Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Remembrance Day Service

Westwood will be hosting a Remembrance Day Service on Tuesday November 10th beginning at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend. If any military parents wish to participate, please contact Mr. Braun in the office.

Monday, 26 October 2015

IB Information Evening

Westwood will be holding a IB information evening on Tuesday November 3rd from 6:30-7:30. This session is primarily for the parents of current Grade 11 and 12 students who may have questions about the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Hear about the IB programme, its implications on scheduling, its curricular demands and its payoffs - you will get a meaningful picture of the programme and if is the right fit for your student.

The presentation will take place in the school theatre. We look forward to meeting with you!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Blood Donor Clinic October 30th

There will be a bus travelling to Canadian Blood Services on Friday October 30th at 12:30 and returning at approximately 3:00. Permission forms are available from Ms. Overby in Room 104. Students must be 17 and in good health to donate.

Mr. Stairs is pictured donating his 200th pint of blood. Thank you Mr. Stairs!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Parent Teacher interviews/Information evening

Representatives from the following organizations will be at Westwood during Parent Teacher Interviews (October 26th) to answer questions and give out information:

- University of Manitoba
- University of Winnipeg
- Red River College
- Booth Community College
- The Salon Professional Academy
- The Winnipeg Police Service
- Northwest Law Academy
- The Canadian Military

Arts Advisory Group

The Westwood Collegiate Arts Advisory Group will have their first meeting on Thursday, October 22/15 at 7pm in the school library. All parents with a student(s) in an arts program are encouraged to attend.

Minneapolis Arts Trip April 19-22 2016

The Minneapolis trip takes place April 19-22, 2016 and there are only 11 seats left on the bus! Those students enrolled in first or second semester Visual Arts, Graphic Tech, or Photography courses and are in Grades 10-12 can see Mrs. Teichroew or Mr. Cichosz for information. Deadline for submitting a deposit  is Friday, October 30th.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Halloween Dance October 29th

Get your tickets soon!

Our Monster Mash takes place in our school gym Thursday October 29th from 7:00-10:30. Tickets must be purchased in advance and ID (student card) must be presented at the door.

Tickets $10 and are available in the cafeteria at lunch.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes will take place the morning of Friday October 30th. Please remember to give your original proofs to the photographer, or there will be a $5 sitting fee (cash or cheque payable to Lifetouch). If you didn't have your picture taken on September 16th, there is no charge. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

OurSCHOOL Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As part of our focus on school effectiveness, Westwood Collegiate will be participating in an online school survey for students – OurSCHOOL.

OurSCHOOL is an online survey that allows students to give their feedback and share their voices on their school environment, experiences at school, and any school improvement programs.  During the next few weeks, all students will be given the opportunity and time to participate in this survey during regular school hours. They are encouraged to complete the survey, but may choose not to as it is completely voluntary. Students who agree to complete the survey will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. Results will show all student scores combined together – it is not possible to single out individual students in the results. 

The student survey will be completed electronically and will require approximately 30 minutes to complete. The student survey measures include such topics as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. The survey also allows students to give their thoughts and feedback in open-ended question responses.

OurSCHOOL was created by The Learning Bar, based on the work by Dr. J. Douglas Willms. Dr. Willms is widely known nationally and internationally for his work on educational monitoring systems, including the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Since 2004, OurSCHOOL has quickly grown to become Canada’s largest national school survey. 

If you would like more information, please contact school administration.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Monday, October 26th from 4-8pm. The website will be open for booking appointments on Wednesday, October 14th at 6am. Please go to our website ( and follow the link.

Flu Season

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Drama Coffee House

Want to get out of the daily GRIND?
Need something to PERK you up?

Join us Thursday November 19th and Friday November 20th for the 
Annual Drama Coffee House.

Admission is only $2.00 or $1.00 with a donation to the food bank.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm, but please show up early as we have a limited number of seats...
After all, it is the GREATEST JOE ON EARTH!!!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

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