Dear Parents/Guardians: As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes [...]
Dear families, Please note that the Accountability Pillar Survey is for grade 4-12 families only. Read the full post here: https://www.westmountcharter.com/2019/01/15/message-from-the-superintendent-accountability-pillar-survey/
We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with Elementary late January/early February Skating. Skating sessions will be approximately 45 mins in length and each class will be going 3 times. Please sign up with the appropriate class and time slot that you would like to help with. All parent volunteers must have volunteer clearance with the main office in order [...]
Schulich School of Engineering Offering New Way to Enter the University of Calgary Engineering Program for Students Who Excel in Biology 30.
Applicants who apply to Engineering for fall 2019, will automatically be considered for this pilot program using Biology if admission with Physics is not granted. Students admitted to Engineering with Biology will be part of a four-week Bioengineering Summer Institute course specifically designed to inspire engineering enthusiasts. It connects students’ strength in biology with biomedical engineering applications. Through interactive and [...]
MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY FOR PARENTS Please join us at this School Council and school-hosted interactive session, geared for parents and people who work with youth. Good mental health starts with an understanding of the brain and its primary roles. This session will introduce parents to the basic concepts in establishing and maintaining positive mental health with their children. When: Tuesday, February 5th, [...]
We are excited to announce the 2021 spring break high school trip to Japan! The trip will involve the grade 11 and 12's of 2021 (the current grade 9 and 10s). Student Information Meetings: For current grade 10's who are interested in the 2021 Japan trip, there will be an information session in room 310 (Mr. Good’s) at lunch on Tuesday, [...]
On Friday, January 25th staff and students will come together to watch the movie Inside Out and complete a number of supporting activities. Student Services is encouraging all staff and students to either dress up as their favourite character OR wear your clothes Inside Out in support of this fun day. Not only will students and staff focus on the social [...]
Attention parents and students, The second annual Literary Anthology is now underway and accepting student submissions in the genres of fiction: poetry and short story. The theme for this year's anthology is Coincidence. The length for consideration is approximately 1000 words and submissions will be accepted from Grades 5-12 at the following address: WCSlitAnthology@westmountcharter.com The deadline for submissions is March 15, [...]
Mardi Gras is an annual school wide event enjoyed by hundreds of Westmount students and their families. We are currently looking for volunteers to help plan and execute this event. We will not be able to move forward this year without your help, If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Navdeep for more information: (See Friday, [...]
Student Services would like to share with you the upcoming Alberta Health Services seminars. Please visit Alberta Health Services: Community Education Service February 2019 Newsletter.
Grade 1-4s will be participating in skating field trips during the end of January and early February as part of the Physical Education Program. Stay tuned for more information coming next week!
The Alberta Debate and Speech Association’s 2019 Provincial Speech Championship, is being hosted by Strathcona-Tweedsmuir school on February 2, 2019 from 8:00-3:00. We have 13 students competing from Westmount! Coaches: Suzanne McDowell and Taylor Werle Everyone is welcome to come out and support our competitors at: Strathcona-Tweedsmuir 306 Avenue West and 32 Street West Okotoks, AB.