Raptor Shack

The school store opened on October 25 with a fantastic grand opening! The Grade 9 business class has been operating, advertising, and stocking the school store and have been learning valuable lessons and having a blast. We have great deals on lunch time snacks and are beginning to bring in new items like school supplies and other lunch items. The hours will be: Monday through Thursday; 11:56 to 12:15.

Lunchtime Schedule

The Learning Commons and Computer Lab attached to the Learning Commons are open daily for students working on homework. Intramurals are held in the gym.

DayActivities (Grade)
MondayIntramurals (7)
Learning Commons (5, 8, 9)
TuesdayIntramurals (5)
Learning Commons (6,7)
WednesdayIntramurals (6)
Learning Commons (5, 8, 9)
ThursdayIntramurals (8,9)
Learning Commons (6,7)
FridayNo Lunch due to 12:40 dismissal


At our school, we have the following clubs:

Art Club

Art Installation Club 

Students have been meeting on Mondays at lunch to work on a diverse number of artistic endeavors. For example, some students are working on a tee-shirt logo design for Safe and Caring Schools upcoming Orange Shirt Day in September and will submit their work by Friday, May 17 2019 as part of the Every Child Matters Campaign.

Other students are working on building a multi-media “We the West” piece of art that represents all that we do as Raptors in a collaborate art piece combining photography, paint, and other media. We hope to have this installed on our school walls by June so stay tuned for the unveiling.

There are also students developing a plan for installing an interactive mural in our school. We also have been encouraging students to consider entering their art work into The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta contest titled “Plants…A Walk in Our World” as well as the Into the Woods poster contest.

This club has also been a space for Raptor artists to gather and also draw, sketch and just do what they love over the lunch hour together. We encourage students to join us any Monday when you feel like engaging your artistic self, we’d love to see you. Ms. Bartlett and Ms. Hassett

Chess and Games

Cooking Club

Cup Stacking Club

We have begun a cup stacking club at West Ridge School. This is a fun, challenging bit of hand-eye co-ordination. Students are challenged to create different cup pyramids in as short a time as possible. Please check out the YouTube video below to see what it is all about! This club is open to all students and runs Tuesdays at lunch.


Eco-Action Club

Is this you? I’m interested in greening indoor spaces. I want to find out about and maybe grow a vertical garden. I would like to try growing my own food. Naturalization and landscaping are pretty cool. I just like the word horticulture! Then we have the club for you! We will be meeting on Wednesdays at lunch in Mrs. Hastie’s room (2135), and will welcome your green thumb ideas and creativity! Sponsored by Mrs. Hastie and Ms. Hunter. 

Eco-Leaders Club

Grade 5 students have been participating in an Eco Leaders Club this year. We received a grant from the City of Calgary to take on a sustainability project at our school. Students in the club will be sharing our work at the Mayor’s Environmental Expo on June 5. Please read about what our club has been up to this year!

Environment Club

French Club

GSA

If any students are interested in promoting a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive school environment, West Ridge's first Gay Straight Alliance meeting of the year will be held in room 2135 at lunch on Thursday’s starting October 25th. All students welcome!

Handwriting Club

Harry Potter Club

The Harry Potter Club is a reality! We are creating wands, making spells and drinking Butter Beer to our hearts content. We will be visiting the Wizarding World Tuesdays at lunch until June 13. We are guided down the Diagon Alley by "Professor Mc-Janke" and "Professor Dumble-Reid"

Jazz Club 

The Jazz club started Wed. Sept. 26 after school. It runs to 4:15 every Wednesday. We are trying to build this group up to hopefully perform in the future. We have begun working on Louis Street Blues and Louie Louie. Talk to Ms. Kryluk if you are interested in being a part of the jazz band!

Lettering Club

We had a really fantastic time in lettering club this year. We explored brush lettering and traditional forms of calligra-phy with pen nibs and India ink. All members put in a lot of time and effort in working on their skills which cumulated in some individually created inspirational quote posters. Watch the hallways of West Ridge for these fantastic pieces of art. We are so proud of the work of our letterers. Ms. Hassett and Ms. Lall

Lunch Break Spanish

The Lunch Break Spanish club had it’s first meeting this Tuesday. This club is for those wanting to learn a bit of Spanish and for those who know some Spanish and want the opportunity to practice with other club members.

