Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Day 1


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Spreading Kindness - Sociology's ML Workshops: The students started their workshops today, and they were amazed by the response so far and the importance of connection through kindness.

Ms. Hiscock's Sociology class created this week's message with some of the High School African Nova Scotian students to promote the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.


AWEC's class of 2019 is egg-cited to help out by filling Easter eggs for the Easter Eggstravaganza on April 20th!

Ms. Hiscock's Sociology class based this week for the Wall of Positivity on Mi'kmaq teachings with the help of some of our Aboriginal students.

Wondering Which Way to Go? Ask Your Parent Navigator!

AVRCE’s Parent Navigator, Tammy Ring, helps guide families to supports and services. She works with schools, SchoolsPlus, and community agencies to make sure families know how to access services in education, justice, health, community services and more.

The Parent Navigator position is new to Nova Scotia’s education system. Our Parent Navigator can help if you:

  • Are looking for support and knowledge from someone who knows what resources are out there, and how to access them;
  • Are wondering who can answer questions about your child’s academic, emotional and/or social well-being;
  • Want help connecting to services and systems to get your child the right help and support.

If you’re wondering which way to go, ask your Parent Navigator! Contact Tammy Ring by calling

902-844-2816, emailing , or by speaking with your school administrator.


A Babysitters Course will be held at AWEC on May 15th from 9 – 3pm.  Cost is $65.00 per participant.  A Stay Safe Workshop will be held at BRCS on the early dismissal of June 5th from 11:45 – 3:30pm.  Cost is $45.00 per participant.  Registration Forms can be picked up in the office.


The Learning Support Center helped with the Sociology's Wall of Postivity this week.  Their message promoting autism awareness.


Wall of Positivity!  

AWEC students working on the front entrance to our school.  Looks great!

Dean Robinson, AWEC grad of 1985 who works as captain of one of the vessels with the Canadian Coast Guard presented Friday, March 8th for the Options and Opportunities co-op class. He certainly inspired many youth to consider career paths with the Coast Guard.

Late February, Anthony Harvey and Ron Taylor of Department of Transportation joined the Options & Opportunities class to present career pathing and employment opportunities for 2019. Students were excited to learn that employers are seeking motivated and passionate youth who are ready, willing, and trainable for work in the trades industry.

Physical Education teacher Jennifer Bishop along with students Sara Abel, Emily Olsen, Katie Oliver and Emma Gennette participated in the Snowshoe Challenge sponsored by LEC on March 6th. Congratulations on finishing 1st!!  

AWEC School Pantry representatives, Abby Sauve and Mme Harvey received the Wellness Initiate Fund Grant on March 5, 2019 for all of the Annapolis County School Pantries


SchoolsPlus will be hosting a FREE Wellness Day over March Break for Middle Level Students in Grades 6-8 March 21 at AWEC.  The day will feature gym time, games, crafts and making bath bombs, squishy soap and Lip Balm.  Space is limited to a maximum of 20.  Registation forms can be picked up in the school office.  Completed forms must be returned by Tuesday, March 12th.



Congratulations to the junior boys basketball team who won regionals! The boys started the day with a 72-35 victory over Horton. In the final they beat Hebbville by a score of 58-57. The boys and Coach Scranton worked very hard for their banner and should be proud of their accomplishments.

On Thursday Feb 14, AWEC students were treated to a day of music sharing with Bridgetown singer/songwriter Paul O'Brien.  In workshops we learned some of his songs and improved our singing and guitar.  This was followed by an afternoon assembly for all to hear Paul and our students perform.  Thanks to Paul for making such meaningful musical and personal connections with our students, and thanks to the brave students who sang for their whole school!  This opportunity was made possible through the support of the Annapolis Royal School Band Association.


Congratulations to the Senior Boys basketball team who won this year's Grant Potter Memorial home tournament.

Congratulations to Mr Duffy and the Senior Boys Volleyball team!  They won Silver in Provincials in Cape Breton.

The Terry Fox Foundation was very pleased with the generous donation of $495.00 for cancer research raised by students of Annapolis West Education Centre. Our school along with 8,500 + other schools and close to 800 communities across the country and world, have donated more than 750 million dollars to date in Terry’s name.


Alexander Hatfield, Doc McCoy Productions presented to the Community Based Living 10 O2 class on November 28, 2018.  Topics discussed were skill-sets, business as an option for career pathing, creating the best version of ourselves, and taking learning risks. This was an amazing and interactive session with Mr. Hatfield.

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National Tree Day 2018

Angelika Waldow along with students in 10 02 participated in National Tree Day 2018. We are thrilled to have Angelika, so knowledgeable and willing to share her expertise with youth. Thank you for inviting us to join you once again. Once again, this annual experience reminds us how important trees are to not only the environment, but the overall beautification of our communities.

Annapolis West Education Centre

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