges. The school reserves the right to allow or not allow students to attend or participate in school-sponsored activities or other occasions where students are representing John D. Bracco School at any time.


    Advanced Music Club

    This club is for motivated musicians who want to extend their skills beyond music class and/or form bands then rehearse together. Students will have the opportunity to pursue lead guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums or singing. Music club practices are held at various times including lunch, before and after school. Occasionally, students will practice on a Saturday afternoon if a big performance is coming up and extra practices are required. Students do not have to be registered in a music class to join; however, regular home practice is a must.


    Anime Club

    This club meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a community setting and may also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding.


    Community Helpers

    This club helps students become better helpers for their friends, family and community. Members learn how to talk about problems and issues that they face and know who to go to for help.


    Drama Club

    This club provides an opportunity using dramatic studies to enhance student confidence and imagination through active expression. Students will be collaboratively working with their peers and teachers towards the production of a school play.


    GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance)

    This club provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.


    Intramural Program

    During lunch break, students are welcome to participate in intramural activities in the gym. There will be a variety of activities to choose from, including team games, individual challenges and home room team building games. The theme for each month is as follows:

    Sept/Oct - Welcome Back Homeroom Challenges

    Nov - Western Days

    Dec - Winter Fun

    Jan - Paralympics

    Feb - Olympics

    Mar - March Madness

    Apr - NHL (Noodle Hockey League)


    MACLAB Club

    This club is a Citadel Theatre program offering a glimpse into the world of professional theatre. Students are dropped off at the Citadel three chosen evenings throughout the school year. They first enjoy a light supper and pre-show presentation by working professionals from the Edmonton Theatre community. After watching the performance, students are invited to stay for a Q&A session with members of the cast and crew.


    Video Game Club

    This club will explore the ever-changing world of video games. We will play school appropriate computer games, console games, design our own games and will battle Mario Kart or Mario Party tournament style. All experience levels are welcome.


    Youth Leadership Program (sponsored by Toastmasters International)

    This is an informal course in the art of Leadership and Communication. Students will meet after school to prepare and deliver a number of speeches, in addition to taking on roles as they relate to leading a meeting. The focus is on developing a voice which can be heard and understood, in addition to recognizing the importance of the qualities of effective leadership.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Our staff is committed to making a difference at John D. Bracco through building positive relationships. We continue to focus our work on excellence in academics, fine and practical arts, athletics, and attitudes!

    We believe, and research supports, that vocabulary and reading comprehension are essential skills for developing literacy skills in every student. We know that learning subject specific vocabulary can improve student achievement.

    Our goal is for every student and staff member to read for learning and for enjoyment!

    Universal Design for Learning means giving all students the best opportunities to learn and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. We strive to engage all students in performance based learning such as: scientific experiments, spaghetti bridge building, cow eye dissection, JDB 5 Km Run, and Video Conferencing with the Canadian Space Agency or the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

    STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

    "On my first day of Junior High, just like everyone else, I was scared but excited. I quickly found out just how caring and helpful everybody was. By the end of the day, I knew more than half the people in the class! Even though I only went to elementary with a few of my classmates, the rest of them were very friendly and easy to talk to."
    Zachary, Grade 8 Belmont Elementary Alumni
     
    "At John D. Bracco School the teachers are really nice and helpful. Whenever we do projects they give you options instead of just making you do a poster or a PowerPoint. They also take time out of their lives so they can help you with things and you knowledge can expand. There is usually never a dull moment!"
    Anisa, Grade 8 Belmont Elementary Alumni
     
    "The teachers here are seriously awesome. I can't get over how nice they are too. Learning is made fun, with hands on activities and LOTS of fieldtrips. Also they don't just give you a book and tell you do page 33, they make sure you understand everything."
    Morgan, Grade 8 Fraser Elementary Alumni
     
