Student Bulletin

              

Daily Bulletin

October 19, 2021

Cafeteria Supervision          Mooney, Peciulis

Library Supervision              Pettigrew

        

NEW ITEMS 

Scholarship Update:

 Congratulations goes out to the many students who applied for the prestigious University of Toronto National Book Award. A very special congratulations goes out to grade 12 student Jonathan Z. for being the Western Canada High School nominee for this award. All applicants are encouraged to apply for the University of Toronto National Scholarship.

 

Western can choose three students to be considered for THE QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP. Please only put your name forward if Queen’s is your number one choice for university next fall. To be considered, please write a 300-500 word essay on why you would be the best candidate for this award. The award is based on superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, and proven leadership qualities. Also, add your resume to your submission.

 Due date: Friday, November 19th.

 Submission: Send your essay and resume to Mr. Crane – jdcrane@cbe.ab.ca

 

Upcoming, in early 2022, Western Canada High School can nominate one student for the prestigious SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIP. If you are attending a Canadian university in the fall of 2020 and you are entering a STEM (Science, technology, Engineering, Math) program you may be interested in this highly competitive but prestigious award. You may be eligible for a $100,000 scholarship. You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, be entrepreneurial minded and plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program at a participating university (view eligible programs at schulichleaders.com/universities). You must also meet at least two of the following criteria: academic excellence, leadership (entrepreneurial or community), or financial need. You must NOT be planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher.

 If you are interested in being considered for this prestigious award, please submit a 300-500 word essay on why you would be an excellent candidate for this award along with your resume to Mr. Crane by the deadline below.

 Due Date: Friday, January 14th.

 Submission: Send your essay and resume to Mr. Crane – jdcrane@cbe.ab.ca

 For more information on the award and the process, please visit SchulichLeaders.com .


Grade 10s: Student Services invites you to check out the Grade 10 Information document on Western's website (on the Guidance page). It is full of important information about high school, seeing your counsellor to develop a 3-year High School plan, resources & services available, graduation requirements, and creating your very important myPass account.

 

Grade 12s: Please check out the Graduation page on Western's website for the informative Grade 12 Handout 2021 document, which provides information about graduation requirements, applying to post-secondary schools, your myPass account, a basic timeline of important dates for this year, and scholarships.


VanArts - next week VanArts is hosting two free webinars on their 12-month diploma programs for 2D & 3D Character Animation. Featuring working graduates from their programs, this will be a golden opportunity to ask questions about life in the animation industry. Join streaming in real time on YouTube, and ask questions in the live chat.

 DATES, TIMES, & REGISTRATION LINKS

2D CHARACTER ANIMATION - Wednesday, Oct 20 @ 7pm Mountain: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-2d-character-animation-at-vanarts-tickets-183641626047

3D CHARACTER ANIMATION - Thursday, Oct 21 @ 7pm Mountain: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-3d-character-animation-at-vanarts-tickets-183669088187

 Register for one, or both! You will be emailed a link to the livestream before we start.


Post-Secondary Virtual Presentations – Week of October 19 to October 22, 2021

 Western students and their families are invited to attend virtual post-secondary information sessions. This is a great way to research your post-secondary pathway, learn about the application process, scholarships, and have your questions answered by student recruitment advisors.

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Ryerson University 5:30 p.m. 

 https://ryerson.zoom.us/j/91064065135

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Bishop’s University 5 p.m. and St. Francis Xavier University 5:30 p.m.

 

Bishop’s University – Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOuhqj4vGtE2pQjq9-UOzuiaPlu4eXFE

 

StFX Virtual Visit - Western Canada High School

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99411190302?pwd=SEdhdG1QcUxKbWNKZ3paL3ZQS1Rodz09

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Alberta Out-Of-Province University Fairs 4 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.albertaoop.com for the fair links and to download university information packages. Students and their families have a chance to access over fifty institutions in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.


Recent Items

Ambrose University – Ambrose University will be hosting an Outdoor Open House on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can interact with faculty and current students, take a tour of campus, and apply for free. More information about this event is available at: https://ambrose.edu/openhouse?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=165269454&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_TyBumvT0YvgZMZGIt0cSfk6Kn6JLik8IJLYhuQf88ByZLULUuAXfu704Rd8HgpvfaxPBAzeOI6hpcWyubVvzXzNIoFQ&utm_content=165269454&utm_source=hs_email.


University of Alberta’s Virtual Open House 2021 – U of A’s Virtual Open House is on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required for this event. More information is available at: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/open-house/index.html.


Alberta Out-Of-Province University Fairs – Western’s Out-Of-Province University Fair will be held virtually this year. This fair is open to all grade 10, 11, and 12 students and their families and it is your chance to speak with representatives from over fifty universities across Canada. The dates are:

Sunday, October 17, 2021 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 4 to 7 p.m.

 Visit www.albertaoop.com for the fair links and to download university information packages.


Sunday, October 17, 2021 - Alberta Out-Of-Province University Fairs 1 to 4 p.m.

Visit www.albertaoop.com for the fair links and to download university information packages. Students and their families have a chance to access over fifty institutions in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.


Join WCHS Speech Club! Want to learn more about speech tournaments and events? We’ve got you covered. We meet every Wednesday from 3:50 pm- 5:00 pm in room 104!

Fill out this form to be added to our D2L shell for information about tournaments, workshops, and other speech opportunities:

https://forms.gle/LK7VNkSPKaJ6wRki8


SAT Optional in 2022 for some American Post Secondary Schools

 For Western graduates interested in applying to schools in the United States, please be aware that the SAT is optional at some post secondary institutions.  The information on what universities/colleges have implemented this policy is fluid and is constantly evolving.  Students and families are encouraged to be in direct contact with their chosen American schools.  The website below will be updated frequently:

 https://www.insight-education.net/colleges-universities-test-optional-2022-beyond/

 

For those students looking to pursue scholarships, using the links for both ScholarTree and ScholarshipsCanada can help in your search. Check out these links for available scholarships:

https://scholartree.ca/

https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/


 THE TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP is now open for application. The deadline for this prestigious (up to $70,000) award is November 15th 2021. This award has been won by Western students in the past. This scholarship is awarded each year to students from across Canada that have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. The focus of these scholarships is NOT primarily on rewarding the highest marks. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership.

 Please go to www.td.com/scholarships for applications and more information on this fantastic opportunity. 

 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity and a way to give back to your school community?  Sign up to be a peer tutor!  Looking for students willing to tutor others in all core subject areas, both in English and in French.

If you would like to be part of this important volunteer program, see Ms. Cadre in room 001, the Learning Centre to sign up.

  

Education Matters, the Calgary Board of Education Scholarship website will open for applicants in March of 2022. For more information about potential scholarships and awards, please go to:

 www.educationmatters.ca

 Last school year, Western Canada High School applicants to Education Matters saw 28 students awarded scholarships totalling in excess of $55 000. We, as a staff, would like to congratulate all of the Western Canada High School students who were awarded money through Education Matters. Well done Western!!!


Junior Achievement – Company Program Registration Now Open

 Become financially literate and develop leadership skills by creating your own business! You will have the opportunity to be mentored by established business professionals while working with like-minded peers. Participate in this free 18 week program virtually or in-person! For more information visit jasab.ca or email jjohal@jasouthalberta.org.”

Register Today:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/161008271073



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