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IMPORTANT DATES and EVENTS:


Gr 8 supplies list – 2019-20

Calendar WSS 2019-2020 Board Meeting

PLEASE CHECK THE MAY NEWSLETTER FOR OTHER IMPORTANT DATES, INCLUDING EXAM / ASSESSMENT DATES WHICH START FRIDAY JUNE 21

Whistler Secondary School

Grade 8 First Annual Exhibition of Learning

The Grade 8 classes would like to invite

their parents, teachers and the community to share their learning this year.

Displays will be available for viewing on

Thursday, June 20th

4:00 to 6:00 pm at the school.


Whistler Secondary Awards Night

Wednesday June 12 at 5pm in the MPR

Whistler Secondary School Graduation Ceremony

Saturday June 15 at 1pm in the MPR

Grads should arrive by 11:30

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    June 11, 2019                                                                    

The last day to check out books from the school library will be Friday, June 14th , All reading books are due back in the library by Wednesday June 19th,  and all textbooks should be returned as soon as they are no longer needed or by June 24th.

If you have signed up for ORL next year and have not yet received an application form, please check in with Mr. Kung in room 115.

Attention all International Students:  There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday from 10:00 – 10:30 pm in the Drama room. Room 105.

Yearbooks have arrived.  They can be picked up in the Drama Room starting Tuesday at lunch.   If you wish to purchase a book, there are still some for sale.  $60.

Representatives from the Whistler Learning Centre and BCIT will be in the cafeteria at lunch on June 11 to talk to students about the post-secondary courses being delivered in Whistler between September and November of 2019. For students wanting to remain in Whistler after they graduate this is great opportunity to study part time to earn some transferable credits for future diplomas, certificates and degrees. Drop by to find out more about the courses and post-secondary study in Whistler.

Invitation to all to Special Outdoor Edition of Alphabet Soup happening on Thursday June 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Florence Petersen Park.

June is Pride Month and what better way to celebrate then to get outside, meet the community, get your lawn games and tie dye on!!!

You can stay up to date on all things Alphabet Soup by visiting the library’s website: https://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/events/alphabet-soup

Looking forward in seeing you there.

Food for Thought

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. –Steve Maraboli

 

Monday May 27

A huge congratulation to all of our mountain bike team who endured wet, cold & greasy conditions in Squamish on Friday at Provincials. I wanted to acknowledge a few outstanding efforts:

  • Sophie Lawrence 5th place – grade 8 XC
  • Nic Mikkelsen 4th place – grade 8 XC
  • Aiden Bayliffe 5th place – grade 8 enduro
  • Nic Mikkelsen 6th place – grade 8 enduro
  • Taylor Boehm 7th place – grade 8 enduro (who also raced the NIMBY the next day and had a time of 3.5 hours)
  • Zach Eaton 8h place – grade 8 enduro
  • WeiTien Ho First place – grade 9 enduro
  • Marlie Molinaro 4th place – grade 10 XC
  • Kenzo Okazaki grade 9 – 4th place enduro
  • Tristen Curran grade 9 – 5th place endure
  • Sophie Lawrence Grade 8 – 4th in the endure
  • Marlie Molinaro grade 10 – 5th in the enduro

 

Students can drop off their clean jerseys to the office – make sure your name is attached so your deposit can be processed. Thank you team for a very successful season!!!  See you on the trails!!

Track Practice TODAY…meet in gym at 3:20 pm.

 

Due to popular demand, Shevalesco is coming back to WSS for one more session.

Mon. June 10th after school at WSS.

The session will focus on Resilience for those of you who missed out.

Please sign up at the office or with Mrs. Titus.

                                                   

If you have a track singlet and/or spikes can you please hand in to the main office.

 

ORL. There will be an important meeting for all those wishing to take part in ORL next year on Wednesday, May 29 at lunch in Room 115. Questions will be answered and application forms will be distributed.

 

 

All students that have signed up for WSS’s talent show or are interested in doing so; there will be a brief meeting at BREAK on TUESDAY May 28 to touch base with each act.

 

Costa Rica 2020. For Spring Break 2020, the WSS travel club is going to Costa Rica. Details at  https://www.eftours.ca/my-quotes/2167968yw/quote/2449245/7c15b1e5844a4130a7
A few more students are still needed to sign up for the trip to go ahead. Please contact jhall@sd48.bc.ca or swilson@sd48.bc.ca to sign-up or if you have any questions.

 

These students need to return their soccer uniforms:

  • Annelise Aldrich
  • Kacey Cox
  • Sydney Lovell-Schmidt
  • Amy Romano
  • Lena Stoss
  • Mallory Mellor
  • Lily Macconnache (white only)
  • Harmoney Hachey (white only)

Friday May 24

If you have a track singlet and/or spikes can you please hand in to the main office.

All Jack members, please meet at the counselling area at lunch TODAY.

