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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    At John D. Bracco, we offer numerous extracurricular sports activities for both boys and girls, including Soccer, volleyball, Basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, badminton, and track and field.‌  Please read more to find the Athletics calendar.  

    If you would like to order some J.D. Bracco clothing, have your child return the following clothing form to the office by December 2, 2016.

     

    Soccer - Boys & Girls

    • Season runs September and October

    Senior Volleyball

    • Season runs mid October to December 2

    Junior Volleyball

    • Season runs mid October to end of November 27

    Senior Basketball

    • Season runs January  to March 
    • Tryouts  second or third week of December  

    Junior Basketball

    • Season runs January to March 15
    • Tryouts early January 

    Boys & Girls Golf Club

    Junior/Senior Badminton

    • Season runs March to April
    • Tryouts will be in mid March

    Cheerleading

    • Begin Training in September
    • Competition season begins in February and ends in March

    Track and Field

    • Track Meets
      • JDB school meet 
      • Zone meet at Foote Field
      • City meet at Rollie Miles Park

    Wrestling - Boys & Girls

    • Practices begin in December

    NOTE:  Students must maintain good behaviour, attendance and relationships with the staff and students of John D. Bracco School 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.

     

     

     

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  • Partnerships

    Partnerships

    Hockey Helps Kids

     

    Community Support

    Our school has strong community partnerships and offers an after school program that is filled with adventure and academic support. We appreciate the many organizations that make these additional learning opportunities possible, such as:

    Discover E from the University of Alberta, KIDS Now, Action for Healthy Communities, The Alberta Somali Community Centre, The Centre for Race and Culture (Keshotu), The Clareview Youth Program from Community Services in the City of Edmonton, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, The Clareview Community Church and the Mennonite Centre for New Canadians, to name a few!

    The Edmonton Chinese Lions Club continues to provide the Six Pillars of Bracco Scholarship Awards and the Rotary Club sponsors other awards.

     

     

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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 have set a goal to be the junior high school of first choice for our community.

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 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, 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. 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