The Daily Howl...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Day 6

Lunch today:  Mac ‘n Cheese $3.50

Lunch Thursday:  Recardo’s Pizza $3.50

Lunch Friday:  Burger Platter $3.50


Grads – Please indicate whether you plan to attend the Grad Banquet on June 24th – sign-up sheet is in the office. 


There will be a Grad Photo today at 2:30.

Valedictorian vote will take place on Friday, May 22nd during 1st class.  You must be present to vote.

ML students


The Student Council meeting today at lunch. 


A reminder to students to sign up for the talent show; which will take place on May 29th at 10:30.


Tickets to semi-formal are on sale beginning today and will remain on sale for a week.  Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 


Chaperones are needed for the semi-formal; June 5th 7-10 pm.



Permission Slips/Bus Notes

For student safety and as part of school policy, written permission/notes must be received by the office, before morning classes begin, for the following:

  • Staying after school for extra-curricular activities
  • Leaving early for an appointment
  • Student being picked up by someone other then parent/guardian
  • Students requesting travel on a different bus than the one they would normally travel on, or to a different stop on their normal bus route.
  • Middle level students that are normally bussed, but are walking to an appointment or other parent/guardian after school

Please be advised that unless a written note signed by a parent/guardian is received at the office, your child will follow their normal after school routine.  No verbal permission will be accepted. 

Note:  Full legible name of the student must be on notes.


Please see this link for Important Information from the AVRSB Transportation Division

AVRSB Long-Range Outlook: Opportunity to Share Your Response

AVRSB invites your response to its Long-Range Outlook, a 10-year planning document that examines all schools in our region.

This document was presented at the April 1, 2015 AVRSB Regular Board Meeting. It takes into account enrolment and demographic trends, programming, building use, and capacity and maintenance of all schools in AVRSB. Long Range Outlooks are a new provincial requirement for school boards, and will be updated annually to reflect current and developing circumstances in schools.

We invite you to download and read the draft AVRSB Long-Range Outlook (available at, and send your responses to on or before May 15, 2015.

An information session on the Long-Range Outlook is planned for the evening of April 29 and is open to all interested individuals. More information on this session will be posted here soon.


Nova Scotia International Student Program

Please follow this link to be part of an amazing experience by opening your home to a student from another country - be part of the International Student Program.  

Self-Identification Initiative Starting February 2, 2015

AVRSB is asking all parents/guardians, staff and students to help us learn more about the diversity of our students, staff and communities.

Starting on February 2, 2015, a self-identification form will be provided to all students, and we encourage all parents/guardians to provide information about their student’s ancestry and Aboriginal identity. Self-identification is for everyone.

This information will help us to know who our students and staff are, how demographics are changing, and will help us plan how best to support the success of all students. Even if you have self-identified in the past, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to provide or update information, or to add more than one ancestry and Aboriginal identity.

Thank you in advance for helping us to collect this information. For further details, please speak to the school administration or visit

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 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.  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

March 26th SAC Meeting has been postponed until April 16th 6:30 pm, AWEC Conference Room.

The AWEC School Advisory Council (SAC) meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 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 the 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 strong 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.  

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.  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: $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.



Foodland BBQ (Supporting AWEC Breakfast Program)

Several students in Grade 10 & 11 O2 are proud to be helping with a fundraiser today at the Annapolis Foodland.  Proceeds will support the AWEC Breakfast Program. Our breakfast is offered to every student and contributes to a healthy start to their day of learning. Teachers and Grade 10 O2 students who received their Food Handler's course volunteer in the breakfast club each day. Thank you, Annapolis Foodland for giving back!Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 Teacher Continue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie May 15.

Overdrive 2015

Students in Grade 10 O2 enjoyed a well planned 2 day event at Kingstec Campus on May 12 & 13, 2015.  Overdrive is an opportunity to get into the NSCC classrooms and check out a variety of programs offered that may be of interest for students to make application to post graduation. This is a compulsory part of Community Based Learning 10.  A certificate of completion was presented to each student  to be archived in their LifeWork Portfolios. Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie May 15.

11 O2 C0-Op LifeWork Portfolio Reminder

Attention:  Co-Op Students Grade 11 O2 Please note that all LifeWork Portfolios are to be returned no later than May 22, 2015. This will allow reflections to be reviewed and hours noted for your file. What you need to do: Check that all hours are notedCheck that your reflections are completeSupervisor signing is necessaryCount your total Co-op hours to dateBe sure you have added your recent credentialing certificate in proper section of your LifeWork PortfolioSubmitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie May 8.

Grade 9 Recruitment into the "Options & Opportunities" program

Applications have been offered to students in grade 9 for anyone that may be interested in the Options & Opportunities program.  The O2 program is designed for students who have a strong desire to work, but not limited to various trade industries.  Students learn workplace skills, strengthen their community and volunteer potential, explore through various mediums all the work and post-secondary schools that are available to them(locally/globally), as well as hands-on experience in Co-Op placements.Knowledge and wisdom from our local and global communities help students see the importance of making a career choice based on interest, opportunity, and possibility lifestyle.Nova Scotia Community College offers a secure seat for graduated O2 student from high school.Applications are now being reviewed and interviews will be within the next 2 weeks. If this sounds like a program for your child entering grade 10 in the fall of 2015 and you have not seen the application, please contact Mrs. Burnie at for more information. Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie May 7.

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