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.