The Daily Howl...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Day 4

Lunch Today:  Recardo’s Pizza $3.50

Lunch Friday:  Variety

Nominations are now being taken in room 308 for grades 9-11 students interested in an executive position on Student Council for 2015/2016.  Nominations will close on Friday at 3:20 pm.


After School Activities:

Monday:  Gym Jam

Thursday:  Archery – this is a change for this week.

Thursday:  YOGA

Math help this week will be Thursday, not today.


High jump practice will be held this morning. There will be no after school practice for athletes today. Athletes are asked to get a permission slip and regional schedule from Mr. Shipp or Ms Bishop.


ML Student Council Update:



Workshop - Drinking Water

Join us at the Annapolis West Education Centre on June 11 from 7-8pm for a workshop from the Ecology Action Centre’s Geoscience Coordinator, and Envirosphere Environmental Consulting’s lab manager, for information on groundwater, drinking water and drinking 
water testing and receive a drinking water testing kit!

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Are you looking for a FUN and REWARDING volunteer opportunity this summer? Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley is currently accepting applications for volunteer TEEN Mentors for our Game On (for Boys) and Go Girls(for girls) summer camps
Game On and Go Girls are group mentoring programs delivered to young males and females that focus on active living, healthy eating and positive self image.  You, along with several other TEEN volunteers will work with a group of 9 - 12 youth and engage in a variety of educational and fun activities under the guidance of a trained staff person.
Each session will run from Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm, snacks, lunches and program materials are provided for you. At the end of each 5 day session, TEEN Mentors are eligible for a $100 stipend.
If interested, please collect and return completed applications to the office - - space is limited - - so act promptly!


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

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.  

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

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.



Grant Potter Memorial Park Volunteering

Grade 10 O2 joined Noah Scanlan and Joy Brown at the Grant Potter Memorial Park for some volunteer time.  Back in October, students along with Noah Scanlan, Recreation Director of Annapolis Royal began the first phase of refitting the park.  Students in Grade 10 & 11 O2 contributed many hours helping.  We are pleased to say that the Grant Potter Memorial Park is now a natural park and will be ready to enjoy!  We thank everyone who allowed this work to happen and to the parents for giving permission for their child to participate.Submittted by,S. Robinson-BurnieLead O2 TeacherContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie May 22.

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.

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