The Daily Howl...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - DAY 7

Student fees of $ 40 are due by September 19th.  Please pay to the homeroom teacher.

Thursday at lunch hour Fundy YMCA will be in the lobby with Info "How You can become a lifeguard! " Great Summer & University Employment" Stop by and find out more, this coming Thursday in the lobby at lunch hour! 

Discover Driving will be set up in the lobby during lunch on Wednesday to talk with students interested in taking this course.

Student Council Meeting today at noon for grades 10, 11 & 12 reps. Please bring your lunch.

There will be concert band rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday mornings this week.

Lunch today: Chicken Noodle Soup $ 2.50

Sports Announcements

Sr. Girls Volleyball practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Sr. Boys Volleyball practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cross country running Wednesday after school from 3:30-4:30 at ARRA.  This week will be the last week to join the group.

Jr. Girls Soccer practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Jr. Boys Soccer practice on Wednesday right after school.

Reminder to students that cleats are not to be worn in the school.

Rock Climbing will start next week after school every Monday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Important Information on Renovations (**Updated; August 26, 2014)

During the summer break, renovations have continued at AWEC. Some timelines have been delayed, which will affect the beginning of the school year. Please note the following date changes:

** Due to ongoing renovations, there will be no parking spaces available to AWEC students on AVRSB and adjoining

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


AWEC Network Access

All AWEC students will need to activate their NSPES.CA email account and set a password before they can login  to the network with their own username.  To do this you need to login with:

  • Username: pw
  • Password: password

This will bring you to a secure web site.  You will then need to enter your Student Number and Date of Birth and then select and answer a security question. You will then be prompted to create a new password.  Password restrictions are explained on the site.  Once you set your password it is the SAME password for your NSPES.CA email and your Windows login.  One account, one password!  If you forget your  password you will need to go to the self serve page again and change it.

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.

What are your future plans?

Check out 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 a 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

About Bullying...

Bullying occurs when someone repeatedly tries to hurt another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation, or property. Helping or encouraging someone to bully another person is also bullying.


Four things to remember about bullying:

  • People learn how to bully. It is not just kids being kids.
  • Bullying is about power - getting power over others and using that power to build yourself up by keeping others down.
  • Bullying is a disrespectful behaviour which does not value our human rights.
  • Bullying is repeated. It is not one instance of a child being mean to another child.


What does bullying look like?

There are four kinds of bullying:

  • Physical Bullying
    • hitting, pushing, stealing, or damaging someone else’s things
  • Social Bullying
    • excluding someone from a group, spreading rumours
  • Verbal Bullying
    • name calling, mocking, making sexist, racist, or homophobic remarks
  • Cyberbullying
    • using technology to bully someone


For more information on this important topic please see:

Nova Scotia Virtual School

Students interested in enrolling in a course with the Nova Scotia Virtual School should see Mr. Walker as soon as possible to register. To see a list of courses offered for 2013-2014, click here.


New Senior Level Math Program

Nova Scotia continues to implement a new math program which began with grade 10 in 2013-2014. Click here to see important information regarding the grade 10 math program. 2014-2015 will see the introduction of new math courses at the grade 11 level. Click here to see information regarding the grade 11 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.

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 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. 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.

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.




Fort Anne Running Club - Ciderfest Fun Run

Congratulations to the Fort Anne running club for their participation in the Ciderfest Fun Run. Ben Olsen finished second overall with a personal best time. Abi Bonnington was the fastest female, followed closely by Sydney Everett. Great job, runners!Continue

Started by AWEC yesterday.

Good News at AWEC!

Do you know of someone in our AWEC community who has made a significant achievement?  We want to hear about these Good News stories on the announcements and school website.  Please let Mrs. Cooper or any staff member know if one of our current or past students or staff has accomplished something that we should all celebrate. Our first good news story is about the Festival of Dance which took place at King’s Theatre in August.  Stewart Ashton, Melanie Hudson, Maria Longmire and Zak Morgan (along with former AWEC students) practised for long hours and performed to large crowds at the Festival.  Congratulations, dancers!Continue

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