Nov 30, 2022
Dear HWW Students, Families, and Community members,
Our staff enjoyed a wonderful day of professional learning on Friday. The collaboration within subject teams and across the larger staff was so rich. Our focus was on supporting students who are not yet finding success in their courses, through sharing high impact instructional strategies.
We also know that students are working hard to be successful in this second half of the semester and we remind students to take in the before school tutorials, and after school Math and Science help.
Thank you to all of the parents/ guardians who were able to attend our School Council presentation from CCASA this week. Our next school council meeting will be Monday, December 19 at 6:30 pm and our school guest speaker will be Barb McKay, our Learning Leader in Math.
A reminder to parents/guardians to please update your school demographic information if you have not already done so. We are well on our way but would love 100% accuracy!
This week as the calendar turns to December, we are beginning our 12 Days of December. Please find below the scheduled activities.
Come on out to see The Wonders of Wise Wood a variety show that showcases the many talents of the students of Wise Wood. A night filled with singing, dancing and beautiful music. The show is playing next week, December 6th, 7th and 8th. Showtime starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the Drama room door for students and staff and $10 for adults. If you have any questions, contact Mr. McDonald at email@example.com.
Stay cozy out there,
Holiday Support for Warrior Families in Need
Henry Wise Wood's 2022 Holiday drive to support Warrior families in need will begin next week.
We ask if that you would like to be a part of supporting some of our families this holiday that staff, students and families consider donating cash or gift cards for the following businesses:
· Shoppers Drug Mart
· Canadian Tire
· Chinook Centre
· Southcentre Mall
· Tim Hortons
Any cash donations will be used to purchase gift cards for the locations listed above and will be presented to Wise Wood families with identified need this holiday season.
Here is how you can help: Send in a cash OR gift card donation to the main office in an envelope by December 12, 2022.
You can remain anonymous, or feel free to include a card from you/your family with your name(s) if you like.
Thank you in advance for your support of Warrior families in need this holiday season!
The 12 Days of Wise Wood
The 12 Days of Wise Wood is back this year, and will be taking place from December 1st through December 16th! There will be a different event/activity happening each day, along with a “scavenger hunt” throughout all 12 days. Events include things like creating a snowflake, a door decorating contest, Ugly Sweater Day, PJ Day, and Name that Tune just to mention a few. The scavenger hunt will be happening throughout all the 12 days, with there being a specific laminated picture hidden around the school each day and a riddle leading you to find that picture! You will be able to see the riddles and picture examples on our school Instagram, as well as on the TVs around the first floor. The more scavenger items you find, the better chances you have at winning gift cards to Starbucks! You place the scavenger items from each day on a tree (Trees will be handed out in Warrior Connect on December 2nd), and you submit trees by Monday December 19th to Mr Pilley in the Leadership room or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by picture to the school Instagram @wisewoodwarriors. Each individual scavenger item on your tree, counts as a ballot to win the gift card! Gift card draws will happen on December 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Flash Sale…Super Cheap Items!
On Thursday December 1st the Leadership class will be hosting a flash sale in the main foyer to clear out some old clothing stock! We have imited sizes, make sure you check out the school Instagram to see how many of each item. It includes $10 Toques, $10 Warriors Leggings, $15 Sweat Pants and $30 hoodies to name a few. It is first come first serve and cash only!
HWW On-line Demographics Reminder
We have 537 families that have not completed their online forms to date. As this is extremely important, please take the time to do this. https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/
The Winter concert is quickly approaching on Dec 14th, please start checking for band uniform pieces. White button-up shirt, black bottoms, black socks and shoes. More detailed information has been sent through school messenger and with students.
Our next date after that is Dec 17th at 10:30am. Please continue to use Signup Genius for bingo volunteering.
For up-to-date schedules and results, please go to the Calgary High School Athletics page
Our Friends of Wise Wood are hosting a wine draw. Find a HWW football player to get your chance at one of 5 awesome wine packages. First prize wins approximately 4 cases of wine with all of the top 5 winning at least 1 box of wine. Get your ticket now! All funds raised go to lowering costs for our athletes and allows us to provide a richer and safer experience for our student athletes. Tickets on sale for $20 each until Dec 8th. For more information contact Casey Fraser email@example.com
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Are you considering a career in the trades? Did you know that Alberta apprenticeship programs cover more than 50 designated trades and occupations, and you could potentially start an apprenticeship while in high school?
CAREERS (careersnextgen.ca) works with Alberta schools to connect students to employers for paid internships linked to Off-Campus Education. Parents and students are invited to join a diverse group of employers to learn about career opportunities in the skilled trades and related occupations during one of the following Skilled Trades and Internship Fairs:
November 30, 2022 - James Fowler High School
February 22, 2023 - Lord Beaverbrook High School
March 22, 2023 - Notre Dame High School
See Ms. Belliveau in room 115 if interested in learning more about the trades and the opportunity to earn credits, gain experience and get paid.
Community Education Sessions through AHS
There are upcoming virtual sessions on Caregiver Self-Care and Co-Regulating with your Child; Mindfulness: Supporting your Child's Social and Emotional Well-being; and Understanding Teen Mental Health and Wellness. You can sign up for one of these sessions using this link.
Calgary Counselling Centre
· Provides counselling services; scaled fees based on income
· Call 403-691-5991
Carya Counselling Services
o Provides family counselling for children 0-18 years old
o Cost is not a barrier
o Counselling services are provided on a pay what you can basis
o Provides language specific counselling in Punjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese and more
o Contact intake at 403-205-5244 or firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Community Resource Team 403-299-9699 or 1-800-536-6106 24-hour Crisis Line
§ Eastside Family Centre 403-299-9696 (Northgate Village Mall, #255, 495 36 Street NE)
o No charge, walk-in counselling for families, couples and individuals
o Focused counselling or e- therapy (via email)
§ Reach 117 – 7 Avenue SW
o No cost, walk in clinical and mental health supports to clients (15-24 years old)
Mobile Response Team
§ 403-266-1605 (Distress Centre Hotline for referral)
§ Outreach team of nurses, social workers and psychologists available to the general public to assist during times of crisis or distress.
There is a new general scholarship
tutorial titled HWW Scholarship Video 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 (NOV 2022 and DEC 2022 posted) or ‘Resources’ such as the Handbook or Video. *Students can also access this information in the Student Services D2L shell/Content/Scholarships.
The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Applying to Scholarships
How to Win the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
The Chinese Academy Virtual Information Night
During this Information Night you will be presented with an introduction and overview of our school:
Dates: English – Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
Chinese - Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Pre-show starting at 5:30 pm.
Speakers: Principal Vicky Liang and Assistant Superintendent Maureen Hall
Registration: It is "first come-first served". The maximum capacity is 100 participants.
Link: Click Here
Meeting ID: 867 1662 8860
Contact Information: Tel: 403-777-7663 Email: email@example.com