P.O. Box 399
100 Champlain Drive
Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0
Phone: (902) 532-3150
Fax: (902) 532-3160
Monday, December 9 - DAY 7
AWEC staff and students will be attending the Annapolis Royal Schools Bands' annual Christmas concert matinee tomorrow at ARRA beginning at 2:00 pm. Lunch will begin early with a 1:00 dismissal to allow students to eat. We will then walk over to ARRA at approximately 1:45. Students will return to AWEC after the concert to catch their buses home.
The Annapolis Royal Schools Bands' annual Christmas concert will take place on Tuesday Dec. 10th at ARRA at 7 p.m. Come and be entertained by our instrumentalists, vocalists, storyteller, and special guests with our jazz ensemble, Latin American ensemble, and concert bands. We look forward to seeing you there!
Candygrams on sale at lunch beginning Tuesday, December 10th. There will be a bake sale on Wednesday at recess. All proceeds for the Student Council.
For an update on renovations at AWEC, click here.
A “Teens for Jeans” drive will be held at AWEC this winter! “Teens for Jeans” is a jean drive created by Aeropostale in which all jeans collected will be given to homeless teens all over Canada. The jeans can be any size, color and gender. If you don’t have any jeans to give, you can drop off money and we will buy second hand jeans from Frenchy’s for the cause. This drive will take place between December 1st and February 1st. For more information please see Alexandra Pulchny or Ms. Lawrence.
We're happy to announce an opportunity for a student from an Annapolis Royal school to go to our twin town in France (Royan, near Bordeaux) and attend school there for a six-month period. This is part of a student exchange that will begin with the arrival in January of a 17-year-old high-school student, who will spend six months at AWEC. We are looking for a host family for this student; a family that includes a student of either his age, or the age of one of his younger sisters (15 and 13), who will go to France and stay with his family while attending school there. With an exchange like this, there would be no school fees charged and no accommodation fees. The only major expenses would be travel and health insurance.
This is a terrific opportunity for a student here to experience a new and different culture and to learn how other people live. It might suit a graduating student who wants to spend six months in France before moving on to further career development. (Max will still have a final year at school after his return next year, so our student would be able to attend school with him.) It might also suit a fifteen- or thirteen-year-old girl who is still at school.
If you are interested, the Annapolis Royal Twinning Committee will hold a familiarization meeting at ARRA on the evening of Monday 9 December at 7 p.m. We'll provide information and slides about Royan, about Max and his family, and about travel options, and should be able to answer all your questions. For further information in the meantime phone Phil Roberts, Chair of the Twinning Committee, at 532-7778.
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All non-construction related traffic (students, visitors etc) must follow the driveway alongside the gym. No traffic is permitted around the back of the school, beginning at the pool area.
GRADS & GRAD GOWNS:
Grad gowns are available to borrow for photos during the school year at no cost but please keep in mind the following:
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.
Nova Scotia Virtual School
New Senior Level Math Program
Nova Scotia is implementing a new math program beginning with grade 10 in 2013-2014. Click here to see important information regarding the grade 10 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 or family. 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.