Monday, April 23, 2018 - Day 3


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Out of 200 players, the AWEC Provincial Badminton Team Noah Robinson and doubles partner Cole McLaren placed 5th. Grace-Lyn Longmire and doubles partner Finn Hafting placed 5th. Jenna Hall singles division placed 3rd. A huge shout out to coach Dale Hoyt for his dedicated coaching and support!


So proud of Ronnie Robicheau, Daniel Bartlett, and Nassouradine Haroun-Mahamat from the 10 02 class. Wednesday night was the annual Volunteer Award Ceremony at King’s Theatre celebrating all the volunteers from Annapolis County. These students were wonderful to help set up, serve and clean up. Bravo!

AWEC hosted an extremely competitive Regional Badminton Championships over the weekend. AWEC had two first place finishers. Jenna Hall emerged at the top of an elite group of intermediate girls singles players to win gold in that category.  AWEC's Finn Hafting and Grace-Lyn Longmire also claimed first in the mixed doubles category. The senior boys doubles team of Cole McLaren and Noah Robinson placed 2nd and will join Jenna, Finn, and Grace-Lyn at provincials this coming weekend at Citadel High School. 

Pic #1: Mixed doubles champions Finn Hafting and Grace-Lyn Longmire proudly display their first place certificates along with coach Dale Hoyt. 

Pic #2: Members of the intermediate and senior teams stand along with coach Dale Hoyt after a hard-fought tournament. The senior team placed third in the team competition. 

Pic#3: Jenna Hall, Intermediate Girls' Singles, 1st place 


Today AWEC welcomed “Shoulder To Shoulder” to present facts and music as it relates to African Canadian history. Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed this event. Thank you, “Shoulder To Shoulder” for joining us today and sharing your powerful message.


The Oceans 11 class opened some haddock stomachs to analyze their contents. Thanks to Katie McLean of the Clean Annapolis River Project for the opportunity!

Skill Trades and 02 spent the day at Operating Engineers Training Institute of Nova Scotia. Students learned about programming for crane operators, graders, heavy duty trucks and excavators. Time in the pit provided students and supervisors the opportunity to try the hands on by working the equipment. Of course, personal protective equipment was expected for anyone trying their turn at operating the equipment.

Mme Harvey’s Art Dramatique 11 class collaborated with O2 for a classroom activity.  In a class Mme Harvey’s students had to develop a personality/appearance for a fellow classmate. 


AWEC Sr. Band members participated in an all day music workshop at BRCS on Monday March 26th.  AWEC students joined musicians from Bridgetown, Middleton and Acadia University for a day of rehearsals and small group instruction.  There was a finale presentation at 6 p.m. showcasing the day's efforts conducted by Acadia saxophone teacher Tristan de Borba.  Thanks for your great participation AWEC musicians!

So proud of these grade 10 02 students for accepting an interview today for a seat with the Building Futures For Youth program.  Nassouradin Haroun-Mahamat, Brett Peck, and Cole Titus, you were so well prepared today for your interviews - PROUD 02 Moment!

That’s a wrap for AWEC Winter Carnival 2018...thank you to staff and students for a festive week. Have a safe and enjoyable March Break. 


Super pic of staff member, Mr. Quinn sporting his cool shades and summer fun dress code as part of our Fun in the Sun Thursday.


Welcome to Western Wednesday...thanks to Glow Events out of Halifax for a fun time on the “Log Slammer!” Middle & High School students and staff enjoyed the games: EPIC Scavenger, Washer Toss, and the Log Slammer.



And more Westerners!

Middle & High School students kicked off Winter Carnival 2018 by wearing lots of white.












Staff Participation is lots of fun too!

The gathering of the “white outs!”


Valley Connect – The Direct Route to March Break Fun

If you are searching for activities to keep your kids busy over the March Break, Valley will put you on the Direct Route to March Break Fun. 