ORL. There will be an important meeting for all those wishing to take part in ORL next year on Wednesday, May 29 at lunch in Room 115. Questions will be answered and application forms will be distributed.

 

Reminder to all members of the grad exec committee and prom committee to meet TODAY at lunch in Mr Mortenson’s room 103 Thank you.

 

All students that have signed up for WSS’s talent show or are interested in doing so; there will be a brief meeting at BREAK on TUESDAY May 28 to touch base with each act.

 

There will be an important meeting for all track and field students going to provincials TODAY lunch in room 207 to get the paper work and explain the trip.

 

Reminder of the Sr Boys basketball drop in tonight in the gym from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

 

WHISTLER’S GOT TALENT:  It’s that time of year again! Whistler Secondary’s Talent show is right around the corner–IN ONE WEEK– and looking for participants. If you are interested in showing your talent for this year’s show a sign-up sheet will be in the OFFICE, and the show will be on FRIDAY, MAY 31th. Come and showcase your talent!!

 

Work experience update. All time logs, reflection and updated resume are due May 30th. Photocopies are on the desk in front of the office. Please hand into Ms. Morris or the office.

 

Costa Rica 2020. For Spring Break 2020, the WSS travel club is going to Costa Rica. Details at  https://www.eftours.ca/my-quotes/2167968yw/quote/2449245/7c15b1e5844a4130a7
A few more students are still needed to sign up for the trip to go ahead. Please contact jhall@sd48.bc.ca or swilson@sd48.bc.ca to sign-up or if you have any questions.

 

 

May 23, 2019

Students and families are welcome to come to MY Place at 6:30 this evening for the annual Sea to Sky Speakers event.  Students from the Whistler and Pemberton schools will be presenting their speeches to the public.

 

All Jack members, please meet at the counselling area at lunch on Friday.

 

ORL. There will be an important meeting for all those wishing to take part in ORL next year on Wednesday, May 29 at lunch in Room 115. Questions will be answered and application forms will be distributed.

 

Reminder to all members of the grad exec committee and prom committee to meet on FRIDAY at lunch in Mr Mortenson’s room 103 Thank you.

 

There will be an important meeting for all track and field students going to provincials Friday at lunch in room 207 to get the paper work and explain the trip.

 

WHISTLER’S GOT TALENT:  It’s that time of year again! Whistler Secondary’s Talent show is right around the corner–IN ONE WEEK– and looking for participants. If you are interested in showing your talent for this year’s show a sign-up sheet will be in the OFFICE, and the show will be on FRIDAY, MAY 31th. Come and showcase your talent!!

 

Work experience update. All time logs, reflection and updated resume are due May 30th. Photocopies are on the desk in front of the office. Please hand into Ms. Morris or the office.

 

Costa Rica 2020. For Spring Break 2020, the WSS travel club is going to Costa Rica. Details at  https://www.eftours.ca/my-quotes/2167968yw/quote/2449245/7c15b1e5844a4130a7
A few more students are still needed to sign up for the trip to go ahead. Please contact jhall@sd48.bc.ca or swilson@sd48.bc.ca to sign-up or if you have any questions.

 

    May 9, 2019                               

Áma sn’án’atcw

Attention: All grade 12 students who have not yet completed the FRAL 12 Oral exam, must sign up in the office by the end of this week, Friday May 10. See Mrs. Hart if you have any questions.

These students will be notified of time and location for the Oral. The Oral will take place during the week of May 27. Any questions, please see Mrs Hart.

 


Our Whistler Secondary mtn bike team had 36 racers come out to race on Wednesday at Lost Lake. Everyone rode really strong and had a great time. I think this year we set records for the highest number of students at a race-ever!!! Well done everyone!!! I wanted to do a special shout out to the ORL class and Mr. Kung because his class filled in the 18 marshalling positions and they were on the course from 3:00 to almost 6:00. I was impressed at their group organization, maturity and enthusiasm cheering the racers on. Well done team!!  Ms. C

Steller’s Jay Café:  Today’s lunch is chicken Caesar salad on a plate or in a wrap.

 

Yearbooks will be on sale every day this week for $55 in the MPR.

 

Reminder:  Friday, May 10th is a PRO-D – No classes in session.

Student Scholarship Presentation May 13th in the MPR at 5:30 pm. Grads would like to share their experiences and what they learned through the process of applying for post secondary schools and scholarships with students in the younger grades. Starting with general information about scholarships, followed by brief presentation from the grads which will include a discussion of local scholarships, national scholarships, interviewing, applying for athletic scholarships, and how life experiences, work and volunteerism can help with decision making as well as when completing school and scholarship applications.  All parents and students welcome to attend.

 

All those interested in playing Senior Boys basketball next year please come to the gym from 5:15 pm to 7 pm for open gym on Wed May 15 and Friday May 17.