    "When I came to the Open House at John D. Bracco, everyone was welcoming. They showed the way around and gave me information about the school., On my first day , I was not nervous at all, I was excited to be here. Teachers said hello and I like how they gave us sheets like "Name Bingo" to get to know the kids in my class! It was an extraordinary day!"
    Braydon, Grade 8 Fraser Elementary Alumni
     
    "We have great sports teams, the coaches are really nice and they make it their job to make sure that the kids have fun. The morning announcements are done over a TV and not over an intercom. We have pep rallys and dances that are planned by the leadership students."
    "Chelsey, Grade 8 Fraser Elementary Alumni
     
    "On my first day at John D. Bracco I was really scared and kind of nervous. I didn't know if any of my friends from elementary were going to be in my class, I didn't know if I was going to make any new friends. But now, I have tons of new friends, people that didn't go to the same elementary as me. Even people form different places that moved to Canada. During the second week of school, I really felt like this is the right school for me!"
    Chelsey, Grade 8 Fraser Elementary Alumni
     
    "At John D. Bracco there are so many activities, and you can try for any team or club. The teams here are the best and coaches are even more amazing because they help you and motivate you to do your best. The Drama club performs two plays a year and they work hard to make it amazing. At John D. Bracco you get awards for your achievements like for the sports teams there's sports night where members of that team get an award. John D. Bracco is amazing and I would not want to go to any other school."
    Parvinder, Grade 8 Kirkness Elementary Alumni
     
    "At JDB we have lots of extra stuff to do. At lunch we have a school store, with great things for a good price. Also the announcements are on a TV screen. Also we have lots of fieldtrips, to Drumheller, a Ski Trip to Jasper and Snow Valley. Also we have gym everyday all year and have many great options like Foods, and Outdoor Ed."
    Ethan, Grade 8 Bannerman Elementary Alumni
     
    "On my first day I was so welcomed all the big Grade 9s were nice, and same with the Grade 8s. I went to Bannerman Elementary and now I almost know everyone in the school, I would never change schools in a million years. It is safe and extremely welcoming here."
    Tyson Grade 8 Bannerman Elementary Alumni
     
    "Here in JDB, academic classes are amazing. The teachers crack a couple jokes while staying on topic and teaching us. I will always remember something better if it is fun rather than boring. I'm in Advanced Placement classes, and while I learn I even crack a couple jokes and the teachers don't get mad. I love the teachers here."
    Tyson, Grade 8, Bannerman Elementary Alumni
     
    "My first day of school was really fun because all of my teachers were weird and wacky and really funny. I like John D. Bracco because its like a second home, I have lots of friends, great teachers, and a place where I belong. It's one of the best schools I've been to.John D. Bracco isn't just my school, it's my home."
    Alexandra, Grade 8 Bannerman Elementary Alumni
     
    "John D. Bracco makes school exciting and has you coming to school everyday with something to look forward to."
    Nicole, Grade 8 Kirkness Elementary Alumni
     
    "JDB is a very diverse school, we have kids from all around the world!"
    Jala, Grade 7, Belmont Elementary Alumni
     
    "When you come to JDB its easy to make friends. You'll find yourself at home. Just be yourself, and you'll be fine. This is such a great school."
    Monica, Grade 7, Belmont Elementary Alumni
     
    "John D. Bracco is 100% about helping you learn, and doing your best! There is something for everyone at JDB."
    Leah, Grade 7, Bannerman Elementary Alumni
     
    "The option classes are awesome. In art, we have our own sketchbooks and we learn different techniques everyday from blind contours to self portraits."
    Sarah, Grade 7, Fraser Elementary Alumni
     
    "When you are learning at JDB the teachers are able to help you whenever you need them. If you are struggling don't be shy to go to Academic Coaching after school. This is where the teachers can help you one on one."
    Meagan, Grade 7, Fraser Elementary Alumni

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Welcome

John D. Bracco school has served the Clareview area for twenty years and we serve the communities north of the Yellowhead and east of Manning Freeway. Students come from our community feeder schools including Bannerman, Belmont, Fraser, Kirkness, Homesteader, Overlanders, Sifton, and Horse Hill Elementary Schools.  

