Thursday, December 05, 2019 - Day 1

AWEC

Daily Announcements can be found here.

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Band Citrus/Poinsettia sale pick up date is Friday, December 6th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm!

Our Royal Robots won their 7th consecutive Regional Robotics competition on Saturday at NSCC. They won both the Robot Game Award and the Champion’s Award and have qualified for Provincials in February at Acadia University. Congratulations to Owen McClair, Lucas Smith, Cameron Chapman, Logan Cornwall, Saul Hafting and their Youth Mentor, Dawson Edwards.

 

The Jr. Boys Volleyball team placed third in Regionals where they showed incredible growth and teamwork.

 

How can you be more confident? This week's board was created by some of the Grade 12 Co-OP class with some advice on just that.

 

Congratulations to the Sr. Boys volleyball team who finished in second at regionals yesterday. The boys will be moving on to the provincial championships in Middleton on December 6th and 7th. Best of luck guys!

The Grade 10 O2 and Skilled Trades 10 learned about the trades and apprenticeship training opportunities with Nova Scotia Boatbuilders' Association. In teams of 5, they created boats from recyclables and other materials. They had to learn how to budget, work together, and make their boat float and move. Great job everyone!

 

Students in Mr. Duffy’s Global Geography 12 class created miniature wind turbines for a renewable energy project Wednesday, November 20. Thank you CARP and Jakemen for letting us use these wind turbine kits! Jakemen has agreed to come back this coming Monday to show us how solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells work. 

 

In support of our GSA students, Co-op 12 students Lance Kaiser and Ronnie Robicheau created this week's Wall of Positivity. Thanks to them for helping to spread positivity and awareness in our halls.

Students in the Skilled Trades and O2 programs attended a tour of the A.F. Theriault & Sons Shipyard in Meteghan, NS.  This is the second biggest in shipyard in Nova Scotia with Irving in Halifax being the first. While visiting the facilities, students got to see the many processes, witnessed the trades and work environments that it takes to keep this industry a float.   Applications for entry level positions are available for entering the boat builder trade and other trade opportunities from crane operators to welders and machinists.

 

The O2 students created a Winter Positive Word Bank for the Wall of Positivity.... "Good Things Come to Those who...."

 

O2 students created this week's Wall of Positivity symbolizing November 11th.  AWEC students recognise those who fought and died for our country to ensure our freedom. Lest We Forget.

Congratulations to the AWEC Wolfpack senior girls soccer team - after an undefeated season, came home with the provincial banner!

The Grade 10 O2 students volunteered to clean up Woodlawn Cemetery after the damage of Hurricane Dorian. Great work helping our community!

The O2 class hopes everyone had a Spooktacular Halloween!

Students in grade 9 had fun with a spooky slider day event hosted by the grade 12 grads on Monday, October 28. There were many activities throughout the school during last period including a haunted house in the gym.

Students created this week's Positivity Wall focusing on positive notes to self. Don't be a victim of negative talk!

Grace Ellis and Liza Vanc Gray assisted Leah Marshall, SchoolsPlus with a presentation on the AWEC School Pantry to Saint Luke's church. The church had supported the Pantry last year with a Mitt & Hat drive. 

25 students from the Social Issues Club of Annapolis West Education Centre attended WE DAY Atlantic on October 16th in Halifax.  The students, chaperone/parent Tina Halliday, and their advisor Michelle McGowan, were treated to front row seats on the floor; the coordinators of the event had told Ms McGowan they wanted to give AWEC a "shout out" for their excellent work over the past 7 years, but she did not expect the form it would take.

One student, grade 12 SIC member Hailey Halliday, had been interviewed and prepared for a 30 second spot during which time she would discuss one of the main events hosted by the SIC, the Fast For Food (a 30-hr famine-style event raising funds for the local Food Bank).  Hailey was presented with a $250 gift certificate from The Keg for her work with the SIC, but the "shout out" turned out to be a $2500 donation to the Annapolis Area Food Bank Society, also provided by The Keg.

Every moment of this special and invigorating day will be cherished by those who attended, but knowing that the work they have done was recognized and rewarded made it even more memorable.  Thank you to the School Advisory Council who funded the bus trip, thank you to the WE DAY Coordinators who arranged the surprises, and thanks to The Keg for supporting one of our favourite causes!

The Grade 10 O2 students created a Thanksgiving Tree for our Wall of Positivity this week. 

 

This week's  Wall of Postivity was created by Brandi Ross, a Grade 11 O2 student. Just do it!

 

Grade 11 O2 students created this week's board, and focusing on the importance of being yourself.

The students in Grade 10 O2 class worked together to create a Wall of Positivity based on Things That Matter, and to remind us all that our choices do matter.

 

Grade 6 School Supply List can be found here.

Grade 7 & 8 School Supply List can be found here.

Congratulations to our AWEC Grads of 2019.  All the best as your new chapter begins!