 

 

Food for Thought

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” –Harvey Mackay

    April 18, 2019                            

Grads, please check your email or the Graduation page on the WSS Website for up to date information on Graduation Transition. Sign up for Graduation Transition meetings will begin next week in the office. Meetings with students will take place between April 30 – May 30. Some grads may have to schedule times outside of this date range due to extenuating circumstances. Please make all arrangements with the main office.

A reminder about the ShEvalesco life skills workshop after school in Room 112 – Ms. Campbell’s room.

T & F Practice TODAY – 3:15 in the gym.

This Easter, students from leadership will be holding a fundraiser to help those affected by the cyclone Idai in Mozamabique. Starting lunch on Monday a group of students will be set up in the MPR accepting guesses for how much candy is in a jar. Guesses with be 50 cents, however more donations are encouraged. The first place prize will be the jar itself, and smaller prizes will be given to the second and third closest guesses. Happy Easter, and happy guessing!

Cisco is pleased to invite female students to be part of a Girls Power Tech Global Mentoring Initiative.  This special learning opportunity is designed to introduce girls to exciting opportunities in the information and communications technology field. During this event, students will be mentored by Cisco employees, hear from innovative women working in IT and engineering, and learn about educational and career opportunities in the technology field.  It will be held in Vancouver, 675 West Hasting Street, Suite 600 on Thursday, May 1 from approximately 10am – 2pm.  Note, this is a new location and a new agenda.  Cisco welcomes girls who have attended in the past to join us again.  Please email Mrs. Smart if you would like to attend or for more details.

FAMILY BINGO NIGHT is NEXT WEEK (Thursday, April 25th)!

Buy your tickets at lunch Thursday and Friday this week and all next week in the MPR

Or…buy online from Eventbrite or buy from a Grad anytime!

Pre-order your pizza dinner from Eventbrite, too!

Tickets: $10 (includes entry + 4 bingo cards)

Pizza Pre-order: $25 (8 slice xxl pizza + 4 drinks…through Eventbrite only)

 

Report cards will behanded out in Homeroom next Wednesday at 3:05 pm

    April 16, 2019                            

This is a very important announcement for all students who have not completed their course selections.  If you do not come in to the counselling office and complete a form by the end of the day today, we will be selecting your courses for you.

 

Students are invited to attend the Vancouver International Universities Fair to learn about post-secondary options May 5th.   https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/international-universities-fair/vancouver-international-universities-fair/   Please note that this date is the same day as the Vancouver Marathon which will affect road closures, so you may wish to plan your driving route accordingly if you are driving.

 

Quest has offered both of their busses to bring students into the VIUF event on May 5th. Students will have priority for the seats, and parents may be able to come on the bus if there are seats. The meeting place would be Quest University Parking Lot and the bus would head to Vancouver around 11:30 (to be confirmed closer to the date).  There will be no cost for the transportation into the event.  If you would like space on the bus, please email Mrs. Smart by Wednesday, April 17th.   Note that this date is the same day as the Vancouver Marathon so you may wish to plan your driving route accordingly if you are driving.

 

There is a super important but quick Mtn bike meeting in room 106 at the beginning of

lunch today for everyone racing Wednesday.

If you’re racing tomorrow in North Van, you have to be there!!!

 

LEADERSHIP: Special meeting TODAY at lunch. You know who needs to be there, so be there. Can’t do lunch? Then see JHall at break, during B block or right after school Tuesday instead.

 

Good Morning Students, if you’re interested in joining your Principal, Ms. Kirk for lunch on Wednesday to discuss the “washrooms without doors experiment” then please see Ms. Kirk or Ms. Robson in the main office to add your name as there is limited seating for the first meeting.  Bring your ideas and suggestions along with your concerns.  Thanks for your time and ideas!

 

A reminder about the ShEvalesco life skills workshop for Girls Grades 10-12.  It begins TODAY, after school in Room 112 – Ms. Campbell’s room.  If you haven’t signed up with Mrs. Titus or at the office, please do so asap.  You won’t want to miss it.

 

WSS Golf Club mandatory meeting this Wednesday April 17th, bring your lunch and be there right at the bell.

 

 

 

 

Jr. Girls soccer practice is cancelled tonight, next practice is Thursday at 3:15.

 

Congratulations to Jack Morrow for his 4th place finish in the U 19 Canadian Ski Cross championships.

 

This Easter, students from leadership will be holding a fundraiser to help those affected by the cyclone Idai in Mozamabique. Starting lunch on Monday a group of students will be set up in the MPR accepting guesses for how much candy is in a jar. Guesses with be 50 cents, however more donations are encouraged. The first place prize will be the jar itself, and smaller prizes will be given to the second and third closest guesses. Happy Easter, and happy guessing!

