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May13, 2022

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Summer School Course Enrollment Notification:

Students who requested a summer school course with CBE will be notified by CBE-learn (online) or Chinook Learning Services (in-person) the week of June 6 to June 10 whether they have been enrolled in a course.


Grade 12 Students:

  • If you did not purchase a BANQUET ticket and were waitlisted -- you have Wednesday at 4:30 to get registered
  • Go to RM181 before or after school to see Mr. Smith - bring your credit card information to get registered for Banquet.
  • NO CASH SALES.
  • There will be NO SALES after that date. 
  • Please ensure that all school fees are paid. 


 

 

Recent Items


Canadian Blood Services is inviting students to make a lifesaving difference this summer. Open the door to an exciting opportunity by participating in the Assignment Saving Lives Scholarship Program.  

 How does it work?  

The Assignment: Recruit 10 blood donors between June 1st and September 5th, 2022. Participants who are successful in recruiting 10 or more donors who have attended their appointments during the program timeframe have a chance to win a scholarship to help pay for their education. 

 The Assignment Saving Lives Scholarship program is making a significant impact in the community by recruiting blood donors. This unique program offers students the opportunity to win scholarship prizes up to $3000.00 to be applied towards Post-Secondary tuition fees for those who are enrolled to attend no later than January 31st, 2023. Participants will gain hands-on experience, developing leadership, project management and communication skills. Registration is now open until July 31, 2021. 

 Where do participants register?  

Visit our landing page to see an overview of the program and a link to the registration form: https://www.blood.ca/en/assign... 


Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to all of the students who applied for the Western Canada High School Alumni Bursary. Thirty four excellent applications were received for the alumni committee to review. The alumni committee will be in touch with the successful applicants. Thank you to everyone!

 

Education Mattersthe CBE scholarship coordinators, still have multiple scholarship opportunities available for students. Please visit their website to see which scholarships can still be applied for:

 https://www.educationmatters.ca/students/

 Deadline: May 30, 2022

 

StudentScholarships.org offers links to many different scholarships available across Canada and the United States. To view available scholarships, please visit their website:

https://studentscholarships.org/

 

Scholartree.ca has multiple scholarships closing by the end of May. Please visit their website to apply for the available awards:

https://scholartree.ca/

 

Grad Banquet Announcement:

  • Attention Grads - if you requested banquet tickets but did not purchase them yet - time is ticking.
  • The purchase site closes on Friday at 10PM.  
  • Buy your tickets even if there is no spot at your preferred tables.
  • Incorrect seating and table groupings will be corrected using group captain information next week.
  • On Monday, unpurchased allocated tickets will be available to waitlisted guests. They will then be made available to any current guests wishing to purchase additional tickets.


CanStruction 2022 - Call For Registration

 Redhawks, after over two years, your Students' Council is bringing CanStruction back this May! For those of you who do not know, CanStruction is a philanthropic event that has student teams (of 8 members and under) donate as many cans as possible before May 18th. On May 19th, those teams are then challenged to create elaborate structures - CanStructions - in a display of student creativity and generosity. At the end of the event, judges composed of local politicians and business owners will be judging your builds - the winning team of this event will receive a $200 group gift card! After that, all cans will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank

 

This is the biggest Students' Council event of the year, and we want CanStruction to help bring the community together while supporting an extremely good cause. There is no registration fee - you will build your structures out of the cans you donate. 

The registration link to this event can be found here: https://forms.gle/8TMUy4kEGvkWgKHR8 

If you have any questions, send a message to the Students' Council on Instagram or check the FAQ Section on the Registration Form. 

With your help, let's support the Calgary Food Bank while also having a ton of fun! 



CSWAG is conducting a school-wide survey where you can express your opinions on some questions about feminism and gender equality! Express your thoughts with as much detail as is comfortable. The survey results will be used for a final end-of-year article posted on CSWAG's website. So...If you want to contribute by filling out these 5 thought-questions do so by May 25th 11:59PM! If you have any questions, reach out to our Instagram page @cswag.wchs.  https://forms.gle/DC6J6Ry6bTG9h6288


St. Mary’s University’s (Calgary) is having an Open House on May 11th from 6:oo pm – 8:00 pm. This Open House will be in-person on their campus in McGivney Hall,  and will be a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to learn more about our programs and admission requirements, go on a campus tour, and meet with our professors!  Their application deadline for Fall 2022 admissions isn’t until July 1st! This means that if any Grade 12’s are concerned about applying for post-secondary, you still have options!

  

The University of Toronto will be providing Webinars for grade 10 and 11 students (and their families!) who are at the early stages of their post-secondary exploration process.  They are sharing tips for navigating their options, give an overview of the University of Toronto and provide some admissions basics. While the session will be focused on U of T, much of the information will be applicable to Ontario universities more broadly.

Once you register for one of the sessions (listed below), you will receive a link via email.

 U of T Webcast for Prospective Students in Alberta 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6pm MST/8pm EST 

 U of T Webcast for Prospective Students in Alberta 

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 6pm MST/8pm EST 

  

A new camp for young women and girls who are interested in becoming first responders, has been launched in Calgary..

From July 4 to July 10, 2022, 24 girls and young women aged 15 to 18, will be attending the seven-day camp. Participants of Camp Courage will learn from inspiring guest speakers, fitness professionals and women who are currently serving as first responders, on how they too can become a first responder and fulfill their dreams.

