Monday 22 April 2013

FLOTA Photos

Just got these today and thought I would share them with you... apparently, not only do we sound good, we look good.

Sunday 21 April 2013

We Day Champions

What a night!  After some fairly intense planning the grade 12 concert band was awarded their night at the school for winning the We Day challenge.  Thirty Three brave souls along with Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Weddall managed to stay awake from 9:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wide awake at 9:30 p.m.

Brilliant Cake made by Michaela

The night started with some impromptu interpretive dance in on the stage and then into our eating contest.

Participants were paired randomly and then were tasked with eating one pudding cup and a doughnut as fast as possible. The twist was that the "eaters" could not use their own hands, they had to use their partners.  The partners could not see the "eater" and had to guess where their mouth was.   I think I will let the photos tell the rest of that story.

From there we watched some movies, and made some pop corn.

After a rousing game of sardines that had people running through the school in the dark trying to find the mystery ghost hiding in the girls washroom.... sorta like looking for Moaning Myrtle.... without the moaning.

What was left.... breakfast.  We made each-other Pancakes.

In the end we all had some laughs and after a little bit of tiding up we were ready to crawl back into our beds.

Here we are all tuckered out after a night of giggling and silliness.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Danger, Danger!

As always, I give you the largest amount of time to complete your assignments.  Please understand that my marks are due into the office on Friday the 19th.  Self assessment #3 and sectional cut off are on Thursday the 18th at 4:00.  If your assignment is not submitted by this time, it will not appear on this up-coming report card..... if you are in Gr. 12, that could have a drastic effect on your transcript for university.  As per usual, the school late policy applies to these assignments.

If you have any questions, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday 16 April 2013


Congratulations to everyone involved in The Love of the Arts last night.

There were many positive comments and accolades.  It was a great night to break a stick, drop a mute and to run around from performance to performance.  I am very proud of both the Gr.9 Concert Band and the Sr. Jazz.  Well done!

Just a reminder that we are approaching mark cut off for the third term this Thursday.  Everyone should have their 4 sectionals completed and their self-assessment #3 handed in by 3:30.

Monday 8 April 2013

For the Love of the Arts

For the Love of the Arts or as we like to call it.... F.L.O.T.A.  is coming up quickly and there have been a few questions, so let's get everyone up to speed.

Westwood Collegiate "For the Love of the Arts" Arts Showcase, hosted by the Westwood Collegiate Arts Advisory Group parents, will be taking place on Monday, April 15th in the school gymnasium.

The Visual Arts and Graphic Tech art display in the front foyer will be open to the public at 5:30 with the live performances from Choral, Dance, Drama, and Band will be starting at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium. The tickets are $12.00 and they are on sale in the library from 8:00 am-4:00 pm each day. The performance is rush seating with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served throughout the performance.

All are welcome to attend cheques are made payable to Westwood Collegiate.

"Band-wise" - this involves the Gr. 9 Concert Band and Sr. Jazz.  This, as all of our live performances, is considered to be an exam and all students involved are required to attend.  

Gr. 9 Concert Band performs 4th and 12th in Part one of the program and Sr. Jazz performs 24th and 29th - Near the end.  Students are permitted to leave after their performances are finished. If students wish to stay, they are welcome to sit in the upper-deck for free or if they wish to sit in the audience, they will need to buy a ticket.

Gr. 9 concert band should be in the band room no later than 6:30 and will be going on stage at 7:00.  Gr. 9's are welcome to leave once their performance is done - sometime around 8:00.  Sr. Jazz is to meet in the band room no later than 8:00 and will run through a quick warm-up and be ready to go on at 8:15ish.

We will set up at 7:00a.m. on Monday morning  (April 15th) with the Gr. 9's.  We will rehearse at 7:30ish.  Sr. Jazz will rehearse at 8:30 - 9:00.  Sr. Jazz will take care of the tear down once the night is over.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.

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