 

 

Cisco is pleased to invite female students to be part of a Girls Power Tech Global Mentoring Initiative.  This special learning opportunity is designed to introduce girls to exciting opportunities in the information and communications technology field. During this event, students will be mentored by Cisco employees, hear from innovative women working in IT and engineering, and learn about educational and career opportunities in the technology field.  It will be held in Vancouver, 675 West Hasting Street, Suite 600 on Thursday, May 1 from approximately 10am – 2pm.  Note, this is a new location and a new agenda.  Cisco welcomes girls who have attended in the past to join us again.  Please email Mrs. Smart if you would like to attend or for more details.

Come out and Support the next Grad fundraiser “Bingo Night” on Thursday April 25 at 7pm in the MPR room. This is a great family event where there will be fabulous prizes and cash prizes to be won.
We are asking all Grad 12’s to sell 2 tickets each for $10/tickets.  Each ticket includes 4 bingo cards.  Grad pay $5 entrance fee but get 2 free Bingo cards to play.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.  There will be some tickets for sale at the door.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 draw, Pizza and bake sale available.
We are also asking all grads to donate one item to the raffle draw.  This item can be anything from gift certificate to soap, coffee, a mug, anything that has a value of $10 or less.  We will then take these items and make up four really nice raffle baskets to raffle off.  There will be a bin for items in the office where you can drop off.

    April 15, 2019                            

Congratulations to our Yearbook Staff for completing our book.  You’ve created an awesome book.  Thank you for your dedication, energy, enthusiasm, and talent.

 

All teens in the Teen Mentoring Program to please be outside and on the bus for 11:45am. Please turn in your permission forms to Ms. Robson.

 

This is a very important announcement for all students who have not completed their course selections.  If you do not come in to the counselling office and complete a form by the end of the day tomorrow, we will be selecting your courses for you.

 

Students are invited to attend the Vancouver International Universities Fair to learn about post secondary options May 5th.   https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/international-universities-fair/vancouver-international-universities-fair/   Please note that this date is the same day as the Vancouver Marathon which will affect road closures, so you may wish to plan your driving route accordingly if you are driving.

 

Quest has offered both of their busses to bring students into the VIUF event on May 5th. Students will have priority for the seats, and parents may be able to come on the bus if there are seats. The meeting place would be Quest University Parking Lot and the bus would head to Vancouver around 11:30  (to be confirmed closer to the date).  There will be no cost for the transportation into the event.  If you would like space on the bus, please email Mrs. Smart by Wednesday, April 17th.   Note that this date is the same day as the Vancouver Marathon so you may wish to plan your driving route accordingly if you are driving.

 

LEADERSHIP: Special meeting Tuesday at lunch. You know who needs to be there, so be there. Can’t do lunch? Then see JHall at break, during B block or right after school Tuesday instead.

 

Good Morning Students, if you’re interested in joining your Principal, Ms. Kirk for lunch on Wednesday to discuss the “washrooms without doors experiment” then please see Ms. Kirk or Ms. Robson in the main office to add your name as there is limited seating for the first meeting.  Bring your ideas and suggestions along with your concerns.  Thanks for your time and ideas!

 

A reminder about the ShEvalesco life skills workshop for Girls Grades 10-12.  It begins Tuesday, after school in Room 112 – Ms. Campbell’s room.  If you haven’t signed up with Mrs. Titus or at the office, please do so asap.  You won’t want to miss it.

 

 

WSS Golf Club mandatory meeting this Wednesday April 17th, bring your lunch and be there right at the bell.

 

This Easter, students from leadership will be holding a fundraiser to help those affected by the cyclone Idai in Mozamabique. Starting lunch on Monday a group of students will be set up in the MPR accepting guesses for how much candy is in a jar. Guesses with be 50 cents, however more donations are encouraged. The first place prize will be the jar itself, and smaller prizes will be given to the second and third closest guesses. Happy Easter, and happy guessing!”

 

 

Come out and Support the next Grad fundraiser “Bingo Night” on Thursday April 25 at 7pm in the MPR room. This is a great family event where there will be fabulous prizes and cash prizes to be won.
We are asking all Grad 12’s to sell 2 tickets each for $10/tickets.  Each ticket includes 4 bingo cards.  Grad pay $5 entrance fee but get 2 free Bingo cards to play.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.  There will be some tickets for sale at the door.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 draw, Pizza and bake sale available.

We are also asking all grads to donate one item to the raffle draw.  This item can be anything from gift certificate to soap, coffee, a mug, anything that has a value of $10 or less.  We will then take these items and make up four really nice raffle baskets to raffle off.  There will be a bin for items in the office where you can drop off.

 

 

    April 5, 2019                              

Áma sn’án’atcw

Reminder: Monday, April 8th is a Pro-D, no classes in session.

Next Provincial Exam dates for those students who missed the January sessions are:

English 12     Thursday April 25 at 8:45 am

Communications 12     Friday April 26 at 8:45 am

Please come to the office to put your name on the list if you intend to write on either of these dates.

