Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Day 7

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Daily Announcements

Lunch Today:

Jr. Boys Softball is CANCELLED due to the wet weather.

Texting: Parents/Guardians are asked not to text or call students during class time - this interrupts class. If there is an emergency, please call the school office (902-532-3150) and we will have the student call you back immediately.  Otherwise, they will return your call during the break.

Off Campus: Now that the warm weather has arrived, students often want to go off campus for lunch or on a free, piling into cars and driving off.  This causes safety concerns as we cannot monitor students on the highway or in private cars.  Students must ALWAYS sign out when leaving school property and sign in when returning.  Students under the age of 16 cannot leave property at lunch or recess.  If they are to be off campus, they must have a note from a parent/guardian.  For those students 16 or older,  there must be a signed form on file for them to be allowed to leave at recess or lunch or in the case of grade 11 and 12s, during their free slot.   A form can be picked up at the office.  (This form was part of the original documents sent home in September with each student).  If there is no signed form on file, it will be understood that your child does not have your permission to leave campus.  Should you have any questions, please contact the main office.  Thank you for your assistance in ensuring the safety of our students.

Mystery Dinner Theatre - "Murder at the Resort" will take place on Sat. April 29, 6 p.m. at the AR Firehall.  Dinner by chef Paula Buxton.  Proceeds to AWEC bands. Come play "Clue" Annapolis Royal version!   Tickets $30 at Scotiabank.

High School Announcements

The Nova Scotia Virtual School course offerings for the 2017 - 2018 school year have been posted outside Mr. Walker’s office. If you are thinking about taking a NSVS course next year, you should see Mr. Walker  

  • African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Camp - July 9-14 at Dalhousie University.  Open to students of African descent in Grade 8, 9 & 10 who are interested in having fun & learning about health careers.  Application deadline is May 15 - See Mrs. Johnson or guidance for an application package.
  • PLANS PREP INSTITUTE 2017 - July 4-8 at Dalhousie University.  First ever post-secondary preparation program for Grade 10, 11 & 12 learners with a focus on skills development to prepare for success at university or college and ease the transition from high school. The institute will explore courses and programs available and associated careers, skills in leadership, time management, note taking, goal setting, and research and presentation skills. It will also include personal development, cultural and recreational activities. Application deadline is Monday, May 8 - See Mrs. Johnson or guidance for an application package
  • On May the 4th from 12-6pm, AWEC is hosting a Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon! 100% of the proceeds that we raise from this dance is going to the IWK! There is going to be lots of dancing, fun activities, and much more to help bring our school and community together to help raise funds for this cause. In order for students to participate in the dance portion, they NEED a ticket! Tickets for students are 10 dollars, and this includes a t-shirt! They are being sold on Wednesdays and Fridays during middle level and senior lunch. Community members are welcome to come and dance as well. If you would like to donate you can donate here : https://www.helpmakemiracles.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=portal.home

Health Canada's 2016/2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)

  • Our school has been chosen to take part in the Health Canada's 2016/2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS).  CSTADS asks students questions about tobacco, alcohol and drug use, bullying, mental health, and school connectedness.  In Nova Scotia, the survey will be implemented by Dalhousie University and the University of Waterloo in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.  On May 4, 2017, students in grades 7 to 12 with parental permission will take part in the survey.  The school will receive school-specific results and $100 honoriarum by participating in the survey.  Please visit the project at cstads.ca for more information or call 1-855-494-8855.
  • BEA Math/Science Camp - July 9-14 at Dalhousie University for students of African descent in grade 7 & 8 who show promise in math.  The program will emphasize problem-solving skills and applications of mathematics and science to common everyday living. Students will take part in field trips and engage in other recreational activities in the evenings.  Deadline has been extended to Friday, April 28th.  See Mrs. Johnson or guidance for an application package