Westmount Students

Elementary Students Matrix for Westmount

WHILE RESPECTING THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS & CHARACTERISTICS AS GIFTED LEARNERS

K-4 Programming

Students who are gifted are capable of exceptional performance. They require comprehensive, specialized educational programming to develop and maximize their potential. Research supports the idea that gifted students benefit from an environment with like-minded peers, being taught by empathetic teachers who have specialized training and experience.

At Westmount’s Elementary Campus, we follow Alberta Education’s program of studies (https://education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/). Generally speaking, the pace of our instructional programming is accelerated, meaning that curriculum is taught in 60 – 65% of the time it might take in a typical elementary school. Using an “inside out” approach, however, we strive to first know and honour our students and their individual learning needs. Curriculum delivery is differentiated based on students’ individual characteristics.

We value academic achievement, but find that it is best served by programming which places student need as its primary objective. We facilitate and support the attainment of 21C learning goals through the development of critical and creative thinking, problem-finding, problem-solving, collaboration and informed decision-making.

Alberta Education’s Program of Studies is augmented by providing students a variety of learning experiences that support the development of lifelong learning goals and aspirations. We also provide students with access to many, varied and advanced human and material resources with in and outside of the school.

At the Elementary Campus, our programming balances 4 key domains:

The Affective Curriculum: Teaching and supporting students to know, manage and advocate for themselves.

Social Responsibility: To think, feel and create together, to respect and include others, and to help the community.

Health and Wellness: To live in the moment, know their feelings and make healthy choices.

Academic Achievement: To wonder and explore, to engage in their learning, and to grow in their knowledge of how they learn.

We believe that by working towards an effective balance of these elements, we will teach, model and support the development of Awareness, Perspective and Resilience.

Regrouping and Acceleration

Westmount elementary students are regrouped for Language Arts and Mathematics according to demonstrated subject knowledge, learning style, and their readiness factors. Subject and grade level acceleration is also facilitated where supported by evidence.

Recent Elementary News

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    It’s PUDDLE JUMPING Season

    Spring is here and puddle jumping season has arrived! Please make sure your child has an extra pair of clothes (including an extra pair of socks) in their school bag in case they get wet.  Unfortunately, the office is unable to supply extra clothing for students who choose to jump in puddles. Thank you for your cooperation and support.   [...]

  • Photo of Magnifying Glass with text inside glass

    Elementary Campus is Calling for More WCS Parent/Guardian Volunteer Drivers

    Do you like to drive?  Do you love listening to the happy chatter of Westmount children? Then we are looking for you!! To become a volunteer driver: Visit the Volunteering page on the Westmount Website and review the volunteer process and documents. Volunteer driving is  a Category A volunteer activity, so there are a number of steps to complete: Request [...]

  • Report Cards Sign

    PowerSchool Parent Portal for the Elementary Campus Disabled until March 18 @ 4pm

    The PowerSchool Parent portal for the elementary campus will be disabled until Monday, March 18, 2019, at 4:00 pm to allow teachers to enter marks and comments into the system.   Report cards go live in PowerSchool for the elementary campus at 4:00 pm on March 18, 2019.

Upcoming Elementary Events

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 5, 2019

FT 4C

FT 4C

April 9

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School Council Meeting

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Cannabis and Calgary’s Youth Presentation

Cannabis and Calgary’s Youth Presentation

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Spring LEAD Begins April 12

Spring LEAD Begins April 12

April 12 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

FT 4TBE

FT 4TBE

April 15