The Daily Howl...

April 20, 2015 -  DAY 1

There will be a coffee house at AWEC on April 23rd from 6:30-8:30.  Please come out and share your talents.  There will be Tim Horton’s coffee as well as cold refreshments and baked goods.  To register or for more info, please see Makayla Uhlman or leave a note at the office for her. 

Lunch today:  Sudway $4.00

Lunch Tuesday: Lasagna $3.50


After School today:  Gym Jam & Outdoor Woman

Today is the last day of the TAG Program at the YMCA – please check in with Ms. Barteaux if you plan to attend. 


The grade 12 math courses are now available on the course registration site.

Grade 12 students are reminded to keep an eye on scholarship and bursary opportunities posted on the bulletin board.


Grad Fees of $50 are due in the office by May 10 and may be paid in the office.

AWEC badminton had a successful weekend at the provincial championships in Yarmouth. Adrienne Lewis placed fifth in senior girls' singles; Mackenzie Delong and Selena Mailmen won bronze medals in senior girls doubles; and Finn Halfting and Emily Olsen won silver medals in junior mixed doubles.


ML announcements


The student council meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Tuesday at lunch.  If you would like to speak to Ms. Wyss about your committees, please see her today.


Handball Intramurals during activity period – 6S vs. 7D.

Summer Soccer Registration 2015

All welcome for a summer of soccer fun in Annapolis Royal!

Instructions for completing on-line registration will be emailed to
all of last year's players. These instructions can also be requested by
emailing  Please register soon, as late fees apply after 
May 1st.

If you prefer to register in person, there are two registration nights:

Registration Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Champlain Elementary School, Granville Ferry
Registration Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Clark Rutherford Memorial School, Cornwallis


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.



Fast for Food

Fast for Food Campaign -Ms. McGowan's Social Issues Club Update:See Photos:Fast%20for%20Food%202015.jpgFAST%20FOR%20FOOD%20RAOK%202015.JPGApril 10th, 2015 saw 35 kids and 4 chaperones participate in a 30 hour fast to raise over $2500 for the local food bank ... we doubled our number of participants and our funds raised from last year, so it's really great news!Participants also did a school wide "random act of kindness" and wrote positive messages on everyone's locker.  Submitted by,S. Robinson-Burnie Continue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie on Wednesday.

Carpenter Millwright Trade College Tour

On April 14th, students in grade 10 & 11 O2 attending a tour of the Carpenter Millwright Trade College campus in Lower Sackville.  We were greeted by College Advisor, Bev Young who proceeded to introduce the college through an interactive media presentation followed by a tour of the classes and programs that were in session.  Thank you to the students, Bruce, the bus driver, and chaperones for an awesome day!Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie on Wednesday.

Congratulations, Ethan Cook Grade 10 O2

Congratulations goes out to Ethan Cook, a grade 10 O2 student who recently interviewed for a position in Building Futures for Youth Program (Construction Association of Nova Scotia).  Today, Ethan received word that he has been accepted.  Ethan, your dedication to the process that began in December 2014 has paid off! S. Robinson-Burnie     Lead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Mar 30.

Skills Trades Tour

Grade 10 O2 along with Mr. Frail's Skill Trade students enjoyed a day at Kingstec campus. Students circulated to the various booths where many trade schools were set up and had a chance to try a few simulations.  Later in the tour, students viewed different classrooms where a one on one tour allowed students to directly hear from the teachers.Submitted by,S. Robinson-BurnieContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Mar 30.

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