ABJ 2018 Grad Newsletter & Ceremony/Banquet Information

GRAD NEWSLETTER - Archbishop Jordan Grad 2018 – March, April 2018

 Grad Theme for 2018:  Let the Adventure Begin”

            Grad Blessing Ceremony for students –@ ABJ (Fri June 1)

Grad Mass – Saturday  JUNE 2, 2018     OLPH  5:00 pm


Grad Ceremonies – Sunday  JUNE 3, 2018  Shaw Conference Centre 11:30 am

                        Grads Last Name A – L  at Shaw by 10:00 am,   M – Z   by 10:30 am
                        Line up grads at 11:00 am

     We need some help from parents to help distribute gowns before ceremonies AND collect

     them after the ceremonies.  Ceremony approximately 2hrs to 2 ½ hours.

      Contact Ms Hallonquist if able to help: email margeh@eics.ab.ca

    Grad Banquet – Sunday  JUNE 3  Shaw Conference Centre  5:30 pm

  1. Banquet/Ceremony Tickets – Sold MONDAY  APR 30 – FRIDAY MAY 4

            (lunch hour – upstairs common room )

          Ceremony Tickets – each Grad will receive 2  tickets (already calculated in Grad fee)
                                             The Grad will NOT need a ticket for the CEREMONIES                    
            Extras can be purchased  for $5.00 each.  (No limit)

Banquet Tickets-  Grad can buy unlimited tickets  - 10 people max per table.  
2 grads can share a table of 10 –
 example: one needs 6 tickets, the other 4, or 7/3, 5/5  etc.
 If there are empty seats at a table, they will be filled with other grads, so find a  grad you want to share with.

A BANQUET TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED for the graduating student!

                                         $75.00 per person.
 Banquet Menu:   

Salad -Spinach and romaine lettuce with cucumber and tomato, red onion, bell peppers and feta cheese with   
             herb dressing 
Entrée - Island style jerk chicken with pineapple chutney, teriyaki sauce, jasmine rice, selected vegetables

Entrée - Vegetarian – Mushroom wellington with savory vegan Diane sauce, rosemary olive oil mashed potato,   
                                    red pepper and fresh green beans

Dessert: Baked milk chocolate pot de crème with Saskatoon berry compote and shortbread cookie

   (Any Allergies?  Let Ms Hallonquist know,
email margeh@eics.ab.ca , by May 11)

We need some help from parents to help sell tickets in the upstairs Common Area.

   Contact Ms Hallonquist if able to help: email margeh@eics.ab.ca

 Thank you to those who have already emailed indicating that you would help with gowns or tickets.

High School Valedictorian Criteria

Grad Class of 2018

 The Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School Valedictorian shall be the student with the highest overall academic standing in his/her graduating year.


First consideration is the student must have been registered in Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School, as full-time student (as per Alberta Education), for at least 2 years.

 Secondly, the student has achieved a minimum 85% in Religion 35.

 Thirdly, In Grade 12, the student’s overall average for the following courses will be used to calculate the highest overall average (calculated to 0.1):

  • English 30 -1 / French Language Arts 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-1 / Etudes sociales 30-1
  • Math 30-1 / Math 30-2
  • One of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Science 30

 Marks will be calculated as of April 27, 2018 and the successful candidate will be notified no later than May 1, 2018.