The school store opened on October 25 with a fantastic grand opening! The Grade 9 business class has been operating, advertising, and stocking the school store and have been learning valuable lessons and having a blast. We have great deals on lunch time snacks and are beginning to bring in new items like school supplies and other lunch items. The hours will be: Monday through Thursday; 11:56 to 12:15.
The Learning Commons and Computer Lab attached to the Learning Commons are open daily for students working on homework. Intramurals are held in the gym.
|Friday||No Lunch due to 12:40 dismissal|
At our school, we have the following clubs:
We are have been busy in art club these past few months. Students have been making beautiful 3D snow globe drawings using chalk pastel and gray toned paper. This month in the lead up to the winter break, members had the opportunity to do some acrylic paint pouring to create beautiful glass baubles. The results have been exciting for all who have participated. Mrs. Hassett is looking forward to more art fun in the New Year. Art club happens every Wednesday. New members are always welcome.
Chess and Games
If any students are interested in promoting a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive school environment, West Ridge's first Gay Straight Alliance meeting of the year will be held in room 2135 at lunch on Thursday’s starting October 25th. All students welcome!
Harry Potter Club
The Harry Potter Club is a reality! We are creating wands, making spells and drinking Butter Beer to our hearts content. We will be visiting the Wizarding World Tuesdays at lunch until June 13. We are guided down the Diagon Alley by "Professor Mc-Janke" and "Professor Dumble-Reid"
We had a really fantastic time in lettering club this year. We explored brush lettering and traditional forms of calligra-phy with pen nibs and India ink. All members put in a lot of time and effort in working on their skills which cumulated in some individually created inspirational quote posters. Watch the hallways of West Ridge for these fantastic pieces of art. We are so proud of the work of our letterers. Ms. Hassett and Ms. Lall
The West Ridge Patrol team has now been up and running for four months now. During this time the team have developed their crossing skills and feedback from drivers and pedestrians has been positive. We are continuing to refine our skills and we really do appreciate everyone being patient. In January, our patrol team was invited to take part in the AMA and Calgary Hitmen hockey game. Six West Ridge patrollers were chosen to be guests of the Hitmen. Four patrollers joined the color guard on the ice for the national anthem and the other two patrollers had the opportunity to ride the zamboni between the first and second period. Over the last several weeks the weather has made it difficult for us to be out on the crosswalks but as we get into March, we hope to be out there every day for the remainder of the year. We look forward to helping students cross safely.
The students in science fair had the opportunity to make their first presentations in the learning commons to students, teachers and admin 2 weeks ago. Those students who wish to be considered for the Calgary Youth Science Fair 2019, will be moving forward in the next 2 weeks with feedback and suggestions in order to get their projects polished up for CYSF on April 5, 2019. Good luck to the projects going through!
Hola! Did you know that West Ridge has a Spanish club. The club has been meeting Tuesdays during the lunch hour. The group is divided into two groups. One group is for those who know Spanish so they can eat lunch with others who have learned Spanish and practice their language skills. The other group is a beginner group who has been learning Spanish from scratch through a podcast, oral practice and the occasional bowl of tortillas!
In this club students will learn how to take pictures that are visually interesting. They will learn how to plan a layout and work with Lifetouch software to make creative backgrounds on the pages and borders to highlight certain pictures. They will work as a team every Monday and Wednesday at lunch to build out first West Ridge yearbook!