Our annual JH Wordsmith (Creative Writing) competition is back! Compete against other students in your grade to earn recognition and prizes!

Deadline: Friday, April 17th, 2020, 3:00 PM

Submit entries to your English Teacher or Ms. White in 3FLN.


Students may enter no more than ONE (1) piece of writing in each category – a maximum of TWO (2) in total:

Category 1: Prose – includes short stories and plays

Category 2: Verse – includes poetry and spoken word/rap

Entry Rules:

o Entries must be typed in 12pt Times New Roman font

o Each Prose and/or Verse entry must not exceed word limit:

Grade 8 & 9: 500 words maximum per entry

Grade 10-12: 1,000 words maximum per entry

o Must include cover page (attached here WordSmith Cover Page (1) (1) or available from your English teacher.)  Do not put your name on your entry, only on the cover page.

Good luck!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing and rejuvenating break.

Just a reminder that all missing assignments for semester one must be submitted by Friday, January 17th. After this date, students with outstanding assignments must attend on course completion days (January 23rd and 24th).


A New School Year

Welcome back to Johnston Heights and a new school year! We hope you all had an amazing summer.

If you are ever absent, please use this website to stay up-to-date on what you have missed.  If you are using a mobile device, click on “Menu” and then on your subject area. Content will be added every day that you have class.

We look forward to getting to know all of you! 🙂

Ms. Keller & Ms. Aujla


Late assignments

All missing assignments must be submitted to Ms. Keller by the end of the day on Friday, June 21st. Students who still need to catch up at that point must come to school during the course completion days. If this is you, please come to 1FLN at 9am on Tuesday, June 25th.

Wordsmith Competition

Our annual Johnston Heights Wordsmith (creative writing) Competition is back! Submit your best creative work to compete for recognition and prizes!

There are two categories at each grade level: poetry (includes spoken word/rap) and prose (short stories and plays).


  • You can submit one entry per category
  • Entries must be typed in Times New Roman size 12 font.
  • Max. word count for grade 8s and 9s: 500 words.
  • Max. word count for grades 10-12: 1000 words.
  • Entries will be judged blindly, so please do not put your name directly on your work. See your English teacher (or any English teacher) for a cover page.

The deadline is April 12th, 2019. Good luck!

Late Assignments

To all of my semester 1 students:

By now you should know whether you are missing any assignments. All missing/late work must be submitted by Friday, January 18th. If you need extra help, please come see me after school (any day except Wednesday).