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January, 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Wawanesa School

January 2013 Exam Schedule Wed. Jan.  23

Thurs. Jan.  24

Fri. Jan.  25

Essential 40 Provincial  Exam

PreCalc 40 Provincial  Exam

Biology 30S

(leaving for  Hartney  at  8:00  a.m.)

•last day  of  classes    for  Grades  9-­‐12 •Gr.  11s  will  have  regular  classes  in   PM

Mon. Jan.  28       9:00  a.m. Native  Studies  40S History  30F

Tues. Jan.  29     9:00  a.m. Geography  40S Chemistry  30S

Wed. Jan.  30      9:00  a.m. PreCalc  Math  40 Essential  Math  40S

Thurs. Jan.  31      9:00  a.m. Accounting  30S Global  Issues  40

Essentials Math  20F

Science 20F

Applied Math  30

ELA 20

Math 10F

Science 10F

Geography 20

Trans Math  10F

Fri. Feb.  1       9:00  a.m. Exam  ConFlicts ALL  summative   projects  due

ELA 10 Thurs.  Jan.  31 12:30  p.m. Business/ICT  35S Print  Communications   25G 1. The day before the exam period is a regular school day. Teachers will go over important information about his/her exam at this time. Staying home for extra study time is not a productive use of anyone’s time. 2. At the conclusion of each exam, students have a choice of a independent study at school or returning home to study in order to prepare for the next exam. 3. At the conclusion of each student’s last exam, parents are asked to make transportation arrangements for their own son/daughter. Busses will run on normal schedules. Teachers are available for extra help during the exam period. Students should make their own arrangements with staff to meet at a mutually convenient time. 4. Exams missed because of illness: - All students who have a valid medical reason for missing one or more exams are asked to supply documentation from a doctor; - students who supply medical proof as a reason for absence will be allowed to write make up exams at a later date. The date of the exam is to be determined by the student involved and the subject teacher; - where medical reasons make it impossible to write an exam, the final mark will be derived by the course teacher on the basis of the previous marks in the course. This mark will be discussed with the administration before becoming final, and recorded by the deadline for reporting marks. The exam schedule is also posted on the school website. Students are free to go home in order to prepare for the next day's examination once they have finished writing. Please make arrangements to pick up your son/daughter if they have no exams in the afternoon of that day.

January, 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Message from the Superintendent January, 2013 We would like to extend a warm welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone from Southwest Horizon School Division. It is our hope that you all had a peaceful holiday season and spent time with family and friends. The school year has gone by quickly, and our senior years students are studying hard for their first semester exams. Basketball season is well underway, and schools are beginning to go on their annual ski trips. Many of our teachers are also planning for spring activities such as camping, band or sporting events for their students. We encourage all our students to experience as many school activities as possible to immerse themselves into the culture of their schools. As all parents of graduates know, the K – 12 years go by very quickly, and some of the best memories of school are made during band, sports and field trips. As an educator, I cannot say that I ever had a former student thank me for what I considered a “great” lesson in class, but I had many students express gratitude for taking them camping or to a tournament. Encourage your child to get all that they can out of their school years to make memories that will last a lifetime. The school year is well underway, but please don’t forget to keep in close touch with your child’s teacher(s) throughout the entire school year. While we continually rely on electronic means to communicate, we don’t want to lose that personal contact which is so essential to building positive relationships. We are in the business of learning, and positive relationships are at the heart of everything we do in our schools. Student success is only possible if the school, students and parents are working together as a cohesive team to support your child. Take the time to call your

school if you have any concerns regarding your child’s education or experience. Our schools will welcome your input. Speaking of input, our Board of Trustees is engaged in goal and budget planning for next year. This planning process really begins every November for our Trustees. We welcome all stakeholder input into this process through our divisional website, in media releases and at our annual AGM meetings held in March. Students, staff, Trustees, R.M. and Town Council members and community members at large are invited to attend our AGM to review our budget proposals for the upcoming year and discuss relevant educational issues and trends in our area. This process of stakeholder involvement continues year round in our schools through Parent Councils. These groups give parents a chance to become more involved in the fabric of their child’s school, and we all benefit from more involvement in the education of our children. Parent Councils may be offering thoughts and opinions on school planning and budgeting, assisting with various school events to enrich the lives of the students, assisting with fundraising and goal setting and being an integral part of the school community. If your school has a Parent Council, please feel free to become involved at any time of the year. If your school does not have an active Parent Council, feel free to contact your school principal to get more information on establishing a Parent Council in your child’s school. Again, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome all students, staff and parents back in the New Year, and we look forward to continuing to work together to enrich the educational experience of our students.

