The Daily Howl...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - DAY 1

Provincial Conference Day tomorrow - no school.

Annapolis Royal School Band members are taking orders for citrus fruit and poinsettias.  Please contact a musician or Ms. Siwik by the end of next week to place an order.  Thank you for your support!

Pizza Party for the Jr. Girls Soccer team after school at ARRA in Mr. Duffy's room.

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice today after school at ARRA. Past members of the team who have jerseys should please return them to the office as soon as possible.


Lunch today: Recardo Pizza $ 3.50

Lunch Monday: Nuggets & Fries $3.50

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


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 a 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 attendance.

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 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.


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Thanks to Jacob Saulnier for designing the logo for the in house school DJ operated by the students in O2.  Jacob has been creating dance music during his off time and really enjoys sharing his music at school dances.  He thought it would be a great idea for the DJ team to have their own special t-shirts that promote the team.  T-Shirts with logo will be ordered in the next week.  Thanks Jacob - YOU ROCK!Continue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Oct 15.

Grade 11 O2 Students

Students in grade 11 O2 are soon to be entering their 100 hours of Co-Op experience in the next 2 weeks.  All 20 students are excited to be completing their Readiness Files that demonstrate their understanding of what is expected of them in the workplace.  We have students this year who will be in a full range of trades and professions all the way from New Minas to Digby.  Thank you to the mentors who have accepted these young people into their business.  The experience will be so beneficial!  Photos to followContinue

Started by S. Robinson-Burnie Oct 15.

O2 Students (Grade 10)

Students in grade 10 O2 recently attended an on campus WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) and OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) course.  Students spent an awesome day of learning with instructor, Yvonne Lantz from Department of Labour.  I am proud to say that each student is now currently certified in WHMIS and OHS for the 2014/2015 year.  These are to be annually renewed in order to be current. Students have received their certificates and are very proud of their accomplishments. Another addition to the student portfolio!  Photo to followContinue

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O2 Students (Grade 10)

September News! Grade 10 O2 Students attended a full day of the "Food Handlers Education Course" offered at the Digby Curling Arena on September 16th.  Students had a fantastic day of learning about food preparation and the protocol of a GOOD PRACTICE in food handling.  Students have received their certificates allowing them to apply their learning in various capacities at AWEC.  Students are currently scheduled to work in the school cafeteria with a supervisor setting up and cleaning up for the daily breakfast club. Please remind your child to check the schedule to ensure he/she will be on time and ready for the breakfast shift.  Thank You Parents for providing permission for students to attend the course as this is a great benefit to the school and to the student's portfolio development. Photo to followContinue

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