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Friday, November 21, 2014 - Regular classes - Day 4 on student schedule.

Junior Girls Volleyball will practice from 3:30 - 5:30 today in the ARRA gym.

Junior Boys basketball tryout today at AWEC from 3:40-5:00.

Grads are reminded to bring in a Loto ticket or the money for one to Mme Harvey as soon as possible.

There will be a AWEC Fundraiser Dinner on December 6th from 4-6 p.m.  Menu includes ham, scallop potato, macaroni salad, and coleslaw.  There will also be vegetarian/vegan options.  Dessert will be hot apple crisp with ice cream.  Price $8 per adult and $5 per child (under 8).  All proceeds for Free the Children. 

There has been a delay with the Citrus.  The pick up day for all orders from the band citrus and poinsettia sale will be today, Nov 21 from 7 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 from 10 - 1 pm at ARRA.

Career Day will be held on Wednesday, November 26th from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to visit with representatives from different universities/colleges to discuss future plans.

Lunch today: Recardo Pizza $ 3.50

Lunch Monday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger $ 3.00

For details on the updated timeline and progress of renovations, please see the Renovation Status Update.


Student Attendance

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 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.

What are your future plans?

Check out If you're a student in a Nova Scotia public school, this site was made especially for you.

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.

You can

  • identify your skills and interests
  • learn about occupations and workplaces
  • find out what education and experience you will need
  • set some goals to get you to your future

About Bullying...

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:

  • People learn how to bully. It is not just kids being kids.
  • Bullying is about power - getting power over others and using that power to build yourself up by keeping others down.
  • Bullying is a disrespectful behaviour which does not value our human rights.
  • Bullying is repeated. It is not one instance of a child being mean to another child.


What does bullying look like?

There are four kinds of bullying:

  • Physical Bullying
    • hitting, pushing, stealing, or damaging someone else’s things
  • Social Bullying
    • excluding someone from a group, spreading rumours
  • Verbal Bullying
    • name calling, mocking, making sexist, racist, or homophobic remarks
  • Cyberbullying
    • using technology to bully someone


For more information on this important topic please see:

Nova Scotia Virtual School

Students interested in enrolling in a course with the Nova Scotia Virtual School should see Mr. Walker as soon as possible to register. To see a list of courses offered for 2013-2014, click here.


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.

Bus Notes

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.

Student-Parent Portal

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.

School Lockers

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.


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Grade 12 O2 Students

Grade 12 O2 Students,All Grade 12 O2 Students are asked to meet with Mrs. Burnie (room 103) to discuss portfolios and other O2 related business to ensure all criteria is being met for completion of the O2 program for June 2015.  Mrs. Burnie will be available during prep periods to assist you in the process. Stop by Mrs. Burnie's class to discuss a time to meet. Continue

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O2 11 Co-Op Placements

Parents, Guardians, Students of Grade 11 O2,Please note - if your work placement has started, then it is your responsibility to attend your work site each week on your assigned day.  In the event of an illness or other reasonable absence,you must contact Mrs. Burnie 902.526.0228 (c), as well as, your placement mentor to advise them of your absence.  Remember, any absence must be called into the school office by your parent/guardian in order to be marked as "Absence Excused."  Remember you have a commitment of 100 hours of work placement to be completed by June 2015.  Students are to be recording their attendance in each day at their work placement (signed by the mentor) and reflecting at the end of each day by writing down observations, questions, challenges faced, and any other notes that we can share in our class discussions.  Storm Days/School Cancellations:In the event of school being cancelled due to inclement weather, Co-Op placements are also cancelled.  If on your day, school is in session but road conditions cause you to be concerned about travel to and from your placement, you are to use your best judgement and apply "safety first." Please contact your mentor to advise them of your absence and attend your regular classes!  Continue

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Thank You Band

Thanks to the musicians who provided music for the Remembrance Day service at the Clementsport Legion yesterday.  You represented your schools very well.Continue

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Remembrance Day Service

Thank you to staff and students from ARRA and AWEC who contributed in all ways to make the annual Remembrance Day Service a success.  Out veterans, cadets, and guest speaker Sgt. Doug Allen (graduate of AWEC in 1994) were very pleased to have shared in the service.  Continue

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