January 2023 Exam Schedule
Please see link for our exam schedule.
D2L Student Services Shell
Please check your grade level D2L shell for information & resources and ensure you are set to receive notifications.
- find mental health support & resources
- improve your time management & study skills
- discover youth employment supports
- explore career options
- learn about leadership & volunteer opportunities
- access My Blueprint
- receive important announcements & regular updates
Grade 12 Credit Checks - to be completed by December 1
All Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to attend a Post-Secondary presentation by the guidance staff. Students can review the information on the Grade 12 D2L shell under Content or use link on right side of page. All students need to book in with their counsellor to complete a Credit Check. Appointments can be made in the Student Services office.
Grade 10 students wishing to change their IB programming
Students should visit the Grade 10 D2L shell and complete the on-line form for changes and course preferences. This form is due by December 8; otherwise students will be put into any classes available in period blocks.
This message is for any student interested in challenging an International Language at the 30 and 35 level.
The Calgary Board of Education is centralizing the process for the completion of the examinations for each Language. Challenges may be made twice a year in Fall and Spring. Requests must be made at the school and submitted before the deadline. A signed form is required.
The following link provides a .pdf copy of the French and International Languages Course Challenge Guide. It is important that students and their family read this guide carefully.
Important dates of which to take note:
November 19, 2022 – If the student is successful with their submitted portfolio, audio recording, and oral interview assessment, the student will complete further examination on this date again at William Aberhart High school.
Any questions should be directed to our International Languages Learning Leader, Barbara Giannoutsos – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please drop off or pick up in south side of the school parking lot or east of the barrier on 52 Avenue.
Only students who have a valid 2022-2023 SWC parking pass are permitted to park in our school lot - other vehicles will be towed. Students are reminded to NOT park in a numbered parking stall.
Volunteer Churchill Peer Tutoring
Volunteer Churchill’s Peer Tutoring Program is up and running. Any struggling students are encouraged to make use of this program. There is a link that can be used to sign up as either a tutor or tutee on the website or see Miss Lee. As a tutor, they earn Volunteer Churchill hours towards an end of the year certificate.
Here is the link: https://bit.ly/swc2021-22peert...
Education Matters Scholarships
Take a look at all 43 pages of Education Matters Scholarships available on d2l – we’ve tried to make them more accessible if you’re finding their website tricky. Take a look in the ASSIGNMENTS bin and read through the options available to you.
Gr. 12 Scholarship information – if you are applying for Scholarships:
- Please see d2l for updated/new Announcements that have been added (and you will want)
- Be aware of upcoming deadlines – do your homework and ensure you have all you need
- and (finally….) be aware Queen’s University Scholarship is coming up fast – are you ready
Scholarship Teachers: for more info, see Ms. AJ Fleming and Ms. Jodi Blackburn, prep room 213
Post Secondary & Careers
Post Secondary School Information Sessions
Student Services will be hosting many post-secondary schools for an in-person information sessions over the lunch period - students should listen to the daily announcements for the locations. Sessions noted below:
Nov. 7 - U of Victoria, Engineering & Computer Science programs (room 121), Nov. 16 - SAIT (room 121), Nov. 17 - Dalhousie (room 121), Nov. 22 - Bow Valley Lunch (room 121).
An In Province Post-Secondary Info Fair will be held at William Aberhart High School, Wed. Nov. 16 from 6:30-8:00pm.
American University Applicants
Any Grade 12 students pursuing applications to a US university should complete a parent permission letter and book a separate meeting with their Counsellor to review the application. Students must bring the signed letter and their C.V. and resume to the meeting. Letters can be picked up in Student Services. Counsellors need at least 2 weeks notice before application deadlines.
Introducing Geomatics Engineering Technology at SAIT
Please see D2L for more information on this new program.
Industrial Electricians, Instrumentation Technicians and Millrights Wanted
Are you about to graduate and like working with your hands? If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for careers in Industrial Electro Technologies and industrial Mechanics. These positions are only for Grade 12 students. See Mr. Z in the library.
Momentum Savings Program
Do you want to save money for school or to start your own business? The Momentum Youth Savings program will not only teach you how to save money BUT they will also match your savings 4:1. For every $50 you save, they will give you $200! To see if you qualify, stop by Mr. Z’s office in the library to chat.
Young Women in Trades & Technologies
CAREERS Next Gen is an organization breaking down barriers and paving a path for women in skilled trades and technologies. If you are interested in learning about opportunities available in a variety of industries, visit Mr. Z in the library for more information.
Clubs and Activities
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Phrase of the Week
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All over the world||La vie est dure mais toi aussi!||Die letzte Meile ist die schwierigste.||De tal palo, tal astilla. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.|
Solis occasum – The setting of the sun.