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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


 
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Grad Newsletter
by Jane Couillard - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:01 AM
 

Please click here for updated Grad information.

 
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FoodSafe Training
by Jane Couillard - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:00 AM
 

The FoodSafe Course is available at Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association (160 Vernon Ave, North Shore) on Professional Development Day Friday May 18 from 9:00 to 5:00.

The FoodSafe Course is a valuable addition to a student’s resume and is also a requirement for several post secondary training programs. The FoodSafe Course is a one day training program recognized across Canada as meeting the requirements for food safety training for food service and health care workers and others.

The course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers and is also a requirement for those studying Culinary Arts, Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Education. Upon passing, students will receive a FoodSafe certificate valid for 5 years through Interior Health.

Pre-registration is required through Instructor Kathy Russell. (250) 819-9920 or kathy-russell@telus.net.  $90

See attached poster.