Student Bulletin

Wednesday Warrior January 25, 2023

Principal’s Message


Dear HWW Students, Families, and Community Members, 

Trusting that everyone stayed well during the snowy flakes and the upcoming cold snap. We are grateful to have a warm and lovely school to welcome students. 

A big thank you to our School Council and volunteers for the Fuel Your Brain initiative providing healthy snacks and pencils to students before exams. Also, we appreciate all the parents/guardians who were able to attend our January School Council meeting this week with a thoughtful discussion about active transportation structures and resources.  

This Thursday we will welcome over 600 Grade 9 students for a day of tours and an Open House evening from 6-8pm for Grade 9 families. What a joy to share the outstanding program and learning opportunities here at Henry Wise Wood!

It has been a busy week with exams in session, credit recovery and writing report cards. Report cards are “live” on January 30th at 8:00 am.

If you have a question about your student’s mark calculation, please reach out during Appeals time on Friday from 8am-12pm by calling the school or contacting your student's teacher directly. We have been so pleased to see so many students taking advantage of the credit recovery opportunities to get things done! 

Of particular note is the first day of Semester 2, beginning on Monday, January 30th.  New courses begin; Warrior Connect homeroom teachers remain the same. We will touch base with our Grade 10’s on Monday during Wise Time in a short Assembly in the gym, and Grade 11’s during Wise Time in the gym on Tuesday. The Grade 12 Assembly will be held later in February/ early March with a focus on Graduation.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and thank you always for your partnership with us to support student success.

 

Aileen Smyth Principal

HWW Update


Semester 1 Report Cards

Parent/student PowerSchool Access to grades has been turned off for viewing while teachers are finalizing marks. It will reopen on Thursday, Jan.26th 4:00pm.

 

January 2023 Exam Schedule Click here Credit Recovery and On Demand

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students or teachers to request additional time to focus on course completion.

 

Graduation 2023

Looking for Graduation information?  Our most up to date information can be found in the December Newsletter here: December Graduation Newsletter

 

Attention HWW IB students – IB fees for the 2022-23 school year have been processed, including the ordering of IB exams for Grade 11 and 12 students writing in May 2023.  PAYMENT IS NOW DUE. Please pay these fees as soon as possible to ensure you are able to write the exams and continue in the IB program. Failure to pay IB exam fees will result in the withholding of the IB transcript and/or forfeiture of exam results.

 

Fees are:

CBE IB Student Fee - $25/student

IB exam/assessment fee - $200/course

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the IB coordinator at gofinockio@cbe.ab.ca.

 

Library/Learning Commons

Please bring all books to the Library for checking in before 2nd semester. Books returned now will be signed out next week to students in 2nd semester.

Starting on Tuesday, January 31st to February 2nd teachers will be bringing their classes to the Library to check out textbooks. You can sign out textbooks for your classes only if you have your student I.D. card. Lost your ID card? It’s $5.00 to replace it. Please pay in the Business Office, then bring your receipt to the Library to have your card reprinted. You can pay online or in person with cash, credit or debit card.

 

Do you have any old String Lights?

Please bring them into the office for recycling.   Please place any string lights and other electric cords into the blue labeled bin.  Other metal recycling is available year-round in the big bin in the East parking lot, along the football field.  We even take old appliances (set beside the bin and remove refrigerant)!   Lights will be collected until mid-February. Contact Mrs. Smith if you have any questions: mssmith@cbe.ab.ca 

 

Calaway Park – Summer Employment

  • Registration closes on January 31, followed by the actual auditions on February 4 & 5
  • All audition information is updated at www.calawaypark.com in the Employment section under “Auditions”

 

Department News

Athletics

 

Badminton Season Is Almost Here!

There will be a mandatory meeting on Monday January 30th at 12:15 in the North Aux gym.  All players interested in trying out for Badminton must attend this meeting. Tryouts will begin for some age categories on Tuesday Jan 31st at 7:15 AM.