Brad Kyle Superintendent

Southwest Horizon School Division

January, 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Sean Quigley and his World Vision Mission If you attended the Wawanesa School Elementary Christmas Concert then you have an idea who Sean Quigley is and you also know that the Grade 3 class performed his version of “The Little Drummer Boy”. If you are unfamiliar with this young man and his efforts please google him and check out his song “Our Generation”. He is truly an inspiration. We sent Sean a message before the concert and asked him to attend. He was busy recording an album but did send a youtube message for our students. He genuinely thanked us for caring and for recognizing his efforts and for using his song as a tool for helping others. He is such a humble young man! Via email Sean told us, “WOW. I am rejoicing right now! Your students get it, it's amazing. This makes me so happy. I would love to come and personally thank them for having such big hearts! This is only the beginning, ‘We are the Generation!’" We were featured in the Winnipeg Free Press in late December. “A class of Grade 3 students in Wawanesa, about 50 kilometres southeast of Brandon, were also inspired after they saw Quigley's latest video on YouTube. The students used homemade drums to play The Little Drummer Boy at their Christmas concert and raised $250 for World Vision.” We are hoping that Sean will come and visit our students in the near future to share his special message. We are so proud to be part of such a great cause and thank you so much for your support. A cheque for $255.65 was sent to World Vision, on your behalf. Lisa Thomson

Drums Alive Family Fun Night Come drum with us! This is a completely free night and we provide all the equipment! Bring the family for a fun night of DRUMS ALIVE which combines the musicality of drumming with family fitness. We use exercise balls as our drums. Great music, great fun, and fitness too! January 29th from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. All ages welcome! Location: Wawanesa School Gym

High School Hockey Game Killarney-Wawanesa Raiders vs Neepawa Tigers Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:00 p.m. Wawanesa Arena This is our only scheduled home game so let’s show our support to Kyle Moore, Vincent Herrmann and Graeme Hore.

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Career and Technology Students at Work

Alexandra Dolomont Shilo Fire Hall - Outfitted in her gear!

Donovan Hamilton Wawanesa Recreation Centre working with the Zamboni

Ryan Harding Turner Autobody, Carroll taking a glue strip off a truck We appreciate our work sites!

Traffic Flow at the School I’d like to thank parents and community members for adapting to using the new bus lane. Safety is our priority and we will continue to monitor traffic ! flow. Mr. Hauser

“No Time For That” Anti-Bullying Tour Wawanesa School is pleased to welcome Rachel Ashley, a guest speaker on Thursday, February 7 at 10:45 a.m. Rachel writes: ‘I'm 17 years old, and I am in grade 12. Since the beginning of November 2012, I've been going around to several schools across Manitoba with my "No Time for That" anti-bullying tour using my stories, experiences, music, and overall message which is to focus on the positive and what makes you happy, and to not let people or things bring you down. My goal is to help and inspire as many people as possible. I feel that it is EXTREMELY important for students to realize how serious bullying is and how important it is to prevent and stop it.’ Her Objective: Through stories, experiences, and music she hopes to inspire and help children in schools across Canada, who are either victims of bullying or who are the bullies themselves. Rachel wants to be the inspiration that she never had growing up, and wants them to know that they need to talk to someone if they are going through hard times until they get help. Sometimes things get worse before they get better, but it will get better. She wants to make sure that they know they need to focus on what's important and what makes them happy, and not let people or things bring them down.

