Thursday, 22 December 2016

School closed December 23 - January 8

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!


School will resume Monday January 9th, Day 5 on the school day cycle.
Remember...no late start Tuesdays for the month of January.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Due to upcoming exams, late start Tuesdays are cancelled for the month of January.

Late starts will resume the first Tuesday of second semester, February 7th. Class times are: Period 1 - 9:00-9:57, Period 2 - 10:00-10:57, Period 3 - 11:00-12:03. Lunch and afternoon class times are not affected.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Spirit Week Dec 19-22

Monday December 19 - "Would you still be my friend if I wore this?" day


Tuesday December 20 - Canadian Day, with poutine served in the cafeteria at
lunch


Wednesday December 21 - Hawaiian Day, with beach volleyball in the gym at lunch


Thursday December 22 - Ugly Sweater Day with Rock the Halls at lunch


Class times for Thursday December 22 will be 1 hour:
Period 1 - 8:30-9:30
Period 2 - 9:30 - 10:30
Period 3 - 10:30 - 11:30
Period 4 (lunch) 11:30 - 1:30
Period 5 - 1:30-2:30
Period 6 - 2:30 -3:30


Christmas Break - December 23-January 6th. Classes resume Monday January 9 (Day 5)





Monday, 12 December 2016

Drawcember winners

 



The first place winner of this drawing contest is Elisa E and the second place winner is Michayla C. Congratulations! Thank you to all students who participated in this contest. The response was wonderful and hopefully the upcoming Paintuary contest will get as many students participating!


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Procedures for Cold Weather and Storm Conditions

 Bus Cancellation:

Metro superintendents check the weather in the morning and make a determination as to whether or not buses are cancelled for the day in the Metro area. -45 degrees Celsius or colder (with windchill) and or severe snowstorms are a couple of the determining factors. Once a decision is made to cancel school buses, a synrevoice message will then be sent out to parents and principals. The news media is also alerted to cancellations and Division websites are updated to reflect any announcement.

Monday, 5 December 2016

NOW PLAYING: EVITA



DON'T MISS IT!

Join us for a captivating and magical show, as Westwood Collegiate Musical Theatre proudly presents "Evita".  Featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the show tells the tale of Eva Peron and her rise to fame.  December 6th -10th at 7PM at the Westwood Theater (360 Rouge Rd) Tickets available online:

Monday, 28 November 2016

Skateboard Raffle (2 prizes)

The Westwood Visual Arts students will be raffling two custom Warrior skateboards. The proceeds will go to the art program at Sansome Elementary School to fund a special art project. The tickets will be sold from Monday, December 12th until Thursday, December 15th in the front foyer of the school at lunch and after school. The price of the tickets will be $2.00 each or three for $5.00. The winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, December 16th. Thank you in advance for your support!

Congratulations Tyson!

This past weekend, Tyson L. competed at the Can Am International Competition in Calgary. He achieved personal bests in all four distances he raced, placed second in the Mass Start and finished with a Junior World ranking of 4th in the 1500 m and 5th in the 1000 m.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Event March 18, 2017


Westwood Collegiate's "Event" will be student co-chaired by Joanna K, Alissa L and Hunter W.
  "The Event" is the main annual fundraiser for Safe Grad. It will be held in our gymnasium on Saturday March 18th. Students learn a dance in groups throughout the year to perform on stage in front of friends and family. This dance is based on a theme (this year is Hollywood!) and is choreographed by Westwood alumni.


    Graduating students will be asked to donate prizes for our silent auction, and Grade 11 families will be asked to donate baking for the evening.

        Stay tuned for more information regarding ticket sales.

        Tuesday, 22 November 2016

        Blood Donor Clinic



        A Canadian Blood Services bus will be leaving Westwood at 1:00 on Wednesday December 21st and returning at approximately 3:30. Permission forms are in the office. Students must be at least 17 and in good health to donate. 

        Friday, 18 November 2016

        Grade 10 Assembly Nov. 22

        Grade 10 students will be attending a special production sponsored by the Westwood Parent Council in our gym November 22 at 2:30 pm dealing with mental health and wellness.  The production corresponds with health and wellness outcomes in the Physical Education curriculum.  More info on the production and links to other community performances can be found here.

        If you have questions or require additional information please call the school office to speak to an administrator.

        Thursday, 17 November 2016

        Grade 9/10 Visual Arts Advanced

        The Grade 9/10 Visual Arts Advanced students continued their study of abstract painting by using the techniques created by American artist Jackson Pollock. Channeling a strong emotion, students chose appropriate colours and applications to illustrate how they were feeling. It was an energetic and invigorating exercise that was enjoyed by all. The paintings are beautiful and will be part of the visual arts showcase at For the Love of the Arts on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at Westwood Collegiate.
         
         

        Monday, 7 November 2016

        Grade 9 & 10 Visual Arts Advanced students

        The Grade 9 and 10 Visual Arts Advanced students had the challenge of creating textural paintings in oil paint using only a palette knife to apply the paint to the canvas. Drawing from the still life for inspiration the subject of the painting is completed in black, white, and gray with the background completed in a colour of their choice. They had a lot of fun with this experiment and learned how complicated working without paint brushes can be!


