P.O. Box 399
100 Champlain Drive
Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0
Phone: (902) 532-3150
Fax: (902) 532-3160
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - DAY 1
VOICES is a fun and interactive program being offered to Grade 9 & 10 girls. It will run once a week during second period. If interested please sign up in Room 105. Starts October 8th. Space is limited!
Jazz band rehearsals will begin next week on Tuesday after school at ARRA. All students are welcome. We are particularly in need of players for the rhythm section (bass, guitar, drums, and piano).
All band apple pie , apple crisp, and plant orders must be submitted to Ms. Siwik by Friday.
Any students interested in taking WHMIS, OHS or Flaggers Course please see Lindsay in Room 105/Student Support Centre downstairs.
Jr. Girls Soccer game today has been cancelled. Wednesday there is a home game against Clare. Warm up and practice at 3:30 p.m.
Any senior girls interested in Basketball scrimmages, we will be starting on Wednesday, October 1st at 3:30 until 5:00 p.m.
Senior athletic fees must be paid by the end of the week to your coach or Miss Bishop.
X-Country – Wed after school until 4:30, Thursday 8 am & Friday after school until 4:30.
Important Information on Renovations (**Updated; August 26, 2014)
During the summer break, renovations have continued at AWEC. Some timelines have been delayed, which will affect the beginning of the school year. Please note the following date changes:
** Due to ongoing renovations, there will be no parking spaces available to AWEC students on AVRSB and adjoining property.
For details on the updated timeline and progress of renovations, please see the Renovation Status Update.
Consistent student attendance is important. When a child is frequently absent from school he/she misses important learning experiences including specific skills and knowledge that may be necessary for further learning. The real danger of frequent absences from school is that students will develop gaps in their learning that will hinder future learning.
It is understood that there are legitimate reasons why students must miss school. When this occurs, the school will work with you to ensure your child does not fall behind. Please communicate these situations with the child’s teacher and the school principal.
There are also many examples of students missing significant time when it is not necessary. Please take school attendance seriously. Be consistent in ensuring that your child values the importance of a good education. Make sure he/she goes to bed at a reasonable time and gets a good night’s sleep. Plan your vacation at times that will have no impact, or at the least a minimal impact, on school attendance.
Do not hesitate to phone your child’s teacher or the school Principal if you are encountering difficulties getting your child to attend school. Allow us to work with you to find solutions. We are willing to sit with
you to look at your child’s programming and school experiences as well as any other factors that may impact on your child attending school.
AWEC Network Access
All AWEC students will need to activate their NSPES.CA email account and set a password before they can login to the network with their own username. To do this you need to login with:
This will bring you to a secure web site. You will then need to enter your Student Number and Date of Birth and then select and answer a security question. You will then be prompted to create a new password. Password restrictions are explained on the site. Once you set your password it is the SAME password for your NSPES.CA email and your Windows login. One account, one password! If you forget your password you will need to go to the self serve page again and change it.
AWEC School Advisory Council
The AWEC School Advisory Council (SAC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm. The SAC is made up of parents, community members, school staff and students. SAC’s are formed to recognize the importance of a partnership among all stakeholders in the education system and to advise the principal and school board on relevant educational issues.
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You will find many tools here to help you develop a career plan. Some are available to everyone, but some have been licensed for use only by Nova Scotia students.
Bullying occurs when someone repeatedly tries to hurt another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation, or property. Helping or encouraging someone to bully another person is also bullying.
Four things to remember about bullying:
What does bullying look like?
There are four kinds of bullying:
For more information on this important topic please see:
Nova Scotia Virtual School
New Senior Level Math Program
Nova Scotia continues to implement a new math program which began with grade 10 in 2013-2014. Click here to see important information regarding the grade 10 math program. 2014-2015 will see the introduction of new math courses at the grade 11 level. Click here to see information regarding the grade 11 math program. Click here for an overall view of the new math program.
Personal Development Credit
Beginning in September 2013, all high school students will be able to earn personal development credits in their communities through organizations like the Cadets, 4H, Junior Achievement, or Dance Nova Scotia. Personal development credits can be earned in three areas – arts, languages and leadership. For more information, click here.
A reminder to students and parents/guardians that if a student is absent from school, the school office must be notified by phone (532-3150) of the absence.
When students are requesting travel on a different bus than the one they would normally travel on, or to a different stop on their normal bus route, the parent or guardian must submit a written request to the School for approval. The bus notes should be brought to the office first thing in the morning for recording.
AWEC is offering you real-time access to your child(ren)'s grades, assignments, attendance, and teacher's comments using the Student-Parent Portal website. To get started, you must contact the school in person to request your child's confidential Access ID and Access Password.
Student fees are $40 per individual. Please make cheques payable to the Annapolis West Education Centre. Once you have paid your fee you will receive a lock for your assigned locker.
Athletic fees are $40 per person for each sport played to a maximum $100
AWEC is a scent free school. This means that you MUST refrain from putting on perfume or colognes such as AXE. Many people are very sensitive to this inside the building. Thank-you for your cooperation.
Students and parents/guardians should be aware that school lockers are the property of the school board and carry no rights of privacy by the student, and are subject to periodic search and inspection at the discretion of the principal/designate of the school or other school board authorized employee. Students who do not return their lock will be required to pay a replacement fee of $10.