Can you remember what it was like to be in grade 2? Excited, fearless, hand up constantly repeating "Pick me, pick me, pick me!" Well, students at WHSS were reminded of those carefree days of innocence when it was "cool" to put up your hand, ask a question, or volunteer to help. Guest speaker, Andy Thibodeau's message to the students at WHSS was all about remembering what it was like when you were 7 or 8, and bringing that enthusiasm, excitement, and willingness to participate back into your life as a high school student. His hour long presentation was entertaining, engaging, and relevant. His message applies not only to our students, but to everyone!
Congratulations to our Improv team who qualified for the regional finals on the weekend and best of luck to our girls' hockey team, who as I write are loading on a bus for CWOSSA.
Very soon, all secondary principals in the UGDSB will begin meeting to start the staffing process for the 2012-2103 school year, It is at these meetings where we receive our section allotment for the next school year. The number of sections each school receives is based on their projected enrolment (this is derived from the number of option sheets received). Every year there are some very difficult decisions that need to be made. The leadership team (dept. heads) at WHSS submit a section request to the principal based on the number of students that have selected a particular class. If a class has only a minimal amount of students who have selected it, (typically 10 or less) it may have to be canceled. This is why it is so important that students select alternative courses on their option sheet. We hope to have the time table completed by the end of May, so that the guidance dept. can call down students who may have a conflict in the timetable.
Upcoming important dates - March 21, is Parent/Teacher interviews from 5:30 - 8:00. Registration is online. On March 23, Claude Haggerty, the Illusionist will be performing at WHSS and for the community that night. March 29, all grade 10 students will be writing the OSSLT (Literacy Test). Successful completion of the OSSLT is one requirement of graduation.
Finally, everyone at WHSS is very happy to see Jada back at the school, especially her classmates in the CELP program.
Enjoy March Break!!!!