 

There will be a Track practice on Monday @ 3:30 pm. Please meet in the gym.

“Important debate meeting today in room 205 all members must attend as our debate will be in May so we need to get practicing”

Students who have signed up to write the Grade 9, 10 and 11 University of Waterloo Math contests are reminded that they will be written during B block on Wednesday, April 10th in room 113. Please bring a calculator and a pencil.

Today is your last opportunity to sign up for golf. If you haven’t already signed up please do so on the office window by the end of today.

All track and field members who have brought their permission forms in for track meets – we will be handing out uniforms and spikes TODAY at lunch in the gym.

 

Girls in Grades 10, 11, and 12, there is a FREE PAC-sponsored Life Skills Workshop coming to WSS in mid-April. April 16-18 (Tue-Thu) at WSS

3 sessions after school.  About 2 hours/session.

If you can’t make all 3 sessions, come for 1 or 2.

Topics covered:

Assertive communication, self-advocacy, building resilience and confidence, and financial literacy. Reserve your spot with Mrs. Titus or Ms. Robson at the office.

 

The WSS travel club is open to all, and the Spring Break 2020 proposed trip is to Vietnam + Cambodia + Thailand. You can view the WSS trip and cost here: eftours.ca/2167968YW

Please contact jhall@sd48.bc.ca or swilson@sd48.bc.ca before registering.

Watch for more information to follow.  Happy trails… and tunnels… and temples… and floating markets… and monkeys….

 

Come out and Support the next Grad fundraiser “Bingo Night” on Thursday April 25 at 7pm in the MPR room. This is a great family event where there will be fabulous prizes and cash prizes to be won.
We are asking all Grad 12’s to sell 2 tickets each for $10/tickets.  Each ticket includes 4 bingo cards.  Grad pay $5 entrance fee but get 2 free Bingo cards to play.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.  There will be some tickets for sale at the door.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 draw, Pizza and bake sale available. We are also asking all grads to donate one item to the raffle draw.  This item can be anything from gift certificate to soap, coffee, a mug, anything that has a value of $10 or less.  We will then take these items and make up four really nice raffle baskets to raffle off.  There will be a bin for items in the office where you can drop off.

 

Students that need to return Basketball uniforms asap: Aeron Pita, Caden Lancaster, Julian Doronila, Jean Quintanilla, JN Quilantang, Harmoney Hachey and Kenneth Verzo.

 

Krispy Kreme donuts will be available for pickup on Tuesday April 9th after school at 3:15 in the MPR

 

Food for Thought

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.”   Rosemary Brown,

 

April 3, 2019       

Reminder: Monday, April 8th is a Pro-D, no classes in session.

Grade 10 Boys Basketball Team – yearbook needs a team photo of you.

Meet Mrs. Titus in the gym at lunch THIS THURSDAY, and wear your basketball hoodies!’

 

Jr. Girls soccer practice Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:00. All players must attend.

 

The senior girls’ soccer team will leave at 2:30 today for their game.

 

All track and field as well as senior girls’ permission forms and fees are due ASAP. Please bring into the main office so we can plan accordingly.

This Thursday April 4th is the first mtn bike team practice, 3:30-5:30.Permission forms and season fees are due BEFORE students can come on the team ride.  Please hand in forms and fees to the office ASAP so you can come along.  Our first race in Wednesday April 10th at Fromme in North Vancouver.  Permission forms are available outside the office.  See Ms. Clements if you have any questions.

 LEADERSHIP: please see your email later today and come to the lunch meeting tomorrow. Thanks, JHall        .

 

Girls in Grades 10, 11, and 12, there is a FREE PAC-sponsored Life Skills Workshop coming to WSS in mid-April. April 16-18 (Tue-Thu) at WSS

3 sessions after school.  About 2 hours/session.

If you can’t make all 3 sessions, come for 1 or 2.

Topics covered:

Assertive communication, self-advocacy, building resilience and confidence, and financial literacy. Reserve your spot with Mrs. Titus or Ms. Robson at the office.

 

Yearbook wants your Spring Break photos!  By this Friday though!  You can email or see Mrs. Titus, or any of our Yearbook staffers.

 

All new or returning students interested in joining the WSS golf team please head to room 204 (foods room) for a quick meeting with Ms McClelland and Mrs. Smart at the start of lunch TODAY. We will go over this year’s schedule and answer any questions. Hope to see you there!

 

Tristan Curran finished first at the Whistler Junior Freeride Nationals, for his age group

 

The WSS travel club is open to all, and the Spring Break 2020 proposed trip is to Vietnam + Cambodia + Thailand. You can view the WSS trip and cost here: eftours.ca/2167968YW

Please contact jhall@sd48.bc.ca or swilson@sd48.bc.ca before registering.

Watch for more information to follow.  Happy trails… and tunnels… and temples… and floating markets… and monkeys….

 

Getting this by email? Please see the attached one-page full itinerary for Spring Break 2020!

