Atomic Structure Test (Middle East trippers): Thurs., March 19

See independent study unit information for details.

February 27th, 2015|Grade 12, Grade 12 Chemistry|

Kinetics Test: Tuesday, March 17

Topics include:

Unit 3 outline

February 27th, 2015|Grade 12, Grade 12 Chemistry|

CST Presentations Quiz (8A Mar 5) (8B Mar 4)

Students will write a quiz on the information presented about life in Jesus’ time. They have notes from the presentations. We are reviewing and writing sample questions in class.

Presentations were excellent!

February 26th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 Christian Studies|

Current Events #2 – March 2

February 25th, 2015|Grade 9, Grade 9 Social Studies|

Biology (H.R.) Test: Friday, March 13

Respiratory Unit Test:  Friday, March 13

Topics include: (Chapter 15 in text)

15.1 The Respiratory System

15.2  Mechanism of Breathing

15.3 Gas Exchanges in the Body

15.4  Disorders of the Respiratory System (focus on asthma)

February 25th, 2015|Grade 11, Grade 11 Biology|

Unit 1 Test – March 6

Unit 1 Review – Unit 1 r

February 25th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|

Math Journal Response March 3

Journal Response Questions (please write on board)


I am about my midterm because… (about 3 line response)


I spent ___ hourse studying by because… (2 lines)


I think I would have done better if … (3 lines)


I am proud of… (2 lines)


I am going to work on … (2 lines)


My loving, caring guardian thinks … (2 lines followed by parent signature)

February 24th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 Math|

SCI20F – Science Test #1

Unit #1 – Friday, February 27

February 24th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Science|

Development Coordinator

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate invites applications for the part-time position of Development Coordinator.

The Development Coordinator provides assistance and support to the implementation of the school’s fundraising plan and in particular the current capital campaign strategy. Working closely with staff and committees, the Development Coordinator responsibilities will include: maintaining detailed donor records, updating and generating communications and promotional materials, organizing events, coaching and supervising campaign volunteers, and facilitating the launch of a general public campaign.

The ideal candidate would have fund-raising and special event planning experience, marketing and computer skills, and familiarity with social media in a marketing context. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal/written skills are an asset.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package. Salary is dependent on experience.

Interested applicants should direct their resumes (including 3 references) by March 9, 2015 to:
Bob Hummelt, Principal
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
86 West Gate
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2E1
or click here to email
or Fax: (204) 786-1651
Employment is conditional upon satisfactory results […]

February 24th, 2015|Jobs|

Senior Alternative Education Week

Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26, 2015

February 24th, 2015|Permission Slips|

Magnetic and Electric Fields Worksheets

10 – Forces and Magnetic Fields Questions

11 – Circular Motion of a Charged Particle Moving in a Magnetic Field Questions

February 23rd, 2015|Grade 12 Physics|

Teaching Position – Term starting April 1, 2015

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate invites applications for a term teaching position commencing April 1, continuing until the end of the term. Proficiency in senior high Chemistry, Biology and Essentials Math is required. Please send cover letter and resume by March 10, 2015 to:
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
86 West Gate,
Winnipeg, MB    R3C 2E1
Attention: Principal or
by email

February 23rd, 2015|Jobs|

Newcomers In A Strange Land

Winnipeg Free Press Article

February 23rd, 2015|Grade 8 Language Arts|

CST Unit 1 Test Friday, Feb 27

Our Morality and Decision-Making Test is coming up. Here’s the outline:

Unit 1: Morality and Decision-Making – Unit Outline 2015

1) Decision-Making – what effect do emotions have on or decision-making? Refer to your notes. It seems we are more often swayed by emotion rather than logic. What are the pros and cons of emotional decision-making, as stated in your notes? The article, “Is Morality Natural?”, also suggests that emotions play a part in our actions and decision-making. What does that research indicate?
2) But what about logic? Does the DECIDE model help you make decisions? (know what the letters stand for and how to use this model)
3) Brené Brown speaks about the Power of Vulnerability in her TED talk. What is the significance of this in our lives?
4) Thinking Ethically – this article was summarized in our notes. We begin by informing ourselves (learning facts) and then appealing to our values […]

February 23rd, 2015|Grade 11, Grade 11 Christian Studies|

Comic Creator

Comic Creator

We’ll be playing with this tool in class. Familiarize yourself with the program.

February 23rd, 2015|Grade 8 Language Arts|

War Brothers

War Brothers

Interview with the authors

War Brothers Book Trailer

Montreal-born Sharon McKay’s novel, War Brothers, winner of a 2009 Arthur Ellis award, has successfully been adapted into graphic novel form. Daniel Lafrance’s striking artwork vividly brings the reader face to face with the children who are forced to participate in a brutal war they know little about. Lafrance switches from white to black borders between panels, as well as from a realistic style prior to the children’s capture, to a more stylized, ominous one during the boys’ captivity and escape.

Sharon McKay is a bestselling, award-winning author. Her books include Enemy Territory and Thunder Over Kandahar. She divides her time between Charlottetown, PE, and Toronto, ON. McKay spent time with child soldiers and based this story on real-life accounts.