        Wednesday, 2 November 2016

        Parent Council Meetings - CHANGE OF DATES

        Westwood Parent Council's meeting dates have changed. Please join us in the library at 7:00 on THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH (November 17, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18).
        All are welcome to attend.

        Make Club


        Are you interested in 3D design such as character modelling, jewelry or parts design, 3D printing, coding, electronics, robotics, drones, CNC, and automation? Do you like to make stuff like you might see on Pinterest or Instructables? Do you want to learn to control LED lights to add to your projects? Have you heard of Arduino and Raspberry Pi and want to know what they are and what they can do? Do you have a cool idea for a project, but don't know where to start? Do you want to meet new people and share your ideas? If so, come check out Make Club where you can do all of the above and more!

        Come to room 218 at 3:30 on Thursdays, or talk to Mr. Johnson.



        Wednesday, 26 October 2016

        Spirit Week October 31 - November 3



        The first Spirit Week of the 2016-2017 school year will take place from Monday October 31st to Friday November 4th. Grade War points will be awarded for various days and activities.


        Monday October 31st - Costume Day with a costume contest at lunch
        Tuesday November 1st - Twin Day with a three-legged race at lunch
        Wednesday November 2nd - Western Day with a doughnut eating challenge at lunch
        Thursday November 3rd - Throwback Thursday with retro gaming at lunch
        Friday November 3rd - PJ Day with a pillow fight contest at lunch

        Monday, 17 October 2016

        Reminder - Grade 9 Immunization


        THE WINNIPEG REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY OFFERS A TETANUS, DIPTHERIA AND ACCELULAR PERTUSSIS (TDAP) OR TETANUS, DIPTHERIA, ACCELULAR PERTUSSIS & POLIO (TDAP-IPV) AND HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VIRUS VACCINE (HPV) TO ALL GRADE 9 STUDENTS.





        THIS YEAR, DOSE #1 OF THE HPV VACCINE WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO GRADE 9 BOYS THE MORNING OF THURSDAY OCTOBER 20TH.
        PLEASE REMIND YOUR SON TO EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST AND WEAR A SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT.


        Friday, 14 October 2016

        Picture retakes October 28th

        Picture retakes will take place the morning of Friday October 28th. Please bring your picture package with you, or you will be charged a $5 fee.

        Arts Advisory Group meeting November 3rd


        The Westwood Collegiate Arts Advisory Group, which is a parent group the supports the performing and visual arts in the school, will have their annual "meet and greet" on Thursday, November 3/16 at 7PM in the drama room.
         All parents, experienced and new, are invited to attend!

        Thursday, 13 October 2016

        Extra help / Study time







        Mr. Penning's room (117) is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:15-1:00 for extra help and study time for all subjects.


        All students are welcome!

        Friday, 7 October 2016

        Change of Date - Christmas Craft Sale



        Our Grad Christmas Craft Sale will take place
        SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH  10:00-3:00.
        Admission is free!


        Thursday, 6 October 2016

        Varsity Girls Volleyball

        Congratulations to Mr. Enns and our Varsity Girls Volleyball team.  In their first tournament of the season, they knocked off the #1-ranked Selkirk team in the round robin, and fell in the finals in 3 close sets to #2-ranked St. Mary's.
        Special congratulations to Emily & Kelli who were selected as tournament     all-stars.





         


        Wednesday, 5 October 2016

        Parent Council meeting - change in time

        Please join us for the monthly meeting of Westwood's Parent Council in our school's library Wednesday October 26th at 7:00.


        Regular meetings take place the 3rd Wednesday of every month. October's meeting has been rescheduled due to Parent Teacher interviews Wednesday October 19th.


        All are welcome to attend.

        Tuesday, 4 October 2016

        Thanksgiving

        There will be no school on Thanksgiving Day - Monday October 10th.



        Tuesday, 27 September 2016

        Late Start Tuesdays

        Beginning Tuesday October 4th, Tuesday classes will begin at 9:00. Class times are: Period 1 - 9:00-9:57, Period 2 - 10:00-10:57, Period 3 - 11:00-12:03. Afternoon class times are not affected.

        Thursday, 22 September 2016

        Grade 9 & 10 Visual Arts Advanced students

        The Grade 9/10 Visual Arts Advanced students had the challenge of drawing a still life using a stick they picked up from the ground in the school courtyard. Dipping their stick in ink they created beautiful, loose, flowing images that helped them to relax their drawing style, to experiment with line and shape, and have some fun playing with the media.



        Wednesday, 21 September 2016

        Grade 11/12 Visual Arts Advanced & IB students





         
         The Grade 11/12 Visual Arts Advanced and IB students were busy drawing the deep shadows of the still life set up in the Art room. Using powdered charcoal and damp paint brushes, students studied the light and shadows of the objects and the skeleton. At the same time they were loosening up to make large fluid and bold brush strokes.
         


