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Open House June 21 - Updated with room numbers
by Jane Couillard - Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:53 AM
 

WSS Open House, Science Expo and Presentations of Learning- THURSDAY JUNE 21


Day 2 (BCDA)


****All Science classes, other than Mr. Wills, will be displaying their work in the Library****

B BLOCK- 8:45-9:45

Ashman- Foods 9/10- rm 1

Cuthbertson- SS10- rm 7

Marriott- Photo 10-12- rm 29

Filek- Biology 12- Library

Craig- French 9- rm 5

Beeds (J)- Astonomy- Library

Reed- English 8- rm 14

Richards- Art 9, 10 & Drawing and Painting 10- Art Room (rm 43)

C BLOCK- 10:15-11:15

Cuthbertson- SS10- rm 7

Craig- Spanish 11- rm 5

Reed- English 8- rm 14

Richards- Art 9, 10 & Drawing and Painting 10- Art Room (rm 43)

Cryderman (Turner)- Science 9- Library

D BLOCK- 12:30-1:30

Cuthbertson- SS10- rm 7

Filek- Science 8- Library

Craig- French 8- rm 5

Boudreau- Physics 11- Library

Wills- Chemistry 12 (Titration Lab)- rm 31

Beeds (J)- Astronomy11- Library

Wilde- Science 9- Library

Komlenovijc- Science 10- Library

O’Brien- French 10- rm 33

Marriott- Art 8- rm 29

A BLOCK- 2:00-2:55

Ashman- Foods 9/10- rm 1

Hummel- English 11- rm 30

Cuthbertson- English 10- rm 7

Marriott- Art 9-12- rm 29

Craig- French 8- rm 5

Ferris- Textiles 9-12- rm 3

Wilde- Science 9- Library

Reed- English 8- rm 14

Komlenovijc- Science 10- Library

O’Brien- Political Studies 12- rm 33

Richards- Art 10-12- Art Room (rm 43)

Cryderman (Turner)- Science 9- Library



 
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Important Dates - Last Day of Classes, Provincial Exams and Year End Assembly
by Jane Couillard - Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:19 AM
 

The last day of classes is Friday, June 22, 2018.

Monday, June 25 is Project Completion Day and the English 12 Provincial Exam at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 27 the Communications 12 Provincial Exam is at 9 a.m.

Thursday June 28 the Year End Assembly takes place at 10:00 a.m. followed by Report Card distribution.

Have a great summer!


 
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WSS Open House and Presentations of Learning - Thurs June 21
by Jane Couillard - Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:16 PM
 

Thursday June 21, 2018 Westsyde Secondary School is hosting an Open House and Presentations of Learning being held in classrooms, the hallway and the Library. See below for the schedule:

Day 2 (BCDA)

B Block 8:45-9:45

Ashman- Foods 9/10

Cuthbertson- SS10

Marriott- Photo 10-12

Filek- Biology 12

Craig- French 9

Beeds (J)- Astronomy 11

Reed- English 8

Richards- Art 9, 10 & Drawing and Painting 10

C Block 10:15-11:15

Cuthbertson- SS10

Craig- Spanish 11

Reed- English 8

Richards- Art 9, 10 & Drawing and Painting 10

Cryderman (Turner)- Science 9

D Block 12:30-1:30

Cuthbertson- SS10

Filek- Science 8

Craig- French 8

Beeds (J)- Astronomy 11

Wilde- Science 9

Komlenovijc- Science 10

O’Brien- French 10

Marriott- Art 8

A Block 2:00-2:55

Ashman- Foods 9/10

Hummel- English 11

Cuthbertson English 10

Marriott- Art 9-12

Craig- French 8

Ferris- Textiles 9-12

Wilde- Science 9

Reed- English 8

Komlenovijc- Science 10

O’Brien- Political Studies 12

Richards- Visual Arts 10-12

Cryderman (Turner)- Science 9




 
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NUMERACY EXAM SUPPORT
by Tanja Beeds - Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 5:45 PM
 

What is this?

Part of BCs new Graduation Program is to complete a high school Numeracy Assessment, which will appear on every student's final transcript.  It shows a student's ability to be able to solve real world problems involving thinking and numbers.  

Who needs to do it?

All students graduating in 2019 or later needs to complete this assessment as a graduation requirement.  The grade is published on the transcript in a 4 point 'proficiency' scale, and there is no minimum score needed in order to graduate.  Check out the scoring guide and student exemplars. Some universities may be looking at this item as an entrance requirement for some programs, but that is determined by each organization individually.  Westsyde Secondary has chosen to assess all students in grade 11 as this is the last year a math class is required for graduation.  Students will be signed up to write at the end of the semester in which they take math.  Starting this year, however, all grade 11 students will be writing on June 26th.

Legal Last Name   Start Time    End Time
A - H9:00 AM12:00 PM
J - Z1:00 PM4:00 PM
** If you wish to change your exam writing time please contact the office

What is numeracy?  How is it different from math?

Numeracy is the ability of a person to solve problems which involve numbers.  There are plenty of examples and samples along with the key found on the ministry web page, and the idea behind this assessment is not to "study to the test" but instead purposefully show students problems they haven't encountered before to see how they can think their way through it.  The assessment is set at a 'grade 9' math level.  Check out the data pages for the exam which include fomulae and some basic concepts. 

Other info

A student is allowed to re-write the assessment a total of two times if they want to increase their proficiency level.  There will be, normally, two sessions of this assessment at WSS per year, in January and June. 

Check out https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial-assessment/graduation/numeracy or call the school for more information.

(Edited by Tanja Beeds - original submission Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 3:15 PM)


 
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World of Reptiles - June 8 - Block change
by Jane Couillard - Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:11 AM
 

On June 8 The World of Reptiles is visiting for both the Biology 11 classes. In order to make it easier for the animals we will be flipping the blocks so that the Biology 11 classes are back to back. Blocks will change from A B C D to A C B D (switching blocks B & C).

Thank you


 
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Homestays Wanted - International Student Program SD73
by Jane Couillard - Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 9:51 AM
 
The International Student Program for School District 73 is looking for
families to host International students.  The students will attend secondary
schools in Kamloops and will stay for 1 or 2 semesters starting September
2018.  Our host families are asked to provide a welcoming home, food and a
positive English speaking environment.  The compensation is $825 per month.
If you and your family, or your friends, feel you may enjoy this
International experience, please contact:

 homestaykamloops@shaw.ca File