 

 

Come out and Support the next Grad fundraiser “Bingo Night” on Thursday April 25 at 7pm in the MPR room. This is a great family event where there will be fabulous prizes and cash prizes to be won.  
We are asking all Grad 12’s to sell 2 tickets each for $10/tickets.  Each ticket includes 4 bingo cards.  Grad pay $5 entrance fee but get 2 free Bingo cards to play.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.  There will be some tickets for sale at the door.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 draw, Pizza and bake sale available.

We are also asking all grads to donate one item to the raffle draw.  This item can be anything from gift certificate to soap, coffee, a mug, anything that has a value of $10 or less.  We will then take these items and make up four really nice raffle baskets to raffle off.  There will be a bin for items in the office where you can drop off.

 

 

Students that need to return Basketball uniforms asap: Aeron Pita, Caden Lancaster, Julian Doronila, Justin Doronila, Jean Quintanilla, JN Quilantang, Rhys Higgins, Harmoney Hachey and Kenneth Verzo.

 

‘The Whistler Father Daughter Dance is looking for female volunteers for this year’s 26th annual event. The dance will be held in the MacDonald Ballroom at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, on Saturday, April 6. Volunteer shift starts at 4:00pm, until 8:30pm. Volunteers will be placed at a treat or activity station throughout the ballroom for the evening; dinner is provided. If you are interested, please email fatherdaughterwhistler@gmail.com. Thank you’

 

Food for Thought

“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.”   ― Israelmore Ayivor

 

WSS events calendar is updated regularly – please look at below link for all updated sports games                           https://teamup.com/ks3ru56qvx3uq11ix1

Announcements

    April 1, 2019             

  Áma sn’án’atcw

 

There is a very important Junior Soccer Girls meeting at the beginning of lunch in room 207 to discuss the tournament if we do not have enough numbers we will be cancelling this tournament.

There will be a short Math team meeting at the beginning of lunch today. Please get to room 113 right away!

Yearbook meeting today after school.  Our deadline is next week to finish the book.

Yearbook staffers who have pages to complete, please come to the meeting.

 

All track and field as well as senior girls’ permission forms and fees are due ASAP. Please bring into the main office so we can plan accordingly.

This Thursday April 4th is the first mtn bike team practice, 3:30-5:30.Permission forms and season fees are due BEFORE students can come on the team ride.  Please hand in forms and fees to the office ASAP so you can come along.  Our first race in Wednesday April 10th at Fromme in North Vancouver.  Permission forms are available outside the office.  See Ms. Clements if you have any questions.

Yearbook wants your Spring Break photos!  By this Friday though!  You can email or see Mrs. Titus, or any of our Yearbook staffers.

Eat pizza, bid on cool things and support the WSS Math Team! We are holding a Pizza Night at Creekbread on Tuesday, April 2nd –. Tomorrow! Proceeds from every pizza sold on the evening of April 2nd will go to help the WSS Math team fund a legacy scholarship. We will be selling 50/50 tickets and a holding a raffle on items generously donated from the community.​

Come out and Support the next Grad fundraiser “Bingo Night” on Thursday April 25 at 7pm in the MPR room. This is a great family event where there will be fabulous prizes and cash prizes to be won.  
We are asking all Grad 12’s to sell 2 tickets each for $10/tickets.  Each ticket includes 4 bingo cards.  Grad pay $5 entrance fee but get 2 free Bingo cards to play.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.  There will be some tickets for sale at the door.  There will be a Raffle, 50/50 draw, Pizza and bake sale available.

We are also asking all grads to donate one item to the raffle draw.  This item can be anything from gift certificate to soap, coffee, a mug, anything that has a value of $10 or less.  We will then take these items and make up four really nice raffle baskets to raffle off.  There will be a bin for items in the office where you can drop off.

 

 

‘The Whistler Father Daughter Dance is looking for female volunteers for this year’s 26th annual event. The dance will be held in the MacDonald Ballroom at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, on Saturday, April 6. Volunteer shift starts at 4:00pm, until 8:30pm. Volunteers will be placed at a treat or activity station throughout the ballroom for the evening; dinner is provided. If you are interested, please email fatherdaughterwhistler@gmail.com. Thank you’

 

 

Food for Thought

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.  – Vincent Van Gogh

 

WSS events calendar is updated regularly – please look at below link for all updated sports games                           https://teamup.com/ks3ru56qvx3uq11ix1

 

Monday Jan 7                           First day of classes after winter break

CHANGES TO BUSES TO AND FROM WSS IN EFFECT!

We are adding a run to the Whistler schedule in order to accommodate the high ridership we’re seeing this year. Please see the notes below from our bus supervisor:

The changes of significance for your students are:

  • Emerald students will have a little bit later pick-up in the mornings but will arrive at school at about the same as before.
  • The afternoon bus to Whistler Cay and the Village will leave the school at the same time as all the other busses – 3:22.

