From the Principal/Welcome Message
Hello Wildcat Parents,
January and February are survey season and thank you to all those grade seven parents who have filled out and sent your surveys off already. There is still time to fill it out and send them away. We are working very hard at creating a safe, caring, enthusiastic, empathetic, educational experience for your children. If you need any questions answered about our efforts, please make sure you visit our website to find the goings on in this wonderful place.
The new school is coming along. ALL the pilings are in and cut off and the foundation forms are being constructed and getting ready for concrete. Once those are done...we will see the structure start to rise out of the ground. They keep telling me they are on time:)))
Advisory classes continue to be a great blessing here in the Den. With our new HOUSE system up and running now, there is a definite feeling of school spirit and the kids have really embraced Houses. We still honour what makes Westpark such an awesome place to be; Circle of Recognition, our FNMI program, inclusive education, and basic skills. We want these to be the very fabric of our school and our students have done an amazing job mirroring their beliefs.
Our school basketball teams are making huge gains in their skill development and team play. The City Girls and Boys and Senior Girls just played at the Hunting Hills Invitational tournament over the weekend. It was a grueling two days (guaranteed six games) and the kids were exhausted by the end of it all. We continue with regular season games till the end of February and then get ready for playoffs. Go ‘Cats.
Westpark Middle will be having “Pink Shirt Day” on February 28th in conjunction with the Red Cross. As with any day specific to a topic, we hope to emulate positive behaviors and kindness always. “Bullying” (the word, not the behavior) may be overused and misinterpreted, but caring and character are never overrated. Instead of negative/nasty, we’re striving to be as positive and peaceful as possible.
Have a remarkable February...spring is just around the corner.
The Westpark Administration Team