Mrs. Borton

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Basketball News Grade 7-8 Girls The Grade 7/8 Girls’ Basketball season is off to a great start! The girls had their first game January 14th in Souris, at which the Warriors came out with a 62-20 victory! Home games for the girls are as follows: January 21st vs Killarney January 30th vs Souris February 11th vs Boissevain February 25th vs Boissevain The team consists of Angeline Badiou, Mackenzie Coleman, Ashton Cullen, Ali Hore, Tanea Jones, Shasta Kalmakoff, Jordan Mason and Kayla Wilton Come out and cheer on the girls! Manager Miss Morrison Coach Miss Megan McBain JV Boys The JV Boys’ Basketball team is looking forward to their two tournaments and the exhibition games they will be playing this year. We won’t be playing in regular league games but will be looking forward to playing many teams in our tournaments. Please come out and support our boys this season at home on February 7th when we host the JV Boys’ Killarney Raiders team. Our team consists of Josh Diaz, Donovan Hamilton, Graeme Hore, Hayden Kaastra, Troy MacMillan, Murray McBain, Cole Miller, Kody Reid, Brody Shirtliff, Marcus Trowbridge, Caleb Vidler and Taylor Wilton. Manager: Mitch Herrmann Coach: Mr. Mark Lawrence JV Girls   The JV Girls’ Basketball Team has come out of the gate running with a big win over the Boissevain Broncos last Thursday. The girls have busy season ahead of them with games in Boissevain, Killarney, Souris and some possible games in Brandon. We are also going to a tournament in McGregor on February 1 and 2. The girls are hosting the Souris Sabres on Thursday January 17th after school and January 24 vs Virden so come on out and show your Warrior pride. Team members include Chelsea Boisvert, Brett Cline, Jacquie Dolomont, Sydney Duck, Keanna Hickey, Tylyn Riddle, Reese Rutherford, Larissa Coelho and Nathalie Vidler. Manager: Miss Amy Morrison Assistant Coach: Mr. Mark Lawrence Coach: Mrs. Lilian Trowbridge

MY Ski  Trip On Tuesday, March 5th, the Grades 5 – 7 students will have the opportunity to go downhill skiing at Ski Valley in Minnedosa. We will be leaving the school at 7:30 a.m. and returning between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The cost will be approximately $35 per student which includes bus, ski rental, lift pass, helmet & lesson. More information will be sent home closer to the date of the


Who: Grade 8-12 Students Where: Asessippi (Russell, MB) When:Wed. February 27, 2013 Mark your calendar! More information to follow.

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Library News Battle of the Books continues with some eager readers. During January and February, we will have reading sessions during lunch breaks in the library. We will read and discuss the books at this time. The Battle takes place on March 19th at Melita School. New books in the Library: K-3 Fiction Llama Llama Time To Share: Anna Dewdney Cowboys Can Be Kind: Timothy Knapman The Pirate Who Said Please: Timothy Knapman The Friendliest Ballerina: Timothy Knapman The Three Bully Goats: Leslie Kimmelman Dino-Football: Lisa wheeler The Three Little Gators: Helen Ketteman Substitute Groundhog: Pat Miller Bat’s Big Game: Margaret MacDonald The Pigeon Wants a Puppy: Mo Willems Bunny Loves to Read: Peter Bently The Very Hungry Bear: Nick Bland Bear Says Thanks: Karma Wilson Bear’s Loose Tooth: Karma Wilson Deliaís Dull Day: Andy Myer K-3 Non-Fiction Amazing Animals: Bison Amazing Animals: Rhinoceroses Watch Me Draw: Favorite Pets Watch Me Draw: Dora’s Favorite Adventures Watch Me Draw: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Grades 4-6 Fiction Lost in the Snow: Ben M. Baglio Grades 4-7 Non-Fiction Garbage Delight Another Helping: Dennis Lee Complete Hockey Records: Dan Diamond The Handy Science Answer Book The History of Art: Claudio Merlo

Beautiful, Bountiful Books! Mrs. Kaastra and her Grade One class welcomed a very special guest on January 17th. Les Scott is the Senior Advisor, Community Relations for Enbridge Pipelines Inc. He came to deliver a cheque for $5000 (yes, that's three 0's!) which will be used for purchasing new book resources for our Early Years' classrooms! In conjunction with generous financial support from Wawanesa School, Kindergarten to Grade Two will be the very fortunate recipients of over 800 new book titles. This refurbishment and replacement of well-worn and well-used books greatly supports our youngest readers, providing them with many quality opportunities to expand and elevate their literacy experiences at our school. What any amazing gift! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Keep your eyes peeled for our "Beautiful, Bountiful B o o k s " celebration in March where we will properly thank our supporters for this amazing gift. Lions Love Literacy The Grade One class has been very fortunate to be hosting several members of the Wawanesa Lions’ Club, who have been sharing their love of literacy with us. Lion Margaret Martin, Lion Beth Smale, and even Lion Don Martin have been visiting us each week, sharing favorite books, expanding our experience base and background knowledge, and reading with individual students to help expand their reading abilities. Many thanks for your contribution to our classroom. Mrs. Kaastra

