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Daily Announcements can be found here.

The staff of AWEC is missing our kids very much. Please enjoy this message from us to you - turn up the volume and sing along! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=5q8YhTnSMGg

 

The staff of Annapolis West Education Centre is missing our students very much and will be making contact with them in the near future. It is important for students to regularly check their gnspes email for important communication as well as their google classrooms.

We hope that all of our students and families are safe and healthy. The following resources are reliable sources of information and help if needed.

For the latest information, advice and resources about COVID-19, visit:

Government of Nova Scotia: novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

Kids Help Phone:
Call toll-free: 1-800-668-6868 Live chat: https://kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/ Text CONNECT to 686868  

 

Message for Grade 12 Students

Please check your school email for a message Ms. Cooper sent on March 22 about technology access at home. Reply if necessary by Wednesday, March 25.

Access to Nova Scotia schools between March 23-27 will be for staff and grade 12 students by appointment only. Students will not be able to access lockers. Textbooks will not be required for Grade 12 students while schools are closed.

Essential question from the March 22 email:

Do you currently have access to technology at home for your continued learning?

  •  If you do, please know we will be sharing plans with you as soon as they are available.  Your patience is incredibly important at this time.  Please wait for information.
  •  If you do NOT (and ONLY if you do not), the following information is for you.

 Here are the details:

  • Can I get my Chromebook that I left at school or borrow one from the school?

o   You can make an appointment to come in and pick up technology you have left behind or borrow a chromebook from us.

o   Here’s how: email Ms. Cooper at coopersa@gnspes.ca

  •  Can I come in for books, notes or other things in my locker?

o   No.

 

Local entrepreneur, Diane Axent, came and spoke to the class today about Pyansky, also known as Ukrainian egg painting. Students learned the history and the method to making these eggs with a message. It was also an opportunity to learn how to make a living doing what you love.

 

Students in skilled trades working with common hand tools to demonstrate their measuring and tool use skills.

Some of the O2 students had a chance to learn about Blacksmithing at the Ross Farm Museum. They learned about the practice that is still used in different trades, such as welding. They worked together to create a fireplace poker to bring back to the classroom.

Students in the Construction 11 program building walls and stairs all of which require use of math skills, measurement and blueprint reading.

Construction 11 students building the subfloor for their hotel units.

O2 students had Tiffany Barrett from Creatiff Productions in for a painting class and to learn about how she created her business all through social media. Thank you Tiffany for a such positive learning experience!

Some of the grade 12 grads participated in 1970's day on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 as part of decades week.  The following grads are as follows, Joe Cooper, Danie Johns, Emma Rice, Emma Tolson, Bri Taylor, Hailey Halliday, Alex Morrison, Aiden McGowan, Leviathan Wheelhouse, Emma Gennette, Ella McLaren, and Eden Tooker.

Some of AWEC's Class of 2020 participated in 1980's day on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

Grace Ellis and Mia Curry, Grade 10 O2 students, created this week's wall. With the power of the internet, we need to speak up  whenever we see injustices.

 

The O2 students had a great day at Michelin in Waterville today. We learned about different career paths and scholarships available.

 

For more information, visit: https://wolfpackupdates.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/awec-decades-dance-february-27-2020/

 

This past Saturday, AWEC’s Royal Robots won the Maritime Robotics Championships held at Acadia University. This is the 7th year in a row that an AWEC team has won this competition, and the 4th consecutive year that the current squad has won. The team members are:  Logan Cornwall, Owen McClair, Cameron Chapman, Lucas Smith and Saul Hafting. The team’s youth mentor is Dawson Edwards.  With this win the team qualified to represent Atlantic Canada at the World Robotics Festival in Detroit in April, and we wish them the best of luck as they prepare for this challenge! Congratulations Royal Robots!

 

The AWEC Student Council encourages students to participate and dress up for "Decades Week" from February 24-28. 1960s day is Feb 24, 1970s day is Feb 25, 1980s day is Feb 26, 1990s day is Feb 27, and 00s day is Feb 28!

 

Canada's Agriculture Day was recognized by students at Annapolis West!

AWEC was honored to have Maritime African Dance give a presentation to our student population on Thursday, February 6th.  The students were actively involved in dancing to drumming.

 

The Grade 11 O2 students created this week's wall to celebrate our heroes within our community and show that the ties bind us all for African Heritage month.

Mathieu DaCosta was an explorer and translator for Samuel Champlain and Pierre Dugua.

Rose Fortune was Canada's first police officer.

Daurene Lewis was the first female African-Canadian mayor.

Sr. Girls Basketball Team won the invitational tournament held this past weekend at St. Mary's Bay Academy - Congratulations!

AWEC Alumi leave their mark on the world!  The attached article highlights 1998 AWEC Graduate, Heather Baltzer who is a hand surgeon and researcher in Toronto. https://www.uhn.ca/Corporate/News/Pages/In_good_hands.aspx

Grade 11 and 12 Co-op students continued to show how we are inspired by a man who helped to change the world by standing up for what he believed in.  Happy Birthday Dr. King!

 

The Grade 10 O2 class created a board to celebrate the new year and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. A new year, means new beginnings, but we all need to keep moving forward to make it happen.

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!