One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the School Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​​​​

 

Welcome to another exciting year at Western Canada High School (WCHS)! As all our students, returning and new, strive to meet standards and traditions set over the last hundred years and more, your School Council strives to help.

 

Your School / Parent Council connects parents, teachers and community to facilitate and improve communication between home and school. We also work together to:

  • support every student's learning experience;
  • keep parents connected with school activities;
  • act as a sounding board for administration;
  • arrange Guest Speakers for parents;
  • represent WCHS at the CBE’s Council of School Councils (CoSC);
  • represent WCHS at the Alberta School Council’s Association (ASCA).. 

 

Our Members

Every parent or guardian of a student at WCHS is automatically a member of your School / Parent Council.

 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings are  in the Library (above the Main Office).  All are welcome!

Please mark your calendars and include yourself in School Council activities:

  • Thu Sep 26, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    • WCHS Career Center Presentation: Building Your Career Development Toolkit  / Post-Secondary Fair
  • Thu Nov 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm 
    • AGM / Scholarships & University Applications
  • Thu Mar 12, 2020 @ 7:00pm
    • Wellness Program
  • Mon May 11, 2020 @ 7:00pm 
    • All Things Grad
  • Meetings are in the Library (above the Main Office).  All are welcome!

 

School / Parent Council Fee

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY ALL YOUR FEES, including your $15 School / Parent Council fee.  Every contribution goes 100% towards parent initiatives such as:

  • Student Handbook & Agenda;
  • Guest speakers for CALM;
  • Staff appreciation days;
  • Library desks and chairs;
  • Gym scoreboard/screen & a/v system upgrade (partial funding);
  • Special projects.

 

Volunteers

Thank You All! Hundreds support events, programs and of course your executive. Please continue this typically-Canadian tradition and apply to donate your time:

Volunteer Process

 

Your Executive Committee

Co Chair:   Andy Crysdale
Co Chair:  Les Corper
Past Chair: Kristen Stark
Vice Chair: Kathy Stankievech
Treasurer: Shelley Anderson
Secretary: Lianne Nichols-Kanters 
Key Communicator: Elaine Dube  
Volunteer Coordinator:  Jean-Anne Rooney
Digital Communications: George Yuan
Speaker Series: Wendy Eloit
CDN Parents for French: Sandra Paire
Celebrate Western Chair: Sarah Flynn

Help needed:  Secretary, Vice-Chair, Members-At-Large, Grant Writer, Speaker Series, Key Communicator, Community Relations, Canadian Parents for French, etc.\

 

Council Operating Procedures

Council Operating Procedures

 

Contact Your  School / Parent Council

Website:  http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school...

Email: wchsexec@gmail.com

 

Additional CBE Resources 

School Council

 

Welcome to another exciting year at Western Canada High School (WCHS)! As all our students, returning and new, strive to meet standards and traditions set over the last hundred years and more, your School Council strives to help.

 

Your School / Parent Council connects parents, teachers and community to facilitate and improve communication between home and school. We also work together to:

  • support every student's learning experience;
  • keep parents connected with school activities;
  • act as a sounding board for administration;
  • arrange Guest Speakers for parents;
  • represent WCHS at the CBE’s Council of School Councils (CoSC);
  • represent WCHS at the Alberta School Council’s Association (ASCA).. 

 

Our Members

Every parent or guardian of a student at WCHS is automatically a member of your School / Parent Council.

 

Meeting Dates/Schedule

Meetings are  in the Library (above the Main Office).  All are welcome!

Please mark your calendars and include yourself in School Council activities:

  • Thu Sep 26, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    • WCHS Career Center Presentation: Building Your Career Development Toolkit  / Post-Secondary Fair
  • Thu Nov 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm 
    • AGM / Scholarships & University Applications
  • Thu Mar 12, 2020 @ 7:00pm
    • Wellness Program
  • Mon May 11, 2020 @ 7:00pm 
    • All Things Grad
  • Meetings are in the Library (above the Main Office).  All are welcome!

 

School / Parent Council Fee

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY ALL YOUR FEES, including your $15 School / Parent Council fee.  Every contribution goes 100% towards parent initiatives such as:

  • Student Handbook & Agenda;
  • Guest speakers for CALM;
  • Staff appreciation days;
  • Library desks and chairs;
  • Gym scoreboard/screen & a/v system upgrade (partial funding);
  • Special projects.

 

Volunteers

Thank You All! Hundreds support events, programs and of course your executive. Please continue this typically-Canadian tradition and apply to donate your time:

Volunteer Process

 

Your Executive Committee

Co Chair:   Andy Crysdale
Co Chair:  Les Corper
Past Chair: Kristen Stark
Vice Chair: Kathy Stankievech
Treasurer: Shelley Anderson
Secretary: Lianne Nichols-Kanters 
Key Communicator: Elaine Dube  
Volunteer Coordinator:  Jean-Anne Rooney
Digital Communications: George Yuan
Speaker Series: Wendy Eloit
CDN Parents for French: Sandra Paire
Celebrate Western Chair: Sarah Flynn

Help needed:  Secretary, Vice-Chair, Members-At-Large, Grant Writer, Speaker Series, Key Communicator, Community Relations, Canadian Parents for French, etc.\

 

Council Operating Procedures

Council Operating Procedures

 

Contact Your  School / Parent Council

Website:  http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school...

Email: wchsexec@gmail.com

 

Additional CBE Resources 

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