 

If you have any questions or are unable to make the meeting, please see Mr. Kim in Rm #309 or Ms. Larsen in Rm #205

 

Boys Rugby

Any athletes who are interested in trying rugby for the first time this year, confirm with Mr. Gough as soon as possible, e-mail: bpgough@cbe.ab.ca.  Uniforms are measured to fit for each player and are ordered early in February!  We still have lots of room for grade 10 boys and no experience is needed.

J block rehearsals resume on January 30th for all before and afterschool classes.

The next HWW Music Parents bingo is February 21st from 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  6 more volunteers are needed to fill the required spots.



School Council Updates

 

Next Council Meeting – February 27, 2023

Student Services

 

Community Education Sessions through AHS

There are upcoming virtual sessions on Caregiver self-care and co-regulating with your child; talking to children and youth about consent; and your child's suicidal thoughts: What to think and say when your child needs immediate mental health care. You can sign up for one of these sessions using this link.

 

Fuel Your Brain

Every morning throughout the January exam schedule, free snacks are offered at our Warrior Shop from 8-9 AM for students. If you need a snack, drop on by!

  

Cinderella Project

Are you graduating this year and in need of a graduation dress? 

The Calgary Cinderella Project celebrates graduates as we fit them with formal attire including dresses and accessories to attend their high school graduation ceremonies. For more information, you can reach out to your guidance counsellor or scan this QR code: 

 

Burns Memorial Fund High School Bursary Program 

If you are currently a grade 12 student on track for graduation for June 2023 and are encountering financial barriers impacting your success, make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to learn more about the Burns Memorial Fund. 

 

Calgary YMCA Aquatic Leadership Opportunity

The YMCA is hoping to make it easier for students that may be interested pursuing employment and work experience in aquatics. The YMCA recognizes that the cost of the courses required may be a deterrent for some interested, therefore in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart the YMCA is hoping to offer these courses at no cost for eligible candidates.

 

To be eligible for the program, the candidate must:

  • Complete a preliminary interview
  • Complete a basic swim assessment
    • Swim 400m metres continuously
    • Recover a 10 pound object from a depth of 3.2m
  • Provide 3 professional references
  • Complete a police check with vulnerable sector search

 

If the candidate can meet all the requirements, the YMCA can provide them with Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard and YMCA Swim Instructor at no cost and a guarantee of employment upon completion.

For more information, please contact Kyla Jackson, Aquatic Supervisor, at kyla.jackson@calgary.ymca.ca

 

Scholarships

There is a general scholarship tutorial titled Scholarship Video 2022 posted on our HWW YouTube Channel which may be accessed via our school website: Scholarships Please continually check the HWW website for updates! Go to Teaching and Learning/Exams and Graduation/Scholarships. Go to ‘Links’ on the right side of the page to check monthly Scholarship Listings (JAN 2023 & FEB 2023 posted) or ‘Resources’ such as the Handbook or Video. *Students can also access this information in the Student Services D2L shell/Content/Scholarships.

 

HWW Course Change Requests

The link to the form you must complete to submit your change request can be found below.  Before submitting this request, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Changes will not be made based on switching to a specific teacher (or switching out of a specific teacher's) class.
  • Teaching assignments often change, the teacher listed on your timetable may not be the teacher when the class begins in February.
  • All schedules are subject to change.
  • Courses cannot be moved to different periods because of other commitments unless these have already been discussed with your counsellor or Assistant Principal.
  • This form will ensure that counsellors receive and address every student's request. Only one request is necessary. Once you have submitted you will not be able to change it, or submit again. Be thorough and thoughtful with your explanation of requests. Further emails or phone calls to counsellors may not receive a response in time for start-up.
  •  Counsellors will only contact you if there are questions regarding your schedule. Please be patient and check PowerSchool often for changes to your schedule. If the change you have requested is not made before January 30, it means your counsellor has looked and it is not possible due to your schedule, class capacities, balancing class sizes, etc. Go to the class on your schedule.
  • Counsellors will begin working on the changes when they return to work in January and will start with this form so please only use this form to communicate change requests. Email course requests will not be responded to. Thank you!
  • There is a separate link for online course requests. 

Use the following link to submit a course change request:

Course Change Request


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