Math Club

Students in Grade 5 were given the opportunity to participate in a month long Math club culminating in a Canada wide Math challenge, The Beaver Computing Challenge by the University of Waterloo. We have been practicing for the last three weeks and look forward to taking on the challenge next week.

Me 2 We Club

Rafiki Sales 

School Patrols

The West Ridge Patrol team has now been up and running for four months now. During this time the team have developed their crossing skills and feedback from drivers and pedestrians has been positive. We are continuing to refine our skills and we really do appreciate everyone being patient. In January, our patrol team was invited to take part in the AMA and Calgary Hitmen hockey game. Six West Ridge patrollers were chosen to be guests of the Hitmen. Four patrollers joined the color guard on the ice for the national anthem and the other two patrollers had the opportunity to ride the zamboni between the first and second period. Over the last several weeks the weather has made it difficult for us to be out on the crosswalks but as we get into March, we hope to be out there every day for the remainder of the year. We look forward to helping students cross safely.

Science Fair

The students in science fair had the opportunity to make their first presentations in the learning commons to students, teachers and admin 2 weeks ago. Those students who wish to be considered for the Calgary Youth Science Fair 2019, will be moving forward in the next 2 weeks with feedback and suggestions in order to get their projects polished up for CYSF on April 5, 2019. Good luck to the projects going through!
Yours in fun science,
Kate Price

Sewing Club

Skipping Club

Spanish Club

Hola! Did you know that West Ridge has a Spanish club. The club has been meeting Tuesdays during the lunch hour. The group is divided into two groups. One group is for those who know Spanish so they can eat lunch with others who have learned Spanish and practice their language skills. The other group is a beginner group who has been learning Spanish from scratch through a podcast, oral practice and the occasional bowl of tortillas!

Student Council

Ukulele Club

Yearbook Club

In this club students will learn how to take pictures that are visually interesting. They will learn how to plan a layout and work with Lifetouch software to make creative backgrounds on the pages and borders to highlight certain pictures. They will work as a team every Monday and Wednesday at lunch to build out first West Ridge yearbook!

Clubs

Raptor Shack

The school store opened on October 25 with a fantastic grand opening! The Grade 9 business class has been operating, advertising, and stocking the school store and have been learning valuable lessons and having a blast. We have great deals on lunch time snacks and are beginning to bring in new items like school supplies and other lunch items. The hours will be: Monday through Thursday; 11:56 to 12:15.

Lunchtime Schedule

The Learning Commons and Computer Lab attached to the Learning Commons are open daily for students working on homework. Intramurals are held in the gym.

DayActivities (Grade)
MondayIntramurals (7)
Learning Commons (5, 8, 9)
TuesdayIntramurals (5)
Learning Commons (6,7)
WednesdayIntramurals (6)
Learning Commons (5, 8, 9)
ThursdayIntramurals (8,9)
Learning Commons (6,7)
FridayNo Lunch due to 12:40 dismissal


At our school, we have the following clubs:

Art Club

Art Installation Club 

Students have been meeting on Mondays at lunch to work on a diverse number of artistic endeavors. For example, some students are working on a tee-shirt logo design for Safe and Caring Schools upcoming Orange Shirt Day in September and will submit their work by Friday, May 17 2019 as part of the Every Child Matters Campaign.

Other students are working on building a multi-media “We the West” piece of art that represents all that we do as Raptors in a collaborate art piece combining photography, paint, and other media. We hope to have this installed on our school walls by June so stay tuned for the unveiling.

There are also students developing a plan for installing an interactive mural in our school. We also have been encouraging students to consider entering their art work into The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta contest titled “Plants…A Walk in Our World” as well as the Into the Woods poster contest.

This club has also been a space for Raptor artists to gather and also draw, sketch and just do what they love over the lunch hour together. We encourage students to join us any Monday when you feel like engaging your artistic self, we’d love to see you. Ms. Bartlett and Ms. Hassett

Chess and Games

Cooking Club

Cup Stacking Club

We have begun a cup stacking club at West Ridge School. This is a fun, challenging bit of hand-eye co-ordination. Students are challenged to create different cup pyramids in as short a time as possible. Please check out the YouTube video below to see what it is all about! This club is open to all students and runs Tuesdays at lunch.


