Halifax West High School

April 18th, 2017

The Halifax Dance Marathon is being hosted this year by a committee of HRM students at Alderney Landing on Friday, May 5th from 5pm-9pm. The Dance Marathon is an annual fundraiser for the children's miracle network, and anyone wishing to attend can make their way to the seminar room at lunch for more info and to purchase a $15 ticket. 

Cycle Savers is looking for student leaders interested in the environment and working with children to attend an information session today at 12:30 in room C123.

"The Learning Centre is planning to build the first ever green house in Halifax made from recycled materials. We have collected 200 clear and green 2L pop bottles, but we need 2000 for our project. Please bring your clear or green 2L pop bottles to the learning centre. If each student brought in one bottle, we would have just enough. Thanks for your help!"

The Keshen Goodman Library will be at Halifax West for the first in a series of Book Clubs.  Join us as we share our favorite books, take part in a reading challenge and share a love of reading.  The Keshen Goodman will have books available to check out and there will be some treats. Everyone is welcome and you can bring your lunch.  Join us in the seminar room Friday April 28th and Friday May 26th.  

If you want a photo of your club in the yearbook, please email the photo to hwhsyearbook2017@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 19th.

On Saturday, April 22 from 11:00-2:00 pm, a charity walk in collaboration with the Somali youth society of Halifax is taking place at Halifax West High School in support of famine relief in Somalia.  Walk with Somalia will consist of a 6 km walk starting and ending at the school.  The walk will be followed by a potluck of traditional Somali Food.  Prizes will be given to the top three fundraisers!  Pick up your pledge form from the office today.  Hope to see you all there.

Don't forget this week is earth week so make sure to be extra careful where you are putting your garbage and to clean up after yourself. Keep listening to the announcements for he exciting stuff planned for this earth week!

A reminder that voting for co-prez will be taking place both today and tomorrow in the caf, Only grade 10 and 11 students are able to vote and you must bring with you your student ID and schedule.

Come out and support our girls rugby team as they take on Millwood High at mainland common today at 4:45!

Reminder that there will be a full student gov meeting today at lunch in the seminar room.

Would the following students please go to room C144 today at lunch to present their speeches for the concours d'art oratoire:  Sohiba Muhammad, Aisha Qureshi,  Jessica Duru,  Sherry Eskander  and Anna Gaudet.

For grade 12 students: Valedictorian applications are now available in the main office. If you are interested in being the voice of your graduating class, please drop by to pick up an application.   Applications are due on Apr. 28th.

Boys and girls lacrosse meeting at the beginning of lunch today in room A283. 

There will be a very important track and field meeting and practice today afterschool.  If you are interested in track you need to be there.  Forms will be passed out.