We have hired a new driver and some of the existing drivers will be changing routes. Please ask your students to make sure they are boarding the correct bus in the afternoons.

Jan 21 – 25                                Assessment Week at WSS

Jan 21 – 24                                Provincial Numeracy Assessment (multiple sessions)

Thurs Jan 24                            Provincial English 12 Exam (9am – Noon)

Friday Jan 25                           Provincial Communications 12 Exam (9am – Noon)

Provincial FRAL 12 Exam (12:30 – 3:30pm)

Friday Dec 21                           Last day of classes before winter break

Collaboration Day, School Dismisses at 11:48

Winterfest activities during A and B blocks

Monday Dec 3                          Curriculum Implementation Day – School not in session

Wednesday Nov 28                 Staff Collaboration Day – Early Dismissal 11:48

Monday Nov 19                       Report Cards Issued

Tuesday Nov 20                       Grade 9 Immunizations

Wednesday Nov 21                  Grad Photos 2:30 – 8:30pm in MPR

Thursday Nov 22                     Grad Photos 2:30 – 8:30pm in MPR

Thursday Nov 22                      WE Day

– Students who have returned WE Day permission forms, meet at WSS at 6:00am. Bus leaves at 6:20am, and returns to WSS at 4:30pm.

Monday Nov 26                          Lead Supervisor Training Session 3:00- 5:30pm WSS

Wednesday Nov 28                    Collab Day – Early Dismissal 11:48


Thursday Oct 25    Photo retakes (morning)

Friday Oct 26         Grad Fundraiser Haunted House 6pm MPR

Saturday Oct 27    Grad Fundraiser Film Screening  “Before Blank” 6:30pm Rainbow                                             Theatre

Monday Oct 29     Provincial Numeracy Assessment Prep Session  3:15pm, Ms. Colpitts’                                      room

PAC Meeting 6pm Library

Tuesday Oct 30     PAC sponsored scholarship presenter 7pm MPR

Friday Nov 2         District Non-Instructional Day (Curriculum Implementation)

Monday Nov 5      Provincial Numeracy Assessment 12:30 – 3:30 pm (registered gr 12

students only

Tuesday Nov 6       Provincial Numeracy Assessment 8:45 – 11:45 am (registered gr 12

students only       -sign up for your session in the office-   


Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday October 11

Parents who wish to book an appointment with their child’s teacher, please email Ann Robosn arobson@sd48.bc.ca

First appointments begin at 2:30.

Students are dismissed at 1:55


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JOIN STUDENTS FROM WHISTLER SECONDARY’S LAW 12 AND ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP, TODAY, AT 11 am, IN THE VILLAGE, TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND HONOUR OUR ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Go to:   https://hswc.ca/sisters-in-spirit/ for more information.


Whistler Secondary Graduating Class of 2019 gets ready to enjoy a gourmet breakfast this morning. Thank you from the Grads, to the Staff at WSS for their outstanding chef skills, and spending their time last night and early this morning setting up. Thank you to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler staff for your time in providing the tableware and linens.

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Grad 12 meeting for grads and parents/guardians on September 27 at 5pm in the MPR

  • Learn about scholarship application process
  • Learn about graduation requirements and post-secondary application process
  • Get involved in our WSS graduation celebration!

 

Orange Shirt Day is Friday September 28 at WSS. Wear orange to acknowledge the survivors of Residential Schools. “It is an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope”  http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ We will be having an assembly during B block. All are welcome to join us.

 

WSS Terry Fox Run is Thursday September 27 during C block. Run for Terry and donate.

 


SPORTS TEAMS

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PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A CALENDAR OF SPORTS EVENTS AT WSS. (game and tournament dates)


HOMEWORK CLUB

Join Education Assistant Sam Mackie in Room 206 Every Day 3:15 – 4:15pm
Come catch up on tests or get some help with your homework.


Due to heavy ridership in Cheakamus the bus route time will be changed.

The changes affect green route W3 and yellow route W4 only

The initial pick-ups are  5 minutes earlier for both W3 & W4 routes going to SCCS. The pick-ups are later for the Cheakamus students travelling to WSS. The WSS students from Nordic and Alta Vista will be picked up by the green W3 bus at their usual time.


Welcome Back BBQ Thursday September 13  5pm – 7pm. We look forward to seeing you at Whistler Secondary! Early dismissal on Thursday at 1:55. Buses leave right after bell. See class schedule below:

Early Dismissal Office Copy Bell Sched

PAC MEET THE TEACHERS WELCOME BBQ SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

5:00 pm – pick up your student’s schedule and meet the new Admin in the MPR.

5:15 pm – move to your student’s A Block – learn about information for semester one

5:30 pm – move to your student’s B Block

5:45 pm – move to your student’s C Block

6:00 pm – move to your student’s D Block

6:15 pm –  Join PAC, students, parents, teachers and guests in the MPR to circulate among information tables and enjoy a burger dinner, hosted by the WSS PAC.


