Graduation Numeracy Assessment, June 25

For the new Graduation Program (students born in 2001 and later), students will need to write the Graduation Numeracy Assessment before they can officially graduate. It is recommended that Grade 10’s and 11″s seriously consider writing the test this year , as well. By writing the exam now, it allows you to rewrite it if you bomb the test. Grade 12’s born in 2001 or later need to do the test this month, or delay their graduation.

The test will happen on Tuesday, June 25 at 12 pm.

If you have questions, see Kelley. Kelley can go through sample exams upon request. Although high school is over this Friday, June 14, you can attend next Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to try your hand at a practice exam with staff support.

By: Kelley C

Graduation ceremony and prom event, June 25

We are proposing a Graduation Ceremony at the Wise Hall on June 25, and we are happy to invite all members of our community to join us! There would also be a Prom type dance later in the evening, which will be a student-oriented event. As people may know we will be having a WH Leaving Picnic the day before on June 24, and that will be a more general goodbye to WH, but this event will focus on seeing the Grads off.

The Graduation Ceremony will start at 6 pm, the doors will be opened at 5:30 pm.
There will be tickets available at the door by donation. The suggested donation is $10-$20 but nobody will be turned away. Before the dance starts we will have a potluck type dinner, please see sign-up sheet below if you want to bring something.

The Prom will start later in the evening at 7:30, and it will be a fun opportunity to have an all-ages dance. We ask that kids under 7 be fully accompanied by an adult, as there will be no babysitting provided.

From 9:30 onward (to about 12:00) we are asking that the dance become a high school oriented event and that families and younger kids head out.

Here are the sign-up sheets for Grad and Prom, if you plan to attend please put your name down, as well as the names of people you are bringing. If people are going to both the grad and the dance they must sign up on both sheets.

Sign up for the Graduation Celebration

Sign up for the Prom

Sign up to bring something to the potluck:

By: Brigit S

WH parent survey to help with VSB push

Windsor House Survey for parents to help with VSB push – please fill out now!

This information will really help build our case to convince the VSB to support democratic education based on WH. The VSB meeting where they will vote on the motion is on June 24 so please fill in as soon as possible. Thanks!

We are trying:
1. To track your catchment school to show that we are part of the community, and
2. To highlight that many of us have tried mainstream VSB schools and they didn’t work for us

Please fill in once for each student you have in your family.

WH parent survey

By: Trish

Upcoming

  • June 14, Whole school photo (Woodland Park), 9 am
  • June 14, Cabaret (Revue Stage), 6:30 pm
  • June 14, Last day of high school
  • June 21, Last day of elementary school
  • June 24, Whole school leaving picnic (Trout Lake), 3 pm
  • June 25, Grad (Wise Hall), 6 pm

WH Cabaret, June 14

June 14th, Revue Stage
6:30 for concession and social. 7:00 pm for show.

It is really a Showcase so anyone with something they would like to showcase can contact Meghan to see how to fit it in.

Please sign up: Cabaret

All participants need to go to the Revue Stage on June 14th to do a sound check and practice if they are performing live. All films or media must also be tested and displayed during the day to be ready for the evening. Sound check and practice 12-3pm June 14th.Marco and David are setting up sound and lights with the Revue Tech.

Please send  your audio tracks or sound files to David or bring them on the 14th in the afternoon (dgagnon@sd64.org)
Please bring a short introduction of your act to be read by the MC’s Harriet and Brigit. Please have it in large print and easy to read. 

We have many acts already lined up. If you have already signed up at the Thistle or with Meghan please fill in this google document as well. We already have many committed Acts.  And we still have room for a few more!Looking forward to seeing everyone.

By: Meghan

Graduation ceremony and prom event

We are proposing a Graduation Ceremony at the Wise Hall on June 25th, and we are happy to invite all members of our community to join us! There would also be a Prom type dance later in the evening, which will be a student-oriented event. As people may know we will be having a WH Leaving Picnic the day before on June 24th, and that will be a more general goodbye to WH, but this event will focus on seeing the Grads off.

The Graduation Ceremony will start at 6:00, the doors will be opened at 5:30.
There will be tickets available at the door by donation. The suggested donation is $10-$20 but nobody will be turned away. Before the dance starts we will have a potluck type dinner, please see sign-up sheet below if you want to bring something.

The Prom will start later in the evening at 7:30, and it will be a fun opportunity to have an all-ages dance. We ask that kids under 7 be fully accompanied by an adult, as there will be no babysitting provided.

From 9:30 onward (to about 12:00) we are asking that the dance become a high school oriented event and that families and younger kids head out.

Here are the sign-up sheets for Grad and Prom, if you plan to attend please put your name down, as well as the names of people you are bringing. If people are going to both the grad and the dance they must sign up on both sheets.

Sign up for the Graduation Celebration

Sign up for the Prom

Sign up to bring something to the potluck:

By: Brigit S

Two different “Leaving Ceremonies”

Normally, at the end of the year, WH holds a leaving ceremony for any students who are moving on from WH (from the small to the tall). Special attention gets paid to the students who would normally be graduating (or of graduation age). This year, with the impending closure, we have decided to hold two different events.

On Monday, June 24, from 4 to 8 pm, we will have a “Leaving Acknowledgement” event at the Trout lake covered area. During this event, we will acknowledge that EVERYBODY is moving on to new horizons, and we can give all students a chance to “graduate” (i.e. get name called out, get a certificate,etc.). Due to large numbers, this event won’t have speeches for leaving students.

On Tuesday, June 25 at the WISE Hall (tentatively booked), we will have our Graduation Leaving Ceremony. It will go from 5:30 to around 9 or 10 pm. The grad students are hoping to have a dance, as part of this event. In addition, they want people to dress up a little bit, if they wish… in order to add to the atmosphere. In this event, we will acknowledge the students who are officially graduating or moving on from Grade 12 to other paths. Students will have a few words spoken about them, and some students may choose to say a few words about their experiences at WH. There would also be some recognition of staff who were going to retire this year. Many families love this event, as you get to hear tributes to some of your most favourite people… and you get to send them off into the world. Sadly, this event may be the last big WH event, so it will be especially poignant this time around.

By: Kelley

Trip to LEGO exhibit in Surrey

Jason and I will be leading a field trip to the Museum of Surrey (in Cloverdale) on Wednesday, June 19. We will leave Woodland park at 9:30 am and return to Woodland park around 2:30pm. Jason or I will stay at the park till 2:30pm for pick up if we get back from Surrey early.

I will post more details on the Week at a Glance if I have any.

There is grassy space around the museum and an inside sitting area for rain where we can eat snacks and lunch, so pack what you need.

Entry to the Museum is free. Donations are welcome. No specific amount.

LEGO permission form

By: David G

Upcoming

  • June 7, Whole school photo (Woodland Park), 9 am
  • June 10 – 13, Alice Lake family camping trip
  • June 14, Last day of high school
  • June 21, Last day of elementary school
  • June 24, Whole school leaving picnic (Trout Lake), 3 pm
  • June 25, Grad (Wise Hall), 6 pm

Outdoor leadership, update

Update:

A group of families interested in creating an outdoor leadership DL will be meeting on Saturday, June 8 at 1 pm at the Thistle. This program will be aimed at students between grades 3-8 that are interested in nature, science and who are outdoorsy. If you are interested in learning more please come to the meeting or email Jennifer.

By: Jennifer B

Save the date!

Monday June 24 is the Leaving acknowledgement ceremony and picnic at Trout Lake.

Time: 3:30 to 7pm

Leaving and acknowledgement ceremony: 5 to 6 pm

More information to come.

By: Jennifer