The Daily Howl...

March 27, 2015 -  DAY 3

Lions Radio Bingo will take place here at AWEC on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. Bingo cards are available for purchase on site. There will also be a canteen.  This is an AWEC grad fundraiser so please come out to support the graduating class of 2015.

Grads are asked to pick up their grad photo proofs in the office.  If you wish to order, please have the form back to the office by Friday, March 27.

Grad write up character count has changed. It is now 400 characters instead of 140. Due March 31st.

NOTES: After School Activities (All Grades)

Mondays – TAG program at the YMCA

Wednesday – Rock Climbing 3:30-5:00; Archery 3:30-4:45; YOGA 3:30-4:45


Middle Level Announcements

Junior Badminton on Friday from 3:30-5:00 pm.  Please pay your athletic fee.

Reminder to bring your cash to participate in "Tape a Teacher" on Friday in support of the Lego Robotics trip to the world Festival.  $1 buys you a 1M length of duct tape.


AVRSB April 1st Board Meeting Long-Range Outlook Invitation - AVRSB Long-Range Outlook Invitation

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.  

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


AVRSB April 1st Board Meeting Long-Range Outlook Invitation - AVRSB Long-Range Outlook Invitation

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.



Best of Luck Wishes!

Staff and Students wish Ethan Cook, grade 10 O2 all the best as he is interviewed on Friday, March 27th at AVRSB for the Construction Association of Nova Scotia Program. Ethan has been busy preparing for this opportunity over the past few months.  Good Luck!Submitted,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie yesterday.

O2 Presentations Update

March was busy hosting 2 members of the community to share their work experiences, as well as discussing small business and entrepreneurialism.  Helen Abel and Paula Buxton presented to grade 10 & 11 O2 classes in early March. Students gained insight into services that are available to them through PeopleWorx and employability skills needed to sustain a small business. Thank you to Helen Abel and Paula Buxton for taking the time to meet with us.Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie on Monday.

Winter Carnival Highlights

Breakfast in PJs --Winter Carnival is off a to a great start with the opening assembly yesterday, with guest speaker, Talitha Tolles, followed by hot chocolate and cookies, served by Co-Presidents (Maria Longmire and Marissa MacDonald).  Today, students and staff - grade 9-12 dressed in PJs, enjoyed a social time along with a pancake breakfast in the cafeteria. A very special thank you to everyone involved in the success of our Winter Carnival Breakfast. Your help is always appreciated!Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Mar 10.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped in setting up, presenting, and cleaning up from the "Free The Children" assembly this morning.  Talitha Tolles joined us today from Ontario to share a wonderful story and her vision for the campaign, "Free The Children."Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieAWEC Student Council(HS)Continue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Mar 9.

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