Camp Courage sessions will offer basic skills and knowledge to help participants learn more about what life is like as a first responder, and provide connections to current police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Applications will be accepted until May 15th. Instead of a fee, organizers ask the interested candidates to detail how they can positively contribute to their community or make a positive impact on an individual in their community upon completion of the camp.

For more information, please visit www.campcourage.ca


Summer 2022: Pre-College Artificial Intelligence Program by MIT Graduates Inspirit AI is a live online 25-hour pre-college AI program that prepares students (grades 5 to 12) across disciplines for an AI-driven future, guiding them to build socially impactful projects like pneumonia diagnosis, stock market prediction, and criminal justice reform! Students learn in small-group classrooms, and cohorts for beginner and advanced coders are available. Apply for Summer 2022 programs by May 15th. Please find the high school application here and program brochure here. Feel free to contact our program coordinator Aidan at arg2198@columbia.edu with any questions



Education Mattersthe CBE scholarship coordinators, still have multiple scholarship opportunities available for students. Some scholarships that had a deadline of May 1 have been extended to May 8th. As well, the bulk of the scholarships have a May 31stdeadline. Please visit their website to see which scholarships can still be applied for:

 https://www.educationmatters.ca/students/

 Deadline: May 31, 2022

 

StudentScholarships.org offers links to many different scholarships available across Canada and the United States. To view available scholarships, please visit their website:

 https://studentscholarships.org/


Summer School 2022: Options for Doing a Course in Summer School

Vista Virtual:

  • •Sign-up begins on their website May 15 (students sign themselves up)
  • •Course access offered July 1, with completion date of August 19 for most courses
  • •Students must have completed the pre-requisite course in a prior semester.
  • •Students can sign themselves up for a course at the website listed below: https://www.vvschool.ca/programs/grades1-12/summer-school/

Current, Semester 2 courses cannot be used as a pre-requisite course.

 

CBE Summer Courses: One course maximum at either CBE Learn (online) or Chinook Learning Services (in-person)

NOTE: If you have been approved for a Dual Credit course, you may not do summer school.

CBE Summer school course requests will be prioritized as outlined below. NOTE: Quotas per school and per course/location will be applied if requests outnumber available course offerings.

High Priority:

  1. Students who require the course for high school completion and cannot fit it into their timetable
  2. Students who require the course for post-secondary entrance. (Priority given to students who have not already taken the course and cannot fit it into their timetable)
  3. Students repeating a course - Priority given to students who did not pass the course previously and require the course for the next level

Low Priority: any other approved request that is not a high priority

Examples:

  • •Students who want to work ahead so they have a spare next year
  • •Grade 11 students who want to register for a diploma course while it is only weighted at 10%
  • •Students who want to take CALM 20 in summer to fit in other options next year, but could fit CALM 20 inside their timetable

CBE Learn (online):

  • •Sign-up begins Monday, April 25 and closes Thursday, May 5th.
  • •Sign-up link will appear morning of April 25 on Western’s website
  • •Course delivery begins in late June and courses finish at the end of July. CBE Learn does not offer courses that have diploma exams.

For more information:

https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/cbe-learn/teaching-learning/classes-departments/summer-school/pages/default.aspx

  

Chinook Learning Services (classroom):

  • ·Sign-up begins Monday, April 25 and closes Thursday, May 5
  • ·Sign-up link will appear morning of April 25 on Western’s website
  • ·Structure: classroom-based delivery during month of July in 4 high schools located around the city
  • ·Classroom times: 8:15 AM until 12:56 PM weekdays
  • ·Academic courses offered, including courses with diploma exams
  • ·All diploma exams will be written at Nelson Mandela High School

For more information:

https://www.chinooklearningservices.com/SummerSchool/Summer-School-Grades-10-12/Summer-School-Classroom-Courses/Core-Option-Courses-Summer-School.html

 Enrollment Notification: CBE Learn or Chinook Learning Services will notify students of enrollment June 6 to 10

 

The Owen Hart Foundations Awards are now listed on the Calgary Foundation website. Students from Western Canada and only four other high schools in the city of Calgary are eligible to apply. Ten or more awards valued at $4000.00 each are available. A full listing of eligibility can be found at the link below.

 Application deadline is: June 25, 2022

 https://calgaryfoundation.org/grantsawards-loans/student-awards/high-school-students/

 

 

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Students at Lester B. Pearson High School and many other schools took part in @Moose_Hide Campaign on May 12. The nationwide event raises awareness for the #MMIWG and violence against women and children. Read more on our website: https://t.co/M73qVEWEOi #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Iwolb09uVS

RT @SASCBE: Our Grade 3/4s had a hands on experience building birds houses after learning about the importance of birds in Calgary. Birds are often seen as spiritual messengers who bridge the natural and spirit world in Indigenous cultures. @DClovis https://t.co/7DoX3d45Ca

RT @CJMCBE: Our Grade 5 students explored Weaselhead Flats today. We learned so much about wetlands, plants, and animals. We studied aquatic invertebrates and saw so many different birds. Thank you to our guide and to our parent volunteers 😃 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/H26VYcj1EY

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/LPMEBGH3XP

There’s still time to donate to the Loonies for Literacy campaign. For every dollar a school raises, a dollar will go to a school in need through the generosity of community sponsors & contributions. https://t.co/mzfcqpty5W #WeAreCBE