We are going to be starting the process of course selection for next year in the next few weeks. Please click here for the course selection booklet so you can see the descriptions of all the courses, and some important information about post- secondary schools. Please click here for a copy of the course selection form. Please discuss the course selections with your son/daughter. We would like them to have already decided which courses they would like to take (with your approval) before they go to the computer room to enter them. That day is meant to be a quick entering of the courses. If there are any questions about the course selections and what courses might be appropriate for the students, please contact Mr. Titus at the school and he can help you with that.
Course selection is a 3 step process
- Students have heard presentations from teachers earlier this week about the courses being offered
- Then students will go to the computer labs to choose their courses according the following schedule
D block, Thursday, Feb 26, Fral Sc 8(1st half) Sc 8 (2nd half) and Monday, March 2 En 8
C Block, Thursday, Feb 26, Hall-Sc 9(1st half) Fernandez-Sc 9(2nd half) and Monday, March 2 Fral SS 9
C Block, Tuesday, Mar 3 Ch 11, (1st half) En 11, (2nd half) and Wed, Mar 4 grade 11’s from OE 11, DTP 11
B Block, Tuesday, Mar 3 En 10, (1st half) Plan 10, (2nd half) and Wed, Mar 4 grade 10’s in Art 10
- In May, once we have created the timetable, this year’s grade 10 and 11 students will get a copy of the timetable and will choose which course they want in which block. We will create the timetables for this year’s grade 8 and 9 students at that time.
Two good websites for helping to determine career options and post –secondary choices for students are
www.careercruising.com (Please contact the school for username and password)
A reminder to new parents interested in the 2015/16 Hockey Academy that the information meeting is next Tuesday February 24th at 6:00 pm
Grad Parent Meeting next Tuesday February 24th at 5:00 pm
2015/16 and 2016/17 Draft School Calendars have been made available to parents, students, and staff starting on February 11th. Please see the proposed calendars on the right hand side of this page.
Open House for new parents interested in the 2015/16 Hockey Academy is happening Tuesday February 24th at 6:00 pm at WSS and Wednesday February 25th at 6:00 pm at PSS. For more information, please click here. If you are unable to make the information evening, but would like to register your son/daughter, please click here for a registration form.
A huge THANK YOU to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation for their generous donation to WSS. Their support will be used to purchase additional robotics kits for programming, snow shoes for the OEL, and athletic wear for our sports teams. We greatly appreciate this continued assistance of our school’s initiatives to provide a healthy balance of athletics and academics at WSS.
WSS would also like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to the WSS PAC for their continued support on several initiatives at WSS. These include a technology-based robotics program, enhancing our textiles program, and providing sponsorship for increased WiFi coverage. All of these will support our initiatives around student engagement and learning in a digitally-rich environment.
For a look at Calendar Highlights throughout the year, click here.
At Whistler Secondary School, we pursue excellence in all that we do and support each other in order to achieve our personal goals of success. We’re honored to be learning on the traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations, within the beautiful community of Whistler, B.C.
Whistler Secondary is a closely knit community of learners where grade 8 to 12 students receive individualized attention from their teachers and strong support from their parents and community. In addition to working hard academically, students are encouraged to develop their unique talents and abilities by participating in self-directed after-school activities such as choir, musical theatre and dance. These activities are supported by locally developed courses and students receive credits for their participation.
The school also promotes global stewardship and citizenship by sponsoring student leadership groups, running an extensive recycling program and supporting a nutritious hot lunch program. As a result, students not only receive a first-rate academic education, but also develop into well-rounded citizens who are sensitive to the needs of their community and the world at large.
Whistler Secondary is dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence in all areas; particularly in academics, athletics and fine arts. The school is infused with a sense of enthusiasm, energy and passion that inspires students to make their dreams a reality; whether it’s becoming a professional artist, winning an Olympic medal, embarking on a career in outdoor recreation or achieving an academic level of success that will open doors to the finest universities in the world.
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