Valley is a free online database loaded with recreation, sport, festivals and cultural programming for the entire family. It is one of 5 Connect resources across Nova Scotia.

Valley is the one-stop shop when searching for activities for the entire family any time of year including ways to keep kids active over the March Break.

Whether you are looking for cultural programs or special events, is where you will find it. Just go to and click on what you want to do and where and simply choose. Do you have an event or program you want to promote? Visit Valley Connect and enter your information directly onto the website.

Valley, the Direct Route to March Break fun in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley.



Off they go...Sr. Boy’s Basketball team heads to Provincials. Let’s cheer them on “Go Wolfpack Go!”

The Skilled Trades students have completed 90% of the second bridge.  Just one minor detail left to complete but the bridge can be used.  Great job!


On February 23 & 24, students from the Annapolis West Education Centre Social Issues Club took part in a 30-hr famine-style "Fast For Food", a locally designed initiatives to raise funds for the Annapolis Royal & Area Food Bank.  While staying overnight at the school, students took on a 'random act of kindness' and posted positive or inspirational messages on every locker.  At the end of the 30 hours and with the help of parents in the kitchen, students were first fed a light meal of corn, beans and rice and discussed food security in developing countries.  They rounded off their meal with fruit smoothies, scrambled eggs and toast.  In total, 27 students raised over $2800 for the food bank.  The torch was passed by one of the founding members of the club, Abigail Bonnington, who encouraged the younger students to continue making a positive impact with their local and global fundraising and educational campaigns.  Many thanks to the Social Issues Club, teachers Michelle McGowan and Susanne Wyss, and parent Andy Sharpe for making a positive impact for those in extreme need in our community.



Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Congratulations to Abi Bonnington who earned the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was presented with the certificate by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Duke of Ed is a program that requires participants to set goals around physical fitness, service, skills and outdoor adventure. Contact Ms Cooper at if you would like more information about the program, which is open to all youth!


The new middle level sport equipment unveiled by members of the students' council executive:  Olivia Taylor (PM), Addison Batt (Speaker of the House) and Matthew Bishop (Deputy PM).


Middle Level students were thrilled to receive a grant from the Active Kids Healthy Kids Society allowing them to purchase new sport equipment for play time and activity period.  Thanks also to Mr. Schell for making sure there was an efficient storage cart!


Courtney Connor, Junior Achievement Company Program facilitator met with 10 02, Art Entrepreneurship, and Co-op to discuss the idea of building a small business. Students will be off to the races with Passion Projects and look at themselves as business owner/operators.

Past Grad, Makayla Uhlman and 2 student/colleagues presented to grade 10 02 and Co-op 11 & 12 on Friday, February 9th. The presenters shared their experience of attending NSCC Lunenburg Campus in the Physiotherapist Assistant  and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. This is their final year and will be graduating in June 2018. Thank you, ladies for an excellent and well informed presentation!

Past Grad, Makayla Uhlman, Nassouradin Haroun-Memett, & 2 NSCC students presenting with Makayla

Co-op 11 & 12

Students in 11 02 & Art Entrepreneurship 12 enjoyed a “Paint With Connie” today as part of our Career Pathing program, as well as looking through the lens of an Entrepreneur and building a business model using art as the medium. Thank you Connie Lowe-Parker for your attention to detail and an excellent workshop. Final products (on table).

Jessica Smith - Lead 02 Enterprise won the People’s Choice Award of $100 last evening for her Pitch to Awesome Annapolis for an expansion idea to the T-shirt Enterprise she operates in room 305. Congratulations Jessica, so proud of you! The fund will allow the 02 Enterprise to invest in a hat heat-press so we can logo ball caps, etc.  



Please click here for the AWEC Student Handbook 2017-2018.  Should you wish to have a hardcopy of the handbook, you may pick one up in the office.

YouthWorx is open at AWEC Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm in Room 105.  A great opportunity to get assistance with job searches, job applications, resumes and cover letters.