January 12, 2021
Monday January 10 - 19 – Regular Classes Resume
Thursday January 20 – 25 – PowerSchool Blackout Period
Thursday January 20 – 25 Credit Recovery (appointment by teacher)
Friday, January 28- Mark Appeals- 8am-12pm
Monday January 31 – Report Cards (online only)
Tuesday February 1 – 2 Semester Begins
We have stock in at the Warrior Shop! Did you get some cash over the Holidays? Hoodies, Sweatpants, Leggings, Toques and Masks.
Stop by the Warrior Shop to check out the items and get yourself some swag!
Orders for January were cancelled due to the extension of the break. Accounts have been credited for use in the second semester. Check out the February calendar of options.
Learning Commons / Library
Have you borrowed a book to read for your free time? Come to your Learning Commons to take out a book that interests you. Science fiction, adventure, reality. Non-fiction can be on cars, cooking, psychology, animals, travel, people……the list goes on. If you’re not sure what or where to find a book please come and chat with the Library staff so we can help you find something you may like. Another good resource to help decide on a book is asking family and friends. Small or large, there’s a book out there for you!
Weekly Wellness Group:
Join Ms. Lefebvre and Ms. O’Malley every Thursday in Room 120 for a weekly wellness group for students who identify as female, where we will explore different topics and themes related to well-being. This safe space is intended to support a sense of belonging where you can explore various topics to support your personal growth.
IB Exam Fees - $200
All families who have a child writing official IB Exams this year in their senior level IB course have been invoiced. IB Fees are now due - $200/subject. Please go online in PowerSchool to see you if you have fees owing. Families can pay these online in PowerSchool, send a cheque with their child to the business office at Henry Wise Wood or students can pay with debit or credit cards at the business office. Please reach out to Ms. Proctor, our business manager, if you have trouble paying your fees. Also, if you need to make payment arrangements, Ms. Proctor can discuss this will you!
IB Student Fee - $25
IB students in all grades were invoiced $25 early this school year. This fee covers all the extra resources and materials required in this program of choice. Please check PowerSchool to ensure you have also paid this required fee.
Any questions – contact Mr. Garen, IB Coordinator – email@example.com
Reminder that our next Bingo is March 1 4:30-9:30 pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available. We were not able to fill enough of the positions for the January 11 Bingo and, once again, had to release that date.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Winter Concert, we are all very pleased with the performances. Thank you also for your kind donations to the various charities.
Just a reminder that J Block rehearsals (before and after school) are mandatory and part of a credited course.
Please arrive on time and ready to play.
Before and after school rehearsals are currently running but that could change at any time. Please check D2L calendars and have your child check their school email the night before a rehearsal just in case there are any quick changes.
GSA – Gay/Straight Alliance
All interested students who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies/friends meet weekly at lunch in Room 218 with Mr. Garen and Ms. Thompson. We will be pausing these meeting until second semester – Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Any students who are looking for additional support can still meet with either Mr. Garen or Ms. Thompson in January in Room 215 or 218.
SEMESTER 2 COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS
There are important points and guidelines that you must be aware of:
- 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. Students are expected to be available for classes during the times they are scheduled and for all periods of the 4 period school day.
- 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 September 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.
Please fill out the Course Change request form found here: Course Change Request Form to request changes to your 2021-2022 Semester Two course schedule.
SUMMER 2022 OUTDOOR CALM: The Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) is offering Career and Life Management 20 in an immersive experiential manner for your student. Students will take the course over 5 days and 4 nights. Students will receive 6 credits for the course: CALM 20 (3 credits), Speaking and Listening (1 credit), Job Maintenance (1credit), and Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit).
Students will take part in learning activities including land and water wilderness navigation, meal planning and preparation, flat water canoe training on the confluence of the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and journaling. In order to participate in outdoor activities, students must be able to demonstrate the ability to hike for an hour or more and are able to plan for inclement weather. Learning activities are scheduled between 8:00 am and 9:30 pm. with lights-out at 10:00 pm. All learning activities and after-learning activity time will be supervised by male and female CRPS teachers. *Please note that activities are subject to change without notice. Students will stay in bunks at the Outdoor Learning Centre that are equipped with bunk beds, hot showers and flush toilets.
Click https://olc.crps.ca/programs/calm to register and find additional information
Community Education Sessions through AHS
There are upcoming virtual sessions on Thriving and Autism: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Success; EVERMINDFUL: Mindfulness for Stress Management in Times of Uncertainty; and Areas of Influence.