Mrs. West-Burnham

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Curling Grades 4 to 7 students started weekly curling before Christmas, honing their skills and having a few pick up games. During the break, three teams took part in a bonspiel in Baldur. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would like to make up teams and have a mini league, with teams playing one game a week on Mondays. Any students from Grades 4 and up are encouraged to get their name in to Mrs. Boake or Mrs. Cullen so we can start as soon as possible. “Rocks and Rings� returned to our school on January 17th. It was lots of fun last year so we are looking forward to it again this year.

Baldur 2013 Grade 7-8 Bonspiel Champs Dawson Cullen and his rink of Avery Cullen, Ryley Gullett, Kain Shearer

Baldur 2013 High School 2nd Event Bonspiel Champs Lucas Badiou, Donovan Hamilton, Mitchell Herrmann and Taylor Wilton Photo Credit: Glenboro Gazette

Mrs. Boake

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

Reminder of the Storm Policy 2012-2013 If weather is not considered extreme enough to warrant the closure of the school, a bus driver may still need to cancel his or her route if a combination of weather and/or road conditions exist that make bus operation unsafe. Bus Driver Responsibilities: • •

If a bus driver cancels their route, they shall: Contact all the parents on the route to inform them of their decision not to drive. Notify the principal and operations department of their decision.

The final decision to let a student ride the bus is the responsibility of the parent. If a bus does not run in the morning then it will not run in the afternoon. Therefore, any parent who elects to drive their child to school must arrange transportation for the afternoon. The only exception will be a morning cancelation due to fog, in which case the bus will run in the afternoon, if the fog has cleared. Schools must have an emergency billet plan designed to accommodate students who are unable to be transported home at the end of the school day. If inclement weather develops during the school day students will be billeted and bus service will be cancelled for that particular day. The decision will be made before 2:00 p.m. Otherwise bus service will continue that afternoon. Extra/Co-Curricular Trips If all busses are cancelled then: • Extra/co-curricular trips scheduled during the day will be •

cancelled. After hours high school extra-curricular trips may still be considered, if by 2:00 p.m. the Principal in collaboration with the Operations Supervisor deem travel.

If weather conditions deteriorate during the day extra/co-curricular trips may be cancelled at any time. If weather deteriorates while in transit, the decision to continue the trip belongs to the driver. Parental contact procedures should be exercised at that time in accordance with policy IAA.

Canteen Closure We are still looking for someone to take over the canteen services at the school. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hauser at 483-6286 A reminder to send cutlery with your child(ren). We do not have a supply of plastic cutlery. Lock Down Drill Constable Greigson from the Bluehills RCMP Detachment came to our school yesterday to practice a lock-down with staff and students. It was helpful to have RCMP input in planning for such an emergency. As well, we had ProDog K-9 Services from Grand Forks come to the school. The handler and his dog conducted a search of the school and parking lot looking for illegal substances. Thank you to staff and students for your cooperation. Calendar of Events January 23 Essential Math 40S Provincial Standards Test January 24 PreCalc Math 40S Provincial Standards Test January 24 Immunization Boosters January 25 Pizza Day January 26 High School Hockey game in Wawanesa - 6:00 p.m. vs Neepawa Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 Exam Week January 29 Drums Alive Family Fun Night 6:00 - 7:00 p .m.

February 5

Blood Donor Clinic in the gym (posters around town)

February 18 February 20 February 26 February 27 March 5

Louis Riel Day; No Classes Gr. 7-8 Girls’ Basketball Zones in Boissevain P.D. Day; No Classes (yes, it’s a Tuesday) Gr. 8-12 Ski Trip Gr. 5-7 Ski Trip

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

January 18, 2013

Phone: 483-6298 or 1-866-422-5118

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