For daily updates from WSS, please click the Announcements tab

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Curious what your first week looks like at WSS?   Click Here  First Week Schedule 2018

Taking the bus to and from school?   Click here  Bus Schedule

Student Registration Forms  Click Here

Grade 8 Supplies List 2018/19 Click Here


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOMESTAYS NEEDED:

School District 48’s International Education Program is bringing 31 international student to Whistler Secondary for the 2018-19 school year!

Students range in age from 13 to 18 and come from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, and China.

Our students need the support of homestay families to help them navigate their year in Canada, and the International Program in turn provides families with support to maximize their experience in the program.

Sea to Sky families love this program because it exposes their children to different cultures and they develop a really great connection with their students and their natural families.

We have a handful of temporary families who are able to take students on short term basis should long term families go on holidays.

This is not an exchange. You will be compensated monthly to cover the cost of food and the bedroom.

Please contact Anne MacDougall for more information. Amacdougall@sd48.bc.ca


CALENDAR INFORMATION

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20


WSS School Improvement Plan for 2017/18

WSS School Improvement Plan Summary


Course Calendars

Grade 9

Grades 10, 11, 12


Grades 10-12 Curricular Timeline Letter from Ministry of Education Mike Bernier – Click Here


WSSLearns blog

  Click here to catch up on some of what’s been happening here at WSS.

On behalf of WSS Staff and Students, we would like to formally acknowledge the generous donation from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. This donation will be used to support this year’s Theater and basketball programs.

Many thanks to the Foundation and all they have done to support us.

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Principles of Learning: Why? Because we believe…
All students can learn and do so in different ways and at different rates
Learning is holistic, reflective, experiential, emotional, and relational

Principles of Pedagogy (Pathways that impact learning!): How? Because we believe…

Assessment – By utilizing assessment for, of and as learning, students use criteria and diverse means to demonstrate understanding that drives learning forward.
Collaboration – Students are inspired in the creation of new knowledge and respect for different ideas while understanding each other and themselves.
Engagement – Cooperative structures and strategies allow students to access prior knowledge and deepen understanding to reach specific end products or goals. Learning is differentiated to affect each learner.
Play and Exploration – Student curiosity and inquiry-based approaches lead to the development of student creativity and the innovation of something new.
Purpose and Authenticity – Students engage in meaningful and personally relevant learning using interdisciplinary approaches and ‘voice and choice’ to make connections to their own reality and to a broader perspective.
Technology – Students use technology to gain access to information, track understanding, and present out their learning.

Principles of Practice (Competency development through our professional practices): What? It’s what we believe about the learning needs of our students…
These are the site-based, professional practices embedded in our day-to-day instruction and structures that uphold the Pathways to help students develop and demonstrate (through a variety of ways) learning in the four core competency domains.

What is our ‘Theory of Action’?
If we co-develop a school plan that

    i. connects common language with powerful strategies/structures, as defined in our

        District’s strategic plan, and

    ii. engage in pedagogical practices that apply our Pathways to Learning through

    iii. inquiry-based, collaborative approaches then…

Students will be able to

    i. communicate, through a variety of ways, what they know, understand, and can do

    ii. while applying their learning in multiple ways

    iii. resulting in deep personal understanding and improved achievement results

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BC Ministry of Education – Graduation Program Changes

WSS Course Offerings Grades 9/10 – Click Here

WSS Course Offerings Grades 11/12 – Click Here

Changes to Provincial Assessments Chart – Click Here

FAQ on the New Curriculum – Click Here


REMINDER: PLEASE ALLOW THE WATER IN THE FOUNTAINS AND/OR THE FILLING STATIONS TO RUN FOR A MINIMUM OF 1 MINUTE AND UNTIL IT TURNS COLD. DO NOT USE CLASSROOM FAUCETS FOR DRINKING.


wssLearns homepage https://wssprojects.wordpress.com/

Our 2016/17 School Improvement Plan – Click Here

Link to school library page – Here


Student Athletes

Whistler Secondary supports all students, including our athletes. Student athletes at Whistler Secondary School vary considerably in the sports programs they participate in, including skiing, biking, luging, football, hockey, soccer, snowboarding, and track & field. Often, these programs require our athletes to be away from school throughout the year for training and competition purposes. Athletes recognise that, as students at WSS, there is a commitment and a balance needed to be a learner and a competitor.

Student athlete’s responsibilities include communicating their needs and schedules with the school and their teachers. Whistler Secondary works with these students to support their educational goals while complementing their training and competition commitments. Flexible scheduling and a hybrid model of online and in-class course delivery allows for students to find success in self-directed study while they are away. If needed, students find academic support in school when they return from training and competitions. Whistler Secondary takes pride in building supportive relationships with all of our students.


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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