Daniel Lafrance is a storyboard and graphic novel artist and has worked as an artist in the film industry for many years. He lives […]

February 23rd, 2015|Grade 8 Language Arts|

Skills 8 – Newspaper Assignment 4 & 5

NEWSPAPER ASSIGNMENTQuestions 4 & 5 – Features Section (Entertainment Review & Travel Blurb) will be due:

Skills 8-2 – Mon. Mar. 16
Skills 8-1 – Fri. Mar. 20

February 20th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 Life Skills|

Skills 8 – Newspaper Assignment 2 & 3

NEWSPAPER ASSIGNMENTQuestion 2 & 3 (Editorial Section)
will be due:

Skills 8-2 – Mon. Mar. 2
Skills 8-1 – Wed. Mar. 4

February 20th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 Life Skills|

Biomes Reflection – Feb. 23

1. Compare/contrast the following biomes (choose three different criteria and find at least one similarity)

oBoreal  Forest and Tropical Forest

oTundra and Savannah

2. List three ways in which the differences between biomes could affect human life (in general). What elements of human geography are affected from biome to biome?

3. Which biomes do you think are the most/least populated? (List two for each) List three factors that might influence the relationship between population clusters and biomes

4. Look at the map of biomes and population clusters. What connections do you see between biomes and population? List 3-4 ideas.

February 20th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|

Mon. Feb. 23 – WFP Article for English 20F

Students are asked to bring a cut out or printed copy of a news article from either Saturday’s or Monday’s Winnipeg Free Press. The article should be one that sparks a feeling/opinion from the student, because the content interests them.

The WFP is available online at

February 20th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Language Arts|

Unit Tests

“Ready are you? What know you of ready?”

Unit 1 Test – Islam: Wednesday, March 4

Unit 2 Test – Hinduism: Thursday, March 19

February 19th, 2015|Grade 10, Grade 10 Christian Studies|

Ski Trip 2015

February 19th, 2015|Media, Video|

June 2015 Senior Alternative Education Week Options

Click here for link to Permission Click.
Marsh and Mountain Trans Canada Trail Cycling Trip 2015
Initiated in 1992 as a project to celebrate Canada’s 125th year, the Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails. Once fully connected, it will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometers from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, through every province and territory, linking Canadians in nearly 1,000 communities. The Trans Canada Trail is made up of nearly 500 individual trails, each with unique and varied features. To date, nearly 17,000 kilometers of the Trail are operational which is 75 percent of the proposed route.

This spring the Westgate Marsh and Mountain Club is planning on exploring Manitoba’s western portion of the Trans Canada Trail both on foot and by bicycle. Starting on foot in Asessippi Provincial Park, we will make our way to Inglis, Manitoba and then continue […]

February 19th, 2015|News|

French Test – Feb 20

Students will be asked to perform a variety of oral, written, and reading tasks.

They should review:

– All verb tenses that we’ve covered (present, passe compose, futur proche)

– Adjectives

– Negation

– Vocabulary (See handout packet)


February 17th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 French (Regular)|

Gr 9 science electricity test Mon Feb 23

Grade 9 electricity test

Terms page 295  except   Induction, electrostatic precipitator.

Section 9.1 pages 296-300

Section 9.2 pages 301-306

Section 9.3  pages 307-312

Section 9.4  pages 313-318

Chapter at a glance, Review  pages 319-321

Photocopy package with explanations and diagrams.

Please be sure you can explain what is happening step by step for the activities we did in class, and the ones explained in the text.

February 16th, 2015|Grade 9, Grade 9 Science|

Mid-year Review & Reading – Due Feb. 20

Enjoy your lovely long weekend by reading German! Read story G-3-3 out loud if you haven’t already and have a parent or friend sign it. Then read G-3-2 out loud as well.

G-3-3 BG

G-3-2 Rotkaeppchen

Your other task for the week is to look over this GIANT review of vocabulary, and the much shorter review of questions. If you know them all, then you’re done! If you’re getting confused, it’s time to a binder check for all your vocabulary notes.

GER008 Semester 1 Vocab

February 12th, 2015|Grade 8, Grade 8 German|

Background Research & Thesis – Due Feb 20

Our major research assignments are on their way! Please conduct the background research required to try to answer your question. You will be required to show your work to the substitute teacher on February 20th. Full rubric attached (this is step 2 of 4).  HIS Essay Steps 1-4

Next due dates: find five good sources by March 4th and complete specific research by March 25th (or March 18th if you’re heading to the Middle East).


February 12th, 2015|Grade 11, Grade 11 History|

Academic Controversy

Our class will be using the article below to practice the idea of Academic controversy. Students will have some class time to prepare and present their arguments and reach the agreement at the end. Details are in their class handouts. Each group will need to hand in a written report. That due date is TBA.

Rigor and Responsibility

February 11th, 2015|Grade 11, Grade 11 Christian Studies|

German Novel Reading for Feb. 20th

Bitte Kapitel 3 in “Die Welle” lesen fuer unsere naechste Klasse am 20. Februar.

February 11th, 2015|Grade 12, Grade 12 German|

Watch a German TV Program for Feb. 20th

Assignment:  Choose a German TV Program to watch from the following links. Be prepared to tell us something about the program and why we should watch it.


for ZDF Channel:


for other ARD Channel including Tatort (popular crime/mystery series)


for download

February 11th, 2015|Grade 12, Grade 12 German|