St. John's High School
Programs: North End · St. John's
St. John’s High School in celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2010 was identified by HEROS and the Winnipeg School District for a new pilot program.
“The intent of this HEROS program will be to help at-risk youth develop into healthy, community active and aware young citizens with a sense of discipline and self-motivation in a "team-like" environment. The program includes dedicated time for enriched ELA (English language arts) and math infusion through real life experiences connected to curricular expectations,” says Teacher/Coach Derek Cantlon. HEROS will enroll 25 students this year.
This program will also support school resource officer Scott Wiley’s dream of bringing the St. John’s Tigers back to the upper echelon’s of the Winnipeg High School Hockey League. Read more about SRO Scott Wiley in the media section of this page.
Besides learning hockey skills and burning off energy, HEROS provides an opportunity for children to work with positive role models & mentors on a weekly basis. This gives the HEROS girls and boys an important sense of belonging and fosters a positive relationship or connection with a caring adult, which is ultimately the number one success indicator for a child during their school years.
Mark Miles, Principal, Marymound School