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Are you as social as your kids

This free seminar is being presented on Saturday April 8th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Theatre at Westside Secondary School.

Get up to speed on what's happening in the world of Social Media, how we can make sure our kids are safe while online and discovering some wonderful learning tools for your kids. Go to to register. If you have questions or need more information, email

Parents and students invited to share feedback on secondary French language instruction

The UGDSB is currently conducting a review of French as a Second Language (FSL) instruction at the secondary level. Parents and guardians with children in high school are being asked to provide input into French language instruction.

From February 7 to March 10, 2017, the board is collecting information from parents/guardians and students about French language instruction, in both Core and French Immersion courses, in our high schools as part of the board-wide review process.

You are asked to complete a short, confidential survey. Responses will be summarized in a report and form part of the Secondary French Review Committee's report that will be delivered to the Board of Trustees in June 2017.

Parents, to complete the survey, please visit

Students, to complete the survey, please visit

Friday, February 24, 2017           Day 2

The Games Club will meet in the library seminar room at lunch today.  New members are welcome.

Anime club meets today at lunch in the theatre - come on down for some Japanese animation on the big screen!

Thunder struck at Alder street yesterday when the Girls Hockey Team beat the defending champs Wellington Heights 5 to 2 and now advance to the Championship game.  Lead by Megan Thring who scored a Hat-Trick and Kass Wraight who had three assists. Wish our girls luck as they face off against Norwell next week.

The girls hockey team has a short mandatory meeting today in room 124 regarding next week’s playoff game.  See Mr. McCloskey or Mr. Lawler by the end of the day today if you cannot attend.      

Reminder that there is a clarinet workshop in the music room today at lunch.

Thursday, February 23, 2017        Day 1

Attention Grads, Don’t forget Edge Imaging will be returning to Westside to take more grad photos from March 6 to 8th.  Sign up now at   School Code:  WSS      Brochures can be picked up in the office.

So ...… What courses are you choosing for next year?  Course selection is due next Wednesday.  Be sure to submit your choices through myBlueprint.  See Mr. Sippel or Mrs Lloyd if you have any questions.

Cheer team practices today after school in room 230--find Ms. Montgomery if you cannot attend!

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance will meet at lunch today in Room 230.

Mr. De Fab’s block B and C grade 10 classes are to report to the library today and tomorrow for class.

Improv meets today at lunch - see you there, Wingers!

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team for capturing the District 4 championship yesterday! Wish them luck as they travel to Cambridge for CWOSSA on Friday and Saturday!

Please excuse the Girls Hockey team today at 1pm for their playoff game against Wellington Heights.

Reminder that there is a Community Band Practice today after school.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017      Day 2


The Westside Reading Club will meet in the library seminar room at lunch today.  We will discuss this year’s White Pine book selection.  New members are always welcome.


Today at lunch in the music room, guitar and ukulele players are welcome to come out to play.  Learn a new song, work on an old song or just get some guitar and ukulele playing tips.  See Mr. McCloskey if you have any questions.


Mr. Mackintosh’s Block D Hospitality Class, has been moved to Portable 4 today.


The girls hockey team members are reminded of our playoff game tomorrow starting at 1:30 at Alder St.  Girls hockey players will be excused during their 3rd period class tomorrow.  See Mr. McCloskey or Mr. Lawler if you have any questions.


Reminder that there is an Ecoteam meeting today after school in room 230!


Reminder to all grade 11 Hospitality students to meet first thing this morning in the baking lab for the Food Handlers Certification.


Today is Pink T-Shirt Day!   Kindness starts here :) Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, we encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.


Reminder that there is an Honour Band rehearsal today after school from 3 - 4:30 p.m.


There is a low brass and winds workshop at lunch for Honour Band members.


 Tuesday, February 21, 2017       Day 1

Attention Grads, Have you had your grad photo taken yet?  If not Edge Imaging will be returning to Westside to take more grad photos from March 6 to 8th.  Sign up now at   School Code:  WSS Brochures can be picked up in the office.

De Fab’s block B and C grade 10 classes are in the portable for health this week.

Just a reminder this afternoon is “pass the test” program in room 321 at 3:00.

Please bring all Digital Historian applications to students services as they are due today.

Ecoteam meeting cancelled today and rescheduled for tomorrow after school in room 230!

There is a MANDATORY cheer team meeting today at lunch in room 230.  You must tell Ms. Montgomery if you cannot make it.  If you don’t attend we will assume you are not on the team anymore.  See you at lunch!

Improv practice at lunch today - see you there, Wingers!  

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