You can sign up for sessions via this link: Sign Up Here
Navigator through Hull Services Are you looking for mental health supports for your child but do not know where to turn? Hull Services has a free resource expert who can help you navigate community resources and provide solution-focused conversations. Contact Hull Services at 587-434-9178 or email email@example.com to get help today.
City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre
The following opportunities are listed on the Youth Employment Centre’s website:
- This Way ONWard: Job skills training and paid work program to help youth age 16-24 secure their first position at Old Navy.
- 1 to 1 Employment Counsellor Support
- Resume and Cover Letter Targeting
- Job Searching Strategies
- Interview Preparation
- Career Planning and Exploration
- Industry Training Options at no cost including CSTS, WHMIS, ProServe, First Aid
- Networking Opportunities
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Employment Opportunities/Job Postings
- Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities
- Employer Hiring Events
- Annual Youth Hiring Fair
- Employer Connections
- Employment Workshops
- Informational Interviews/Job Shadowing Opportunities
- Work Experience Programs
CALAWAY PARK: Accepting applications for Summer 2022 employment. Students can earn work experience credits and employees are eligible for their scholarship program. Apply online at www.calawaypark.com
WinSport volunteers offer a smile, a wave and a greeting to our over 1.5 million guests who pass through our campus at Canada Olympic Park each year. Whether the volunteers are helping directly in guest service, programming or behind the scenes, they all make a huge difference and positively impact our community. Through our youth leadership program, WinSport is able to provide opportunities for the youth volunteers to gain skills, develop an understanding of the impact they can make and encourage ownership of one’s experience. We offer valuable work experience, personalized leadership opportunities, a free hill pass, discounts on programming, invitations to events and cool swag. After a year or two of rewarding volunteer experience, many youth volunteers go on to become instructors, coaches, and program staff.
- The Welcome Team provides superior guest service and supports promotional initiatives in a variety of areas around the WinSport campus.
- Snow School Administration volunteers support the Snow School team with both indoors and outdoors, through managing the waiver process, through computer work and supporting the Ski and Snowboard lesson participant check-in.
Click here to access the volunteer application package.
CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Free tutoring and homework help. Interact with live tutors in Alberta curriculum subjects from 2pm-11pm daily. Create your own study tools with flashcards and games. Get constructive feedback on written assignments in the 24 hour writing lab and submit homework questions for expert help. You must have a Calgary Public Library card to access. Click HERE to access
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO HIVE MIND FREE VIRTUAL TUTORING PROGRAM: This tutoring program is a free humanitarian project from Waterloo Engineering Outreach and its purpose is to assist students struggling with physics, calculus or chemistry. One on one sessions can be booked at HERE
Post Secondary Information Opportunities
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA 101 Session
Augustana 101: Join us for a live presentation to hear more about the Augustana campus, degree programs, residence, athletics, student services, scholarships, and much more! .
Thursday, January 13, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Register »
MOUNT ROAYL UNIVERSITY
MRU Information Sessions: learn more about what MRU has to offer. The session will provide information on programs and admission requirements.
- Friday, Jan 14, 12:00-1:00pm. Register here
MRU Sessions with Admissions Specialists. Register here
- Wednesday, Jan 19, 4:30-5:30pm
- Thursday, Jan 20, 3:00-4:00pm
SAIT information sessions will answer questions, provide an introduction to the program and area of study, review admission requirements, explore future career paths and provide information on the earning potential and graduate employment rates. Register here for any of the following sessions
- Student Awards and Financing, Jan 18, 5:00pm
- Apprenticeships, Jan 20, 4:00pm
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA – Register here for sessions
UBC Campus Tours: Campus tours occur weekly for both the Vancouver and Kelowna campus. Sign up to get a feel for what UBC has to offer.
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
All About Waterloo Webinar: Jan 18, 3-4pm This webinar explains programs, admissions, co-op, and student life. Each webinar ends with a Q&A. Register: Here
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Discover UVIC: If you're thinking about applying for undergraduate studies at UVic, join us for an online Discover UVic event and learn what it really means to be a UVic student. You'll hear about our co-op program and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage with your surroundings, and how our community can inspire you to succeed.
There is a general scholarship tutorial titled Scholarship Video 2021 posted today on our HWW YouTube Channel which may be accessed via our school website: Scholarships
Please continually check the HWW website! Go to Teaching and Learning/Exams and Graduation/Scholarships. Go to ‘Links’ on the right side of the page to check monthly Scholarship Listings or ‘Resources’ such as the Handbook or Video. *Students can also access this information in the Student Services D2L shell.