Wednesday Warrior May 31, 2023
Dear HWW Students, Families, and Community members,
As promised, Graduation 2023 was an outstanding event. We were so proud of our Class of Warriors who crossed the stage. It was a beautiful Ceremony followed by a delightful banquet, delicious food, wonderful speeches and even one of our Warrior parents DJing!
This week our sports teams have been working hard in Playoffs. We are proud of our progress right to semi-finals for Girls Rugby and Sr. Boys Rugby. Our Girls Field Hockey team progresses to City Finals on Monday and our Jr Boys Rugby play Friday at home in the semis. Great season by Soccer and we have 4 Warriors heading to Provincials for Track this weekend!
This Friday, June 2, we are holding a Pep Rally within an extended Warrior Connect. The Pep Rally will happen twice, those Warrior Connect classes not in the gym will be with their teacher on the field for carnival games or enjoying a wrap-up class party. Regular attendance will be taken. We are looking forward to a fun, school spirited event celebrating our Artists, Scholars and Champions!
Please keep an eye on the exam schedule for June. Diploma exams begin June 12-27 but classes go right until the 15th, with non diploma exams written both in and out of class. There are credit recovery opportunities for your student as well. We are attaching the June schedule for your reference.
We are excited to welcome June on Thursday! Some of the things we will be celebrating include Spirit week led by the Leadership students, Pride Month led by our GSA and our first Cultural Expo on Tuesday. Students, don’t forget to dress in your Cultural Wear on Tuesday and sign up to host a booth in the Courtyard. QR code on our Instagram.
Enjoy the glorious sunshine,
Junior Boys – Semi-Final HOME game this coming Friday, June 2nd, 2023 kickoff 4:45pm. Our Junior Boys will take on the winner of Western vs Bowness in the final step toward City Championships. A huge home crowd would be appreciated to cheer our Warriors on!
Athletic Awards Banquet:
Please see the attached information regarding the Athletic Awards Banquet on June 7. Parents/Guardians will be contacted via phone or email if their child is receiving an award at this event.
City Finals - Field Hockey @ UofC June 5 @ 3:30pm
Fri June 2nd
Jr. Boys Rugby SEMI FINALS - HWW (1st) vs TBD @ Henry Wise Wood 4:45pm
Track and Field Provincials – June 2-3rd
Congratulations to the HWW ladies field hockey team who will be facing Our Lady of the Rockies in the city championship game on Monday June 5 at 3:30 at the U of C. Come out and support the ladies who have had such a wonderful season.
The Science Department would like to congratulate the following students who took part in The University of Waterloo Chemistry Contests. The Waterloo Chemistry Contests are difficult chemistry exams that penalize wrong responses. This year around 5000 students wrote the Avogadro contest and 1500 wrote the Chem 13 contest.
The Waterloo Chem 13 Contest:
Josh B scored in the top 50% of Canadian participants
Thomas R scored in the top 30% of Canadian participants
The Avogadro Contest:
Our Warriors beat the World Average on this contest by 21%
The following students placed in the top 10 out of 103 Calgary participants and within the top 130 of 2957 Canadian participants:
The following students also participated in the Avogadro Contest and helped us beat the World Average:
The Science Department would like to congratulate team “Triene Our Best” and team “Free Radicals” who tied for Silver at the APEGA Science Olympics last Saturday.
Teams were tasked with a build ahead challenge that involved building a model of a power transmission tower, on budget, that could withstand both vertical and horizontal forces. Teams were also given a challenge on competition day to build a structure, on budget, that could hold a 1kg mass and withstand a simulated earthquake without collapsing.
Thanks to Mr. Watt and Mr. McMechan for coaching our teams and to Mr. Girling for his help in building the base platform for the towers.
Reminders from the Library/Learning Commons
I.B. exams are done and textbooks are no longer needed. A gentle reminder to please return them as soon as possible. They need to be ready for next years’ classes.
Library Books: Also a gentle reminder that all Library books are due back by June 14th, 2023. If you, by chance have lost it/them, please pay at the Business Office.
2 June – Spring Concert
Bethany Chapel - 3333 Richardson Way SW
Permission forms have gone home with students
Students will be going to the church directly after school for rehearsals
Dinner will be provided
Concert dress is required (white shirt/blouse, black bottoms, black shoes and socks)
Tickets are free
6 June – Jr. Jazz at Fine Arts Night – Please note the change of date
School Council Information:
June is a month of celebrations at Henry Wise Wood and School Council would appreciate any support you are able to give.
Please read the information attached to this email to find out what opportunities are available to support the students and staff at HWW.
Community Education Sessions through AHS
There are upcoming free virtual sessions: Mental health for highly sensitive teens: Unique struggles for these emotional feelers; Target dyslexia; and Navigating Technology with our Youth: What You Need to Know. You can sign up for a session using this link.
Mental Health and Addiction Navigator
Hull’s Mental Health and Addiction Navigator is a FREE resource open to the community that helps youth and parents and caregivers of children and youth who are struggling with mental health and addictions concerns more effectively navigate the resources and supports available to them in their community. Hull’s Mental Health and Addiction Navigator will assess the needs of the young people requiring support, offer their clinical assessment, and recommend the best type of resources and supports that are best suited to meet their needs. Our Mental Health Navigator is a free, self-referral resource and can be accessed by phone (403-207-2513) or email (email@example.com). Click here for more information.
Girls Lead YYC
Girls Lead YYC is a program designed for girls Grades 10-12 who want to lead, influence, and participate in collective action to improve their schools, communities, and beyond. As a group of community-minded girls, Girls Lead YYC participants explore different leadership styles and build on existing strengths to move towards creating meaningful social change. Girls Lead YYC will meet seven Wednesday evenings from July – August. Sessions will run from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and will cover topics like community organizing, strategic communications, movement building, connecting with allies, and addressing systemic barriers and root causes of community problems. Feel free to contact Era, Girls Leadership Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Offering one-on-one, individual support for youth between the ages of 13-21 years old, Youth Matters is designed to help youth and young adults make smart, informed decisions about relationships, school, employment, housing and other important life choices. Programming includes a variety of sports, arts and other organized activities, as well as opportunities for youth to connect, build supportive relationships and learn about resources available in the community. You can click here or contact Tara Braconovic for more information at 403-801-3676 or email@example.com
Chinook Learning Services Meet and Greet II—June 5
Please see the attached information regarding the Chinook Learning Services Virtual Meet and Greet for prospective students and parents.