Architecturally, our building is one of the most attractive schools in Edmonton Public Schools. Although an attractive, well maintained building is a positive feature, we believe that it is our staff and our relationships with students and parents that is our strength!

In the three years they spend with us, students will be preparing for high school and the programs that will determine their choices for further education. Our dedicated staff creates a safe and caring environment in which all students are challenged to learn and achieve their personal best.

Our District Priorities are to:

Ensure every student is successful in their program of studies, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, to instill in each student the attributes of citizenship and good character in a learning environment that promotes health, well-being and positive relationships, and to provide a collaborative, healthy and innovative workplace that recognizes individual contributions and supports opportunities for growth and professional development.

Principal's Message

 

SIX PILLARS FOR BRACCO

 CITIZENSHIP * COURAGE * DIGNITY * INTEGRITY

 RESPECT * RESPONSIBILITY

 

John D. Bracco school has served the Clareview area for twenty five years and we have long been the junior high school of first choice for our community.  Architecturally, our building is one of the most attractive schools in Edmonton Public Schools.  And, although an attractive, well maintained building is a positive feature, we believe that it is our staff and our relationships with students and parents - that is our strength!   In the three years they spend with us, students are preparing for high school and the programs that will determine their choices for further education. Our dedicated staff creates a safe and caring school environment in which all students are challenged to learn and achieve their personal best.

We are focused on Academics. All students are expected to achieve marks that will prepare them for their next course of study.  All work is expected to be completed at a Passing Standard and preferably at Acceptable or Honours Standard. Students with marks below 55% are required to participate in the teacher led after school coaching, or may be registered in a Study Skills and Learning Strategies option class to improve foundational skills.

We support student Athletics. Healthy bodies support healthy minds!  Daily physical education classes are one of our commitments to increasing the health of our students. Our students have access to our large gymnasium, our fully equipped fitness room, and the many fields and green spaces that surround our school building. We also have a wide range of school sports teams including Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Rugby, Flag Football, Wrestling, Softball, Running,  Track and Field Individual Sports, and our lunch time activities have a wide range of Intramural competitions. 

We believe in the Arts and Option classes as part of a well-rounded education. Art, Drama, Environmental Outdoor Education, Foods, Information Technology, Guitar, Fitness, Leadership, Spanish and French develop talents in designing, creating and constructing. Other options offered include Photography, Digital Design & 3D Printing, and Aboriginal Studies. These courses develop the well-rounded student and allow talents and skills to blossom as our students grow.

We believe that students must model the changes we all wish to see in the world, and we emphasize the 6 Pillars of Bracco in all of our daily interactions.  Students need opportunities to develop empathy and acceptance for differences.  Celebrating both differences and similarities helps students understand that every individual is essential and plays an important part of our greater community.

 John D. Bracco School is committed to providing the best possible programming for your child, and we make a difference in your child’s education. 

Every year our school opens its doors to a new group of talented,enthusiastic students beginning and continuing their junior high school careers. Our students have chosen to attend an excellent school that is focused upon preparing students for success in all areas of life. The staff at John D. Bracco is committed to providing an environment focused on student achievement. I encourage each student to set high standards for achievement and to realize their individual potential. It is crucial to show respect for yourself, your classmates and your school. 

Programs at John D. Bracco include Regular, Pre-Advanced Placement, French, Spanish, English as a Second Language, and Opportunity & Behaviour and Learning Assistance classes. Our school also offers a huge range of activities and clubs, which is perfect for our diverse school population. We value student activities as well as the academic excellence. The calendar is full of numerous exciting activities for all of you to make your junior high school days memorable. I encourage you to take action and participate in the wide range of athletic events, leadership opportunities, and student activities this year. 

Support for success in classes is available after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00-3:30. Students can receive academic coaching on assignments, incomplete work, or missed assessments.

Communication regarding student assignments, assessments, and attendance is available on SchoolZone, and through monthly newsletters emailed to parents and guardians.

Jillian Marino 

Principal