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Every VOTE counts!

Ms. Menzo and Ms. Sciberras had their students participate in a democratic process to determine each classroom's animal mascot for the year. Each student was asked to choose the animal he or she wanted as the classroom mascot. Then they were to find other students in the class who wanted the same mascot. Groups were formed to research and present on their animal of choice. Finally, an election was held and students voted anonymously to choose their classroom's mascot for the year. This year both classrooms voted for the Arctic Fox!
Students visited the zoo to see all the animals that were considered and researched. Each classroom will make a donation to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and will receive a stuffed artic fox for their classroom. Then students will vote again on a name for each new mascot! What a wonderful way to teach the democratic process of voting!
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.