Eco-Action Club

Is this you? I’m interested in greening indoor spaces. I want to find out about and maybe grow a vertical garden. I would like to try growing my own food. Naturalization and landscaping are pretty cool. I just like the word horticulture! Then we have the club for you! We will be meeting on Wednesdays at lunch in Mrs. Hastie’s room (2135), and will welcome your green thumb ideas and creativity! Sponsored by Mrs. Hastie and Ms. Hunter. 

Eco-Leaders Club

Grade 5 students have been participating in an Eco Leaders Club this year. We received a grant from the City of Calgary to take on a sustainability project at our school. Students in the club will be sharing our work at the Mayor’s Environmental Expo on June 5. Please read about what our club has been up to this year!

Environment Club

French Club

GSA

If any students are interested in promoting a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive school environment, West Ridge's first Gay Straight Alliance meeting of the year will be held in room 2135 at lunch on Thursday’s starting October 25th. All students welcome!

Handwriting Club

Harry Potter Club

The Harry Potter Club is a reality! We are creating wands, making spells and drinking Butter Beer to our hearts content. We will be visiting the Wizarding World Tuesdays at lunch until June 13. We are guided down the Diagon Alley by "Professor Mc-Janke" and "Professor Dumble-Reid"

Jazz Club 

The Jazz club started Wed. Sept. 26 after school. It runs to 4:15 every Wednesday. We are trying to build this group up to hopefully perform in the future. We have begun working on Louis Street Blues and Louie Louie. Talk to Ms. Kryluk if you are interested in being a part of the jazz band!

Lettering Club

We had a really fantastic time in lettering club this year. We explored brush lettering and traditional forms of calligra-phy with pen nibs and India ink. All members put in a lot of time and effort in working on their skills which cumulated in some individually created inspirational quote posters. Watch the hallways of West Ridge for these fantastic pieces of art. We are so proud of the work of our letterers. Ms. Hassett and Ms. Lall

Lunch Break Spanish

The Lunch Break Spanish club had it’s first meeting this Tuesday. This club is for those wanting to learn a bit of Spanish and for those who know some Spanish and want the opportunity to practice with other club members.

Math Club

Students in Grade 5 were given the opportunity to participate in a month long Math club culminating in a Canada wide Math challenge, The Beaver Computing Challenge by the University of Waterloo. We have been practicing for the last three weeks and look forward to taking on the challenge next week.

Me 2 We Club

Rafiki Sales 

School Patrols

The West Ridge Patrol team has now been up and running for four months now. During this time the team have developed their crossing skills and feedback from drivers and pedestrians has been positive. We are continuing to refine our skills and we really do appreciate everyone being patient. In January, our patrol team was invited to take part in the AMA and Calgary Hitmen hockey game. Six West Ridge patrollers were chosen to be guests of the Hitmen. Four patrollers joined the color guard on the ice for the national anthem and the other two patrollers had the opportunity to ride the zamboni between the first and second period. Over the last several weeks the weather has made it difficult for us to be out on the crosswalks but as we get into March, we hope to be out there every day for the remainder of the year. We look forward to helping students cross safely.

Science Fair

The students in science fair had the opportunity to make their first presentations in the learning commons to students, teachers and admin 2 weeks ago. Those students who wish to be considered for the Calgary Youth Science Fair 2019, will be moving forward in the next 2 weeks with feedback and suggestions in order to get their projects polished up for CYSF on April 5, 2019. Good luck to the projects going through!
Yours in fun science,
Kate Price

Sewing Club

Skipping Club

Spanish Club

Hola! Did you know that West Ridge has a Spanish club. The club has been meeting Tuesdays during the lunch hour. The group is divided into two groups. One group is for those who know Spanish so they can eat lunch with others who have learned Spanish and practice their language skills. The other group is a beginner group who has been learning Spanish from scratch through a podcast, oral practice and the occasional bowl of tortillas!

Student Council

Ukulele Club

Yearbook Club

In this club students will learn how to take pictures that are visually interesting. They will learn how to plan a layout and work with Lifetouch software to make creative backgrounds on the pages and borders to highlight certain pictures. They will work as a team every Monday and Wednesday at lunch to build out first West Ridge yearbook!

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