Western Canada High School offers a diverse range of opportunities to engage in their school, local, national, and international communities. This online showcase serves to highlight events and accomplishments within the WCHS community. Please browse our articles listed to the right.
Western Students place 3rd in World Vex Robotics Skills Competition
Over the break, Western students Ian W. and Jonathan Z. competed at an online Vex Robotics skills tournament and recorded a score that is 3RD in the world (Second in Canada). They scored 252 points, (a perfect score) with a 17 second stop time and are qualified for the World Championship in May. Jonathan and Ian's team, team 210Y, is the first Albertan team to place in the Top 3 in the world. A world skills standings and a recording of their skills run can be found here :
Exemplary Math Practice at Western Canada High School
Honouring WCHS Student who enlisted during WW1
Our own Colleen Sandham is featured in the Alberta Family Histories Society Chinook publication Honouring WCHS Students who enlisted in WW1.
Please see the PDF in Resources for the full story.
2015 Math Contest: Canadian Mathematics Competitions
- Grade 10 (Cayley) - 2nd in Alberta – 6th in Canada (1429 schools)
- Grade 11 (Fermat) - 1st in Alberta – 22nd in Canada (1386 schools)
- Grade 10 (Galois) - 1st in Alberta – 5th in Canada (7048 schools)
- Grade 11 (Hypatia) - 1st in Alberta – 2nd in Canada (6171 schools)
- Grade 12 (Euclid) - 1st in Alberta – 12th in Canada (1499 schools)
NOTE: The team scores are based on the total of the top three scoring students in the school.
Alberta High School Mathematics Contests
- Part I: (Multiple Choice) - 1st in Alberta – in fact we had the top three individual scores in the province (644 students)
- Part II: (Written) - 1st in Alberta - on this one we had the top four individual scores (57 students were invited to write)
Our top student Mathlete, Max (Ruiming) Xiong has been invited to be part of a 5-member Canadian team travelling to Russia this August to participate in a Tournament of the Towns conference.
Youth in Action Raises more than $2000 for Alberta Children's Hospital