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Jeanne Sauvé Awards Program

Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion Public School rewards the efforts of its students in a number of different ways throughout the academic year, at grade 8 graduation and at the closing assembly in June.

THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR:

MONTHLY AWARDS
At each monthly awards assembly, students from each class will be acknowledged in the following areas:-
Academic Success - to a student who has experienced a significant academic-related success during the month
Citizenship - to a student who, throughout the month, exemplified one of the six Jeanne Sauvé core values (Communauté, Excellence, Responsabilité; Collaboration, Intégrité, Respect)
Français - to a student who regularly uses français throughout the day

THE WINIT PROGRAM - GRADES 1 - 5
A certificate program awarded to ALL students in grades 1 through 5. Throughout the school year, students receive seals for their participation in clubs, intramurals, athletic events, academic and personal achievements as well as for their demonstration of positive citizenship traits.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM - GRADES 4 - 8
Honours
In any given term, students in grades 4 to 8 who receive an overall academic average of 80% or over will be presented with a certificate highlighting their achievement.
Improvement
Students in grades 4 – 8 who achieve an overall academic average improvement of 2% or greater from term 1 to term 2 will be presented with a certificate highlighting their achievement.

GRADE 8 GRADUATION AWARDS:

Subject Awards (Language, French, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History, Geography, Health & Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama)
Awarded to the student who demonstrates excellence and a natural aptitude and/or enthusiasm for the particular subject area.

Honours
Students in grade 8 who receive an overall academic average of 80% or over will be presented with a certificate highlighting their achievement.

DSBN Scholar's Award
Awarded to students in grade 8 who receive an overall average of 85% or over.

Academic Improvement Award
Awarded to the student who achieves the greatest academic improvement during his/her grade 8 year.

Highest Academic Standing
Awarded to the student who achieves the top academic standing in grade 8.

Athletic Award
Awarded to one or more athletes who have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability and who have participated in the majority of sports offered.

Excellence in Athletics Award
Awarded to one or more athletes who have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability and have also demonstrated coachability, respect, sportsmanship and team spirit.

Award of Merit
See "Closing Awards Assembly".

Highest Academic Standing
Awarded to the student who achieves the top academic standing in grade 8.

DSBN Student Success Award
Awarded to a grade 8 student who has been accepted into the Applied Stream or Specialized School to Work Program and who has demonstrated persistence, diligence, and dedication and has succeeded in meeting his/her academic goals.

Ontario Principal's Council (OPC) Award for Student Leadership
Awarded to the grade 8 student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within the school setting.

DSBN Excellence in Education Award
Awarded to the grade 8 student who has demonstrated a combination of excellence in citizenship, leadership, participation and academic achievement.

Dedication to Learning Award
Awarded to the grade 8 student who has taken responsibility for his/her success as a learner and has experienced remarkable growth.

Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion Award
Awarded to the grade 8 student who has embraced the French language and culture and has committed to continuing their studies in a French Immersion program.

Citizenship Award
Awarded to the grade 8 student who has exemplified the six Jeanne Sauvé core values (Communauté, Excellence, Responsabilité; Collaboration, Intégrité, Respect).

Valedictorian
Awarded to one or two students who are a good representative of the entire grade. He/She/They should possess good communication skills, be well-respected by peers, possess a positive attitude and display good citizenship qualities.

CLOSING AWARDS ASSEMBLY:

Citizenship Awards
Awarded to one or more students from grades 3 and 6 who have demonstrated a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and who have displayed consistent responsibility, politeness and respect throughout their years in their respective divisions.

Award of Merit – Grades 6 - 8
The Award of Merit is an award for which all students in grades 6 to 8 are eligible. Each year, students earn points through their contribution to all aspects of school life.  Points must be earned in each category: Academics, Athletics,, Co-curricular and Citizenship.

In Grade 6, students must earn a total of 35 points out of a possible 60.

In Grade 7, students must earn a total of 40 points out of a possible 60.

In Grade 8, students must earn a total of 55 points out of a possible 60.

ATHLETICS PROGRAM
The MVP Award is presented to a student from each junior or intermediate sport offered throughout the school year.

The MVP Award (Most Valuable "Team" Player) is awarded to the athlete who has exhibited a spirit of pride and honour to be a part of a Jeanne Sauvé sports team. This athlete must have demonstrated a desire to practise and improve whenever possible. He/She was willing to accept the “team” before “self”, and was honest, polite, and courteous in dealing with others, including opponents and officials of the game.

Note: In certain years, the MVP Award may additionally be presented to a member of other types of teams ie., Chess Team, Robotics Team, etc. as the opportunities arise.