        Tuesday, 13 September 2016

        Grade 9 Immunization - date change


        GRADE 9 IMMUNIZATION FORMS WERE SENT HOME MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH WITH YOUR CHILD AND ARE DUE BACK TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH.

        HOWEVER, IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE DATE OF THE IMMUNIZATION (WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND) CONFILCTS WITH THE GRADE 9 “TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY”.

         

        THE WRHA HAS AGREED TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE IMMUNIZATION TO:

        THURSDAY OCTOBER 20THD

         

        THE THURSDAY JUNE 1ST FOLLOW UP IMMUNIZATION HAS NOT CHANGED.

         

        WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONFUSION AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

         

        IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL.

         

        Monday, 12 September 2016

        Grade 9 Immunization

          THE WINNIPEG REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY OFFERS A TETANUS, DIPTHERIA AND ACCELULAR PERTUSSIS (TDAP) OR TETANUS, DIPTHERIA, ACCELULAR PERTUSSIS & POLIO (TDAP-IPV) AND HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VIRUS VACCINE (HPV) TO ALL GRADE 9 STUDENTS.




          THIS YEAR, DOSE #1 OF THE VACCINE WILL BE ADMINISTERED THE MORNING OF WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND. THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE WILL RETURN TO PROVIDE DOSE #2 ON THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017.





          AN INFORMATION PACKAGE WAS SENT HOME TODAY WITH YOUR CHILD.




          PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION, SIGN AND RETURN THE FORM TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH.





          IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL.


            Picture Day tomorrow morning!

            All students are required to have their picture taken and will be provided with a Westwood Student Card. If you choose to order prints, forms were distributed at timetable pickup and will also be available from the photographers.

            Friday, 9 September 2016

            2017 Grad Parent meeting

            All parents/guardians of Grade 12 students are invited to attend our first Grad Parent meeting on Wednesday September 14th at 6:00pm in our theatre. At this time, we will be providing you with a list of important dates, looking for the head chairs of the Craft Show Committee and the Safe Grad Parent Committee and chairs of the smaller committees and volunteers for all the events.
            We would greatly appreciate your attendance. If you are unable to attend and would like more information or would like to be a part of one of the committees, please feel free to email Ms. Walterson at swalterson@sjsd.net.

            Friday, 2 September 2016

            Student Parking

            Students requesting a parking spot should pick up an application in the office.

             You may access the online payment program on Saturday September 17th and pay for your spot. Students should report to the office on Monday September 19th with their completed application form, register their vehicle and have their parking stall assigned. 



            Parking in the student lot will be "scramble" until September 20th with the following exceptions:


            Student parking lot stalls 102-112 are reserved. Please do not park in these stalls at any time.

            Tuesday, 30 August 2016

            Picture Day

            School Picture Day takes place on Tuesday September 13th. Forms are available with timetable pickup.


            Retakes will be taken Friday October 28th.

            Monday, 29 August 2016

            Welcome New Staff Mambers

            Please join us in welcoming the following staff members who are new to our school:

             Sarah James - Vice-Principal

            Julie Cordova - Vice Principal


            Danielle Klassen - Science/Math
            Arnd Ludwig -  Science/Social Studies/Math/Phys Ed
            Carina Romagnoli - Social Studies
            Kathryn Warner - Science/Phys Ed


            Educational Assistants - Krystal Brock, Samantha Burns, Lynn Stewart, Leah Wilson
            Night Cleaner - Hector De la Santos

            Welcome back!



            Please pay your student fees online before coming to the school to pick up your timetable.


            For Grade 11 & 12 students, timetable pickup will take place from 9:00-3:00 on Monday August 29th. Grade 9 & 10 students will pick up their timetables on  Tuesday August 30th from 9:00-3:00.

            School begins Wednesday September 7th.

            Wednesday, 29 June 2016

            Summer!

            Enjoy your summer everyone! The school office will be closed Friday July 1st and will reopen Thursday August 18th.


            Please refer to the "Opening Day Letter" attached to your student's report card for instructions to pay student fees online before picking up the 2016-2017 timetable.




             For Grade 11 & 12 students, timetable pickup will take place from 9:00-3:00 on Monday August 29th. Grade 9 & 10 students will pick up their timetables on  Tuesday August 30th from 9:00-3:00.


            School begins Wednesday September 7th.

            Report Card pick up today!

            Please pick up your Report Card in the theatre between 9:00 and 3:00 today.

            Thursday, 16 June 2016

            Poetry Contest winners!

            Congratulations to Cassidy S. and Isabella S. for their recent achievements in Manitoba's Pandora poetry competition! Isabella won third place in the Grade 9 grouping for her poem "Relationships" and Cassidy won first place in Grade 9 for her poem "Waves on Jagged Times." Cassidy and Isabella are talented young poets and their writing  stood out for being honest, artistic, and simplistically complex. We can't wait to see what their future has in store for them!